Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Ebook, 432 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Release Date: May 7th, 2015
Goodreads Summary: 

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

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Waiting on Wednesday: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Title:
A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Pages: 624 pages
Link to Goodreads

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

With a Court of Thorns and Roses almost finished (yes, I started very late, I know) I can’t wait to start reading the sequel, because ACOTAR has me in its grip. I can’t lay it down and need to read more, need to know more. Sarah J. Maas keeps promising good stories. Everything about ACOTAR is so good and incredible; it’s mind-blowing and I can’t wait to find out what Sarah J. Maas has in store for us.

What book are you eagerly anticipating on this cold Kingsday?

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Top Ten Tuesday, April 26

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list. This week’s topic’s is Top Ten Bookworm Delights! This is my first one ever and I’m excited for more!

1. Finding books you were looking for on a flee market

There is nothing better then going to a flee market and finding books! I love flee markets. Mostly I come back with more Harry Potter books, because apparently people don’t want to keep them anymore? Which breaks my heart a little, because it’s Harry Potter! My love for flee markets is really strong, because I love to find new books and books I was actually looking for. Plus, they’re really cheap!

2. Books in my favorite color

I love blue and when I find blue books my heart melts. Blue books are so beautiful. What am I saying? Every color of a book is beautiful. I love bright colored books. Sadly, I don’t have a lot of them, because most of my books are black.

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ARC review: Endangered by Dani Hoots

44e46-dani-hoots-hades-1-ebookTitle: Endangered
Author: Dani Hoots
Series: Daughter of Hades #1
Genres: Young Adult, Mythology
Format: Ebook, 164 pages
Publisher: Victory Editing
Release Date: May 13th, 2016
Goodreads Summary:

Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all of the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very few friends and always bored out of her mind.

Huntley would have never guessed that after he died he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely.

That is, until Chrys decides she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims her father is just over reacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days…right?

3stars

I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First of all, have you seen that cover? That cover is absolutely beautiful! 

Okay, I didn’t know what I was going to expect. I mean, Hades has a daughter? Hades! I love Hades. Chrys was never supposed to be born. Why? Because Hades shouldn’t have been able to conceive children. He is the God of Death and having a child is the opposite of death. Because Chrys’ mom is Persephone, it makes her God of Death and Life, which is kind of a big deal. Due to all the power it gives her, she has to stay hidden in the Underworld, where Hades can protect her and where Zeus will never find out. Chrys, on the other hand, doesn’t want that. She wants to see Earth and plans an escape with her friends A.J. and Huntley.

This book had so much potential. The description was promising and I absolutely love mythology and that’s why I wanted to read this. The storyline is interesting and I liked the fact that the characters made modern appearances. However the beginning was slow. There didn’t happen that much, which was quite unfortunate. It gets better in the second part of the book. Gods of Olympus(!!!!) are introduced and demi-gods are there.

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Review: After You by Jojo Moyes

thumbTitle: After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Series: Me Before You #2
Genres: Adult, Fiction
Format: Hardcover, 407 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Release Date: September 24th, 2015
Goodreads Summary:

Lou Clark has lots of questions.

Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places.

Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home.

Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago.

And will she ever get over the love of her life.

What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change.

Then, one night, it does.

But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for – or just more questions?

Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe.

Open it and she risks everything.

But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she’s going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .

3.5stars

Review

After You begins 18 months after Me Before You. Louisa is mourning. She can’t understand why Will is gone. Didn’t he love her enough to stay?
She finds it difficult to adapt to the ‘new world’, away from her own town. After an accident she is forced to go back to live at home. This provides the necessary obstacles.
The story shows the struggle from different characters with the death of Will. It shows how all of them handle it. There were new characters introduced and I enjoyed many. For example Ambulance Sam. Ambulance Sam is a-ma-zing. I truly loved him, because he was so kind and understanding and was dealing with a loss, too. But we also have Lily. In the beginning I couldn’t stand Lily, just because she was so selfish and egocentric. However when we get to know Lily, I really started to like her. I understood why she reacted the way she did. I kept wanting to know more. Lily needed Lou in a way Lou also needed Lily.

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Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

15507958.jpgTitle: Me Before You (Voor Jou, Dutch version)
Author: Jojo Moyes
Series: Me Before You #1
Genres: Adult, Fiction
Format: Paperback, 428 pages
Publisher: de Fontein
Release Date: January 5th, 2012
Goodreads Summary:

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

5stars

Review

The book begins with characters you almost instantly like. Lou is cheerful and chatty and Will is sarcastic and has dry humor. They are total opposites, but fit together well.
Lou is on a mission to change Will’s mind, but will soon notice that it’s not that simple and realizes it will involve some obstacles.

The story is realistic and heartbreaking and wonderful. It’s not your happily ever after, but that doesn’t matter, because it’s right and true. There were times when I was giggling and a few pages later I was crying again. The characters were realistic and imperfect and that made them so lovable. All of them were trying to find their place in the world.

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