November was a busy month and my reading suffered from it. Between a baby shower, an out-of-town guest visiting, and Thanksgiving I did not manage to read many books. I did finish the Throne of Glass Series. I think that might have put me into a slight book hangover as well. This month was a busy month, but it ended with pie and family so I enjoyed it. Best of all, it’s officially the Christmas Season. I have planned some fun Christmas content that will be coming soon.
******************Throne of Glass Series Spoilers*************************
Goodreads Synopsis: Aelin Galathynius has vowed to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve is unraveling with each passing day…
With Aelin captured, friends and allies are scattered to different fates. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever. As destinies weave together at last, all must fight if Erilea is to have any hope of salvation.
Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an explosive conclusion as Aelin fights to save herself―and the promise of a better world.
Thank you to Netgalley for giving me an advanced copy for my honest review. It is available now so check it out!
Goodreads Synopsis: She needs a Christmas miracle…
Verity Long is ready to deck the halls, jingle some bells, and maybe, just maybe have a merry Christmas with her boyfriend’s stuffy family. Truly, if she doesn’t extend the proverbial olive branch to the overbearing Wydells, she’s afraid she’ll hit them over the head with it.
But when her boyfriend’s mother pulls a shocking stunt, Verity finds herself with a big decision to make. And if that’s not enough, there’s an unexpected guest at her door. It’s the ghost of the woman who helped rescue Verity’s pet skunk three years ago that very night. And now she’s there to change Verity’s life as well.
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison.
Review: I have yet to form thoughts on this book. I will post a review soon. I just have to figure out my thoughts first. This is not an easy book to read. It is disturbing in so many ways, but I feel like it is a necessary read.