Saturday, March 28, 2015


Here's my take in the latest of bookish news:

1) The final book in The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey just got a title!!!

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It's called...DRUM ROLL......


This is the perfect title and I love it! It was actually my guess for the title and what do ya know, I guessed correctly.

Now, let's just take a moment to appreciate how AWESOME Rick Yancey is for uploading a video for us. I love this man!

2) The cover reveal for the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas {here's my spoiler free review for Throne of Glass}
*angels singing*

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

This cover is just pure cover perfection! Celaena looks super kick-butt!!! Can it be September 1st already?
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3) Stephanie Perkins will be editing and also contributing a short story to Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories. The amazing Cassandra Clare, Veronica Roth, and a bunch of other cool authors will also be contributing stories to this book!

By now, I will read anything by Stephanie Perkins because she writes the best romance contemporaries of life.
2016 needs to come sooner.

4) It was announced that the covers for The Mortal Instruments series  and The Infernal Devices series will be changing. Here's the new cover for City of Bones, which will release in September 2015.

Hmmm, not sure how I feel about this because I love the covers how they are right now, but I do like how it says A SHADOWHUNTERS NOVEL on the side. I'm not really digging the font or color of the title and I'm not digging how Jace looks. And what is that stuff coming out of his hands? Is Jace now some kind of warlock? Maybe I'll like the covers for the rest of the series, but we'll see.
Anyways, I wonder how the covers for The Dark Artifices series will look now...

What bookish news are you excited for?  

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Review: Throne of Glass {spoiler free}

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Rating: 4.5
Goodreads summary: 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 three 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.

My thoughts: I've been dying to start this series because I've heard it's freaking amazing! I wasn't completely blown away by this book, but it was still good. I think the reason for that is, it's the first book in a fantasy series which means things are going to start off a bit slow because of the world building and set up, but it got me excited to keep reading the series.

From reading the summary, it kind of has a Hunger Games vibe because Celaena will have to defeat others in a competition in order to receive her freedom. But it's not like The Hunger Games at all. It kind of has that Triwizard Tournament vibe from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I would say it's better to think of it that way rather than The Hunger Games.  

Celaena isn't the usual female heroine that I have ever read. She can be a bit selfish, she likes to get dolled up, and she has a taste for expensive and fine things, which isn't a bad thing, but I couldn't see why other readers seemed to love her. It did take me a while to like her, but not love her. One thing that is true is that she is such a kick-butt character! She's also funny and she loves to eat, which is something I really like about her.

Now for the love triangle {that's not a spoiler because the summary hints at it}. I couldn't decide if I liked Dorian more or Chaol. Sometimes I found myself liking Dorian more, but then Chaol would do something and I leaned more towards him. Sometimes there's love triangles where right off the bat you know who is going to be endgame, but for this series I don't know who Celaena is going to choose and it kind of scares me. But, just so you know I am Team Chaol.
Also, that doesn't mean I hate Dorian. I actually really like him and not just because he's super good looking and has gorgeous eyes, but because he's funny, loves to read, and I feel like he's going to play a huge role in the series.

I can't wait to jump into the next book because everyone says it's way better than the first. Also, I'm hoping to find out more about Celaena's past and who she really is. And I want more Chaol in the next book! 

Just read it, you won't regret it. Even Dean Winchester approves.

Favorite Quote: “What’s the point in having a heart if you don’t use it to spare others from the harsh judgments of your mind?”

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Review: All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Rating: 4.5 stars
Goodreads summary {You're really going to want to click the goodreads summary because I can't explain this book without spoiling it.}

My thoughts: This book was recommended to me by my friend Sarah who is in love with this book and I start reading it and I'm just thinking: Holy cow, why have I not heard of this book before and why have I not read it?!?!

This book blew my mind! It was AMAZING! So much confusion, suspense, realizations, sadness, and mixed emotions. 
Throughout this book, all I did was:
  1. gasp
  2. whisper scream
  3. hyperventilate
  4. whimper
  5. had watery eyes
This book does deal with time travel which for me is a first so I have nothing to compare it to, but oh man, I think it was done really well. I like how the information about time travel wasn't piled up on you, but rather you start to find things out at the story progresses. Since this book does deal with time travel, it mentions the fourth dimension and right after I finished this book we started talking about time and the fourth dimension in my science class and my eyes just widened and I gasped internally! Haha, I was freaking out!

The characters go through amazing character development which makes me love them even more because they are fantastic. You see them how they were in the past and how they have changed because of drastic events in their lives. 
And of course my favorite character has to be Finn! He was just so funny and he knew how to make a sad situation into a somewhat better and pleasant one. And the sweet things he would say...oh man! I freakin' love him!
"Will you be able to catch me if I fall?"
"Doubt it," he says, "but I’ll let you land on top of me. I’ll make a nice squooshy landing.
I smile. "My hero."

I kind of predicted the ending, but not in the way it happened. It was a little tragic and before I knew it I had tears in my eyes.

I know there was supposed to be a sequel to this book, but it didn't get published and I am okay with that because I think this story is well done as a one book story. Although, I did not like the ending because there was just not enough closure for me and that is why I couldn't give this book 5 stars. I think it needed like and epilogue that gives us some insight on what happened to the characters.
But, I'm glad I got to read this book!

Happy Readings! :)