Contemporary, Fantasy, Haul, Middle Grade (MG), Romance, Young Adult (YA)

Scholastic Book Fair Haul!

I don’t know about you, but the Scholastic Book Fair was always my favourite week of school! You got out of class for at least an hour to browse the huge selection of books that were brought in.

Come to think of it, I don’t think I ever actually got anything from the book fair (until now, of course), but the librarian would let me stay in during recesses and I would just skim through the books then!*

                     * and by skim I mean read them in their entirety.

This past week I was on placement in an elementary school near my hometown and the Scholastic fair came in! #heaven! I was so excited, and when my teacher asked me to help out at the fair instead of being in class for Sex-ed I was more than happy to oblige! (No way did I want to be in that class of grade 7/8’s when they were learning about that stuff :P)

Unfortunately for my wallet, volunteering at the fair gave me far too much time to look through all of the books ( and, naturally, also buy some of them too!)

So, without further ado, here is my first haul on this blog!


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR HAUL 

 

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CONTEMPORARY 

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Purchase: Amazon, Indigo

SYNOPSIS:

While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters — sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

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Purchase: Amazon, Indigo

SYNOPSIS:

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead, it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn at first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
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Purchase: Amazon, Indigo 
SYNOPSIS:
Chelsea isn’t looking forward to her summer at the lake. It’s the first time her family has been there since her grandmother died, and she can’t break out of her funk. But her summer takes a turn for the better when she meets a boy who works in the bookstore. Josh is cute, sweet, funny…and best of all seems to like her as much as she likes him. As the days pass by in a blur of boat rides, picnics, and stolen kisses, she can’t believe how lucky she is. No one has ever made her feel so special, or so beautiful.

But Chelsea knows her days with Josh are numbered. She’ll be heading home at the end of the summer—and he’ll be staying behind. Will this be Chelsea’s summer of love? Or will it be the summer of her broken heart?

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FANTASY
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Purchase: Amazon, Indigo 
SYNOPSIS:
Two women on either side of the Silver and Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.
Discover the truth of Norta’s bloody past in these two revealing prequels to #1 New York Times bestseller Red Queen.

Queen Song
Queen Coriane, the first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.

Steel Scars
Diana Farley was raised to be strong, but being tasked with planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected. As she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital, she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation—Mare Barrow.

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* Confession: This was 100% a cover buy!
Purchase: Amazon, Indigo 
SYNOPSIS:
A prince.
A ball.
A glass slipper left behind at the stroke of midnight.
The tale is told and retold, twisted and tweaked, snipped and stretched, as it leads to happily ever after.
But it is not the true Story.
A dark fortress.
A past forgotten.
A life of servitude.

No one has ever broken free of the Godmother’s terrible stone prison until a girl named Pin attempts a breathless, daring escape. But she discovers that what seems to be freedom is a prison of another kind, one that entangles her in a story that leads to a prince, a kiss, and a clock striking midnight. To unravel herself from this new life, Pin must choose between a prince and another—the one who helped her before and who would give his life for her. Torn, the only thing for her to do is trade in the glass slipper for a sword and find her own destiny

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I honestly still find it so weird that the majority of this haul was contemporary books! Definitely unusal for me. Have you read any of the above books? What did you think of them? Feel free to let me know in the comments.
Happy Thursday my friends!
-Destiny
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