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review 2017-08-08 13:37
#53 - Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas (re-read)
Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas

I have to say the 2nd read was so much better than the first one. I had forgotten so many little details and I'm glad I choose to re-read this series. Knowing what is to come, it's better to learn again what happened first. The only thing that was better the first time is that I was more emotional about some events; this time I knew such or such character was not going to die or was going to be saved and stuff so It was way less scarry. 

Aelin is growing on me; I hated her when I read Throne of Glass for the first time, then started to like her a little more with every book. Now, I love her. She is such an amazing and complex character. Rowan is still my fav... Nothing new here! 

Aedion and Chaol's storyline was not that interesting to me the first time I read the book, but I was paying way more attention to it this time. I wanted to learn more about them and what they were trying to accomplish. 

I had forgotten the reunion at the end between Aelin and Maeve.. How could I forget this?! IT WAS EPIC!!!!!! 

Manon Blackbeak, well, I love her, she is perfect. What can I say? She is flawless. 

I really can't wait to re-read Queen of Shadows because I know more epic things are coming...

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-11 10:01
#46 - Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (re-read)
Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas

This was my first Free Friday read and I got 6$ for it, yay!

Bank: 87$

 

This is my second time reading this book and I liked it as much as the first time. There were so many details I forgot, I'm so happy I re-read it. In this book, there are way more hints about how Celaena really is and I don't understand how I did not get it the first time reading it. It seems obivous now (well, of course, I know the answer so it helps...).

 

Celaena has some annoying reactions but she is in pain so that is understandable. We get to know her a bit more but we still don't have a lot of information about her past. Her relationship with Dorian is evolving and I love what they are sharing, I know it will get even better later on so I'm excited. I still don't ship Celaena and Chaol, like at all.

 

So many details about the Witches as well and I need to read Heir of Fire now! The witches storyline is one of my favourite in the entire series. I can't wait for Celaena and Manon to meet...

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-05-22 21:10
#36 - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT!

 

Feyre went through a bit of a transformation in ACOMAF, the most obvious one is that she becomes a Fae. But it is not the only one; Feyre has lived a nightmare under the mountain and she has done things she will regret for the rest of her (immortal) life. But that also made her stronger. At the end of ACOMAF, she is not the same girl she was, so be prepared to meet the new Feyre in ACOWAR. She is deadly, unforgiving and you’d better not be her enemy, (just saying).

 

I have a million thoughts about this book and I feel like this review is gonna be a mess(I also feel like I’m often saying that). I won’t be able to write anything coherent with a structure and all that. It will just be messy (don’t say I did not warn you).

 

Feyre is back in the Spring Court with Tamlin and she is acting like she lived a nightmare in the Night Court (because Rhys is such a bad guy), but she is actually plotting her revenge to tear the Spring Court apart. Tamlin is such a brat, I want to strangle him. Seriously he was getting on my nerves after a few pages (my opinion has not changed but the end of the book made me a bit more sympathetic to him. Just a bit). Lucien is not as naïf as Tamlin (seriously, I don’t understand how he could not see anything happening, is it possible to be that blind?!) and he begins to have doubts about Feyre’s intention. Alis also knows Feyre is up to something and she asks her to liver her out of it. Well, a lot happens and in the end Feyre destroys them. The court is not trusting Tamlin anymore and it is chaos. Feyre leaves with Lucien (after smashing Ianthe’s hands. That was brutal, by the way).

 

 

Then it is the long awaited reunion between Feyre and Rhys (don’t tell me you were not waiting for it), and I was kind of disappointed. Too much sex, not enough talk. The sex scenes were not really to my taste and they weren’t necessary I think. But anyway, I was so happy they were finally back together. Feyre also gets to see all her friends, but most importantly her sisters (who are also Fae now) and it is not such a happy reunion. Nesta is as cold as ever and really protective towards Elain, while the later is depressive. They are trying to find a way to resist Hybern and they are planning a meeting with the other High Lords to try to form alliances. A lot of stuff happened, Feyre is making new dangerous "friends" and searches for some powerful objects that everyone is afraid of. Then the war happens and miraculously, everyone lives. I was so ready for someone to die, I thought it would be Cassian and I was so scared, but I was ready. But nothing happened. Well, yes, Rhys dies. Oh no, he came back from the dead. Just like Feyre. I did not believe it for one second. And it happens so fast that you don’t even have the time to be sad.

