A Court of Mist and Fury: A Review 

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas


My Rating: 1000/5 stars plus all the heart eye emojis!!! 

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Published: May 3rd, 2016

Recieved: ebook

Purchase: Book Depository

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights. 


Musings: 

Spoilers ahead!!! 

Ahhh!!! This book is so beautiful, amazing, wonderful, amazing, and down right dazzling! My heart is so full after reading this book and this is the book that made me feel like being free to love. 

Gosh did Tamlin do a 180 in this book. He made me want to scream and rage and tear down walls with the audacity of his obsessive and posessive nature. When he put Fayre in that bubble and locked her at his place I was about to throw my phone at the wall. He was supposed to be a good man, but he failed and turned Fayre into a shell of who she once was and that was NOT ok. Plus their relationship was so purely physical that I was visably upset. There was no longer a real connection between them and Fayre was fading, when should have been rising up. 

However, Rhysand, Rhysand made me swoon. He is the definition of a good man. His relationship with Fayre took time to develop and I think the two of them falling in love was one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read. He cared about her. He lifted her up. He left her to her own devices and accepted any choice she would make. He taught her to read and write. With sentences that made me smile and want to give him a hug for how much of an idiot he was being. Rhysand is the most handsome high lord. He would tell her to write. Rhysand is the most powerful high lord. Rhysand is extremely attractive. It was some beautiful arrogance that I adored. 

I also loved how he always treated her as his equal. The person he needed to stand beside, never being any more or less then she. When he would fly her around the romance was palpadable and I screamed with joy. Although that one time she choose not to fly with him also had me smiling as well. Even the arrogance of having her fetch her mothers ring on her own to prove that she was his equal while testing her power made me happy. Even if it made Fayre so mad afterwords. (I want to reread this book so badly now and I just finished reading it!!) 

Super Dooper spoliers ahead!!!

Then there was the ending. The ending that had me screaming again. I was so upset that Fayre went back with Tamlin and had that original bond with Rhysand broken. If their mating bond hadn’t still been there I would have been even angrier. They went through so much to be together just for them to be torn apart and I was not having it. She had almost lost Rhysand due to poison arrows and found she could heal him. She almost lost herself at the beginning to Tamlin. Her family was almost lost with their change there at the end and I’m done with Fayre losing things. 

That said I’m extremely excited for ACOWAR and I can’t wait to read it!! I’m ready to delve into this world once more!

Thank you all for reading! I hope you liked this review. It was rather more sporadic then usual, but that’s how ACOMAF made me feel. Let me know what you think of Sarah J. Maas and the ACOTAR series in the comments! Also any recommendations for other books like this one you think I would like would be much appreciated. 

-Till next time! 

The Mystery Blogger Award of Epic Preportions 

So this is what happens when you procrastinate on something, things pile up into infinity and you end up having a post like this one. In a moment, you will get what I mean. 

So here it is, The Mystery Blogger Award: 


The Rules: 

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share your link to your best post(s)

A ginormous thank you to: 

Brilliantly Bookish
Lil Book Lovers
Royal Reader
Curiouser and Curiouser
Bionic Book Worm
Blame it on Chocolate
Not So Phamous
Melting Pots and Other Calamities
The Uncharted Word 

The Hermit Librarian
Didi Oviatt
Fire and Rain Books

Three facts about me! 

  1. I almost exclusively watch video game tubers on YouTube plus Buzzfeed 
  2. I got two poems published in the 5th grade that my mom submitted without telling me
  3. I almost never drink something that isn’t milk, coffee, or water

Brilliantly Bookish Questions: 

1. Have you read I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson? If yes, what did you think about it?

Sadly no, but I’ve heard great things about it!

2. Is there a book you wish had never been written?

Mein Kampf, Hitler should have never written a book. Imagine how much history might have changed if he didn’t?

3. What book would you recommend to me?

I would reccomend A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. Simply because I think all book lovers could appreciate the book love in this book!

4. Do you have a reading goal for 2017?

Yep! My Goodreads goal is 60 books and I’ve read 19 so far, a bit slow but for some reason I’ve been pretty slow about books except for some great spurts this year. 

5. Random: What is a random word you really like?

Flabbergasted. I don’t know why I love it but I do!

