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Review – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Goodreads rating: 4.24 stars
Published: 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s

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 four 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.

Ps. Spoilers up ahead!

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Review – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Shadow and Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Goodreads rating: 4.06 stars
Published: 2012 by Henry Holt and Co.

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Ps. Spoilers up ahead

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hey guys! So, another post, another Wednesday, another top 5.

I’ve been meaning to post more than I did this last week, but I was traveling back to Bergen and adjusting to work again, so I kind of forgot. Sorry. I have written a review though so I will be posting that later this week. But no more distractions now, lets get to the Top 5.

If you don’t know what Top 5 Wednesday is I will leave the link to the Goodreads group (link here) and the host Sam from Thoughtsontomes (link here) on youtube.

This week’s topic is:

“Books you want to see as TV shows”

5. Black Widow

I know this is a comic book series, but I really want it to be a mini series. Natasha Romanoff is such an interesting character with a dark and mysterious background before the Avengers, and I would love to see that as a TV show! Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday”

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BLOG – Top 5 Wednesday

So, I have started this new blog and I thought about what I wanted this first post to be. Since I had no idea what to post first I decided that I would do the Top 5 Wednesday. Indeed this is no Wednesday, and since I just realized that the clock has passed midnight this has transformed into a Top 5 Friday, Elisabeth edition.

If you don’t know what Top 5 Wednesday is I will leave the link to the Goodreads group (link here) and the host Sam from Thoughtsontomes (link here) on youtube.


This weeks topic is

“What characters would you want as your family?”

4. Lee Scoresby from His Dark Materials – Uncle
He is a great character and I love the way he is really caring, especially when it comes to Lyra in the books. Also I’d love to have him as an uncle and hear stories from his adventures traveling around the world. I’m sure he must have some really crazy stories!

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