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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-09-26 09:45
#63 - Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass) - Sarah J. Maas

I think I can say that this one is my least favourite in the series. Maybe because it does not feature Aelin and Manon? I don't really know, but I preferred the other books in the series. I still enjoy reading this book, it was great to learn more about the Southern Continent.

 

I love the new characters, Yrene is really great, another strong independent woman (just like any other female character in this book). I also love the royal family of Antica, we do not get to know all of them but it was still great to learn more about how they rule their land.

 

I found the pacing a bit too slow, the relationship between Yrene and Chaol is really great, but too slow at the beginning and then too fast towards the end. I don't know if other people had the same feeling but it felt a bit too forced. Still, I love that they ended up together, they are really perfect for each other.

 

I also liked the fact that Aelin is the one who found Yrene when she was younger and that it is thanks to her that she became who she is today. It was a beautiful detail to add.

 

I really enjoyed the fact that we got to see what happened to Chaol during the event of Empire of Storms, I love that they take place at the same time. We understand so many things in Tower of Dawn, I think I could not keep track of everything. The biggest revelation is of course the one about Maeve, I really did not see that coming. I knew there was something wrong about her but I could never have predicted that... I am always really happy when this happens.

 

In general, I think this book was just a bit too long considering what happened. It could have been shorter in my opinion, so that the pacing could have been faster.

 

I still really enjoy this book, don't get me wrong! I just preferred the other heroes of this story who are currently on the Northern Continent and I really miss them in this book.

 

I can't wait for the next book in the series, I missed Manon!

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review 2017-09-24 10:39
#62 - Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas
Empire of Storms - Sarah J. Maas

 

I read this book for the first time when it came out last year and I remember really enjoying it. The second read was as good, I really liked this book and all its characters.

 

I don't really know what to say without any spoilers, this book is the 5th in the series and a lot have happen to our main character since she started her journey. She has grown so much and yet, she is still the same. I remember really disliking her the first time I read Throne of Glass, but now, I think she is amazing.

 

I just think some romances are a bit forced and do not feel really natural. As if all female characters needed to be with a male character just because he is around. It is the feeling I got out of this book, but I still kind of enjoyed those "romances". 

 

This book is full of adventure and revelations and once again, I'm impressed how the author reveals some part of the story to the other characters as the same time as to the reader. Aelin is scheming and nobody knows it, not even the reader, until one of the characters discovers what she did. I think it really add something to the book.

 

The ending left me on edge, just like last time, but I had Tower of Dawn to help me get over the book hangover. I just finished Tower of Dawn and will post my review really soon!

 

 

 

 

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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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