The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

Title: The Assassin’s Blade

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy / Short Stories

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: March 13th, 2014

Format: UK Paperback

Source: Own

Synopsis:

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam.

When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes—and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches—and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives…

A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers listeners a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling—and deadly—world.

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September Wrap-Up & Books I’ve Won

September started out uneventful, hadn’t read a book much on the first week, not even a sniff, well not until its second week. And turned out quiet of a reading streak for me. Who knew? I had a continuous hit reads, up to my last book for this month. And I have won a couple of books from giveaways I have joined it’s really amazing. Without further ado, my September…

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Books I’ve Read

What the Woods Keep – Katya de Becerra

Review

A Blade So Black – L.L. McKinney

Review | Guest Post

What the Woods Keep         A Blade So Black

If The Dress Fits – Carla de Guzman

The Queen’s Game – Carla de Guzman

Reviews for both If the Dress Fits and The Queen’s Game

If The Dress Fits     The Queen's Game

Trashy Romance Novel – Jacqueline E. Smith Continue reading “September Wrap-Up & Books I’ve Won”

A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna: Review, Playlist Behind It, and a Giveaway!

A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy #1)

Title: A Spark of White Fire

Author: Sangu Mandanna

Genre: Sci-Fi / Young Adult

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Release Date: September 11th, 2018

Format: DRC

Synopsis:

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

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7 Lies Bookworms Had Told Themselves

Being a reader through the course of time and especially when on a reading streak, one had spoken out lies that your family and friends got their eyes rolling. Right? I have here seven lies that mostly we readers tried to convince ourselves but still ended up doing, the inevitability of it all.

Things listed in here are solely based from my personal experience and observations upon the bookish community and bookish friends.

1. The classic “just one more page”, “or chapter”.

Please, we all know how instances like this end up. It ends up pulling an all-nighter, a set of new eye-bags, and a finished book. Or in a worst case, a sob-fest suffering from all that feels may it be pure joy or rage.

And do, admit, it’s still something we try to avoid but cluelessly finds out when we are already fallen into the pit of excitement. And girl, was #worthit? Probably.

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2. My To-Be-Read pile is completely “under control”.

Ha-ha-ha, but really though is it really?

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If The Dress Fits & The Queen’s Game – Carla de Guzman #RomanceClass Reads

If The Dress Fits

Title: If The Dress Fits

Author: Carla de Guzman

Genre: Contemporary / Romance

Release Date: October 15th, 2016

Source: Purchased from Amazon Kindle Books

Synopsis:

Martha Aguas kind of has it all–she’s an accountant who loves numbers, an accident-prone puppy that loves her, and the perfect wardrobe.

Yes, she wears a dress size 24, her bras don’t fit and she’s never had a boyfriend, but so what?

It becomes a big deal when her perfect cousin Regina announces her engagement to Enzo, the only boy she’s ever loved (he doesn’t know, so don’t tell him!) Suddenly Aguases from all corners of the globe are coming for the event, and the last thing Martha wants is to be asked why she still prefers her lattes with a waffle on the side.

Thank god for Max. Goofy, funny, dependable Max, who finds himself playing the fake boyfriend at the family festivities. But why does it feel like only one of them is pretending? Continue reading “If The Dress Fits & The Queen’s Game – Carla de Guzman #RomanceClass Reads”

The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane – Drea Damara: A fantasy book about a book…

The Weeping Books Of Blinney LaneTitle: The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane

Author: Drea Damara

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 400

Publisher: BHC Press/Indigo

Release Date: September 27th, 2018

Format: Review Copy e-book (.mobi)

Description:

Welcome to Blinney Lane, a historical Salem shopping district controlled by a witch’s curse.

Sarah Allister just wants a normal life running her bookstore and daydreaming about the handsome deliveryman. Contentment seems within reach, even if she has to deal with the daily phenomena that occur in her shop.

But when her spirited nephew shows up to spend the summer, all bets are off. Now Sarah must keep Ricky from discovering the curse of Blinney Lane and awakening its full power.

Will Ricky heed Sarah’s warnings? Or will he accidentally awaken the magical weeping books and send Sarah back to a land she swore to forget?

Get ready for a modern fairy tale that will sweep you away to lands beyond your imagination. Continue reading “The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane – Drea Damara: A fantasy book about a book…”

Trashy Romance Novel – Jacqueline E. Smith: A Delightful and Witty Read…

Trashy Romance NovelTitle: Trashy Romance Novel

Author: Jacqueline E. Smith

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / New Adult

Publisher: Wind Trail Publishing

Release Date: October 27th, 2017

Format: Paperback

Description:

“It all started with a crush. How cliche is that? I mean, of all the things to motivate a person to do something, how often does it go back to a silly infatuation? More often than most of us would probably care to admit. Of course, this wasn’t an ordinary crush on a cute coworker or a charming friend of a friend I hooked up with at a party. No, I’ve never met the man who inspired my books. But I’m about to.” Delaney Brooks is the author of The Queen’s Surrogate, the “sinfully satisfactory” romance novel that swept readers around the world off their feet and into the fictional embrace of His Majesty, King Malcolm. When her book is adapted into an eight-part miniseries, Delaney and her best friend Gemma fly to Scotland for what promises to be two months of lush green mountains, historic castles, and hot celebrity co-workers, including the gorgeous Matthew Kent, British playboy Benjamin Wyndham, and Hollywood’s hottest reformed rebel, Colin Ward.

* Author’s Note: Not Erotica * Continue reading “Trashy Romance Novel – Jacqueline E. Smith: A Delightful and Witty Read…”

Book Tag | What’s on My Bookshelf

Passed by this tag on Beach Bookworm. I am not tagged but there’s a strong force that says “do it”. Here we are…

Rules:
1. Link back to the original creator, Naty @ Naty’s Bookshelf
2. Also link back to the person who tagged you!
3. Name one book for each category. Try not to repeat books to make this more fun!
4. Tag at least 5 people.

A Library Book

The closest thing I got from a library is a library copy my aunt got me from Auckland. Technically ex-copy now, it was sold there and got me NOS4A by Jon Hill and Stronger Than You Know by Jolene Perry.

Both are copies were like at NZ $1.00 it was a steal. And both are still unread I’m afraid.

NOS4A2         Stronger Than You Know

A Book You Got as a Gift Continue reading “Book Tag | What’s on My Bookshelf”

A Blade So Black Blog Tour: L.L. McKinney Discusses Importance of Equality and Inclusion in Publishing Plus a Giveaway!

A Blade So BlackTitle: A Blade So Black

Author: L.L. McKinney

Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult / Retelling

Publisher: Imprint

Release Date: September 25th, 2018

Synopsis:

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.

Continue reading “A Blade So Black Blog Tour: L.L. McKinney Discusses Importance of Equality and Inclusion in Publishing Plus a Giveaway!”

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