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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Discussion: Tacking the dreaded TBR. Which method are YOU?

It's amazing the dread that you feel when you hear:


Yep, the TBR is a dastardly wicked acronym for all those books that we need to read. 
So, my question today is how do you organize your TBR?

There are literally so many ways that you can organize it, it's not funny.
Here are some of the few ways that you can tackle your TBR:

Sticky Notes are the Bomb
Here is how I'm currently doing my TBR, and so far it's a really good system for me.
Basically, because I've got so many review copies that I need to read, I've sorted them by using three different sticky notes with release dates on them. 
Sticky notes marked Urgent will be uncorrected proofs of novels. These will be read first in order of release date.
Sticky notes marked Can't Wait will be review copies from 2015. Also read in order of release date.
Sticky notes marked as Read are old review copies from 2014 that I didn't get to. Again, sorted as per it's release date.
Then, the review copies that come in that I absolutely cannot wait to read, I'll push them in front of the cue and read them as soon as I'm finished with my currently reading. Also, books to review for blog tours are pushed ahead as well depending on blog tour date.
I'll usually go through my unsolicited and check out the blurb and reviews to see if this book is something I should put in my TBR or just put it on my shelf as a someday read.

First Come, First Serve
I used to go with this system, but it just got too out of hand, especially with the uncorrected proofs and how many books I would get as well. I wouldn't be reading any current books, they would all be months old.
But this system would work really well with people that don't have a lot on their TBR (are there even these kinds of people out there?)

The Good-Reader
Goodreads is such a handy tool. I love how it's social media for books, and it is great for finding more books to add to your TBR (yep, this always happens).
I've never used Goodreads as a way of keeping my TBR in check before, but you can add or remove books, change their order and even see how many books are even on your TBR.

Release Date Guru
Thanks for sharing your TBR system, Chiara!
This kind of like what I do in the first one, but it's strictly books by release date.
No matter what kind of book comes in, it's sorted by release date! 

I Do What I Want
Loving your style, Jaz! Buy all the beautiful HARDBACKS!
Exactly what the title says! Just picking any random book off your shelf or on your Goodreads shelf and just going for it! Reading new books, reading books you've already read before, just whatever you feel like!

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo
Thanks, Kristy, for letting me in on your TBR secrets.
First priority are books that have been requested from publishers
Then after that it comes down to:
~ Purchased books
~ Fave authors
~ 'I'm going to die if I don't read this' from reading blurb, recommendation, or general book hype
~ Books that continue a series to finish said series
Standalone
~ Series Binge! (love doing these)
Then after all this, it's the unsolicited copies, unless they really appeal.
Oh, and Kristy favors Physical over eBooks (like ME!)

Mix 'n' Match
Thanks, Kelly, for letting me steal your secrets
First priority are review copies from publishers.
After that, it finishing series finales, then it's free for all!

TBR Jar of Possibilities
This is another of Kelly's TBR methods!
Writing on pieces of paper the name of the books on your TBR, putting them all in a jar, then picking one out at random. Sounds like a fun TBR way, hopefully I get to try this one day.

Stop! Let Me Take a Shelfie :)
Thanks, Faith for letting me in on your TBR!
Basically review copies (physical first then e-copies), then anything from the shelves (of either home or the library). It's that simple.


The Great Debate
Physical over eBooks, or eBooks over Physical copies? This is probably the most commonly asked question among us bibliophiles.
What do you read first? Physical copies, or eBook copies? Is it a mix or are strictly physical or ebook?
Current record:
Me: Physical
Kristy: Physical
Kelly: On the Fence. Loves both equally
Faith: Physical
Jaz: Physical (Hates eBooks with a passion)
Chiara: Physical

What is your TBR like? Do you use a different system?

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Stacking the Shelves (45)


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
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 The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su & Kate Rorick
After absolutely loving the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on youtube, I knew that I had to have this book, and then what do you know, I walk into Target and find this for $3. I kid you not, this was only $3! Obviously, I had to buy it :) Oh, and if you're wondering, that is a Pride and Prejudice poster of the entire book. Yep, I've even read my fave parts off it.


