Friend Reviews: Empire of The Storms by Sarah J. Maas

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Today I decided to spice things up and since Sarah J. Maas’ Empire of The Storms recently came out, I decided to ask one of my good friends, Sanya to read and review this highlight anticipated novel. Empire of The Storms has created a storm on social media and fans of the Throne of Glass series have fallen in love with this series. Anyway, here is one of my friend’s review of Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas.

dsc_0121_fotorTitle: Empire of The Storms
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: October 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Retail Price: $16.99
Overall Rating:  9/10
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Mythology, Adventure

Empire of Storms is an amazing fantasy young adult novel written by Sarah J. Mass. It is the fifth book in the throne of glass series and I have to say the most exciting yet. The previous books have built an amazing base for this book. They introduced all the main characters and in this book, everyone comes together. I just couldn’t put this book down. What I really liked was that there were three to four story lines going on and whenever one stopped another one continued. Sometimes some of the chapters can be boring because the anticipation for the other ones are too much but in this book they were all so interesting I wanted to read every word. At the end, it all came together and made a lot of sense. This book wasn’t only fantasy and adventure but also had some really cute romantic scenes. I won’t give too much away because it is worth reading and swooning over. Sarah J. Mass portrayed the characters and wrote the romance at the perfect time so it would be there when needed and wouldn’t clash with other parts. I was a little bit worried about this series because I thought the books were going to drag on but this book was spectacular. The author thought of many more ways to surprise the readers and throw in a few plot twists. After reading A Court of Mist and Fury earlier this year also by Sarah J. Mass, I knew this book was going to be something on a whole new level. Sarah J. mass thought of more ways to explore Aelin’s power and her relationships with her trusted ones. I loved the way the author brought in some new characters and explored further into not well-known characters. There was Elide, Lorcan, Fenrys and Gavriel to name a few. This book reveals more history and digs deeper into the mythology which gives us a better understanding of Erilea. Empire of Storms is perfect for someone who loves the genres fantasy, adventure or romance.  I am so excited for the next book and absolutely can’t wait!!

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Thank you so much to Sanya for helping me read and review this novel! Are you a huge Throne of Glass lover? What did you think?

#lovebooks + Sanya 🙂

Book Review: A Court Of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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Title: A Court Of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy
Release Date: May 2016
Retail Price: $17.99
Overall Rating:  8.5/10
Genre: Romance, High-Fantasy

weqkeqI recently read Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury and here are two words to describe my feelings: incredibly amazing. It was so good and I know that this book beats the first book by far. This sequel was page-turning and spine chilling. It had the perfect mix of high-fantasy and romance. This book weaved the romance and the fantasy so well together that I think this book falls under a whole new category that is an intense mix of fantasy and romance. Throughout the novel, my heart and feels were literally playing a game of tug-o-war.

There is just something so wonderfully unique about Sarah J. Maas’ writing and story plots. Just when you think that Maas can’t add any more fuel to the exciting and mesmerising fire that’s already raging, she adds more fuel and just like a piano it gets louder and louder until the final ending. The ending actually killed me but I don’t think that it’s just the ending that killed me. There are so many twists and turns and I honestly couldn’t stop. Although it did take me a few days to read the novel, I just wanted to take the time to savour and understand everything the world had to offer.

“i am broken and healing but every piece of my heart belongs with you,”

Maas’ writing is so wonderfully unique. She has just the right balance between descriptive and easy to read. Not only that but her style has something distinct about it. It honestly feels like there is fantasy and magic oozing out of every sentence but there is always a hint of darkness. I think that’s what takes this book to a whole new level. It feels like her writing has sucked me into a different world and I can feel like I have transported to a different dimension.

Feyre was an interesting character, as I can see the strong person Maas’ want to depict but at times, she really didn’t click well with me. I loved following her stories but some of her decisions got on my nerves. However, I did admire her bravery throughout the novel. Let’s not forget Rhys. Before I started this novel, I was a hard-core #teamtamlin person but by the fifth chapter, Tamlin got on my nerves. When Rhys came into the picture, I literally imagined Patch as Rhys and I knew from that moment that I would be on Team Rhys! Rhys and Feyre’s relationship was one roller coaster. The romance in this novel was the one that got my heart-wrenching, I swear that without the romance in this novel, the storyline wouldn’t have been good at all. It plays a main part in the story and I honestly can’t wait to see more about it in the next novel.

