Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Grade: 4 Butterflies
Name: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: Hardcover, 352

Goodreads Summary

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

I love re-tellings, they are some of my favorite stories and books. So it is no surprise that I got my hands on this one and read it as fast as I could. In the end I really enjoyed this one. This book was really great and fun to read. However, there were a few problems I had with this story.

First off, the plot. I had serious mixed feelings for this plot. On one hand I really enjoyed reading this story, I liked the concept of it, I liked how it was executed, I liked reading it. However, the whole story of Beauty and the Beast is the romance. So even though the plot isn't just about the relationship I went into this one expecting a romance where they two people hate each other, but learn to love one another and at first I was disappointed. I was disappointed because until page 150 they didn't start falling in love with each other. We actually rarely saw Ignifex up until that point. So I was a little disappointed how long the romance took to even turn into romance.

With that said, I still enjoyed the plot. While I was a little disappointed I still thought the plot was great. And even though it took me a while to get into this story when I did really get into it I couldn't get out of it. It was thoroughly captivating and enchanting. The ending had me on the edge of my seat, I had to know if the author twisted it to that extreme or if they do get a happy ending. I stayed up way to late to finish this because I had to now how it would end. The only other thing about this plot is I figured out the 'mystery' at page 5o. I didn't figure out the how, when, or why until the end when it was revealed, but I did figure out the basic element of it at the way beginning.

Why I really enjoyed this book was because of the complex characters. This author has a talent for writing and developing characters. I loved how flawed she made these characters and how they accepted their flaws. It made them feel so much more realistic and relatable. At the beginning Nyx wants to love her family but all so feels is resentment and hatred towards them and you can't blame her. They are essentially sending her towards her death and they don't seem to care, at least her Father and her Aunt don't seem to care. If I was in her place I don't think I would be any different, not because I'm an awful person, but because It would be a natural reaction. So, I really appreciated how complex and realistic these characters turned out to be.

Last thing I would like to talk about is the romance. I've said I didn't like how long it took to really take off, but besides that I actually liked the romance. I love Nyx's and Ignifex's relationship. I liked how they bickered with each other, I loved reading their back and forth dialogue. They where just so cute together!! The one last problem I had with this book was that while they where good and amazing together their relationship didn't have much depth. We got to see them overcoming their first initial judgment of one another, but even with that I felt that their relationship lacked a lot of depth. Yo could tell they loved each other just not why.

Overall I really enjoyed reading this one. The plot was really great and the ending had my on the edge of my seat needing to know how it ended. Even though the ending was a little confusing, I felt like the author wrote it like that on purpose or that was just the least confusing way she could write it. Either way it didn't bother me all that much because the rest of the book was so enjoyable that it couldn't ruin the book for me. I would reccomend this one to any fantasy or fairy-tale retalling lover.

This book got....

 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Happy reading

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (44)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND! (Pick from previous topics that you want to do again or may have missed)
Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines 

Alex from the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
She is one of the best fighters I've  read. She can kick anyone's butt without breaking a sweat. She is also sassy and refuses to take crap from anyone.

Allison from the Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa
Allison is a freaking amazing fighter and she is so kick-ass with her cool sword. It also helps how amazing Julie Kagawa can write fight scenes. In every fight scene in these books it's like you can vividly see the fight happening in your minds eye and its so freaking amazing to read!!

Hermione from the Harry Potter series by . K Rowling
So she might not be the best fighter but she did fight in a huge war and she was willing to sacrifice everything to help Harry. Not only Harry, she would be willing to do anything for people she loves. She even wiped her parents minds so they didn't have any memories of her so they would be safe. I mean, if that doesn't make her an amazing person and character I don't no what does.

Juliette from the Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette may be a whinny, selfish brat sometimes, but overall she is a kick-ass character. She has these amazing powers and she knows how use them.

Gin from the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep
Gin not only a kick-ass character but also a kick-ass assassin. I love reading these books because Gin is an amazing fighter but also refuses to let anything stop her and don't even think about threatening people she loves. 

Gwen from the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep
Gwen is just an amazing character altogether. She can fight, but she is also a great friend, very selfless, and a very smart and clever. 

Yelena from the Study series by Maria V. Snyder
I love Yelena!! She is one of my all time favorite characters. She is tough and selfless and stubborn and a great fighter. She also refuses to let something intimidate her. If someone stronger them her threatens her she won't even blink an eye before throwing herself at him. And on top of that she will probably win the fight. She also gives her all to a challenge. It's all or nothing with her.

Katy from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Katy isn't as kick-ass as some of the characters on this list, but she is still great. What I like about her is that she feels like a normal person, not a chosen one or someone damaged. She acts and thinks like a normal girl, which I really appreciate. 