Shiver, Linger & Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1, 2 & 3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Wow, and to think I never owned a Maggie book since last week! Now I've got 3 and they're all gorgeous hardbacks.
This was another fantastic find after going into QBD and seeing the boxed set for only $25! Yeah, you probably knew how I would have reacted to that....




Every Breath & Every Word (Every trilogy #1 & 2) by Ellie Marney
These two books are the reason I went out buying books. Mind you, I was only supposed to by just these two so I could read them for the Aussie Blog Tour, but then I couldn't help myself when I found all the other cheap books! 
Back onto these two, I've already read them (yep, they were that good), and I cannot wait to share my thoughts with you all on these two on the 2nd March. I'm just going to get back to Every Move now...




Thank you Sophie!
Exiled (The Talented Saga #5/Kenley's Story) by Sophie Davis
OMGGG. GUYS, THOSE ARE MY BOOKMARKS! *fans self* 
I've read the first book in this series, Talented, and I absolutely loved it. There are quite a few more books in the series now, so a re-read is in order.
I was so surprised when this came in the mail, I wasn't expecting it at all!! In the package there was Exiled, a whole heap of buttons for the Talented Saga, Sophie Davis and the Blind Barriers series, and my bookmarks professionally printed! Sophie is amazing, and wanted to use my bookmarks as her official ones! How cool is that!! 
I cannot thank you enough, Sophie! You've made my week.



Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Review: Spark by Rachael Craw

Spark (Spark #1)
Behind 464 Pages
Released: 1 July 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Buy Me: Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Death by design.

Evie doesn't have a choice. 

One day she's an ordinary seventeen year old, grieving for her mother. The next, she's a Shield, the result of a decades-old experiment gone wrong, bound by DNA to defend her best friend from an unknown killer. 

The threat could come at home, at school, anywhere. All Evie knows is that it will be a fight to the death. 

And then there's Jamie. Irresistible. Off-limits.


Rachael Craw studied Classical Studies and Drama at the University of Canterbury, but became an English teacher after graduation. Working with teenagers has given her a natural bent towards Young Adult fiction and a desire to present a feisty female protagonist in her writing. Her debut novel, Spark, is the first in a series released with Walker Books Australia from 2014. Rachael was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, and currently lives in Nelson with her husband and three daughters.

Find Rachael:
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Spark has left me reeling. A fantastic and completely unique story with a bad arse female protagonist that is sure to give you that spark.



I LOVED this book!! I honestly don’t know why I’ve left this book unread for so long, it was better than I expected and I was completely hooked from the very first page. The concept is so unique, that, even though I had a little of a tough time understanding everything at first, it all was brought together in a way that was truly something mind-blowing-ly brilliant.

Evie was such an amazing character. I loved being in her “shoes” while she was going through all of these changes. Even though there was a bit of an info-dump with everything that was happening to her, I knew that all that detail was needed, even though I didn’t really understand it all at the time. I probably would have been a little annoyed if some of my questions at the start weren’t answered when they were. So, for me, it was good having it dumped, and then re-learning it all along the way when we needed to. 

I loved Evie and Kitty’s friendship in this book. Even though Evie is her Shield and is supposed to be near her all the time, their friendship was strong and it made the book a lot more enjoyable. They had a genuine bond and it was good for Evie to have someone like Kitty there while everything was happening. They were there for each other throughout it all, even during the bleakest times.

So, it wasn’t insta-love, and it wasn’t a love-triangle. Even though these two could have definitely been possibilities in this book, they were toned down to barely anything and I was over the moon. It wasn’t insta-love because Evie and Jamie had been together when they were younger and have both always liked one another, then it wasn’t a love-triangle because even though Jamie had Helena in Affinity, it was because of what he was trying to achieve whereas he clearly loves Evie and there is really no choice about it for Jamie on an emotional level. I really liked Jamie, he turned out to be a great guy for Evie, no matter everything that he was hiding. Well, let’s face it, everyone in this book was hiding something. 

OK, so I’m going to admit that I kind of guessed the massive shocker at the end of the book. But, I thought it was with the other suspect Richard, and thought that he was the Stray, so it was still a big surprise for me! I was shocked at all the new things that there was to learn about their DNA and all. It was new, it was fresh and it was absolutely mind blowing. It is jammed packed full of action in every corner, and you don’t even feel the pages flying. What is a 400 something book, felt like a 250 something book. 


