Ahh this was so good! So much better than the first book for sure. I'm still team Celaena though I will admit I like Dorian more than Chaol4.5 stars!
Ahh this was so good! So much better than the first book for sure. I'm still team Celaena though I will admit I like Dorian more than Chaol but I still don't feel like either them are right for her and vise versa.There's just something about Dorian that makes me want to hug him. Much like my suspicions from book one, Sarah J. Maas has a lot in store for him and I just know he's going to grow into something spectacular. And I love how he didn't act like a douche to Celaena and continued to be a friend to her and be kind even though he knew they would never be anything more than that. So much happens in this book, not once was I bored of felt like the plot was slow.
I shed some tears, I screamed at my kindle in frustration but I also felt my heart tug a bit at moments which I wasn't expecting at all. Celaena is still a bit too much at times but she's really growing on me and I actually really liked the ruthless Celaena in the second half much better than the cocky assassin who talked smack in the first book and the beginning of this book.
I feel pretty invested in this series and these characters (mostly Celaena and Dorian if I'm being completely honest) and I can't wait to continue reading these in my spare time!...more
Up until the last 35% (or so) of the book, this was a 5 star read for me. I just felt the plot twist was a bit unnecessary and I don't really like howUp until the last 35% (or so) of the book, this was a 5 star read for me. I just felt the plot twist was a bit unnecessary and I don't really like how the ending is very open-ended in terms of his success in the future. I do like the author's note at the end, and it did give me a little hope for Kes and Aimee but still, would've preferred it if I didn't have to feel like I didn't know what their future would be like.
Nice surprise was realizing that Zef was THE Zef from her book, "Dangerous to Know and Love" which was one of my favorite books. I was literally so surprised I never made the connection until the two books (and their characters) kind of collided together in a fun scene. My face expression and reaction was priceless and I think I said "Oh my God" like fifteen times until I calmed down enough to keep reading.
I really liked Zef and Mirelle together but that was also left very much in the air and it looks like the author has no plans on writing either of them a story so that's a bummer. Of course Tucker is getting a story but he's probably the one character I wasn't interested in knowing about (LOL my luck). If anything I'll read his book only because I really want to get a more satisfactory ending for Kes and Aimee. ...more
Such a fun book with information on all the characters in all the different series! I especially love the drawings and the little notes about their liSuch a fun book with information on all the characters in all the different series! I especially love the drawings and the little notes about their lives now :)...more
Color me impressed. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but all the rave on Tumblr (and lets face it, the beautiful edits) had me intrigued en
Color me impressed. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but all the rave on Tumblr (and lets face it, the beautiful edits) had me intrigued enough to buy the first book and give it a try. I'm really glad that I did!
Now I wouldn't say this is the most amazing book in the world because it definitely has some flaws but the writing is really good, and addictive and even if my brain was sometimes thinking, "hmm ???" a bigger part of me just couldn't care enough to stop reading.
I found Ruby semi-annoying but at the same time I think the author did a great job with staying true to her experiences and realistically, how she would react to being taken at 10 years old. Ruby grew on me (though I still find some of her choices eye-rolling worthy) but I loved Liam from the get go. He's such a sweet guy and I love how selfless he is. Chubbs was also a really great character and I love how smart and protective he is of his friend. While I found the romance cute, I don't really feel like it was developed enough and it kind of left me feeling underwhelmed. But then again the first book only spans a few months and there's a lot happening so hopefully it'll develop more in the other two books.
I love the sci-fi element a lot and I thought it was one of the most interesting parts of the book. All in all, this was a great book and I'm off to continue onto book two. ...more
I have so many feels for this book! I love how perfectly imperfect the characters are, especially Francesca. I struggled with her personalit4.5 stars!
I have so many feels for this book! I love how perfectly imperfect the characters are, especially Francesca. I struggled with her personality at times and the way she'd react to things but at the same time I completely understand why she is the way she is.
I can't believe I've never read a Melina Marchetta book before! Stupid me haha.