Sophie from the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
Sophie has everything a great heroine needs. She's a great fighter, she won't let somebody get hurt if she can help it, and she is hilarious. She is the sass queen of all the books. She lives on sarcasm. 

Katsa from the Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore
Katsa has some flaws, but she is still an amazing character. She won't let anything stand in her way, if someone near to her heart gets hurt she will be there for them. And she will fight to the death to help someone she feels if being wronged. 

That's my Top Ten, what's yours.

Happy reading

Friday, February 21, 2014

Series review: The Assassin's Curse series,

Book 1| 4 Butterflies
Book 2| 4.5 Butterflies
Average/Series| 4.25

Book one~ The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to another pirate clan. But that only prompts the scorned clan to send an assassin after her. When Ananna faces him down one night, armed with magic she doesn't really know how to use, she accidentally activates a curse binding them together. 

To break the spell, Ananna and the assassin must complete three impossible tasks--all while grappling with evil wizards, floating islands, haughty manticores, runaway nobility, strange magic...and the growing romantic tension between them.

Skip this if you haven't read The Assassin's Curse. The series review doesn't have any spoilers but this summary does contain spoilers for the first one. 

Book two~ The Pirates Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword and their wits. But Naji has unseen enemies, and Ananna must face the wrath of the Pirate Confederation.

Together, they must travel afar, defeat their foes and break the mother of all curses. With all this going on, falling in love would be such a bad idea... All of this and much, much more await, in the swashbuckling sequel to The Assassin's Curse.

Book 1:
 So, I had a lot of expectations for this one. I thought it was going to be amazing, the concept sure sounded like it, but I was a little disappointed. Very few things happened in a lot of pages, which was frustrating to read. It also felt to much like a set up. It felt like it had less of its own plot and more like it was setting up book two's plot. Which really hindered and took away from this book.

However, even with those problems it was still a very enjoyable book. I loved the characters! I thought that they felt very realistic and lovable. I was also swept up in the world. There wasn't as much world building that I would have liked, but it was still a really cool world. I really liked the pirates aspect to the world; it gave the whole book a sense of adventure and fairy-taleness to it.  The plot was also very interesting. Even though the plot did feel more like it was just made to set up for the second, it was still really fun to read!

Book 2:
This one was much better!! I felt like all of the problems I had with the first went away with this one.
Since this was the second one the whole emptiness of the plot in the first one wasn't there. The first one's plot set up for this one and since this one doesn't have any other books to set up for it had more filling to the plot. The plot itself was really enjoyable and amazing! It was really fun to read and the pages flew through my hands. 

The characters where just as good as this one as they were in the first one. I was also really happy that Naji got some more depth, because I felt like he was lacking that in the first one. So, it was great to read him get some more depth and character. Ananna was just as cool and kick-butt as she was in the first one. I really like her character, she is such a strong character. 

The one and only problem I had with this one is that the writing took away from the story again. Throughout this book very few things happened in a lot of pages. Which is really annoying to read.

This was an enjoyable series. There were some problems throughout the series, some of which get fixed in the second one, but overall I really liked this series. I thought it was full of action and great, lovable  characters. I also really liked and shipped Ananna's and Naji's relationship. I thought it was really cute and fun to read. I liked how the romance in this was really subtle in the first one but flourished in the second one, which made it feel really realistic. 

I would recommend it to any fantasy/paranormal lover or to anyone who wants to read an adventure. 

Happy reading

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review: Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Grade4.5 Butterflies
Series: Mistborn
Author: Brandon Snaderson
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: Mass Paperback, 647 pages

Goodreads Summary

 Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangled the land.

He failed.

For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.

Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and even the Lord Ruler himself. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one built around the ultimate caper, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine, a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.

I've heard about this one a while ago and when I went on vacation I thought I would buy it and read it. I had no idea what I was getting into. I loved this book!! It was so freaking amazing that it has become one of my favorite fantasy I've read. I just loved it and everything in it!! I loved the world, I loved the characters, I loved the plot, I loved everything in this book!! Brandon Sanderson is an amazing writer!!

The story line in this book was really captivating and enchanting. It wasn't constantly fast paced, there were places where the pace was really fast, but it wasn't always like that. Even though is wasn't always fast paced the plot still grabbed your attention and demanded that you read it in every second that you have available.  I was really blown away by this plot. It was just so.......amazing! The only minor problem I had with this story is I guessed the Lord Rulers secret about 200 hundred pages before the ending. However, This didn't hinder my reading experience. I was actually rooting Vin on to figure it out during the ending. I think that's because of how much I loved her character.

