Review: a Court of Mist and Fury

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– Young Adult /Fantasy/Romance/Retelling – Sarah J Maas – Bloomsbury – A Court of Mist and Fury – Book II

17927395Feyre 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.

I’ve recently published my opinion about ACOTAR and as I was saying there, I started this book as soon as I finished ACOTAR. Even if I had a bit of a bittersweet feeling, I was very intrigued and wanted to know much more about one character in particular. If you have read this book and most likely you would have, you can imagine how happy I was with this book as I have to know better Rhysand and all the Night Court 😻😻😻. I loved this book. I really loved it.

The world:

In general, this is the best Sarah’s book that I’ve read so far. I think the descriptions, the action, the intrigue and the pace was really good and everything matches perfectly with the other making this story very easy to be addicted to. In the first book, I’ve mentioned that the magic world was very interesting and, in this one, you can observe and learn more about all the fairies, all the organisation and all the politics aspects. I found all this brilliant and amazing.

The characters:
  • What can I say about Tamlin? In ACOTAR, was not a character that gained my heart. For some reason, I couldn’t find him as perfect as Feyre describe him and couldn’t understand his passivity. In this book…I was so disappointed. Tamlin is an abusive man, he does not know how to deal with problems and uses protection as an excuse to control everything and everyone. Once again, I think he is a coward, sexist and violent. He does not love Feyre, he is obsessed with her.
  • Feyre…what an awesome woman. Her determination is inspiring. She has a great evolution through the story. She is strong, powerful, clever, funny…I had some issues with the way that she uses sex to cover problems but I was so happy to see that she changed that and now she talks about problems.
  • Rhysand: can I say he is just perfect? and maybe add awesome, brilliant, funny, great actor and the best. you can see shadows of his character in the first book but in this one…you just discover a great character, leader and man.
  • The Night Court (Mo, Amren, Azriel and Cassian): I love them. They are funny and the kind of friends that I would like to have. The interactions between them and with Rhysand and/or Feyre are very interesting and made the whole universe much rich and great. Mo is supportive and the person I would go if I need to talk about any problem. Amren is so mysterious and powerful. Azriel has this cold wall around him but I can see he is awesome and Cassian…I just trying to recover from that end…totally heartbroken. In another note, who else wants to live in Velaris?
  • Feyre’s family: Nesta is a character that promise a lot and that, I must admit, has been judged too early. I think she has a lot to offer. Elain is that kind of person that lives in a happy world most of the time. I’m very intrigued to see what will happen now after that end.
  • Lucien: has been a painful deception. He supposes to be the person that will be there no matter what, the person that will help you in you worst moment and he just looked to other side and let things happened. I think is sad the way he chose and now he is paying for it.
  • The King of Hybern: he is the great villain that a good story needs. He is evil, intelligent and I can’t wait for the war coming.
Final thoughts:

I can’t way for A Court of Wings and Ruin to be published. I need to know what is happening, I need to know about the war that is coming, I need to know how Feyre and Rhysand will deal with things, I need to know about Cassian and all the possible couples that we kind of see at the end of the book. Also, I can’t wait to see Feyre’s revenge.

With ACOTAR I have problems to find the proper rating but with this book, I have not. This is a five stars book without a doubt. Have some tiny problems but, overall, is awesome. So, like many before me…read ACOTAR to get ready for this beauty.


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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

March’ 17 Check in

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– Mid-Month – Check in – March 2017 –

Hello my dear leaves 😃

Hope you are all well and having an amazing reading month 😉

Today I’m back with my monthly check it.

  • Currently reading: I’m reading two books, at the moment. I’m half way into My Lady Jane but I couldn’t resist the temptation and I’ve started King’s Cage today ☺️☺️
  • Last purchase: I’m trying to be good this month so I’ve bought only one book so far…that may change by the end of the month 😬😬 I’ve bought King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard.

  • Last book added to my Goodreads TBR: I’m really excited about this one and can’t wait till I can buy and read it 🙃🙃 Who else is a Saga’s fan?


 

  • Something positive: this month I’ve started to practise guided meditation with the app Headspace and I totally recommend it. Thanks to it, I’m feeling much better and I’m reading more and go back to the gym with 100% levels of motivation.


How is your month going? Are you happy about spring weather?

 


Lots of love,

Angela 😘😘

Review: Glass Sword

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– Young Adult /Fantasy – Victoria Aveyard – Orion Books -Glass Sword- Book II

23174274If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the colour of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
The electrifying next instalment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

Glass Sword continues the story as we left it in Red Queen. This book is full of action, running away, trying to save people, extreme situations and death. In this book, we see more new blood with great powers. The rhythm of the reading is quite variable but, in general, has a fast pace. Victoria’s writing remains so good, so easy to follow and feel all the emotions and action.

I’ve found a great evolution in Mare. You can feel the weight and pressure she carries on through all the book making her isolated and lonely at times as well as the moments when she is broke. Obviously, I was not expecting that end. I still quite shock about it. The issue I have at times with her is the way she reacts to some situations but most of the time I still able to identify myself with her.

Cal is another character that has an evolution in this book. He has to adapt himself to the new world and find his new role on it. As Mare, sometimes you can feel his loneliness and sadness.

Maven remains as a very complex character and maybe a bit crueller than in the previous book. I think the main problem with him is his unhealthy obsession with Mare and the control his mother has over him. I don’t think Maven would make the same decisions without her.

The end of this book nearly gave me a heart attack and I’m so glad that King’s Cage is available now. Definitely, this dystopian universe is original and special and, in a way, has made me recover my love for dystopian worlds.


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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

February’ 17 WRAP-UP and March’17 TBR

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– Wrap-up -February 2017 – TBR- March 2017 –

Hello my dear leaves,

Hope you are all well and having a great day. February has been a good “bad” reading month. Has been a good month because I’ve enjoyed a lot reading, I have found time to read easily once I was in the mood and bad because I haven’t completed my TBR list. Mainly, because I just started properly reading by half month. I wished my reading mood visited me earlier but so far it still with me.


 

WRAP-UP

This month I’ve read a total of 3 books and I’m halfway to my fourth one. I started the month with a highly anticipated release: Caraval and I carried on between two magic universes, Glass Sword (reread) and ACOTAR.

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. ⭐️⭐️⭐️+💫✨
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

INCOMPLETE READING: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (52% on 28/2/17).

REVIEWS:

 


I will be working quite a lot this week but I hope to finish ACOMAF this weekend 😄.


 

TO BE READ:

As my reading mood has decided to stay with me, I feel quite ambitious with this list of books I want to read this month. I have chosen a total of 5 books and as mentioned before, I want to finish ACOMAF. I may add a few more but so far these are the chosen ones:

  • The Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza.
  • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows.
  • King´s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
  • Ms Marvel Vol. V by Willow Wilson.

 


Happy reading!


Lots of love,

Angela😘😘