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Book Outlet Black Friday Haul

 

Can you believe this Black Friday was the first time I had ever purchased anything online from Book Outlet? I have been to the store location in St. Catharines Ontario twice now so I had never really felt the need to purchase anything online when the store is about an hour and a half away from me. This year, however, I had heard about the insane Black Friday deals that Book Outlet has every year and I decided to check it out!

I’m actually from Canada and technically our version of Black Friday is Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and it still remains to be the craziest day of shopping for us Canadians. Black Friday was never really a thing here at all until a couple of years ago and it has recently blown up!

As most of you probably already know, Book Outlet’s Black Friday deal was 30% off your entire order! Not only that, but if you signed up a couple of days before the event, Book Outlet emailed you a coupon code for $5 your entire order!!! Now that’s a deal if I may say so myself.

One of the main reasons I had never placed an online order before was because of the shipping costs. However, because I live close enough to the retail store, I am able to check off an option that allows me to go and pick up my order at the retail store, ergo no shipping costs!!

Here you will find a list of all of the books that I purchased on Black Friday at BookOutlet.ca!


 Book Outlet Black Friday Haul!!!

 

91pwc0jjo6l-_sl1500_Love Rosie

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Publisher: Harper

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Release Date: 2014 (Originally published November 1st 2004)

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 558

ISBN: 9780007538188

Goodreads synopsis: Best friends since forever, Rosie and Alex have shared their hopes, dreams – and firsts. But one awkward moment at eighteen, one missed opportunity, and life sends them hurtling in different directions. Although they stay in touch, misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck seem to be conspiring to keep them apart. Can they gamble everything – even their friendship – on true love?

List Price: $15.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $3.89 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$2.72 CAD

 

513xvuiuttlJasper Jones

Author: Craig Silvey

Publisher: Ember

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

Release Date: March 27th 2012 (first published March 31st 2009)

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 320

ISBN: 9780375866272

Goodreads synopsis: Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie’s help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper’s horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion. He locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.

List Price: $16.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $6.49 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$2.49 CAD

icedragon-2014_bigThe Ice Dragon

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Tor Teen

Genre: Children’s, Fantasy

Release Date: October 21st 2014 (first published 1980)

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 121

ISBN: 9780765378774

Goodreads synopsis: The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara’s home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction.

List Price: $14.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $4.59 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$3.21 CAD

 

21853636All The Rage

Author: Courtney Summers

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin  

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

Release Date: April 14th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 321

ISBN: 9781250021915

Goodreads synopsis: The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.  With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

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$3.63

18081809Landline

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Release Date: July 8th 2014 (first published January 1st 2014)

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 310

ISBN: 9781250049377

Goodreads synopsis: Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts… Is that what she’s supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

List Price: $24.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $7.79 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$5.45 CAD

20309175My True Love Gave To Me

Author: Multiple Authors

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Young Adult, Short Stories, Holidays

Release Date: October 14th 2014 (first published October 1st 2014)

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 321

ISBN:  9781250059307

Goodreads synopsis: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

List Price: $18.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $5.19 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$3.63 CAD

120215-booth-book-cover-the-almost-nearly-perfect-peopleThe Almost  Nearly Perfect People

Author: Michael Booth

Publisher: Jonathan Cape  

Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel, History

Release Date: February 6th 2014 

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 416

ISBN: 9780224089623

Goodreads synopsis: The whole world wants to learn the secrets of Nordic exceptionalism: why are the Danes the happiest people in the world, despite having the highest taxes? If the Finns really have the best education system, how come they still think all Swedish men are gay? Are the Icelanders really feral? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastical oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic that has engulfed the rest of the world, whether it be for their food, television, social systems or chunky knitwear. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades.

They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn’t easy being Scandinavian.

List Price: $26.00 USD | Book Outlet Price: $7.79 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$5.45 CAD

51cmtwczi2l-_sy344_bo1204203200_The Black (Morpheus Road #2)

Author: D.J. MacHale

Publisher: Aladdin

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror

Release Date: April 19th 2011

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 416

ISBN: 9781416965176

Goodreads synopsis: At the end of The Light, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall learned the truth about what happened to his best friend Cooper. Now in Book Two, the POV switches to Cooper and we get to see his side of the mystery. What does his story have to do with Marshall and the journey along the Morpheus Road? It’s time to learn more . . .

List Price: $8.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $2.59 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$1.81 CAD

20493997100 Sideways Miles

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Simon &​ Schuster

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Release Date: September 2nd 2014

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 277

ISBN: 9781442444959

Goodreads synopsis: Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It’s how he makes sense of the world, and how he tries to convince himself that he’s a real boy and not just a character in his father’s bestselling cult-classic book. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved. Then Julia moves away, and Finn is heartbroken. Feeling restless and trapped in the book, Finn embarks on a road trip with Cade to visit their college of choice in Oklahoma. When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned—and learn how to write their own destiny.

