Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Ugh, I feel sooo bad, because I missed my literal role model's birthday.
HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY, Annabeth, and also my friend :D


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Book Review | A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Page Number: 416
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads: 
A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

My Review:
Well, well, well. Today I'm going to be reviewing a book you may or may not have heard of, it's totally not hyped up by bloggers and bookish people.
Wow. What...a...difference.
I can't say I preferred this over TOG (Throne of Glass), because Throne of Glass is more badass YA style, which I prefer, but this is certainly good.
Interesting plot, however, the plot, like most people said, was pretty, slow. The book really picked up in the last, 150 pages or something, but the beginning, was basically steamy hot romance. In the beginning, I thought that this book would have action packed scenes with betrayal and suspense...but I got...steamy hot dude. 
The characters didn't really impress me that much, because I preferred Lucien more than Tamlin (I know, i know...please don't kill me). I just felt like Tamlin was sort of a generic hot guy, I mean, he did have some special things, but seriously, he's just the same as every other hot guy. Lucien actually had a good personality, with an interesting backstory, and HE'S FUNNY. His humor is just...beautiful. <3
I expected Feyre to be this badass girl, sort of like a mixture of Katniss Everdeen and Celaena Sardothein...but really, she wasn't that amazing. She didn't have Katniss's amazing hunting skills, or Celaena's badassry. And her FAMILY. HER OLDER SISTER IS SUCH A HERA*, oh gods. She didn't do anything, and I felt sort of bad for Feyre but still. I just...urghhh. Rhysand creeped the hell out of me, I find him really creepy. 
Action wise, this book didn't blow me away, but it did have some pretty tense parts, which, of course, were my favorite. 
In conclusion, this book would be really, really, good, IF it didn't have so much hype surrounding it. However, given the hype, this book did disappoint me a bit. 

*-Hera means b*tch, I'm trying to stop cussing, failing terribly. le sigh.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Mini Reviews | Siege and Storm & Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm // Ruin and Rising

Author: Leigh Bardugo
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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Page Number: 435
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: June 5, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads: 
Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

My Review:
This book was just as good as the first one. Alina finally showed her kickass side, the adventure was so, sooo good, and the overall plot was so amazing. And awesome. lol I suck at reviews...

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Page Number: 435
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: June 5, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads:   
The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

My Review:
Finally a good ending to a trilogy! Fabulously wrapped together, this book really focuses on how they must work together to save Ravka.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

June Wrap Up!

Well, I just came back. And guess what! I read a grand total of 5 books. I know, right? 

Soooo, let's get on to the books I read! xD

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie BroshSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliUnearthly by Cynthia HandSecond Chance Summer by Morgan MatsonThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin