Goodwill Book Haul!

So the other day I went to the downtown Seattle goodwill, which is the best one in Washington. I headed straight for the book section and was able to find 7 awesome books! Many of these are books that I had been wanting for awhile anyways. So here we go.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Surprisingly I have never read this book. I saw the movie last year and ever since I have been wanting, no needing to read this book. When I saw it I immediately snatched it! I am so excited to finally read this book and talk to everyone about it!

2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

This book was made into a movie about a year or two ago. I have never read or seen it. It seems like a book that is going to make me cry like The Fault in Our Stars. So I feel like I have to wait for the perfect cry worthy day to read this one.

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green

If you guys haven’t guessed I read more fantasy and sci fi than contemporary. I mean I will pick up a contemporary read every once in awhile if I have heard good things about the book. I have read both TFIOS and Paper Towns. I have heard many people say Looking for Alaska is one of his best books, so I feel like I should probably read it.

4. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

I have actually never read anything by Marie Lu, but have heard tremendous things about her writing from other book bloggers and booktubers. I also have heard recently by many people that they really liked this book. Since this was the case when I saw it I felt that I should pick it up for my TBR pile.

5. Legend by Marie Lu

This is a book that my parents and sister listened to on an audio book when we were in the car. I didn’t listen to it though because I prefer regular books over audio books. Though they told me how much they enjoyed it, so I have been wanting to read it for awhile. When I saw it I knew the time has come to grown my TBR even more!

6. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 

I am an avid lover of the movie, have been since was a kid. I even own a Jurassic park shirt, bonus points if you know which youtube video I was caught wearing it in.Many people have told me that I should read this since I love the movies. I have heard that the book is supposed to be even better. When I saw it I was so excited!

7. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 

If you don’t know me, I love Rick Riordan! I have read all of the Percy Jackson books, half of the Heroes of Olympus (own all of them), own the first Magnus Chase, and own the first book in his most recent series. I also have been wanting to read this one because I love learning about Egyptians and their gods. I find it so interesting. I was very excited to find this book.

That is all the books that I found. Goodwill is one of my favorite places to look because they usually have some pretty good books and awesome prices! All of these books were $2.99 or under! If you have a Goodwill near you I would definitely suggest going and looking.

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From your local bibliophile, Until next time!

Free Kindle Books!

So as many of you know one of the most popular ways to read books, besides the traditional way, is to get an e-book version. Most people tend to sway towards kindles to read their electronic books, like I personally do. One of my favorite things about getting kindle books is that so many small or debut authors will put their first book on the kindle for free.

I typically get free books on there to read before bed or if I am in a reading slump. Don’t get me wrong, you will most likely have to through a ton of horribly written books. Though you can always find some really good books in there. I always love going through and picking books. I mean I even get enjoyment out of the horribly written and cheesy novels that you can find under the free section.

So for this post I am going to share with you some of my favorites that I have read in the past! I will provide the links for all of them down below. Though I can’t guarantee that they are still free because I got these 3-7 years ago.

  1. Wings by Aprilynne Pike

My sister got this book a very long time ago, if I had to guess I would say it was 7 or 8 years ago. She read it then convinced me to read it because it seemed right up my alley. This was at the beginning of my kindle days, back when I actually paid kindle books. So I assumed because it was free that it probably wouldn’t be very good. But was I wrong!

This book is about a girl named Laurel who up until now (I think she is going into 10th grade) had been home schooled. She gets to the high school, which is a totally new experience for her, and right away meets a boy named David that befriends her. Her and David pretty much become best friends that spend all their time together. Just when she though life couldn’t get any better the horrible happens! She feels on her back what appears to be her first zit. Can I just say I wish I could have been 16 not having any acne, that’s the dream. Though everyday it seems to keep growing and starts to freak her out, she begins to think maybe she has a tumor or an abnormal growth. Then she wakes up to find that the ball is no longer her biggest problem, she now has giant flower petals growing out of her!

I though that this book had such an interesting take on fairies and I would definitely give it a read if you love fantasy like I do. I mean it is no Sarah J Maas book, but I thought that it was good enough that I have reread it a couple times.

  1. Dark Promise by Talia Jager and Julia Crane

I got this book a couple of years ago when I was hunting through the top 100 free section of the kindle books. I knew from the cover that it would be about fairies because the girl on the cover had wings. That was enough to pull me in!

This book is about Rylie, who is your average teenage girl who is dating the baseball player and has a best friend. She is just ready to be turning 16, until a stranger comes knocking at her door. The blonde at the door tells her that she is her birth mother. Rylie thinks she is crazy because she was not adopted. This lady goes on to tell her that she switch her at birth with her parents real child, that actually died. She reveals that Rylie is going to be turning into a fairy in the morning and that the reason she switched her is that the Dark fae king wants her.

This book really surprised me. By the description and cover art I was expecting it to not be a very good book. I enjoyed reading the series. The only one that really disappointed me was the last book, I just didn’t like it as much as the others. I would suggest this for anyone who likes books on fairies or changelings.

  1. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

I know what you’re thinking, what the heck kind of book is this girl suggesting for us? Fret not! I have your best interests in mind 🙂 I found this book and thought that the cover and name sounded funny and thought why not!

This book is about a vampire named Roman Draganesti who sinks his fangs into a science project and gets one of his fangs taken out. He needs to get to a dentist immediately to get it reattached. He gets to the only available and close night dentist. This is where he find Shannon, who little to his knowledge is in the witness protection program for witnessing a Russian mob murder and testifying. While trying to work on Roman, the Russians find Shannon. Luckily Roman is a very skilled vampire and he is able to get her out without getting injured. Roman brings Shannon to his home so that she can be under his protection until the Russian situation is under control. While she is staying there they both begin to develop feelings for each other.

By the cover and the name I was expecting this to be a horrible book to just read at night. I was pleasantly surprised that was a real plot. Another thing I enjoyed was that Roman was a scientist and there were certain science facts that were throughout the book. If you are like me and love anything vampire then I would suggest reading this book!

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Wings: https://www.amazon.com/Wings-Aprilynne-Pike-ebook/dp/B0027KRRI4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504492978&sr=8-1&keywords=wings+aprilynne+pike

Dark Promise: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Promise-Between-Worlds-Book-ebook/dp/B008QI80MS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1504493008&sr=1-1&keywords=dark+promise+talia+Jager

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire:https://www.amazon.com/Marry-Millionaire-Vampire-Love-Stake-ebook/dp/B001TKD4ZI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1504493032&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+marry+a+millionaire+vampire+love+at+stake+1

If you guys liked me suggesting free kindle books let me know and I may suggest some more in the future!

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Kindle Books: https://youtu.be/C1xrVk2z24A

Until next time!