Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn't sure what to expect for this. Fantasy books aren't ones that I typically read, but I have in the past and I have liked them. So I started this one off and although there were some awkward sentences, I loved the book. For instance, a few too many exclamation points for Celaena character. But as the story grew and expanded, I loved every minute of it. I loved Dorian and Choal. The dialog was very good, the witty comeback and everything. It wrapped it's warm assassin cloak around me and wouldn't let go.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: The Winner's Kiss

The Winner's Kiss The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book redeemed the series after the Winner's Crime. I was so disgusted with Kestral in the last book. And so heartbroken for Arin. I loved the character of Roshar, the Eastern prince, and his wit and lines brought such levity to the book. Arin is still wonderful and fierce and romantic. And I was pleased with the storyline for Kestral and felt the rebuilding of her was so necessary. A great book and finale to end this series. The war and fighting scenes were heart pounding and very detailed!

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Review: The Winner's Crime

The Winner's Crime The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was infuriating simple because of Kestral's character. I hated all the lies and the tremendous hurt she inflicted on Arin. Time and Time again. I just couldn't understand it. She was so smart but yet just like Arin when her feelings got mixed up in her decision she made horrible ones. The story was good and progressed well but it was so hard and heartbreaking to read, I didn't want to continue. But I did. I had to find out if Arin got his happiness and if Kestral stopped all the lying. So I do recommend it but beware of the hard parts are many.

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Review: The Winner's Curse

The Winner's Curse The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was again swept up in the YA book that took a different turn as well because it was set more in the past but with different players. The author says she took much from the Roman Empire's expansion for this and the slaves and the research and storytelling was amazing. I really enjoyed it and the characters. I liked Kestrals character immensely and also Arin and how their growing friendship became so important to her. It was a great story. I can't wait to read the next.

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Review: A Torch Against the Night

A Torch Against the Night A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great 2nd book. Sabaa Tahir introduced some new voices and it added to the story so we could know what was transpiring on the other side. I should have known that the story wasn't over since no one writes only 2 books now. But I was saddened by the fate of a character hoping that the character won't be gone. I can't wait to see where she takes it! Very exciting.

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Review: An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a good book. I really loved the characters and the story. It was very different and compelling read. I liked the intriguing story of the subjected people and the growing rebellion. The point of views of both main characters was very good and held my attention. I want to read the next book!

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Review: Red Queen Collection: Red Queen, Glass Sword, Queen Song, Steel Scars

Red Queen Collection: Red Queen, Glass Sword, Queen Song, Steel Scars Red Queen Collection: Red Queen, Glass Sword, Queen Song, Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started reading the two novellas: Queen Song and Steel Scars at first. Queen Song drug me in this world of Red and Silver blood. I couldn't stop reading and finished the whole five books in less than a week. The characters are enthralling, and the story is so good. I know there are other books out there that give the characters powers, but that takes nothing away from this book. It is wholly alone in its gripping story and development. My only irritation is that there is another book that has yet to be published. So I have to wait for the finale! I can't wait. But I'll have to. It was an amazing adventure and the I loved all the characters. It was equally sweet, adventure, and heartbreaking. I highly recommend.

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