May Book Haul - Part 1!

Hello hello!!
Long time no see guys, I've had a pretty busy week buzzing around here and there so blogging has taken a backseat, but I'm back now with a pretty big haul!! 
Definitely not as big as last months haul (that was CRAZY TOWN) but still pretty sizeable so I thought I'd split it into two posts like I did last time :)

About A Girl by Lindsey Kelk
Synopsis - Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.
After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right?
But Tess is soon in big trouble. And the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster. Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…
I love Lindsey Kelks I Heart New York series so I thought I'd give one of her other stand-alone books a go! I love the girly front cover and I'm a big fan of Lindsey's writing style so I'm really looking forward to this one!

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Synopsis - The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets.
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir.
For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned the hard way to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.
But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.
I've heard a lot about this book from Reagan at Peruse Project on Youtube, and I haven't read much fantasy so when I saw it for £1.99 on The Works I thought I'd pick it up on a whim! My brother has read this book as he's a big fan of the fantasy genre, and he recommends it so I'm excited to give it a go.

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Synopsis - They say be a good girl,
get good grades,
be popular.
They know nothing about me.
I can't remember the night that changed my life. The night I went from popular to loner freak. And my family are determined to keep it that way. They said therapy was supposed to help. They didn't expect Noah. Noah is the dangerous boy my parents warned me about. But the only one who'll listen. The only one who'll help me find the truth. I know every kiss, every promise, every touch is forbidden. But what if finding your destiny means breaking all the rules?
First of all, I agree with all the critics of this cover, it is really awful! Cheesy and cheap and not something I would look twice at in a shop!
But I've heard amazing things about the story inside the cover, so when it was going cheap on The Works I thought I'd pick it up!
Goes to show, you can't judge a book by its cover! (Sorry, it had to be done...)

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Synopsis - 
Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him over the ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining...
This is the book that inspired the film Stardust which starred Robert De Niro and Sienna Miller.
I've never read a Neil Gaiman book before but everyone says he's a master storyteller, plus this is a pretty short book so it's a good one to start with.

I Heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk
Synopsis - Angela Clark loves her life in New York. She a Brit who’s conquered the Big Apple. Unfortunately, she’s also a Brit who’s lost her job. And when, just a couple of weeks before Christmas, the immigration department gets wind of this, Angela needs to find a new job urgently. Or a husband. And she doesn’t think her boyfriend Alex will be keen.
A girls’ weekend in Vegas with her best friend Jenny seems the perfect way to forget her troubles. From the minute they arrive Angela is swept up in a whirl of cocktails, outrageous outfits, late nights and brushes with the chapel of love. But rather than escaping trouble, Angela is up to her neck in it….
But what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – right?
As I mentioned before, I love this series from Lindsey Kelk and I'm slowly building up the whole collection so that I always have the next in the series on hand to read whenever I want!
Angela is such a fun heroine, I adore her spirit and the way Lindsey Kelk writes her, plus she has my name and starsign so I can live vicariously through her ;)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
It's a small story, about:
a girl
an accordionist
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.
This is another book with a lot of hype surrounding it, I don't usually like the film covers of books but this one is really pretty, it was also a gift off my boyfriend so I'm very thankful for that!

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Synopsis - It's all gone wrong with the man Lottie thought was Mr Right. Then out of the blue she gets a call from her first love. She decides it muct be Fate, and rushes off to marry him and rekindle their sizzling Greek island romance.
Lottie's older sister can't believe she's doing something so crazy. No more Ms Nice Sister, she's stopping this marriage. Right away! And she'll go to any lengths to do so...
I love some good chick-lit and one of the reigning queens of it is Sophie Kinsella, she has such a funny, casual writing style. This was also a gift off my boyfriend :)

Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Synopsis - Outside the dome of Reverie, Aria and Perry are struggling to keep their people from tearing each other apart. Their situation is desperate, and with the Aether storms worsening time is running out for them to rescue Cinder from Hess and Sable.
Cinder is both the key to unlock the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, so Aria and Perry assemble an unlikely team to attempt a daring rescue mission. They know that in a dying world, the bond of friendship is what matters most.
The Under The Never Sky trilogy is my favourite that I've probably ever read, it's so well written and the romance is beautiful! So I had to pick up the last book, even though I'm really going to be sad to finish this trilogy :(

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Synopsis - She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right.
The monsters are real.
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if she isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.
This was a bit of an impulse buy from The Works, I thought the cover and the concept sounded good and it had over a 4 star rating on Goodreads so I thought it was £1.99 well spent!

And that's it for part 1! I'm really happy with all my book purchases this month, and I've saved some of the best books for part 2 so stay tuned for that!
Toodles! x


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