 

There is also a tiny bit of diversity in this book and I did not expect it. It was a great twist in Mor/Cassian/Az story. I loved all the new characters and I’m glad to see more of some of them. Nesta is my new favourite, honestly. She is so great! I also did not expect to see Feyre’s father. Maybe it should have been obvious but I almost cried when he appeared (well, it was not a long apparition, but still). Feyre is ready to do anything to protect those she loves (Rhys is beating everyone in this category, is this male even real? He is probably Abnegation).

 

I’m really excited about the new stories to come about this world because Sarah J Maas did a really good job building all this. I loved every page of this book and I am so sad it’s already over. One word to describe this trilogy: perfection

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review 2015-08-17 00:32
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J Maas
The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
★★★

  This was nothing special but I was glad that we are able to see the start of Sam and Celeana. :)

 

 

The Assassin and the Healer
★★★★
I loved the novella so much more than the first! This novella made me love Celeana even more but made me question how she can flip her humanity on and off so quickly. I hope that we see Yrene later in the series. ;)


The Assassin and the Desert
★★★★★

This novella was AMAZING. I loved seeing the Silent Assassins always talked about in the Throne of Glass series! The friendships and the trust going on there was very much needed for Celeana. She's not had it easy and I think that helped to toughen her up and still (at the same time) lighten her heart to let her know that darkness doesn't always win.

 

I LOVED the characters and the plot in this...And that twist? Shot me in the heart!

The Assassin and the Underworld.
★★★★
Hmmm...I'm not sure what I expected from this. I enjoyed it but the title lead me to believe it would have more fantasy elements to it and not just referring to more along the lines of people who do wrong. Not to say I didn't like this because I really did! The title is a bit misleading,though.

 

Celeana (as always) is such a kick-ass character! She doesn't let bribes allow her to do wrong, she follows her heart...Even if that means getting herself into trouble. This is one of those rare moments when Celeana finds herself in peril and who better to save her than Sam?

The romance in this is sweet and subtle, not overwhelming like it was in parts of Crown of Midnight. Definitely not looking forward to Sam's death in the next one because that's obviously all that's left.

 

The Assassin and the Empire.

   All I can say is 'yessss'. This novella was so satisfying and heartbreaking. I hated seeing Celeana so low and yet it only helped her blossom into the amazing person she is now.

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review 2015-06-29 07:25
Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis

Crowned by Evil.
Bound by Duty.
Divided by Love.

Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan's deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies' blood - but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, put those she loves at risk.

Torn between her two protectors - a captain and a prince - and battling a dark force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom...

 

 

Review

 

I sadly did not enjoy the second instalment as much as the first. Yes there were a few parts that I liked, but overall I found it to be boring and predictable. A few of the reviews I saw were shocked by the ending. Really? It was so obvious I knew it from book one.

 

The first half of the book was interesting and I basically could not put it down, getting to see Celaena's life as the Kings assassin was exciting. Unfortunately as soon as part two started (after something tragic happened), I was bored out of my mind. Not only did I not care for these characters any more, I found Calaena's decisions to be childish and stupid. 

 

I also don't understand why in the synopsis they mention that she is torn between two guys. Not once did I feel she was having trouble picking which guy to absolutely fall in love with. To be honest, it was both Chaol and Dorian who kept thinking about her in that sense, actually that's all they talked about. She has bigger fish to fry than worrying about which guy to pick.

This might only be me though, but I definitely didn't get that love triangle vibe. Not in book one and definitely not in book two. 

 

Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate this book. There were a few things I loved about this, like the writing style. I find Sarah J. Maas books easy to read and captivating at times. It's hard to write a fantasy world, you're basically starting a world from scratch and creating whatever you want without seeming over the top. 

 

 

 

 

 

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