Lil Book Lovers Questions: 

1. What is one reading habit that bugs you?

My habit of having long reading slumps then binging right after. It isn’t healthy. 

2.  If you could be best friends with one fictional character, would who it be?

I would be best friends with The red haired Night Circus twins Widget and Poppet. You can’t be best friends with one and not the other and I just think we would go on lots of amazing and wonderful adventures!
3. Who was the biggest author that you’ve met? Who was the biggest author that you gotten a signed book from?

I’ve never met a big author before, but the biggest author that I have a signed book from is Kiersten White the book author of And I Darken. 

4. What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?

Doctor Who for sure! I miss watching that so much. I haven’t watched it sense Matt Smith had to leave because I didn’t want to imagine the story without him. 

5. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you?

I was at IKEA eating some food and there were these really low hanging lights and stupid me, when I got up to go to the restroom my head went into the lamp and hit the light bulb. There was a guy sitting at the table next to us with his girlfriend and he started howling with laughter. It was embarrassing, but also hilarious. 

Royal Reader Questions: 

1. What is the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?

I do a lot of spontaneous things so I have no idea what I’ve done that’s most spontaneous, but one thing was that I decided to join a group of little kids singing frozen with a mariachi group at the zoo. This was about a year and half ago or so. 

2. If you could suddenly be an expert in any field at all, what would it be and why?

Botany, if I could know everything there was to know about herbs and plants and their poisons and healing properties I might find the cure to heal hundreds of ailments. 

3. Where is your favourite place to write your blog posts?

On the couch, that’s where I end up writing most of my posts somehow. 

4. If you could spend the day with your biggest inspiration, who would it be and what would you do? (Can be anyone at all, famous or not, living or passed on).

I would spend my day with Sarah J. Maas one of my newest inspirations as I have so many. We would enjoy a brunch in the morning and talk about writing and books and that would take so long that we would spend the entire day just eating and talking. 

5. Weird: If you were to run away and join the circus (non-animal using circus only), would you either be a trapeze artist, a fire-eater, a tight-rope walker or a unicyclist?

I would be a trampolinist if that’s even a word, but all Circus artists can do multiple things so I would learn a bit of everything from everyone. 

Curiouser and Curiouser Questions: 

1. Why did you start a blog?

I started my blog mostly because my sister told me to. I didn’t have any place to talk about books and blogging became that awesome place for me. It is one of the things I’m most proud of in this life. 

2. What are you most proud of in your life?

Didn’t see this one coming. Above I say my blog is one of the things I am most proud of in my life and it is 100% true. I don’t think I’ve ever been more dedicated to anything then I have been to this blog. 

3. What’s the last film you watched and did you enjoy it?

The Secret Life of Pets was the last movie I watched and I did really enjoy it. I need lighthearted things to keep me smiling especially when other parts of my life aren’t looking up. 

4. If you could have any super power, what would it be?

The power to heal or to talk to animals. Somehow I will find a way to convince you all that talking to animals is more useful, somehow. 

5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I have no clue. My life has been turned so upsidedown so quickly that I can’t imagine where I’ll be even for the next day. 

Bionic Bookworm Questions: 

1. What is your favourite book to movie adaptation?

The Giver, I love the book and I love the movie. It is a win win either way. 

2.  What are your 3 favourite book covers?


There are so many amazing covers out there that it is so hard to choose, but I love the cover for Ink by Alice Broadway somehow I find that cover to be perfection!

3. What is your favourite and least favourite genre?

My favorite genre is fantasy and by least favorite is text books. Text book writing is horrible and leaves so much out and no one likes to read them. 

4. What is your most anticipated book release for 2017?

Right now: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. I know I won’t be able to read it right away, but I can’t wait to have it in my hands!

5. Weird question: If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would go to Ireland to enjoy the landscape and the culture. It would be such a peaceful place to go. Peace is exactly what I need. 

Blame it on Chocolate Questions: 

1. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate? Be honest.

Milk chocolate 100%. I grew up going to pep boys and buying Hershey’s MilkChocolate. White chocolate sometimes makes my stomach ache and dark chocolate tastes too bitter for me. 

2. The first fictional character you ever fell in love with?

I don’t remember. I’ve been falling in love with fictional characters since I was a little girl. It feels as though I’ve always fell for fictional characters with no true beginning or end. 

