Sunday, February 2, 2014

Books I Got

It's been established so clearly that I can't even lie about it: I have no self-control when it comes to books. I acquire them at a much faster rate than I can actually read and review them, but hopefully these posts will help those books get some exposure NOW instead of waiting until I actually manage to find time to, you know, read them.

This post is for some of the books I've gotten in the past LONG TIME or so.

For Review

Shadow Throne
by Jennifer A. Nielsen

It's here!!! I'm so excited to read this book, but also super scared. It's the final book in the trilogy, so I really, really hope it ends on a high note. I LOVED the first book, but its follow up The Runaway King was a little bit of a let down. Fingers crossed The Shadow Throne brings back the magic.

Requested and received via NetGalley.

Killer Frost
by Jennifer Estep

I'm in a similar place with Killer Frost. It's the final book in a series that, while a favorite overall, was falling short in its penultimate installment. Either way though, I'm looking forward to spending more time with Gwen and co.

Requested and received via NetGalley.

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
by Karen Foxlee

This was such a surprise! It's a middle grade retelling of the Snow Queen. Usually I don't click with Snow Queen retellings, much as I always want to, but I loved this book.

Sent from Shelf Awareness



The Girl of Fire and Thorns
by Rae Carson

I've read this book already, but I read it before it came out and so by now I don't remember much outside of the broad strokes. I liked it a lot though, and I've been meaning to finish reading the series but time slipped away and then I didn't remember enough and then, well, now I need to re-read this book so I can finish the series.

I started my re-read and I'm about halfway through (for those who know, Elisa is hiding in that crevasse), but I've sort of stalled out. I'm still totally enjoying it, as much if not more than when I first read it, but I want to read something new and so I feel less invested.

So, are books two and three totally worth pushing through this reread?

What did you get this week? Are you interested in reading any of these books? What did you think of them if you've read them already?



  1. I haven't read the Mythos Academy series yet, but I just requested the first one from the library. And I actually didn't like Girl of Fire and Thorns that much (it was just ok) and I absolutely loved the second and third, so definitely read them! ~Pam

  2. I've been seeing Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, but I'm still unsure whether or not I want to read it. Maybe in a few months when my TBR has died down or so...

    Aside from that, good haul! Killer Frost has got me intrigued!

    My Book Musings

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  4. Whoops, typos -- wonderful books this week, I am excited to read Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, it looks great and I love MG Books.


  5. I loved Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy! I just finished reading it yesterday. I didn't know that it involved The Snow Queen when I picked it up, but that made me love it all the more.

  6. I just got Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy on NetGalley, I'm looking forward to that one! I have Girl of Fire and Thorns, but I haven't read it yet.

  7. Nice books!! I So need to do one of these to share my loot from Xmas!
    I didn't like the Frost books but I know you like them, so I hope the series doesn't disappoint in the end.

  8. I couldn't finish The Runaway King, and I was so disappointed because I liked The False Prince so much. I'll be interested to know if the third book redeems the series, but I don't think I'll ever make it through book 2 to get to it.

    I loved Girl of Fire and Thorn and thought book 2 was just as good if not better. I started book 3 recently, but I have forgotten too much of the previous books, so I think I have to reread them first.


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