Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's

A Court of Wings and Ruin [Review]

Posted July 25, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

A Court of Wings and Ruin [Review]A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
on May 2nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 705
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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two-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

My Thoughts

Okay so this is going to be a pretty short review for a couple of reasons:

  1. It’s the third installment in a series
  2. I read half of it and then skimmed through the last half…

Yea, you read that right. I think I am at the point that I have totally just given up on Sarah J. Maas altogether.

And, yes, you did just read that as well. I’m just not living in the same SJM bubble that I once was in with all of the other SJM lovers. After reading A court of Mist and Fury, I was blown away. That book was amazing. It was smut but it was amazing. And then the disaster happened to where SJM published the same effing story for Empire of Storms. I kid you not. She took her story from her NEW ADULT smutty series, changed a couple scenarios, changed all of the names, and published it to her YOUNG ADULT fantasy series. And after that I was pretty much done. I told myself I’d read the ending of Feyre and Rhys’ story in A Court of Wings and Ruin and I’d probably be done.

But it gets worse. Not only am I completely done with her books, I’m also starting to not love ACOTAR and ACOMAF as much because when reading this third installment I felt like Feyre was sounding more and more like Aelin from the Throne of Glass series and it just felt like all the characters were basically the same. And I gave up.

So, don’t hate me because this is a super unpopular opinion. But that’s just how I feel… And I was pretty disappointed with this book.

two-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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WoW [94]

Posted February 1, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [94]The Possible by Tara Altebrando
on June 6th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery
Pages: 304
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What if...no one knows the truth about you?
It's been thirteen years since Kaylee's infamous birth mother, Crystal, received a life sentence for killing Kaylee's little brother in a fit of rage. Once the center of a cult-following for her apparent telekinetic powers, nowadays nobody's heard of Crystal. Until now, when a reporter shows up at Kaylee's house and turns her life upside down, offering Kaylee the chance to be part of a high-profile podcast investigating claims that Crystal truly did have supernatural mind powers. But these questions lead to disturbing answers as Kaylee is forced to examine her own increasingly strange life, and make sense of certain dark and troubling coincidences...
Unusual and gripping, The Possible will twist the reader round and round as it hurtles towards a sensational climax. For lovers of We Were Liars, Patrick Ness and Derren Brown.

My Thoughts

Another week, another book to pine over! This pick sounds especially cool to me since I have a long standing love affair with podcasts. I’m curious how that aspect is going to translate into the written word though? It would be SUPER COOL if the publishing house released the “first episode” of the podcast that the book centers around. Maybe it will sound like one in the audio-book? Either way! Secret powers? Mystery? I’m all in.

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Lizzie
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Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Posted September 22, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts I am heavily conflicted with my feelings towards this book. As disclaimer: I LOVE this series. SJM writes incredibly entertaining, addictive story lines and develops characters that really stick with you. However, with this installment in the series, I could not get past the inconsistencies. The most frustrating to me where a few […]

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A Court of Mist and Fury [Review]

A Court of Mist and Fury [Review]

Posted June 16, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts **Note: Most of this will probably be spoilerific, so if you have not read this series yet, I suggest read it and then read my thoughts! You have been warned!** Okay, so if I could give this a million stars, I would. I absolutely freaking LOVED this book. This is hands down my […]

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Heir of Fire & Queen of Shadows [Mini Reviews]

Heir of Fire & Queen of Shadows [Mini Reviews]

Posted January 6, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

  There is not really much for me to say about these books other than I loved them both but I will try! 🙂 Title: Heir of Fire Author: Sarah J. Maas Series: Throne of Glass #3 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Published By: Bloomsbury USA Children’s on September 2, 2014 Where To Get:   I absolutely loved this book! This […]

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Crown of Midnight [Mini Review]

Crown of Midnight [Mini Review]

Posted September 14, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

“I worry because I care. Gods help me, I know I shouldn’t, but I do. So I will always tell you to be careful, because I will always care what happens.” The best lies were always mixed with truth. It was like coming home or being born or suddenly finding an entire half of herself […]

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Throne of Glass [Review]

Throne of Glass [Review]

Posted February 5, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

Title: Throne of Glass Author: Sarah J. Maas Series: Throne of Glass #1 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic Pages: 404 Published By: April 7 2012 by Bloomsbury Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile Where To Get:   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. […]

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