Monthly Archives: September 2018

Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

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

Goodreads Summary:

Hope warms the coldest night.

 

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends 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 far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Review: I mean what can I say. After the last few books in this series it was really nice to see the characters be able to breath and take a moment to reflect on everything that has happened and be able to try and act as if everything is somewhat normal. I loved being able to read from the different points of view and be able to get a small feel for what each character is dealing with. It was a really nice change of pace to the beginning books of this series. I highly recommend this book as well as the others and I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. I give this book a big five out of five stars.

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Title: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Goodreads Summary:

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

Review: This book is one that started out a bit slow compared to others that I have read recently. Once the story got going it did pick up and I started to get into it a little more and more. I’m not really sure how I feel about the characters. At first some of them seemed really dull to me. That there wasn’t much to them, but they developed over time. I’m not fully sure how to feel about this book. I did like it overall though. I have started reading the others so maybe as Im reading those I will be able to really figure out how I feel about them. As of right now I am going to give this book a three out of five stars.