Releases and Recommendations

It’s Tuesday! The most amazing day in the whole entire week. Why? Because that’s when books are released into the world. Today, I’m looking forward to a finale and a sequel that I have been anticipating since I finished its predecessor.

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson and The Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas are both being released today, August 27.

11431896The epic conclusion to Rae Carson’s Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny.

Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and her daring companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save Hector, Elisa will face hardships she’s never imagined. And she will discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who have hated her most.

I’m so excited to go back into Elisa’s world. I loved The Girl of Fire and Thorns and the sequel, The Crown of Embers, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the third and final installment of the Fire and Thorns trilogy. We are left off in such a whirlwind in book two that I can’t wait to see what Hector does when he realizes what Elisa has done and how the heck Elisa is going to save him.

17167166An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon — forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

I LOVED the first book. Throne of Glass was a great start to this series and I can’t wait to see what Sarah Maas has come up with next. I’m hoping for a little more romance and sexual tension between the characters and a whole lot more ass-whooping. From the reviews I’ve seen, I won’t be let down. Excuse me while I make me way to the nearest bookstore.

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