Friday, March 20, 2015

Mini Book Haul #1

Hello dear Readers,

It's the first day of spring. Still little cold for me here in Boise-Idaho but I'm glad it will get warmer and warmer here in the next few days. I love to see the snow but I do not like how cold it gets in here in the winter.

Today, I want to show you a mini book haul. I usually do this at the end of the month. Show you all the books I got in that specific month, but this time, I'm so excited to share the books I got in the last few days, I couldn't wait and I cannot wait to read them.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the last months, I have subscribed to different book tube channels. Amazing people talking about books all the time, giving their opinions on what they read, sharing what books they love, what they buy. Basically, that is how I found out about the three books I'm showing you today. Also, I checked them out on Goodreads and reviews and comments from people are very positive, most of them. I'm pretty confident I'm going to love them. I hope you have the time to check them out and if you read some of them, please let me know in the comments below or in social media what you think.

Once I read them, I'll be doing a review and sharing my thoughts here on the blog.

These books were published in 2015, except Station Eleven, which was published on 2014.

Title: Vanishing Girls
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Hardcover: 368 pages

Book Description (extracted from the book)

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before- before Dara kissed Parker, before Nick lost him as her best friend, before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred. Now the two sisters, who used to be so close, aren't speaking. In an instant, Nick lost everything and is determined to used the summer to get it all back.
But Dara has other plans. When she vanishes on her Birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl has vanished, too- nine-year-old Madeline Snow- and as Nick pursues her sister, she becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances may be linked.
In this edgy and compelling novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other. 

Title: The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Genre: YA 
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: Harper Teen
Language: English
Hardcover: 400 pages

Book Description (extracted from the book)

The last time Alex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now, she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be. 

As Alex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone- a text Tyler sent that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Time bestselling Author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

Title: Station Eleven
Genre: Sci-Fi-Post Apocalyptic
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publisher: Knopf
Language: English
Hardcover: 352 pages

Book Description (extracted from

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production ofKing Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them. 
Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten’s arm is a line from Star Trek: “Because survival is insufficient.” But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave. 
Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.


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