Saturday 20 July 2013

Bite Size Books (6): Tormenting Lila, The Assassin and the Pirate Lord and The Midnight Heir

Tormenting Lila – Sarah Alderson

Pages: 36
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 4th July 2013
Series: Lila #2.5
Edition: e-book, purchased

When Lila and Alex sneak off for a romantic weekend away, Lila’s hoping she’ll finally have a chance to work on Alex’s resolve.

But just as things start heating up news reaches them of a serial killer on the loose on the island and it isn’t long before their intimate weekend away is interrupted.

A mind reader, a projector, a protective older brother and a serial killer. One of them is going to find Lila first. She hopes it’s the serial killer.

I really loved the Lila books and I’m super excited to read Sarah’s next book, The Sound, so hearing that there was going to be a short e-novella connecting the novel? I was pretty excited.

Man, I missed Lila and Alex! The chemistry between them was as sizzling as ever and I think Alex got even hotter even though I didn't think that was possible. I loved that jack got in the way every time that Lila and Alex got a little bit...preoccupied and I found myself laughing aloud at his antics.

I thoroughly enjoyed being back in Lila’s world and now I’m even more looking forward to The Sound and meeting Ren and Jesse properly.

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord – Sarah J Maas

Pages: 70
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: 16th February 2012
Series: Throne of Glass #0.1
Edition: e-book, purchased

On a remote island in a tropical seas, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She’s been sent by the Assassin’s Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes – and she will risk everything to right the wrong she’s been sent to bring about.

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord takes place two years before the beginning of Throne of Glass when Celaena is sixteen. She's arrogant, annoying and a bit of a brat really - a very different girl to the one I first met in ToG. It took a while to adjust to her character so I was pleased that she grew up in such a short amount of time. By the end of the novella she was on her way to becoming the Celaena I know and love. 

I have to say that my faovurite thing about The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by far was who we got to meet: the famous Sam. Yep, Sam who Celaena fell in love with and then got killed. He's completely adorable and I totally understand what she saw in him. But mostly I loved that they were at loggerheards to begin with. It took a dangerous and life-changing mission for them to start to see eye to eye. This e-novella showed their beginning and I hope that we see their relationship progress and develop over the series of novellas.

A must for fans of the series. 

The Midnight Heir – Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

Pages: 45
Publisher: Walker Books
Release Date: 16th July 2013
Series: The Bane Chronicles #4
Edition: e-book, purchased     

Magnus though he would never return to London, but he is lured by a handsome offer from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans – involving her beautiful young ward – are far more sinister than even Magnus suspects. In London at the turn of the centur, Magnus finds old friends, and meets a very surprising young man...the sixteen-year-old James Herondale.

This is by far my favourite of The Bane Chronicles so far. Set in 1903, The Midnight Heir takes us twenty five years after the end of Clockwork Princess and back to the London Institute. So if you haven’t read Clockwork princess yet and plan to, stop reading! And don’t read this novella until you have – there are many, many spoilers...

I loved revisiting Tessa and Will and getting to meet their troubled son, James. It made me so, so excited for the fourth Shadowhunter series, which we only have the initials for, TLH. Being back in the world of the Herondales and Edwardian London was such a treat and the relationships and dynamics of TID where all there in The Midnight Heir. Honestly, it made me want to re-read The Infernal Devices...ei


1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Midnight Heir! I can't wait until TLH either now. I'm such a huge fan of the Shadowhunter novels. Must endure City of Heavenly Fire first. Don't know how I'll cope!

    I have the Throne of Glass novellas but haven't read them yet. Will have to soon!


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