Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

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By Sarah J. Maas

Hardcover, 705 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Average Rating: 4.6

Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
POV: First Person (Feyre, and some Rhys!!)
Cover Love: OHEMGEEE THAT DRESS IS AMAZING AND IT’S AWESOME SJM INCORPORATED FANART INTO HER SERIES!! *squee* The dark green works so well with the rest of the series and this will probably be the best looking series on my shelf?! 😍😍
My Rating: 5/5 stars (duh!)


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.Read More »

Review: The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson

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(The Remnant Chronicles #3)
By Mary E. Pearson

Hardcover, 679 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Average Rating: 4.25

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
POV: First Person (Multiple: Lia, Rafe, Kaden, Pauline)
Cover Love: Epic final battle scene??
My Rating: 4.5/5


Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.

With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.

In this conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance.


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Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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By Nicola Yoon

Hardcover, 310 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Average Rating: 4.07

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction
POV: First Person (Madeline)
Cover Love: Symbolic, and so beautiful. It’s simple yet not and I think it really reflects Madeline’s life
My Rating: 4.5/5


My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.Read More »

Review Rampage | Contemporary Madness, Dragons(!!), and Disappointing Time Travelling Trope

 

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Okay, I’m going to be honest here: I’ve been in a blogging slump for a while. It’s not the reading, and it’s not designing the graphics because God knows I spend way too many hours perfecting them. It’s just the dang reviewing that has me in a knot. I just can’t get in that mindset of critiquing and analyzing. I think I do that in my English class more than enough times that I’ve resulted to just wanting to enjoy the books I read for fun instead of peeling the text layer by layer. It’s not like when I review I don’t enjoy the book, I do!! And, it’s not like I don’t bring in themes, metaphors, and character development into my reviews every once in a while (I think I actually talk about character development a lot.) But school and blogging are blending together and it’s getting me more stressed than usual. BLOGGING IS MY RELEASE!! So, until things relax a bit in my English class, know that I’m forcing myself to sit down and review a book to post here, or I’ve gotten to the point where the stress is just too much and reviewing is the only way OUT of this ball of stress that I’ve become.

(How many times will I say stress in this post???)

Let’s get started shall we?

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Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera

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By Amy Tintera

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
Average Rating: 3.84

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
POV: Third Person (Em & Cas)
Cover Love: Medieval and the symbol is pretty damn cool
My Rating:
3.5/5 stars


A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.Read More »

Review: A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir

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(An Ember in the Ashes #2)

By Sabaa Tahir

Hardcover, 452 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by Razorbill
Average Rating: 4.44

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance (Do I even bother?!)
POV: First Person (Elias, Laia & Helene)
Cover Love: So much love for the cover
Rating: 4/5 stars


Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.


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Review: This is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer

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By Sarah Strohmeyer

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Average Rating: 3.34

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
POV: Third Person (Addie & Kris)
Cover Love: Love the font, and the birds are adorable. This cover suits the story insanely well.
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars


Addie Emerson doesn’t believe in love. Not for herself, anyway. With one year left of high school, she’s more interested in snagging a full scholarship to Harvard than a full-time boyfriend.

That doesn’t mean she’s oblivious to the ways of the heart. Or, rather, the head. Because after months of research, Addie has discovered how to make anyone fall in love. All you need is the secret formula.

But will her discovery be enough to win the coveted Athenian Award and all its perks? (See above, full scholarship to Harvard.) Or will she be undone by Dexter, her backstabbing lab partner, who is determined to deep-six her experiments at their exclusive private school?

Those are the least of her problems now that she’s survived a death-defying flight with a mysterious, dark-haired boy, who has delicious chocolate-brown eyes and a few secrets of his own.

With an experiment to mastermind, an infatuated exchange student on her hands, and at least one great white shark (more on that later), can Addie’s prefrontal cortex outwit her heart? Or will she have to give in to her amygdala and find out, once and for all, if this thing called love is more than just her brain on drugs?Read More »

Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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By Kasie West

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by Point
Average Rating: 4.09

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Romance
POV: First Person Limited (Lily)
Cover Love: It’s silly which I like but compared to West’s other books I’m not overly fond of this book cover.
My Rating: 5/5 stars


Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds thatsomeone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mysteryand juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…Read More »

Liebster Award

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Thank you so much Cate @ Midnight Biblio for nominating me!! Please go check out her blog because I told you so, and you won’t regret it! 😉

What is the Liebster Award?

Liebster is a German word meaning sweet, favourite or dearest. It is an award from bloggers to bloggers to discover new blogs and help build a sense of community in the blogging world.

The Rules:liebster-blog-award

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award.
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
  • Give them 11 questions of your own.

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Review: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

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By Victoria Aveyard

Hardcover, 444 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by HarperTeen
Average Rating: 3.99

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance
POV: Third Person Limited (Mare)
Cover Love: Um of course I would love this cover!! Blood, beautiful glass diadem. What could a girl ask for??
My Rating: 5/5 stars


If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.Read More »