Book Haul September 2014

Book Haul is a weekly (or monthly) meme  where  bloggers share the books they bought or have received. Book Haul goes around the blogosphere under the name In My Mailbox, Stacking the Shelves & Showcase Sunday.

Well, hello! I haven't done a book haul for a long while now. Seriously, the last one I did was back in 2013. Wow! Does that mean I haven't bought any books since 2013? That's so ridiculous. Of course NOT. Yes, I have been buying a lot less books than last year, but I still have done some serious damage on my bank account. 


This month I bought two awesome hardcover books and three kindle books. At least I think they are awesome books, I still haven't read them, but the covers are amazing! That counts for something, right?

45 pounds by K.A. Barson
The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna

Kindle books:
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout


What did you bought and have you read any of the books I bought this week? 

Enjoy your weekend!!

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The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson

The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson
Release date: May, 2012
Pages: 435
Source: Bought

My feelings:




Description:
In the year 2086, Camp Eden promises summer “the way things used to be,” back before the oceans rose, the sun became a daily enemy, and modern civilization sank into chaos. Located inside the EdenWest BioDome, the camp is an oasis of pine trees, cool water, and rustic charm.
But all at Camp Eden is not what it seems.
No one will know this better than 15-year-old Owen Parker. A strange underwater vision, even stranger wounds on Owen’s neck, and a cryptic warning from the enchanting lifeguard Lilly hint at a mystery that will take Owen deep beneath Lake Eden and even deeper into the past. What he discovers could give him the chance to save the tattered planet. But first, Owen will have to escape Camp Eden alive.

My Review:
I bought The Lost Code because of two reasons. One, the cover is awesome! It’s pretty darn cool. And two, the premise sounded unique. And who doesn’t like an unique story?

The characters are very interesting. Owen is a young boy, insecure and shy at first but starts to grow into a strong, brave young men. The other characters  are great as well. They all have their role to play and I like that as a reader you don’t know which role that is and on which side they are.

There is a love interest in the book and I liked it. It’s not that very well development, but it was just super sweet and cute. The Atlantean part of the story was super interesting and very adventurous. I’m seriously excited to get the second book in the series. The plot was very well done and I just could picture it in my head like a great adventure movie, something like the Disney movie Atlantis. I do have to say The Lost Code starts with a slow pace, but when the mystery unravels the pace starts to pick up speed and it turns into a page-turner. 

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The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery

The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery
Release date: September, 2014
Pages: 317
Source: Received for review from Netgalley – Publisher

My feelings:



Description:
For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it's an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker - the Reaper - he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag.

As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no longer know who to trust. With time running out, Grace must unmask the Reaper before he destroys everything she cares about for ever.

My Review:
Do you enjoy watching those scary movies about a group of young people who get themselves in trouble? The one where the characters all disappear one by one and you just don’t know who the evil one is. The one when you actually don’t want to watch further, because you kind of already knows what’s going to happen, but it’s just too good to stop. Is your answer yes, than this book is so for you! Grab some soda and popcorn, you will love this ride.

I don't want to give away a lot, so I'm not going to tell anything about the characters. Why? Because this book needs the element of suprise and for you as a reader to find everything out for yourself. Giving it away, or telling you what these characters are like is like my best friend telling me the plot of the last Twilight book. And yet still to this day I haven't read the last book!

I freaking love the plot. The story is fast-paced. I read this book in one sitting and I seriously could not put the book down. Reading 100 society felt like watching a thriller movie, a great one. The mystery was not easy solvable and seriously I had no clue who the stalker could be. I always bet on the wrong horse. We all know how these kind of movies end, so no big surprise here. But, I still thought it was a nice ending.


I highly recommend! 

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The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
Release date: May, 2013
Pages: 267
Source: Bought

My feelings:



Description:

On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

My review:
Who doesn’t love a book about Nerds? I do, I do.

Madelyn is a great character. She is popular, dating the hottest boy from school and has a secret from everyone. She reads comics and loves it. She’s trying very hard to keep it a secret, but is just not happy with it all. I love her crush on Logan. He’s so sweet and swoon-worthy, totally a dork and proud of it. Yay!

The plot, well, read the description, a dead giveaway.
It’s a short, funny, sweet read and perfect for the summer. 

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I'm back!

Yay! I'm back from vacation. Well, actually I've been back for three days now. I still have a bit of jetlag, but I'm super happy to be back again. Today I wanted to post a review, but I'm so tired.. But this week there will be two reviews posted on the blog. Hooray! So def. look out for those. :)

See you all very soon. 

XX Nina

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