!!Book Sale!!!

Hiya, Guys!

So, I’m in the middle of a rather big move, and have decided to do a book clear out. I have a ton of books, and a lot of duplicates, so I’ve decided to clear them out! I am listing some that are signed (personalized to me, or just a plain signature), paper backs, and hardbacks. I also am listing some sets. There are some books that I’ll sell in a bundle with an ARC, or individual. I’m more than willing to negotiate prices. This is on a first pay first serve basis. I will not hold books with out payment, unless explicitly requested.

 

SIGNED:

Innocent Darkness (Lazear, paperback, personalized to me, comes with ARC OF Fragile Destiny): $7

Fall from Grace (Benoit, hardcover, personalized to me): $7

Everyday (Levithan, paperback, personalized to me): $20

Unearthly (Australia Edition, Hand, paperback, personalized to me): $10

Frey (Wright, paperback, signed): $5

Through the Ever Night (Rossi, hardcover, signed): $10

The Dark Days of Hamburger Haplin (Berk, hardcover, signed): $10

UNSIGNED Paperbacks ($5):




Beautiful Creatures (Garcia/Stohl)

Carrier of the Mark (Fallon)

Buffy: Watcher’s Guide

My Soul to Keep (Vincent)

Flipped (Van Drannen)

UNSIGNED Hardcover ($9):

Maximum Ride (Patterson)

Crewel (Albin)

Paper Valentine (Yovanoff)

Catching Fire (Collins)

Hoot (Hiaasen)

If a Pirate I Must Be (Sanders)

SETS (books can be purchased individually as well):

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Hodkin, paperback, personalized to me): $7
The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Hodkin, hardcover, personalized to me ): $10
Or bundle (which includes unsigned Evolution of Mara Dyer ARC): $15

The Reckoning (Armstrong, paperback, unsigned): $5
The Awakening (Armstrong, paperback, unsigned): $5
Or SET (comings with ARC of The Rising): $8

Found (Haddix, paperback, unsigned): $5
Sent (Haddix, paperback, unsigned): $5
Among the Brave (Haddix, paperback, unsigned): $5
Caught (Haddix, hardback, unsigned): $10
Among the Free (Haddix, hardback, unsigned): $10
Or SET: $18

RARE/COLLECTIBLE BOOKS:

Looking for Alaska: 10th anniversary copy (Green, hard copy, signed): $35

Paper Towns: First Edition (Green, hardcover, unsigned): $25

There you have it! Feel free to email me questions. As these books are sold, I will be listing more. I did research as to fairly list all of these books, however, I will negotiate if you purchase more than a few. This money will be going towards my schooling… Shipping will be its own fee.

Thanks, as always!

Maddie

Love and Other Alien Experiences

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In this heartwarming debut by HelloGiggles blogger Kerry Winfrey, a young agoraphobe begins a journey of first love that leads her to the true meaning of home—just by taking one small step outside of her house.

My name is Mallory Sullivan.

My therapist says I have an anxiety disorder.

My brother says I’m an “optimistic recluse.”

Everybody else says I’m a freak.

And they kind of have a point, because I haven’t left the house in 67 days and only attend class via the webcam on my laptop. The person I talk to the most other than my mom and brother is the completely obnoxious BeamMeUp, and all we do is argue on New Mexico’s premiere alien message board.

But after yesterday, I have something: a chance. If I can win the homecoming crown by convincing resident hot popular guy and Friday Night Lights spawn Brad Kirkpatrick to go as my date, then maybe #stayathome will never appear next to the name @Mallory_Sullivan ever again.

First, I have to leave my room.

This may be my favorite PLL book thus far! Granted, I say that every time I get to review one of their books, but this one was really special to me. As someone who has mild social anxiety (and anxiety attacks at times), this book covered this issue well. It really depicted the troubles and misrepresentations accuratley. Anxiety is typically disregarded, or exaggerated by the peers and family members of people suffering from it, and this book depicted that well. People don’t understand anxiety, and don’t care enough to take the time to learn about it, which can result with that person being outcast, our what happened in this novel. Books like this are so important. They can help others learn about anxiety, how to helps others with it, or even just to make people suffering from it feel less alone.

This book was also very well written. I related with Mallory on many levels, and sympathized with all of the characters (which is nice – many times supporting characters get overlooked). There was humor throughout which made this book very light and airy, despite the fact it was covering some serious issues. It kept me engaged, and interested. There were geeky references throughout, and JustJenni’s beauty advice was a great addition.

 

Overall, one of my favorite releases of the year!

 

4.5 out of 5 stars!