3. If you could talk to someone who’s already passed away, who would it be and what would you talk about? (Not counting family members or friends)

Edgar Allen Poe, a teacher of mine assured me that this would probably be a bad choice, but I really want to be there as he writes poetry and speak with him only if it’s not too much to ask. 

4. You discovered a new planet. What do you name it and why?

Dishcabib because it was one of the first random words to come to my mind. 

5. Weird: A genie will grant you the thing you want most in the world, but you will lose the thing you are most proud of/most treasure about yourself in the process. Would you still accept the wish?

No I will not accept because I feel like I appreciate the things I worked hard for and not so much what is handed to me. Plus I really don’t feel like giving up my blog which is something I am immeasurably proud of. 

Not So Phamous Questions: 

1. If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Quesadillas there are so many ways you can make them and they almost always taste delicious. 

2. What were you doing three hours ago?

Designing The Raven Book Crate shipping box! 

Look at it, It’s beautiful!


3. What is your favorite word? Least favorite?

Least favorite word is grating, it physically hurts me. A favorite word is alabaster for some reason it sounds beautiful to me. 

4. What is your biggest fear?

My biggest fear is of loneliness or truly losing my family. My heart would break and I couldn’t handle it. 

5. What is the biggest lie you ever told someone?

It wouldn’t be my biggest lie if I told you, would it? 

Melting Pots and Other Calamities Questions: 

1. Have you ever checked out a hyped book/movie/TV show/other type of fiction, and did you enjoy it?

I love hyped books! Seeing so many passionate people reading something makes me want to read it too!

2. What is your favorite fandom? I don’t mean the show or book itself, but the group of people involved.

The Supernatural fandom. The memes and quotes from this show are priceless. You can find a gif for anything from supernatural!!

3. Give two of your favorite quotes, one funny, and the other inspirational.


4. While writing your posts, do you have writer’s block, and if so, what kind is it? Like, do you have trouble coming up with ideas, or do you lack motivation?

Most of the time if I am out of inspiration for a post I write poetry because it brings out a different sort of creativity in me. As for motivation my passion for this blog and my love for books makes it so that I have a need to post everyday or I feel unfulfilled. 

5. (Funny question). Name something you loved as a kid. Do you still like it on occasion?

As a kid I loved the color pink. Everything I owned had to be pink and it was just a part of who I was. However, later on my favorite color went to black and then blue and now I love all covers with a special place in my heart for Tardis blue and a dash of pink. 

The Uncharted Word Questions: 

1. Do you have a favorite YA trope that you love (or maybe even tolerate) more than others?

Honestly I don’t mind cliches all that much. Cliches make for some enjoyable stories and I love it. I think this stems from my belief that no idea is ever truly wholly original it’s how you put it together with your own twist that matters. 

2. How often do you buy books?

As often as I can which usually means once or twice a month, but if it were possible I would never leave the book store. 

3. Do you take off the book jackets while you’re reading or do you leave them on?

I take them off. They are always beautiful, but also fragile so I like to preserve them as much as I can. 

4. Besides WordPress, where do you go to find recommendations for new books?

Goodreads, twitter, even Instagram I get book recommendations from everywhere out there I can. 

5. Random Question: If it were possible, which movie (or TV show) would you transport yourself into to be part of the cast?

Let’s get real, it’s either supernatural or doctor who and there’s no way for me to choose. 

The Hermit Librarian Questions:

1. What’s the one Disney song you can never get out of your head?

Let it Go… 

2. If you could only gift one book to everyone this coming holiday season, what would it be?

A Northern Light, I’m making it a point to try and read it every Christmas and I’d love to give that book to all my loved ones. 

3. If you had to choose: Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter I don’t even have a Facebook. 

4. What book have you read recently that surprised you by how much you liked/disliked it?

I haven’t really been that surprised about my feelings towards a book recently. I have been on a reading slump recently due to life. 

5. If you had to choose: would you rather be able to design your favorite books covers OR cast their film adaptation?

Design my favorite book covers! Casting is such a big thing and I don’t feel like I would do that well, but covers are a whole lot of fun to design and create! 

Didi Oviatt Questions:

1. What is your #1 favorite genre to read?

Fantasy!!!!!

2. Have you ever stalker watched a Netflix series like a crazed maniac? If so Which one?

Uhhh yes!!!! I watched the first 5 or so seasons of Bones on a major binge that spread over 2 months of obsession. 

3. Do you have a favorite dish to cook, or a go to?

I don’t like to cook that much which is weird because I work making food. 

4. Do you ever have dreams that you can either fly or breath under water?

I definitely have had a flying dream and it was amazing! I was a superhero and there was a villain that kept zapping me out of the air and it was exhilarating yet terrifying. 

5. Which social media platform do you spend the most time on? (blog doesn’t count)

Twitter and I don’t really spend much time on that. (My blog takes the cake 100%)

Fire and Rain Books Questions:

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

In a nice house in a nice neighborhood near nature but also close to city life. 

2. Do you have any guilty pleasures? If so, what?

Any and all sweets. Every time I have one my sister looks at me and tells me I shouldn’t eat a lot of sugar, but I can’t help myself!

3. Do you have a hidden talent that you’re proud of? If so, what?

I have this knack for attracting things. I don’t know why but when I need something to happen or something to come into my life it usually does. 

4. If you were a kitchen utensil, what kitchen utensil would you be and why?

I would be a fork multifunctional and practical but also a little wacky and strange. 

5. What is the last book you’ve cried during?

The Dead Inside I’m still reading it because it’s so hard hitting that I am constantly need to give myself time to breathe as I read it. 

If you would like to answer my questions consider yourself nominated. Just your presence here tells me your amazing!

1. If you could get away with any crime what would it be?

2. What is one of the weirdest dreams you’ve ever had?

3. Try a piece of black out poetry with whatever you have available to you. Share a picture of it here:

4. What is a musical instrument you’ve always wanted to learn?

5. Do you believe in the butterfly effect?

Thank you so much for reading! If you stuck out this post I am astounded and incredibly happy. This post took me days to put together! I hope you enjoyed reading! 
-Till next time!

The Book Raven Recommends 


I wanted to try out a new post today I am calling The Book Raven Recommends to recommend you all a great book to read! 

For this first post of this I’m just going to choose The Giver by Louis Lowry simply because it is my favorite book of all time and even if it isn’t the best book for everyone I just want to see more appreciation out there in the world for it. 

This haunting story centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he’s given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. 

Also, if you haven’t watch the movie! The movie is fantastic and I loved every second of it!


I could go on and on discussing about why I love The Giver so much, but the point of this post is to have you read it and figure out what you feel about it. 

If you’ve read this book or seen the movie let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading. 

-Till next time!

The Book Thief: The Story with the Best Quotes 

I read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for the first time last year and instantly fell in love. It is one of those books that is so beautiful and sorrowful that it grabs at some part of your mind for you to never forget it. 

As one of the most quotable novels I have ever read I give to you my favorite quotes from The Book Theif!


I still remember how I felt reading this book. Having to take little breaks here and there to cry. I remember my heart soaring as I wrote my little review on goodreads and feeling as though I had just finished reading something truly profound. Most of all I remember the shivers I felt whenever I read something that impacted me and how it happened all the time. 

If you haven’t read The Book Thief please give it a shot. It is a gorgeous novel that shook me to the core. 

Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed this little post! Let me know what you think of The Book Thief and these quotes in the comments!

-Till next time!

What Are You Reading Wednesday?


This is only the second of this kind of post I’ve ever made, but I honestly just wanted to ask you all what your reading right now so let me know in the comments! 

What book did I just finish reading?

A Court of Mist and Fury!!


This book is GOLD! Plus Rhysand is probably the character I’ve crushed on more then any other in any book ever. Well except maybe Rikkard Ambrose from Storm and Silence, but that’s a discussion for another day. 

Full review to come!

What book am I currently reading? 

The Dead Inside 


This book is taking my insides and mushing them into little insignificant pieces of pulp. The Dead Inside is a hard book to read. The events that take place are inhumane and cruel. I both can and can’t believe that Straight Inc. existed. This is one of the most important books I’ve read so far this year. Shedding light to these atrocities is so necessary no matter how sick to the stomach it makes me. 

What I will be reading next? 

