Review: ‘Throne of Glass’ by Sarah J. Maas

Review: ‘Throne of Glass’ by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Published on: May 7, 2013
Book Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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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 exhilirating. 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.

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2016 New to You Reading Challenge

New To You Square
New To You Reading Challenge hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This is a new challenge I’m taking part of and I definitely look forward to keeping up with it.
I love finding new authors, new genres, new series, etc. to read. Thanks to my local library this challenge will be easy to find new authors, new genres, new series, etc.
Levels in the Challenge

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2016 Blogger Shame Review Challenge

Blogger Shame
Blogger Shame Review Challenge is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup and Addicted to Happily Ever After.
Read the details of the Challenge by clicking HERE or clicking on the image above this blog post.

I’m so glad these two bloggers created this challenge because I have definitely forgotten about quite a few review copies. I’m going to blame it on starting my full-time job the end of 2014 and going to my local library that has a lot of books I’ve been meaning to read since 2012. I don’t get to read as much as I want to and when I can it’s usually another book that catches my eye. Right now I’m on a YA Fantasy kick thanks to my local library introducing me to new authors.
I plan on trying to read/review 15-20 of my past ARC books I need to catch up on. They’re in my bookcase waiting to be read.
I’ve also created a Goodreads shelf to keep up with the books I’ve read for this challenge.

2016 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

Finishing the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by Bea’s Book Nook and this is definitely my kind of challenge. I have quite a few series I need to finish and I feel terrible I haven’t been able to yet.


Level 1 (Novice series reader) – Complete 1 series.
Level 2 (Testing the waters) – Complete 2 -4 series.
Level 3 (Experienced) – Complete 3 – 6 series.
Level 4 (Expert series reader) – Complete 7 or more series.

I’m going with Level 2 (Testing the waters), but I may end up going up to Level 3 (Experienced).  Continue reading

I LOVE Libraries 2016

I Love Libraries RC BBN

I’m participating in the I Love Libraries Reading Challenge hosted by Bea’s Book Nook in 2016. I’m a HUGE fan of my local library because I’m always there at least once a week picking up books that I placed on hold or picking up new movies for my girls to watch. Let’s just say my librarians know me by heart now and my local library is extra special because it was the old Molino School, which was built in 1939. I love the smell of the historical building and love how cozy the library feels.  Continue reading

Review: ‘Cinder’ by Marissa Meyer

Review: ‘Cinder’ by Marissa Meyer


Author: Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Published on: January 3, 2012
Book Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 390
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

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Paige Tyler’s ‘In the Company of the Wolves’ Spotlight Blog Tour + #Giveaway

This December, Paige Tyler releases the third in her action-packed SWAT series, IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. To celebrate the release of IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, Paige Tyler stopped by to tell us about one of her favorite fun loving heroes in pop culture and to share an excerpt showcasing her own hero’s fun loving side!

Paige Tyler: Everyone loves reading about alpha males, right? But of course, you can’t have a single dimensional character that’s just hardcore alpha all the time. It comes off as flat or just plain irritating. Most of the time you want to let your alpha have a lighter side, just to keep things interesting. One of my favorite fun loving heroes from popular culture is Han Solo! Continue reading

Favorite Sidekick – Guest Post with @CandaceBlevins

Who’s your favorite sidekick and why?

I was asked to write about my favorite side-kick, and after a good two minutes of not being able to think of anyone except Batman and Robin (who might have been a favorite if they’d come out of the closet, but… alas) I was suddenly inundated with so many sidekicks, there’s no way I can choose.

I adored Chewbacca, which made me think of R2D2, which for some reason made me think of Samwise Gamgee. Next, I wondered if you’d have to use Ron and Hermione as a unit, or if I could just list Hermione by herself. This took me to Trinity from The Matrix, which made me think of Annie from Speed, which led me to Willow from Buffy and Ariel’s friend Rusty (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) in the original Footloose movie. Continue reading

Review: ‘The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish’ Kristen Painter

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish’ Kristen Painter

The Werewolf's Christmas Wish

Author: Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls
Published on: November 17, 2015
Book Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Bridget Merrow has almost everything a werewolf could wish for. And it's not that her awesome family and popular business aren't enough - she just wants someone to share it all with this Christmas. Too bad the someone she wants doesn't want her. Or does he?

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#Thankful4You Blog Hop

This week we’re letting everyone know just what we’re thankful for. And that includes…YOU! There’s a new giveaway at every single stop so be sure to hop around and visit your favorite blogs and find a few new ones to follow too!


A note to my followers on how much you mean to me! Continue reading

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