Thursday, June 9, 2016

Books Read in May 2016

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers to The Throne of Glass, if you wish to avoid them please skip The Crown of Midnight. This post also contains spoilers to The False Prince and The Runaway King, if you wish to avoid them please skip The Shadow Throne.

AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Uneexplained Phenomena by: Mitchell Moffit + Greg Brown
A book that answers all the weird questions that you never got to ask in science class. Answers brought to you by the AsapSCIENCE YouTube channel creators, presented in an entertaining format. Your questions will be answered, asap. 5 stars.

Chasing Impossible by: Katie McGarry
Abby lets only a few people get to know her. It's common sense in her town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest know why. Abby is suddenly in danger as a drug deal goes bad and she has to lean on Logan, a daredevil who's spirit matches hers. Together they will have to make the choice of whether they want to fight their demons and chase the impossible or let their situation weigh them down. 4 stars.

Con Academy by: Joe Schreiber
Will Shea has conned his way into one of the most exclusive private school's in the nation but he's not the only scammer there. Andrea Dufresne keeps getting in his way and they realize that the campus is not big enough for the two of them. So a bet is made and the winner gets a high school diploma along with the benefits of their cons. The loser has to leave. May the best con win! 5 stars.

Crown of Midnight by: Sarah J. Maas
Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King's Assassin. But she is far from loyal to the crown. But keeping her secret begins to become increasingly difficult as the people around her begin questioning her allegiance. One terrible night all the secrets held by Celaena and her friends lead to a tragedy. Celaena's world has shattered forcing her to make her choices about her loyalties and who she is willing to fight for. This comes with the great sacrifice of giving up something she holds close to her heart. 5 stars.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by: Jesse Andrews
Greg Gaines has high school down. He can blend into any social environment. He has only friend, Earl, and they make movies together. That is until Greg's mother forces him to rekindle a friendship with Rachel because she has been diagnosed with leukemia, cue the awkwardness. As they get to know her, Greg and Earl decide to make a movie for her which instantly turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and changes their lives. All of a sudden Greg must step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. 5 stars.

Princess of the Midnight Ball by: Jessica Day George
Galen has just returned from the war. Rose and her eleven sisters' dancing slippers are worn out by the end of each night. The King Under Stone has condemned them to it and the princesses are ready to have the curse broken. Galen and Rose need enchanted knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, black wool, and most importantly true love. Will Galen save the princesses from the King Under Stone? 4 stars.

The Shadow Throne by: Jennifer A. Nielsen
The war has finally come to Carthya and King Vargan has captured Imogen to try to bring Carthya to its knees. Jaron must embark on a journey to save her. His friends are flung across the entire country and it looks like all hope is lost. In a last ditch effort to keep his kingdom Jaron goes on one last journey but even his wit cannot foresee the danger that comes upon him. Who will sit on the throne Carthya? 3 stars.

The Witch Hunter by: Virginia Boecker
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters but then she is arrested for being a witch. A mysterious man saves her from being burned at the stake, who turns out to be the man who she was her biggest enemy, Nicolas Perevil the most powerful wizard. He offers her a deal: she has to break the curse that has been placed upon her and he will protect her from execution. She has to keep her witch hunting past a secret and reexamine what is right and wrong and who are her friends and enemies. 5 stars.

They Laughed at Galileo: How the Great Inventors Proved Their Critics Wrong by: Albert Jack
A humorous collection of stories about inventors and dreamers who had genius ideas but were told by experts that "It can't be done." 5 stars.

Note: If you would like a detailed review of any of these books, please comment the title and I will get it posted as soon as possible.
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