Bookish Update + Book Haul #5

2015-10-09 08.41.33So as I said earlier (other social media accounts), me and my family went to the mall for some shopping and stuff. Ofcourse, for a bookworm like me… shopping means buying books and not clothes. Haha! So let’s get started. I’ll first start off with the ones that was given to me by publishers….

#1 The Dream Engine by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

The Dream Engine was given to me by Sterling & Stone Publishing. I’ll soon post a review.

The Dream Engine

Synopsis:

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A truth terrible enough to bury for a millennium …

A mysterious boy calling in her sleep …

A secret city that shouldn’t exist …

When Eila Doyle first sees the strange boy beckoning in whispers from somewhere deep in her imagination, she questioned her sanity. She was used to seeing strange things with her eyes closed — that’s what Eila did all day while strapped to the Blunderbuss, Building whatever the Ministry of Manifestation required — but never before have those images felt so real, or so dangerous.

After Eila learns the terrible truth about her reality and the monsters inside it, she thinks that maybe madness might be her only escape…

This thrilling young adult steampunk adventure is the first in the Dream Engine series by masters of story Platt & Truant, authors of The Beam, Unicorn Western, and many more.

#2 Heirs of Empire by Evan C. Currie

This book was given to me by Amazon Publishing. I’ll soon post a review.

Heirs of Empire
Synopsis:
The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies. Now one man’s machinations aim to shift the balance of power—with violent and devastating consequences.

When the trusted General Corian launches a coup against Emperor Scourwind, he hurls the planetary kingdom into chaos. To secure his claim as ruler, Corian will need the strength of the Scourwind name behind him, and he will stop at nothing to bring under his grasp the young Scourwind heirs, twins Lydia and Brennan. Barely into adulthood, the two are thrust into the crossfire. Battling new obstacles at every turn, they eventually find refuge with Mira Delsol, pirate and former member of the elite empire forces.

As the stakes rise, loyalists, mercenaries, and political opportunists rally around the heirs in a desperate bid to unseat the usurper. But if their risky gambit fails, will the empire crumble into oblivion?

#3 Unhidden by Dina M. Given
This book was given to me by Team D Enterprises, LLC. Thank you so much! I’ll soon post a review.
cover73466-mediumSynopsis:
It’s not always easy to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys, especially when your heroine is a trained killer and she may be falling in love with her evil hunter…

Emma Hayes, a former military Special Forces Operative turned mercenary-for-hire, finds her tightly controlled world turned upside down when she is attacked by horrible monsters.

Emma must use every skill in her arsenal to stay alive as she tries to solve the mystery of why she has been targeted. Her list of enemies keeps growing – from Zane Shayde, an evil Mage, to a secret branch of the US government – and she doesn’t know if there is anyone left she can trust.

To complicate matters further, Emma is inexplicably drawn to Zane in a way she doesn’t quite understand, even knowing her life is forfeit if captured. Who is he and why does he have this affect on her? How can she fight a being that calls to her, body and soul?

Emma is left haunted by questions, doubts and fears as to why she has been targeted, when they will come for her next, and how she will possibly be able to survive against an enemy she doesn’t understand.

#4 Queen of the Deep by Kay Kenyon
This was given to me by Winterset Books. I’ll soon post a review.
Queen of the Deep

Synopsis:

On the streets of New York, Jane Gray meets an intriguing man who claims to be the impossible: an imaginary playmate from her childhood: Prince Starling. Determined to know the truth, Jane tracks him into another realm.

This is the world of the Palazzo, a magical ship which is both a colossal steam vessel and a Renaissance kingdom. Ruling over its denizens–both human and otherwise–is an exotic and dangerous queen. Jane must find her way home, but the path is hopelessly lost.

Promising romance, the enigmatic Prince Starling and big-hearted crime lord Niccolo vie for Jane’s heart. But she has her eye on the pilot house. Who–or what–guides the Palazzo, and what is the urgent secret of its endless voyage? As a shocking destination looms into view, Jane must choose both a lover and a ship’s course, one that may avoid the end of all things.

#5 Lydia’s Enchanted Toffee

This book was given to me by Likrish Publishing. Thank  you so much! I’ll soon post a review.

Lydia's Enchanted Toffee (Lydia, #1)Synopsis:
Planet Plenti is a most extraordinary place, a world of incredible edible delights; of confectionery minerals, fizzy pop springs, forests and jungles full of delectable plantlife …

And yet, for children in the land of Likrishka, life is less than ordinary, and mostly very grim – as the Likrish population lives under the watchful rule of Stannic, a tin-skinned tyrant, a Master Chef who commands an army of robot waiters.
Thus nine-year-old Lydia faces a future slaving away in a factory camp – but the girl was born with a mysterious power over metal (when she eats a special type of toffee) …

One eventful day, she meets a gang of other girls with strange sweetie powers: the deadly Bull’s-Eye, razor-toothed Jawbreaker, fire-breathing Peppermint, super-fast Hazel Whirl; there’s Marshmallow, Ice Lolly, Sugar Cube, Dolly Mixture, Cocoa and Marzipan … and together, they must travel across the robot-controlled Candi-Lands, on a treasure hunt for magic sweets that will help to defeat the villainous Chef … and return their world to its sweetest, once more.

This is a new slimmer version of Neale Osborne’s acclaimed debut ‘Lydia’s Tin Lid Drum’ – in 44 short chapters, from ‘Appetizer’ to ‘Afters’, decorated with over 100 illustrations – some of them new to this beautifully-presented paperback edition.

Moving on, here’s what I got from the bookstore!

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SOME OF YOU MIGHT BE FEEL LIKE: Oh-Yes-You-Did-Got-Many-Books! I KNOW I SHOULDN’T REGRET SUCH BUT LOOK WHAT I FOUND AFTER BUYING BOOKS!

IMG_1926 A TOTE BAG FROM FOREVER 21. IT’S NOT THAT EXPENSIVE AND IT’S CUTE. I’M TOTALLY GOIN’ TO GET THIS SOON!

So I think that’s it. I’ll talk to you again when I post my next blog! Don’t hesitate to talk with me through my social media accounts:

IG: @abookwithbea

Twitter: @flrsbea

Email: abookwithbea@gmail.com

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3 thoughts on “Bookish Update + Book Haul #5

  1. RedHeadedBookLover says:

    I am so happy to have read your post,
    This was such an amazing read. I enjoyed this so much! I just checked out your blog and I have to say I really loved it! So I hope you keep writing so I can keep reading your work! (: (:

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