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My Ratings : 5 stars
Published: August 9, 2016
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
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When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.
Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.
That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.
The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?
This is a bit of a late review. I actually finished A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Mass a week ago but at that time I was overwhelmed with emotions and couldn’t keep my head straight to write a review. And now that those emotions have suppressed a bit, let me tell you how much I loved this book
First off, the first book in this series (according to me) was fantastic, yet some people didn’t like it. And to them I say, “You’ll like this one.”
Amarantha is gone but the evil and cruelty she caused still haunts Tamlin and Feyre. Everything that happened under the mountains replays in Feyre’s mind, her nightmares give off such strong images and are so well written.
We see such a different version of Feyre in this book. The strong-willed woman who saved everyone is shows as a weak helpless girl who just goes along with everything she’s told. She’s hurting inside and you can see the brokenness (as can be expected after everything she’s been through). But that’s just in the start.
Until Rhysand appears. Who is also my favorite character in the book. He fascinated me from the first book and in this book he just won my heart.
(I don’t own this picture but DAMN! I definitely like it)
“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
He picked up his glass, his gaze so piercing that I wondered why I had bothered blushing at all for Tarquin.
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.”
Ah! These casual flirting and beautiful conversation made me fall more in love with Rhysand and Feyre.
And I’m not ever gonna mention how much I despise Tamlin right now.
Now that you get how much I ship Rhysand and Feyre, let’s talk about other parts of this book.
Amarantha was just the beginning. There’s a war coming and Feyre who’s alive again, thanks to the High Faes, has an important role to play in it. With her new found powers, no one knows what she’s capable of.
New characters are introduced (Ameron, Cassiel and Azriel whom I Love) and the plot line is just so intriguing. I was craving more by the end. We see more of the Faerie world, the Night Court and Summer court. There’s betrayal and loss.
Oh let’s talk about the end shall we? So unsatisfying. I mean it’s not exactly a cliffhanger but it definitely gave me a huge push towards the next book (which will be released, God knows when)
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My Rating: 5 stars.
To be Published: March 29th 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Format: I got an Arc through Netgalley for an honest review.
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.
At least, that’s what he thinks.
In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.
But no one gets what they want just by wishing.
As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?
Sequel to A Darker Shade of magic. Don’t read the review if you haven’t read the first book.
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Published: February 23rd 2016 by Tor
My rating : 5 stars
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
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My rating : 5 stars
Published: September 29th 2015 by Henry Holt and Company
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.
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
“Those guns are there to stop invading armadas,” Jesper said confidently. “Good luck hitting a skinny little schooner cutting through the waves bound or fortune and glory.” “I’ll quote you on that when a cannonball lands in my lap,” said Nina.
– Six of Crows.
Publishing date: February 6th 2015
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My rating: Perfect 5 stars 😀
You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach that stays with you, then tears you apart slowly at first, and all at once shreds every fiber of your being?
It’s because you’re contradicting the universe.
Guess what? I READ THE QUEEN OF SHADOWS!
Ahhh! I’M so happy right now.
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Publishing date & Company : September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Hardcover, 656 pages
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My Rating : 5/5