Before I start, I just wanted to thank everyone for the support they've given me. I was really nervous about starting a book blog but everyone in the 'book community' has been so friendly and I've already met loads of new people so thanks for that:)
Anyway... I decided to go into town and buy a tone of new books! I had just been given my monthly wages from my job and I chose to spend them on these 7 books! Below is the synopsis of each book. If you're read it let me know what you thought of it! I will be writing reviews for each of these books as of when I read them.
1: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Jonathan Harker is travelling to Castle Dracula
to see the Transylvanian noble, Count Dracula. He is begged by locals not to go
there, because on the eve of St George's Day, when the clock strikes midnight,
all the evil things in the world will come full sway. But business must be
done, so Jonathan makes his way to the Castle - and then his nightmare begins.
His beloved wife Meena and other lost souls have fallen under the Count's
horrifying spell. Dracula must be destroyed . . .
2: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a
great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs,
he realizes he has made a monster. A monster which, abandoned by its maker and
shunned by everyone who sees it, dogs Dr Frankenstein with murder and horrors
to the very ends of the earth . . .
3: Already Gone by John Rector
Jake Reese is a writing teacher at an American
university. He lives in a small brick Tudor close to campus with his art buyer
wife, Diane. His life is quiet ? ordinary even. And he likes it that way. But
it wasn't always quiet. Jake's distant past was a life on the streets,
inflicting damage and suffering on more people than he can count. And now
someone from his past, it seems, has come looking for him. When two men attack
Jake in a parking lot and cut off his finger, he tries to dismiss it as an
unlucky case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But when events
take a more sinister turn and Diane goes missing, Jake knows he can no longer
hide from the truth. As he embarks on a mission to find his wife, he realizes
his dark past is refusing to stay buried and that his future is about to unfold
in ways he could never have imagined.
4: Little Exiles by Robert Dinsdale
Jon Heather, proud to be nearly nine, knows that Christmas is a
time for family. But one evening in December 1948, no longer able to cope, his
mother leaves him by a door, above which the legend reads Chapeltown Boys’ Home
of the Children’s Crusade. Several weeks later, still certain his mother will
come back, Jon finds himself on a boat set for Australia. Promised paradise,
Jon soon realizes the reality of the vast Australian outback is very different;
its burnished desert becoming the backdrop for a strict regime of hard work and
5: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
So begins an
odyssey that will last a lifetime, as Jon Heather and his group of unlikely
friends battle to make their way back home.
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains
ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the
Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be
determined by pure luck. As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent
by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east
later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine,
the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden
in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that
a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is
the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort
through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren’t
as different as they appear.
6: The Complete Illustrated Stories of Hans Christian Anderson
This is pretty self explanatory...
It's just fairytales!
7: Gingerbread by Robert Dinsdale
Frightening though it is to leave the city, the
boy knows he must keep his promise to mama: to stay by and protect his
grandfather, whatever happens. Her last potent gifts – a little wooden horse,
and hunks of her homemade gingerbread – give him v vigour. And grandfather’s
magical stories help push the harsh world away. But the driving
snow, which masks the tracks of forest life, also hides a frozen history of long-buried secrets. And as man and boy travel deeper among the trees, grandfather’s tales begin to interweave with the shocking reality of his own
past, until soon the boy’s unbreakable promise to mama is tested in unimaginable
If you have any ideas of books you think I'd enjoy, let me know! Or if you just want to chat about any of these books/what you thought of them (if you've read them) feel free to send me a message! My social network links are below:
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Disclaimer: All of these books have been purchased with my own money!