Hey, guys! It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks. For this month, Shanah came up with something very special. Each Tuesday I share my top 5 books beginning with the respective letters of the alphabet assigned for the day. This is post #3 dealing with K, L, M, N and O.
K – Kingdom of Ash
You all knew I was just waiting for a chance to name a Sarah J. Maas book. Kingdom of Ash is the final book in the TOG series and wrecked in just about all ways possible.
L – The Lovely Bones
Usually, I read the book before watching the film. In this case, it was the other way around, so I figured I knew what to expect. The book was somewhat different from the film and not necessarily in a good way. I wasn’t as thrilled by this book as I hoped I would be.
Hey, my darling readers! We reached the end of Sarah J. Maas famous Throne of Glass series. (There will be a review for the prequel novella collection The Assassin’s Blade, though.) I am both happy and sad that it’s over. This book was really intense. So, let’s talk about Kingdom of Ash!
So many things going on in this one. While Rowan, Elide and the rest of the cadre try to free Aelin from Maeve’s clutches, Manon and Dorian are tracking the Crochans – and the Wyrdkeys. In the meantime, Aedion tries his best to ensure there’s a least a bit of Terrason left when everybody returns…
Before opening Kingdom of Ash I kept thinking “If Aelin isn’t out of that damn coffin by page 250, I’m hauling my ass over to Doranelle to finish off that bitch Maeve myself”. If that doesn’t echo your sentiments, you didn’t read the book right. I thought that part was the most evil thing SJM could come up with, but boy was I wrong.
While the chapters concerning Aelin’s torture were absolutely heartbreaking, that’s not what moved me most. My favorite chapter of the entire series, as well as the part that had me crying the hardest, are part of Kingdom of Ash, courtesy of Manon Blackbeak/Croachan/Kin Slayer. I won’t go into detail which particular moments I mean, but if you read the book, you probably already know and are now in search of a box of kleenex to dry your tears.
Hey, guys! It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks. I’m afraid this week is a bit difficult for me. I get most of my books from the local library and those editions I did buy are stored in my parents’ basement. So, coming up with 5 beautiful book spines was a bit of a challenge, and I’m afraid that I can’t offer you too many pictures. Anyway, I hope you can still agree with my picks!
#1 The Wicked King by Holly Black:
I’m a bit late to the party, I know. But I finally finished reading The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King. Those books are SO stunning. Especially the spine of TWK with all the gold and the crown in contrast with the blue-green water is stunning!
#2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling:
Just like The Wicked King, this book also comes with gold embellishment. In addition to that, the first book in the series is colored purple which happens to be my favorite color. How could I now fall for that particular spine?