Recent Reads: 5-11 August 2018


Three books down and soo many more to go!

This past week was full of some fun reads and an even more fun movie! Here is what I was able to knock off my TBR pile:



Sunday (5th August)

The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas


ASSASSINS BLADEContains all five novellas.

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.”


Published: 4 March 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 448

This is the first book completed in my Throne of Thoughts Read-a-thon! Join in on reading the current Throne of Glass releases in time for the release of the epic finale on October 23rd!

This upcoming week we finish Throne of Glass and continue onto Crown of Midnight this Wednesday!


Tuesday (7th August)

Echoes by Alice Reeds


echoesThey wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.

Something that won’t let them leave alive.


Published: 7 August 2018

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: Young Adult Mystery

Pages: 400

Check out all of my thoughts HERE!

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of my own and are not influenced in any way.*

Thursday (9th August)

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken


the darkest mindsWhen Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.


Published: 18 December 2018

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Pages: 488

Check out all of my thoughts HERE!

Favorite Book of the Week: The Assassin’s Blade

For this next week, I’ll be mentally preparing myself for the Bout of Books Read-a-thon! Yes, I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year too!! Stay tuned for more info on that coming tomorrow.

I have 7 books I want to catch up on before the end of the week, and with a last minute clearing of the schedule, I may be able to finish them all! I may even have another of my Pop-Up Read-a-thons. So if you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram, you can follow along with my real-time reading updates!

And finally, I’ll be posting another book-to-movie review. Hint: It’s a YA Contemporary that is about to release later this week!

Whew! I can already tell this is going to be a crazy reading week.

So I’ll be spending the next few days in a cozy spot with my next stack of books!

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Stay tuned next Sunday for more of my weekly reading adventures! I have a ton of books that I am excited to get to!!


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Until next time..

Happy Reading,


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