Saturday, April 9, 2016

Stacking The Shelves (#1) 

Hello and welcome to Epilogue! If you have ever visited this blog before then you know that I haven't posted anything in quiteeee a while. In fact I have been completely absent as I focused on school, work, and other obligations in my life. Anyway, I have decided to reboot my blog and rejoin all of the wonderful fangirl and fanboys out there who love books just as much as I do.  What better way to dive back in than to participate in my first ever week of Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. I am so glad to meet you all and I hope you like it here!

And now on to the actual reason for the meme....showcasing books!

Though I have quite a few books sprawled out over my bedroom, basement, living room, car, and... well you get the idea...I only want to focus on two of the books that I have added recently. These are the two that I am most excited to read this week.

1. The Queen of the Tearling


The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
"Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom's haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands.

Long ago, Kelsea's forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen. Now, on Kelsea's nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of the Queen's Guard—loyal soldiers who protect the throne—have appeared to escort the princess on a perilous journey to the capital to ascend to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling.

Though born of royal blood and in possession of the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic, Kelsea has never felt more uncertain of her ability to rule. But the shocking evil she discovers in the heart of her realm will precipitate an act of immense daring, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil—and unleashing the Red Queen's vengeance. A cabal of enemies with an array of deadly weapons, from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic, plots to destroy her. But Kelsea is growing in strength and stealth, her steely resolve earning her loyal allies, including the Queen's Guard, led by the enigmatic Lazarus, and the intriguing outlaw known simply as "the Fetch."

Kelsea's quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun. Riddled with mysteries, betrayals, and treacherous battles, Kelsea's journey is a trial by fire that will either forge a legend . . . or destroy her."

Who else thinks that this sounds like a fantastic read?! I have heard so many amazing things about this one and I would love to hear your thoughts if you have already read it or are planning to try it.  

2. The False Prince


The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
"The False Prince is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

If I am being honest I will admit that I have actually read this book before. Twice. However, I absolutely loved this book both times that I read it and I will be rereading so that I can do a proper review for you guys!

*Let me know in the comments down below what you think of these two books or what you are excited to be reading this week. No spoilers!*


  1. I LOVE The Queen of the Tearling series! Also, the False Prince looks amazing! I hope you enjoy your books.

    My StS

    1. I have heard so many good things about the Queen of the Tearling series! The anticipation is definitely high for that one. Also I absolutely love your book pictures featuring your cat. Very cute!

  2. I haven't read either of these. I hope you enjoy them!

    Sarah @ Anxious Canadian Mom

    1. I definitely recommend reading The False Prince and hopefully in a few days I can recommend The Queen of the Tearling!

  3. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on The False Prince. I've heard such great things about it. Welcome back to blogging!

    1. Thank you so much! It feels good to be back. :-)

  4. I have Queen of the Tearling on my TBR and I think I will add the false Prince to it! Happy reading :-)

    1. Thank you! Yes, The False Prince is highly recommended. :)