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My Book Haul: September 2017!

This is my first time sharing my book haul from a certain period of time and this one is just from last month! I often buy books from thrift shops, book sales and from the three leading book stores in the country – the National Book Store, Fully Booked and Powerbooks. Mostly, from National Book Store because they are more varied and they tend to be way cheaper for some reason! Haha! So without further ado, let me present to you these titles!


From this haul, I’ve already read three of the series via ebooks (The 5th Wave, The Maze Runner series, and the Reckoners)  but it’s really nice to have copies which I’ve got for very affordable prices!

I’ve scored Another Day by David Levithan for P299 only which is also the most expensive from this haul but considering it’s regularly priced at 499 on paperback and I’ve the hardbound copy… I know right?

The other titles if you cannot read them on the image are:
For P100
1. The Best of the Morning Rush Top 10 with Chico, Delamar and Gino Volume 3

For P199 each from the National Book Store
Hardbound Editions
1. Black Ice – Becca Fitzpartick (
2. Five Kingdoms Series (1-4) – Brandon Mull
3. The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, Book 2) – Rick Yancey
4. Jardhead – Anthony Swofford

1. Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Delaira
2. Steelheart (The Reckoners, Book 1) – Brandon Sanderson
3. The Bane Chronicles – Cassandra Clare
4. The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, Book 2) – Rick Yancey
5. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2) – James Dashner

For P99 each from the National Book Store
1. The Lord of Opium (Matteo Alacran, Book 2) – Nancy Farmer
2. Struck by Lightning – Chris Colfer

For P39 each from Chapters & Pages
1. Mystic River – Dennis Lehane
2. The Vineyard – Barbara Delinsky

I’ve always wanted to read a Delinsky novel because I’ve been seeing her name since I started reading books from Belva Plain and Rosamunde Pilcher – I’m pretty excited, hopefully this first one would a great experience!

So that sums up my book haul post! I’ve already started with Struck by Lightning and it’s already looking great!

What are you reading now?

Book Review: The Last Star (The 5th Wave, #3) – Rick Yancey

The Last StarDate of Publication: May 24, 2016
Genre and Themes: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Format: 338 pages, ebook
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399162435
Characters: Cassie Sullivan, Evan Walker, Ben Parrish, Ringer, Sam Sullivan

Blurb: The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers

Heya YA books fans! Remember when Veronica Roth’s twist at the end of the Divergent trilogy? Well, this one’s basically the same, albeit milder in comparison.

What I don’t understand is why there would have to be that cheesy family scene at the end. I also don’t get why Evan didn’t just die at all. I mean, I’m rooting for the guy and Cassie but seriously – wouldn’t it be better if he just died since his “mayfly” died to save “humanity” to begin with? I mean, I get the 12th system and all, and him and Ringer not dying is very much possible but WHY Cassie? WHY? And since Cassie sacrificed herself for the greater good, what’s up with the whole silencer thingy? I mean, fuck, why can’t they just die altogether when Marika pressed that button. Yeah – Obviously, I just didn’t like the ending. To begin with, I never really like Marika and Ben AT ALL so I’m ticked off by the fact that they survived!!!!! Damnit!!

I thought the writing’s a bit tamer this time in comparison to the first two books in terms of the vibrancy of each scene and each character. I didn’t feel the action until I was at the 85th percentage of the story when the whole of wonderland was uploaded to Cassie’s. The impact wasn’t just there which probably added to my disappointment. Great disappointment that is.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

About the Author
Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.