BOOK REVIEW: “A Court of Wings and Ruin” by Sarah J. Maas

“What we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength.”

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Retelling, New Adult, Fiction

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

ISBN: 9781408857908

Reading Period: May 3 – May 20, 2017

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.

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(This is a spoiler free review because I don’t want to spoil those who haven’t read the book.)

So first and foremost, I had this dilemma of not wanting to read this because I didn’t want this series to end. I wasn’t ready to say good bye to Rhysand and Feyre just yet. But then again, I was also thinking that I really want to know how things would turn out for all of them.

So I decided just to go with it and just slowly devour the book than binge reading it. I love that I read it slowly; I was then able to understand and savor the story and how everything feels.

The first thing that I love about this book is the fact that Feyre is now someone I adore because of her bravery and how she’d do everything she can just to protect the people she loves. She did a lot of things in this book that you want to know about. You’ll love Feyre more with this book. Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court, is as always the best. He is still this charming Rhys we all know from the first book until this book. But the part close to the ending almost broke me. It brought me to tears and I was waiting for a plot twist, and it happened and I’m glad the book didn’t end in a sad note.

In this book you’ll have this love hate situation with some of the characters. Like Elain, Nesta, Amren, Tamlin, Mor and probably for Feysand. But then again, it would really depend on you. But for me, I have some issues with the decisions made by some of the characters.

I love that we got to see more of the other courts because in the previous books only the Summer, Spring and Night Court were featured. It’s nice to see the Winter Court’s place and it’s High Lord. Also about Dawn and Autumn Courts. We also got the chance to know the other High Lords better.

Also, I love that everything was well put into place but I just wished the book was divided into two. As much as I love the book, there is so much going on in one book. It seems the events were having too fast. But then again, if it ws divided the story might end up to draggy. And w don’t like dragging stories or plots.

So, all in all, I love the story and how everything was written. SJM would always be my favorite author, one of my favorites though. I can’t wait for her next books and I can’t wait to read the rest of the Throne of Glass books.

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Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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CONTEMPORARY BOOK RECOMMENDATION

Hey bibliophiles!!!

I decided to do some recommendations blog post because I think I need to share to you some of the books that I love over the past months while being a full time reader. This would recommendation is all about Young Adult Contemporary books.

1. Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE  trilogy

I love this trilogy so much. The third book is out now and I am yet to read it soon. But the first two books are really amazing. it was an easy and fast read. It won’t take you forever to read it because of it.  Lara Jean is a very lovable character and Peter is also someone you should meet because he is amazing.

I have a review for both books in my blog. Check it out here:

2. Kiera Cass’ THE SELECTION series

I prefer the first 3 books though because it talks more of America and Maxon. But don’t get me wrong, I love the last two books too but I really prefer the first three. I’m recommending this book because it is an easy read and it can really help you get out of a reading slump when you’re in one. So if you’re suffering from a reading slump just get these books and you’ll be out of the slump before you know it.

I also have reviews of each book here: The SelectionThe EliteThe OneThe Heir and The Crown

3. Morgan Matson’s THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING book

This is the only Morgan Matson I read but I totally love it. It was such a fan read and really made me wish I had those kinds of friends. So if you’re looking for a book with family, friendships and relationships, this book is for you. It includes all three topics that would make you love it. 

Check my review here.

4. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins

I’ve only read the first book but I was in love with it and I’m looking forward to reading more Stephanie Perkins’ books soon. With this book you get to see and feel what it’s like to be in love in Paris, after all it’s the city of love. So if you’re into that, you should read it because I highly recommend you do and also check out the rest of her books if you haven’t.


So those are the four books/series that I highly recommend that you check out if you haven’t read it. Just so you know those mentioned above are the only books I got to read that falls under Young Adult Contemporary.

If you have book recommendations, leave it on the comments below. Thank you!

BOOK REVIEW: “Ugly Love” by Colleen Hoover

Hey there readers! I’m back with another review. Lately, I’ve been into Colleen Hoovers books. And I gotta say it is living to it’s hype.

