Saturday, September 24, 2016

Weekend Reminisces #9

Hey, it's Friday, the start of the weekend.

So... lets focus on what's new for me.

What book(s) did I add to my shelf?

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

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 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?

I am really looking forward to reading this installment. Can. Not. Wait!

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What did I finish reading?

The Problem with Forever
Jennifer L. Armentrout

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard. 

My Tease:

Now my pulse was pounding. He liked-liked me. Oh my. God, this was unexpected. This was totally unplanned. It was an infinite, vast sea of unknown.

"I know you deserve better, but I want to be better. I want to be that for you." His voice dropped low as he stopped in front of me. "That's why I'm going to ask what I'm about to."

The fluttering  was deep in my chest and in my stomach. I felt breathless as I stared into his eyes. "Ask me what?"

A muscle flickered along his jaw as his chest rose sharply. "Can I kiss you?"

Yep, another great read from JLA. It's a bit different from her other books but definitely worth your time.
My rating: 5 out of 5

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What am I currently reading?

It Ends with Us

Colleen Hoover


Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan - her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.

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  1. Ooh, I really want to read the Throne of Glass series. I hope you enjoy Empire of Storms when you get to it. I'm so happy JLA didn't disappoint you with The Problem with Forever - especially since it was her standard fare. ;) And I can't wait to see what you think of It Ends With Us.
    Nice song, too! :) I hope you're having a great weekend, Marilyn!

  2. Still haven't read The Problem with Forever. I know a JLA book that I don't think I would enjoy what is wrong with me. Glad you liked it.