September 2014 Wrap-Up & October TBR

Hello fellow readers. Today I’m going to talk about the books I read in September and the books I hope to read in October.

First off, I only read two books this past month (technically 2.75), as I am still in the process of finishing the third book. As a slower reader, plus my busy schedule, it takes time for me to read larger books, so I have not been able to finish the third book in the “Throne of Glass” series yet.

The first book I finished in September was “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J Maas. I thought this book was a fantastic read and it definitely was outside of what has been being published lately (a lot of dystopians) and so I thought that it was a great concept, fun, engaging characters and plot, and it was definitely 5/5 stars. Here is my blog review and my video review with spoilers.

The second book I finished in September was “Crown of Midnight,” the second book in the series. This book was better than the last, and the characters continued to develop, the plot became darker, and the action was turned up. This is a great sequel considering many sequels tend to lose their zeal as the series goes on, and it definitely deserved the 5/5 stars, in my opinion. Here is my blog review and my video review with spoilers.

The third book I am still trying to finish, though September has come and gone, is “Heir of Fire,” and it is the third book in the series. This book has gotten even better than the last and includes new characters, which means more perspectives, and the storyline flows nicely. Though I don’t have a review on it yet, I do expect to finish it by the end of this week, if not the next, so expect the review to be up! (I’ll link my blog and video reviews here when they’re up.)

NEXT! My October TBR. These are the books I hope to get to reading this month:

  1. The Merciless” by Danielle Vega
  2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer” by Michelle Hodkin
  3. Asylum” by Madeline Roux
  4. The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman
  5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs

What I hope to do is read all of the Mara Dyer series because the third book will be coming out in the next couple of weeks and I’d rather read an entire series before moving onto the next book, so that also means I’m going to try to read the second books in the Asylum and Miss Peregrine series, but we’ll see how much I can get read this month.

If you have any suggestions as to what I should read first after I finish my current book, let me know in the comments below.

Accompanying video: September 2014 Wrap-Up & October TBR

Crown of Midnight Book Review

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Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: Book #2 in the Throne of Glass series
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Genres: Young/New Adult – Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 418
Format: Purchased Paperback

“Crown of Midnight”┬áis the second book in the “Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J Maas, and it was freaking fantastic. I thought that this book was much better than the first and I was completely engrossed in it from the first chapter. There are more plot twists and turns, more romance, more action, more suspense… it just had a lot more of everything!

This book held a lot of intrigue with politics, magic, romance, death, and what Celaena is truly like as an assassin. You definitely get to see more of just how Adarlan’s Assassin works, and, quite frankly, if I came across her in an alley, I would want to vanish into thin air rather than be cut by her daggers. Celaena, in the first book, was definitely strong-willed, quick tempered, sassy, and all that, but in this book you really get to see those traits more predominantly. You also learn how strong her love for her friends runs and how deep the wounds cut when some tragic things unfold.

Chaol is also fleshed out more in this book than he was in the first, and you see a man who is caring, passionate, and willing to sacrifice himself for the woman he loves. He also comes with a minor tragic backstory, which is always nice to read about, right?

Dorian comes with a secret that even he didn’t know about, and it makes him an interesting character to read about in this book. Though he makes less appearances in this one than the first, he still is a major character that will most definitely have more to tell in later books.

Overall, this book has so much to offer, so much character and world development, plot twists, intrigue, action sequences that’ll make your gut twist, and more that it’s a better sequel than most, and it only left me thirsting for more. I highly recommend this book for anyone reading the “Throne of Glass” series.

I give this book 5/5 stars.

Accompanying video: Crown of Midnight Book Review