*SPOILERS* 🙂 The ending was so intense and I can’t believe Feyre is now in the hands of Tamlin! When she said that the bond between her and Rhys was broken I believed her and it honestly blew my mind. When she said it was fake, I actually was so relieved. The drama is too much! I need to know what happens next. Do you guys have any theories? I wonder if Tamlin will be nice again to her and less restricting. I just want the next novel now!

That’s all for my review for A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas! I was trying to make it spoiler free and I think I did a pretty good job! 🙂 Have you read A Court of Mist and Fury yet? What did you think of it? Here is a song that reminded me of the book: It’s Halsey’s Castle but I can only find a cover!

#lovebooks❤

“Courts + Faeries” Teaser Tuesdays 11/05/16

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Hello! Hello! Hello!!!

I am back to tell you guys what I am currently reading and I am probably guessing that you already know what I am currently reading just by reading this title! If you didn’t know what Teaser Tuesdays is, it is basically a little feature where I give you my current thoughts and a little snippet from my current read! Anyway…here is the final reveal for what I am reading:

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Did you guess it correct? 🙂 Yes…I am currently reading A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas and IT IS AMAZING! This book could actually be better than the first and I honestly can’t believe it is already here! Who else is reading this? I am torn between Tamlin and Rhys, but at the moment, Tamlin is getting on my nerves. So, despite what I have mentioned several times on social media, I think I am on #teamrhys. One of my friends has been pushing me and persuading me to ship Rhys and Feyre and I guess she has converted me. I am trying to read this whenever I get the chance to but school assignments and tests are getting in the way. I am trying to finish it by the end of this week! Here is a little teaser:

“My fingers loosened on the dagger, and it clattered to the ground, splattering the spreading pool of blood. Flecks splashed onto my worn boots- remants of a mortal life…”
– A Court Of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas

what are you guys reading this week?

#lovebooks❤

My Life In Books Tag!

Hey guys!

I haven’t done a tag in ages and I found this super fun tag on Analee’s blog; Book Snacks, which you should definitely go and check out! She tagged me in this tag and I decided to have a go at it! So, let’s get started:

1) Find A Book For Each Of Your Initials:
Well, my initials are A and L:
“A” for Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

“L” for Legend by Marie Lu

2) Count Your Age Along Your Book Shelf: What Book Is It?
If I count my age along my bookshelf we land right on:
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick!!! Who doesn’t like the Hush Hush series?

3) Pick a book that represents a destination you would like to travel to?
If you have been following my other tags you would know that I desperately want to travel to London and what inspired me to choose London is The Infernal Devices, which is the exact book I am choosing for this question:

5) Pick A Book That Is Your Favourite Color
My favorite color is aqua blue and green. The book with the color that catches my eye is:

Isla and The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins!

6) Which book do you have the fondest memory of?
That will be The Percy Jackson and The Olympians series! I practically grew up with this series and whenever I see it in the bookstore a wave of nostalgia and amazing memories all come rushing at me!

7) Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
That would have to be Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas; I just couldn’t do it. Everytime I tried to pick up the book and read it, it would drag on for way too long and it was awfully boring. I never ended up finishing the first book, which I rarely do.

8) Which book in your TBR pile will you give you the biggest sense of achievement?
I am currently reading Pride and Prejudice, which will be a huge achievement for me when I am done with the novel. I also have two other classics on my tbr; A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill A Mockingbird. If I finish all three of these novels that are on my TBR I will definitely feel accomplished.

Here are 10 bloggers I nominate but feel free to do the tag, if you would like!
The Impossible Girl Blog
Dear World…
The Bookish Khaleesi
The Lit Mermaid
Just One More Page
Stephanie’s Book Review
Enthralling Dimple
Meghan Murphy
Weezled
Student By Day, Reader By Night

 

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

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Retail Price: $16.99
Overall Rating: 8/10
Genre: High-Fantasy, Romance,

Sarah’s J. Maas’ chilling and amazingly good start to her new trilogy, A Court of Thorns and Roses, was mind-blowing. I loved it so much and it had me hooked til the very end! I cannot wait til the next book comes out. If you didn’t know before, I did not enjoy Throne of Glass that much because it didn’t tick any of the boxes for me but this series definitely did. I can’t wait to follow it, especially since this is the first book. It’s a lot more romantic, action-packed and filled with lots of fantasy, than the Throne of Glass trilogy. I highly recommend it if you loved The Mortal Instruments, Lunar Chronicles and The Infernal Devices.

