Book Bonanza

Hi! I just wanted to post a quick post about the books I bought/received from the library this week, because I got a lot.

So yesterday I went to Chapters and bought 2 books, one that I’ve heard so many good things about and the other that I’ve been waiting for awhile (you might be able to guess).

This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel

I’ve never read Kenneth Oppel before, but have been excited about this book since I heard about it in the summer. I loved Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and I am also a big fan of retellings.

I put it on my Goodreads to-read list and on hold in the library and was ready to patiently wait for it. And then I read some glowing reviews about it this week (thanks to twitter) and decided I had to have it (despite the fact that I’m broke-yikes!).

So far, I’m absolutely loving it! Stay tuned for my review soon.

Random funny story: When I went to go buy the book, I walked into the store and looked about, confused. A woman (a manager, I think) noted my confusion and asked me what I was looking for. I promptly said YA. She looked at me with more confusion. “YA?” I laughed nervously; maybe YA was just what we in publishing referred to is as, I told her, since I’m in publishing, that’s what I call it. She promptly took me down to the table and then proceeded to introduce me to another employee, saying, “This young woman is from Kenneth Oppel’s publisher. Help her around.”

Um, no I’m not! I walked out embarrassed onto Bloor and Yonge, and stared up at the Bay building, which houses HarperCollins Canada, who are actually Kenneth Oppel’s publisher. >_<

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

You’ve already read my numerous ramblings on this book, so I’ll spare you that here.

I went in to buy This Dark Endeavour on Monday, knowing that I was coming back on Tuesday (the 27th) to buy Mara.

As I was explaining to the woman that the book I was most excited about was coming out tomorrow, I knocked a book over on the table with my (huge) bag. I picked it up and lo and behold, it was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

Weirdly enough, I had been hoping it would be somehow already be out since I didn’t want to go two days in a row. And somehow it was there!

Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)Hourglass by Erin McEntire

I put this on hold ages ago, after reading the description on goodreads. I finally got an email that it was here and I had completely forgotten about it.

Pegged as a “science-fiction/paranormal” thriller, it sounds really interesting.

For some weird reason, I thought it had something to do with weight-loss issues and self-esteem issues. Weird.

Anyways can’t wait to see what this one’s all about!

Juliet ImmortalJuliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Like I already mentioned, I’m a big fan of retellings. Especially fairy tale ones. And while the ‘tragic love story’ of Romeo and Juliet is no fairy tale, I’m really excited to see how Jay rewrites and reinterprets this story.

What drew me into this (other than the gorgeous cover, that is) is the hint at a dark and difficult relationship between the star-crossed lovers, who have been pegged as the example of a perfect love story (I disagree). I would love to see a more tumultuous and disturbing relationship between the pair, instead of the sickly sweet words that are ascribed to them.

The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3) The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

As you might recall, I am also in the midst of rereading the Gemma Doyle series, and am almost through the third in the trilogy.

Look out for my review on this one soon! As soon as I’m done this, I will attack all the other books waiting patiently on my bedside table.



And that’s pretty much all of them. Can’t wait to make a dent in this week’s reading!

Thanks for reading.

‘Till next time,


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  1. Natalie says:

    Lol thats such a funny story!!! And you got lots of amazing books! I’m on hold for Mara at the library…but I’m tempted to put out the cash this weekend and just pick up a copy for myself haha!

    • Ikhlas says:

      Omg, you have to get it! I couldn’t put it down…its really dark and creepy and makes you wonder at every page, whether anything is real. Tell me when you get it/read it! Looking forward to reading your review 😀

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