Title: Ugly Love

Author: Colleen Hoover

Format: ebook and audiobook

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary

Reading Period: May 10 – 13, 2017

 

Synopsis

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only think Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.

Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.

Promises get broken.

Rules get shattered.

Love gets ugly.

Review

“It’s the beautiful moments like these that make up for the ugly love.”

Above is the closing line of the book and I could say it’s my favorite quote from the book. It says a lot of things that we know are being taken for granted in our society today.  And I think we should be aware that things, or people, shouldn’t be taken for granted. We should give purpose to the people around us all the time.

Anyway, upon reading this book, I didn’t read the synopsis. I never thought it was going to be a little mature, although I am old enough to read those kinds of things. As a book written by CoHo, I expected it to be just a fast and fun read. It was, don’t get me wrong. I just had troubles getting into it because of the relationship between Tate and Miles. I might have a different opinion with you guys, I but that’s what I got to say. I don’t really enjoy topics with friends with benefits theme but I salute the author to be able to tackle the topic in a less controversial way.

But the entire story is amazing. I love that we got to learn the reasons why Miles thinks he isn’t capable of loving someone else. I also love the fact that he was willing to face his past and see for himself what happened and how Rachel coped up with both their past. Just like what Rachel it, Miles is really brave to do such. It takes a lot of courage for someone to do just that.

I really adore Tate for her dedication to pursue Miles even if it hurts her a lot. But I don’t like her idea of letting Miles use her and her body just to be with him. But I still adore her for her dedication. I also like the fact that she’s so dedicated to her studies that she really has time for both school and being in a so-called relationship. In this generation, not everyone in a relationship are doing going in their studies.

I think that would be it. I won’t talk too much about the book. I know most of you have already read it, so you already know how the story played.

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Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed that little review.

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BOOK REVIEW: “Maybe Someday” by Colleen Hoover

Hey! Hey! Hey! I’m once again back with another of book review.


Title: Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover

Format: ebook and audiobook

Genre: Romance, New Adult

Reading Period: April 29 – 30, 2017

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Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble—she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope…
Maybe someday…

Colleen Hoover draws you in to this passionate tale of music, love and betrayal..

Credits: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24445517-maybe-someday

Another CoHo book read! I am slowly being consumed by CoHo’s amazing stories. It’s great that finally I can say I’ve read CoHo’s books now. I decided to read this book because I had this same experience with the main character of the story.

Let’s have little story telling shall we?

I have a best friend that I loved so much, then I have a somewhat boyfriend but I don’t consider him one because he never treated me as his girlfriend or he never was a “real” boyfriend to me. I never knew that they were friends with benefit until I found about it through their phone conversation. I was pissed off that it happened and never thought my best friend could do such an awful thing. And as much as I wasn’t treated an actual girlfriend, I was pissed off. And from that day on, I never look at them the same way ever again. I’m no longer friends with them. And I had that fear of it happening again but now, I’m happy with who I’m with and I’m thankful that he was there to help me out.

And probably that was the only thing I have in common with the story but that experience made me want to read it so bad.

So, now for my thoughts about the book, I enjoyed the entire story especially the fact that I listened to the audiobook while reading the ebook copy. It was a really enjoyable experience. It was really an easy read. I spent the whole day just listening to it while doing other things.

I love that after everything that happened to Sydney she never stopped herself from loving someone else. I also love that fact that she knows her boundaries with everything. I also love that she writes songs to express the feelings she can’t say out loud. I admire that. Sydney’s effort to communicate with Ridge is admirable.

Ridge talent is amazing. Knowing that he can’t hear and he is able to play a guitar and create great songs. And his dedication to his girlfriend is worth admiring. Even though he was developing feels toward Syd but he still chose his girlfriend. And I’m glad that Maggie decided to give way for both Ridge and Sydney. She was able to see that Ridge and Sydney were in love with each other and that thing made me admire Maggie.


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That ends my short review of Maybe Someday. Check out my review on Confess if you want to know my thoughts.


Thank you and may you never lose your bookmark while reading.

BOOK REVIEW: “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas

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Finally! I have finished this book after a long while. it took me a while before I got the courage to actually read this book. I wished I read it sooner but still thankful that I got to read it just before the next book is released.