Freeks by Amanda Hocking 


After The Dead Inside I’m going to need something lighter to settle the dark spots. Freeks is a decision to cleanse my mind so I don’t want to yell at characters (actually real people) that I can’t do anything about anymore. 

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

-Till next time! 

Series I’ve Started, but Haven’t Finished… Yet.

Book series are like beautiful beasts that seem to just keep appearing again and again with no end. There are millions of them out there, many that I will never ever get to read, but there are also series I have started, but haven’t completed and really need to (especially when I own the last book…) 

Anyway, here are some series I have begun and have yet to finish: 

The Divergent Trilogy 

I have read: 


I started reading Divergent way after the Divergent train came and went. Like always I am more than fashionably late to the party. 

What I have left: 

I’ve owned Insurgent and Allegent for a long while now. I really should have read them already. 

Graceling Trilogy

I have read: 

Graceling and Fire are perfect to me. I love them with all my heart. The only reason I hadn’t read Bitterblue yet was because it took me a long time to make sure to go out and buy it. 
What I have left: 


I just recently purchased Bitterblue and I hope to read it very soon I love the first too books too much not to read it as soon as I can!

The Waterfire Saga

I have read:


These novels are so cool! I love the unique journey of following these friends on their journey under the sea. These books are amazing!

What I have left: 


I have these two on my shelves and I really need to get to reading them soon! I simply have to make them a priority. 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy 

I have read: 


Probably one of the best contemporaries I’ve ever read. I loved this book!

What I have left: 


I’ve been wanting P.S. I Still love you since forever! Especially now with the new book coming out I need to catch myself up!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy 

I have read: 


This is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read and I loved it! I’m so sad I haven’t been able to read the other two. 

What I have left: 

One day I will buy these and that day will be happy because I would read this immediately. Laini Taylor is a master of her craft!

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post! Writing about books so much has made me realize how many books I have yet to read and that I will never ever read even a fraction of what is out there, but giving myself to those books I have read and love makes my obsession all the more worthwhile! 

Before I go, a mini update on my Kickstarter Campaign for The Raven Book Crates. I got my first two pledges! Hopefully I can make my goal soon enough. There are only 27 days left!

Share. Support. Donate. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/918284718/the-raven-book-crate
-Till next time! 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! 

I am so nervous to finally post this. This idea has been brewing in my mind for a long while and I finally fixed up a way to make it work. As you all know my heart and my everything is dedicated to books and given my passion for my blog, all that I am is dedicated to sharing that love and passion with all of you. 

My next step is something that I only ever dared to dream of doing in the confines and depths of my mind and one night at one in the morning I thought to myself that I should just go out there and do what I wish to. 

This is what became of it: 

This ya subscription box will be a theme based subscription box pairing a recently released ya novel and some bookish goodies, along with a specially made soy candle created with a book tailored scent by my sister Misty from The Candle Caffe. A special scent created in my own kitchen delivered straight to your door and to your hearts. 

However this subscription service will never get off the ground without your help! 

So please share this link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/918284718/the-raven-book-crate?ref=category

If you can pledge any amount of money large or small it would be immensely appreciated, but what’s most important is the sharing. So annoy your friends and family, your teachers, your coworkers, and distant Facebook and twitter friends. I have one month to reach my goal or all is lost. My future is in your hands! Please help me make my dream a reality!

Thank you all for reading and for your help no matter what form it may take. This project means the world to me and to be able to physically put into action something that still feels like a fantasy would bring me such immeasurable amounts of joy. As always let me know your thoughts and ideas. 

Nervous yet excited, yours truly,

Tiana Wolfe

-Till next time! 

A Court of Thorns and Roses: A Review that Sounds a lot more like Fangirling 


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

My Rating: 10/5 STARS!

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Published: May 5th, 2015

Recieved: E-book from a giveaway!

Purchase: Book Depository

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.

The Spoiler Free Portion of Musings: 

THIS BOOK! I can’t believe this book is the first I’ve ever read from Sarah J. Maas. I can’t believe that I was able to avoid all the spoilers by refusing to read any reviews or even talking to anyone about it before hand. This book is everything and I LOVED ever single second of it.

Sarah J. Maas writes in such a way that the second you give yourself to reading her work it sucks you in and you go into a state of: Ohh my gosh, ohh my gosh, what happens next, I need more, ohh my goodness did that just happen?, and Yes Yes Yes! I haven’t felt this much need to discuss every detail of a book in such a long time, I want to scream out my love for this book to the world and get every single person that even remotely loves fantasy/romance to read it.

I knew it in my heart of hearts that I would love this book. I would see it at Barnes and Nobel the cover winking at me telling me you know you want to read me, this is just what you need to be reading and you know it. Every single time I would resist the temptation usually out of necessity and move right on by. Though my heart would detach from me every time I thought about reading it. 

I love that this book takes its time a little bit. You get to live inside the world and feel what others are feeling. You get to live Fayre’s live and dream her dreams and situatate yourself in her reality. At the very beginning when you get her backstory your heart breaks a whole lot. Especially with having a family that does not appreciate the fact that everything you do you do for them. The harsh reality and the parellel with beauty and the best in the beginning parts are lovely, but also dark in its own way and it made me enjoy the book all the more. 

Then when you get to the beauty of the world of the Fae my heart dies. The beauty of the landscape juxtaposed with the harsh unnaturalness of many of the terrible creatures that all amount to being Fae is frighteningly gorgeous. The diversity of the sheer number of Fae types made me so happy to see. 

I also loved that the romance didn’t come off as being rushed. It does happen fast in some ways but it felt very organic in the way it happens and I loved that too. 

I also loved how each of the characters felt so unique to me. I had a distinct understanding of who was who and how they all interacted together and for me that doesn’t very often happen. 

In my mind this novel was and will forever be perfection! Mixed reviews be damned!

FINALLY SOME SPOILERLY FUN! 

If you haven’t read this book take this time to go purchase the book and come back after you’ve read it. I need to fangirl with everyone. I need it as much as I need to read. PLEASE read this.. and then read A Court of Mist and Fury right after it tops this book… I don’t know how but it did. ACOMAF is the book I was talking about in my post I am Obsessed: The Story of my Love for a Certain Book Somehow, it’s even more perfect I don’t know how Maas does it… 

Anyway on to the rest of the review!

SPOLIERS AHEAD! 

First off, let’s talk about Nesta shall we. At first I hated Nesta. She was hateful, spiteful, and ungrateful. I could not stand to picture her sneer. The way that she treated Feyre made me want to punch her. When someone risks their life for you going into the woods each and everyday to kill for you so that you can eat then you treat them like trash I will always feel like throttling you. However, there is a reason that I’m talking about Nesta first and that’s because she is honestly one of my favorite characters. 

Nesta is a girl of harshness and fierce love for her family regardless weather or not she chooses to show it. Her anger stemming from a place of insecurity she felt so real to me and I loved her as a person for it. Her anger at her fathers incompetence and lack of will stregthened her hate, and in some small sad way I understood and I wanted to befriend her for it. 

“He’s always known I hate him, even before we became poor. He let Mother die—he had a fleet of ships at his disposal to sail across the world for a cure, or he could have hired men to go into Prythian and beg them for help. But he let her waste away.”

The fact that Nesta went to such lengths to get Fayre back made me admire her. Going so far as to hire a mercenary and giving up the boy she thought she loved because he wouldn’t go with her was an amazing prospect in this writing and I adored it! Plus, that passive aggressive way in which she got Fayre to start teaching her to paint was lovely and the sisterly bonding made me smile. 

However my absolute favorite part of this book that made me go, this…. this is the book for me was this: 

I took one of the faerie’s hands in mine. The skin there was almost leathery, and, perhaps more out of reflex than anything, his long fingers wrapped around mine, covering them completely. “She took my wings,” he said again, his shaking subsiding a bit. I brushed the long, damp hair from the faerie’s half-turned face, revealing a pointed nose and a mouth full of sharp teeth.  

My heart broke at this scene. The kindness that Fayre showed and the words she says after tug at me, but what got to me most was the way this moment is described. Specifically the reavealing of a mouth full of sharp teeth. This creature is not friendly, not kind, but one made to kill and yet something about his pain called to Fayre and she stayed with him and held his hand as he lay dying and in despair. This is the beauty of this book and why I love it so. Unconditional compassion a trait I find far more beautiful even then unconditional love. 

Then you have Tamlin and Rhysand two characters I am even more impressed by having read book two. Tamlin is a man of character and Rhysand is the man of mystery and in this book their roles are so incredibly different then in ACOMAF that my mind reels just thinking about it. 

However their roles reverse first in the trials toward the end and this is where my love for Tamlin ends and my love for Rhysand begins and lives to stay. Rhysand is the only reason Fayre lived and his loyalty despite his position left me awed. As bad as he tried to be I knew there was something deeper going on beneath the surface. His care showed in every action he took and for that I started to fall for him. Even as he let her go. 

Thanks for reading! I know that this is a behemoth of a review and for that I apologize. I honestly could talk about this book for eons. It has everything I ever wanted in a book and so much more. 

My dad always tells me “You live inside my heart.” These characters live in mine. 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

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Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet


As a reader there are so many amazing books out in the world that a lot of the time it’s hard to choose what books you read and which ones you don’t. In my life I find that the books that I read come into my life randomly as I very rarely go out with the intent to purchase a specific book. However their are a lot of amazing popular books out there that I haven’t gotten to read yet and the book worm inside wishes that these were the books I attracted into my life. 

The Big Cahuna 


That’s right I haven’t read Harry Potter and while many of you may already know this about me. Its always been something that I felt left out on. After all these years and all the spoilers I have endured, I just really want to purchase these novels and see if they strick in me the obsession that I sense with so many people. 

Six of Crows 


These two novels are so gorgeous looking! Plus their black and red pages are to die for. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this duology that I want to do myself a favor and dive into them as soon as I can! 

The Throne of Glass series 


This is the series I feel like I’m missing out most on. Simply because I have this feeling in the marrow of my bones that I would love this series and it tears at my heart to not be able to read these books! One day! I swear it, I will read them. 

The Lunar Chronicals 


I read Cinder years ago, but I never got to finish reading this series and I hold a bit of resentment because of that. There is so much love in the community for these books. I just want to be a part of it, you know?

The Grisha Trilogy 


I hear slightly mixed feelings from people on this trilogy, but by and large there is so much love for these books! There is a reason why two series from Leigh Bardugo appear on here. There is too much love for her books to not want to read from her. 

The Raven Boys 


As The Book Raven I feel like this is a series I definitely should have checked out already. Especially with how much love I see for this series! I hope for these books to come into my life sometime soon!

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post! There are so many books out there and so little time. Let me know what popular books/series you have yet to read down in the comments. 

-Till next time! 

2016 Year in Review Book Tag

Well, well, well, this has been a long time coming. I’ve talked for a very long time about how behind I am in tags and well this first to show exactly how long. However, this will be the last time I meantion my lateness, because I have decided to simply go with the flow and do my posts as I feel like they should be done. I love tags, but they come out the best when I feel most like doing them, so I will do them all in time. 

Anyway, let’s get on to the tag!


Thank you to Reads, Rhythms, and Ruminations and Melting Pots and Other Calamities for tagging me in this really cool end of the year review tag! They are both so amazing and have been a part of my blogging journey from the very beginning. Talking to them is amazing and I love reading their content. If you haven’t already, check out their blogs! 

On to the content!

Disclaimer all books meantoned I read in 2016.

TRUMP VS CLINTON: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER RIVALRY: 

Amy Gumm vs. Dorothy Gale! These two diva just might be the rivals of the century! Dorothy Gale the girl we all know and love is a complete psychopath, and Amy Gumm the girl with the pink hair that might just be the only person in all of the world with just the right mixture of sass and compassion to deafeat the blue checkered Queen B.

TURKEY FAILED COUP: A BOOK YOU STARTED BUT FAILED TO FINISH? 


Stephen King, the master of craft. One of the most celebrated of the grates of the modern horror novel. I tried to read Revival in October and just wasn’t having it. It dragged and dragged and wa not my cup of tea. I’m sorry to say, but this one was a big ole DNF.

POKEMON GO: WHAT BOOK DID YOU BUY OR READ BASED ON THE HYPE? DID YOU ENJOY IT?


The Fault in Our Stars, love it or hate it, has always been huge, along with all of John Green’s works, I have always felt a part of me wishing to read something of his. I may have missed the initial hype train, but it still very much existed in my mind and so I picked this book up. I honestly really enjoyed it! The sarcasm and the way death was discussed really spoke to me and I loved it a result!

