Reviews

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas // Review


Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★

Release:  1st May 2018

Synopsis: Feyre, Rhys and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated – scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.divider-2461548_1280Review:

The new novella is here, and provides some wonderful insight into the life of our favourite characters after the deadly events of ACOWAR.

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Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Surprised Me!

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! ! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!

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Today’s TTT is focused on books that surprised me in either a good or a bad way, and I can’t wait to talk about them! Let’s go!divider-2461548_1280

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

This book surprised me in the best possible way, I never expected to love it as much as I did! It was so emotional, powerful, and just completely wonderful overall – it was my favourite surprise read of 2017!

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Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! There are SO many books I would love to re-read forever and never get tired of so I can’t wait to share some of them with you – let’s hope I can stop at 10! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!

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What books can I re-read forever? Let’s find out! Here we go:divider-2461548_1280

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Anticipated Releases

Blogmas Day 23: Top 10 Anticipated Releases of 2018!

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of the year! There have been so many amazing books released this year, and I can’t wait to move into the new year!

2018 has so many amazing releases too, so I thought that for Day 23 of Blogmas I’d discuss 10 of my most anticipated ones!

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Throne of Glass #7 by Sarah J. Maas

I need this book NOW! I am not even slightly ready for this series to be over, so I have no idea how I’m going to cope when this series ends!

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Reviews

Blogmas Day 10: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas // Review


Title: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 5th September 2017

Synopsis: Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since Aelin shattered the glass castle, since Chaol’s men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

Now he and Nesryn sail for Antica – the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire and of the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme. It’s Chaol’s one shot at recovery, and with war looming back home, Dorian and Aelin’s survival could depend on Chaol and Nesryn convincing Antica’s rulers to ally with them. But what they discover there will change them both – and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.divider-2461548_1280Review:

Sarah J. Maas is back with another addition to the Throne of Glass family, and it’s the best yet.

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Monthly Wrap Ups

November Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe it’s almost December already?? Where is this year going?? I only have a few months left at university and I’M NOT READY! The years keep getting quicker and quicker, and I’m not okay with it at all!

This month I had one of the best reading months in a while! Not because I read the most amount of books I’ve read or anything, but because the books I did get to were AMAZING! I read so many 5 star books this month, and I can’t wait to talk about them, because I still have SO MANY feelings! Here we go:divider-2461548_1280

ARC Reads:


Title: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Rating: ★

Review: I was sent this by NetGalley, so thank you to NetGalley! However I was actually sadly not a fan! I really didn’t like the writing style, and just felt the characters were a little flat for my taste! But I still have hope I’ll like other books by this author! My review of this book will be live tomorrow!

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Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I thought now was the time to start! This weekly meme was started over at The Broke and the Bookish, so make sure to check out their page!

This weeks TTT post is about the best books that you’ve read this year so far! I have read SO many good books this year, that it might be hard for me to keep it to 10! In no order though, here are my Top 10 Books:

  1. Illuminae (& Gemina) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman 

    Okay so yes I MAY be cheating here by including both the first and second books in the Illuminae Files series as one point…but they’re both so good! I read these at the start of the year and was hooked from the start, they definitely hold the title of favourite books of this year so far! Find my review for Illuminae here, and my Gemina review here!

  2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

    THIS SERIES. This series has become my entire life recently, and yes I know when it says ‘Top 10 books’, there shouldn’t be one point including FOUR books, but hey, sometimes you just got to, okay? This series was amazing from the first book and did nothing but make me fall further and further in love wit it as the series went on. PLEASE can everyone read this series, okay? Cool. Read my review of the first book in the series, The Raven Boys, here!

  3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

    I have been desperate to read this book, and this year was finally the time to read it, and it didn’t even slightly disappoint! The action, the characters, the world it’s set in. My heart just couldn’t take it all, and still can’t. It was amazing, and I want to relive it all over again. If I wasn’t still crying over it…oh my life.

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Monthly Wrap Ups

May Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

I’m finally back with my May Wrap Up! I really didn’t think that this was a successful reading month until I reviewed my Goodreads and realised I actually read 7 books this month! To say I’ve been working throughout the month too, I think that’s a pretty good reading month! I also LOVED most of the books I read this month, and I can’t wait to share them with you! Here we go:


Title: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles by G.S. Denning

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I was so lucky to receive this book from the wonderful author himself to review before it was released to the public and I can’t believe how much I am in love with this series! This book was so funny, and the accuracy compared to the original series is one of my favourite things! Every single character was absolutely perfect, and the development of the story was so good. You can find my full review for this brilliant book here!


Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I CAN’T EVEN COPE WITH THIS BOOK! I don’t have much to say about this one that I haven’t basically exploded and fangirled about in my full review other than the fact that this was the absolute perfect end to this trilogy and I am filled with EVERY emotion possible! Read my full review here!

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Reviews

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas // Review // Slight Spoilers!


Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 2nd May 2017

The thrilling and emotional conclusion to the bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy shows exactly why Maas has dominated the bestselling list.

This book was completely everything I’ve ever wanted to end this beautiful trilogy. I have waited so long since finishing ACOMAF (which became my favourite read of all time last year!), and I knew from the moment I held it in my hands this was going to be something special.

I have loved Maas’ writing style ever since I first read the Throne of Glass series, and this book definitely doesn’t let me down, if anything it proves just why she is an absolute Queen when it comes to YA. One of my favourite parts in this book was how we got to see different Courts other than the Spring and Night! I loved entering the Summer Court and travelling with Feyre through Winter and Autumn. It made the world within the story feel so much bigger and made me fall more and more in love with Prythian, and the world in which our favourite characters live.

