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October 06, 2015


It's Book Club Day! I might be a major nerd but I look forward to this day on the blog. My fellow readers feel me on that. Books are life and reading is therapeutic. Which is why I love me this book club so much. PS - shameless plug - if you haven't joined the Literary Ladies group on Goodreads or followed us on Instagram, you totally should.

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Jumping right in to the review because intros are awkward ...

Throne of Glass book review
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18 year old assasin 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 assasin. 

Her opponents are men-thieved and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If he beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll servie 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 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 its 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. 

Ok lets just put it out there. I have a rule that I've had since I was a kid. My family has known me to be a reader forever. And ever since I could read, I have made it my mission to complete every single book I start. Yes that means that once I start it, even if I don't like it I finish it. Which is why I read one Harry Potter book - the first one. Because I started so I had to finish. Its also why I finished this book...

I just couldn't get into it. 

It was very well written and the story wasn't terrible - its actually supposed to be a spin on Cinderella as an assassin (or so I've read), it just wasn't my type of book I think? Now do not get me wrong, there are parts of it I liked, which is why I gave it so many stars. There was something intriguing about the protagonist - I really love badass females. I also appreciated that the romance aspect of the story wasn't tooo predictable, but here's my main qualm, the story while not my type from the get go, started off with a bang, and quickly began to be a whimper ...

Anyway, if you like this genre, give it a go. Its actually Book one of a six part series!

Jackaby book review

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  1. I heard Throne of Glass was pretty good. I might have to read it myself but I don't really know if I want to get into another series right now... <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. hahaha i knew you wouldn't like it!! but i'm glad you finished it and didn't hate it at least. i used to be like that, having to finish books even when i didn't love them, but i have finished some pretty horrible books in the past few years and i just can't do it anymore. life is too short to read bad books! not that this is a bad book, but life is too short to read books you don't love.

  3. Glad you finished it!! You're way better than me, I hate the thought of purchasing a book and it not being good enough but I agree with Kristen, life's too short to read bad books!! lol Looking forward to next month tho. That book looks pretty interesting.

  4. i got jackaby from the library yesterday but had to put it right back into circulation becuase i have like 6 books to read and i'm going on vacation this weekend so there won't be any time! also, ain't nobody got time for late fees :(

  5. I wasn't too sure about that book so I skipped out this month. Jackaby does sound interesting though. Sort of like Grimm, a show that I love!

  6. i almost always finish books even if i'm not that into them too. and you need to keep going with harry potter! the first few books are more juvenile but i loved them sooooo much as they progressed.

  7. I used to finish every book because I hated not knowing how the story ends. Then I realized if I don't like the book, after a while, I'll forget about the characters anyway so it won't matter.
    There are so many awesome books, it feels like a shame to waste time on sub-par ones.

  8. Hmm, it doesn't really seem like it would be my genre either, but good for you for finishing it anyway! I'm different; I have NO qualms with not finishing a book I'm not into. It's definitely not something I hear about writers doing a whole lot, and I totally want to give props to anyone who goes to the great length of writing and publishing a book, but my list is too long to slog through something I'm not into!


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