wrap-ups

September Book Haul

03/10/2018

Hoohoo, friends.

September is over, so it’s time for another Haul. Because I got some really cool books last month.


Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.
Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing. (Source)


Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

Olive knows there’s something going on with her. In her head. Help comes in the form of Camp Reset, a camp that is a test for mentally ill young adults. Each of them have a different illness and Olive has made the perfect plan to help them, but she has not really thought about the course of her own illness, maybe making things worse for herself.


Der letzte erste Blick by Bianca Iosivoni

After Emery went through a lot in school, she moves away from home to go to university. There she becomes the flatmate of Mason, whose nose she breaks on their first encounter. While the two slowly develop a friendship, she also gets to know his other friends, some of them more closely than others. But of course the happy times can’t last forever.

 


If we were villains by M.L. Rio

On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it.
Ten years ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extra. But in their fourth and final year, the balance of power begins to shift, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent. (Source)


The extinction trials by S. M. Wilson

In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.
But in a land full of monsters – human and reptilian – they can’t afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other… (Source)


Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter, a boy of eleven years, lives with his aunt, uncle and cousin. In a cupboard under the stairs. His life his miserable. But everything changes when a giant comes to deliver a letter to him that invites him to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He finally finds sense in his life, but he soon learns that he is special.

 


Wildcard by Marie Lu

Emika discovered something terrible. Hideo now has the power to control most of the Earth’s population and she knows she needs to stop him. She gets help from Zero, the mysterious hacker who seems to be Hideo’s long-lost brother. But she soon realizes that not everything is as it seems and not everybody is telling her the truth.

 


The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her „caregiver,“ and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.
Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.
But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness. (Source)


The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.
With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor—and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles—somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon. . . . (Source)


Friendship Fails of Emma Nash

Emma realized that she doesn’t really need a boyfriend. So she stops stalking hot boys and trying to get one and instead concentrates on friendships, old a new ones. But of course the weirdo Emma is, she manages to get chaos into everything. And she can’t even talk about it to her best friend Steph because she has a boyfriend and is also mad at Emma. And so Emma has to try to get her life back together.


Toxic by Lydia Kang

Cyclo, the first and largest biological ship of its kind, is dying. A small crew of mercenaries have handed over the rights to their life to document the death of the ship, but the abandoned ship is anything but abandoned—one girl has been left behind.
Hana has known nothing but the isolation of a single room and the secret that has kept her there for seventeen years. When she meets Fennec, the boy assigned to watch her, she realizes that there is a world she has yet to experience but she is doomed to never meet.
When crew members begin mysteriously dying, Hana and Fenn realize that they are racing against the death of the ship to find a way to survive—unless someone kills them even before Hana’s truly had a chance to live. (Source)


That’s what I got last month. What did you get? Have you read any of the books you got already?

If you’re interested in seeing what I’ve read in September, you can read that up here.

Until next time,

Kat

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