Not only was the world building perfect, but the characters within the world were so brilliantly developed it was amazing. Finally meeting the rest of the High Lords was something I have wanted for SO LONG, and I’m so happy that we got to meet them. I loved how each High Lord has such unique personalities, and you could really tell the differences between the High Lords we’ve already gotten to know and love (Looking at you Rhys), and those we have really only just met (I love Helion).

The development within the Inner Circle was also so beautiful, I absolutely love how tight knit they all are, and how they accept Feyre being their High Lady. Their utter dedication to her brought a tear to my eye. It was so lovely to also have the Inner Circle completely involved in every single part of the narrative, and how well Nesta and Elain fit in. Nesta and Elain are such welcoming characters to the series, and the love between the Archeron sisters is one of the most beautiful things. The dedication both Feyre and Nesta have for Elain was so beautifully created and written, Sarah – you have outdone yourself.

One of my favourite parts was how this book started out with just Feyre alone in the Spring Court. The development that happens here is AMAZING. To think that the last time we saw her in Spring Court she was a broken woman, to now her being such a strong independent woman that holds her own and is badass as hell, it’s absolutely brilliant and I love that we got that comparison between the two different Feyre’s!

A lot of YA books have a tendency to make out that the main characters are completely ‘flawless’ and handle anything without any problems, which definitely isn’t the case in real life. It was amazing to see that when Feyre trained with Azriel, she did get tired, and did get sore and couldn’t do EVERYTHING she wanted to, it added such an aspect of realism to the story and showed that just because something doesn’t happen straight away doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try your best and work towards a goal.

If I had one thing I would change (which I would literally barely change anything), it would be that Rhys and Feyre say the words ‘my mate’ so much, that by the end I actually felt like it wasn’t a word anymore! I love how they constantly refer to themselves as it because it’s so sweet of them, it feels like they constantly remind themselves of it because they can’t believe it’s real (THEY ARE SO CUTE), but sometimes it seemed repetitive, but was easily overlooked by the beautiful writing.

We met some old friends and the scene where they return was my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE. I love how they were reunited and the battle scene at the end filled me with so much love for every single character that I literally had no idea how to hold it in.

I also once again need to talk about THAT ENDING. Well I say ending, the last 100 pages or so KILLED ME. I won’t post spoilers but that was the most stressful time of any book, and for the first time in my life I actually shouted out loud when I got to one of the pages. No book has ever made me feel like that, showing just how much I LOVED this book!

The overall conclusion of this beautifully intricate story was absolutely perfect. I never knew how I wanted this arc of the series to finish off, until I read the end and then realised that that was exactly everything I wanted. It was such a lovely ending to Feyre and Rhysand’s story and well deserved after the UTTER STRESS of the chapters previous!

I have so much more to say about this book, and I have so many feelings! This series has ruined me, but in the best possible way. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried and I’ve shouted at it, but this series will forever hold a special place in my heart. I’m so sad this particular trilogy it’s over but knowing the A Court of Thorns and Roses series has more books to come makes me unbelievably excited!

Thank you Sarah J. Maas for introducing such wonderful characters into my life and making me dream of living in Prythian forever (Velaris would be my favourite place). Thank you for allowing me to immerse myself in this beautiful world, and for giving me one of the most amazing stories to treasure forever.

You can read my ACOTAR review here: Review!

You can read my ACOMAF review here: Review!

What did you think to ACOWAR, and the entire series? Was it a good ending for you? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

Keep Reading,

Meggan x

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Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas // Review


Title: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★★

Release Date: 6th September 2016

Sarah J. Maas’ fifth instalment to the Throne of Glass series proves that some series just get better and better.

Empire of Storms continues where Queen of Shadows left off, with Aelin discovering the true depths to her magic, and finding out just how far she’ll go to protect those she loves. Yet when not only the Dark King Erawan raises his head to battle against the team, but Maeve also sets her sights on the destruction of her niece, can she really prove victorious without losing everything she stands for in the process?

Okay so to start off, I LOVED THIS BOOK. I honestly thought it was brilliant, I know that many people thought that Queen of Shadows lowered the overall excitement for the series, and although I did love it, this book exceeded everything.

One of my favourite things was where the narrative led us, I loved that it wasn’t just following the team around but there were so many obstacles they had to overcome and even when you think something is sorted, there’s another spin! It was great that nothing in the book was at all predictable, as some YA books can be, I was constantly on the edge of my seat.

It’s well known that Sarah J. Maas is absolutely amazing at character development and world building but in this book she just takes it to another level. Not only the development of Aelin but of the rest of the newly founded Court of Terrassen.

Aelin truly transformed in this book from heartless and careless queen, as she was sometimes portrayed in Queen of Shadows, to the caring person that we’ve always known her as. It was amazing to see the lengths she’d go to to protect those she loves but also just how much she wants to get her kingdom back.

Another key part was how characters that were seen as supporting ones in the prior books, became so important in this book. Lysandra, Aedion, Dorian and Rowans cadre became so key to the overall narrative, I loved how it wasn’t just Aelin and Rowan central. The multiple POV’s were such a nice breath of fresh air, and a welcome change of story for the series. Also just for a second can we mention the utter perfection of Lorcan and Elide’s characters?!

The ending was perfect, it left so many things open for the next and final book, yet it also ended with the perfect amount of excitement to keep it on your mind in the wait for the next book.

It’s been five books since the original start of this epic story, and for some authors it can be hard to keep up the atmosphere and excitement for so long, but this book shows just how talented Sarah is. Five book later and I’m still just as excited, invested in the story and my life is even more ruined by these amazingly created characters.