I’ve been very disappointed with the books I’ve been reading lately, mainly because my expectations got too high and then the books just fell short. I had high expectations with Winterson but I tried not to get my hopes up, but man this book was AMAZING!! This book is such a beautiful read and very transportive. This book felt incredibly unique and was very dark and eerie, which I loved. 4/5 stars!
Guardian demons, an isolated little girl with dangerous powers and conscious stardust– find all this and more in K.T. Munson’s newest novella “The Gate Guardian’s Daughter” prequel to “The Sixth Gate” trilogy!
I’m working on my one sentence reviews, but for real, how can I condense everything in The Gate Guardian’s Daughter into a single sentence?! This prequel perfectly sets the stage without throwing up information on the reader and introduces the characters just enough while still leaving you wanting more. 4/5 stars!!
The lovely Lynn Singer allowed me to access the online Breaking into Brilliance experience for free in exchange for an honest review! Thanks so much Lynn 🙂
Breaking into Brilliance is an interactive and multi-sensorial online book experience that focuses on the self and releasing the creative consciousness. Narrated by the author and accompanied by her animated art, Breaking into Brilliance leads the reader through their creative journey– allowing them to journal and upload images to the platform as well. The book documents Lynn’s journey and helps aide others in theirs.
This is my first Sarah J Maas book that I’ve given less than 5 stars to and honestly I am just completely devastated right now. I tried to drag ACOWAR out as long as I could– I didn’t start it for weeks after it came out, I avoided spoilers as much as humanly possible and I didn’t read a single early released quote. I was so freaking excited for this book to come out. I have no words to describe the emotions and heartache I felt after A Court of Mist and Fury, and I had waited over a year for A Court of Wings and Ruin. I didn’t want to start it because I didn’t want my favorite book series of all time to end. I was scared for the characters I had grown to love, scared to face a world where I wouldn’t have another Prynthian adventure to look forward to year after year. The one thing I wasn’t scared of was being disappointed.
But I was. I was horribly, immensely disappointed.
“I will say this once– and a only once. You can be a pawn, be someone’s reward, and spend the rest of your immortal life bowing and scraping and pretending you’re less than him, than Ianthe, than any of us… Or, you’ve got another choice. You can master whatever powers we gave to you, and make it count. You can play a role in this war. Because war is coming one way or another, and do not try to delude yourself that any of the Fae will give a shit about your family across the wall when our whole territory is likely to be come a charnel house.”
“The ghosts will stay. Just like your numbers. Just like my scars. Just like our pain. But you don’t have to be afraid of them… Remember and be rendered.”
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
Honestly, the thought of writing this review was really daunting. A Court of Thorns and Roses is one of my favorite books of all time, and the ACOTAR series is my favorite series of all time aside from Harry Potter. This book inspired me in all ways, especially in regards to my own book. I read Sarah J. Maas’ books when I was going through a hard time in high school and was suffering from anxiety and depression. I even took ACOTAR with me to my college orientation to calm the anxiety I was feeling. Basically I owe these books and this gorgeous author a whole lot and I wanted to write a review that truly did it justice.
Spoilers below 🙂
*Ashland Creek Press sent me these books in exchange for review but that in no way influences my opinions on the novels!*
* My lovely friend and author K.T. Munson gave me a free copy of this book to review but that in no way influences my opinions on the novel!*
“Remember… It’s only a game.” This book was the @booktasticbeasts February book of the month and I loved it!
Definitely had a few issues, but I ended up really enjoying it and it exceeded my expectations.