Review: Ruin and Rising | Grisha Trilogy 3 | Leigh Bardugo | 5/5

The final installment in the Grisha trilogy turned out to be a very satisfying read. The Darkling really makes this series. There’s still a part of me that wishes his story had gone a different way,  but it’s given me a lot to think about on writing villains and their relationships. The story was peppered with wit and humour (largely thanks to Nikolai),  with a good twist and a great ending that gave me all the feels! I’m a bit sad to leave this world…

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Review: Shadow and Bone | Grisha Trilogy 1 | Leigh Bardugo | 4/5

A quick and enjoyable fantasy read. I really liked this book. Alina isn’t an instant heroine and has to work hard to find her place. Good characters and development. The Darkling steals the show.. Seductive and dangerous… Keeps us rethinking what he’s really all about. I’m excited to read book two…

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Review: Rise of the Sparrows | Sarina Langer | 4/5

Had me hooked from the brilliant prologue! Rachel is an understated heroine,  but she’s not to be messed with!

I’d have liked to have seen more of a developing relationship between her and the other characters,  and I do feel there was a little too much telling rather than showing. More could have been made of the ending too,  which wrapped up a little easily…BUT the epilogue hooked me back in! This is a very promising start to a new series,  I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next. If you want magic, prophecy and people at war, then give this a go!

BUT, the epilogue hooked me back in! This is a very promising start to a new series,  I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next. If you want magic, prophecy and people at war, then give this a go!

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If you like your fantasy with a heavy dose of romance, then you need these books….

Wow. Just wow.

I devoured A Court of Thorns and Roses (oftened referred to as ACOTAR on social media) by Sarah J. Maas.

It’s been a while since I read anything in the fantasy genre, and let me tell you – I will be reading a lot more! It has been too long since a book has gripped me this much. ACOTAR has it all – fantasy, fighting, romance, a kick-ass heroine and sexy alpha males.

But wait… then I read book two – A Court of Mist and Fury, and oh.my.word.

I loved book one, but this book? – I loved it so hard that, for a little while, it destroyed me. I couldn’t put it down. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. I ached and fretted, and melted. The characters gave everything.

Rhys – I barely have the words. HE is everything.

I am left gasping for more. Desperate to begin ACOWAR (The third book – A court of Wings and Ruin) but also terrified to do so. Scared that I won’t like where it goes. And scared for it to end…I don’t want this series to end.

Mortals and Fae, magic and war, beautiful romance, friendship, betrayal, love and hate.

I don’t want to leave Prythian. I wish to remain firmly cocooned in my Rhys bubble!

Sigh. Major book hangover.

So…what are you waiting for? Go and read these books!!

A Court of Thorns and Roses

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it…or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.