Recent Reads: 2-8 September 2018


Happy Sunday Bookworms!

Another week’s gone by, and I was able to crunch out a few more books off my TBR this past week:



Sunday (2nd September)

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas


heir of fireCelaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.”


Published: 2 September 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 565

Tuesday (4 September)

Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel


KotB_1600 (1)KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two teens who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.

Dresden is cursed. His chest houses a hive of bees that he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. His face is a shifting montage of all the people who have died because of those stings. And he has been this way for centuries—since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.

He follows harbingers of death, so at least his curse only affects those about to die anyway. But when he arrives in a Midwest town marked for death, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight. But Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden.

Essie is fascinated and delighted by his changing features. Risking his own life, he holds back his bees and spares her. What starts out as a simple act of mercy ends up unraveling Dresden’s solitary life and Essie’s tormented one. Their impossible romance might even be powerful enough to unravel a centuries-old curse.


Published: 4 September 2018

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Pages: 304

Click HERE for all of my thoughts in the Official Blog Tour Book Review!

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

Thursday (6th September)

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas *currently reading*


queenThe queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.


Published: 1 September 2015

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 648


This is the fourth book in my Throne of Thoughts Read-a-thon! We move onto Empire of Storms starting this Wednesday, and don’t forget to check out my mini reading updates through my Instagram stories!


Saturday (8th September)

Eternity’s Echoes (Shade Master #1) by Evan Hirson 


eternitys echoAaron was a promising software designer with an upcoming company. He shared a quaint house on the outskirts of town with his best friends; another young man and two girls.
They’d known each other since school, and lived together peacefully for years with few problems.
Travis the newcomer however had a dark way about him, and all of Aaron’s attempts to get along with him had failed.
But just as the household began to settle down again, a strange device with a peculiar attitude entered their lives.
Would it fulfill all of their dreams, or instead become a curse?


Published: 3 March 2018

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Pages: 149

Favorite Book of the Week: Keeper of the Bees

This week, I hope to pick up some of the spooky reads that I’ll be featuring this October! I hope everyone has a great week, and stay tuned next Sunday to see what adventures I get into!!

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Until next time..

Happy Reading,


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