Febuary Book Haul

This month I bought  a few (twelve) books.  I also got them at good prices.  There is nothing like  having a physical book in your hands.  I mean I love reading on my kindle and Ipad I do every night but its just not the same as holding a book in your hand and flipping the pages, especially if it’s a new book.  There’s nothing better than that new book smell.   I really love fantasy and romance books.  They are probably my favorite genre.  There’s just something about these genres that stick out to me the most.

The books I bought this month I got great deals on. I bought a total of twelve books this month.  I ordered most of them offline.  I bought three books off amazon, five books off of book outlet, and I shopped at Ollie’s for the other four.  I got great deals on all of my purchases.  I have already read three of them this month and I loved them. I love going to Ollie’s because you never know what you’ll find.  There is just something about searching through the stacks of books.  I could spend hours there just looking for good books.

The books I bought on amazon were ones I had heard people on booktube talk about.  The books I bought on book outlet, were because of the description.  The same goes for the ones I bought at Ollie’s.

 I would definelty recommend thrift book shopping! You can save a ton of money on your books! 
 

 

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

“Maybe we don’t always know what we have in us.”

Title: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Publisher: Clarion Books

Pages: 464

Publication Date: March 7, 2017

Rating: 5/5 ⭐️

Thank you to the publisher for sending it to me on netgalley. 

Synopsis: Salvador was adopted when he was three. He was adopted by a gay artist. Sal faces many challenges when people start to make fun of his dad right in front of him. Sal starts to lose who he thought he knew who he was. He just doesn’t know anymore. He loves spending time with Sam, his best friend since they were five. Their duo becomes a trio when, Fito gets added to their mix.  A story about finding yourself and finding what makes you happy.

Thoughts: I was moved by this story, Benjamin has such a way with words that made you not want to put the book down. It was such a beautiful read. He is very quotable, he is the next John Green.  After reading Salvador’s story it made me so happy. Just the story in a whole was destined to be great. The fact that Sal is raised by a gay dad is just a realness of today’s society. The family aspect was really well made in a way that you don’t have to be blood related to be family. Sal’s family consisted of his dad, mima, Sam, and Fito. Sal does many things for his family like: punching a kid in the face because he called his dad a faggot, punching and yelling at a guy for treating Sam like crap, and giving Fito a home, food, love, and affection; and not reacting to his dads boyfriend. Sal isn’t perfect but he had good intentions whenever he did something bad like punching people in the face and gut. His family always brought him back. Sal is such a relatable character. He doesn’t always seem to fit in,but when he’s with his people he is who he is. Sal faces hard times throughout his senior year of high school. His mima is sick. Her cancer is back and even worse than before. Sal doesn’t know how he’ll cope after what happened when his grandpa died. He received a letter from his dead mom. He comes to a realization after everything happens. It helps him write his college essay for Columbia. I really loved this. I will be picking up my own copy on March 7!

You can preorder your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Inexplicable-Logic-My-Life/dp/0544586506/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487802907&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=the+inexplicabl+logic+of+my+life

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Escaping The Rainfield

Title: Escaping the Rainfield

Author: Eliza Rich

Pages: 184

Publication Date: 2/17/17

You can buy it here:  https://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Rainfield-Eliza-Rich-ebook/dp/B06WD3NMP8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487253083&sr=8-1&keywords=eliza+rich

Synopsis: Hannah and her family live in one of the eleven states that are expecting 3-10 inches of rain.  The states are flooding like crazy.  Hannah and her family thought they were going to wait out the storm, but with little food and supplies they have to leave.  They head for her grandmothers house.  They experience some troubles along the way.

Thoughts: I thought this was a very different and unique book. It was like nothing I’ve ever read before.  I did find it to be very boring at some parts. I understand why it  was slow because there is only so fast you do can so things while your in a flooding state. Other than that little part I really did enjoy it. I liked her writing style. She had a way with words like I’ve never seen before.

Escaping the Rainfield by [Rich, Eliza]

*Thanks to Eliza for letting me read and review it.*  

Thanks for reading, Emily

Nowhere but Here

I will her to look away, but she doesn’t and im secretly proud the girl wont back down. I hate this connection. I crave this connection. She’s continually messing with my head.

” Technically, by blood, I’m more gangster than you.” The utter tease in her voice causes me to sweep an arm around her and roll her onto the blanket. ” More gangster than me?” ” Your parents are probably concerned I’m going to taint your pure soul.”

Title: Nowhere but Here

Author: Katie McGarry 

Publisher: Harlquin Teen

Pages: 445

Publication Date: May 5, 2015 

Synopsis: Emily is a sheltered child lives with her mom and stepdad (who’s really like her dad) he adopted her when she was little. Emily loves the four walls she lives in, in Florida. She has her life planned out for her. She wants to graduate and go to college. Then her dad gets an e-mail that Eli’s (her biological father) mom has died. So Emily goes to Kentucky to see Eli and pay her respects. While at the funeral home she meets Oz. Oz is a charming eighteen year old who wants to be apart of Eli’s motorcycle club- the Reign Of Terror- not everyone gets to be apart of this group,only the ones who become prospects or are part of the family up until they are eighteen when they choose whether they want to be apart of the club. Eli gets to spend more time with his daughter. Oz also gets to spend time with Emily also,  he’s put as her guard dog to make sure no one harms her. As they spend more time together, they shift from more than friends. 

Thoughts: I really loved this book as I do all of Katie’s books.  I also loved how it was a dual perspective. I would give it a million stars if I could. I’ve read Nowhere but Here 4 times now. Every time I do I pick on more of the story and fall in love with it all over again. I felt every emotion possible while reading this. I cried, laughed, and got angry. The relationship Oz and Emily have is so adorable. The way they figure out their lives together makes my heart sing. I would recommend this to everyone because they need to read and experience this novel for themselves. 

The Kiss of Deception 

Title: The Kiss of Deception 

Author: Mary E. Pearson 

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company 

Pages: 492

Publication date: July 8, 2014 

Synopsis: What princess doesn’t want to mary a prince? Lia. She doesn’t want to be a part of an arranged marriage. So Leah runs away. She leaves her homeland and takes her best friend with her. They take off on horseback with only their clothes on their back and Laia’s  choice of weapon. They make it far away from her castle in the land at a cabin and find work as maids and waitresses. Two men come to the cabin to eat. One is an assassin. One is the prince that was supposed to marry her. Throughout the book you get to know their point of view’s but not their names. Does Lia get assassinated or will the prince marry her?

Thoughts: An astounding read. The perspective alone was amazing. I just really enjoyed the many points of view. Throughout the book you don’t know who’s the assassin and the prince, it adds a refreshing aspect to the story. It was a thrilling and fun read. It was like no other book I’ve read. Mary created great problems and things Lia had to face. She had to face them mentally and physically. The Kiss of Deception is on my favorite book of all the time.