The Song Rising – A Summary of Feels

bone-season-advocate_button200x200rev4a-1As a Bone Season advocate, I was gifted – nay, I was blessed – with an ARC of The Song Rising.  And guys, I just need to talk about all of the FEELS.  It is too early to post a coherent review, so, give me another month to let all of that action soak in.  But I thought it would be a fun idea to give you a summary of my feels, because Samantha Shannon is an evil genius. Evil. Genius.

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The Hero of Ages

Brandon Sanderson

Published October 14th, 2008

Mistborn Trilogy #3

I am going to just start this ‘review’ off on the weird foot by being as blunt and honest as possible: Not since reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the first time, have I had such a lasting and intense book hangover than I have been suffering since I finished The Hero of Ages.  It is mid December and I have read a grand total of 76 pages so far this month.  All other books just taste like ash in my mouth (figuratively speaking, I mean obviously I’m not actually eating them) and I am wondering if anything will ever live up to this series ever again…

It is really hard to review a book like this, because not only do I not want to spoil anything: I don’t even want to leave you with any HINTS.  So, instead of a traditional review, I am just going to make an obnoxious list on all of the reasons why you should read the Mistborn Trilogy if you haven’t yet.

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September Wrap Up!

Considering how much Empire of Storms destroyed my life, I had a really good reading month in September!  I read six books, and listened to one, which is above average for me.  I think after I finished EoS, I just kept grabbing books, trying to devour everything in sight to erase/drown my feelings in.  (For the record, this certainly increased my reading count in September, but was not successful in erasing the feelings).

I even managed to review 5 of the 6 books I read, so the full posts are linked if you are interested!

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Empire of Storms

Sarah J. Maas

Published September 6, 2016 by Bloomsbury

Throne of Glass #5

28260587I guess I should start of this review by saying that Empire of Storms is/was probably my most anticipated release for 2016.  So, with that being said, I think I should review this book from the inside out:

When the cover was revealed back in May, I was in awe.  I love the attention to detail: Aelin’s hair is growing back and the cover reflects that. She is also wielding Damaris, her fire is controlled and gorgeous, and the Eye of Elena is around her neck.  Then, as if her sassy travelling/fighting outfit isn’t enough, flip the book over and she is wearing a gorgeous open-backed purple dress that shows off her tattoos.  It is amazing how psyched the outside of this book makes me.

Bloomsbury also published this book on thinner pages, since the story is so long: 693 pages long to be exact.  The thinner pages actually make the book deceivingly heavy, like it’s a dense little brick, but I like that it’s not larger than Queen of Shadows physically.  I loved the feel of these thinner pages, and I found myself almost petting them at times.  I have heard some people said they experienced easily ripped pages because of thinness, but I didn’t personally have that problem.  Aesthetically, I think it looks lovely the size of the physical books vary throughout the series, rather than just moving from smaller to larger.  Also, it should be briefly noted that the Throne of Glass chapter headers, give me life. Ok, moving on.  Continue reading “Empire of Storms”

August Haul!

Don’t you all just love a good book haul? I may have gone a little overboard this month with my book buying, but I say that every month I decide to place an order with Book Outlet. (By the way, if you have never shopped at Book Outlet, you need to change this immediately. It is a fantastic way to build up your library for relatively cheap.)

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July FairyLoot Unboxing!

Before I even start with all of the unboxing pictures and raving about the fantastic items that were contained inside the July Fairy Loot box, I want to start by saying that this month’s box was one of the better subscription boxes I have ever received.  EVER.  While I always feel a bit hesitant ordering international boxes because of the shipping costs, the curation of the July Pirates and Power box topples any doubts I may have had.

img_4010When I posted my review of the May Fairy Loot box, I tried to break down the contents by price, just so I could see that the cost of the box including shipping was worth me continuing to purchase this subscription.  As I said earlier, I believe that this box was so well put together that I wouldn’t mind whether or not the value of the box was above and beyond what I paid for it.  However, for the benefit of anyone on the fence about internationally ordering a Fairy Loot box, I will continue the tradition of assigning a monetary value to each item included in the box.

 

And with all of that being said, I present the July Fairy Loot: Pirates and Power!

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A Court of Mist and Fury

Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses #2

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Let me start by voicing an unpopular opinion:  A Court of Thorns and Roses did not knock my socks off.  I gave it a solid 3 and 1/2 stars, which would have been significantly less had the last third of the book not made up for the rest.

I really liked Feyre even though her family sucked.  I liked that she was a strong, independent female character. I liked that the last ten chapters were amazingly action packed.  Lastly, I liked Rysand.

Everything else about ACOTAR was just sub-par for me.  Tamlin, I found boring.  I thought there was no chemistry between him and Feyre and therefore thought her going to the ends of the world to save him seemed….improbable and unbelievable.

But this book, this gloriously huge and beautiful book, holy shit.

Feyre is recovering from Under the Mountain.  Physically, she has now immortal, but her heart and soul are broken.  As she plans her wedding to Tamlin, High Lord of the Spring Court, she also looks to him to help repair her, but she finds so solace there.  Tamlin is as broken as Feyre, and hell bent on protecting her, he locks her up to break completely.

Everything from here on will be spoilers for A Court of Mist and Fury, so beware!

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