Mini Monday Book-Haul

We all know that Monday’s suck.

Whether it be because you’re at work , school, college or uni again, it’s not a day that many people are happy when they see it coming. So if the chance presents itself to make this dreaded day even a bit better than it would have been, you grasp it by the hand and let it lead you away.

And that’s exactly what I did today.

I went into a charity book shop, and went a little… crazy.

I wanted all of the books. Considering they’re all second hand, they’re in amazing condition – they all look as if they haven’t even been read! And they’re so cheap, and it’s also really nice knowing that the money you’re spending is going to help people in need.

The books I got today are these beauties:


(Sorry about the bad quality photo!)

Gods And Warriors by Michelle Paver

From a time of myths and ancient magic will come the legend of the lost city of Atlantis, tales of gods and warriors – and the rise of a hero.

His sister is missing. His dog has been killed. High in the Greek mountains, Hylas is running for his life.

The mysterious black warriors want Hylas dead. So begins his quest across land and sea with only a girl and a dolphin by his side. But the warriors are relentless. Why are they hunting Hylas – and how will he survive?

Amazon | Goodreads

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .

Amazon | Goodreads

The Hit by Melvin Burgess

‘Take it. Live it. F*** it.’

A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. The Hit. Take it, and you have one amazing week to live. It’s the ultimate high. At the ultimate price.

Adam is tempted. Life is rubbish, his girlfriend’s over him, his brother’s gone. So what’s he got to lose? Everything, as it turns out. It’s up to his girlfriend, Lizzie, to show him…

Amazon | Goodreads

Junk by Melvin Burgess

The love story of two runaway teenagers, Gemma and Tar, and their struggles with heroin addiction.

Melvin Burgess’ most ambitious and complex novel is a multi-faceted and vivid depiction of a group of young people in the grip of addiction. It is told in many different voices, from the addicts themselves to the friends watching from the outside who try to prevent tragedy.

Amazon | Goodreads

Slide by Jill Hathaway

Vee Bell can’t stop fainting. And when she does, it’s like she slides into someone else’s mind and sees through their eyes. Vee’s seen her sister cheat in an exam and her ex-best friend betray her at prom. But nothing prepares her to see a bloodied knife over a cheerleader’s body.

Someone is getting away with murder. And that someone is itching to kill again…

Amazon | Goodreads

The Gods And Warriors edition I picked up today is beautiful – it’s got black edged pages. So gorgeous.

I’ll be reading and reviewing these books as soon as possible, but I do have a confession to make. You guys won’t be getting a review of The Iron Trial because…I’ve already read it and own the paperback edition.

Now, I’m not one to go around buying different editions of books – I’ve already got too many, I shouldn’t add unnecessary ones to the list. However, it was £1.50, guys. How could I leave that amazing (and in perfect condition) hardback sitting there on the shelf, all on it’s lonesome?

I couldn’t.

So I had to get it.

But now the question is this: what do I do with my paperback version of the book?

There may just be a giveaway on the horizon…

Have any of you guys read these books? If so, what did you think of them? Comment below!


 – Emma

Read On!

(p.s: how do you may Mondays less sufferable?)



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