Monday, 29 September 2014

September Library Haul #2

Hi guys! I am back with another Library haul this month! Went to the library on Friday and got some pretty amazing books!

Ready to see it?


Here's a closer look at the books mentioned!    
'Between the Spark and the Burn'
April Genevieve Tucholke
Lauren Oliver

'The Book Thief'
Markus Zusak
'The Night Circus'
Erin Morgenstern
So, first of all, I went to get Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke! 
I read the first book 'Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea' last October and really love it! So I can't wait to continue my adventure with this duology!

Secondly, I saw Panic by Lauren Oliver sitting there, waiting for me to go get it, so naturally, my body moved towards that book and grab it *unconsciously* XD

Thirdly, I couldn't find this book anywhere in the YA (Young adult) section (I thought it was considered as a YA book), so I went to check the system and found out that this book was actually considered an Adult fiction! :O And this book is... The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern! It had kind of a high rating of 4 in Goodreads, so I am pretty excited to start reading this!

Finally, I was walking around in the Adult section when I laid my eyes upon this book. I kind of fangirled at that moment... That book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak! Pretty pumped to begin reading this book. There are mixed reviews from the people around me, so I am not sure if it's a good book, but I shall see for myself. However, Goodreads has a high rating of 4.36 for this book! So again, I am also quite excited about this book! Hope I can enjoy it, although my knowledge of history isn't that good at all.

Here's a synopsis for any of you who are interested in the books mentioned above! :D

1. Between the Spark and the Burn: Freddie once told me that the Devil created all the fear in the world.
But then, the Devil once told me that it's easier to forgive someone for scaring you than for making you cry.
The problem with River West Redding was that he'd done both to me.

The crooked-smiling liar River West Redding, who drove into Violet's life one summer day and shook her world to pieces, is gone. Violet and Neely, River's other brother, are left to worry—until they catch a two a.m. radio program about strange events in a distant mountain town. They take off in search of River but are always a step behind, finding instead frenzied towns, witch hunts, and a wind-whipped island with the thrum of something strange and dangerous just under the surface. It isn't long before Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the one Redding brother she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own . . .

2. Panic: Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.
Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.
Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.
For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

3.The Night Circus: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night. 
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

4. The Book Thief: 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.

That's all for this post! Hope you guys enjoy reading it.
Until then, have a great time reading! Muacks! XD

(Synopsis credits to Goodreads)

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