New Purchases!

Hello all!

I’ve gone a little bit overboard with the books this month I think which I usually don’t do but I’ll explain why I bought this books down below and it’s going to be a pretty long one today as well as I’ve bought 16 books in total. Whoops…

 

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

The first book I picked up was Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. Now, I’ve not read any of the Mortal Instruments series yet but I have watched the movie and started watching the TV show on Netflix recently as well so I have a vague understanding of how those stories are going and I will get to them eventually! Anyhow, this story is separate from Mortal Instruments, I believe, but still in the same world. The first thing that drew me to the book in the first place was the front cover, it’s so artistic and very pleasing to the eye that I picked up. And then, oh my God! The pages on the side/top/bottom are blue! The pages are actually blue! And you all know my favourite colour is blue so I had to buy it. Plus the first page was really interesting!

lady midnight

Summary:

“In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other – but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter. She lives for battle. Alongside her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries – the most powerful of supernatural creatures – teeter on the edge of war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries are found murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held by the faerie Courts. All they have to do is solve the murders within two weeks… and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents – and can she bear to know the truth?”

Price: £7.99

 

2. Roald Dahl Collection by Roald Dahl

I was really excited when I came into work maybe a week or so ago because we have this company called The Book People who come in every month (I think, don’t quote me on that) to deliver a bunch of books. You can then choose which ones you like and buy them off them but it always varies and because of where I work, a lot of the choices are usually for younger children. But every so often I hit a goldmine and they have some AMAZING books on sale. For instance, this collection here of Roald Dahls’ books and all I could say when I saw it was ‘Whoa! I need these books!’. At first I was a bit put off by the price but then I realised you get 15 books in there and that works out quite cheap per book… so why not? 

But seeing as there are 15 books I’ll only do a quick picture of each one and a quick summary. These are my childhood books and I used to love reading his books in Primary School and then the early years of High School, the think I loved the most were the illustrations (all done by Quentin Blake, brilliant artist by the way!). They really brought the stories to life!

  • The BFG

BFG

Summary:

“Human beans is not really believing in Giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.”

 

  • Matilda

Matilda

Summary:

“We saw Miss Trunchbull grab a girl by the pigtails and throw her over the playground fence!”

 

  • Esio Trot

Esio Trot.jpg

Summary:

“I do actually happen to know how to make tortoises grow faster, if that’s really want you want.”

 

  • George’s Marvelous Medicine

Georges Marvelous Medicine

Summary:

“The rule would be this: whatever he saw, if it was runny or powdery or gooey, it went in.”

 

  • Fantastic Mr Fox

fantastic mr fox

Summary:

“Did you hear that, Mr Fox! It’s not over yet! We’re not going home till we’ve strung you up dead as a dingbat!”

 

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

charlie and the chocolate factory.jpg

Summary:

“I, Willy Wonka, have decided to allow five children to visit my factory this year. These lucky five will be allowed to see all the secrets and magic.”

 

  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

charlie and the great glass elevator.jpg

Summary:

“What a load of luck!’ cried Mr Wonka. ‘We’ve landed ourselves slap in the middle of the biggest space operation of all time!”

 

  • Danny the Champion of the World

danny and the champion of the world.jpg

Summary: 

“A stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves in a parent who is sparky.”

 

  • The Magic Finger

magic finger.jpg

Summary:

“Suddenly a sort of flash comes out of me. Like something electric. It jumps out and touches the person who has me cross…”

 

  • The Twits

the twits

Summary:

“To pay Mrs Twit back for the worms in his spaghetti, Mr Twit thought up a really clever nasty trick.”

 

  • The Witches

the witches

Summary:

“One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear.”

 

  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

the giraffe and the pelly and me.jpg

Summary:

“My jewels! Somebody’s stolen my jewels!”

 

  • James and the Giant Peach

james and the giant peach

Summary:

“Bigger and bigger grew the peach, bigger and bigger and bigger.”

 

  • Boy

boy

Summary:

“I am only eight years old.’ I told myself. ‘No little boy has ever murdered anyone. It’s not possible.”

 

  • Going Solo

going solo

Summary:

“A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones.”

Price for the whole collection: £20

 

I really hoped you enjoyed my long winded blog post about my new purchases! I’m excited to get stuck into them eventually, especially the Roald Dahl books because they were the dominant books of my childhood – even before Harry Potter!

Let me know if you have any of these books or if you have already read them, leave me a comment and tell me what you thought about them! I love to hear your opinions!

Happy reading!

~A.

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