Besides that I had no problems with this story. No other problems at all. I loved reading this story, it was so inspiring and amazing to read. Some actions of some characters (vague I know but I don't want to spoil people) where really inspiring. Even though I was crying my eyes out with what his plan turned out to be (people who've read this know what I mean) it still really warmed my heart and blew me away!

The world building in this book was phenomenal!! Brandon Sanderson is a genius at writing worlds. It was so great that I could visualize and see this world with so much detail. I could practically see the buildings and see the battles and see the cities. Why this book was so great was mainly because of this world building. This book has some of the best world building I have ever read. Not only the world building, but also the mood. Brandon Sanderson wrote the tone of this book so well. I could almost feel the hopelessness of the people and the world coming from these pages and it takes a great writer to do that.

The last thing I want to talk about is the characters. I loved these characters!! They felt so real!! They felt like real people and they had so much depth that it was brilliant!! I just loved reading about them and reading from their point of views. I can't wait to read the next one just to read more about them!! The only slight problem I had was with Vin. I thought that for much of this book she was a really naive girl. And I got so annoyed with her in so places. I am really glad her character developed towards the end because she was really annoying there for a while.

I loved this book so much!! It was an amazing fantasy and I can't wait to read the next one and see what else happens in this story! I would recommend this to any fantasy lover. However, I wouldn't recommend it for a first time fantasy reader. If this would be your first epic fantasy read I wouldn't recommend it. I feel like it was pretty heavy on the writing and plot for a first time fantasy read. If you are a first time fantasy reader I would recommend either Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas or Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

This book got...
4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 

Happy reading

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (43)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger

When writing this I realized that I only have three main reasons why I love blogging. 

Talking about books.

I don't have a lot of book lovers in my life besides myself. So, I like that I have the ability to talk about books to people who likes books just as I do. I like that I can gush about a book and than fangirl with another blogger about whichever book. I like how I can have an in depth discussion with people about a certain book. Having a friendly discussion about a book with another book lover is a great thing, it is so much better then just having a one-way conversation about the book I'm currently reading.

Being Able to Support Authors.
I feel like being an author would be a really delicate career. If your book doesn't do well then you don't get payed much. So, I'm glad that I am in a position to help some authors out in spotlighting their books. I just like how I can help out their career and spread the word about them and their book(s).

Interacting and making blogger friends.

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I like interacting and conversing with other bloggers. Book blogging has its own community and its great being part of it and making blogging friends. I've become friends with a lot of great and wonderful people because of book blogging. So, I'm really glad that I decided to become a blogger :).

That was my list, what was your list?
Happy reading

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (73)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

So.....I broke my ban this week. I just couldn't not get these books. *sigh* I love buying books to much.

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
I've heard some really good things about this one and I've been looking for a copy since I heard about it. This was the first time I saw one at Barnes and Noble. So I had to snatch it up before it disappeared.

Cinder & Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I read Cinder a while ago and really liked it, but I never wanted to get Scarlet in hardcover. Since Cress just released, Scarlet was finally released in paperback. So, I got it and then a copy of Cinder.

Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen
I loved, loved, loved Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen. It is one of my favorite books. So, of course I got this once it released. However, I got on e-arc of this one and never read t. So, to justify buying this (since I had four other books in my hand at the time) I thought that since I didn't have the decency to read the e-arc when the publishers were nice enough to approve me I had to buy this copy so the author gets some money. I think that's a valid reason to broke my ban, don't you think?

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
I read read the Final Empire and loved it!! So I had to get its sequel. I just had to!!

I also got a book to help me study for my AP exam, but I didn't want to show that one.

That's what I got this week, what did you get??
Happy reading

Friday, February 14, 2014

Review: Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

Grade: 4 Butterflies
Series: Chantress Trilogy
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: Hardcover, 336 pages

Goodreads Summary

Lucy, shipwrecked on an island at 8, is forbidden to sing by guardian Norrie. On All Hallows Eve 1667, at 15, she sings, and is swept into darkness. She wakes to hear powerful men hunt Chantresses who sing magic into the world. At the Invisible College she finds sanctuary, plots to overthrow the evil Lord Protector, and distrustful scientist-apprentice Nat. Only a Chantress can overcome the Protector, and Lucy is the last in England.

I had seen this book on a few Waiting On Wednesdays and was interested in the concept. Fast forward a few months and  I finally got around to reading it. To sum up this book in a few words, it was interesting and enjoyable. The concept really grabbed my attention and the plot overall was enjoyable to read. However, I had a few problems with it as a whole, the biggest one was the writing.

