Tuesday, December 26th 2017

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury Childrens Books on May 2nd 2017
Pages: 699
Goodreads
four-stars

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings 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.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

And then we are back to a 4 star rating. Because I don’t think anything can top the second book. Honestly.

But I still loved the furthering of the plot and character development. But there were a few things in this book that felt…cheesey to me. Yes, cheesey. And I can’t say what without spoilers. So…sorry.

four-stars

Monday, December 25th 2017

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3rd 2016
Pages: 626
Goodreads
five-stars

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.

Five motherfucking stars! I LOVED this book in the series. LOVED it! OMG. The slow burn and romance build up in this book was KILLING ME. Loved it. Loved every second of it.

Loved the character development and the furthering of the plot. Just loved everything about this book. Seriously, I don’t have any complaints. If you read the first one and are on the fence or even didn’t like it, please read the second book.

five-stars

Sunday, December 24th 2017

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 5th 2015
Pages: 416
Goodreads
four-stars

Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

So…this book did have its issues, but I still really enjoyed it. Obviously, this is the first book in a series and therefore was mostly a lot of build up for the rest of the series, but I still enjoyed it. I loved the characters and the story and I was very invested. This is the second series from Sarah J Maas. So, if you liked Throne of Glass, please give this series a try as well. I honestly like it more so far.

This story does have a little bit of a Beauty and the Beast retelling, or at least that is what the marketing referred to it as. I can see that, to some extent, but that wasn’t actually the big pull for me and it wasn’t done particularly well in my opinion.  It was pretty literal and I like retellings that change it up a little.

four-stars