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Format: ebook and audiobook

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Reading Period: April 10 – 29, 2017

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5 stars

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.


Like what I said earlier, it took me a long while before I got the chance to actually read this book. The reason behind that is the fact that I’m still waiting for my physical copy to arrive. And for almost 3 months, it still hasn’t arrived. But I believe it will arrive, not now though, maybe after the third book is out in the world already.

Anyway, on to what you guys are here for, the review. The hype for this book was beyond the roof. I got so curious with all the hype but never bother to read it until this month. And I would say that this book really met its standard. The book is amazing.

I didn’t like the first few chapters because Tamlin was so annoying and I don’t like reading those because of him. That also explains why it took me a while before I actually finished reading the book. I had troubles getting through it, which sucks. But I’m glad I got through it and slowly flown through the book.

I won’t be talking specific details because I believe most of you have already the book and know what I’m talking about. All I’ll be doing is to share my thoughts on the entire plot of the book.

I love the scenes with Rhysand were my favorite. I love Rhys so much that I want to be Feyre! (I know most of us would want the same thing, right?). But my most favorite part of the entire book is chapter 53-54. I love how Rhys was just so open about everything. My feels while reading/listening to the book when up so high that I could hardly contain my excitement as I was reading it. It was just so perfect. And to be honest, it made me forget about the awful news my boyfriend told me. At least it helped me forget about it and stopped me from worrying too much. But the down side of it is that it made me stay awake for around two hours. Two things were messing with my mind then. It sucks and alarming as well. at least I got over it, I think. NO! I am still not over it just yet! But I will or else I’ll experience an awful slump.

Anyway, I’m so excited to dive into ACOWAR. I’m currently reading it and it’s amazing so far. You’ll know my thoughts once I have read the entire book.

But for now, that’s the wrap for my short review of ACOMAF.


Thank you and may you never lose your bookmark while reading. Bye!

TO-BE READ: May 2017

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It’s been awhile since I last made a to-be read list. I’m such an indecisive person. I hate the fact that I can’t decide which book to read first. I can’t seem to choose my priority. Now I have decided to start with the books sent to me by authors or publishers. But I would still read a few books by my favorite authors.

  1. The Red Sun by Alane Adams

This book was sent to me by the author herself, in exchange for an honest review. I got this book over 4 months already but never got the chance to read it because I’m indecisive. Now, I know I must read this book this month. I owe the author this review.

After meeting a strange dwarf in his garage and finding out his substitute English teacher is a witch, twelve-year-old Sam Baron travels through a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney where he finally learns the truth about his past: his mother is a witch and his father is a descendant of the Norse god, Odin.

“The Red Sun” is the first book in The Legends of Orkney, the spellbinding series of adventure fantasy novels by Alane Adams. It follows Sam to the realm of Orkney where witches, wraiths, and other menacing creatures cause serious peril to the unsuspecting Sam. Now, it’s up to him to save his friends and all of Orkney from a cursed red sun. Can a young witch girl named Mavery help him?

2. IA: B.O.S.S. by John Winston

This book was also sent to me by the author, also in exchange for an honest review. This the sequel to IA: Initiate. I have a review of that book here. And just like the book sent by Ms. Adams, I received this book around 4 months ago but never got the chance to read it right away. (I hate myself for doing that though.) But I really plan to read this book this month.

The most important thing in the world to thirteen-year-old orphan “Naz” Andersen is keeping his little sister, Meri, safe from the mean streets of the Exclave and insidious foster parent, Miss Tracey. Until now, he’s done just that. But after losing his best friend to suspicious circumstances, Naz turns his attention to ruthless gang leader, Roffio Styles, and the Incubus Apostles. But to find out the truth, Naz will need to once again summon the world within, and with the help of Meri and his therapist Dr. Gwen he begins to discover that the voices in his head, his nightmares, and sleepwalking are actually telekinesis and telepathy at play: a gift from his father of whom he has no memory.

But when Naz gets too close to the truth and tragedy strikes again, he is compelled to unleash his newfound abilities, wield his own unique brand of destruction, and bring his friends’ murderers to justice.

