Book Tuesday: Empire of Storms

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Title: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Pages: 693

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. 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.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

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Book Tuesday: A Court of Mist and Fury

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Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Pages: 640
Buy: Amazon

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

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Book Tuesday: Top Books of 2015

Like last year, I thought I would try and narrow down my top ten favorite books of 2015.  And like last year, there was no way I could narrow it down to 10 books.

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What?! I read over 100 books this year! You try narrowing them down to 10…

I might also have grouped a series together and counted it as one…

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Sarah J Maas Signing with Claire Legrand + GIVEAWAY!!

So last week I was really fortunate enough to attend one of Sarah J. Maas’ signings on her Queen of Shadows tour.  It was an awesome time (as always)!  Even better because one of my other favorite authors, Claire Legrand was moderating.  Sarah was hysterical and since her signing fell on the first day of school for many people, she came in and asked:

“School started today right? Welcome back to prison….” 

We were dying.

Here is the fantastic Claire Legrand (which, if you haven’t read Winterspell, what are you waiting for?! It was one of my top books of 2014!)

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Sarah was accommodating as always and answered a LOT of questions about the next book and what to expect.  There will be even MORE twists and revelations (if that is even possible after QOS) and I seriously CAN NOT WAIT.

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Book Tuesday: Queen of Shadows

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Title: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Author:Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 656
Buy:Amazon

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 will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. 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.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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ACOTAR signing and Sam’s Song

I was really fortunate to attend the ACOTAR (A Court of Thorns and Roses) signing in NYC.  I had a BLAST!  Saw Sarah and met some awesome people 🙂  Here are some photos from the event.

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Book Tuesday: ARC – A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, YA, New Adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Pages: 416
Buy:Amazon

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

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Heir of Fire Launch Party aka Fangirling to the Extreme

I’m not sure when authors reached the level where girls were fangirling over meeting them, but I think it’s an amazing and wonderful thing.  Maybe it started with JK Rowling? Who knows.  All I know is I was totally fangirling at the Heir of Fire launch party at Books of Wonder in NYC.

Sarah J. Maas was joined by her two besties, the amazing Susan Dennard and Alexandra Bracken.

The room was packed; Jess and I squeezed our way toward the back.  We were surrounded by a bunch of teenage girls, but some older ones as well, waiting to hear the panel.  It was a fun, informal, girls get-together (ok, a few boys were thrown into the mix as well), where Sarah, Susan, and Alexandra discussed Star Wars, Sailor Moon, Tamora Pierce, Outlander, and some embarrassing early writing samples from High School.

I think everybody in that room wanted to be friends with them by the end of the night–that’s how down to earth and fun the three of them are.

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Book Tuesday: Release Day – Heir of Fire

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Title: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Pages: 565
Buy:Amazon

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

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