Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (3)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is a weekly event hosted by Talk Supe where you can share the books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews and on going events.

Rape GirlBeautiful Music for Ugly Children
Rape Girl by Alina Klein

Valerie always wanted to be the smart girl. The pretty girl. The popular girl. But not the rape girl. That’s who she is now. Rape Girl. Because everyone seems to think they know the truth about what ha

ppened with Adam that day, and they don’t think Valerie’s telling it. Before, she had a best friend, a crush, and a close-knit family. After, she has a court case, a support group, and a house full of strangers. The real truth is, nothing will ever be the same. Rape Girl is the compelling story of a survivor who does the right thing and suffers for it. It is also the story of a young woman’s struggle to find the strength to fight back.

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills
Following a boy, who thinks he’s the master of disguise because his given name is Elizabeth, and his weekly, hour-long radio show, where he entertains the world as his true self, pitched as Pump Up the Volume for this generation.

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Amazon eBook Freebies:

Lunara: Seth and ChloeRich Pickings For Ravens (The Afterlife Crisis Trilogy #1)Sign of the Times

Reckless Magic (Star-Crossed, #1)Jenny Pox (The Paranormals #1)

Lunara: Seth and Chloe by Wyatt Davenport

Earth is dead, destroyed by war, pollution, and ineptitude. What was left of the population has escaped to Mars. Hoping not to repeat the mistakes of the past, they have formed two new independent colonies: Aethpis and Zephyria, each with its own government and each with its own guarantees of rights and freedom. The two colonies will balance each other, keeping any single government from running Mars and gaining absolute power. Lunara, a smaller colony on Earth’s moon, is charged with catching and mining meteors for desperately needed minerals. But the deep-seated human thirst for domination is not easily defeated, nor is the capacity for deceit and betrayal. All it needs is a powerful catalyst, a prize valuable enough to risk plunging mankind into another destructive war. Seth and Chloe, starwing fighter pilots attached to the mining ship Protector, are caught up in a violent series of events when Lunara is invaded. Seth, Chloe, and the crew of the Protector attempt to sor
t out who is responsible. A civil war ensues and the tide of suspicion swings back and forth between Aethpis and Zephyria.

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Rich Pickings For Ravens by Tom Conrad

Rich Pickings for Ravens is the first part of The Afterlife Crisis Trilogy and Tom Conrad’s whimsical and gently amusing debut novel. In the classic detective mould two cases of inquiry overlap – a young ghost’s relationship past and the sequence of events surrounding his mysterious accidental death. In a nut shell, Rich Picking For Ravens is a modern-day ghostly tale of sexual adventuring, smut, murderous humour and page-turning intrigue. In an even smaller nut shell, it is The Hobbit for adults, though with considerably more ghosts than hobbits in it. There are no hobbits in it!
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Sign of the Times by Susan Buchanan
Twelve people. Twelve star signs. Sagittarius – Holly, a travel writer, visits Tuscany to research her next book. Seeking help when her car breaks down, she gets more than assistance when Dario, a vineyard owner, puts temptation in her path. Disappearing without explanation, he proves elusive. Bruised, Holly tries to put it behind her until a chance encounter brings her feelings to the surface again. Capricorn – Holly’s fiancé, Tom misses her while she is in Italy and turns to an internet chat room for solace. His construction business is under threat, but could foul play be at work? Gemini – Holly’s sister, Lucy, a serial man-eater finally meets her match, which puts her long-term relationship and career in jeopardy. Cheating she discovers, can have devastating consequences. Libra – Holly’s uncle Jack, an eminent prosecutor, juggles a difficult teenage son with his high profile career and finds himself lacking. When his son’s school work starts slipping, he decides he needs to take control, but it’s not long before the balls all come tumbling down and Jack finds his family on the wrong side of the law. One event binds them all…
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Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson

16 year old Eden Matthews has been in and out of private schools for the last two years. Kingsley is her last chance to finish high school and she is determined to simply do that. But when she meets Kiran Kendrick and her world opens to something she thought only existed in fairy tales, she’s unsure what her future will hold. Suddenly she is captivated by a boy who seems to be the source of all of her problems and struggling to rescue her best friend from a foreign prison. When attempts are made on Kiran’s life, Eden alone must save him. Thrust into a world that is more make-believe than reality, Eden has to find her own destiny without losing those she loves most. Reckless is an intricate story of mystery, adventure, magic and love. Eden Matthews is an unlikely heroine set on a path to save the world and her loved ones before its too late.

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Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the “Jenny pox.” She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town. Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth…but if she’s going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

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eBooks Bought:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her…until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgement, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
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Books Bought for the Boyfriend and Borrowed off him:
Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore

The Killing Joke, one of my favorite Batman stories ever, stirred a bit of controversy because the story involves the Joker brutally, pointlessly shooting Commissioner Gordon’s daughter in the spine. This is a no-holds-barred take on a truly insane criminal mind, masterfully written by British comics writer Alan Moore. The art by Brian Bolland is so appealing that his depiction of the Joker became a standard and was imitated by many artists to follow.

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Kick Ass by Mark Millar

Have you ever wanted to be a super hero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to some kick-ass? Well, this is the book for you – the comic that starts where other super-hero books draw the line. Kick-Ass is realistic super heroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you’re an idiot! Wolverine: Enemy of the State’s team of Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr. (World War Hulk) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century. This title collects Kick-Ass numbered 1-8.
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Batman: The Killing Joke (Batman)Kick-Ass
Books Read This Week:
Specials, Channel Zero and Batman: The Killing Joke which I finished
Intangible which I’ll finish later today

Reviews to look out for next week:
Channel Zero

13 thoughts on “Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (3)

  1. I have Hush, Hush on my tBR pile but haven't really felt in the mood for angels for a while. A great selection of books this week! :-)

  2. I hope you enjoy Hush, Hush. I had such a crush on Patch when I read that book. The synopsis for Rich Pickins For Ravens sounds interesting. I'll be downloading for my Kindle as soon I finish typing this up. Btw I love how you bought books for your BF then borrowed them off him. :)

    Another great book haul and thanks for participating!

    Talk Supe BB&B

  3. Cimmaron, I'm a sucker for graphic novels but they're super expensive and my boyfriend loves them so I aim to buy him a few that I know I'll love too that way they're getting read twice so the high price doesn't bother me as much :)

    Braine, the title put me off too but the synopsis sounds really good, netgalley provides a slightly varied one than the one I included and it sounds a lot better! I'll aim to start it soon…

  4. Hush, Hush has been in my TBR pile since forever. :/ I really should read it soon. Will be waiting for your review of Rape Girl. I'm not sure if it's for me yet. Great haul, hope you have an amazing week :)

  5. Hush, Hush is on my list too. I won't be able to read it for a while because I'm in the middle of a challenge, but I'm on an angel kick so it's at the top of my list! Great selection! New follower via Compelled By Words. :)

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