Book Haul: July 2017 #1

So I did it again another massive haul. But this month was full of some really pretty covers so I'm very happy to add these to my shelf.

Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Price: $21.43

Where: Book Depository 

Synopsis: "Stacey LeeScarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.When the sisters' long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true..."

Title: To Capture What We Cannot Keep

Author: Beatrice Colin

Price: $9

Where: Kmart

Synopsis: "As the Eiffel Tower rises, a marvel of steel and air and light, the subject of extreme controversy and a symbol of the future, a young Scottish widow and the Tower's engineer fall in love.In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Emile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris--a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground their vastly different social strata become clear. Cait is a widow who, because of her precarious financial situation, is forced to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges. Emile is expected to take on the bourgeois stability of his family's business and choose a suitable wife..."

Title: Flame in the Mist

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Price: $18.10

Where: Book Depository

Synopsis: "Mariko has always known that being a woman means she's not in control of her own fate. But Mariko is the daughter of a prominent samurai and a cunning alchemist in her own right, and she refuses to be ignored. When she is ambushed by a group of bandits known as the Black Clan enroute to a political marriage to Minamoto Raiden - the emperor's son - Mariko realises she has two choices: she can wait to be rescued... or she can take matters into her own hands, hunt down the clan and find the person who wants her dead..."

Title: The Unexpected Everything

Author: Morgan Matson

Price: $13.63

Where: Book Depository

Synopsis: "Andie has a plan and she always sticks to the plan. Future? A top tier medical school. Dad? Avoid as much as possible (which isn't that hard considering he's a Congressman and never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby - pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one's worth more than three weeks. So it's no surprise she's got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal cancels her summer pre-med internship, and lands both her and Dad back in the same house for the first time in years..."

Title: Hollow City (Book 2)

Author: Ransom Riggs

Price: $12

Where: Big W

Synopsis: "This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises. Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages."

Title: The Dream Thieves (Book 2 in The Raven Cycle)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Price: $12.86

Where: Book Depository

Title: The Raven King (Book 4 in The Raven Cycle)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Price: $11.53

Where: Wordery

Title: Wing Jones

Author: Katherine Webber

Price: $12.92

Where: Wordery

Synopsis: "With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing's speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants."

Title: Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell

Price: $8.90

Where: Book Depository

Synopsis: "All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.' Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten..."

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