September Book Haul - Part 1!

Hello book-buying-buddies!
Time for my September book haul, and I think I did pretty well this month because a few of the books I bought were from charity shops, and absolute steals! 

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Synopsis - In the course of his famous travels, Gulliver is captured by miniature people who wage war on each other because of religious disagreement over how to crack eggs, is sexually assaulted by giants, visits a floating island, and decides that the society of horses is better than that of his fellow man.
I collect these Penguin Clothbound Classics so when I saw this one on Ebay for only £7 I snapped it up! 
The synopsis of this book sounds mad, and I know it's a classic so I will get round to reading it, but for now it's just sitting pretty on my shelf :)

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
Synopsis - Tella's brother is dying. He's got cancer, and Tella is helpless to save him. Or so she thought. When an invitation arrives for Tella to compete in the Brimstone Bleed, a deadly competition that will lead her through treacherous jungle and scorching desert, she doesn't think twice. Because the prize is a cure to any illness. But Tella will be facing more than just the elements.
This is one of those books that's just been raved and raved about on booktube and book blogs so I knew I had to pick it up sooner rather than later!
It's been described as a cross between Pokemon and The Hunger Games, which sounds too intriguing to pass up!

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Synopsis - Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only.Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
I've already read this book and I must say, I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be.
Lots of people rave about this book but I thought it was just OK! I found the lead character, Lara Jean, to be a bit annoying and shrill, she was very juvenile too for her age.
I would read the sequel when it comes out but I don't think I'd be grabbing it as soon as it hits shelves, I'm not too excited to carry it on.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Synopsis - Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at her family friends' house. There's the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach . . . and the two boys. Unavailable, aloof Conrad - who she's been in love with forever - and friendly, relaxed Jeremiah, the only one who's ever really paid her any attention.
But this year something is different. They seem to have noticed her for the first time. It's going to be an amazing summer - and one she'll never forget . . .
I got this book from the used section of Amazon from a seller called Book House, and I would advise you don't buy any books from this seller yourself.
The book was supposed to be in very good used condition but it was pretty bad! I also got a copy of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants from them and it was so terrible, the cover was falling off, so I returned that book to them.
I kept this book because it was only about £1.50 and, even though it's in worse description than listed, I can still live with it.

Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Synopsis - Victor and Eli started out as college roommates brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same ambition in each other. A shared interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.
Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl with a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the arch-nemeses have set a course for revenge but who will be left alive at the end?
I seem to love buying books that have a lot of hype surrounding them, because here's another one! 
This sounds like such a crazy plot, I think it'll be so intriguing! 
You also don't find many books about superheroes! It sounds like the TV series Heroes, but in book form.

Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
Synopsis - A whirlwind romance. A perfect marriage
Hannah Reilly has seized her chance at happiness. Until the day her husband fails to come home . .
And can you ever really know what happened before you met?
Firstly, how beautiful is this cover?! Takes my breath away! 
I found this book when I was browsing my recommendations, it said on Amazon that it was similar to Gone Girl in that thrillery what-will-happen-next way.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Synopsis - THE 1st WAVE
Took out half a million people.
THE 2nd WAVE
Put that number to shame.
THE 3rd WAVE
Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead.
IN THE 4th WAVE
You can't trust that people are still people.
AND THE 5th WAVE?
No one knows.
But it's coming.
On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs.
Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors.
To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.
Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
I've heard Bookables talking about this book and apparently the lead guy is a bit of a hottie! I'm always on the lookout for more book boyfriends (I'm such a book hussy) so that sounds good to me! 

There we are! Part 2 will follow shortly :) 
Toodles! x

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