July Book Haul
Hello, everybody! So today I’m going to show you the books I bought on Bookdepository and in book shops.
Actually, my Book Depository order arrived this month but I hauled it a few weeks back. Technically it would be a bookish June Haul. But as I won’t (probably) buy any other books this month let’s stick to the July Haul ^^’.
I hope that the quality of the picture is not that bad. I couldn’t use my camera for this one so I had to take my phone. Usually, the pictures look nice on the phone screen but as soon as you are looking at the pics on your laptop, well let’s say that they do not look nice anymore.
Where to start?
1. I hate the Internet (Jarett Kobek)
This one I bought in a bookstore just after finishing Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I hate the Internet was honestly not meant to be bought. I’ve never been interested in this novel but as I hadn’t planned to finish Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda so fast during my trip I had to find another book. And so my hands fell on I hate the Internet. I started reading it but had to DNF it today because I just couldn’t get into the story. It is definitely not a bad book. You actually laugh a lot but I have to give it another go. When? I honestly don’t know.
This novel talks about all the questions, we could ask ourselves, why we use the internet when it is not always great for everybody. In a very humorous way.
2. Illuminae (Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
I honestly do not know much about this book. I have a feeling that it is the same for every single book I buy. Truthfully I prefer to buy books when I know nothing about them. Apart from the fact that they are superhyped. Most of the time I buy books because of their covers even though you shouldn’t do that. But hey I’m also just a bookworm.
So apparently Illuminae takes place in the year 2375 and it talks about two lovers whose world falls apart in like a second. (correct me if I’m wrong)
I also know that there are plenty of images in this one. And I happen to like extras in books. Especially in Sci-Fi or Fantasy books. Hence I’m excited as hell to read it.
3. The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones (Cassandra Clare)
I usually don’t like Movie-Tie ins as covers. I still don’t like them but when I saw this on the bargain section on Book Depository I had to get it. And it’s fine that I won’t get matching covers for this series because if you have the chance to get a book reduced you take it. No matter how much you hate (strong word) the cover. City of Bones will be my first book by Cassandra Clare. I only heard good things about it in the Bookworm/lover universe so I think that it will be good. I’m hardly disappointed in hyped books, therefore I don’t worry much about it.
I suppose that all of you know what is going to happen in this book and that I’m the only human being in the universe that still has to read this fricking series. But hey that’s okay and you still get to read a little summary of it.
In this book, we are going to read about vampires and werewolves. Clary Fray, our main character has a special power, she sees those creatures. Clary is also attracted by Shadowhunters which leads her to encounter another side of New York and the whole adventure begins.
4. The Red Pyramid (Rick Riordan)
I loved the Percy Jackson series. I still have to read it in English though. The only edition I have of the Percy Jackson series is the French one. So when I saw that I was a little behind – as usual – concerning Riordan’s books, well I had to add it to my cart. I just couldn’t help myself.
The father of Carter and Sadie Kane is a brilliant Egyptologist. However one of his plans go wrong and he unleashes the god Set. Not a good idea because Set is the god of chaos. He imprisons Dr Kane and his children have to run to save their lives. Their adventure starts by trying to save their father.
5. Carry On (Rainbow Rowell)
Carry on, will be my first book by Rainbow Rowell. I had a hard time deciding with what book I wanted to start. However, when I saw this beautiful edition of Carry On, my bookworm heart started to beat a little bit faster. So Carry on it is.
From what I saw on the cover, it is going to be a novel about witchcraft and wizardry and the first sentence of the summary actually reminded me of Harry Potter. Which is awesome by the way.
In this novel, we will meet a clumsy wizard called Simon Snow. Simon can not make his wand work and if he does he lights something on fire. (Just like our dear Seamus Finnigan. Gosh I like Simon already). His life is pretty messed up. He is freshly single, his nemesis doesn’t show up for his last year at the Wizardry school and his mentor, well the last one is avoiding him.
I think that I’m going to love this novel. I honestly do.
6. Mitosis (Brandon Sanderson)
This is a short story which takes place after Steelheart. I don’t know if you have to read this one before the second book in The Reckoners series but I preferred to read it before the second one. I just don’t want to miss out on something.
Epics are still plaguing Newcago but the Reckoners promise to fight back.
7. A court of thorns and roses (Sarah J.Maas)
Some of you are probably going to shout at me because I still haven’t read a single book of Sarah J.Maas. Honestly, I don’t know why. Maybe because of the Romance? I usually do not like Romance. I only read them when the synopsis or the cover makes me want to read it. I also heard that there is going to be a lot of Romance in this one. However, the Beauty and the Beast retelling made me want to read this one. I hope that I won’t be disappointed.
8. Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)
Last but not least I purchased the first book in the Throne of Glass Series. I have no idea if this is also a retelling of something I do know however that I will never be able to pronounce the name of the protagonist. The only thing I hope is that I’ll be able to pronounce it in my head. The main character (I won’t even try to type this one) is a trained assassin. Alas, she got caught. To obtain her freedom, she has to fight against the prince. Will she succeed? I suppose that I have to read the book to get my answer.
That is all for today. What books did you buy for this month? And what are your opinions on the books featured in this Haul? Let me know in the comments down below.