This week in books

This Week In Books (April 13th 2016)


This Week In Books is a great meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found where you sum-up what you’ve been reading during the week.

( a click on the title will take you to Goodreads!:) )

∧ Then ∧ Throne of Glass , Sarah J. Maas

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

I can’t thank Jill @ for showing me the way back to the fantasy genre. I am working on the review, but I’ll say I liked it enough to buy the next book. One thing though, where is the badass Celaena everyone is talking about?

≈ Now ≈ Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.
Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

It’s time to dive into the first book of the month for the Hype or Like Friday Meme! I remember reading a lot about this book when I started blogging back in January. Let’s see if it’s worth the talk.

∨ Next ∨ The Death of Lila Jane, Teresa Mummert

Lila Jane is spending her summer vacation preparing for high school. She does everything asked of her, but her parents rarely give her credit for her efforts. She decides to sneak out with a friend to attend a local party and shed her little girl image, to become a woman once and for all. What starts out as a fun escape soon escalates into a life on the run with a boy she barely knows.

Back to more familiar territory with this contemporary. I discovered the author this week (check this post by Jill if you want to know more about Teresa Mummert) and the blurb got me curious.

Have you read any of those books? What’s next on your list?
Happy reading!


27 thoughts on “This Week In Books (April 13th 2016)”

    1. I ordered book 2 already, even though I won’t have time to get to it now, because I’m hooked on the magical aspect 🙂 Starting Passenger today, I have no idea what to expect! Thanks for stopping by, I’ll check your post now!

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    1. I don’t have any benchmark for fantasy so it’s hard to say how good it is compared to others, but I hope you’ll like it. Passenger seems to be a hit or miss read. We’ll see! 🙂

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    1. I am wondering too about the Death of Lila Jane, I can’t wait to get to it 🙂 It reminds me I am so behind on my reviews, I am gonna try to catch up this week. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’ll read your post now!


  1. I’ve heard a lot of people enjoying Passenger. I bought it awhile ago, but haven’t gotten to it yet (no surprise there lol). I’ll be interested to see what you think 🙂

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    1. Thanks for sharing and for your great recommendations 🙂 I swear having so many greats reads waiting is not helping my brain to switch off and rest, haha #readersdontcare


  2. I actually found Celaena rather annoying in the first book and it’s still my least favorite of the series… But the sequels are definitely better. And I really need to get a copy of Passenger soon!

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