September/October 2015 Book Haul

Over the past few months, I have acquired quite a lot of books.  Mostly due to the Young Adult Literature Conference that I went to in October, I bought a whopping 25 books!

Here are all of the books that I purchased:

1.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition


by, J.K. Rowling; Illustrations by Jim Kay


Young Adult fantasy about an orphaned boy who has no idea he is a famous wizard.  The illustrations in this edition are very well done and bring a new experience to re-reading the series! It is a must-have for every Potterhead!

2. The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen


by, Katherine Howe

Young Adult Historical Fantasy involving an aspiring filmmaker and a mysterious girl set in New York City.

3. Blood of My Blood


by, Barry Lyga

This is the third installment in a young adult mystery thriller featuring a serial killer and his struggling son.

4. The Young Elites


by, Marie Lu

This is the new, young adult fantasy series where we see the aftermath of a country struck by a deadly disease. Not only has their world changed forever, but a new group, the Young Elites, has risen with special gifts.

5-7. The Legend Trilogy


by, Marie Lu

This is the young adult, bestselling series where the country’s most wanted criminal meets a boy whose on a mission to avenge his brother’s recent death.

8. The Uninvited


by, Cat Winters

This is a young adult paranormal, historical story where a young girl, struck by the flu, awakens to the frightening ability to see ghosts.

9. M. Train


by, Patti Smith

This is a memoir following an artist’s life told through cafes and other events from around the world.

10. Conversion



by, Katherine Howe

This is a young adult, historical novel following a prep school who is becoming a hotspot of a mysterious disease where students are struck with seizures and even hair-loss.

11.  All Fall Down



by, Ally Carter

This is a young adult mystery about an embassy and a girl who wants revenge.

12. Bone Gap


by, Laura Ruby

This is a young adult fantasy where gaps are the norm.  It is no surprise when Rosa goes missing leaving Finn and Sean on their own.

13. A Night Divided


by, Jennifer A. Nielsen

This story surrounds a family before the Berlin Wall is built.  Within a night, Gerta’s family is divided by the tragic construction.

14. Ash & Bramble


by, Sarah Prineas

This is a young adult Cinderella re-telling that features the dark, TRUE story behind what really happened to the girl named Pin.

15. Trial by Fire


by, Josephine Angelini

In this young adult fantasy, Lily is allergic to everything which makes her life complicated at best.  But when an incident at school leaves her embarrassed, she suddenly finds herself in a whole new, horrific world.

16. Prisoner of Night and Fog



by, Anne Blankman

When your uncle is Adolf Hitler, you grow up under layers of secrets and darkness. Being his favorite, she struggles when she finds herself becoming closer to a cute Jewish reporter.

17. Snow Like Ashes


by, Sara Raasch

This young adult fantasy is of a society enslaved by the Kingdom of Winter.  But eight survivors may be all the country needs to rebuild the monarch and save everyone.

18. The Spiritglass Charade


by, Colleen Gleason

If you are fans of Sherlock Holmes, you will love this young adult steampunk, mystery featuring Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes as they try to solve another case.

19. The Scorpion Rules


by, Erin Bow

This is a young adult fantasy surrounding a world where if your country engages in warfare, your royal heir will die.

20. Walk on Earth a Stranger


by, Rae Carson

This young adult fantasy during a gold rush.  Lee has a secret that can be dangerous if people begin to find out: she can sense gold.

21. A Madness So Discreet


by, Mindy McGinnis

This young adult thriller full of asylums and madness!

22. The Wrath of the Dawn


by, Renee Ahdieh

In this young adult fantasy/romance, the boy-king takes on a new bride every night only to murder them before dawn.  When a girl’s best friend becomes his next victim, she takes it upon herself to stop the madness.

23. Mosquitoland


by, David Arnold

Roadtrip! Mim decides to embark on a thousand mile journey on a Greyhound bus to find her mother.

24. The Creeping


by, Alexandra Sirowy

In this young adult horror/thriller, two girls disappear and only one returns..

25. Six of Crows


by, Leigh Bardugo

In her new, young adult series, we follow six people who are about to try to accomplish an impossible heist.

I can definitely say that this is a successful book haul!  Let me know in the comments below which book is your favorite?!

Happy Reading!


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