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April 4, 2018

WoW: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Expected publication: May 1st 2018 by Bloomsbury YA

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we'd have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I'd now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

April 3, 2018

Tell Me Something Tuesday: How often do you actually start reading a hot new release the day it hits shelves?

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where they discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.
This week's topic: How often do you actually start reading a hot new release the day it hits shelves?

Not often. It's not easy to get books the same day they are published in Latin America, specially if you have to wait for them to be translated. There has been exceptions, as with the Harry Potter books, that I bought the same day in my local store and in english.

But with ebooks is easier. I'm currently waiting for A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas and probably will buy it the release day on Amazon.

April 2, 2018

Book Review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.
With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she's to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.
Empire of Storms was so good! My favorite (so far) from the series. It's Aelin at her best, being all Queen.

There were so many things happening I don't know where to start. For Aelin, nothing is simple, and her journey to her kingdom isn't the exception. Not everyone is waiting for her. But there are other things that are more important than that, there is war coming and we don't know Maeve's plans. A war they aren't prepared.

Erawan's forces are strong and Aelin needs to knock on some doors to get help. And she's still planning to reunite the Wyrd keys...

I was waiting to see Aelin and Rowan together, and wow! It was better than I imagined. I knew it was going to be epic! But the end, so cruel, it broke my heart. Aelin will suffer so much more. And for now, I will suffer for her, while reading the next book Tower of Dawn, which is Chaol's story.

March 29, 2018

Book Review: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.
You should read first:
  1. Throne of Glass
  2. Crown of Midnight
  3. Heir of Fire

Every day I like more the Throne of Glass series.

In this book, Aelin returns to Adarlan. After everything that happened in Heir of Fire, that gave the plot a twist, I was curious to see how Aelin was going to go back to be Celaena and her previous love interest, Chaol.

Honestly, this author have the capacity to write characters that aren't perfect, and make me love them or hate them in only a few lines. This time, I hate Chaol. I guess sometime I'll understand his motives, but for now I don't want to know more about him. I'm happy Aelin left him at Adarlan, because he can't be compared to Rowan, and she deserves better.

Aelin is still the best. She likes to plan and always surprises me. In this book she will confront her old master Arobynn, and needs him to get back something he stole from her. It won't be easy while the King has a new guard, and Dorian may be lost forever.

I was desperate to read more about Rowan and Aelin together, but their relationship is going very slow (but I know they are going to end up together). She needs a person like Rowan to support her and protect her. Also, he’s very powerful and handsome, and their chemistry between them is going to make their relationship explosive.

Manon Blackbeak, the heir of the Blackbeak witches, keeps appearing and giving us clues that she will be an important character in this story. It was great to know her more and see her doubts about her grandmother and the King, seeing the horrors they are creating at Morath. Maybe that’s why I like this series, because every character gets a chance.

It’s one of the books that have more action, and new characters. I really liked Lyssandra, she was a nice surprise. Also, it’s probably the last time we will see Celaena, because she’s ready to be who she really is.

Queen of Shadows kept me hooked; turning the pages to read what was going to happen now. The story is turning to be more complex, so I really can’t wait to read Empire of Storms, because I’m sure Aelin’s path is more complicated that we already know.