Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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… Continue reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer (which I read as an ARC) is about a teenage girl trained to be a hired serial killer. Her trademark? She leaves the letter requesting she kill said victim, but no evidence is left otherwise to indicate her or the letter’s author as the killer. Synopsis from Goodreads: Rule One—Nothing is… Continue reading Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead is the sixth and final book in the Vampire Academy series. Spoiler alert! This is the synopsis on the inside cover: Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir… Continue reading Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead


The Loving Death Threat

“My dearest Rose,

One of the few downsides to being awakened is that we no longer require sleep; therefore we also no longer dream. It’s a shame, because if I could dream, I know I’d dream about you. I’d dream about the way you smell and how your dark hair feels like silk between my fingers. I’d dream about the smoothness of your skin and the fierceness of your lips when we kiss.

Without dreams, I have to be content with my own imagination – which is almost as good. I can picture all of those things perfectly, as well as how it’ll be when I take your life from this world. It’s something I regret having to do, but you’ve made my choice inevitable. Your refusal to join me in eternal life and love leaves no other course of action, and I can’t allow someone as dangerous as you to live. Besides, even if I forced your awakening, you now have so many enemies among the Strigoi that one of them would kill you. If you must die, it’ll be by my hand. No one else’s.

Nonetheless, I wish you well today as you take your trials – not that you need any luck. If they’re actually making you take them, it’s a waste of everyone’s time. You’re the best in that group, and by this evening you’ll wear your promise mark. Of course, that means you’ll be all that much more of a challenge when we meet again – which I’ll definitely enjoy.

And we will be meeting again. With graduation, you’ll be turned out of the Academy, and once you’re outside the wards, I’ll find you. There is no place in this world you can hid from me. I’m watching.



~ Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound (pg. 11-12)