A Court of Thorns and Roses, is a young-adult romance and fantasy novel that is a blend of “Beauty and The Beast with Faerie Love”. In the novel, we follow the story of Feyre, who is merely a poor teenage mortal human. Everyday she hunts animals to feed the mouths of her unrespectful family but one day, as she ventures through the forest she takes the live of a mythical animal. Killing comes with a price and she is taken by faeries to an enchanted court, where she falls in love with her captor, Tamlin. Falling in love with someone so dangerous and daunting, is a fine line for Feyre to walk on.

A Court of Thorns and Roses is a novel that will grab readers into a world of love, faeries and fantasy, that will keep them up for nights finishing this twisting, yet beautiful book. Pre-order in your local bookstore before it hits the shelves!

*WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES*

A Court of Thorns and Roses was beautifully written and each sentence told a thousand stories in them. Sarah J. Maas is a truly talented author. Each chapter was amazing and the ending and beginning was beautiful. There are times where novels have amazing storylines but have been badly written, but A Court of Thorns and Roses had an amazing plot and was still beautifully written.

Feyre was a very unique character and underwent extensive character development through the book. At times, she was reckless and ignorant, which put me off but by the end of the story she was extremely strong and it was easy to put my self in her shoes. I could clearly see why she made the decisions she did, which made it a very enjoying story. She is very much like a fairytale princess but she wasn’t whiny and reminded me of Mulan, who I really respect. I loved how she put others first, like her family who she desperately wanted to save.

Tamlin was also a very unique character, who at first I disliked due to his quiet nature but I grew to like him. He treated Feyre really well and like Feyre, really put the safety of his people first. He shared a lot in common with Feyre, even is he was a High Lord, so it wasn’t a surprise when they fell in love. It really annoyed me how Tamlin was kind of ignoring Feyre when she was trying to save him in Amarantha’s cave but by the end they were they cutest thing. I was so shocked when I discovered he had a curse laid upon him, like the Beast in Beauty and The Beast, and I was frustrated when I discovered that all Feyre had to do to break the curse was to say “I Love You”. That is what made it so magical and fairytale like which I really liked. Their relationship was really well developed and thought-out.

I highly enjoyed and loved the world-building and you can easily tell that a lot of thought and work went into creating it. It didn’t take too much memorising like Throne of Glass did but maybe that is because I loved it and devoured it. I really like how there were different kingdoms and how there was queen who laid a curse among her people. It was set up like a fairytale but it still kept many of the elements of the young-adult genre. It was really good had they still had humans in the world because it made the story a little more relatable to the reader’s which I believe is an important element when it comes to young-adult fantasy novels.

It didn’t really have heaps of humor but it was sufficient enough because I think the atmosphere didn’t suit loads of humor. The action was great and there were many smart twists, which made the story very intriguing. The ending was beautiful. I loved how Feyre had to show her love by going through the three stages and answering the riddle (Just on a side note, a kind of guessed the answer to the riddle and I got it correct 🙂 ). I can’t wait to see how the next book plays out the rest of the story because it didn’t really end on a cliffhanger but there were a lot of unanswered questions. I am really excited to see how Feyre and Tamlin’s relationship will develop and whether or not Rhysand will affect it and turn it into a love triangle. I want to see how Feyre copes as an immortal queen and also what happened to her family.

I am super pumped for the next book and I can’t wait for you guys to read it! What did you think of the book? Share your comments and thoughts about the novel in the comments!

Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending this to me!

#lovebooks❤

 

Book News- 31/01/2015

Hello, fangirls and book boys! There have been quite a few exciting things this week!

First of all, Liam Hemsworth is going to star in the second in Independance Day. Emma Watson is also going to star as Belle in the new live-action Disney adaptation of Beauty and The Best. Honestly, I think she is a going to be a great Belle. She reminds me of Belle a lot.

The upcoming, fourth book in the Throne of Glass series has been titled. It will be called Queen of Shadows and will be coming out on September 1,2015. The Scorch Trials movie has finally finished filming. The new Lauren Oliver novel, Vanishing Girls is coming out soon and a new sneak peak has been released. The Ruby Circle has released all of the book trailers and if you are extremely excited you should check it out as their are many quotes from the book. It is coming out in ten days.

There has also been a new Insurgent trailer, that dropped and will be played in the Super Bowl.

That’s all this week on book news. I will be writing a review for a book soon and may even have a new DIY up!