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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Heir of Fire Review | VERY SPOILERY


Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Format Reviewed: eARC via NetGalley
Published by Bloomsbury
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Genre: YA High Fantasy 
Pages: 565
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
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Goodreads Summary:
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. 

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?


received this book on NetGalley as an eARC in exchange for a review but it will not affect my overall thoughts

I loved this book! Honestly Maas is so talented in the way she introduces new characters and world building. One thing I really enjoyed about this book was the fact that it wasn't focused on Teen Angst like romances but actually of the coming of age of Celaena. Sure she's selfish but she starts to grow a new skin. Although I do quite enjoy the romance and angst between Celaena and Chaol I really enjoyed the introduction of Rowan. 
In the beginning he came off as a snob but after you start to learn his story and your like I SHIP THEM!! yea I know... I'm team Chaol but I love them together. I really hated Rowan at the start but he turned out to be one of my favourite characters.
I seriously dont even know how Sarah J. Maas does it! 
In Heir of Fire there were a lot more POV's than in the two previous books.

The Only down side I had was the Manon chapters. Every time I got onto those chapters I would get so bored and put the book down for a rest. They were kinda boring. Surprisingly it got better so it was much more enjoyable

The books just keep getting better and better and I cannot wait for the next one to come out. I wonder what it will be called....?


Monday, August 25, 2014

BOUT OF BOOKS WRAP UP

Okay this was my first readathon and I only completed one book :( so sad

  • Isla and the Happily Ever After
  • 100 pages left of Heir of Fire
  • *some pages* read of If I Stay
meh whatever haha sorry!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOUT OF BOOKS DAY 6 | UPDATE

So I would say its taking me like a week to read Heir of Fire and I would say that yesterday it was kinda a productive day with the readathon but that would be a lie
  • Its like the second last day and I've only read:
  • 100 pages of Heir of Fire
  • AND AN IMAGINARY BOOK IN MY DREAMS

OKAY? OKAY!

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOUT OF BOOKS DAY 5 | UPDATE

Okay once again I am a huge disappointment. I read :

  • 50 pages of Heir of Fire
  • 5 pages of If I Stay
I know I'm great
How are you guys going so far?

BOUT OF BOOKS DAY 4 | UPDATE

Hello. ahhh yea another unsuccessful and embarrassing update for the read-a-thon but I have so many assignments to work on :

  • English Essay 
  • PD Essay
  • Business Studies Essay
  • IST programming game Assignment
  • Science Assignment
Yea basically most subjects I'm gonna die


But I have read:
  • 20 more pages of If I stay
  • and 26 pages of Heir of Fire
Yea bleugh

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Life Next Door Review | Spoiler Free

So I finished this book about a week ago and I'm back for another Review
I liked this book and it was great. Throughout basically the whole book I wanted so badly to punch Clay in the effing face. AHHH I was sure the book would end before we found about Clay's stupid face. I hated him so much. But because this is spoiler free I'm not going to go into detail.

So I knew this book was a summery contemporary and being in winter at the moment, its totally fitting right now. Besides being a cutesy summery book I knew nothing else. But I picked it up anyways. 

Sometimes the plot was very predictable, but I still highly enjoyed this book. Was it like FABULOUS TO THE POINT WHERE I WOULD DIE? No but It was still good. 

Do you ever get that feeling when you read a book and you realise you have to write areview but you dont feel like writing a review because it wasnt a Fabulous book? Well I'm feeling it right now.

Goodreads:


"One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase's family embraces Samantha - even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha's world. She's suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.



Yea I honestly dont feel like writing more so I'm not


Tardis 




Summary:
  • it was great
  • give it a go
  • loved Tim Marson
  • yea
DFTBA 

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Isla and the Happily Ever After Review | Spoiler Free

Whoo! I finished Isla and the Happily Ever After 2 days ago and it was AMAZING! It was truly great. You may or may not know that I am in love with Stephanie Perkins' books. All of her books have such a great happy and cutesy feeling that will instantly make you smile when you read them. Isla is the 3rd and final installment in the Anna and the French Kiss series. All three books are loosely tied together as characters from the previous/upcoming books are mentioned in each book

When Isla was first released I was so excited to head down to Dymocks and buy it. Little did I know that my dreams were going to be crushed :(

Harper Collins and Penguin weren't publishing the book until September being the closest date. So being the impatient me I decided to get it on eBook. (aka not such a great idea) Ebooks tend for me to get through it in longer time period. Per say I read Anna and Lola together in 3 days. Isla took me a week. So yea eBooks are much slower.

When I first started the book I was already high on book drugs! I was so excited to read this happy book! But I will have to say it was less happy than the other 2 books, sadly.

Isla was a fantastic read but I felt that it had less happy cutesy moments and more of the sexual/I really want to have sex moments. Its definitely the most 'sexual' out of the whole three. But that's not saying I didn't enjoy the book!

Okay lets get down to business (to defeat the Huns. Did they send me daughters....)

I really enjoyed Isla and Josh's connection and I thought it was fabulous and I really cant put into word how great it was. Besides the sexual moments I really liked the book. Its probably my least favourite out of the 3 but only by a tiny margin so no biggie! I really enjoyed the moments when they talked about the charcters in the previous books and I literally died.

Goodreads summary:

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and √Čtienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new



Overall a great book! Epesially towards the end! AHHH squeal moment! I was sitting in the car and just smiling no stop like a creeper.

The cover is beautiful but kind a misleading as they swithc between Paris and Manhattan. Not just Manhattan. For Eg

  • Anna - whole book in Paris
  • Lola - whole book in San Francisco
  • Isla - Whole book in Paris, New York and Spain
So yea a little misleading I guess.

Tardis' Rating
5/5 Tardis'
Summary: 
  •  FABULOUS
  • MUST READ
  • AMAZING
  • CUTESY
  • AHHHH
  • *SQUEAL*
  • SMILING LIKE A CREEPER 


Not enough to convince you? Idk what can

Also these books are great when your in a mourning period aka fav character just died


Yea hope you check it out


DFTBA
Bye!



Ps. OMG i just realised there have been some books that i have read and enjoyed yet i havent reviewed them! what?! aka Eleanor and Park ahh this is stressing me out crap haha bye




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