  1. Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein

This book, I won it from a giveaway hosted by a local bookstore. I was one of the lucky three winners to get this copy. It took over a month before I could pick it up from the bookstore’s branch in my province. This book is an Advance Readers Copy. It is set to be released by June 2017. Because of that, I have to read this book before it is official released to the world.

A summer romance about missed connections and how not to miss out on the love of your life. For fans of Deb Caletti, Sarah Dessen, and Jenny Han.

Girl looks for a sign. Enter: boy.

Rainie doesn’t have a “passion” like her friends do. She’s more of a dabbler—quick to give up and move on. But as graduation approaches, she wishes she had more direction. So when gorgeous Tuck gives a monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she’s been feeling lately, it’s a sign! Tuck is her passion. How could she not have seen it before?

Girl follows boy. Enter: second boy.

Rainie convinces her ex-BFF to let her work at the same summer job as Tuck. She’s got a foolproof plan to date him. But when she arrives, Rainie discovers things aren’t that simple. And she meets Milo, a super-cute boy who also works with her. A boy with a complicated past.

Girl needs to figure stuff out. Enter: drama.

  1. Dream Me by Kathryn Blara

I recently got this book from our post office. It took over 2 months before I got it on my hands. But I am glad I have it now before this book is official out to the published. It is set to be out by July 2017. So, you should check it out soon.

Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and live in Babe’s dreams…

Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father’s job frequently moves the family around the country, and Babe just longs for a place to call home. As she settles into the sleepy town of Sugar Dunes, Florida, Babe begins to have strange dreams of a green-eyed boy named Zat. Night after night, Babe shows Zat her world. But the dreams come at the cost of nearly crippling migraines every morning. Babe’s life outside of her dreams pales in comparison to her growing love for Zat and their time spent together.

But the more time Babe and Zat spend together in her dreams, the more Babe’s pain increases, and Zat begins to question the reality of his existence. How can he live a life with Babe, when all they have is her dreams? 

Can a dream become a reality?

EditI hope those synopsis made you want to read the books mentioned above. You can send me a message on my Instagram and let’s buddy read any one of it.

In addition to all those above, I’ll be having other books to read as well. You’ll find out about it by the end of the month, until then, you should check out my other posts here.

Thank you and may you never lose your bookmark while reading. Bye!

MONTHLY BOOK HAUL & WRAP-UP: April 2017

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It’s the end of another month again and it’s time for me to share to you the books I bought and the books I was able to read for the month of April.

Let’s start with the book haul. Just like last month, I have only bought, I mean sent one book. One dear author suggested that I should go and check a specific author because she’s looking for reviewers to review her book before it gets released. I took her offer and contacted the author. She agreed and months later, I have the copy on my hand now.

DREAM ME

by Kathryn Berla

Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and lie in Babe’s dreams…

Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father’s job frequently moves the family around the country, and Babe just longs for a place to call home. As she settles into the sleepy town of Sugar Dunes, Florida, Babe begins to have strange dreams of a green-eyed boy named Zat. Night after night, Babe shows Zat her world. But the dreams come at the cost of nearly crippling migraines every morning. Babe’s life outside of her dreams pales in comparison to her growing love for Zat and their time spent together.

But the more time Babe and Zat spend together in her dreams, the more Babe’s pain increases, and Zat begins to question the reality of his existence. How can he live a life Babe, when all they have is her dreams?

If that synopsis made you curious, you can check this book once it’s released on July 11, 2017.

Now for my April Wrap-Up. Unlike last month, I have read 4 books this month. It’s only a few books but it’s an accomplishment for me.

CONFESS by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN by Katie Li – ★★★

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas – ★★★★★

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★

It’s an achievement for me, though it doesn’t compare to the number of books I got to read in January. If you want to get in detail with my thoughts on those books mentioned, check out my review, just click the title and it would lead you right into the specify review.

Note: I still have to write reviews for ACOMAF and Maybe Someday tonight.

I hope you enjoyed that and lemme know your book haul and wrap-up for April. Thank you and may you never lose your bookmark while reading. Bye.