Halfway mark! Woot, woot! 5 books down. 5 to go for #READ1040 (read 10 books in 40 days).
Book 5: The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen
I just sooo love this trilogy (erm... now that I know it's a trilogy. **cough cough**) , and the first book quickly made it to my “favorite books” shelf.
I've adored this book’s MC from the very first book. Jaron is a great mix of cocky, compassionate, and clever (ugh. Alliteration—sorry!). To top it all off, he’s mysterious —even to the reader, which isn’t so easy with a first person narrative! He’s full of surprises. With a thief’s cunning trickery and a heart of the king, you’ll be rooting for him from the very first page.
I actually hadn’t realized this was the final book, and was SO SAD to learn it was over. This is embarrassing, because obviously, had I paid attention to “The Ascendance TRILOGY” part of the Amazon page, that should’ve been made clear. Sheesh. But somehow I managed to read the first two books without noticing the whole “trilogy” part. **face palms**
With plenty sword fights, prank-ery, and a touch of romance, it’s a great read for both boys and girls—kids and grown-ups alike. I’d recommend this book to any fan of middle grade adventure. If you haven’t read the first book, THE FALSE PRINCE, you’ll want to check it out! No, really. Please check it out. You won't be sorry.