 

Maddie

Rules of Seduction

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Fresh out of college, Dani Young heads for the LA sun to chase her dream of becoming a screenwriter-director. So when her former BFF turned actress Elise offers Dani the opportunity to work on the hit teen show Vamp Camp, Dani can’t refuse, even if it comes at a price: Elise wants Dani to seduce her boyfriend, Vamp Camp superstar Tate Lawrence. Turns out Elise has some major trust issues, and needs Dani to test Tate’s faith. The only rule: don’t fall in love with him.

Sure, Dani doesn’t mind occasionally glimpsing Tate’s megawatt smile…or accidentally-on-purpose brushing up against his perfect torso…but she’s no fool. There’s no way she’d ever fall for a shallow celebrity and no way one would fall for her, a lanky movie nerd.

But amidst vampire-crazed fans, a conniving fellow intern, and a devilishly handsome showrunner, Dani feels like all the rules she used to know have disappeared, except for one: Love doesn’t play by the rules.

Part The Devil Wears Prada, part How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days, this story of friendship and romance is sure to appeal to fans of Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer E. Smith, and Anna Todd.

A great novel! Another wonderful book from PLL. I’m always impressed with what their new authors produce. Anyways. This book was interesting in the fact that the heroine was more on the “new adult” side of the age spectrum. She was fresh out of college, and starting her own life. Yet, the book still managed to stay very teen friendly. It was a fast paced read, and kept me interested. It could be considered both YA as well as NA in my opinion. It was well written, but still had a debut feel to it, which I quite enjoyed. I love reading novels from newer authors, since you can feel the passion in their writing. And, RULES OF SEDUCTION had that aspect for me. My only real criticism, is I would have liked to have seen the first few chapters drawn out a bit more. Everything happened so quickly, that I really didn’t feel any of the mishaps were very serious. It just felt… Too easy, I guess… But, the rest of the book was great! I enjoyed it immensely, and highly recommend checking it out.

Maddie

Love Letter to IRL Talk

If you know me ‘IRL’ (crap, the puns are already starting and this only the first sentence…), then you have probably heard me talking about ‘this one podcast I really like about tech stuff.’ And you’ve probably heard the story about how it was once called Geek Friday, that show ended, and it became IRL Talk. Anyways, if you know me ‘IRL’ you’ve heard the whole spew.

I started listening to Geek Friday back in 2012. Back when I was having a really difficult time embracing my awkward, geeky personality. I started to listen to this podcast. This podcast whose hosts were undeniably awesome, and were the exact kind of people I wish I knew ‘IRL’ (I’m trying to stop using that as a pun but I just can’t control myself. Sorrynotsorry.).

Anyways, over the years, getting the new episode every Friday became a huge highlight for me! Definitely the best day of my week. Listening to Jason and Faith’s shenanigans never failed to make me laugh. I learned about technology, and culture, all the while slowly learning to embrace my geekiness. In fact, these two inspired me to start pursuing my interests in programming and writing. Faith is just the sweetest sass master I’ve ever heard, and Jason has taught me ways to be awkward that I use everyday. They’ve really influenced me a lot more than either of them, or I, will probably ever realize.

Because of them, I know that I want a firetruck as an everyday vehicle. Because of them, I want a robot butler (who I will not abuse because that’s just mean). Because of them I realize that both a submarine or helicopter would both be pretty freaking cool things to have.

Sadly, every good thing comes to an end. And now that IRL Talk’s finale is impending, I just wanted to say thanks. Faith and Jason, thank you for putting all the work into these podcast for all these years. Thanks for making all of our weekends so great. You rock.

That’s all I’ve got.

Maddie

Let’s Get Lost

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Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There’s HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.

I was VERY pleasantly surprised by this book. I was sent it to review, and was intrigued by the summary. Sounds kind of like a John Green book, right? It was so much more than just that! It had intriguing, and different characters, and each of their stories kept you guessing until the end. The writing was strong, and creative, and kept me reading until the very end. It was a very inspiring contemporary novel, that I would recommend to all ages.

Seize the Tuesday!
Maddie

A Spark Unseen

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The thrilling sequel to Sharon Cameron’s blockbuster gothic steampunk romance, THE DARK UNWINDING, will captivate readers anew with mystery and intrigue aplenty.

When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.

But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust–if anyone–to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.

Filled with deadly twists, whispering romance, and heart-stopping suspense, this sequel to THE DARK UNWINDING whisks readers off on another thrilling adventure.

As it usually goes, A Spark Unseen was a wonderful novel,  but it didn’t quite capture me in the same way its predecessor did. The Dark Unwinding started out slow, as I mentioned in my review, but it did eventually pick up quite pleasantly. A Spark Unseen started out slow… And stayed slow. The whole book just felt, slow. The writing style was much more developed, which was great! It kept it’s beautiful flare, and kept me intrigued enough to finish the book, but overall, A Spark Unseen didn’t seem to have as much as a plot as I would have like.

