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

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AH SO many thoughts! What I’m going to do is give a brief spoiler free review of the series followed by a spoiler warning where I can give you all my spoilery thoughts.

Screen Shot 2018-04-13 at 10.24.17 PMThere are currently 3 books in this series by Sarah J. Maas: A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, and A Court of Wings and Ruin.  A fourth installment, a shorter story dubbed book 3.1 A Court of Frost and Starlight comes out May 1st. It will supposedly be a bridge between the events of the first three books and the future 3 books Maas insteads to write.  I haven’t found anything to suggest what the other set of the series will be about but I and others have been making some guesses it’ll focus on supporting characters from the first three.

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Mini Book Series Review: Throne of Glass books #3-5 by Sarah J. Maas

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Okay whoever told me the series really picks up by book 3 was totally right and ugh I did the thing where I was so wrapped up in reading it and impatient to get to book 4 that I read both and then book 5 without taking a single note or writing a review soooo now they’re all just jumbled together in my head.

But I’m gonna give some spoiler-free thoughts on this part of the Throne of Glass series any way before I dive into reading the last two. Books 3-5 are Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and Empire of Storms.

Aelin – I feel like badass is a word I overuse with female leads in these type of books but like, she realllllly is. Beyond her lovable sass and swag and beyond her super mega Fae powers she is KILLER at scheming and executing a plan that…

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Book Review – The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra

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36532965 (1)5_star_rating_system_4_stars1If you’ve read my blog or followed me on Instagram for a little while at this point then you’ll probably know that I have a bit of a long history with the Man Booker nominees. I always get really excited when the longlist is released and desperately get my hands on loads of the books. Not only do I rarely get round to reading them but, inevitably, my favourites never end up on the shortlist. Maybe it’s my fault? Maybe I’m so cursed that any nominated book that I enjoy reading or like the sound of will never win the prize? My last read is one of those books. From the first time I heard about The Dinner Guest I was intrgiued. Telling the story of the author’s grandfather who was murderd before she was born, it sounded like nothing I’d ever read before. So, I bought it almost immediately…

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Holiday Book Haul 2018

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Better late than never…. here’s all the books I got for Christmas this/last year! The first is a romance book I asked my husband for (and I’d be REAL surprised if you’ve yet to hear about it!) and the one I’m most excited to read! The rest are books my cousin got me who is trying to force me into the mystery/thriller genre; I bought her The Lunar Chronicles series and I’m loving her texts freaking the eff out about it hahah!

  1. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  2. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  3. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  4. Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
  5. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
  6. The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Have you read any of these books? Any you recommend I read first? I hope you all got some fun new books to start out the new year with!! 

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors 2018

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The topics are scheduled in advance which you can check out here.

Today’s topic is: New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018

  1. Jennifer L. Armentrout – read her Lux series for the first time and became very obsessed, then I checked out the first two book in her romantic suspense de Vincent series
  2. Penelope Douglas – oh my god, this lady’s books. I’d probably read anything she writes and just hope it doesn’t make my head explode.  My favorites of her so far are Punk57 and Corrupt.
  3. Sarina Bowen – she does a great job with connecting to her readers and bloggers, her…

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Tuesday Review – Roma (2018)

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p15849821_v_v8_aa5_star_rating_system_5_stars It’s getting near to that time of the year when I madly try to watch all of the films nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. As I only just managed it last year, I’m trying to get ahead of the curve and watch the most likely candidates before the nominations are even out. Luckily, they’re all films that I want to watch anyway so, even if none of them end up with a nomination to their name, I won’t have watched them for nothing. First film on the agenda is one of the most talked about film of the end of 2018. I was too busy watching shitty Christmas films to watch Roma when it was first released on Netflix. So, I made it my mission to watch it at the beginning of January. I’d only ever read absolutely positive things about it so, it’s fair to say, my expectations…

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Our Best and Worst Books of 2018

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That time of the year, full of year end lists and reading recaps. You can see our best and worst of last year here. Here’s what we thought for this year:

OUR BESTS

Taynement:

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I had to beg Leggy to let me cheat. I have been mulling and mulling all year trying to pick which I liked better of these two and I just can’t pick one over the other. Considering my favorite book last year was Backman’s Beartown, I guess you could say I am a fan girl. You can see what we though of American Marriage, here and Us Against You, here. That being said, I am such a stingy bitch. I don’t think I gave a single book (not even my faves) 5 stars this year.

Other favorites:

  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  • Little Fires Everywhere by…

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