A Month of Giving Thanks is a month-long challenge. Every day from November 1st to November 30th I will be sharing the love and being thankful by spotlighting some bloggers and books that I’ve been thankful for this year.
Please note that there is no way that I will be able to express my gratitude to everyone of you in just 30 days. I love everyone who visits the blog and even if I don’t get to single you this year, please know that I appreciate you!
A Month of Giving Thanks Day 2
Today I’d like to thank:
You saw that coming right? LOL! Michelle’s my COYER co-host (and many other schemes we come up with co-host) and good friend. It’s crazy how one email to ask someone if they’d like to believe in this crazy challenge idea you have can turn into such a great friendship. Even though I’ve only known Michelle for a year, she’s easily one of my best friends. When something big happens in my life, she’s the FIRST friend I think to talk to – before the one’s I’ve known for years. We haven’t yet met in person, but I know someday we’ll make it happen (hopefully BEA 2016, Chicago, if not sooner)!
I don’t just love Michelle, but I love her blog. She’s always coming up with new ideas and she even shares some of them with y’all 😉 Kidding aside- Michelle has great ideas and I’ve been really excited to see her coming out of her shell and sharing more of herself on the blog. She’s an amazing designer (who I really need to start paying. She whips stuff up in a flash for me!) and great friend. Go show her some love! She also twisted my arm and MADE me read the series I’m thankful for today…
Today I’m thankful I discovered:Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 7, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 12 hours 47 minuts
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 king's 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.
My review for Throne of Glass was another one of our crazy ideas – a shotgun review (still waiting for yours Michelle – I’m going to LITERALLY pull out the shotgun…) and led to reviews of the entire series because I loved it so much I HAD to read them all. A definite must for any fan of Fantasy and YA.
Go give Michelle some love and add Throne of Glass to your Goodreads shelves! Who are you thankful for? Add your links below and visit the other participating bloggers 🙂