This book starts out with our main character, Lucy, and her guardian Norrie alone on the island they got "shipwrecked" on seven years ago. This book's plot instantly starts off. Usually authors take some time to introduce the characters and allows the readers to get a feel for their personalities, but that wasn't the case for this book. Within the first 20 pages Lucy 'sings' herself and Norrie back to England (this isn't a spoiler since it says this in the summary). This gives you an idea in how fast this plot was. It was so fast paced that if I had time I have no doubt I would have been able to read this whole thing in a day. The plot was just really captivating. You need to know how it ends and what happens, and you just need to know how this book goes.

Why it was so captivating was because of the concept. Within the first page this concept demands your attention. The whole idea that some women have the ability to sing objects into existence and do all of this other crazy stuff really was interesting to read. This unique concept really set it apart from other YA books. However, I felt it could have been executed better. This goes with one of my problems with this book, and this is the writing style. I felt like the author didn't give enough sensory details, or just details in general. She told us what was happening and explained a little bit on what Lucy was feeling, but I felt like she should have put more details in. This concept is just so unique that you can' gloss over it and say "I song the chantress song, which felt light and airy, and then the candle lit itself" that just isn't enough for me.

It wasn't just when she was explaining when Lucy was singing, it was all these other little details that she didn't put in. She didn't explain what anything looked like, so it was a little difficult to see what was happening. She was wonderful at writing and setting the mood and tone of a place. When I was reading this, it felt like I was in England during the industry revolution, I just couldn't see England. She would write a sentence like this "I walked into the room and sat down on the bench besides Nat" (this isn't a real sentence from the book, but it echos a lot of them). Okay so how big is the room? Where is the room in relation to the house? Where was Nat sitting, by the door, away from the door? what does the room look like? I just wanted more details from the writer.

I also felt because of this the character suffered. The characters in this book where okay. They did't amaze me and I don't think I will remember them. Although, I think that's because I didn't feel any connection to the characters. I was interested in how the story went, just not that it was their story. I didn't care if any of them got hurt or died, I just cared to see how the story ended. I think this was because they didn't feel like real people. They just felt made up, which they where, but I felt like they had the potential to be better if the author gave them more little details.

However, even though She skipped a lot of the small, sensory details she was full on with the plot ad world facts. She knew why this happened, why that was happening. I felt like she really took time to think about this world and its story. Although, again, I felt like the world building could have been executed better. There was just a lot of info dumbs. Every other chapters someone would be explaining something to Lucy and it would take up half of the chapter. The author just didn't space the information out as she should have.

I felt like most of this review was about this things I didn't like about this book, which makes it seem like I didn't like the book. I did. I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. Even with the writing style and the info dumbs I really liked the story and the concept. I liked it enough to order the next one from the library. I would recommend to anyone who wants an enjoyable and fact paced read, especially since half of my problem with this book was just a personal annoyance.

This book got....

 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Happy reading

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (42)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

When making this list I realized I don't read the type of books that make you swoon, like romances or even contemporaries. So this list will be a little small.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 
This is just such a cute book, excluding the ending it was just so cute!! And Sam and Jase's relationship is just so cute and swoon worthy.

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The interacts between Katy and Deamon are so sweet!!! I love these two characters together! And of course this is a Jennifer L. Armentrout book so there are quite a few swoon worthy scenes in this book.

Tragic by J. A. Huss
This book, this book have plenty of steamy scenes in it. And it's not just full of steamy scenes, there are few sweet scenes mixed in.

Dare You To by Katie McGarry
I love the relationship between Beth and Ryan in this book. Not only are there some steamy scenes, swoon-worthy and sweet scenes as well.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
The romance in this book is just so sweet and touching. You can feel Noah's and Echo's love for each other. There are of course some steamy scenes in this book, but it's swoon-worthy because of Noah and Echo's relationship.

Wait For You by J Lynn (A.K.A Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Another Jennifer L. Armentrout book, this women knows how to write some swoon-worthy scenes as well as guys. Cam in this book is just amazing and there are plenty of steamy scenes in this book.

Significance by Shelly Crane
This is another book that is swoon worthy because of the relationship. I love Maggie and Caleb's relationship, they are just so great together and they just work well together. I love it!! 

That;s my list, whats yours?
Happy reading

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (72)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

I kind of, maybe broke my buying ban this week. I only got two books, but since I want to limit myself to four books a month, I bought half of this months books already.

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Of course I got this book this week. I can't wait to see what happens in this book!!!

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
I've seen some really negative reviews for this, but at the same time I've seen some reviews that praise the amazingness of this book. So I took a chance and got this one. Now I really hope that I am one of the people who like this book.

