Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

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Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)Date Published: September 5, 2017

Published By: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Pages: 672

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 11/27/18-12/11/18

Rating:  4-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

 

My Thoughts: I put off reading this book for over a year because I just didn’t think that Chaol deserved his own book. I wasn’t going to read this before reading the final book in the series, however, you totally have to. There is information revealed in this that is vital to know going into the finale book. This story also really reignited my love for Chaol. I didn’t like him very much in books 4 & 5. He was totally redeemed in this though. I was a huge fan of the two relationships in this as well. We follow both Chaol and Nesryn in this. The big plot twist that was revealed totally shocked me. I didn’t see it coming AT ALL! I can’t wait to see how everything comes together in the final book.

Waiting On… The Cerulean

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This weeks book is:

The Cerulean  (Untitled Duology #1)

Expected Publication Date: February 5, 2019

Publishing Company: HarperTeen

 

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Goodreads Synposis: Sera has always felt as if she didn’t belong among her people, the Cerulean. She is curious about everything and can’t stop questioning her three mothers, her best friend, Leela, and even the High Priestess. Sera has longed for the day when the tether that connects her City Above the Sky to the earthly world below finally severs and sends the Cerulean to a new planet.

But when Sera is chosen as the sacrifice to break the tether, she doesn’t know what to feel. To save her City, Sera must throw herself from its edge and end her own life. But something goes wrong and she survives the fall, landing in a place called Kaolin. She has heard tales about the humans there, and soon learns that the dangers her mothers warned her of are real. If Sera has any hope to return to her City, she’ll have to find the magic within herself to survive. 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: I’m a fan of Amy Ewing’s writing. I read the Lone City trilogy and really loved it so when I saw she was writing something new it went on my 2019 releases list before it had a cover or a synopsis. Once the synopsis was released I thought that it sounded so interesting. A world above Earth where someone has to throw themselves off their planet and hope to make the fall down to earth is so intriguing and something that I haven’t seen before. I have high hopes for this one!

 

 

Waiting On… Enchantee

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This weeks book is:

Enchantée

Expected Publication Date: February 5, 2019

Publishing Company: Flatiron/Macmillan

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians…

When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

With dark magic forbidden by her mother, Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine’ and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. There, she gambles at cards, desperate to have enough to keep herself and her sister safe. Yet the longer she stays at court, the more difficult it becomes to reconcile her resentment of the nobles with the enchantments of Versailles. And when she returns to Paris, Camille meets a handsome young balloonist—who dares her to hope that love and liberty may both be possible.

But la magie has its costs. And when Camille loses control of her secrets, the game she’s playing turns deadly. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose—love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, freedom or magic—before Paris burns…

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: As soon as I read 1700’s Paris with magic, this book was on my list of releases for next year. That was all I needed to know! Luckily, I was able to get an early copy of this from NetGalley soI get a chance to read it early. I will be posting my review on release day for this!

T5W: Book Wish List!

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly event hosted in a Goodreads Group! This weeks topic is the books and bookish items that we have on our wish list this holiday season! This list took me some time to figure out. There are some books that I wanted to buy this year but never got around to and I wanted to add some bookish items as well! Let me know what’s on your list this year!


 

The Throne of Glass Hardcover Box Set

Throne of Glass Box Set

 

This Harry Potter Puzzle of the Staircase at Hogwarts

Harry Potter Staircase 550pc Puzzle

 

The Shades of Magic Series Box Set

Shades of Magic Boxed Set: A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, A Conjuring of Light

 

A new Reading Journal

Galaxy Map Journal

 

The Amulet Series Volumes 1-8 Boxed Set

Amulet #1-8 Box Set

Return to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

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Return to the Dark House (Dark House, #2)Date Published: July 21, 2015

Published By: Disney-Hyperion

Pages: 368

Edition Read: hardcover

Dates Read: 11/28/18-12/3/18

Rating: 3-and-a-half-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: The thrilling sequel to Welcome to the Dark House. I have a review for the first book that you can find here.

 

My Thoughts: It took me forever to get around to reading this sequel. I thought that this took the story to a much more mystery/thriller place compared to the first book which definitely felt more horror-esque. I think that the reactions the main character had were a little unrealistic and that is the reason I didn’t rate it higher. I really liked the quest aspect that the second half of this book had in it. I thought that it wrapped things up nicely in terms of the characters from the first book. It did have a slightly open ended epilogue so I feel like it’s possible that the author could write another book focusing on these characters and the events that happened in this. I wouldn’t mind having maybe one more book to completely wrap everything in the storyline up. Overall, the story is pretty gripping and it sucks you in quickly. If you want to read horror/thriller books but don’t like insanely scary things, then I think that this book series would be perfect.

Reading Wrap Up: November 2018

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November was probably my worst reading month all year. I’m a little bummed that ended up being the case but that’s okay because I am going to make December one of the best reading months! I managed to read three books and I acquired six books from a huge library sale that I went to earlier in the month.


 

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Defy the Stars (Constellation, #1) Defy the Worlds (Constellation, #2) A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

 

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Hotel Ruby The Lair (The Farm, #2) The Vault (The Farm, #3) Soul Screamers Volume Two (Soul Screamers #3, 3.5, 4)

Pure (Pure, #1) Fuse (Pure #2)

 

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A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

 

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October 2018 Wrap Up
Waiting On…In An Absent Dream
Top 5  Wed: Largest Books on Your TBR
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (review)
Top 5 Wed: Books I Want to Read Before 2019
Waiting On…King of Scars
Defy the Worlds (review)
Waiting On…Come Find Me
A Darker Shade of Magic (review)
Anticipated Releases: December 2018
Waiting On…Circle of Shadows 

Waiting On… Circle of Shadows

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This weeks book is:

Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)

Expected Publication Date: January 22, 2019

Publishing Company: Balzer & Bray

 

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Goodreads SynopsisSora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied behind his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.

As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging to the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark. So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group.Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: Honestly, the synopsis of this just sounds awesome. Warriors and a spy aspect thrown into the mix. Count me in, all the way. That just sounds so cool and I can’t wait to read something else from this author.