Book Haul (1): 01/10/2016

Hey bibliophiles,

Something new that I’ll be doing in 2016 is sharing my book hauls for everyone to see! It’s also a great way for me to keep track of what and when I’m purchasing books :D.

Yesterday, I attended a bookish get together in downtown Toronto where we explored BMV Books (Spadina location), grabbed a bite, and then proceeded to Indigo. While I didn’t buy anything at Indigo I was able to find two (2) Penguin English Library editions at BMV in great condition! Yay :)!


EEEK!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Amanda for letting me borrow this ❤

The Impostor Queen

Author: Sarah Fine
Series: The Impostor Queen, #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Amanda from Brains, Books, and Brawn

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Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between the love she has for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must align with the right side—before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.

 


 

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen
Genre: Classics,
Publisher: Penguin English Library edition
Source: BMV Books

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‘To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive’.

During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine’s love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father’s mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen’s works.

 


 

 

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G.K. Chesterton
Genre: Classic, Mystery,
Publisher: Penguin English Library edition
Source: BMV Books

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“A man’s brain is a bomb,” he cried out, loosening suddenly his strange passion and striking his own skull with violence. “My brain feels like a bomb, night and day. It must expand! It must expand! A man’s brain must expand, if it breaks up the universe”.

In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe’s Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of ‘Thursday’. When Syme discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined …

 


 

Until next time bibliophiles,
Patty♕

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