A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This review may be a tiny bit biased.. 

Sarah J. Maas has been one of my favorite authors ever since I picked up Throne of Glass. I adore her writing style, her unique way with words and of course the fact that she has a knack for coming up with kickass heroines!

A Court of Thorns and Roses ticks all these boxes and delfs into a story involving Fea as well as some 'fairytail' aspects which we are all familiar with. I love books surrounding fae.. No really, I have a very special place for those and if you look through my fave list, you will spot 5 of them already! *insert girly sigh here*

The good part of those is that there are a lot out there. The lesser part, is that this abundance can make these feel regurgitated. ACOTAR is most definitely not one of those...

The story begins with Feyre who manages to get herself in a very tight spot when she kills a wolf in the woods to survive the barren winter with her family. The wolf is not just a wolf, no it's a Faerie wolf.

Kissing the Devil by Shannon Eckrich

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Kissing the Devil by Shannon Eckrich
My rating: 2.5 of 5

Every now and again a book comes along that will make an impression on me that I can not shake. 

 Kissing the Devil is one of those books and that impression (which unfortunately was not that great) has left me with a deeper appreciation for good writers as it is not an easy feat. In fact, it can be downright hard to put thoughts and feelings on paper in a way that will resonate with most of your target audience.

 For me, this book missed the mark completely. The mixture of numerous contradictions and not enough character building where mostly to blame even though the story line itself had it's interesting parts. Im trying to be as unbiased as I can when reviewing and by no means is this meant to put down the author, so I truly hope this is taken on board as constructive feedback to her future writing..

They Call Me Alexandra Gastone by T.A. Maclagan

Friday, 15 May 2015

They Call Me Alexandra Gastone by T. A. Maclagan
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

After having the book blast on 'They call me Alexandra Gastone' a couple of months back, I was immensely intrigued by the synopsis. In this day and age, the story line is anything but far fetched and it definitely drew a cord watching the unrest in the Middle East that has been brewing for such a long time.

Of course the book is not referring to this conflict specifically (though it may have draw inspiration from it in part). Rather, It sets a very strong portrait of the thoughts and feelings a young woman has, being raised with ideals and saddled with a mission that may not have her (or a much wider populace's) best interests at heart. A reminder, if you will, of the heart ache that vengeance and misguided ideals can bring and that we cant see both sides of the same coin at once.

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