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January Book Haul

Okay,so this one goes against my New Years Resolution… but technically I did buy them in December, so it doesn’t count. This was my first Book People haul, and it was easy to turn it into that. The prices at the minute are really low, so I would grab yourself a bargain while you can.

The box arrived almost five minutes after I got in from work today, and just look at it!WP_20150107_002


I mean HOW EXCITING! I managed to buy 17 books at a total of £27 something, I’ve split them into groups so its easier to explain.

The Dexter Series by Jeff Lindsay

WP_20150107_006I’m very much obsessed with the TV Show of Dexter, so when I saw for the first three books for £4.99 I couldn’t resist getting it.  I love thrillers and the idea of Dexter is just amazing, so I can’t wait to start these.

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened — of himself or some other fiend.

Meg Rosoff Series

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How I Live Now – I have read this one before, but it was quite a while ago. I saw the film recently and I thought I should read it again.

Just In Case – Again I’ve read this one before, and I think I enjoyed it but I can’t quite remember it. I’m looking forward to revisiting this story.

What I Was  – I had not heard of this one before, but after reading the blurb I’m very intrigued.

The Bride’s Farewell – Not read this one either, but the story looks really interesting. I will let you know what I think.

The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfield

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I have heard lots of things about these books! My friend has done nothing but recommend them for years. I’ve already read Uglies and I can’t wait to finish the story of Tally.

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license – for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. She’d rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all.

The choice Tally makes changes her world forever…

The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

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Again I have heard lots of things about this trilogy. My best friend has read the first one, I think, and loved it and reccommended it to me. It does sound right up my street, so I look forward to starting this series.

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade – a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there – or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything – even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.

The Numbers Trilogy by Rachel Ward

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I had never heard of this series until I saw it on the website. I read the description and instantly fell in love with the story. I can’t wait to start this series. I’ve been waiting for a new one (as you can probably tell) since Harry Potter.

Since the day her mother died, Jem has known about the numbers. When she looks in someone’s eyes, she can see the date they will die. Knowing that nothing lasts forever, she shuts out relationships – until another outsider, Spider, manages to penetrate her spiky shell. Suddenly Jem’s world seems brighter. But on a trip to London, she foresees a chain of events that will explode their lives forever. In the queue for the London Eye, everyone has the same number in their eyes. Right here, right now, their numbers are up. Something terrible is going to happen…

So there we are, the books that I ordered from the Book People, I think you ought to go and have a look and grab yourself a bargain before they’re all gone.

I will let you know what I think of the books when I get round to reading them, though it might not be for a while as I have quite a lot of books to read already!

See you next week

Happy Reading

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9 thoughts on “January Book Haul

  1. Looks like a great parcel to receive. The uglies series is great. Hope you enjoy it. Looking at this list you should try Every Day by David Levithian…. super book.

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