Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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Aug 20
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas (review)

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas (review)

Celaena grew, changed and learned so much in this book. I loved the first one, but this book? Was amazing! We got to see the secret killing side of her she didn’t actually unleash in the first book. The cold calculating side. As well as the warm and loving one. Her friendship with Nehemia was warm and fun, the perfect balance. And her relationship with Chaol was perfect. Her reactions fit, and were believable even as I yelled “Nooo!!!!” for some bits of the book. There were more magical happenings, more things revealed and more twists. Some I had totally… Read more »

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Jun 28
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas (review)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas (review)

I liked that even though she was an assassin, and apparently the best one ever, as well as much younger than anyone expected her to be… she had morals. Not to say that assassins are supposed to be evil creatures or anything, but she had specific things that she would never do. Like kill children. She likes pretty dresses, and playing the piano, and reading. And the fact that she likes these things, and takes the time to do them even though she needs to be training up for the competition, helps make her three-dimensional. She doesn’t skip practices, she… Read more »

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Nov 06
Princess Academy (Book 1) by Shannon Hale (review)

Princess Academy (Book 1) by Shannon Hale (review)

    This is written for children, but is just as interesting to read as an adult. It isn’t dumbed down, or boring. The storyline is perfectly paced, fairytale like but also has many elements of real-world issues like having to mine to afford to feed your family. Learning what is most important in life to the characters, thoughts and dreams. The ending of the story is realistic, and wraps up most of the book. But at the same time, leaves just enough of a tail for you to wonder about what will happen in the next book. It touches… Read more »

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