Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) – Sarah J. Maas


A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) – Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 272

Source: Local Bookstore

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

4 out of 5 stars


Even though not a lot happened in this novella, I am still so happy to have read it so soon after the release date. I LOVED reading about the characters again and seeing through different perspectives.

The best part of this was the sneak peek of the next book in the series lol. Not that the rest was bad, obviously, but I’m so excited to see Nesta and Cassian’s relationship actually turn into something because I’m rooting for that so hard. I’m predicting that Nesta will become super badass because she realizes how she needs to get revenge on the human queens once and for all, and after she figures that out there won’t be any way to stop her. I love that Cassian is so taken with her, but I really want to find out what his present to her was that he threw into the river. Temper, Cassian.

I find it quite annoying when people go on and on about how Sarah J. Maas isn’t portraying overly strong feminist characters. Personally, I think you can be a feminist but still want to cook, clean, shop, and design a new house. I don’t understand how that makes you less of a feminist, but that’s just me.

I’m anxious to see what Mor does about that estate situation with the scary thing in the woods because I would have freaked the freak out. I think it’s cool that she has her own space but I wish she wouldn’t keep it a complete secret from everyone else because I think it’s going to come out and people’s feelings are going to get hurt bla bla bla.

I can’t wait for the next in the series!

Series:

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

Review: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

Title: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)

Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release Date: March 13, 2018

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 615

Source: Local Bookstore

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

4 out of 5 stars


This series reminds me that I need to read sci-fi more often because I LOVED the science-y and space aspects to this book!

In Obsidio we follow the crew from Illuminae and Gemina as they come together to try and figure everything out that is going wrong for everyone. Update: a lot of bad things have happened. A lot of people have died, and it’s all because of BeiTech.

I found this book to be quite enjoyable and pretty easy to read. I’ve had crazy school work and finals are this week so that’s why it has taken me a little longer than it normally would, but I enjoyed this! I think it was a great conclusion to the series and I’m excited to read the new series they are writing together, too.

Finals week is not my friend right now because all I want to do is NOT STUDY. It’s my birthday tomorrow and I just REALLY don’t want to have a two hour test as a way of celebrating. It’s fine, I’ll be home by the end of the week. Anyway, back to the book lol

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because parts of it dragged for me. There were a LOT of the surveillance footage parts and those took longer to read, obviously, because it’s like a normal book page. I know, struggles of being a reader.

I liked the characters and I enjoyed the couples of this story. I was kind of confused because I thought two people died and then it was like ha jk nope they’re still happily alive. But it’s fine. I mean everyone gets to be happy.

I actually really liked reading about AIDAN because you don’t want to like him/it but he is pretty funny sometimes. I think it’s funny that he doesn’t understand the humor and sarcasm so he just gets confused all the time, but also has access to all of the information ever. It’s just an interesting dynamic.

I really liked that the whole series was set up to be what Kady and the rest of the gang sent out as their evidence that BeiTech was the enemy. I think that it’s a cool way to format the book and I found myself really intrigued with that idea.

I think this series is fun and would be a great way to get non-readers to read. I think the fun format would encourage middle schoolers/early teens to want to read without feeling forced. I kind of wish I would have listened to the audiobook because I’ve heard it’s really amazing, but I’m not about to spend money on it if my library doesn’t have it….

Highly recommend this series!

Series:

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

Review: i love this part – Tillie Walden


i love this part – Tillie Walden

i love this part

Title: i love this part

Author: Tillie Walden

Release Date: November 13, 2015

Publisher: Avery Hill Publishing Limited

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 68

Source: Public Library

“Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school.

They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop.

In her follow up to the critically acclaimed The End of Summer, Tillie Walden tells the story of a small love that can make you feel like the biggest thing around, and how it’s possible to find another person who understands you when you thought no-one could.”

3 out of 5 stars


This was a super short graphic novel that I found my public library. I picked it up because the art style looked simplistic and beautiful. I needed a break from studying for my finals, so I read this :)

This story follows two teenage girls who start as friends and eventually start to fall for each other. The characters aren’t explained and there isn’t much to them, but it’s easy to feel their struggles of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. One girl is African American, I believe, and the other is caucasian. They start their relationship and you see them develop through texts and short single lines of text.

I think this would be great if there was more to it. There wasn’t much explanation and there wasn’t a ton of dialogue, so it was hard to connect with the characters. I think it was a cute story, but I wish there was more detail. My favorite part of this was the art style because it was so simple, and it meshed people with architecture beautifully. The whole book is in black, white, grey, and purple which is a BEAUTIFUL color scheme. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through because of the art style.

Goodreads Helps Me Pick My TBR


I saw a Youtube video from clarareadsbooks where she scrolled through her Goodreads feed and picked out a few books to read during May. I will be scrolling through and picking the first five books I see THAT I OWN and haven’t read. I will be adding these to my May TBR! I think if I see a sequel that I have the first book/continuation of I will also choose that.


City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be adding City of Ashes to my TBR for the month because I recently read City of Bones and am trying to continue on my re-read of the series.

 

 The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

I have wanted to read The Diviners for quite awhile, so I’m excited about this one!

 

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)

I’m pretty sure I still have Burn for Burn. I hope I still have it because I’ve heard that it’s pretty good. I don’t really know a ton about it, but I’ll give it a try!

 

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)

My younger brother will be SO EXCITED about me reading The Lost Hero. It’s his favorite series and he’s been pestering me for so long lol.

 

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

Okay so this is one of the ONLY books I’ve DNF’d in my life… I tried reading it and wasn’t  a huge fan, but I’ll give it another try. The 5th Wave here we go.


Well, it looks like I’ll be starting some new series this month!

Excited to add these to my TBR :)

Review: Sula – Toni Morrison


Sula – Toni Morrison

Sula

Title: Sula

Author: Toni Morrison

Release Date: June 8th, 1973

Publisher: Vintage International

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 174

Source: Foundations of the English Major

This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines from their close-knit childhood in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation.

Nel Wright has chosen to stay in the place where she was born, to marry, raise a family, and become a pillar of the black community. Sula Peace has rejected the life Nel has embraced, escaping to college, and submerging herself in city life. When she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel and a wanton seductress. Eventually, both women must face the consequences of their choices. Together, they create an unforgettable portrait of what it means and costs to be a black woman in America.

2 out of 5 stars


This book wasn’t anything spectacular, but it wasn’t bad.

This is the final book I had to read for my Foundations of the English Major class! YAY it’s almost summer!

I don’t know what I want to say about this because I was confused for a lot of it. I think there are a lot of quotable passages, but the time frame of this book confused me.

This story takes place for about 50 years and I found it interesting that we got to see the main characters grow up, but I found that I didn’t really care about the characters that much. The book was really short, and you didn’t get much information about the characters throughout this long span of 50 years. You got a general gist of who they were, but not enough to make you care about them individually.

I didn’t like that there were so many characters. This was such a short novel that having the excessive amount of characters just made it confusing! Also, there are some characters that come up in the beginning and then don’t really show up until the end… I don’t get that. If they’re that important to the story, why aren’t they shown throughout the book?!

I think this book was okay, but I honestly do not understand how it won a Nobel Prize. You go, Toni Morrison, but maybe a lot of it just went right over my head….

who knows. I’m happy to be done with my Foundations class because I’m not here for writing a 5 page paper, getting no feedback, and getting a B on it ha yay school.