February Book Haul

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Hello my fellow booklovers, here are the books I picked up this month.

The Lord of the Rings – book one and two. By J.R.R. Tolkien

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So I know what you are thinking, “Lauren where is the first book?” Well I got these for 99p each so I couldn’t say no. They are in great condition amd look at those covers. I’m looking forward to reading this series because surprisingly I have never read this series before. I know, I know (shock, horror) how could I. But dont worry they are on my TBR for this year.

Summary for The Two Towers from Goodreads
The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor–the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring. Thus continues the magnificent, bestselling tale of adventure begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its soul-stirring climax in The Return of the King

Summary for The Return of The King
The third part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads even wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I couldn’t buy Lord of the Rings without getting The Hobbit plus I fell in love with this cover so it was a no-brainer.

Summary for The Hobbit from Goodreads
Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo-alone and unaided-who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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I found this cheap aswell so I couln’t say no, I have heard nothing but great things about this series. I still need to get Cinder and the rest in the series, however I’m excited to make a start on collecting the books. I am a big fan of fairytale retellings so I know I’m going to love this.

Summary for Scarlet from Goodreads
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. 
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Nod by Adrian Barnes

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I recieved this from the publisher to review. I don’t know very much about this however it seems very good. I’m looking forward to reading this.

Summary for Nod from Goodreads
Dawn breaks and no one in the world has slept the night before. Or almost no one. A few people, perhaps one in ten thousand, can still sleep, and they’ve all shared the same mysterious dream. A handful of silent children can still sleep as well, but what they’re dreaming remains a mystery. Global panic ensues. A medical fact: after six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis sets in. After four weeks, the body dies. In the interim, a bizarre new world arises and swallows the old one whole. A world called Nod.

The Immortality Engine by George Mann

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This was another book I was sent by the publisher. It is the third standalone book in the series. This is another book I’m excited to getting round to reading.

Summary for The Immortality Engine from Goodread.
On the surface, life is going well for Victorian special agent Sir Maurice Newbury, who has brilliantly solved several nigh-impossible cases for Queen Victoria with his indomitable assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes, by his side. But these facts haven’t stopped Newbury from succumbing increasingly frequently to his dire flirtation with the lure of opium. His addiction is fueled in part by his ill-gotten knowledge of Veronica’s secret relationship with the queen, which Newbury fears must be some kind of betrayal. Veronica, consumed by worry and care for her prophetic but physically fragile sister Amelia, has no idea that she is a catalyst for Newbury’s steadily worsening condition.
Veronica and Newbury’s dear friend Bainbridge, the Chief Investigator at Scotland Yard, tries to cover for him as much as possible, but when the body of a well known criminal turns up, Bainbridge and Veronica track Newbury down in an opium den and drag him out to help them with the case. The body is clearly, irrefutably, that of the man in question, but shortly after his body is brought to the morgue, a crime is discovered that bears all the dead man’s hallmarks. Bainbridge and Veronica fear someone is committing copycat crimes, but Newbury is not sure. Somehow, the details are too perfect for it to be the work of a copycat. But how can a dead man commit a crime?

Well there you have my February book haul. I hope you enjoyed this haul and let me know if you would like to see monthly hauls on blog.

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