This is a definite read, and I cannot wait for the sequel.



Stray (Spark #2)
Released: 1 September 2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Walker Books Australia





This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Review: Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1/Study #4)
Behind  407 Pages
Released: 1 March 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN Australia
Pre-Order: Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands — and protect her relationship with Valek.

Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek’s job — and his life — are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret — or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is — while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.

Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous...



Maria V. Snyder changed from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. The classes give her the wonderful opportunity to encourage fellow writers, and to keep improving her craft.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria always had a fascination with big storms. Dreaming of chasing tornados, Maria earned a bachelors of science degree in meteorology at Penn State University. But she discovered, much to her chagrin, that forecasting the weather wasn’t one of her skills. In order to chase tornados you had to predict where they might form. Creating fantasy worlds where she has complete control of the weather was more agreeable to her.

Maria’s research on food-tasting methods with an expert chocolate taster, her husband, turned out to be a delicious bonus while writing Poison Study.
Maria has a brown belt in Isshinryu Karate, and enjoys playing volleyball and the cello. Traveling in general and via cruise ship in particular are her biggest distractions from writing. Maria has traveled to Belize, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal.
Maria lives with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab, Hazelnut, in Pennsylvania where she is at work on more LUNA novels. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University.
Find Maria:
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The newest addition to the Study series is just as compelling as the original trilogy with a massive plot twist and final pages that will have you begging for more.



Reaction before starting: OMGGGG I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED! VALEK! YELENA! Did I forget to mention Valek? VALEK!

Reaction after finishing: HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME!!!! I need THE NEXT ONE NOW!! PLEASE :’( *infinite flails and cries*

Prepare yourselves Study fans, this one will blow everything you knew out of the water. I’m not even joking here, all the surprises that come and the shocks will leave you gasping for air. 

Warning, before you go to read this book; make sure you re-read the Study AND the Glass trilogy’s before you start this new trilogy. I haven’t read the Glass series at all, and that was my own fault so the first half of the book while it was going on explaining everything that was happening and including new (new to me, old to the Glass trilogy) characters that have this history I’ve got no idea about! I was confused and I admit, I wasn’t that into the book when this was happening. I blame myself for not reading the Glass trilogy before I started, but luckily enough, I re-read the Study trilogy last year sometime so it was all still fresh in my mind :D BUT, after getting through the first half the novel definitely did pick up for me, and I enjoyed it a lot more, especially because it was getting right in the thick of things. So. Much. Corruption.

It was good having all three perspectives, Yelena, Valek and Janco in this book. They were all in separate places and had different things going on that would lead them to the same place eventually, learning different things that lead to one big picture that when I found out, I was shocked, yet not that shocked. I wasn’t that shocked just because while in Valek’s perspective, he goes back into his past and remembers how he became an assassin and then how he and the Commander became allies. It was then that Valek gave a little hint (that I, and most probably he, didn’t realize was a hint until the truth was revealed) and it all made sense. BUT NO!! HOW COULD YOU (__insert name here__)!!!! I TRUSTED YOU!

Ok, now I am dying for the next book. I want to see the talk and I want to see Yelena and Valek and their new problem. Wow, that problem that was sprung onto me right on the last page of the book, the very last words! (don’t you dare turn to the back of the book!). Oh, the FEELS! And that one line from Valek before the last page had me swooning (yep, I’m still swooning now from what he said).
Shadow Study is a fantastic continuation to a beloved series, and I cannot contain my excitement for the next book. I’ve got some suspicions, guesses and some hopes.


Poison Study (Study #1)
Released: 2005
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN Australia
Buy Me: Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Choose: A quick death... Or slow poison...

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace -- and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust -- and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.


As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear . . 

Magic Study (Study #2)
Released: 2006
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN Australia
Buy Me: Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
You know your life is bad when you miss your days as a poison taster . . .

With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways -- and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better . . .

Despite the turmoil, she's eager to start her magic training -- especially as she's been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia's throne for a lost prince -- and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians.

