MINI MONDAY: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

“The girl whose gift is chaos. Death is her burden. Wherever she goes, it follows. They say she can either save the world or end it” – Elizabeth May, The Vanishing Throne (p. 278)

The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May is the second book in The Falconer Trilogy (you can find my review for The Falconer here), released on July 21st, 2016. Just like the first, the second book in The Falconer trilogy is packed with surprises, suspense and romance, as the protagonists are forced to make impossible decisions in the battle against evil.

Aileana Kameron, the Falconer, disappeared through the portal that she was trying to close forever. Now she wakes up in the fae world, trapped and tortured by the evil Lonnrach. With the help of an unexpected ally, Aileana re-enters the human world, only to find everything irrevocably changed. Edinburgh has been destroyed, and the few human survivors are living in an uneasy truce with the fae, while both worlds are in danger of disappearing altogether. Aileana holds the key to saving both worlds, but in order to do so she must awaken her latent Falconer powers. And the price of doing that might be her life (Chapters.Indigo.ca).

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MINI MONDAY: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

I’ll be honest here – the cover of this one caught my eye, and I picked it up on a whim because I couldn’t get over how gorgeous the cover was. Beyond the beauty of this cover, the story itself also sounded intriguing – Debutante by day; Murderess by night. Except Aileana Cameron is hardly your typical debutante, even during the day. Whispered about behind her back, accused of murdering her own mother a year ealier, Aileana is just short of a social pariah. But with hordes of faeries threatening the city, and with a beautiful, immortal faery warrior by her side, Aileana hardly cares. Action-packed, emotionally taut and brilliantly written, The Falconer is definitely worth a read!

Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Cameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she’s spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she’s a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated. Now in paperback, this electrifying thriller-the first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy-blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.

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Back to School Reading List

With school quickly approaching (sigh), I’ve been reeling in quite the impressive book haul to build my TBR stack before I head back to university and no longer have access to a car to go to the bookstore on a regular basis. Plus, school and work take up a LOT of time, so time to go peruse the bookstore is going to become a rarity.

Despite this, I am really excited for September, because the upcoming book releases are FANTASTIC! The wait is finally over for another Throne of Glass book, Jay Kristoff and Sabaa Tahir’s much anticipated books have finally hit shelves, and the later half of the month is simply littered with exciting book releases!

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Books currently on my TBR for September include:

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In addition, some books I am really looking forward to will be releasing in late September. I’m hoping I have the time to read them, but chances are they’ll be making a reappearance on my October TBR:

What’s on your Back to School Reading List?

August 2016 TBR

Shockingly, I actually read almost everything on my July Reading List, despite working full-time and being enrolled in a couple courses! Despite this, I’ll be keeping my August TBR short, as I will be going to Europe (eek!) for half the month, and likely won’t have a ton of time to read while adventuring!

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The books at the top of my To Be Read list this month are: 

  1. Ink and Bone: The Great Library by Rachel Caine
  2. Paper and Fire: The Great Library by Rachel Caine
  3. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  4. Court of Fives by Kate Elliot
  5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rolwing
  6. The Falconer by Elizabeth May

And let’s not forget that The Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir will finally be released (in Canada) on August 30th! I doubt I’ll be able to finish it in one day though, so I suppose I’ll save that one (officially) for my September TBR!

If you’re looking for more reading inspiration, please check out my other recent Book Lists, which all feature both new releases and some of my all-time (although maybe not as recent) favourite reads!

Happy Reading Bookworms! 

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