Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) – Sarah J. Maas


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) – Sarah J. Maas

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

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

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 624

Source: TBR Shelf

Feyre is immortal.

After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.

As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.

She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.

5 out of 5 stars


Wow.

I don’t even know how to explain my love of this book other than rambling and going on tangents, so here we go!

This is the second book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, and everyone said these books were absolutely amazing, and I 100% agree. This book follows Feyre in the Night Court with Rhysand after she gets away from Tamlin and the Spring Court after what happens in A Court of Thorns and Roses.

If you haven’t read the first book you should refrain from continuing on reading this post because there will be hella spoilers coming up. If you haven’t read this book, same goes for you too.

Holy shit. Okay Rhysand and Feyre are the best couple of all time because they understand each other and love each other so much it’s painful sometimes. I love that Rhysand is so soft and kind while keeping up this hard-ass face because he has to protect his people of Velaris. I love that he loves her so much, and I love all of the banter and conversations they have.

The sexy times in this book had me shooketh. Ummmmmm. Yeah. So I don’t know how to explain this without getting too graphic, but the cabin scenes. Oh my lord. I literally had to stop reading when I had about 100 pages left because I was too overwhelmed by the sex scenes. This was much more sexual than the first book, but I think it was done in a way that wasn’t too much. There were lots of details that younger people should NOT be reading, but let me tell you. I love Rhysand and Feyre together.

I never thought I could be on board with enjoying reading about the politics of a world, but there was so much of it throughout this book. I didn’t even realize how much I enjoyed the political intrigue in books until this one. I love that all the characters have to be so careful with everything they say and manipulate other High Fae in order to get what they want. I love that they’re working for the greater good of Prythian and I’m living for it.

I love Mor, Cassian, and Azriel and cannot wait until the next books to find out what their deal is. I want Mor and Azriel to be together forever, and I think that Cassian and Nesta are going to be a thing. Oh yeah. I’m here for all of these romances because at some points of this book you could literally cut the sexual tension with a butter knife.

So much happened in this book I can’t even.

The ending. I was so shaken up by what happened. So Mor, Cassian, Azriel, and Feyre just decide to go and attack this Cauldron thing. Okay, cool, but you do realize this is what apparently created this world. Right. Okay so they go to the castle in Hybern in order to destroy this so then everything can be happy and great, and of course Tamlin shows up.

Tangent. I literally almost punched myself in the face for while thinking about how I shipped Feyre and Tamlin at the beginning of this series. He locked her up in her own home just to “keep her safe.” Okay well she was going insane because she couldn’t use her powers that she had just been gifted from everyone. Helloooooo is that not concerning.

Anyway, Tamlin and Lucien are there working with the evil King of Hybern. Why did it surprise me? I knew they were going to come up again sometimes. They made this deal with the King that as long as Tamlin got Feyre back from Rhysand everything would be great for everyone, but wait. Tamlin sold out the entire land of Prythian in order to get this girl that doesn’t love him.

Then Nesta and Elain show up and then Tamlin feels bad. *anger* The King shoves them into the Cauldron and makes them into High Fae, then Lucien realizes that Elain is his mate. OF COURSE SHE IS. I have faith for Lucien because I don’t think he’s an awful guy, so I can be on board for that relationship. But Lucien has to break away from Tamlin in order for that to happen, so I think in the next book Lucien and Feyre are going to work together to get rid of Tamlin.

Another thing, Feyre had to pretend that she was terrified of Rhysand and all of her friends in order to save the entirety of the fae realm. I get that it’s the right thing to do, but she went with Tamlin. The emotions that I felt when the bond was being broken between Rhysand and Feyre actually hurt my heart. I felt like I was being ripped up just like them. And Rhysand played along. I’m sure that they talked about something like that happening, but oh my lord I just want them to be happy. So Rhysand is all broken up and sad and when he gets back to Velaris he explains that Feyre is going to destroy Tamlin from the inside out. So she’s going to be the spy and then I was fine. I NEED the next book.

Lucien is onto what Feyre is doing, but he can’t say anything because he’s already obsessed with Elain. Ugh so much drama. But I love the drama. I think I’m going to throw a fit if Feyre and Tamlin have sex in the next book because I think that will break Rhysand more than she thinks it will.

Okay. So that’s that. I need to read the next book now, but I also think that I need to take a break for a hot second so then I don’t get burnt out with the books. I LOVE THIS SERIES!

Series:

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

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

Review: The Crown and the Arrow (The Wrath and the Dawn #0.5) – Renee Ahdieh


The Crown and the Arrow (The Wrath and the Dawn #0.5) – Renee Ahdieh

The Crown & the Arrow (The Wrath and the Dawn, #0.5)

Title: The Crown and the Arrow (The Wrath and the Dawn #0.5)

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Format: eBook

Page Number: 18

Source: Nook

Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.