Tara is probably my favorite character in the book, besides Mia of course. But to be honest, I love all the characters so much I'm already feeling kind of down at the thought of them not being real. ...more
For some reason I completely forgot about the Historical Romance genre and haven't picked up one in probably 5 years. This book was so good I've now dFor some reason I completely forgot about the Historical Romance genre and haven't picked up one in probably 5 years. This book was so good I've now decided I need more HR in my life,asap! The only negative and the reason for a four star instead of five is because the heroine, Jennifer was seriously pissing me off, especially in the last half of the book. I was ready to throw my kindle in frustration until she finally stopped acting like a idiot. Besides her moments of idiocy, I really loved her character and I especially loved Royce. I wish Arik could have gotten his own book because he was all quiet and brooding and I'd love to see him get a HEA.
Yay for HR! I'm off to read the second book!
On a side note, why aren't these books available as ebooks?!...more
I definitely liked it and will be continuing onward but the first 100 pages or so were so hard to get through, not to mention Celaena really3.5 stars!
I definitely liked it and will be continuing onward but the first 100 pages or so were so hard to get through, not to mention Celaena really irked me at times and seriously left me contemplating DNF'ing this. Things did get better and Celaena has grown on me a bit, though I don't think she's as much of a bad ass she she thinks she is.
The "love triangle' didn't really bother me, mainly because I don't really care one way or another about either of the interest. They are both interesting characters on their own but I don't really feel like their romantic feelings for Celaena are strong and I know for sure Celaena doesn't have real feeling for at least one of them. It'll be interesting to see how things pan out but for now I'm not declaring a team.
Dorian is really sweet but I forsee some serious character development happening in the upcoming books. There's no way he's going to be staying that sweet and innocent, not with a crazy father like he has. Dorian has everything I love in a hero but so far I really don't think Celaena is the girl for him.
Chaol is great, and I really like him. I'm interested to see where his character goes in the future books because I think Maas has more in store for him than to be waiting around in a castle and protecting Dorian and secretly fawning over Celaena. Do I see him and Celaena being together? Potentially. But do I think it'll last and what they have is a "forever-kind-of-love"? At this point in time, no. But then again, only time will tell.
Celaena is definitely a character that had to grow on me. At first, her arrogance and "I'm better than everyone/bow to me" attitude seriously pissed me off. And it wasn't until we finally get to see her vulnerable and admitting (even if it is only to herself) that there are things she doesn't know, that she isn't as amazing as she thinks she is, that I really started connecting to her. I have a feeling Celaena will be a character I will grow to love the deeper I get into this series. I definitely want to love her because she has the potential to grow into such an amazing woman.
It's taken me forever to start this series and it was only after reading Sarah J. Maas's ACOTAR series and being seriously impressed that gave me the push and I'm glad I did. So far, ACOTAR is my favorite series from her but I still have four more books to get through and Celaena still has 4 more books to impress me.
*Oh and as a side note, why are these covers so ugly? Like honestly, am I the only one who loved the original cover? I remember when this book first came out the cover is what drew me at first to it. And then when they changed it I was like "Ew why is this ugly book on my wishlist?" LOL! I feel like all the covers are pretty ugly (Book 3 & 4 aren't that bad) and it's probably one of the main reasons this series never attracted my interest for very long (sorry not sorry)....more
Wow! Seriously...wow! I'm speechless (in a good way)
I finally decided to dive into this book after months of holding off and I'm glad I did.4.5 stars!
Wow! Seriously...wow! I'm speechless (in a good way)
I finally decided to dive into this book after months of holding off and I'm glad I did. This was SO GOOD. I was so worried over a possible love triangle that I'll admit I read some spoilers for book two before picking this one up but I'm glad I did because I was able to see all the little clues in this book about who is the man for Feyre as well as the puzzle pieces that are set up for future books.
I have a feeling I'll be going on a Sarah J. Maas book binge after I get some much needed sleep because I think I may be addicted!...more