Hey, guys! It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks. Let’s see about some books I just couldn’t put down!
#1 A Court of Mist and Fury
I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the first book in the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas and had almost quit after that one. However, I kept going and, boy, I am glad I did! After the chapters with Tamlin were finally over, I basically burned through A Court of Mist and Fury as well as through A Court of Wings and Ruin in just three days.
Marissa Meyer had already impressed me with The Lunar Chronicles. Trusting that Heartless would be good as well, I picked it up without even know what it was about. Well, I was sucked into the story from the first page on and couldn’t stop reading!
Hey guys! You might have noticed my slight ACOTAR obsession during my last post. I promise, for now, this will be the last post on the topic! I hadn’t originally planned for this one. However, while writing the other posts, I had one of my favorite playlist on the background. I titled it GRRRL Power. Well, once I started paying closer attention to the lyrics, it became apparent that I might as well have named it Feyre’s life in songs. So here we go! (GRRRL Power Playlist on Spotify – Feyre Archeron in Songs Playlist on Spotify)
Wolf – First Aid Kit
When I first heard this song, I immediately fell in love. The eerie atmosphere the singers’ voices creates, perfectly captures the vibe of Feyre hunting in the woods, when she brought down Andras and her life before Prythian.
Wolf-mother, where you been? You look so worn, so thin You’re a taker, devils-maker Let me hear you sing, hey-ya hey-ya Wolf-father, at the door You don’t smile anymore You’re a drifter, shape-shifter Let me see you run, hey-ya hey-ya
Wolf – First Aid Kit
I am Revenant – The Distillers
I am Revenant captures Feyre’s feeling during the UTM time pretty well. Especially during the end, this is a fitting reflection.
You say I got karma to collect I dig my grave and I’m here waiting for some kind of check If I get one ill hold my breath I racked my spine It takes a year of you to warrant a test As the years go by I won’t cry
I am Revenant – The Distillers
Miss Nothing – The Pretty Reckless
After UTM, Feyre is back with Tamlin and she’s slowly wasting away. With no one to help her, she sinks deeper into that pool of dark horror inside her, about to drown.
And I don’t know where I’ve been And I don’t know what I’m into And I don’t know what I’ve done to me
And as I watch you disappear into the ground My one mistake was that I never let you down So I’ll waste my time and I’ll burn my mind On miss nothing, miss everything
Hello, my darling readers! If you haven’t unfollowed me by now for writing so many posts on the ACOTAR series, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this. After finishing the books by Sarah J. Maas I was so sad to let the series go, so I went on tumblr and found the best of all fanfics. A Court of Hearts and Darkness is just about an entire novel that continues the story after ACOWAR!
I’ll just let the wonderful Zoe (who wrote the fanfic) summarize the story:
It’s been over a century since the epic and bloody war against Hybern, but a new, unprecedented horror lies in wait to threaten everything the Inner Circle holds dear.
At a mere 17, it seems that the only one who can save them is the Heir to the Night Court, Feyre and Rhysand’s daughter Eleana, but as a creature so vile promises to kill everyone she loves, she must combat the urge to succumb to the darkness herself. The key to success lies hidden within her mate, the bastard born Kaden, who is as oblivious to the bond as her Court is oblivious to the war on the horizon.
With the help of her cousin and warrior Felix, the son of the famed Nesta and Cassian, they will try to save everything they hold dear, hopefully before the darkness takes them all.
This was just about the most perfect to get me out of my “I finished everything in the ACOTAR series”-slump. Just like with the original books by Sarah J. Maas, I couldn’t stop reading.
Her story is set after ACOWAR as she started writing before ACOFAS came out. So there are a few things that contradict the SJM books. However, I was more than prepared to overlook that little flaw. A Court of Hearts and Darkness features all your most beloved characters from the original books, but as it’s set quite some time after them, we get so many new characters. Amazing, wonderful characters who will cause your heart to break.
Hello, my lovely readers! Welcome to the last part of my reviews on Sarah J. Maas’ ACOTAR series (so far). I am heartbroken that there’s nothing more to read, so prepare for a lengthy and spoiler-filled review.
After the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys and their family try to rebuild Velaris, try to rebuild their own lives. Winter Solstice is approaching. What better way to heal those wounds with a family gathering?
I also devoured this little piece of writing (it’s a novella) in one go. I love that the pace is so much slower than in the other books as it only spans over a few days. However, that doesn’t mean the story is less intense.
Just like the novels before, this one had me weeping like a child. I know many people hated this novella. Most likely because it’s so different from the rest in the series. But what broke my heart this time was seeing them all together, struggling to adjust, finally finding some peace and quiet. I loved it so much because the characters get something they deserve after all those horrific events in the past books.
Some things might have been a bit tacky and not overly thrilling, but that’s the way life is. We get chapters about almost every one of our favorite characters and learn a tiny bit more about where they come from and what they feel.
Hey guys! It’s time to share all my thoughts and feelings on the third part of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series. As before my thoughts on A Court of Wings and Ruin will contain many many spoilers and be extensive.
Feyre is back at the Spring Court. However, now she is a double agent and Tamlin is about to get what he deserves. Hybern is preparing for war, but so is all of Prythian…
I can’t remember the last time I’ve been crying so hard. Sarah J. Maas managed to rip my heart out with this one. I don’t even know what to do with all my feelings. To be honest, I can’t remember any book ever affecting me this much. I finished A Court of Wings and Ruin in one sitting and was torn between reading more and getting closer to the end. I didn’t want this to be over, didn’t want to leave all those characters behind.
Not just the characters we already fell for. Like Rhysand who is just about perfect in every way. Or Feyre who is intense and relatable. Or Azriel, Cassian, Mor and Amren who deep are so much more than they seem at first glance. We get Feyre’s sisters who are now also High Fae and we already know that Nesta is more than a handful. But also Elain, sweet Elain who always ways nothing but good. ACOWAR also marks the return of Lucien who appears to be a more complicated character than we knew until now.