A Court Of Wings And Ruin By Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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“What we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength.”

Hello, my bookish friends. I hope you’re doing amazing. I should’ve written this review book weeks ago, but I couldn’t, because I’ve been babysitting my nephews a lot lately, and by the end of the day I’m just so exhausted. How do parents stay sane! Anyways, today I’m going to review ACOWAR finally! I still don’t know how to feel about it, let’s just say that I have a love\hate relationship with this book. Without further ado, Let’s review this book!

After the damage that has been done in Velaris by Tamlin, a dangerous war is coming sooner than ever to Prythian. High Lady of the Night Court, Feyre returns to the Spring Court again as a spy for Rhysand, to expose Tamiln’s plans and use them against him, and to avenge her sisters. However, in the process of plotting against Tamiln, Feyre has to choose the right allies to help them win the war against Hybern.

Don’t you just hate it when you have high expectations for a book you’ve been waiting so long to read, then it ends up disappointing you? I have no problem with books that have almost 700 pages or even more. As long as the plot is engaging and not repetitive, I’m totally okay with that. This book surely didn’t need to be that long, because I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again, especially the chapters in the beginning of the book, but the last chapters were definitely better. Don’t get me wrong, I’m obsessed with Sarah’s writing style, and I love how dramatic and twisted it is. But I don’t get why this book is so long?! It actually made me go through a terrible reading slump, and I hated that so much. Because this series is my favorite one that I have ever read so far, and I felt so upset over the fact that It didn’t live up to my expectations. What a bummer! Also, is it just me or this book feels like it’s just about Rhysand and Feyre making out? It was unnecessarily too much! Especially when they were making out in the library, which is by the way a safe place for priestesses who were sexually harmed!! Are you serious! Of all the places they could’ve chosen, A LIBRARY!! I just can’t even! Can we talk about how manipulative and sneaky Ianthe is? I knew she was trouble the moment she appeared in ACOMAF. Something was suspiciously off about her, but I’m glad about what Feyre has done to her, good riddance. I’m not going to to talk about Tamlin, because he’s totally not worth it, and I’m so happy that Lucian left him. One thing that really bothered me is that the book focused more on the new characters instead of the old ones, like Azriel, I still want to know more about him. Now, let’s talk about what I liked in the book. I really liked knowing more about Lucian’s mother and what his cruel father did to him. But, I was really shocked when I knew his real father, and I’m surprised Feyre didn’t tell him anything. Let’s just hope Feyre doesn’t make any stupid decision in the next book, because I think Lucian would feel upset if she doesn’t tell him the truth. I also like Nesta, because she’s her own person, and she doesn’t let anyone stop her if she sets her mind on doing something. When it comes to Mor, I hope we will learn more about her in the next book. To wrap up my review, there are so many moments that I liked in the book, but I’m not going to talk about them, because I don’t want to spoil anything more. Please don’t hate me for pointing out what I didn’t like in this book, because as I said, I love and hate this book at the same time and I’m definitely going to read the next books in the series. I hope you enjoyed my review, and hope you have a wonderful day.

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A Court Of Mist And Fury By Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

After surviving the cruel events under the mountain, Feyre tries to adjust to being a High Fae in the spring court. But, she goes through a hard time accepting the fact that she has killed innocent people there. Because of that, her mental and physical health is getting worse day after day. Her passion for painting is gone, and she doesn’t stand the idea of holding a paint brush anymore. And Tamlin is making the situation worse for her. He doesn’t allow her to leave the manor at all, unless he’s with her. She feels suffocated and trapped inside this huge manor. However, Feyre’s powers might save people’s lives from all the evil that’s coming, if she chooses to use them for the greater good.

This book literally kept me on the edge of my seat. It made me feel so many different feelings at once. Even though it is long, I feel like it’s fast paced, because so much is going on in it. The character development is my favorite thing in this book, especially Feyre’s. I like how she’s become aware of herself, and worth. And how she’s started taking charge of everything, without letting anyone underestimate her. I also loved getting to know the other side of Rhysand’s personality and his feelings toward Feyre. Also, can we talk about how selfish and possessive Tamlin is?! He made me feel so irritated to the point where I just wanted him to be dead. Anyways, the end was such a cliffhanger and I honestly can’t wait to see what Feyre is going to do next in A Court Of Wings And Ruin.

A Court Of Thorns And Roses By Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”

Hello, my bookish friends. A while ago I talked about ACOTAR in my Instagram account, then I remembered that I haven’t reviewed it in my blog, so i thought of doing that today. Because, I finished reading the entire series and I want to review each book, so it’s easier for you guys to read them in the right order and not get confused. Without further ado, let’s review this book!

This book follows the story of a huntress named Feyre. When her mother died, she’s become responsible for taking care of her two sisters. One day, she goes into the forest and kill a wolf without hesitation. She doesn’t know that there are consequences for her actions, until something terrifying happens. A beast shows up at her cottage, because of the wolf she killed. However, the beast offers her two choices to pay her debt. He either kills her outside the cottage, or she goes with him to Prythian, and spend the rest of her life there. Despite how tormented she feels, she decides to go with him and leave her family behind.