3 out of 5 stars


This novella was so short, and I just wish that it was longer. I liked getting to see inside Khalid’s head because you never got his perspective at the beginning of the series. You saw his initial reaction to Sharzhad which was fun, but it also kind of broke my heart because I don’t want to see them not together.

Khalid is such a broken soul and Sharzhad helped him through one of the hardest times in his life, so seeing him before he knew here just made me sad :( I honestly don’t think this was a necessary novella because his perspective wasn’t really anything I would have thought unique. I knew that he was apprehensive about her at first. Of course he would be. He also thought she was beautiful right away which didn’t change throughout the story. So I don’t know.

I like being back in this world because this was a great series, but I don’t know if I would spend money on this novella like I did. It’s not really anything special. It was still good, but not anything special.

I only have one more novella and then I’m done with this series! Go me :) I’ll try and have the final review up soon!

Series:

The Moth and the Flame (The Wrath and the Dawn #0.25)

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1)

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2)

October Wrapup + November TBR


Read:

  1. The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) – Samantha Shannon *review*
  2. The Lighting Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1) – Rick Riordan *review*
  3. The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2) – Rick Riordan *review*
  4. Bunny Drop (Bunny Drop Volume #2) – Yumi Unita *review*
  5. Bunny Drop (Bunny Drop Volume #3) – Yumi Unita *review*
  6. The Dressmaker’s Secret (The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy #1) – Kellyn Roth *review*
  7. The Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) – Agatha Christie *review*
  8. The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) – Renee Adieh *review*
  9. Mentor: A Memoir – Tom Grimes
  10. Ms. Marvel (Volume #1) – G. Willow Wilson *review*

TBR:

  1. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy – W. P. Kinsella
  2. Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. On the Merits of Unnaturalness (The Bone Season Novella) – Samantha Shannon
  4. James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra – Colm McElwain
  5. Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons – Dodie Clark

Review: Bunny Drop (Bunny Drop Volume #2) – Yumi Unita


Bunny Drop (Bunny Drop Volume #2) – Yumi Unita

Bunny Drop, Vol. 2

Title: Bunny Drop (Bunny Drop Volume #2)

Author: Yumi Unita

Release Date: September 28, 2010

Publisher: Yen Press

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 208

Source: Public Library

Like a plot out of a soap opera, bachelor Daikichi Kawachi’s boringly normal life got a touch of the abnormal when he learned that his late granddad left behind a love child. And further rattling the unexpected skeleton in the closet? The ungainly, unglamorous Daikichi’s impulsive decision to take in little Rin! But as the impromptu dad and his charge learn to adapt to both one another and their very new living situation, Daikichi is plagued by thoughts of Rin’s mother. Who is she? Why has she been quiet all this time? Hot on the trail after discovering a modem at the old man’s computer-less abode, Daikichi plays detective in search for answers. But elementary school enrollment, extracurricular activities, and other parental obligations wait for no man, so when the day of confrontation with the mysterious Masato arrives, will Daikichi be prepared?!

3 out of 5 stars


This volume of Bunny Drop follows Rin and Daikichi. Daikichi is trying to find out who Rin’s biological mother is, so he enlists the help of his own mother. Rin is about to go into first grade, so she needs to start acting like a “big girl.” Daikichi doesn’t know how he could live his life without Rin.

This volume was really cute. There were two scenes that made my heart melt because of the cuteness. First, when Rin and Daikichi are shopping for a desk and a backpack. It felt so real because that’s how a kid would act if they had to go shopping for something like that. She was so excited about having everything, and ended up wearing her backpack when she got home that night. It was so cute because I remember doing stuff like that. I remember wearing new clothes at home because I was so excited, or writing in a new notebook I just got.

The second part was when Daikichi said that it’s not bad to want to be held when you’re in first grade. You can always be held, sometimes adults even need to be held sometimes. So Rin remembers the time that he was crying because she told him she didn’t want him to adopt her, and she said sorry and that next time she would hold him if he needed her to.

It was so fricking cute.

At first after finishing volume 1 I didn’t know if I wanted to continue on, but now I definitely want to! These mangas are so cute, and I can’t wait to read more of them :)

Series:

Bunny Drop (Bunny Drop Volume #1)

Bunny Drop (Bunny Drop Volume #3)

Review: Redwall (Redwall #1) – Brian Jacques


Redwall (Redwall #1) – Brian Jacques

Redwall (Redwall, #1)

Title: Redwall (Redwall #1)

Author: Brian Jacques

Release Date: June 10, 1986

Publisher: Red Fox

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 352

Source: School Library

Redwall Abbey, tranquil home to a community of peace-loving mice is threatened by Cluny the Scourge – the evil-one-eyed rat warlord – and his battle-hardened horde of predators. Cluny is certain that Redwall will fall easily to his fearsome army but he hasn’t bargained for the courage and strength of the combined forces of the Redwall mice and their loyal woodland friends. . . . .

