Look what arrived on my front porch this morning! Got to love Amazon’s free two-day shipping for Prime, makes being a bookaholic so much easier.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
This is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles series so I’m very excited to start reading it as I just finished Cinder the other day. (Review coming soon.) Only one book into the series and I’m already obsessed. I can’t wait to see what Cinder will do next and what happens to Commonwealth and poor Prince Kai.
“Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.”
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I only joined the bookstagram community last month but I’ve already been seeing a whole bunch about this book/series. Everyone seems to love it and has such high praises for it so I decided to give it a shot. Plus the description sounds absolutely amazing.
“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.”
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I’ve already read this and the second book back when they first came out but I’ve somehow lost my copies over the years. I’m finally getting around to replacing them with the end goal being to reread the first two and own all three. (I’m also super excited for the movie even with the changes they made, plus I’m a huge Tim Burton fan.)
“A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.”