So as you can probably guess from the title; IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Yesterday I turned 17 and to celebrate I only went and got more books!
In this post I will be telling you all about the amazing books I got, where I got them from, how much they cost me and I will give a little summary about them (don’t worry, there’s no spoilers). I will also leave a link (if possible) to where you can purchase the book at a discounted price.
NEW RELEASE BOOKS 2016:
1. FLAWED By Cecelia Ahern (#FLAWED Book 1)
Many of you have probably heard of Cecelia Ahern as she is most famous for her adult fiction novels P.S. I Love You and Love Rosie (which both happen to be movies too.) Flawed is her NEW Young Adult debut series of the dystopian genre.
Place of Purchase: ASDA, Price: £7, RRP: £14.99, Published (UK Hardback): March 24th 2016 by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
“Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.”
FIND OUT MORE http://uk.cecelia-ahern.com/flawed-uk-version/
Buy Flawed from The Book Depository for £7: http://www.bookdepository.com/Flawed/9780008125097
2. LUCY LOCKET ONLINE DISASTER By Emma Moss (#GIRLS CAN VLOG Book 1)
This a brand new teen series by debut author Emma Moss. This book a quirky read in a fun easy to read format.
Place of Purchase: ASDA, Price: £4, RRP: £6.99, Published (UK Paperback): April 21st 2016 by Macmillan Children’s Book
“NEWSFLASH . . . VLOGGING IS GO!
It’s bad enough having to move house, school and country all at the same time, without making a fool of yourself on the first day of term. But that’s just what Lucy’s done – and one of her classmates has videoed the whole thing and put it online!
Lucy’s so stressed, her stammer’s become worse than ever. So when a friend encourages her to create her own videos, she thinks it’s a terrible idea – surely she’s embarrassed herself enough for one lifetime! But when Lucy finally gives vlogging a try, she’s amazed to find that people actually want to watch . . .Includes tips for making your own vlogs!”
Buy Lucy Locket: Online Disaster from The Book Depository for £5.24: http://www.bookdepository.com/Lucy-Locket-Online-Disaster-Emm-Moss/9781509814916?ref=grid-view
3. THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING By Morgan Matson
Morgan Matson is well known for Second Chance Summer and Since You’ve Been Gone. Her latest novel The Unexpected Everything is a must have summer read.
Place of Purchase: ASDA Price: £4 RRP: £7.99 Published (UK Paperback): Published May 5th 2016 by Simon & Schuster Children’s
“Before the scandal, Andie had important plans. And zero of them involved walking an insane amount of dogs, being in the same house as her dad or hanging out with Clark. Now there’s a whole summer stretching out in front of Andie without a plan. And Andie always sticks to the plan
But here’s the thing-if everything’s always mapped out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?”
FIND OUT MORE: http://www.morganmatson.com/scs.php
Buy The Unexpected Everything from The Book Depository for £5.59: http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Unexpected-Everything/9781471146145
4. BEAUTIFUL BROKEN THINGS By Sara Barnard
Author Sara Barnard from Brighton tells a powerful storey of complexities in friendship between three teenage girls. In her debut novel.
Place of Purchase: ASDA Price: £4 RRP: £7.99 Published (UK Paperback): Published February 25th 2016 by Macmillan Children’s Books (UK)
“I was brave…She was reckless…We were trouble…
Caddy and Rosie have always been inseparable. But that was before Suzanne. Now Caddy wants to be more than just the quiet one. She wants something to happen. Suzanne is trying to escape her past and be someone different. But sometimes downward spirals have a momentum of their own. And no one can break your heart like a best friend.”
Buy Beautiful Broken Things from The Book Depository for £5.59: http://www.bookdepository.com/Beautiful-Broken-Things-Sar-Barnard/9781509803538?ref=grid-view
5. WHEN WE COLLIDED By Emery Lord
Similar to All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven When We Collided tells an emotional storey and challenges mental health issues of teenagers.
Place of Purchase: ASDA Price: £4 RRP: £7.99 Published (UK Paperback): Published April 7th 2016 by Bloomsbury Children’s
“Seventeen year old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he’s not. Now Jonah must numbly take care of his family as they reel from their tragedy. Cue next change: Vivi Alexander, new girl in town.
Vivi is in love with life. A gorgeous and unfiltered hurricane of thoughts and feelings. She seems like she’s from another planet as she transforms Jonah’s family and changes his life. But there are always consequences when worlds collide …”
FIND OUT MORE: http://www.emerylord.com/2015/06/when-we-collided.html
Buy When We Collided from The Book Depository for £5.59: http://www.bookdepository.com/When-We-Collided/9781408870082
6. THE BOOK THIEF By Markus Zusak
A powerful and emotional storey about a young girl set in WW2 times in Germany.
Place of Purchase: The Works (http://www.theworks.co.uk/p/teen/the-book-thief/9780552773898) Price: £3 RRP: £7.99 Published (UK Paperback): Published September 8th 2007 by Black Swan
“It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.”
FIND OUT MORE: http://www.randomhouse.com/features/markuszusak/books/
7. THE 5TH WAVE By Rick Yancey
This Dystopian trilogy by Rick Yancey is a fast paced, action Sci-Fi novel series; now also a motion picture.
Place of Purchase: The Works (http://www.theworks.co.uk/p/books-for-teenagers/the-5th-wave—film-tie-in/9780141366470) Price: £3 RRP: £7.99 Published (UK Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition): Published November 18th 2015 by Penguin UK
“After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.”
FIND OUT MORE: http://www.the5thwaveiscoming.com/books
Total spent: £29, Total RRP: £61.93, Saved: £32.93
I will be having reviews for all these books (once I get around to reading them :P)
Let me know in the comments what books you’ve purchased recently and if you pick up any of these books.