Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Maybe one day I’ll learn to not read books that will cause me this much emotional pain.

Five hundred years ago, war raged across the land between humans and faeries. A Treaty was signed which would ensure that humans and faeries would forever be separated by a wall lest they ever try to battle each other again. Feyre, a young human girl who hunts game for her family’s survival, kills a faerie in the form of a wolf and is later met by another beast. He offers her a choice: either he will kill her for taking the life of his friend or come with him and spend the rest of her life in Prythian, the faerie realm. When she arrivesΒ atΒ the Spring Court she enters a world where she is hunted by faeries and protected by the High Lord of Spring. She must face down a powerful Fae queen and conquer her own fears as well. Continue reading “Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses.”

Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

I cannot even begin to explain how awesome this book is. BUT I’m going to do my best because you guys seriously need to know.

Cinder is a cyborg and she has no memory of her life before her surgery. In the Eastern Commonwealth, cyborgs are treated as the properly of their guardians regardless of their human sentience and Cinder is no different. When the gorgeous and kind Prince Kaito, only son of the fatally ill Emperor Rikan, shows up at her market booth with a broken android he says needs to be repaired immediately because of the information it contains, her world is turned upside down. She is thrust into a world of politics and secrecy, forced to keep what she is hidden even when she feels as if it has been hidden from herself. Continue reading “Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)”

Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest.

I cannot even begin to explain just how much I loved this book. My friends have been nagging me for ages to read it and now that I finally have I regret waiting so long.

The people of Fairfold are used to strange things happening. They all know about the faeries that live in the woods surrounding their town, but none of them really know their true nature. To make a deal with the faeries is to open yourself up to be deceived, but their bargains always seem fair and innocent. Hazel Grace made one such bargain, hoping that it would allow her and her brother, Ben, to keep on hunting faeries, to finally slay the monster at the heart of the forest. Now she realises that she has been fulfilling her side of the bargain without knowing it and she must understand herself in order to save her friends and her town. Continue reading “Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest.”

June Book Haul

This is so overdue. I’ve bought so many new books over the last couple of weeks, and I think the total cost of all of them is over $250. Yikes.

  1. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
  2. Linger – Maggie Stiefvater
  3. Forever – Maggie Stiefvater
  4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Caroll
  5. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  6. Holding The Man – Timothy Conigrave
  7. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
  8. A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas
  9. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  10. The Outsiders – S E Hinton
  11. The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
  12. The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater
  13. Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater
  14. The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater
  15. Akarnae – Lynnet Noni
  16. The Spiderwick Chronicles – Holly Black
  17. The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black
  18. The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. Grimm’s Fairy Tales – The Brothers Grimm
  20. Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Rick Riordan

Fun story about my box set of Percy Jackson and the Olympians:

I ordered them online and I was so excited because they were the first thing out of the order to arrive so, like a little kid on Christmas Day, I ran inside and ripped open the box and marvelled at how awesome it was. Then, looking closer a I realised that the picture that all the spines made when you put them next to each other didn’t all match up properly. It took me a while to figure it out but somehow inside a box set sealed in plastic, there had ended up being two copies of The Battle of the Labyrinth, instead of one copy of The Battle of the Labyrinth and one copy of The Last Olympian. So obviously I sent the company a message and rather than pay for postage to send the faulty one back, they are just going to send me a whole new one. What on earth am I going to do with two box sets of Percy Jackson?

Anywho, hope this was a fun little post for you guys and a little respite from book reviews. I’m on holidays at the moment so all I’ve been doing is reading and writing and curling up in bed with a cup of tea to watch Marvel marathons.

 


 

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