I hope you all had a great Halloween if you celebrate it! If you don’t, I hope you had a great day ♡
I had some money to spend and I decided to spend it on books (like most of the time), so here we go:
The first book is ‘kingdom of ash’ by Sarah J Maas.
This is the final book in the ‘throne of glass’ series that has recently come out. I haven’t yet started throne of glass but I’ve decided to start to slowly collect the books (I decided after I purchased kingdom of ash). I really like the cover and I was lucky enough to get a copy with fan art included (which I can’t wait to really look at).
The first book in the series, ‘Throne of glass’, is based around an 18-year-old assassin named Celaena Sardothien who is dragged to the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian tells her she can be free, but only if she acts as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. If she defeats her components – male thieves, assassins, and warriors from across the empire – each sponsored by a member of the kings’ council. If she beats her opponents in a series of tasks, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then she’d have her freedom. Celanea has her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, which are challenging and exhilarating. Even though the prince begins to take an interest in Celanea, she feels the gruff Captain Westfall understands her best.
Suddenly, one of the contestants turns up dead, and then another, and another. Celanea has to figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim as well. Maybe her search for the killer is the path to her greater destiny that she could never have imagined…
I’m looking forward to diving into this series!
The next book I have to show you is ‘what if it’s us’ by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera.
I’ve read a couple of books by Becky which I really enjoyed, and I’ve been wanting to read a book by Adam for a while now (especially ‘they both die in the end’). Because of that, and because I’ve been seeing it all over social media, I thought I’d pick it up.
All I really know about this book is that the main character, Arthur, is only in New York for the summer and he meets Ben in the post office. I’m assuming that some romance happens between them as both authors write contemporaries (which I’m so happy about and makes me even more excited to read!)
I’m really excited to see where this story goes! I’m planning on reading this one at some point in November.
When I go back to school I start to study ‘a Christmas carol’ by Charles Dickens in English which I’m excited for! So I had to get a copy of it. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a lonely, miserable, greedy businessman who never speaks a kind word to anybody. He hates Christmas and hates everyone who does like Christmas. However, when three Christmas spirits pay Scrooge a visit. The visit gives him an opportunity to examine his conscious, inspiring him to change his ways, transforming his hate for Christmas to love for it.
Usually if I have to read a book for school I’m not much excited about it, however, I’m actually excited to study this.
Lastly, ‘genuine fraud’ by E. Lockheart. A little while ago I read ‘we were liars’ and It really impacted me. It’s such an emotional book for me, and it holds a special place in my heart. It just gave me this almost familiar feeling but it was unfamiliar simultaneously. I just don’t have words to sum up how I feel about that book.
When I saw genuine fraud I thought I’d pick it ago for when I want to pick it up which I’m sure will be soon! 😀