Book Haul #2: Continuing Series and Starting New Ones

Hey guys! Surprise, surprise–I bought more books.

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1. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Mass

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Why I Bought It: I’m not posting a synopsis of this one, because I haven’t actually read the second book, Crown of Midnight, yet. My sister has. I read book one, and I am desperately avoiding spoilers for the rest of the series. Anyway, my sister wanted to read it, and I’m going to read the whole series one of these days.

2. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Amazon description:

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.

Mothers can disappear.

Visions can mislead.

Certainties can unravel.

Why I Bought It: I preordered this book about a million years ago and I can’t wait to read it. I love the Raven Cycle sooooo freakin’ much, and the ending of The Dream Thieves was a cliffhanger.

3. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

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I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a road of yellow brick—but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I’ve been trained to fight. And I have a mission: Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart. Steal the Scarecrow’s brain. Take the Lion’s courage. And—Dorothy must die.

Why I Bought It: I’ve seen a lot of reviews for this book floating around, and it caught my attention. I love twisted versions of fairytales, and this definitely fits the bill. I’ve already started reading it, and while the writing isn’t anything amazing, the story has pulled me in. I’m excited to see where it (and the rest of the series) goes.

4. Invisible (The Twixt, book 2) by Dawn Metcalf

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Amazon description:

Some things lie beneath the surface.

Invisible.

With the power to change everything.

Joy Malone wants it all—power, freedom and the boyfriend who loves her. Yet when an unstoppable assassin is hired to kill her, Joy learns that being the girl with the Sight comes with a price that might be too high to pay. Love will be tested, lives will be threatened, and everyone Joy knows and cares about will be affected by her decision to stand by Ink or to leave the Twixt forever.

Her choice is balanced on a scalpel’s edge and the consequences will be more life-altering than anyone can guess.

Why I Bought It: I loved the first book in this series, Indelible. It was completely unique and kind of reminded me of a YA Alice in Wonderland. I honestly don’t remember much of the plot, but I remember really enjoying it, so I’m excited to reread book one and continue the series.

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