That's my haul for this week, what did you get this week?
Happy reading

Friday, February 7, 2014

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

When going over my drafts I noticed I never published this review......I wrote it in July of 2013 and never freaking published it. I am ashamed!!! I have no excuse at all and I'm betting myself up for not pushing the publish button.But anyway, here it is. 

Grade4.5 Butterflies
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury 
Pages: Hardcover, 420 pages

Don't read any farther if you haven't read this first book. You can see my review on Throne of Glass HERE. You can see this review since I actually published it on time!!!!

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

I'm going to keep this review short and sweet, because I only have a few thoughts on this book. The biggest of which is the book was so amazing!!! I didn't think that it would be able to beat the bar that Throne of Glass set, even with all the amazing ARC reviews coming out, but it did. It just blew me away!! The plot, the characters, everything was so freaking amazing!!!

You can see this book as two parts, part one  and part two. Neither part was better then the other one, I preferred one to the other, but it wasn't like "part one sucks while part two was amazing", no. I just liked part two the best. It's just that the 1st part focuses on political stuff and court life and Celaena's life as the Kings assassin. Which was great to read! I loved the first part! However, I started getting annoyed at how Celaena refused to fight or do anything against the king. I understand that she just wants a peaceful life, but I got annoyed at how she never really wanted to take a stand. However, this gets resolved in the second part, but it still annoyed me.

The Second part I liked best, because it was full of action and fighting and  a mad assassin. This part was epic! The pages just flew through your hands, it was so fast paced and you can get lost in this book. It was amazing! Also it's in this part where we get to see how much of a freaking kick butt assassin Celaena is. We got to see her fight before, but this is where we get to see why she got the title of the queen of assassins.

I loved the characters in Throne of Glass and this book made me love them more. Every single character got so much more depth in this one. Even the side characters got more depth. It was just really great to read! The best one though was Celaena's character development. You get so many flash backs into her past and learn more about her family and how she got to be the person she is now. It was just a really awesome thing to read, because with all this depth they where getting it made them feel so real. They felt like real people and you get so attached with them. This is why the cliffhanger just killed me!

This book blew me away in so many ways!! I loved Throne of Glass, but I loved this book even more! The plot was outstanding, the characters got even more real in this book, and the ending just killed me to read. If you have yet to read this series, do so now. This series is just amazing!!

This book got...

4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 

Recommended if you like: Fantasy, Books with Assassins, and a kick-butt female lead. 

Happy reading

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February TBR

I just know it's going to be a hectic month. School is starting up with a new semester and I have to write two research papers this month. So, it's going to be very busy. Even so, this didn't stop me from making a large TBR for this month. I am hopping to get through most of these.

Physical copies

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
Crash Into You by Katie MacGarry

I want to re-read the Harry Potter series this year and I finished the first one the last day of 2013. So, the second one goes on my TBR. I've been meaning to read Crash Into You since it came out and I'm so excited to start it. 
The Books Thief will go toward the TBR reading challenge for this year. 

Unhinged by A. G. Howard

This one will go for the Seriously Series reading challenge. I can't wait to read this one, I've heard it's an amazing sequel. 

Not Yet released
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

I'm really terrified to read this one, but I know I will start reading it as soon as I get my hands on a copy. 

That;s what I plan to read this month, what do you want to read this month?
Happy reading

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (41)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten  Nine Books That Will Make You Cry (originally done November 2010)

There isn't a lot of books that made me cry, but I will do my best to come up with ten.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
There is a death in this book that will make you bawl like a baby. I just didn't want this character to die and it was such a tragic death. 

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
I cried like a baby at the end of this book. She was making such a sacrifice in my mind and she didn't deserve to give it up. So, cue the tears.

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
The last "test" in this book really made my eyes fill up with tears. I don't even know why, it just really made me sad and I just couldn't help but cry because of it. If you've read this I think you'd understand, but it felt just so tragic and Ash didn't deserve to have a life like that. 

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
This book has a plot line that towards the end of the book just makes you cry and cry and cry. It is just so unfair and when reading it you could feel Ronnie's regret and it feels like your regret. It is such a sad book.

Darklight by Lesley Livingston 
The ending of this one was just so sad and sad that I couldn't help but cry for the characters and what they were losing. 

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
If you've read this classic you know why it's on this list. What happens in this book is just so unfair and nothing even comes to having "justice" done. It just really plucks at your heartstrings. 

Delirium by Lauren Oliver 
This ending will make you cry, even if your where spoiled on what happened and what will happen it will still make you cry.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
So many deaths, so many. This book will just make you cry, namely because of the characters that die, so many deaths.

The whole Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
You know why this is on the list.

That's my top ten list, what books made you cry?
Happy reading