Thursday, September 6, 2012

Books to Watch! (9/6/12)

It's that time again! Time for another edition of Books to Watch!

This is a post where I share with you two books that I am loving and think that you should keep your eyes on! One that's already out, and one that's coming up. It's all about the bookish love.

Away we go!



Throne of Glass just came out last month, but trust me when I say that you've probably seen it around. This book has massive buzz, and for good reason! I loved this book. I loved the characters, the story, the setting, everything! You need to pick a copy up stat. You can find my fangirl ramblings here.

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 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.



Okay, first off can I please just gush about this cover? Midnight City would be on my reading list based on this beauty alone. However it wasn't until after I read the synopsis that I was really sold. I've read post-apocalyptic books. I've read alien books. Both together though? That's never been on my reading list. Until now! Let's do this!

In a post-apocalyptic world controlled by alien invaders, two teens and a young girl with mysterious powers embark on a dangerous journey. What they find will change everything...

Earth has been conquered. An extraterrestrial race known as The Assembly has abducted the adult population, leaving the planet’s youth to fend for themselves. In this treacherous landscape, Holt, a bounty hunter, is transporting his prisoner Mira when they discover Zoey, a young girl with powerful abilities who could be the key to stopping The Assembly. As they make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, the trio must contend with freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and perhaps most perilous of all: Holt and Mira’s growing attraction to each other.

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