STRANGER THINGS: WHAT’S ONE BOOK YOU WANT EVERYONE TO READ?


THIS BOOK! If you have not read this book you need to read it and I mean immediatly. This is required reading from me and I promise you that as so long as you love the circus and beautiful writing you will love this book! Thi book is an experience and it is one that I will never regret having for the rest of my life. It is STUNNING!

GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, MR. ROBOT: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK CLIFFHANGER WITHIN A SERIES?


Uhh, this might just be me, but I didn’t really feel many major cliff hangers in 2016… I am sorry, but I jut can’t relate. 

THE TRAGIC CRISIS IN ALEPPO: NAME THE LAST BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR TEARY-EYED.


Impulse by Ellen Hopkins is a book that made me cry like I hadn’t cried in a very long time. If I had read it at any other time then I did, I would have gone into a very deep depression. Thi book is hard to read, but in the end it is a truly rewarding experience.

BREXIT: NAME A BOOK YOU HAVE AN UNPOPULAR OPINION TOWARDS.


You either really enjoy this book or you hate it. I am in the realm of enjoying it. I even kinda like America the main character that many seem to really dislike. I love light and fluffy reads like this, I thought it was pretty cool!

FOUR NEW ELEMENTS DISCOVERED IN THE PERIODIC TABLE: NAME AN AUTHOR YOU DISCOVERED/READ FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.


For the first time in my life I read Jennifer Donnelly’s books in 2016. I had my eye on her books for a very long time and when Christmas 2016 came about and I got a bunch of her books I ended up reading a lot of them and in the end one of her books A Northern Light became one of my favorite reads of all time! She is such a talented author. I love her work!

#ALLLIVESMATTER: YOUR FAVOURITE DIVERSE READ-S (tagging on that S because there are several books that need to be talked about here)


So, I read a few diverse reads in 2016, not nearly as many as I wanted to, but these are four of my favorites! 

First Soundless by Richelle Mead, Soundless is such a cool book. The idea of having an entire village live without sound was amazing to me.. to further blind them broke my heart. I loved reading it and I thought it was such a cool read. I recommend you to read it if your interested in Asian folklore and complete societal disability. 

Next, Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings. Blindsided was such an interesting read. I always wondered what it was like for the blind and I thought this book was super interesting. It is a pretty quick read and I really enjoyed it!

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom and The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati are both books based off bipolar disorder. I read these two a few weeks apart and I loved them both. It amazed me how human they made bipolar disorder feel and how different they both were. I 100% recommend for these two to be read!

 ZIKA VIRUS: A BOOK THAT SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.


I never got to read this book and I am really sad about it. Sometimes I think about its black pages and sigh. I want this book so bad. I heard so much about it in 2016 and I can’t wait to get it into my hands!

LEONARDO DECAPRIO FINALLY WON THE OSCAR: WHAT WAS YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE THIS YEAR?


The Weight of Zero came out before the end of 2016 and I was lucky enough to win a giveaway copy of it a little before its release. As I’ve meantioned above I loved this book! It is so beautiful and often times poetic and I could ramble about it for ages. This is the book I didn’t realize I was anticipating in 2016.
IN MEMORIUM: NAME A MEMORABLE CHARACTER DEATH. 


I’m not gonna meantion the character that dies in this book, but oddly it affected me way more then I thought it would and I fell in love with a charter I feel like I should have. This book was amazing!

SAMSUNG PHONES: ONE BOOK THAT BLEW YOUR MIND THIS YEAR!

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly was breathtaking and I am now going to reread it every year for Christmas! It makes me feel my love for books so strongly and I loved how all the characters were portrayed. The second book on my required reading list that you need to read ASAP!  

Thanks for reading! Fun Fact: this post is the one I tried to create yesterday that disappeared. Still a little salty about it, but I promised this post was coming and I keep my promises! Let me know your thoughts on this post and I’m curious: what was your favorite diverse read of 2016? Also, What are you currently reading? I’d love to know! 

I am not going to tag anyone for this because it is honestly so late to do this, but if you think it is fun and your interested feel free to participate in this tag!

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