List Price: $17.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $7.69 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$5.45 CAD

rumble-9781442482845_hrRumble

Author: Ellen Hopkins

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Release Date: August 26th 2014

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 560

ISBN: 9781442482845

Goodreads synopsis: Can an atheist be saved? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of faith and forgiveness with brilliant sensitivity and emotional resonance. “There is no God, no benevolent ruler of the earth, no omnipotent grand poobah of countless universes. Because if there was…my little brother would still be fishing or playing basketball instead of fertilizing cemetery vegetation.” Matthew Turner doesn’t have faith in anything. Not in family—his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. And certainly not in some “It Gets Better” psychobabble. No matter what his girlfriend Hayden says about faith and forgiveness, there’s no way Matt’s letting go of blame. He’s decided to “live large and go out with a huge bang,” and whatever happens happens. But when a horrific event plunges Matt into a dark, silent place, he hears a rumble…a rumble that wakes him up, calling everything he’s ever disbelieved into question.

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$6.36 CAD

trouble-9781442497733_hrTrouble

Author: Non Pratt

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Release Date: June 10th 2014

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 384

ISBN: 9781442497726

Goodreads synopsis: In this dazzling debut novel, a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship—from the boy who pretends to be her baby’s father. When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants. Confused and scared, Hannah needs someone to be on her side. Wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, Aaron does the unthinkable and offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah’s unborn baby. Even more unbelievable, Hannah hears herself saying “yes.” Told in alternating perspectives between Hannah and Aaron, Trouble is the story of two teenagers helping each other to move forward in the wake of tragedy and devastating choices. As you read about their year of loss, regret, and hope, you’ll remember your first, real best friend—and how they were like a first love.

List Price: $17.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $3.89 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$2.72 CAD

22638315A Reunion of Ghosts

Author: Judith Claire Mitchell

Publisher: Harper

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release Date: March 24th 2015 (first published March 1st 2015)

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 400

ISBN: 9780062355881

Goodreads synopsis: A Reunion of Ghosts is the shared confessional of three sisters who have decided to kill themselves at the end of the 20th century, honoring the dark legacy that has haunted their extraordinary family for decades. How do three sisters write a single suicide note?  In the waning days of 1999, the Alter sisters—Lady, Vee, and Delph—finalize their plans to end their lives. Their reasons are not theirs alone; they are the last in a long line of Alters who have killed themselves, beginning with their great-grandmother, the wife of a Jewish Nobel Prize-winning chemist who developed the first poison gas used in World War I and the lethal agent used in Third Reich gas chambers. The chemist himself, their son Richard, and Richard’s children all followed suit. The childless sisters also define themselves by their own bad luck. Lady, the oldest, never really resumed living after her divorce. Vee is facing cancer’s return. And Delph, the youngest, is resigned to a spinster’s life of stifled dreams. But despite their pain they love each other fiercely, and share a darkly brilliant sense of humor. As they gather in the ancestral Upper West Side apartment to close the circle of the Alter curse, an epic story about four generations of one family—inspired in part by the troubled life of German-Jewish Fritz Haber, Nobel Prize winner and inventor of chlorine gas—unfolds. A Reunion of Ghosts is a tale of fate and blood, sin and absolution; partly a memoir of sisters unified by a singular burden, partly an unflinching eulogy of those who have gone before, and above all a profound commentary on the events of the 20th century.

List Price: $19.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $6.49 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$4.54 CAD

18044277The Walls Around Us

Author: Nova Ren Suma

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Release Date: March 24th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 336

ISBN: 9781616203726

Goodreads synopsis: On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of the Aurora Hills juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying their two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries… What really happened on the night Orianna stepped between Violet and her tormentors? What really happened on two strange nights at Aurora Hills? Will Amber and Violet and Orianna ever get the justice they deserve—in this life or in another one? In prose that sings from line to line, Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and of innocence, and of what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

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$3.63 CAD

17199504The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction

Release Date: August 20th 2013 (first published 2013)

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 452

ISBN: 9781620401392

Goodreads synopsis: The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die. The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

List Price: $24.00 USD | Book Outlet Price: $3.89 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$2.72 CAD

51wfzjzpoql-_sx362_bo1204203200_Squids Will Be Squids

Author: Jon Scieszka, Illustrator: Lane Smith

Publisher: Puffin Books

Genre: Children’s, Humour, Fables

Release Date: May 26th 2003 (first published 1998)

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 48

ISBN: 9780142500408

Goodreads synopsis: Sure we’d all love to be able to go around telling stories about all the weird, scary, and just-plain-annoying people that we know. But the truth is, no one likes a gossip. Here, the irrepressible Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith have found a way around that problem-they just make like Aesop and change all the people to animals or food, add a moral to each story, and call the stories fables!With tales like “Little Walrus,” in which too much of the truth is a dangerous thing, the cautionary “Slug’s Big Moment,” wherein Slug is so caught up in herself that she doesn’t see the steamroller behind her, and “Straw and Matches,” which illustrates quite clearly why you should never play with matches (because they cheat), the eighteen fables in this uproarious collection are sure to delight readers both young and old.

List Price: $7.99 USD | Book Outlet Price: $5.19 CAD |
Book Outlet Sale Price:
$2.72 CAD

 

Grand Total after Savings (30% + $5 off coupon & no shipping) = $55.06
Yes, that is correct, $55.06 for 15 books!!!

I hope you all enjoyed this Black Friday Book Outlet Haul post and I highly recommend checking out Book Outlet for all of your future bookish needs!


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