August 2012 Book Haul – Part 2

Well, I was waiting on two books to arrive before posting this, but it seems they have got lost in the post (don’t worry I’m getting a refund from the seller) so instead of 5 books in this one – there will be just 3. I’ll re-buy the other two later.

Nightmare Academy #2  - Monster Revenge by Dean Lorey
Nightmare Academy #2 – Monster Revenge by Dean Lorey

Nightmare Academy #2  – Monster Revenge by Dean Lorey

RRP: £6.99
Price Paid: £0.99

Synopsis: The pupils of the Nightmare Academy are in for their hardest year yet, as the Named monsters of the Nether prepare to break free…
Final exams don’t normally end in death, but Charlie Benjamin’s final exams are far from normal.
When Charlie, Violet and Theodore embark on a routine test in the Nether, they don’t expect Violet to be abducted by demonic, kangaroo-like Dangeroos and they really don’t expect to end up in the middle of an all-out breakout attempt by the remaining Named monsters.
With the mysterious “Guardian” under threat, and Barakkas and Verminion still loose on earth, only the misfits of the Nightmare Academy stand between an oblivious humanity and total annihilation. Because if the Four Named should ever escape the Nether and assemble on earth, they would be able to summon the Fifth. And that, by all the most reliable accounts, would be Bad.
Really, really Bad.

I read the first book not long ago, it’s an easy read but I did really like it so I decided to give the second one a go. It’s aimed at the younger end of “young adult” readers but it’s a good read.

Inkheart (Inkheart, #1)  by Cornelia Funke
Inkheart (Inkheart, #1)
by Cornelia Funke

Inkheart (Inkheart, #1) by Cornelia Funke 

RRP: £6.99
Price Paid: £1.04

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy. Meggie has had her father to herself since her mother went away when she was young. Mo taught her to read when she was five, and the two share a mutual love of books. He can “read” characters out of books. When she was three, he read aloud from a book called Inkheart and released characters into the real world. At the same time, Meggie’s mother disappeared into the story.

I’ve wanted to read this for a while now, but never got around to buying it. I can’t wait to read this one, see what it’s like.

Havoc: There's no Going Back (Malice #2) by Chris Wooding
Havoc: There’s no Going Back (Malice #2) by Chris Wooding

Havoc: There’s no Going Back (Malice #2) by Chris Wooding

RRP: £7.99
Price Paid: £1.20

Synopsis: Seth finally managed to escape the terrifying comicbook world of Malice, but he left his best friend Kady there. Now he must go back and rescue her. But can he find a way back in? Kady has her own worries. She’s trying to reach Havoc, a group of rebel kids plotting to destroy Tall Jake, the evil ruler of Malice. But somebody is watching the comic and can see what everyone is up to. Is there no way to escape?

I read Malice (the first book of this series) earlier this year and loved it (read review here), but it ended really suddenly and I was itching to get my hands on this one. I confess, I have already read this by now, so I’ll review it soon. This series is definitely worth checking out. Don’t be put off by it being part graphic novel, there’s maybe 5-10% of it that’s graphic novel style – but it works because of the comic book theme of the book.

And so that’s it. I’ll post those other two once I re-buy them in another haul (though it might be a few weeks until another haul).

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