Thursday, October 31, 2013


Hi everyone!  This is a quick post to wish you all a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN :-).  Around this time of year I love seeing all the costumes, the over-the-top spooky decorations, and of course, the make-your-mouth-water candy.  I haven't posted in a few weeks, but I have been reading.

According to my Goodreads: 14 books in October--which is pretty freakin' great for me.

The books above are just a few of my favorites from the past month.  I hope to get back to reviewing shortly, but until then, live it up and trick or treat till you drop!!

Happy Halloween,

Ninja Girl

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Hi there! Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Just one book (again) this week, and since I loved Blake's other work (Anna Dressed in Blood), I'm really looking forward to reading!!

List of books: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Okay, so yes, there are a ton of books out there about the gods, but it's Kendare Blake!  I can't wait to read her take on them.  It's certain to be dark, a little creepy, and a whole lot of amazing :).  Off to check everyone else's stacks now.

Hope everyone has a great week,

Ninja Girl

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Oh my, oh my, oh my!!  Adarlan's most kick butt assassin is back with a vengeance.  In Crown of Midnight, Celaena Sardothien reminds us exactly how she earned her title, and everything--the danger, the romance, the mystery, the kicka**ery--is turned up about 100 notches.

Honestly, I've been a fan of Maas's work since Throne of Glass, the amazing introduction to Celaena's cutthroat world.  But this book just took it to a whole other level!

In book 2, we find Adarlan exactly how we left it.

--Crazy, power-hungry king determined to keep Adarlan and its people under his thumb

--Dorian/Caleana/Chaol love triangle still unsettled (see: angst/confusion/who-will-it-be?)

--Danger (and magic) lurking behind every corner and everyone hiding their own secrets.

The main difference: Caleana is now the king's Champion.  That means she's in charge of carrying out his dirty work, including using her assassin-y mojo to dispose of anyone the king deems a traitor.  But our girl isn't very good with following orders--which is one of the many reasons why we love her J.

From beginning to end, Caleana blew me away.  Her bravery, just her overall independent attitude was spot on.  She's fierce.  She's ruthless.  And she's got the skills to take down her enemies and protect the people she loves.

There were 2 particularly awesome scenes where we get to see Caleana let loose.  One was the memory of her almost-escape from Endovier.   Sometimes memories can slow down the action, but this one only enriched the story.  Caleana went off on those cruel guards, cutting them down with a fierceness I always knew was in her.

Then there was Chaol's kidnapping.  That scene was just too good!!  I can't do it justice.  Again she goes to the quiet place in her head, a place where only her goal matters and anyone who stands in her way…well.  Let's just say, they won't be standing long.  Here's one of my fave quotes from that scene:

"Enough! We have enough enemies as it is! There are worse things out there to face!"

Celaena slowly turned to him, her face splattered with blood and eyes blazing bright. "No, there aren't," she said. "Because I'm here now."

Another great part: The Romance.  The triangle is finally put to rest.  No. I'm not going to ruin it, but…she made the right choice J.  Ninja happy dance, much love to Sarah J. Maas, thank-you-thank-you for letting our girl choose the right fella.  YAY!!

Okay, finished fangirling.

The best thing to me was that Crown totally lived up to the promise in book 1.  Everything that made me love the series was built upon and made even more fantastic/intriguing in book 2.  I'd definitely recommend to anyone who loves epic fantasy with a healthy dose of romance, mystery, and assassin-y goodness. 

Happy reading,

Ninja Girl

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Hey there, "Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine, featuring those books that you wish were out. Right. This. Second.

This book has a lot going for it: down South feel, a unique paranormal twist, and (going by that awesome cover) daggers and pearls :-).  All things I love!

Goodreads summary:

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

Yes, Rachel Hawkins, just yes!!  Can't wait to check out everyone else's WoW posts.  Need to add some new, fantastic upcoming books to my TBR :).

Happy reading,

Ninja Girl