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Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while. I started a new job an have been working like crazy! I finished Crown of Midnight and I’m not sure if I am going to do a review so, please let me know if you’d want that along with a Throne of Glass review. With that said, I wanted to come on and share with you the book I started reading yesterday: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I’m not going to go too in-depth about my
thoughts on this book thus far because I will most likely post a review for it. So, here are some general thoughts I am having about the book so far.
How far am I?
On page 149, the beginning of chapter “The Promise of Tomorrow”.
…..I don’t get it. Im 150 pages in and I don’t get why this book is so hyped up by everyone. Is it only me? Like, have I not gotten to the part where the book completely hooks me and becomes amazing? The largest source of intrigue stems from why Khalid hasn’t killed Shahrzad yet. Like, she’s told him this story the past two nights he’s visited her and this seems to captivate him and motivate him to keep her alive. And then we learn that Khalid’s dead mother used to tell him stories at night, so that clarifies that. However, then there is the mysterious third night when Khalid does not show up and Shahrzad is nearly killed. That came out of bloody no where and like….I don’t get it. Why is she not dead yet? Is it because she is touching the emotional, past parts of Khalid that no one else has gotten close enough to before? Does she remind him his mother? Like this book doesn’t make sense to me yet and it’s bothering me guys. And now he’s calling her My Queen and My Mountain of Adamant and I’m like wut? Bruh…what are you doing?
And then the other characters, Tariq and Rahim are entertaining, so that’s good. I just have no idea what’s going through Tariq’s mind yet, thinking he’s all big and bad and needs to do things alone. I also would just like some flashbacks instead of the characters just telling us that Tariq and Shahrzad are a thing…is that too much to ask?
Hopefully, my opinion of this boos changes immediately because it is going to be sad if this book disappoints me after all the hype I am hearing. I know I didn’t touch on every character and everything that has happened in this book thus far in this post. Again, these are just my general, initial thoughts and I will go more in depth in a review post if you guys so desire. Let me know!
Until next time,
Hey everyone! Just wanted to quickly come on and post a currently reading update. I finished Throne of Glass the other day and now I am diving into Crown of Midnight. In my opinion, the first book in this series was good, however, it did not entirely blow me away like I was expecting. I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and was captivated by the story and characters, and therefore, am excited to continue on with the series. With the said, here are my initial thoughts on Crown of Midnight so far:
How far am I?
I am on page 84, the start of Chapter 11.
What are my thoughts so far?
I like the world this story is imagined in. I find entertainment in reading about political conflicts between kingdoms or realms, and this story has an element of that integrated within in. Eyllwe and Adarlan seem to have a power struggle conflict between the two kingdoms, and this addition to the story keeps my attention. So far in CoM, the word building has been enhanced with Celaena traveling to carry out the assignments from the King.
As for the characters, so far, two new characters have been introduced . Prince Dorian’s cousin, Roland Havilliard has come into the picture as the newest addition to the King’s council. Right off the bat, I have not gotten good vibes from this new hunk, and Dorian and Chaol’s opinion of Roland does not help with this. Overall, he is being characterized as bad news and I am intrigued by the potential conflicts he can cause. Also, Archer Finn has been introduced into the cast of characters. He clearly has history with Celaena which has been established and discussed between the two. From what I’ve read so far, I don’t trust either of these two characters and I would be pleasantly surprised if they came onto my good side. And then, of course, there’s Chaol Westfall who is my favorite character in this series so far. I have a have a huge bookish boyfriend crush on Chaol and find his character to be the most dynamic. There is so much the reader does not know about Chaol, and we find more out about him with very turn of the page. So far, in CoM, we have discovered about Chaol’s love history, which I was extremely curious about. I have come to grow a soft spot for Chaol in my heart because I feel as though everyone has undermined and left him. All he really has is Dorian, who seems to be the only person who values and respects Chaol. I find myself wanting Chaol to find happiness and I find myself caring about the character, and for me to have that feeling confirms a great character to me . As for Dorian, I like him as a character, however, I am not growing as attached to him than I am to Chaol. I respect Dorian as a character and how he want to be different and do things differently than his father. However, I find him passive at times. Yes, he stood up for Celaena and ensured that she be the King’s champion, but, he doesn’t speak up for the good of the kingdom or for what he believes in much which bothers me. And finally, Celaena, the third member in this blossoming love triangle. I don’t mind Celaena as a heroine and I think she is entertaining. I don’t think she should be compared to Frodo or Jon Snow, or, at least, maybe I have yet to see why she would be compared to such heroic and unforgettable heroes. Overall, I think Sarah has constructed a unique and memorable heroine in Celaena and I commend her for that. I don’t find her character dull, especially in CoM. Defying the king and not killing who she is assigned to assassinate is what I am talking abut when I say characters should act on what they believe in, where I feel as though Dorian is lacking. I am excited to keep reading and excited to delve farther into this story that I believe becomes an even more spectacular display of fantastical entertainment.
