Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner (Review)

Title: Curse of the Sphinx
Series: Sphinx
Author: Raye Wagner
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Pages: 344
Source: Purchased
Format: E-Book
Rating: ★★☆☆☆


How long can a monster stay hidden in plain sight?

Seventeen year-old Hope Nicholas has spent her entire life on the run. But no one is chasing her. In fact, no one even knows she exists. With her mom, she’s traveled from town to town and school to school, barely staying long enough to meet anyone, let alone make friends. And she’ll have to keep it that way. It’s safer.

When her mother is brutally ripped away from her, Hope’s life shatters. Is this the fulfillment of Apollo’s curse? Is Hope being hunted by the shadow monsters of the Underworld? Have the demigods finally caught up to her? Orphaned and alone, Hope flees again, but this time there’s no one to teach her who to trust-or how to love.

Set in a universe where Greek mythology is alive and well in the modern world, Curse of the Sphinx irresistibly blends action, suspense and romance. This story is sure to appeal to fans of the Percy Jackson books!

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Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas (Book 1 and 2 Reviews)

The purpose of this post is to briefly review the first two books in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.

I started this book blog when I was reading the third book in the series, so my first review was on that book. Looking back at it now, that review is unhelpful for people who haven’t started the Throne of Glass series, and people who have gotten through the first two books of the series have probably already read the book and don’t need my review. So I’m therefore going to briefly touch upon my experience with the first two books, without any spoilers.

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Thursday Thoughts: Introduction

I’m introducing something new to this book blog: Thursday Thoughts! I’m starting this because it would be a great opportunity for me to have regular, weekly posts. Lately, I have been swamped with midterms and haven’t been able to read books much (at least, be able to read the books that I want to read), so I’m not going to have a new book review or discussion for the next two weeks or so. By having Thursday Thoughts, I’ll have a guaranteed post every Thursday, where I talk about anything book-related and other subjects, such as career advice, school tips, etc. I also realized that I posted my first blog post (about why I started this blog in the first place) on a Thursday, so I thought that posting every Thursday would be appropriate.

I know that this is a short post, but I don’t have much else to say about my introduction to Thursday Thoughts, and I think it’s pretty self-explanatory. I’m already drafting out ideas for future Thursday Thoughts posts, starting next Thursday, so get excited! Let me know if you have any requests for topics you would like me to talk about in a Thursday Thoughts post!

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Review)

Title: Heir of Fire
Series: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Pages: 576
Source: Purchased
Format: E-Book
Rating: ★★★★☆

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.

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My “Currently” Reading Books

I use quotation marks around the word “currently” because I’ve had a constant stream of schoolwork and club obligations that I’ve needed to complete for these next couple of weeks. Ugh, it’s so hard getting around to reading when I’m swamped with schoolwork. I know that I can probably fit in a 30 minute break in between work, but I hate doing that because I end up becoming too engrossed with my books and being unable to return to my schoolwork and deadlines. Therefore now, I’m trying my best to finish up my work that’s due at the beginning of next week so that I can finally dedicate a few hours to simply sit down and read.

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I’m a Book Blogger Now?

Welcome to The Page Chronicles! I say that to both you and me… We’re both new here. I’m currently a senior in college, but unlike most seniors I have a pretty hefty last semester to wade through. I spent most of my 3.5 years in this higher education institute overloading myself with classes to become more “qualified” for when I graduate college, and immersing myself heavily in school clubs. At this point, I’m feeling so apathetic with all the work I’ve piled on myself, and I’m ready to return to exploring my true passions and doing something that I truly have a lot of fun with – reading.

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