Book Order ! (Nov 20)

Hi, I hope everyone is having a great weekend! This week was a bit hard for me, dealing with a few assignments and other uni stuff so I wasn’t really able to post as much as I wanted.

I ordered some books on the 20th and I wanted to share them with you. It’s my dad’s Christmas gift for me.

 

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

  • Crown of Midnight  (Throne of Glass #2)
  • Heir of Fire  (Throne of Glass #3)
  • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
  • Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)

(And after I get these I’ll have all of Sarah J. Maas’ books)

Throne of Glass Synopses: 

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

 

Spice and Wolf: Novel Vol 1. by Isuna Hasekura

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Synopse: The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine-that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of “Holo the Wisewolf” to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame? 

Vicious by V.E.Schwab  (Vicious #1)

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Synopse: Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #1)

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Synopse:  Kell is one of the last travelers–magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King–George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered–and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir to a flourishing empire. White London–a place where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. .

Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

 

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)

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Synopse: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

I’m sooo excited to read these books. I heard great things about all of them and though I’m already familiar with the plot (and spoilers) of some I’m nevertheless looking forward to reading them. 

October Wrap Up!

I can’t believe it’s November already! This year is just flying by me. Perhaps it is because I started journaling this year but I feel like I remember some months, some moments much more vividly than I used to.

So here’s all the books I read in October!! (Not many, I know and I wanted to read more but  sometimes I’m so tired from all my assignments and tests that I just don’t feel like reading.)

 

Clockwork Princess  ( 5 / 5 stars )

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I absolutely adored this book and it was perfect as a finale and even though I felt sad at the end, in general I felt an overall content feeling. It was very emotionally satisfying. Frankly, I just adore all of Cassandra Clare’s books and this one was no exception. A must read for anyone who enjoys young adult fantasy with believable romance.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children  (3 / 5 stars) 

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This books was sincerely disappointing as I mentioned in my review, but I did not dislike it entirely and I am curious to see what happens in the second book. The characters (aside from the MC) were great and the plot was pretty cool however the pacing and the mediocre writing (and mediocre main character) disappointed me. 

 

Lady Midnight ( 5 / 5 stars)

I’m currently having some difficulties writing a review for Lady Midnight because I’m not entirely sure how to start, where to start or what to say, really. I loved everything about this book and I cannot wait for Lord of Shadows. I can tell this is going to be another great trilogy. If you have not read this book yet, I strongly recommend you do! 

 

Nevernight  ( ? / 5 stars)

I started reading Nevernight last week but I’ve been so busy I haven’t even read past chapter 4 yet. So far, I am enjoying it very much. Epic and so funny!! I’m finding this world and its myths and concepts very interesting and though I haven’t seen much of her yet I like the main character, Mia. As usual, Jay Kristoff’s writing is amazing and as his fan I made up my mind to buy this book from just reading the synopse: (from Goodreads

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

((* I’m also currently rereading Illuminae but I’m going to talk more about that on another post.))