Once again (i did warn you all in my last mini book haul that this was going to happen), i have found myself in the situation of having new books. Yes i know. It’s becoming quite the problem. However one of my blogger friends had a few books that she was giving away for free after having no interest in them anymore. It was a great shame for my ever growing shelves that there were some books in that pile that i was VERY interested in. Here are the ones that i picked up:
Uprooted by Naiomi Novik
A dark enchantment blights the land in the award-winning Uprooted – a enthralling, mythic fantasy by Naomi Novik, author of the Temeraire series.
Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood and none return unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest’s dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for ten years, leaving all they value behind.
Agnieszka fears her dearest friend Kasia will be picked at the next choosing, for she’s everything Agnieszka is not – beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it’s not Kasia he takes.
Brooklyn Girls – Pia by Gemma Burgess
Welcome to New York City.
Pia Keller is not living the dream. Unemployed, unemployable and broke, post-Uni life in a Brooklyn townhouse with her four best friends suddenly isn’t so easy.
And that’s before heartbreaks, hipsters, all-nighters, one-nighters, food trucks, screw-ups, loan sharks and jail-time make things a whole lot more complicated…
Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up?
Brooklyn Girls – Angie by Gemma Burgess
WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY.
Angie James is lost.
A regular poster girl for Generation Screwed, being 22 isn’t what she expected.
What happens when having fun isn’t, you know, fun?
In the Brooklyn townhouse she shares with her best friends, Angie wants to figure out what to do with her life. But wild parties, bad dates, dead-end jobs, demanding fashionistas and even true love just keep getting in the way…
Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up?
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Ginny Blackstone never thought she’d spend her summer vacation backpacking across Europe. But that was before she received the first little blue envelope from Aunt Peg.This letter was different from Peg’s usual letters for two reasons: 1. Peg had been dead for three months. 2. The letter included $1000 cash for a passport and a plane ticket. Armed with instructions for how to retrieve twelve other letters Peg wrote twelve letters that tell Ginny where she needs to go and what she needs to do when she gets there Ginny quickly finds herself swept away in her first real adventure. Traveling from London to Edinburgh to Amsterdam and beyond, Ginny begins to uncover stories from her aunt’s past and discover who Peg really was. But the most surprising thing Ginny learns isn t about Peg . . . it’s about herself.Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.
Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Bernadette Fox is notorious.
To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she’s his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife.
To fellow mothers at the school gate, she’s a menace.
To design experts, she’s a revolutionary architect.
And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum.
Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her.
Goodbye Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to follow the dead girl’s bucket list as a way of making amends for not helping her when she was alive. In doing so, she’s drawn into the path of people who actually care about causes and other people, shaking her sense of self and making her reevaluate her loner existence.
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Her perfect life is a perfect lie . . . Ani FaNelli is the woman who has it all: the glamorous job, the designer wardrobe, the handsome and rich fiancé. But behind her sharp edges and meticulously crafted facade lies the darkest of pasts . . .
When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling and violent incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley school, she hopes it will be an opportunity to prove how far she’s turned her life around since then. She’ll even let the production company film her lavish wedding, the final step in her transformation.
But as the wedding and filming converge, Ani’s past threatens to come back and haunt her. And as her immaculate veneer starts to crack, she is forced to question: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for – or, will it at long last, set Ani free?
Thank you Laura for sending me these books and giving me plenty (more) to read in the next few months! I’m particularly excited to read Uprooted after having it on my ‘want’ list for a long time! And also i’ve been trying to get my hands on copies of Brooklyn Girls for a long time, they sound like the perfect contemporary new adult reads for summer!