I read some really amazing books this week! One was a fantastic horror novel and the other was the fifth book finished in the Throne of Glass series!
Sunday (9th September)
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
“The 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
This is the fifth book in my Throne of Thoughts Read-a-thon! We are currently reading Tower of Dawn, and don’t forget to check out my mini reading updates through my Instagram stories!
Monday (10th September)
Fairy Keeper (World of Aluvia #1) by Amy Bearce
“Forget cute fairies in pretty dresses. In the world of Aluvia, most fairies are more like irritable, moody insects. Almost everyone in the world of Aluvia views the fairy keeper mark as a gift, but not fourteen-year-old Sierra. She hates being a fairy keeper, but the birthmark is right there on the back of her neck. It shows everyone she was born with the natural ability to communicate, attract, and even control the tiny fairies whose nectar is amazingly powerful. Fairy nectar can heal people, but it is also a key ingredient in synthesizing Flight, an illegal elixir that produces dreaminess, apathy and hallucinations. She’s forced to care for a whole hive of the bee-like beasties by her Flight-dealing, dark alchemist father.
Then one day, Sierra discovers the fairies of her hatch are mysteriously dead. The fairy queen is missing. Her father’s Flight operation is halted, and he plans to make up for the lost income by trading her little sister to be an elixir runner for another dark alchemist, a dangerous thug. Desperate to protect her sister, Sierra convinces her father she can retrieve the lost queen and get his operation up and running.
The problem? Sierra’s queen wasn’t the only queen to disappear. They’re all gone, every single one, and getting them back will be deadly dangerous.
Sierra journeys with her best friend and her worst enemy — assigned by her father to dog her every step — to find the missing queens. Along the way, they learn that more than just her sister’s life is at stake if they fail. There are secrets in the Skyclad Mountains where the last wild fairies were seen. The magic Sierra finds there has the power to transform their world, but only if she can first embrace her calling as a fairy keeper.”
Published: 5 March 2015
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of my own and are not influenced in any way.*
Thursday (13th September)
The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas
“True Detective meets The Exorcist in this gripping YA mystery debut about one girl’s exorcism—and her desperate quest to reunite with her demon
Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon—simply known as Her—was like a sister to Clare. Now, Clare will do almost anything to get Her back. After a chance encounter with the son of the preacher who exorcised her, Clare goes on an adventure through the dark underbelly of her small Southern town, discovering its deep-seated occult roots. As she searches for Her, she must question the fine lines between good and evil, love and hate, and religion and free will. Vivid and sharp, The Good Demon tells the unusual story of friendship amid dark Gothic horror.“
Published: 18 September 2018
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genre: Young Adult Horror
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*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.*
Favorite Book of the Week: Tie between The Good Demon and Queen of Shadows! TGD was an awesome read into Fall, but the last 200 pages in QOS was on fire!
# of Pages Read: 990
Total # of Books Read: 2.5
For this next week, I hope to finish FOUR full books along with 69 pages into Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas.
Let’s see if I can do it!!
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Until next time..