If that wasn't bad enough, it appears her brother would love to see her dead. Luckily, Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies . . .


Fire Study (Study #3)
Released: 2008
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN Australia
Buy Me: Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
The apprenticeship is over—now the real test has begun.

When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena's fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before...


Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.


This novel was received for review via Harlequin TEEN Australia. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Stacking the Shelves (44)


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
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Thank you Allen & Unwin Australia, Scholastic Australia and PanMacmillan Australia for sending me these review copies!

Thanks to Allen & Unwin Australia
Every Move (Every trilogy #3) by Ellie Marney
I'm so freaking excited to finally start this trilogy! I've heard so many brilliant things about it, and just to make me even more excited, it's Sherlock-y! I love all things Sherlock, so I'm bound to love this trilogy. 
Be on the look out for the Australian Blog Tour for Every Move. I'll be posting a review of the entire trilogy.

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James

I've only read Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James, and it was a great book, I'm hoping that this book is just as riveting. I'm wondering if all her books are going to be getting the Cooper B cover treatment? Same font and same style cover.




Thanks to PanMacmillan Australia
Before the Fire by Sarah Butler
I've never heard of this book or author before I got this in the post, but I've already started it and it's ok so far. I haven't gotten very far in the book, only a few chapters in, but I'm not sure if I'm liking Stick so far. He's the kind of guy that I really hate, doesn't give a shit, drinks until he passes out, does casual one-nighters (or bathroom sessions), and smokes anything to everything. Hopefully when J shows up, things start to change for him.





Thanks to Scholastic Australia
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
I have heard about this series (well, her books in general) for what feels like forever! I haven't yet read any of her books, but I'm eagerly wanting to get my greedy hands on hardbacks of the first two books in this series, so I can finally get why everyone loves Maggie. Oh, and I can't forget to mention how this is so PRETTEH!







All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter
Another author I've heard only good things about, Ally Carter and her Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series'. I'm curious about this book, not exactly sure what to expect, but I'm hoping it is as good as it looks. Another gorgeous cover!




On the weekend, you might already know that I went traversing all the bookstores in Sydney with Jaz from Fiction in Fiction in Fiction and it was such a fantastic day! We brought books, and looked in bookstores for about 8 hours (and had some amazing food, so yummy).
Here are the books I brought:

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Purchasing this book has quite a little story to it, so, instead of telling it again, you can see my story on Instagram. This hardback is so beautiful in person, and it even looks good naked ;)






Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Melissa Meyer
Look! Can you see the back of my Cress bookmark! They look fabulous together, if I do say so myself. (Psst, you can see my Dreams of Gods & Monsters bookmark in the back as well, it's signed).
I brought this book on a whim, because I had the first two, then I got Fairest in the mail as a review copy last week, so I knew eventually I had to get it. I cannot wait to get started on this series, I've heard mixed things, but fingers crossed it's brilliant.




Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn #1), Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn #2), and After Daybreak (Darkness Before Dawn #3) by J.A. London
I admit, I brought this series based on it's covers. But then Jaz  gave me another reason and told me that she really likes this series! WIN *fist pump*.
Now I need to print out some bookmarks to go with them :D



The reason why Jaz and I decided to meet up in the city was mainly because I won her bloggerversary giveaway! What's better than seeing a friend, saving shipping (we all know this heartache), and fangirling all day long about Sarah J. Maas?

You might have already seen Falling into Place in my previous STS from HarperCollins, and i had a feeling it was from the giveaway, but Jaz confirmed it so I included it in this pic :) She also included a really sweet note on beautiful paper and TBD bookmarks (I swear, TBD bookmarks are like Pokemon, you've gotta catch 'em all)



Wednesday, 11 February 2015

ARC Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass (SPOILER FREE)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
Behind  432 Pages
Released: 1 May 2014
Genre: New Adult, Romance, High Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Australia
Pre-Order: Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Book Depository  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ... 

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.



Throne of Glass was Sarah J. Maas's first full-length novel to be published, though she already had a large online fan base, many of whom discovered this fantasy world in its first incarnation on www.fictionpress.com, written when Sarah was just sixteen. Throne of Glass was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Teen Book of the Year and has sold in thirteen languages. Sarah lives in Southern California, USA.

