The result of a trip to Waterstones today were three new books.
Firstly, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.
Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her.
This is the second book in the Throne of Glass series. I was under the impression that this book didn’t come out until the 27th August, but it was pretty much the first thing I saw in the YA section and so I got just a bit excited. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, and I cannot wait to continue reading it.
Secondly, I bought The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
A friend of mine got this for their birthday back in June and was told that it was a very good book. So, as it was in the “buy one, get one half price” offer in Waterstones, I had to get it. I love the look of this book and am really excited to read it soon.
The third book I bought was Acid, by Emma Pass.
2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember.
The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID – and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago.
This one was a bit of an impulse buy. The cover is awesome, and so I picked it up. It looked pretty good so I’ll be reading it pretty soon and hoping it doesn’t disappoint.
Bonus: I’ve also ordered Elegy by Amanda Hocking, which should arrive soon, and I’m really excited to read the final book in the Watersong series.
Have any of you read these books? Or have you got any recommendations?