Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Review)

 ~~Blogger's note (is this a real thing? idk): Okay, so I suck at posting. I planned to post this like 5 months ago, but here I am. I even had most of the review done! I just had to do some editing and such before I posted it, so it's just been sitting here as a draft for a REALLY LONG TIME! To be honest, I completely forgot about blogging until like a week ago, when I was about to go to sleep and I thought, "Wait. When was the last time I posted on my blogs?" So here I am now, with spare time on my hands, finishing up this post. Okay, you can resume your reading now.~~

   Hey, guys! So I've decided to do two reviews for the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas (one review for each book that is released so far), because I really want to review A Court of Mist and Fury, which was released May 2016. Of course, I can't just review the second book, so I must review the first book! XD
  Bear with me, because my views on this book have drastically changed after reading the second book, ACOMAF. Basically everything you know and love about A Court of Thorns and Roses is smashed to bits, but don't worry, you'll love the changes. Anyway, that's enough about ACOMAF, for we shall save all of that for another time!
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  I'mma be honest here--I am not a fan of the cover. I don't like the way Feyre looks once you open it. However, the story within the cover...👌
  As always, you probably would like to know what this book is about, so this summary is from Amazon:

"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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever."

  This novel is loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, with twists and turns everywhere that leave you wanting more. I couldn't put this book down the first time I read it and it only took me a few hours before I was left craving the sequel!!! With the romance, action, and amazing plots and characters, A Court of Thorns and Roses is one of my favorite books.

  Pros: Like said before, there is plenty of action, has a wonderfully built plot, unique characters that you can't help but fall in love with (RHYS RHYS RHYS RHYS), and the "fiery passion" Feyre feels for Tamlin, this novel leaves you on the edge of your seat wanting more.
  Cons: There are a couple scenes in this book that are a little too detailed, if you get what I mean. They involve the two main characters...and their "fiery passion." Also, there are swears, like most other YA books.

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I am ACOTAR trash and proud:
The “wall” scene from ACOTAR (by Sarah J. Maas @ sjmaas.tumblr.com/ ) (I just want to call it “kabedon” -__-)The mentioning of a COOKIE never fails to make me laugh:))):
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Feyre:
["Shirts of Nettles" by Catlait]:

Characters:

Fanart of Lucien:
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And some SUPER yummy/gorgeous Tamlin fanart by PhantomRin! eeeeeeeee!:
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the Archeron sisters have the most beautiful hair:
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Nesta from “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas. I hope she’ll get to kick some asses in the next book (especially now she’s fae) - she’s long overdue for that XD   shalizeh7 Segui  a court of mist and fury   acomaf   acomaf spoilers   nesta   nesta archeron   Fanart   my art   sarah j maas:
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Feyre A Court of mist and fury-Sarah J Maas:
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1000% how I picture Rhys.:
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Amarantha:
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 I give this book........
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  The plot was very enticing and left you on the edge of your seat! I love the world that Sarah J. Maas created and all the thought put into the background. The main thing, though, is how wonderfully written the characters are, and I love every one of them! Yes, even the bad guys. Sarah J. Maas really puts everything she has into her books, and it really does pay off big time! Also, it is amazing when you read the second book and realize just how much you miss in the first book, just so you know. ;) I believe that you guys will enjoy this book as much as I have, and hopefully, you can read the first two books in time for the third (A Court of Wings and Ruin) that comes out in May! Thanks for reading, and I commend you on actually keeping up with this blog when even I forgot about it! *waves*


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Books on My Wishlist (Plus Updates!!!)

   Hello there! To start this post off (which will probably be extremely long), let me get you updated a little.

