Part 2 Of My HUGE Book Haul!!

Hello again!!
Part 2 of my massive haul is commencing! I'm not even ashamed to admit that since I started this haul I've bought even more books, but they'll have to wait until my May haul!

Alice in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Synopsis - When Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit, she finds herself in Wonderland. And here begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties.
Obviously we all know the plot of Alice in Wonderland so the synopsis wasn't exactly needed haha this book was only £1.89 on Amazon which is an absolute bargain! I recently read Splintered by A.G. Howard and it was a Alice in Wonderland re-telling so I thought it only fair to buy the original as well!

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Synopsis - Aria has struggled to build a life for herself outside Reverie. It hasn't be easy adjusting to life in the wilderness but the struggle has been worth it with Perry by her side.
But Perry has other challenges. His people are looking to him for answers. Answers about what happened to his nephew and what's happening to their world. And they don't trust the privileged Aria, one of the enemy, in their midst.
Soon Perry'll be forced to chose between the tribe that looks to him for leadership and the girl that looks to him for love.
I adored Under The Never Sky so as soon as I finished that book I rushed straight onto Amazon and bought the second in the series! I've since finished this and absolutely loved it too! I'll be doing a review on it at some point so I won't spoil it, but it was fantastic and I just love the world and the characters.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Synopsis - A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth's fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.
This is another fairytale re-telling, I've been really getting into them lately, and this is a much hyped book! 
I've already read it, and it was very good! It took me longer to get into than I thought it would, and the plot was quite predictable, but that's not necessarily a bad thing!
I've already bought the sequel, Scarlet, which is supposed to be a Little Red Riding Hood re-telling so I'm looking forward to that!

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Synopsis - SCARLET BENOIT'S grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .
And here is Scarlet! I love the front cover first of all and can't wait to find out what happens to Cinder and especially what happens in her relationship with Prince Kai!

Splintered by A.G. Howard
Synopsis - Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers, precisely the problem that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. Surely, she tells herself, it has nothing to do with the fact that she is directly descended from Alice Liddell, the real life inspiration for Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. But when her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong to bear, Alyssa learns that she's not mad but she must find the origins of a secret family curse. A series of clues leads her through a cracked mirror into the real Wonderland, a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There she must decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy-but-suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland who may have dark motives all of his own. A high-concept romantic YA with huge potential.
As I said earlier, I've already read this book and it was pretty great! I adore the front cover, such a beautiful design, and the story was very captivating.
I'll be doing a full review soon so I won't go into it now, but I've got the second book on my wishlist and I can't wait to purchase it.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Synopsis - Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind - until she meets Etienne St Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Etienne has it all... including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss?
I've heard SO much about this contemporary novel, it's a big favourite of so many booktubers that I knew I had to buy it as soon as possible!!
I love a romantic book, I find it hard to get into a book with no romance in it, so this sounds right up my street!

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Synopsis - Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals…
It’s the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon’s love.
Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others.
Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don’t know is that America has a secret – one which could throw the whole competition… and change her life forever.
I know this cover is a bit cheesy, but I really like it! The colours are lovely.
I've heard that this book is really girly and a quick read, plus it was pretty cheap on Amazon!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Synopsis - Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
I love a bad-ass heroine as much as the next person so I think this book sounds fab! I've heard so many people raving about this book series too, and as well as action there's some romance to keep me interested ;).

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 never let their guard down, lest the immortal vampires take Lissa - forever . . .
I've heard so much about this series (my quote of the day!) that I had to pick up the first book and test the waters!
I'm not a massive fan of the covers, but I prefer this one to the one that just has the womans face on the front, bit cheesy!
I think I'll enjoy these books because I love all things supernatural!

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Synopsis - ‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
It was the synopsis of this book that got me! It sounds so intriguing and you can't argue with Costa Book of the Year 2013!!

Follies Past by Melanie Kerr
Synopsis - "I must now mention a circumstance which I would wish to forget myself, and which no obligation less than the present should induce me to unfold to any human being..." So begins Mr. Darcy to lay before Elizabeth his faithful narrative of Mr. Wickham's villainy toward his sister, Georgiana. The facts he sets out are brief but potent. They contain a story unto themselves, and that story is the subject of this book. Taking its facts from Austen’s own words, Follies Past opens almost a year before the opening of Pride and Prejudice itself, at Pemberley, at Christmas. Fourteen-year-old Georgiana has just been taken from school and is preparing to transfer to London in the spring. It follows Georgiana to London, to Ramsgate and into the arms of the charming and infamous Mr. Wickham. To read this book is to step back into the charming world of Jane Austen’s England, to pass a few more hours with some of her beloved characters, sympathetically portrayed as they might have been before ever they came to Netherfield, and to discover a host of new characters each with engaging histories of their own. Authentic in its use of language and meticulously researched, it is a truly diverting entertainment.
I was sent this book to review and I love the sound of it! The cover is really beautiful, and I recently read Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen so reading a prequel will be really interesting! I'll be doing a full review of this once I finish reading it :)

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Synopsis - ‘Why had I not died in my young years – before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.’
1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State – with no hope of ever seeing them again – and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853.
First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man’s courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated.
I saw this in Sainsbury's for £1.25 and couldn't resist picking it up! I've been wanting to read this book since the film came out, but I've only ever seen film tie-in covers and I'm not a big fan of them! I really like the design of this book and think it will be a really captivating read.

Angelfall by Susan Ee
Synopsis - It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.
Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.
When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...
This is in my current TBR as I can't wait to read it! As I said in my May TBR post, I'm a big fan of the TV show Supernatural, and that is pretty angel-centric so I'm excited to see if I enjoy this book!

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
Synopsis - Do you believe in lucky charms?
While in Iraq, U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photo, half-buried in the dirt, of a woman. He carries it in his pocket, and from then on his luck begins to change.
Back home, Logan is haunted by thoughts of war. Over time, he becomes convinced that the woman in the photo holds the key to his destiny. So he finds the vulnerable and loving Beth and a passionate romance begins.
But Logan battles with the one secret he has kept from Beth: how he found her in the first place. And it is a secret that could utterly destroy everything they love . . .
I know I said I didn't like movie tie-in covers but, A), this was off The Works so it was only £1.99 and, B), ZAC EFRON <3
I liked the look of this film when it came out, it looked slushy and romantic, so I think I'll enjoy the book even more!

And there we are!! My massive haul is finally finished!
Until a few weeks time when I do my May haul........whoops!!
Toodles! x


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