This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.
∧ Then ∧ Queen of Shadows, Sarah J. Maas / Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes, Lindsay Paley
The queen has returned.
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…
She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.
The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.
I never thought the day I’d say this would come but… I NEED the next book in the series NOW! I had little expectations for the 4th book, but Maas proved me she finally knew where she was going, and without the constant reminder of the “fantastic” smell of the Faes, I would have given it 4 and a half star. Seriously, don’t use “smell” that often in a book.
When all-round buttercream princess, Millie Carter, becomes stranded at Craiglea Manor Cookery School, she believes her chance of enjoying a merry festive season is over.
The village of Aisford is Christmas-card perfect, but Millie hates it – she hates the snow, her freezing fingertips, and being forced to look like her Aunt Marjory in a mud-splattered wax jacket and wellies instead of her beloved shorts and sparkly sandals.
She plots her escape but ends up locking spatulas with the estate manager, Fergus McKenzie, who is forced to rescue her before she succumbs to a severe dose of hyperthermia. Things start to improve with the arrival of handsome Sam Morgan, fresh from the beaches and rum shacks of the Caribbean.
Can Millie accept her fate? And will Aisford sprinkle some of its seasonal magic on her troubles?
Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes is a festive story of love and friendship and reaching for the buttercream icing and edible glitter when life gets tough.
As I am part of the blog tour, I’ll keep my thoughts to myself for the moment!
≈ Now ≈ A Suitable Lie, Michael J. Malone / Lolita (I swear I’m reading it now)
Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she’s his perfect match, and she loves his son like he is her own. When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. Desperate for that happy-ever-after, he ignores it—a dangerous mistake that could cost him everything.
As a reward for finishing two ARCs in a row and for opening Lolita again, I jumped on A Suitable Lie, a cover love I was drawn to very recently. It feels good to be back home! I’m 40% in and I am loving it!
∨ Next ∨ ????????????????????
Between assigned books and mood picks, I have no idea what will be next!
Have you read any of these books? What is on your list this week?
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