It’s June, and that means it’s time for my 6 month reading progress report. My goal: To read 50 books. My Harsh Reality: I’ve read 10 books, AKA I’m 11 books behind schedule. This is the part of the blog post where I’m embarrassed to call myself a book blogger, English major graduate, and bookseller. My excuse: life is crazy man. In six months I … Continue reading 🥺Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag⛱
It is SUPER embarrassing that this English BA Graduate hasn’t finished a book in 5 months. Nevertheless, it’s even more embarrassing for a book blogger. My job at the beginning of lockdown was to become a full time reader and blogger for this site and I FAILED. And for that, I’m sorry. I apologize if you subscribed to my blog hopping for weekly book reviews, tips and tricks, and book related content. But you know what I did that is even better? Started my own small business.
I sell stickers and mystery books on Etsy! Isn’t that crazy?!? That venture is for a separate blog post. Nevertheless the delay, here are my reasons why I haven’t finished a book in 5 months, and why you should learn from my mistakes:
It’s the middle of the year and woah, what a year! This year, my reading has been very versatile and distinct that I often have to check back onto my Goodreads and remind myself, oh yeah I read this! I would of loved to have read more books, but if anything this post has motivated me to read more books and reach my goal of … Continue reading 📚😬Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 😬📚
Author: Sarah J. Maas Originally Published: August 15, 2013 Series: Throne of Glass #2 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Adventure My Rating: ★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.45★’s Length: 420 Pages Themes: Young love, friendship, good vs. evil, dealing with loss.
Assassin Celaena Saradothein is told by the King for which she serves to, that she must kill a man. But what the king doesn’t know is that even though she’s a hired assassin, she does things her way. In this sequel we follow one mission that ends up threatening her and the lives around her.
In short: Imagine Game of Thrones, but the young adult version.
Synopsis from the publisher:
She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But does she have the heart of a killer?
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade – while pretending to do the king’s bidding – will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn’t the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she’s made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple…
Spoilers Without Context:
Do I recommend this book?
Hell yes! This book had everything that I wanted: love scenes, adventure, magic.
Although the first book was not Sarah J. Maas best, this book made up for that. I can see why the first book was set up in that way and that was to set up the plot for the second book.
Before you read this book know:
This is the second book to the series so before you read this, make sure you read the first one, Throne of Glass.
This book is better than her first book in the series, and that’s a fact.
Expect loss. People will die.
There are love scenes. Not fifty shades of grey explicit, but enough for the imagination.
“The best lies were always mixed with truth.”
“What does that mean?” he demanded.
She smiled sadly. “You’ll figure it out. And when you do…” She shook her head, knowing she shouldn’t say it, but doing it anyway. “When you do, I want you to remember that it wouldn’t have made any difference to me. It’s never made any difference to me when it came to you. I’d still pick you. I’ll always pick you.”
“To escape death, she’d become death.”
I’m keeping this non-spoiler review as dry as possible because I don’t want anything to be spoiled, it’s that good.
Read down below for a more detailed review, with spoilers. If you don’t mind spoilers or have already read this book: read below in the next page.
This decade I’ve read a total of 203 books and this is just a compilation of the best books I’ve read that were published in the years from 2010-2019. This is not going to be some bullsh*t list of books published in the decade, highlighting books that were not even read by person who created the list. This decade was the time when I started … Continue reading Best Books of the Decade