Mini 'Welcome Back to Blogging!' Book Haul

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Until a few posts ago I hadn't posted on here for a while and so when I decided to come back to Chapters Pages Words I did a little book shopping and hunting to get me back on my feet.

Books I purchased:


 For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

I've already devoured Warcross and if you want to know all my thoughts and feelings about it then you can find my review here but in short I ADORED IT! I had to get my hands on this book when I found out it was a new release and when I read that synopsis because who wouldn't be intrigued by it?!



One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.



This is another book I bought and already read and I will admit I bought it because it did have many negative reviews and I wanted to see why people didn't like it very much. I agreed with the majority and did not enjoy this book too much but if you want to hear more of my thoughts on this book you can find my review for it here.




The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.


Another book I read this month that I really enjoyed. I bought it because I'd read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart before and whilst it wasn't my absolute favourite book ever I still did enjoy it so I thought I'd give this one a whirl and I like it a LOT more than I liked We Were Liars. If you want to know more about my views on Genuine Fraud then you can find my review for it here.



On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

The synopsis of this book absolutely sold it to me because it sounds AMAZING! It's such a cool concept and I'm reading it at the moment so it's cool to see it come into play. Right now I am enjoying it but with a 4.23 star rating on good reads, I thought I'd be enjoying it more than I am but I'm sure it will pick up soon so look out for my review coming soon!






Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 


I don't really know much about this book and I haven't read it yet but I bought it because well... It's John Green so it's bound to be good. Also the hardback cover is GORGEOUS!








ARCS I received:



The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

I was SO EXCITED to receive this ARC! The synopsis sounds amazing and Marissa Meyer is such an awesome writer so I'm super excited to get to reading this so I can review it before it comes out on the 7th of November!






In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself.

Now this book just sounds awesome and I'd been hearing so much about it so I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible. I'm so excited that I got an ARC of it because it doesn't come out until JANUARY so I'm so glad that I don't have to wait that long to dive into it!





The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it’s . . . something at first sight. He knows she’s special, possibly even magical. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. After years of being outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of “friend” gets messier, too.

Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn’t always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it’s this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful.

I hadn't heard much about this book before getting an ARC of it but it sounds adorable. I can't wait to read this when I just need a cute, fluffy, pick-me-up contemporary and this looks like the perfect fit!



Those are all the books I got recently! I hope you enjoyed this mini haul and thank you for a warm welcome back to blogging!

Happy Reading!

-Lily x

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2 comments

  1. I have seen a lot about all of these books! Checking out your posted reviews now. I have to say that I am not that interested in the John Green one, but mostly because I haven't been a fan of his previous works. I am glad you love his writing though! I can't wait to read Warcross. And welcome back <3

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    1. I too am not too keen on the John Green one for the same reason as you but I'm so far hearing good reviews for it!

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