Book Unhaul!

Hey book lovers!!
I thought I'd give my bookshelves a bit of a reshuffle and get rid of a few books for one reason or another, and I thought I'd bring you along for the ride! 
The Perfect Present by Karen Swan
Synopsis - Haunted by a past she can’t escape, Laura Cunningham desires nothing more than to keep her world small and precise - her quiet relationship and growing jewellery business are all she needs to get by. Until the day when Rob Blake walks into her studio and commissions a necklace that will tell his enigmatic wife Cat’s life in charms.
As Laura interviews Cat’s family, friends and former lovers, she steps out of her world and into theirs – a charmed world where weekends are spent in Verbier and the air is lavender-scented, where friends are wild, extravagant and jealous, and a big love has to compete with grand passions.
Hearts are opened, secrets revealed and as the necklace begins to fill up with trinkets, Cat’s intoxicating life envelops Laura’s own. By the time she has to identify the final charm, Laura’s metamorphosis is almost complete. But the last story left to tell has the power to change all of their lives forever, and Laura is forced to choose between who she really is and who it is she wants to be.
I'm just giving it away because I've had it for a long time and never got round to reading it so it's time for it to move on to a better home!

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Synopsis - Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires of all - the ones who will never die.
Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard.
Now, after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all, they must neverlet their guard down, lest the immortal vampires take Lissa - forever . . .
This book wasn't bad, I gave it 3 out of 5 stars and I would probably carry on with the series (even just for dishy Dimitri...) but I've decided to just buy the full box set of the books as it's more cost effective than buying them individually so I don't need this copy anymore!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis - When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister adventure when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous, or both.
Everyone knows about Harry Potter but this was the first time I'd ever read it and I really enjoyed it! I gave it four stars, and exactly like the Vampire Diaries, I'm going to buy the box set so I have all the copies and it's more cost effective :)
This is the signature edition cover, which I think is really cool! 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Synopsis - We are the Liars. We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury. We are cracked and broken. A story of love and romance. A tale of tragedy. Which are lies? Which is truth?
I know people raved about this book...and I know everyone loved it...but I didn't, I only gave it 3 out of 5 stars, and that was me being generous.
I just found it quite predictable, and when it's a book so dependant on its twist like this one, that sort of ruins it.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Synopsis - Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.
Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by.
Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.
This is another book that everyone else raves about but I read and felt a bit...meh.
I enjoyed it, but I think I was expecting something BIG to happen, I was imagining allsorts, and it just didn't pan out the way I expected.
I gave this 3 out of 5 stars and didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, so I thought I'd just give it away for someone else to enjoy! 

There we go!
Toodles! x


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