1 out of 5 stars


This book was soooooooooooooooooooooo slow it was painful to read. I liked the premise of the book and Matthias as a character was fun to read about. Other than Matthias as a character, there weren’t may redeeming qualities for this book.

The only reason I picked up this book was because I went to a local Little Free Library and found two books of this series. I was intrigued because it was a young adult fantasy series, and fantasy is one of my favorite genres, so naturally I decided to pick them up. I later found out that they were book numbers nine and eleven, so….

I picked up the first book from the library and it was so slow.

This book followed Matthias and his adventures to obtain the great sword of Martin. This was all that happened and I struggled to get through it. I don’t understand how this book has an average rating of 4.1 on Goodreads. IT WAS SO BORING.

I honestly don’t have anything else to say about this. I will not be continuing on with this series.

Also, 22 books in this series. No way is that even possible for me to read that much about small woodland creatures who don’t fight but end up killing the bad guys.

Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1) – Iain Reading


Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1) – Iain Reading

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency, #1)

Title: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1)

Author: Iain Reading

Release Date: December 3, 2012

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 262

Source: Author

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty’s adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada’s Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska’s inside passage and Canada’s Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure – flying around the world!

3 out of 5 stars


Challenges Completed:

2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge

  • A book with a subtitle
  • A book with career advice
  • A book with pictures

Huge thank you to Iain for sending me his book to read! Like I always say, being able to connect with authors is my favorite part about blogging.

Kitty Hawk is just a normal teenage girl, except she loves flying her plane instead of driving a car. She loves being able to take adventures and travel where she wants, so she decides to follow another passion of hers and learn more about her favorite animal: the humpback whale. She decides to fly to Alaska to stay with her best friend’s family and research whales in the ocean and in inlets while flying her plane. Her adventurous summer of whale watching turns into a crazy adventure with gold smugglers after she finds herself in a sticky situation with some brothers and a cooler full of gold.

Starting off, this book was pretty slow for me. I didn’t really understand why she was going to watch whales and the title was about gold, so right away my interest wasn’t peaked. I would have enjoyed this book much more if she would have gotten involved with the Yukon Gold earlier in the story. It took half the book to even be introduced to the characters she would soon become friends with. After she had met the guys and had started the real adventure, I thoroughly enjoyed it! The second half of this book held my attention, and I’m excited to read the next book of this series.

Kitty was a cool main character to read about, and I liked the relationships she had with the brothers. I wanted her and Charlie to be a thing, so I can hope in the books to come. It’s my prediction that Charlie will insist upon going around the world with her, but all I can do is hope ;). Although it took me quite a long time to read this book, I am excited to read the series. I love adventure books, and don’t get a lot of them in my everyday reading life!

Thank you Iain Reading!

Series:

Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #2)

Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #3)

Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #4)

Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5)

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Review: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) – Rick Riordan


The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) – Rick Riordan

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Title: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: May 5, 2009

Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 381

Source: Barnes and Noble

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy‘s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

5 out of 5 stars


I can’t even explain how glad I am I ended up reading this series. I wish I would have read the books while I was in middle school, but seriously, they are so good. I have loved every single one of the Percy Jackson books, and this is no exception!

Most of this book consists of the final battle that takes place in New York City with the monsters and Kronos vs. the heroes and Demigods. The battle scenes were so epic, and there were so many twists and turns throughout this book. It starts off with Percy and Rachel Dare spending time together *not okay with this since she showed up, but whatever* and then Percy going back to Camp Half-Blood. Everything is different now, though. Grover is off running around with other satyrs, so his best friend is gone. Annabeth is kind of mad at him because he’s spending time with Rachel. And, Kronos has taken over Luke’s body and is trying to kill all the Gods of Olympus. But other than that, everything is great. ;)

Again, most of this book takes place during the battle in NYC, so it had a lot of action and battle. I don’t want to give too much away because this is the last book in the Percy Jackson series, but I would seriously recommend reading all of the books. Even if you don’t love the PJO stories, this last book is worth it.

I loved the Percy and Annabeth scenes; they were soooooooo cute. I think the Percabeth is one of my biggest ships because they are seriously just so perfect for each other. She calls him Seaweed Brain and oh my gosh it’s so cute. I wish there were more scenes with them, but I can’t complain because the ones I had were great.

Two of my favorite scenes from the book:

Percy bathing in the River Styx and being tied to the mortal world because of his love for Annabeth. He loves her friendship, and that’s the only thing that keeps him from drowning and it’s just so flipping cute.

“And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.” *heart eyes*

Very thankful that I’ve read these books, and can’t wait to find out what happens to the characters in the next series!

PS. Please read these books. I promise they’re worth the hype.

Series:

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

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