Thursday, May 24, 2012

From the Review Pile:

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.

The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review, but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

This week from my Review Pile:

Throne of Glass
By: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: August 7, 2012

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined

The Unquiet
By: Jeannine Garsee
Release Date: July 17, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists.

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Annaliese? Or herself?


starryeyedjen said...

You absolutely must read Throne of Glass soon! Assassins, fighting, beautiful gowns! I'm not even done yet and I LOVE it. :)

Thanks for stopping by! :D

Arianne said...

im interested.. makes me wanna do this meme too :)

Melanie said...

Thanks for sharing! The Unquiet is now on my wishlist. I hadn't heard about this book until now and it sounds really good! :D

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Both books are pretty interesting...can't wait to get my hands on them, even if it means breaking my buying ban.

Anonymous said...

I have both of these on my wishlist! I don't have actual copies, but they do sound good :)

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Throne of Glass sounds so good- I love a good fantasy novel. I'm definitely intrigued!
Read it soon so I can read your review!

collettakay said...

Throne of Glass is on my wishlist and I cannot wait to get it!


Farah said...

I dont really know about Throne of Glass. But I sure can't wait to hear your review once you've read it :)

Fara @ Tumbling In Books

Michelle Chew said...

I have both books in my TBR list. Hoping to get them soon.

Thanks for visiting!


Lindsay said...

The Unquiet sounds interesting, I might look out for that one. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog :)