bookhaul

October 2015 Book Haul

So, I’m not sure how I managed to acquire this many books during the month of October. I should really be putting myself on a book buying ban, but I mean I just can’t resist a good deal. I think that may be the main reason why I managed to purchase the amount that I did. For the most part, everything was on sale! I almost never purchase books at full price because let’s be real, they’re expensive! Here you will be able to take a look through the books that I have added to my collection during the month of October! Enjoy!


– BOOKS –

Library Of Souls

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural

Release Date: September 22nd 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 458

ISBN: 9781594747588

Goodreads Synopsis: The adventures that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued with Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children. They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography.


Stand-Off

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ

Release Date: September 8th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 448

ISBN: N/A

Goodreads Synopsis: It’s his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead, he’s haunted by his past. His rugby coach expects him to fill the roles once played by his lost friend, Joey, as the rugby team’s stand-off and new captain. And somehow he’s stuck rooming with twelve-year-old freshman Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a serious crush on Annie Altman—aka Ryan Dean’s girlfriend, for now, anyway. Equally distressing, Ryan Dean’s doodles and drawings don’t offer the relief they used to. He’s convinced N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) is lurking around every corner—and then he runs into Joey’s younger brother Nico, who makes Ryan Dean feel paranoid that he’s avoiding him. Will Ryan Dean ever regain his sanity? From the author of the National Book Award–nominated 100 Sideways Miles, which Kirkus Reviews called “a wickedly witty and offbeat novel,” Stand-Off is filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and delivers the same spot-on teen voice and relatable narrative that legions of readers connected with in Winger.

My Review


Illuminae

Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Release Date: October 20th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 608

ISBN: 9780553499117

Goodreads Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.


Carry On

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Release Date: October 6th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 522

ISBN: 9781250049551

Goodreads Synopsis: Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up. Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story—but far, far more monsters.


Zeroes

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Release Date: September 29th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 546

ISBN: 9781481443364

Goodreads Synopsis: Don’t call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. They can do stuff ordinary people can’t. Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn’t—like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren’t exactly best friends these days. Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the group’s “glorious leader.” After Scam’s SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the rescue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. And at the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases. Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling new series.


Furiously Happy

Author: Jenny Lawson

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: Non-Fiction, Humor, Memoir

Release Date: September 22nd 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 329

ISBN: 9781250077004

Goodreads Synopsis: In LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. In her new book, FURIOUSLY HAPPY, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. According to Jenny: “Some people might think that being ‘furiously happy’ is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he’s never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos.” “Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you’d never guess because we’ve learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, ‘We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.’ Except go back and cross out the word ‘hiding.'” Jenny’s first book, LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, was ostensibly about family, but deep down it was about celebrating your own weirdness. FURIOUSLY HAPPY is a book about mental illness, but under the surface it’s about embracing joy in fantastic and outrageous ways-and who doesn’t need a bit more of that?


The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire

Author: Dan Howell, Phil Lester

Publisher: Ebury Press

Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography

Release Date: October 8th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 224

ISBN: 9781785031090

Goodreads Synopsis: Hello reader, In this book is a world. A world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the internet! We are Dan and Phil and we invite you on a journey inside our minds! From the stories of our actual births, to exploring Phil’s teenage diary and all the reasons why Dan’s a fail. Learn how to draw the perfect cat whiskers, get advice on what to do in an awkward situation and discover which of our dining chairs represents you emotionally. With everything from what we text each other, to the time we met One Direction and what really happened in Vegas…

My Review


Back To The Future: The Ultimate Visual History

Author: Michael Klastorin, Randal Atamaniuk

Publisher: Harper Design

Genre: Pop Culture, Film

Release Date: October 20th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 224

ISBN: 9780062419132

Goodreads Synopsis: Great Scott! Go Back to the Future with Doc Brown and Marty McFly in this visually stunning look at the creation of one of the most beloved movie trilogies of all time. Few films have made an impact on popular culture like the Back to the Future trilogy. This deluxe, officially licensed book goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of these hugely popular movies and how the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown became an international phenomenon. Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is a stunning journey into the creation of this beloved time-traveling saga and features hundreds of never-before-seen images from all three movies, along with rare concept art, storyboards, and other visual treasures. The book also features exclusive interviews with key cast and crew members—including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and more—and tells the complete story of the production of the movies, from the initial concept to the staging of iconic scenes such as the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance and the hoverboard sequence. The book also delves into the wider Back to the Future universe, exploring the animated television show and Back to the Future: The Ride. Written by Michael Klastorin—the production publicist on the second and third movies—with Back to the Future expert Randal Atamaniuk, this book delivers a range of surprises from the Universal Pictures archives and also includes a wealth of special removable items. Comprehensive, compelling, and definitive, Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is the book that fans have been waiting for.


– GRAPHIC NOVELS –

Outcast, Vol.2: A Vast And Unending Ruin

Author: Robert Kirkman, Illustrator: Paul Azaceta

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror

Release Date: October 7th 2015

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 128

ISBN: 9781632154484

Goodreads Synopsis: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. In light of recent revelations, he finally feels like he’s starting to piece together the answers he’s looking for. But while he feels a new sense of purpose… is Reverend Anderson’s life falling apart? Collects Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #7-12.


Deadly Class, Vol.3: The Snake Pit

Author: Rick Remender, Illustrator: Wes Craig

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Graphic Novel, Dark, Thriller

Release Date: October 7th 2015

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 128

ISBN: 9781632154767

Goodreads Synopsis: N/A

My Review


The Fade Out, Vol.2: Act Two

Author: Ed Brubaker, Illustrator: Sean Phillips

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Graphic Novel, Noir, Crime

Release Date: September 16th 2015

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 120

ISBN: 9781632154477

Goodreads Synopsis: Act Two of the acclaimed Hollywood Noir from the best-selling team of Brubaker and Phillips. Collects THE FADE OUT #5-8.


– AUDIOBOOKS –

Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: Orion

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Release Date: February 10th 2015

Format: Audio Book

Page Count: 383

ISBN: 9781409151173

Goodreads Synopsis: This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart…


A Darker Shade of Magic

Author: V.E. Schwab

Publisher: Tor Books

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Release Date: February 24th 2015

Format: Audio Book

Page Count: 398

ISBN: 9780765376459

Goodreads Synopsis: Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.  Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now. Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’. But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped.


– E BOOKS –

The Girl With All The Gifts

Author: M.R. Carey

Publisher: Orbit

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Release Date: June 19th 2014

Format: eBook

Page Count: 460

ISBN: 9780356500157

Goodreads Synopsis: Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her “our little genius.” Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children’s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn’t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.


The Fall Up

Author: Aly Martinez

Publisher: N/A

Genre: Romance, New Adult

Release Date: October 26th 2015

Format: eBook

Page Count: N/A

ISBN: N/A

Goodreads Synopsis: I wanted to jump.
He made me fall. As a celebrity, I lived in the public eye, but somewhere along the way, I’d lost myself in the spotlight. Until he found me. Sam Rivers was a gorgeous, tattooed stranger who saved my life with nothing more than a simple conversation. But we were both standing on that bridge for a reason the night we met. The secrets of our pasts brought us together—and then tore us apart. Could we find a reason to hold on as life constantly pulled us down? Or maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall in love at rock bottom—up.

5 thoughts on “October 2015 Book Haul

    1. It’s so embarrassing, but I haven’t read Fangirl yet…haha it’s been sitting on my shelf for forever though! Hopefully I can get into it soon so I can read Carry On 🙂

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