Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas

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Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)Date Published: October 23, 2018

Published By: Bloomsbury USA

Pages: 992

Edition Read: hardcover

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

Rating: 5-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series. 

 

My Thoughts: I have been looking forward to this final book for years now and let me tell you it did not disappoint. I was blown away so many times in this. I laughed, I cried, and I gasped out loud more times than I could count. I was always worried that one of the characters was going to get killed because I feel like every other chapter had a battle scene. The battles in this were so beautifully written and well crafted. The writing in this was stunning and the character growth from the first book to now is insane. This is one of the best, if not the best, finale I have ever read. I hate that all the things I want to mention in this review are all spoilers. I do have a spoiler filled reading vlog for this that I will be posting to my youtube channel on monday so if you want to know my thoughts a little more in depth that check that out! If you have read this please let me know your thoughts, non-spoiler in the comments please!

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black

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The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)Date Published: October 2, 2018

Published By: NOVL

Pages: 50

Edition Read: ebook

Date Read: 12/25/18

Rating: 3-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes . . . 

While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke. 

Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.

The Lost Sisters is a companion e-novella to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince by master writer Holly Black.

 

My Thoughts: It took me a minute to get used to the fact that this is told in the format aof a letter from one character to another. It was nice to get Taryn’s perspective of some of the things that happened in The Cruel Prince. It was also a bit of a refresher for me in terms of some of the events from the first book. Overall, it was a good novella and I feel like it did add something to the series, which is nice.

Anticipated Releases: January 2019!

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I have 10 books on my list for January this year! They all sound so amazing and I have an early copy for one of them so I will be reading that in December! Let me know if you have any of these on your list as well!


 

January 1:

The Similars (The Similars, #1)

 

January 8:

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)

 

January 15:

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) Echo North

 

January 22:

Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)

 

January 29:

A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1) King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) Come Find Me The Lonely Dead

Waiting On… The Gilded Wolves

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This weeks book is:

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

Expected Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Publishing Company: Wednesday Books

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: This is one of the prettiest covers I have seen in a long time, and probably one of the top ones I have seen for 2019 releases so far. I haven’t read Roshani’s other books yet so this will be my first from her if I don’t get to those before this one comes out. All I had to read in the synopsis was 1800’s Paris and a quest to find something and I was all for it. I love books that have quests of any kind in them and I also love anything set in Paris.

Top 5 Most Anticipated Releases of 2019!

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This weeks topic is our top 5 anticipated releases from the first part of 2019~ I have a MASSIVE lost of 2019 releases I am excited for so narrowing this list down as kind of hard. Most of these books are actually coming out in January so I don’t have too long to wait for them to be out. What are your top books from the first half of the year that you can’t wait to read?


 

In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2)

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses, #1)

Waiting On… Mist, Metal, and Ash

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This weeks book is:

Mist, Metal, and Ash (Ink, Iron and Glass, #2)

Expected Publication Date: February 19, 2019

Publishing Company: Imprint

 

Synopsis: Worlds collide in this thrilling sequel to the epic, imaginative, acclaimed fantasy Ink, Iron, and Glass.

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: I read the first book in this series last year and I really enjoyed it. The premise of this series is so good and unique that I have to see where things go and what happens with these characters. Also, this is seriously one of the prettiest covers ever.

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.