  • I'm currently working on a review for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and I'm also planning on writing another separate review for A Court of Mist and Fury, the sequel. It may take a while, and I may have to reread ACOTAR, because reading the second book has changed a lot of my opinions of ACOTAR.
  • I posted another lyrics video on YouTube about a week ago, maybe? It's the lyrics to "Knocking On My Heart" by Maggie Lindemann, which I found on Spotify and became OBSESSED with it. Here's the link: Knocking On Your Heart by Maggie Lindemann-Lyrics
  • School's starting soon, which means that I'm going to be reading a whole bunch of new books. I know that people usually read more in the summer, but it seems that I am the opposite. I usually don't read very much at all during the summer, and that makes me sad, but I can't force myself to read! On top of that, I got my new smartphone this summer, so I've been spending a lot of time on it. :/ Whelp. Anyway, what that means: MORE REVIEWS! (Hopefully)
  • THE TWENTY ONE PILOTS CONCERT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't mention it in my last post because it was a tag, but the concert was amazing, and I loved it, and it was everything I hoped it would be, and I want to go to another one with better seats. I'd show you videos that I took but
    a) we were very far away, so the camera quality sucks
    b) you can hear me singing, and let's just say that my singing is...bad and
    c) no way am I taking that much time to upload the videos onto my computer.
    So yes. I'm labeling this post with "twenty one pilots 2016 concert", because I want to believe that there will be more. :D Also, can we all just take a moment to appreciate "Heathens"? (THEY PLAYED IT, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
  • Does anyone know someone who could design my blogs for free? I want to fully redesign this blog and my other new blog, but I don't know anyone that still designs blogs for free. If you want to recommend someone, PLEASE comment below with their website, or email, or something.
  • I dyed my hair purple last night!!! Actually, it's just about 1/3 of the way dyed from the bottom up, but it didn't really show, so I'm going tomorrow night to get it redyed. So the color will "pop", quoting my stylist.
   Okay, with updates done, I'm going to get into the real reason I'm making this post--to tell you what books I want to read in the future! The point, you might ask? Well, the point of this post is so that if you have read any of these books, you can comment down below and tell me which ones you loved/hated, which ones you think I should get a hold of first, and which ones I should write some reviews about because you may also want to read them. Sound good? Let's do this then.

  1. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson (DO NOT READ DESCRIPTION IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SERIES OR ARE PLANNING TO READ THEM)
    Publication Date: November 15, 2016


    The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations!

    Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

    But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

    Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.
  2. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
    Publication Date: February 2, 2016


    The enchantment continues. . . . 

    The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories - and secrets - that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
    With nine stories - five of which have never before been published - and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer's novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
  3. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
    Publication Date: June 2, 2015


    In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight―but she doesn't―and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom―to a prince she has never met.
    On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive―and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets―even as she finds herself falling in love. 
    The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.
  4. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (DO NOT READ DESCRIPTION IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON READING OR HAVE NOT FINISHED RED QUEEN)
    Publication Date: February 9, 2016



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.
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?
      5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
          Publication Date: November 8, 2016


Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo          Publication Date: September 29, 2015


Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction―if they don't kill each other first.

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   That's my To-Be-Read/Wishlist Pile right now, and as always, if you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, comment away! Of course, there are always more books that I want to read, but these are just the ones off the top of my head right now. All the information/images for the books came off of Amazon. Enjoy the rest of your summer, guys!!! B)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Epic Reads Tag

   Hey fellow fangirls! I'm in the writing mood, so I've decided that I'll do the Epic Reads book tag! It's an older tag, as I did it in the beginning of last year on Lord's Girls, but as I have read a whole lot more books in more than a year, and this blog is specifically for reading, I'll do it again! XD
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 The Questions:


  1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them? I would invite Sarah J. Maas and her character Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass, and as Celaena is a HUGE fan of chocolate cake, I'd serve them chocolate cake and of course, some kind of tea. I don't really like tea, so I'm certainly no expert on what would go with chocolate cake. ;P
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  2. Which book do you wish an author would write a prequel for? I wish that Tahereh Mafi would write a prequel for her Shatter Me trilogy. I would love to read about Warner when he was younger, or maybe Juliette, or maybe Kenji, or just ALL OF THEM! It would be awesome!
  3. Which two characters (NOT from the same book) would make a good couple? Ugh, I hate this question! It's so hard! (Plus I have absolutely NO idea...) Um, if you have any suggestions, I'd be happy to see them in the comments! XP
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  4. If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and could only say one sentence to them, who is it and what would it be? It would be Sarah J. Maas, and I would say, "Don't kill my babies!"
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  5. What book made you a reader and why? I like to say that the Junie B. Jones books made me become a reader when I was young, but as for the reason...*shrug* There was just so many and I made a goal to read all of them (which never did happen, tbh), and before I knew it, I was reading other books from the library.
  6. Incendio! Your bookshelf just caught on fire! What is the one book you would save? Well, first I would probably cry and wonder why God has cursed me so, but then I would save The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas, because it has all the novellas of before Throne of Glass took place.
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  7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in and why? I would want to live in The Selection world (by Kiera Cass), because it's probably the best dystopian world that I've read about because it's not really falling apart. XD
  8. What is your most Epic Read of All Time? Can you guys guess? I'll give you a hint: The series was already mentioned above three times! Yep, it's Throne of Glass!!!
   So that's it! I had a fun time answering these questions, and if you want to do it too, just comment below and give me the link of your own post, because I would love to see your answers!!!


P.S. Does anybody know of somebody who can design this blog for free? Please and thank you!