That said, I did thoroughly enjoy it! It was a great addition to The Dark Unwinding, and though unlikely, I hope to see more stories with Lane and Katherine in the future.

I give A Spark Unseen 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Maddie

The Dark Unwinding

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When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.

As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle’s world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it.

As you all should know by now, I am a big steampunk fan. But after awhile, all steampunk books kind of seem… the same. That’s why I was so thrilled when I stumbled across The Dark Unwinding. Similar to The Diamond Thief, this series does not have too much steampunk in it, just a flare. Which was PERFECT. The story line itself was interesting, and the writing style was very hauntingly beautiful, that it just… felt steampunk without have gears all over the place.

Although it started out a bit slow, once it really got moving, it was great. It had a fast pace, and it kept me guessing. Some plot twists were a bit predictable, but then there were a few I really didn’t see coming. Having the contrast between the two really added to the story, and made it all the more puzzling – in a good way.

If any of you have played the Professor Layton games – which if you haven’t, I highly recommend them – this was ‘steampunk’ in the same way those games are. So if you’re a fan of those games, definitely check this book out!

I give The Dark Unwinding 5 out of 5 Stars

 

Maddie

The Diamond Thief

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No one performs on the circus trapeze like 16-year-old Rémy Brunel. But Rémy also leads another life, prowling through the backstreets of Victorian London as a jewel thief. When she is forced to steal one of the world’s most valuable diamonds, she uncovers a world of treachery and fiendish plots.

Meanwhile, young detective Thaddeus Rec is determined to find the jewel and clear his name. Will Thaddeus manage to rescue the jewel? Or is it really Rémy that he needs to save?

Okay, when I say I love this book, I mean I LOVE IT. Genuinely the first book Ive read in a long time that kept me captivated the entire time. The writing style amazed me me, and I felt as if I was one with the characters. It has such a unique, whimsical writing style, that made me crave more! The steampunk flare was exceptional, neither overwhelm or lacking. It’s so common for steampunk novels to flop, but this one was great. So much more to it than gears and corsets. Perfect, in my opinion.

5 out of 5 stars, no question!

Maddie

Revealed

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After a mysterious cameo from Charles Lindbergh, it’s up to Jonah to save his town in the seventh book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “plenty of fun and great for history teachers as well.

It’s morning as usual at the Skidmore household—until Charles Lindbergh, the famous historical pilot, appears in their living room. Jonah can hardly believe his eyes—and then Lindbergh grabs Katherine and vanishes again. And that’s not all. Chip, Andrea, and all the other children from the plane have disappeared too. And worst of all, Jonah’s parents and all the other adults in his town have de-aged into children.

Jonah is the only one left, and the only one who can save everyone. With the help of de-aged JB and Angela, he has to collect the clues. And they lead directly back to Gary and Hodge, and a terrible plot that could mean the end of everything Jonah has ever loved. Can Jonah put the pieces together before time runs out?

As some of you long time readers may remember, I am a long time fan of Margaret Pererson Haddix, and especially her series The Missing. And Revealed is a great addition to the series! In it, we find out Jonah’s identity, and some other plot twists. Some of which, I had theorized about back when Foundfirst came out, and I was spot on! Pretty proud of myself.

Feuds

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In this breathless story of impossible love, perfection comes at a deadly cost.

For Davis Morrow, perfection is a daily reality. Like all Priors, Davis has spent her whole life primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects, or “Imps.” A fiercely ambitious ballerina, Davis is only a few weeks away from qualifying for the Olympiads and finally living up to her mother’s legacy when she meets Cole, a mysterious boy who leaves her with more questions each time he disappears.

Davis has no idea that Cole has his own agenda, or that he’s a rising star in the FEUDS, an underground fighting ring where Priors gamble on Imps. Cole has every reason to hate Davis—her father’s campaign hinges on the total segregation of the Imps and Priors—but despite his best efforts, Cole finds himself as drawn to Davis as she is to him.

Then Narxis, a deadly virus, takes its hold–and Davis’s friends start dying. When the Priors refuse to acknowledge the epidemic, Davis has no one to turn to but Cole. Falling in love was never part of their plan, but their love may be the only thing that can save her world…in Avery Hastings’s Feuds.

Never before have I read a book that incorporates sports, dystopian, and romance… And so well too! Ballet novels are hard to write realistically, but Feudsgreatly depicted the intensity and dedication ballet includes. All the while having a marvelous storyline! One of the few dystopian novels I’ve read in the past couple years that seemed truly unique. An amazing take on the Romeo and Juliet storyline we see so commonly used in YA.

5 out of 5 stars!

Maddie