Find Sarah:
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Sarah J. Maas is legendary, no matter what she writes it all turns to gold. Another intricate and beloved tale turned dark and now aimed at older YA/NA reader. A Court of Thorns and Roses is a story that will leave you up until the dead of night reading.



Are you kidding me? She can do NO wrong! Zilp, ditch, nada. I'm pretty sure if she releases some story that I would despise just from reading the blurb, I would still love it. This book is no exception, and just adds to the Sarah J. Maas book crave list. I am so happy and honoured to call myself one of her 13 :D I would spend absurd amounts on her books and it would all be worth it, I’m even going to be buying the TOG series in hardback as well (eventually). I'm going to try getting through this review without screaming or crying or flailing and swooning (ha! As if that's likely).

First of all, I tweeted my reactions while reading the book on Twitter using #ACOTARreactions. There isn't many, but it is enough to tease whatever sanity you have into needing this book to come out earlier than 1st May. 

From the very beginning, I loved Feyre. She became exactly who she needed to be for her family, even though it was like they didn't give a Shit about what she really does for them. They don't starve. They have food. They have money. They have clothes. Should I continue? I so wouldn't have put up with their attitudes if it was me, but I respected Feyre's silence when it came to them, even when it just got shoved back in her face. Especially after everything that happens, she still always worries about her family, she never stops, and that just made me love her even more.

You know the funny thing, I love retellings because then you don't hear anyone saying that it's too much like this other story, even though it actually is. You can always see its familiarity with the original tale of Beauty and the Beast, but it's so unique in its own right. It's a dark tale, and these faeries are nothing for little kids (see, Kelly! Behold, dark faeries :D) and it’s filled with on heck of a steamy swoony romance that would be suitable for older YA readers, just because some of the content might be too explicit for general YA's suggested age range (technically it's NA).

I loved Tamlin. He is such a swoon worthy character and it would be impossible not to fall in love with him. He was fiercely protective and would sacrifice himself for those he loves and to keep his court safe. Lucien was such a character. I always had a smile on my face when he and Feyre were paying each other out. They had such an open and honestly relationship that it was pure entertainment. He was a good friend, even though he hated her. 

The descriptions of art in this book were something that I loved. I don't usually like books about art, because they talk about all these famous paintings or artists/jargon etc, but this just talked about the colours and what the painting felt like. It made you love it and you could vividly picture every single artwork and you could see how her mind worked when she thought of all the colours and shapes. I felt like crying when she was struggling to read and write. I didn't realize how much we take it for granted until reading this book. It was heartbreaking seeing her trying and trying to read or write a letter to her family. 

What I loved about Feyre (and the book), was that she knew she was human and was practically powerless to the fae, no matter high ranking they were, she knew that she was human. Not to mention, that there were scenes where it showed you just how human she was. She didn’t develop some power out of the blue to make her more powerful or give her an advantage, like other books give you. She was powerless, and only her wits and skills as a huntress kept her alive. This was something I absolutely loved. 

That ending. I couldn’t stop the pages from flying when you get towards the end of the book, it was riveting and you couldn’t tear your eyes away even if you wanted to. I was expecting a massive cliffhanger, but it didn’t have one that was too bad. It just made you crave wanting to see Feyre and Tamlin together and I really want to know about Rhys and that bit at the end before he left!! (Yep, you’re not getting any spoilers from me, as much as I want to shout it out to you all). That’s a minor shadow of a cliffhanger if I ever saw one, and I honestly cannot wait until the next book comes out. As much as I loved reading this now, the second book won’t come out for another YEAR!!! More than one year actually! (Thanks for reminding me, Kristy >_<) And the first book hasn’t even released yet! *Hides in a corner of room until next year comes, only coming out for Queen of Shadows*

You NEED to countdown until 1st May until this book comes out. This is a book that you NEED in your life. I will be the biggest pusher of this book and make everyone read it, it’s that brilliant.

HERE! TAKE THIS AND COUNT DOWN!





This novel was received for review via Bloomsbury Publishing Australia. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.