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Book Haul : Charity Shops

This was a very small haul but I promised myself that I would only buy a few books as I no longer have room on my bookshelves. I really need to go through my books and yep, you guessed it, get rid of some! Noooooooo! Anyway, look at these beauties…

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

RRP: £8.99 <> Price: 99p <> Condition: 7/10

Blurb: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows that everything feels very small and rather joyless now, and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

My thoughts: I’ve only recently got into Chick Lit/Romance but I’m really enjoying it. I haven’t yet seen the film but I keep hearing that the book is amazing too, so I decided, seeing as the book was only 99p, that I would risk it for a chocolate biscuit and go ahead and purchase it.

Black Powder by Ally Sherrick

RRP: £6.99. <> Price: 99p <> Condition: 8/10

Blurb: England, 1605.

Twelve-year-old Tom is in a terrifying race against time to save his father from the hangman’s noose. In desperation, he makes a deal with a fearsome scarred stranger, known only as the Falcon. But what’s really at stake in this murky world of plotting and gunpowder? Tom must rely on his wits and courage, as his loyalty is put to the ultimate test…

My thoughts: I think the cover was what really pulled me to this book. I then read the blurb and thought it sounded quite a good story line. What do you think?

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

RRP: £6.99 <> Price: £2 <> Condition 8/10

Blurb: Janie Scott has just moved to London from sunny LA, and she’s finding it forbidding, dreary and cold. That is until she meets Benjamin Burrows who dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin’s father – a mysterious apothecary – is kidnapped, he entrusts Janie and Benjamin with a powerful book, full of ancient spells and magical potions.

But there are others who seek the book’s secrets – spies in possession of nuclear weapons that could destroy the world…

My thoughts: What drew me to this book was that absolutely gorgeous cover. Look at it! The blurb also sounds good and I’m looking forward to reading it.

The Finisher by David Baldacci

RRP: £7.99 <> Price: £1 <> Condition: 6.5/10

Blurb: Enter a village imprisoned by its fear of the unknown. Where curiosity is discouraged, and no one has ever left – or wanted to. Until now.

Then a mysterious bequest turns one teenage girl’s life upside down. A curious map and a ring which connects Vega to another time lead her to discover an unknown world beyond the perimeter walls. A world filled with possibilities, and creatures beyond her imagining. But before Vega can experience it, she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth of what exists beyond the confines of her village may cost Vega her life…

My thoughts: Again, it was the cover that drew me to this book. I felt that it looked similar to some books I have previously enjoyed such as Hunger Games but with a Lord of the Rings element to it. It seems slightly Young Adult which is fine but I am starting to enjoy Young Adult books less as they all seem to be rather predictable.

What do you think of my latest haul? Have you ever read these books? Which book would you want to read first?

As always, thanks again for reading my blog!

Gee Liz ❤

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