Thank you for reading! And until next time,
Here are the books that I would like to trade! Please leave a comment if you are interested in any of these FINISHED copies.
NOTE: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover is spoken for.
BOOKS I ALSO HAVE TO TRADE THAT ARE NOT PICTURED (Also finished copies):
Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness
Forgive My Fins
Hey, what’s up guys! So, I finally am doing it. I started ToG last night, and, I am planning on marathoning through the series well before Empire of Storms is released. I am super excited to finally dive into this word and form connections with these characters that I keep hearing about.
How far am I?
I am not very far into this book yet. I am only on page 56 (middle of chapter 8).
What am I liking so far?
So far, I am really loving Celaena! I think her character is funny, real and intriguing. I like the world so far, although, I am sure I am going to find out way more about it. I am intrigued by the competition Celaena has to undergo to gain her freedom, and overall, the plot of this first installation has captivated my attention!
Please feel free to comment spoiler-free comments you have about the series or this book in particular. I would love to know what you all think.
Until next time,
I was able to read a total of 4 books in the month of May. It was a slow reading month for me because school was ending, but, I am still proud that I got to these four books!
I won’t go too in depth with how I felt about these books, but I will let you know what I rated each of these books on my Goodreads.
I am not much of a planner when it comes to what books I read next, however, I will also include the books I would like to read in June.
The Crown by Kiera Cass (Fifth and final book in The Selection Series)
My Rating: 3 stars
Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass (Companion novellas to The Selection Series)
My Rating:3 stars
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
My Rating: 5 stars
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (First book in the Shatter Me trilogy)
My Rating: 2.75-3 stars
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (Second book in the Shatter Me trilogy)
Note: currently reading this book (almost finished), and it is a huge improvement from the first book.
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Third book in the Shatter Me trilogy)
Unite Me (Destroy Me and Fracture Me novellas along with Juliet’s Notebook Entries)
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson (First and Second books in the Remnant Chronicles)
So, that’s it for this post guys!
Until next time,
Hey guys! How’s it going?
I decided to start one of the trilogies that I have had for a while now and haven’t picked up. I have heard so much about the Shatter Me trilogy on book tube and bookstagram, and the hype pushed me to ask for it as a christmas gift. And I also will say that this trilogy has some beautiful covers!
If you have not read this book and want to, then I would advise you to stop reading here as there will be spoilers below.
Here are my thoughts so far:
How far am I?
I am on page 101 out of 338.
What am I liking so far?
I love dystopian novels and the different worlds that authors are free to construct within the dystopian genre. So, obviously, that aspect of this book appeals a lot to me. The main character, Juliette has a unique ability: her touch is lethal. That also appeals to me since it allows for various types of plot and character conflicts. Mafi’s writing style is different for me, the crossed out sentences and words throughout the book keeps the pace and story interesting. Also, the way in which Mafi describes certain situations (such as rain falling) is very beautiful to read.
I like Adam’s character so far, he seems like the love interest for Juliette, although I could be wrong about that. Warner’s character makes me want to punch a wall and I am not a huge fan of him, although, his sarcasm is entertaining nonetheless.
Also, the reader knows that Juliette knows Adam from school somehow, but he doesn’t remember her, or, isn’t saying that he does. I think this aspect of the plot os very interesting.
What is bothering me so far?
I am 100 pages into this novel, and I feel like I know nothing about the world. All I know for sure is that the Reestablishment has taken over and the world was going to hell anyways based on what the main character has relayed to us. I feel like I have so many questions about why the world is the way that is it, and I don’t like that that key piece of information hasn’t been conveyed to the reader. Maybe for a good reason? I don’t know. So far, the world building is weak for me.
Also, the reader has no idea why Juliette has the ability that she does. I find this mysterious and intriguing, yet, I want to know so the story can make more sense to me. I’m guessing she was born with the ability, but, how and why?
I want to know why Warner was able to break Juliette out of the insane asylum. Is he part of the Reestablishment?
Overall, I don’t like how I have so many questions. Usually, I find this as a good thing, however, I feel like I am reading blind and it’s getting to me that this world hasn’t fully been established to me.
Until next time,
I literally don’t know if I am capable of writing a review of this book right now. I finished ACOMAF yesterday, and oh my god…I have no words for what I am feeling. All I know for sure is this was a 5 star read for me, and that is pretty rare for me.
If you guys would like to see my review of this book, comment and let me know!