Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pages: 416
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: 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 three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. 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.

My Thoughts
This has got to be one of my top favorite series of all time! I LOVE this book and finished it in one sitting. This book is filled with action packed and romance scenes. 

The main character, Calaena,was a bad ass assassin who fought for her freedom. I absolutely LOVED Caelana! She was charming, sarcastic, funny and also happened to be very girly, which I admired about her. Who says you have to be a bad ass and not like candy or dresses? As for the love interests, they both appealed to me. Prince Dorian isn't your typical prince, actually, he didn't  even want to be a prince. Prince Dorian was sweet, kind, and actually understood Calaena. Like other characters, he did have his flaws. He acted cowardly by not wanting to stand up to his corrupt father. Chaol Westfall, the Captain of the Guard, and Prince Dorian's best friend. Chaol is honorable and a hard worker. I really admired how he would sacrifice everything to protect his best friend, although that is his job. Nehemia was an admirable character, doing whatever it takes to help her country as a princess.
The writing of the book flowed perfectly. The plot of this book was actually what got me addicted to it. Although it was addicting to read, you could easily guess who the villains were by the foreshadowing.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this to readers!!!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review: Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1)

Author: Anna Banks
Pages: 324
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Feiwel & Friends

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.
 My Thoughts
Of Poseidon is an enjoyable book for readers who like lighthearted humor and romance. . Although there were some parts where it had me get second-hand embarrassment, there were some dull moments in the beginning. It wasn't really exciting until the end of the book, where the puzzles actually clicked together and the author left us with a cliffhanger.

The main character, Emma, had personality changes within a couple a pages between each other. At first, she was sweet and nice, then goes to ill-tempered and stubborn, but I liked Emma as a main character. I really liked Galen's character. Galen is loyal, sweet, and caring. Although, he comes off a bit overprotective over Emma and Rayna (which is understandable). I loved their romance in the book!

Overall, this book was an okay mermaid story to me. I would recommend it to those who love YA romance and mermaid books.

Friday, March 27, 2015

New blog!

Hello, everybody!
My name is Shilah (pronounced like Shy-luh).
I LOVE reading and decided to create a blog to share out my opinions of them. Please bare with me here, 'cause I'm new to this sort of thing!
Hope you all enjoy:)

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