Library Books | Book Haul #5

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So this post is a little different due to the fact that I didn’t buy just any type of books.. I bought books that were withdrawn from my library. I managed to get 14 books for $3.50 CAD. …That’s insane!!! I just calculated how much all of these books would cost if I bought them in their normal prices, and all of these books, before taxes, would be $274.34 CAD. I mean, what a freaking steal!!

Lets get on with what books I got, I don’t want to keep you waiting forever, haha.
So the first book I saw in the carts – yes, there were carts – was the fifth book in the Lux series, which is Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’ve already read this book, and if you follow me on my tumblr, then you would know how much I love this series. You’d also know that I was looking into buying the Lux series so I could have my own copies. Buying Opposition for the price I got it as, was a freaking steal. I practically got it for free. This is crazy!! I actually hate the beginning of this book, for obvious reasons!! Like, I wanted to rip my hair out. Did anyone else feel the same way? Grr. Here’s my review of Opposition, and here is the first book, Obsidian on GoodReads.

The second book I managed to get was Save Me by Jenny Elliott. I have read this book already, but my sister didn’t get a chance to read it when I borrowed it from the library. So I bought this one for myself, so whenever – if ever – she wants to read it, she can! And she can take as long as she wants with it. A great thing about this book is that Save Me is actually a stand alone! If you don’t want to start a series, stand alones’ are always a great choice! Here you can find my review for Save Me.

The third book I managed to get was The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson. I was nervous that The Summer Prince would be a second book in a series. And after checking on GoodReads, it turns out that The Summer Prince is a stand alone! How awesome is that! And also, the cover for this book is freaking gorgeous!!

The fourth book I got was Meet Me At The River by Nina de Gramont. I got the vibe that this book is a mystery novel. But after reading the synopsis, there’s actually no mystery to this novel. There’s a touch of Paranormal in this Young Adult novel, but what makes me wary about this book is the fact that the main character got into a relationship with her step-brother. Which is honestly very off-putting, for obvious reasons. Still though, I’ll give this book a chance.

The fifth book I got was completely a surprise and probably a touch of fate, haha. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall is the fifth book I got. I only got it because there was this test thing on Valentines Day where you chose a picture and then that picture would flip around to reveal a book that they recommend to you. One of the ones they recommended was The Conspiracy of Us, and I just knew I had to have it!

One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington is the sixth book I bought, just for the sake of having a physical copy of Shirvington’s books. I remember reading her name before; I could’ve actually read a few of her books, but at the moment I can’t remember, haha. I don’t know why I actually bought it, other than the fact that I saw Jessica’s name on the cover and I had to have it. – I’m actually really excited about reading this book though.

The seventh book I bought was a book by Ann Brashares called Sisterhood Everlasting. I have no idea what it’s about other then the claims of “this book is fantastic.” I’m getting the feel that this is an Adult Fiction novel, but thats okay. I’ve actually read one of her books before, and didn’t like it very much. So I’m hoping with Sisterhood Everlasting will change that. Okay. I just searched this book up, and it turns out its the fifth book in the Sisterhood series, and I haven’t ever read this books before so I’m just going to donate the book, or do some crafts with the pages. Re-use, people!

The eighth book I bought is one I had borrowed from the library previously, but never got around to reading. Even though the synopsis is very intriguing. Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike has been on my mind for a while, so when I saw this book in the pile, I picked it up so quickly it was like Life After Theft was never there in the first place. Nothin’ says “good book” like a dead girl who’s also a klepto!

The ninth book I got is actually a book that I’ve never heard of. Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson, is intriguing indeed. I had no idea what this book was about before picking it up. After reading the synopsis though, it turns out that this book is about sinister being who came through Savannah, Georgia it the form of a hurricane. The hurricane that passed through was very destructing, as hurricanes are. This hurricane though killed Dovey’s bestfriend. After learning of this, Dovey is in a mdeical haze and is numb to everything around her- until that is, Dovey starts seeing Carly at their favourite cafe.

The Wicked Within by Kelly Keaton is the tenth book I bought, but the third book in the Gods & Monsters saga. I should’ve left this book behind, haha. All well! I’ve been wanting to read Darkness Becomes Her for a while now, so maybe this will be incentive to get around to finally reading it. I just couldn’t resist that pretty cover!

Defiance by C.J. Redwine is the eleventh book I bought. Defiance is a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. I just kept on forgetting about it! Then I was reminded of it, then I would forget again. This was a cycle that happened for a few years. Whoops! Defiance is the first book in the Defiance trilogy, and the main thing that I know about Defiance is that the story is a postapocalyptic novel. I’m keeping my knowledge about the book at that, because I don’t want to guess something and have it to be true..

The twelfth book I got was Drowned by Nichola Reilly, and holly crap, the cover is so simple, but it’s so beautiful. I know by quickly scanning the GoodReads page, that Drowned is a Dystopian novel. I don’t know what to expect, but I hope it’ll be good! All the books with simple; yet beautiful, book covers have some of the best stories in my opinion.

Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule is the thirteenth book I got. I’ve taken this book out of the libraries multiple times without even reading it! So now I can return the copy I have of this book to my local library, and keep the one I bought! I don’t have to worry about returning this book, nor do I have to worry about late fees now! I don’t know when I’ll get around to reading Strange Sweet Song, but I really am looking forward to reading this book. I’m kind of expecting a Beauty and the Beast type tale, since this story takes place in a musical school. Other than that though, I don’t know what to think of this book.

Okay, we’re onto the last book I bought! This book is called Safekeeping by Karen Hesse. And it’s a stand alone! How great is that! Okay, so what I can tell about Safekeeping is that its a Young Adult Dystopian, and that the American Government was overtaken. A lot of things went to shit, and now that the main character is back in the country, she has to find her own way home because everything she has is useless. An interesting thing though, is that on the cover it says that the author took their own pictures. I’m so tempted to just flip through the book and look at all the pictures, but I don’t want to spoil it for myself..

That’s all the books I bought from my library. I honestly can’t believe that I got these books for that cheap! A little note though: there are two libraries I go to. All libraries have a different system of how they sell their withdrawn books. One of the libraries that I go to, the one where I got all of these books from, is a popular library. There are 3 other libraries in the same system; they’re all connected. This library sells their withdrawn books at 25 cents a book, a quarter dollar.

My local library though, the one closest to where I live has a different system for their withdrawn books. This second library I go to (my local one), their system for selling their withdrawn books is that one hardcover copy will cost a dollar. And a paperback book will cost 50 cents, half a dollar.

Thank you so much for reading! Have you read any of these books? Did you like them?

Until next time,
Adele

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2 thoughts on “Library Books | Book Haul #5

  1. lifeofloreleigreyson says:

    I love reading and this post has just made me add at least eight of these titles to my To Be Read list! Additionally, I’m think that Sisterhood Everlasting is part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, although I am not 100% sure. I love book haul lists like these because they allow me to check out new authors I might not have thought of reading before! I enjoyed reading your post and hope that you don’t mind that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you have any questions you can contact me through here or Twitter!

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