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review 2017-07-24 09:04
A Court of Wings and Ruin / Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

4 stars


I gave this amazing book 4 stars, which is great, but it might deserve more (I just can't help comparing it to the second book, A Court of Mist and Fury). 


This book was very fast paced and interesting- grabbed me right from the beginning. I would have liked for Feyre to stay a little longer in the Spring court, just to see as more things play out and relationships tested, but I was happy with it nonetheless. 

This was a pretty chunky book- 699 pages, but I found myself having to FORCE myself to put it down- I could've easily breezed through it in three days, but I really wanted to savour it, seeing as it was so good and only returning in 2018 (hysterical sobbing). 


A normal book would usually have one or two plot twists, and a Sarah J. Maas book would usually have like ten. THIS BOOK. she really outdid herself with this book. there were SO MANY plot twist, but written brilliantly so that you didn't get lost or confused- but even if you were confused, it was good frustration- frustration that keeps you on your tows for the entirety of the book. 


I did have two issues with this book (no spoilers)- the first one being the plot twists- I mean yes, each of them was jaw- dropping and amazing in its own right, but it did come to a point where it kind of felt overloaded with plot twist that were just too convenient- which brings me to the second issue, where I kind of felt that towards the end it got a little too Hollywood happy ending for me. (I'm being really vague because I don't want to spoil anything) 


other than these little problems, this book was amazing and entrancing and everything a book should be- we got to know the side characters a little more, which I felt really added to the story and the world building. Sarah did a fantastic job at the end- just like with plot twists, she doesn't leave us with only one cliffhanger, but like a dozen- there are so many things that I'm just itching to see unravel- so many unresolved feelings, and lied, and conflicts and just wow. 


Anyway, read it and let me know what YOU think!

Georgie xxxxxx

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review 2017-07-22 19:55
Watch out...roses have thorns.
A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas


Book Title:  A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author:  Sarah J Maas

Narration:  Jennifer Ikeda

Series:  A Court of Thorns and Roses #1

Genre:  High Fantasy, Fae, Romance

Setting:  Prythian Spring Court, Land of Fae

Source:  Audiobook (RB Digital)




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Book Theme Song

(this link will take you to my tumblr post with video)

Preserved Roses by Blackbriar  --If you've read ACOTAR then watch it…and you will see…if not…then still watch it, because it has the right feel. ♫





My Thoughts


I need to have a clear head when I start a fantasy series, to really be able to immerse myself within it.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do that while listening to this.  I just had too much on my mind.  That being said, I feel like this has the makings of  a 5 star read (even the narration was awesomely done) as evidenced by all the 5 star ratings out there for ACOTAR.    If I could change one thing about this it would be to make it a little shorter in length.  Long books always seem so daunting to me, that I go into them feeling less than excited as it is.


Essentially, ACOTAR is highly imaginative start to what might be a very appealing series.  The Beauty and the Beast aspect is only a backdrop to the story overall, because it really is so much deeper than that.




Ratings Breakdown


Plot:  4.5/5

Main Characters:  5/5

Secondary Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  4/5

Theme or Tone:  4/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4.3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.3/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  to be continued…

Total:  4.3/5


Will I continue this series?  Yes, and hopefully I'm able to fully immerse myself in it when I do.


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text 2017-07-21 04:45
Free Friday (July 21)
Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas

HI guys ! Today is national Belgium day and so I should not be working.. except we are going to Paris with my colleagues to visit the headquarters of our company and all our French colleagues. Also two of my Italian friends currently live in Paris so I'm staying there for the entire WE, I'm way too excited !! Happly national day Belgium!


So I need a book to bring on the week- end as my copy of my currently reading book (The Narrow Road to the deep north) is a hardback and way too heavy to carry in my small bagpack. And for this I'm going to read Heir of Fire as part of my Throne of Glass re-read.


Ok now, it's not even 6 in the morning, time for a Starbucks then off to Paris.. Have you ever been there ? Any great bookstores ?


Thanks for reading, 



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text 2017-07-16 16:50
Reading progress update: I've read 530 out of 530 pages.
Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas

Finished it last night and OMFG.... I don't even know what to say right now 


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text 2017-07-15 01:17
Reading progress update: I've read 397 out of 530 pages.
Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas

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