| MONTHLY MONDAY BOOK SHELFIE | ♥ 9

Every second Monday of each month I publish this MONTHLY MONDAY BOOK SHELFIE. This article’s idea comes from my buddy Kwante in Wonderland. At the time before I published the first article, Kwante asked me if I wanted to join her with this new ‘project’. After hearing what she intended to do with this article I immediately said yes because it sounded really awesome!

What exactly is the intention of this monthly Monday book shelfie?

  • you tell something about your chosen book;
  • How did you get it?
  • Did you read it or is it still on your tbr?
  • What did you think of it/what do you expect?
  • And you end the article with a book shelfie!
  • Kwante tells us the subject for next’s edition in her article

THIS MONTH’S THEME:

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas is the first one that came to mind. But then I thought of several other book covers that reminded me of Autumn covers as well and I didn’t want to pass them because I find them so beautiful too, so I’ve decided to show you guys THREE books today!

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
the Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

HOW DID I GET THE BOOK(S)?

I bought the Burning Sky in September 2015 at Bol.com. I remember I came across this book while prowling Goodreads. The cover was the first thing that lured me in back then and when I read the synopsis I was immediately intrigued. So I then decided I needed to add this book to my collection

I bought Flamecaster last year when I was visiting a bookshop in Sittard with my hubby. I loooved the cover and was really curious to know what the book was about. And after reading the synopsis I just had to bring the book back home with me. At the time I didn’t know this first book of a new series had a prior written series called Seven Realms – which I also bought later that year because I want to read that series first.

And Crown of Midnight, this particular hardcover edition, was bought last year after receiving gift certificates from friends of mine. I’d already read the book and had a UK paperback edition in my collection. But I was dying to add the US hardcovers of this series to my collection as well. So when I received that gift certificate I didn’t doubt for a second what I should do with the money I received and I’ve ordered the hardback editions of Throne of Glass. I love the UK paperback editions with the white background but these US hardcover editions with the dark backgrounds are so incredibly stunning as well, even more so than the UK ones I think.

DID I READ THE BOOK(S) YET?

the Burning Sky: Nope, I still didn’t read it – shame on me, I know. The book’s been in my collection since September 2015 and in the meantime book 2 and 3 were added to the collection as well. I was determined to binge-read the trilogy right after receiving the third book – I had to wait for monthssss for the third book being printed in a paperback edition. And now the complete trilogy is still on my ‘unread’ shelf even though I’ve got the third book since October 2016.

Flamecaster: Is another Nope on the did you read it yet department. As I said before, I found out there was a prior written series called Seven Realms. It wasn’t particularly necessary to read Seven Realms first I think, but I’ve heard it would just make everything that more awesome if you did read Seven realms first, so when the time came I start with Flamecaster, I would be familiar with the world. I’ve bought the entire Seven Realms series last year as well, determined to start with the series and still haven’t started it yet. I’m really excited about this series, just as the Burning Sky but I just haven’t found the ‘right time’ yet, I guess? Maybe somewhere this month? Who knows haha.

– and Crown of Midnight is READ. Several times.. hehe. One of my all-time favorite series and I re-read them at least once a year. I can’t even begin to describe the genius writing Sarah possesses, especially in this series. the ACOTAR trilogy was really amazing as well, but Throne of Glass definitely remains my favorite and it also shows Sarah’s amazing writing the best I think. How she still knows how to surprise me with a sixth book in the series is just astonishing. I love the multiple POVs and the transformation this series goes through. And knowing Sarah wrote the first book at an age of 16 is evenmore impressing… But while reading the series you read the growth in Sarah’s writing and the story-line and characters are so perfectly developed I think. I could write an entire essay on Sarah’s talent and I still wouldn’t be done with confessing my love for this author and her books, especially the Throne of Glass series. So yeah, read.. Re-read.. and will be re-reading it for a long time to come ♥

WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?

A burning vengeance.

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. The son of the queen of the Fells, Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

A blood-based curse.

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told the mysterious magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.

Destiny’s fiery hand.

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series a generation later, this is a thrilling story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.

“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

It all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightning.

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s been told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training.

Guided by his mother’s visions and committed to avenging his family, Prince Titus has sworn to protect Iolanthe even as he prepares her for their battle with the Bane. But he makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the tyrant closing in, Titus must choose between his mission—and her life.

The Burning Sky—the first book in the Elemental Trilogy—is an electrifying and unforgettable novel of intrigue and adventure.

SHELFIE-TIME!

My Throne of Glass collection has its own shelf. You see my us hardcovers and uk paperbacks alongside some special editions. And I looove adding bookish items to the collection as well; fan-art, candles, lipbalm, bookmarks, etc.
the Cinda Williams Chima books are on a shelf with books of authors I own more than 1 series of; Josephone Angelini, Cate Tiernan and Amanda Hocking.
At the moment this is more of a ‘dump shelf’ and the books on this shelf need to have a new spot haha. the Burning sky books are on the shelf with Mara Dyer, Grisha, Six of Crows, the night angel trilogy and two of my latest buys; the lies of locke lamora and the name of the wind.

DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MONTHLY MONDAY BOOK SHELFIE?

Write your article and link to this => Monthly Monday Book Shelfie ♥ page at Kwante’s blog. Your article will be shown there, so everyone can find your article. Kwante shares the new topic for the next Monthly Monday at the end of every article. So feel free to join!!

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