Weekend Reading is a weekly opportunity to share books we've recently read and loved, and books we're about to read. Please feel free to share your recommendations in the comments!
This past week, I read the HOLY COW AMAZING The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson. (Hits the shelves this coming Tuesday, Sept 18th!!) This sequel to The Girl of Fire and Thorns was just ... I am almost without words. It was fully realized, nuanced, and constantly compelling. The romance is aching and lovely and sad and beautiful, and actually those words describe Elisa for much of the book as well. She's just starting to come into her own strength as a girl and as a queen, and she must slice her way through betrayal, political intrigue, self-doubt, and war to do so. I don't think I can properly gush enough about this book. You. Must. Read. This.
Well, first read Girl of Fire and Thorns so you aren't lost, and then READ THIS.
She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.
Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.
Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from both foreign realms and within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.
To conquer the power she bears once and for all, Elisa must follow the trail of long-forgotten--and forbidden--clues from the deep, undiscovered catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her goes a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man who--despite everything--she is falling in love with.
If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.
Next up on my reading list is Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. What have you read lately that you'd love to recommend to others? What are you reading next?