Sunday, May 3, 2015

Book Haul 5/2/2015

Yesterday was free comic book day and fully booked was having a sale so I said why not. I'm so proud of my self this time because I only bought a couple of books. I saw some books that I was interested with but I put them down because I want to only books that are in my books to buy list and buy only the number of books that I have finish reading. So for example last month I finished 5 books therefore I can buy 5 books this month. I do this to avoid over cluttering my tbr pile. 

I am trying to get into collecting comic books and graphic novel, so what perfect time to start buying some during free comic book day. I bought got two comic books, which are Gambit's comic books. If you know me personally you would know that Gambit is my favorite super hero. He has the ability to mentally create, control, and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his desire. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in card-throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a staff. Gambit is known to charge playing cards and other objects with kinetic energy, using them as explosive projectiles. I first saw Gambit in X-men: the animated series and I just fell in love with him. He's very charming and funny. He can be good or bad. Plus, his moments with Rogue are just so hilarious and I love their relationship with one another. I can't wait for his solo film in 2016 and I hope to see him in X-men: Apocalypse. 
Gambit 2004 #11

Marvel Comics Gambit (Sinister Redemption, Sept Issue Number 1) 

I also bought three books, which was 20% off each so why not. I bought 2 fantasy books since I love fantasy books and I heard great reviews from booktubers about these two books. Also, I have been searching for EON by Allison Goodman for a couple of months now in my local bookstores and I am glad I finally found it and that it was on sale. People have been raving about Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and I finally succumb to the peer pressure and decided to purchase it. I'll be reading throne of glass in the near future since I love the synopsis and I can see the potential of this book. 

Also, I bought I contemporary book, which is the probability of miracles by Wendy Wunder. I'm not gonna lie one of my reason for buying this book is because of the cover. I know but I can't help it it is just so pretty. Plus, I have been trying to read a couple of contemporary young adult books in order to expand my reading selection and so that I can recommend books to my younger sisters since they are only interested in reading YA contemporary books. The synopsis sounds intriguing and I'll be reading this book when I go to the pool or beach, since I think it would be a good easy fast summer read. 

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. 
 PLOT:
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. 

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. 

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. 

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

EON by Alison Goodman 



 PLOT:
Also Known As: Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, and Eon (All the same book just published with different publishers)

Swordplay, dragon magic--and a hero with a desperate secret

Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic,, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye--an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.

But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.
When Eon's secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic...and her life. 


THE PROBABILITY OF MIRACLES By Wendy Wunder



PLOT: 
Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine - a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it's undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe - in love, in herself, and even in miracles.

A debut novel from an immensely talented new writer, The Probability of Miracles crackles with wit, romance and humor and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page. 

Star Crossed by Jospehine Angelini 

   I have already read this book in my kindle and I recommended it to my younger sister and she bought a copy. But after a few chapters she stop because she did not like it since it was a fantasy book  and she likes contemporary ones. So she gave me her copy since she knows that I love the book and series so much and she's not going to continue reading it.

PLOT: 
How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
 


So that is all what I bought. I hope this gives you an insight of what book to read and I hope you all have a great day. 

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