September TBR

I am 100% sure that I am not going to complete all of these books because of school, but I will try to finish at least half.

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

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A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

I have already started this and I am loving it so far!

Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same

This was on last months TBR but I really just want to of read all of John Greens books.

The Summer I turned pretty trilogy by Jenny Han

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Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Again, I think it was on last months TBR but summers almost over so I need to read this soon!

The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman

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Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

Was probably on last months TBR too (you can see a theme here) but I have heard nothing but good things about this one!

Anna and the French kiss trilogy by Stephanie Perkins

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Anna is looking forwardaristotle to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

Heard nothing but good things about these book, and now that the final book is out I can marathon the series.

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Firstly that cover is beautiful, secondly I have been recommend this so much! I must get to it in September.

Doll Bones by Holly Black  

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Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . .

I have never read a Holly Black book and I have heard really good things about this children’s book!

The Coldest girl in coldtown by Holly Black

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Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

I am really looking forward to reading this one! Looks like a really good twist on vampires.

Since you’ve been gone by Morgan Matson 

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It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.
On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?
Apple picking at night?
Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn?
Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger?
Um…
Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping?
Wait…what?

This book just sounds so fun and addicting!

The shock of the fall by Nathan Filer

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‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’

Just by reading that little snippet I am already addicted. I think this is going to be a very interesting book.


So that’s all of my September TBR, 14 books! I know I won’t read all of them but I am aiming for 7 maybe. I am at least trying to get the ones done which were on my August TBR.

What books are you planning on reading in September?

 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series review

Percy Jackson and the lightening thief

“Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive

This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I’ve stolen his lightning bolt – and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.”

I wish I picked up this book series earlier. I absolutely love this world and all the characters. This was such a quick read for me, the quickest I’ve had in a long time, the Greek  mythology aspect of it I found very interesting and found myself wanting to learn more about the gods and monsters. As a book for children of about the age 9+ it was very easy and simple to understand and not very descriptive. It wasn’t the most beautiful piece of literature I have ever read but was a very exciting read with amazing characters and a fun world to delve into it.

Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters

“You can’t tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea.

It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodge ball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants – and that was only the beginning

Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones . . .”

There was so much action in this short book, so much that sometimes you got confused what was happening. However the interactions between all the characters were good. We also got introduced into new characters like Percy’s half brother Tyson, we also learned more about previous events that have happened at Camp half blood. I preferred the first book to Sea of monsters as this one felt a little rushed and quite hard to understand and to focus on one event at a time.

Percy Jackson and the titans curse

“It’s not every day you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human.

But when you’re the son of a Greek God, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a Goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh and guess what. The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive . . .”

I enjoyed this book the most out of all of them, I didn’t have very high expectations as I’ve heard by most people this was there least favourite of the series. I loved all the new characters and being introduced to the new gods, this one felt the most serious so far as it was a life or death situation. I did miss Annabeth quite a bit through this book (why does every book series have that one book with one of the lead characters missing). This is the first book where you begin to feel Percy and his friends grow up and start being teenagers.

 

Percy Jackson and the battle of the Labyrinth

“Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do.

As the son of a Greek God, I’ve had my share of near-death disaster – and now my arch enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth.

If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond . . .”

The first 150 pages was amazing, it was so action packed and new characters were introduced and it had such an interesting plot. I loved the prophecy in this one, its the one which made the most sense to me and intrigued me the most.
Then for the next 100 pages I kind of got a bit sick of being in the labyrinth and I felt that it was just kind of repeating itself a bit. Follow Rachel…Get attacked by monsters…Escape. It just got a bit boring and repetitive.
But then the rest of the book was even better than the beginning, the ending was great and was well worth struggling through the middle part of the book. The ending for me made me want to read the next book straight away more than the first three.

Percy Jackson and the last Olympian

“Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world.

It happens when you’re the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy, I turn sixteen and the fate of the entire world is on me. But no pressure.

Now Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City. And the dreaded monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it’s me and forty of my demi-god friends versus untold evil . . .”

This book had so much action from the first page, there was never a dull moment. Until reading this book I never realised how attached I had come to these character, not just the main characters like Percy and Annabeth even the minor characters.
There were so many twists and turns in this book and you never knew who to trust.
This was such a good and satisfactory ending to the series.

 

The opposites book tag

The first book in your collection

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J.K Rowling

The last book you bought

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A cheap book

The fault in our stars by John Green (I think it was about £3.50 on Amazon when I bought it)

Expensive book

Harry Potter Page to screen by Bob McCabe (I think it was£30.00 and that was on offer)

A book with a male protagonist

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

A book with a female protagonist

Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth

A book you ready quickly

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

A book that took you a long time to read

Girl of nightmares by Kendare Blake

A pretty cover

You’re the one that I want by Giovanna Fletcher

An ugly cover

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

A national book

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

An international book

City of bones by Cassandra Clare

A thin book

The tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling

A thick book

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

A fiction book

The dinosaur that pooped a planet by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter

A non-fiction book

Mcfly Unsaid things by Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Harry Judd and Danny Jones

A romantic book

Billy and me by Giovanna Fletcher

An action book

Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkien

A book that made you happy

Me and Earl and the dying girl by Jesse Andrews

A book that made you sad

Harry Potter and the Deathly hallows by J.K Rowling