Book Haul | #1

Hello, all!  I was out and about Christmas shopping (better sooner than later!!) with my mum and we stopped in at Chapters. Which was probably a bad thing for my wallet, whoops! Haha. But I still had some birthday money, so I decided to get some Young Adult books that were on sale*. I had a little moment of not knowing which books to get because there are so many books on sale there.. It’s like Chapters didn’t know what to do with all these extra books. I thought I’d buy a few, and if I didn’t like them, no harm done.

* All books bought were around $6 each.


Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
My Review

I read this a while back, but reviewed it recently, and I’m actually really glad that I got this book! I said to myself once I finished reading it that I should’ve bought Nearly Gone and now that I do have it… I can re-read this baby, in all of its GLORY!! Nearly Gone does well as a stand alone, but there is a sequel to this novel.

When We Wake by Karen Healey

When We Wake is a book based on a girl who – I believe – could be your best friend, or could even be about someone like you. Tegan is doing as any other girl might be doing. She’s falling in love for the first time, she’s happiest when playing her guitar. And she’s joining her friends in protests.

‘But on what should have been the best day of Tegan’s life, she dies–and wakes up a hundred years later, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.’

I haven’t read When We Wake; yet(!), but I’m pretty excited to read and see what this futuristic dystopian novel will show me. And I mean, this book really does have the premise of today’s day and age. So this book should be interesting, and I am excited to read what happens! What made me decide on whether or not I should get this book was the italicized part I quoted from the synopsis. I mean, doesn’t that interest you!? – A sucky thing though is that When We Wake is not a stand alone. There’s a second book, and I have no idea if there’s going to be a third book coming around.

Killer Instinct by S. E. Green

What drew me into this book was not only the cover (seriously click the link, its so pretty and I will never be able to do it the justice it deserves) but the title. I mean, Killer Instinct?? Killer Instinct to do what?! And when I read the synopsis, I was like, ‘Woah, I need to read this.’ So I bought it, and brought it home with me.

You need to read the synopsis ASAP! I won’t even try to sum the synopsis up, because I just know that I won’t be able to give the book justice. Whoops, accidental pun.

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry

I was really drawn in by the cover, not only because of the cover art, but because the cover has two textures to it. Anyway – this book is about these two girls who are best friends, who disappeared from their small town. And in the story, about two years ago, only Judith returned. She’s been permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family.

‘Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to the boy who’s owned her heart as long as she can remember–even if he doesn’t know it–her childhood friend, Lucas.

But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever.’ 

I don’t know where this book will take me, but I hope that maybe, this book will give me the shock of my life. I hope that this book isn’t predictable. *sigh* Isn’t that the dream?

That’s all for now! Have you bought anything recently? I know a lot of new books are out every week.. And I didn’t even include the books I got for free on Kobo! There are simply too many.

Thanks for reading! Until next time,


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