BOOK REVIEW: THRONE OF GLASS – SARAH J MAAS

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Rating: 4.5/5

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Synopsis

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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SPRING BREAK III: OSLO

And we’re finally going out of the UK to Oslo, Norway!

We had a morning flight at 9.25AM and thanks to storm katie that hit the UK that day, it was delayed for SIX HOURS. We received the text about the delay while we were on the train going to the airport. So my friend and I stayed in Gatwick Airport for six hours.

We were really bummed because we’re only staying in Oslo for one night. If the flight is delayed that means we won’t be having much time exploring Oslo. But there were nothing we could do because of the  storm that day so most flights are delayed or even worse, cancelled.

We finally flew from the UK at 3PM and arrived at Oslo around dinner time. Every tourist attraction was closed when we arrived so we could only have dinner.

The next day, we went out at kind of early and went to the Royal Palace and Historic Museum even though we could only took pictures outside the buildings because it hasn’t opened yet at the time. But we had to catch the train to Stockholm at 11.21AM, there’s nothing we could do.

Despite the short visit, I enjoyed the city very much. Oslo is pretty quiet compared to other cities and I loved walking around the cities. Also, it was aesthetically pleasing! I wish I could have spent more time there. Maybe next time!

Here’s some pictures I took in my less-than-24 hours stay in the capital of Norway.

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Book Review: The Wrong Side of Right – Jenn Marie Thorne

Title: The Wrong Side of Right
Author: Jenn Marie Thorne
Rating: 5/5

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Synopsis

Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?

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Cats…?

I am not a cat person. 

So when my friend asked me to go to a cat cafe with her I wasn’t so sure if I wanted to go. But I am glad I decided to go because these cats are pretty darn cute.

You can’t pick them up because these cats don’t like to be picked up. But you’re allowed to pet them. Most of them don’t really care and just ignore you (and according to my friend who is a cat lover, that’s normal?)

Anyway, here are some pictures from the day I went to the cafe.

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