Two of my favorite things are combined in this book. Fantasy, and fairy tale retellings. I’m so obsessed with this book and its intricate magical world. I knew I was going to love it from the first page. This book is a retelling of The Beauty And The Beast with a twist. Even though the plot was confusing at times, the map helped a lot. I love how courageous, and mature Feyre is in this book. She is so strong despite how dangerous things outside her cottage. I was so thrilled when she fell in love with with Tamlin! Who couldn’t fall in love with him?! I also like how each character has a back story, because it made the plot more interesting. The final pages of the book made me feel so intense! But thankfully things turned out in a good way in the end. Such a page turner book, and I really regret not reading this book before.

The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde | Short Book Review

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“I learned to recognize the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both.”

Hello, my bookish friends. I hope you’re doing great. A couple of months ago I went to a local book fair, and I bought two books. Today I’m going to talk about one of them, which is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I bought this book, because the story was mentioned in one of Once Upon A Time episodes, which is my favorite show by the way, and ever since then I wanted to read the book so bad. I read the book in one sitting because it was really short,  and I was too engrossed in the story and the characters to put it down. I don’t read classics that much, but this one definitely makes me want to read more in the future. Without further ado, let’s review this book!

The story is about Dr. Jekyll who is a well respected man with a good reputation. Later on, Dr. Jekyll creates a potion that transforms him into the evil version of himself, Mr. Hyde. However, Mr. Hyde has done terrible things, and while Dr. Jekyll tries to protect him, and covers up his awful doings, A lawyer named Mr. Utterson gets suspicious and starts investigating the whole thing.

To be honest, I thought this book was going to be spooky, but it wasn’t at all. It was such an intriguing read with a little bit of creepiness. I loved the attention to the little details, because I felt like I was there. I think the only character that I like is Mr. Utterson because he was so loyal to his friends. And when it comes to Dr. Jekyll, he pretends to be a good well mannered man in front of people, but the truth is that his desire to liberate his evil side grows more and more each day. And when he transforms into Mr. Hyde, he acts savagely without thinking about the consequences of his cruel actions. While, Dr. Jekyll was trying to balance out his two sides, the bad side outweighed the good side, which made his life more complicated. To wrap up my review,  this book explores so many important topics, but it’s mainly about the good and bad in human nature, and how we have to live with these qualities in a balanced way. If you’re looking for a short and interesting classic book, then you’re gonna like this one.

The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas | Book Review

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“That’s the problem. We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

Hello, my bookish friends. I hope you’re doing great. So, I’m a little bit behind my  reading plan, because I’ve been binge watching Riverdale and The Fosters like there’s no tomorrow. And now I feel really guilty about not reading much last week. But that’s okay, because I’m definitely going to start A Court Of Wings And Ruin tonight. Anyways, today I’m going to talk about The Hate U Give. This book is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and it’s such a powerful, honest, and educational book about what is going on in the world right now. It really made me see things from a different perspective. It also deals with important issues, but mainly about  racism towards black people, and how it affects their lives. Without further ado, let’s review this book!

This book follows the story of a black girl named Starr Carter. She lives with her family in a dangerous neighborhood, therefore, she goes to school in a different town, where everything is safe there. One night, she goes with her friends to a party and she sees her best friend, Khalil. While they’re catching up, they hear a gunshot, so they leave the party together. Khalil decides to drive Starr to her house, because it’s safer for her than to go back by herself. While Khalil is driving the car and talking with Starr,  a cop tells him to stop. The cop asks for Khalil’s ID , so Khalil gives it to him. Even though Khalil has nothing dangerous in the car, the cop tells him and Starr to get out of the car, so he can search it. When Khalil asks Starr if she’s okay, the cop pulls out his gun and kills him. After that, the murder of Khalil makes everyone mad for killing him, and the people in his neighborhood start protesting in the streets asking for justice. Starr is the only one who has witnessed the murder of Khalil. However,  she is now torn between being quiet or telling the truth about what happened.

When you finish a book, and you feel like standing up and clapping for how powerful the story is. Yeah, this book definitely made me feel this way. The writing style is simple, but the plot is truthful and reflective of what black people go through these days. It’s also inspiring to use our own voice to speak up and never give up fighting for what we believe is worth it. It also talks about police brutality, which is sadly happening a lot these days. The way Starr was describing the scene of Khalil’s death broke my heart into little pieces. It’s really disheartening that we live in a world where some people think it’s totally acceptable to fear and murder someone, because their skin color is different. Now let’s talk about the characters. Starr is the main character in the book. She is like living in two different worlds. Her dangerous neighborhood, and in the fancy town where her school is. Her friends, and boyfriend live in the suburbs, and they don’t come often to her town, because their parents won’t allow them. I also like her character development, because you can tell how she starts to notice what is right and what is wrong. And how she realizes that if she doesn’t speak up and defend Khalil, then no one will. I also admire the fact of how supportive her parents are. Despite how annoying her brother Seven is, he cares for her and tries to protect her all the time. I think my favorite thing in this book is how close Starr’s family is. To wrap up my review, I really enjoyed reading this book, and it’s such an insightful and relevant read with a real portrayal of racism. Highly recommended.