CRESS BY MARISSA MEYER

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. Continue reading

CROWN OF MIDNIGHT BY SARAH J. MAAS

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil. Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart. Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie…and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

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SEPTEMBER

wrap-up

This list is a lot shorter than it was in my head. I have terrible time management, and a lot of schoolwork, so my goal for each month is going to be to read four books. And I will try to post a review a week. But we’ll see. Hollow City was my favorite read this month, and Meant to Be was my least favorite. If you are interested in hearing my thoughts, I wrote reviews for the first three books on this list that are linked below. I hope September went well for everyone and that October will be great! The books I read are:

 

THRONE OF GLASS BY SARAH J. MAAS

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

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HOLLOW CITY BY RANSOM RIGGS

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises. Continue reading

ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

I was nominated by Gwen and Kate’s Library and TheBookHeap. They both have great book blogs and you should check them out! Thanks so much to both the people who nominated me! The rules for this award are as following:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Here are some facts about me:

  • I have eight siblings, and I’m the third oldest out of the nine of us. I love kids!
  • I’m really easily embarrassed, and I even get really uncomfortable when I see other people get embarrassed.
  • I’m really interested in languages and I hope to be multilingual someday. Right now the only language I know is Spanish, which I’ve been studying at school for two years. The languages at the top of my list are Italian (I have lots of Italian relatives, and it’s beautiful ) and Russian (it’s my adopted sister’s first language and it seems really cool).
  • I’m absolutely terrified of heights and bridges. I start shaking and panicking, and I feel really dizzy whenever we drive over a bridge or go up high. It even scares me when I see other people up high, including in movies.
  • I constantly pace, especially when I need to think, and I talk to myself way too often. My family thinks I’m crazy sometimes.
  • I’ve never left the country, and I constantly fantasize and dream about traveling. Hopefully I’ll be able to study abroad in college.
  • I’m neither a morning person nor a night person. I function best in the late morning, like at 10 or 11 o’clock.

Nominations (There’s no way I will be able to do 15 because I feel like everyone has already done this.) I don’t think these people have been nominated yet:

MEANT TO BE BY LAUREN MORRILL

Meant to Be

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. 

It’s one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she’s queen of following rules and being prepared. That’s why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that’s also why she’s chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB (“meant to be”).

But this spring break, Julia’s rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she’s partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love. Continue reading