Rating: 5/5 CBB was exactly what I hoped it would be! YA fantasy is one of my favorite things to read, as it gives me the most reliably pleasurable and simple reading experience. However, my main critique is that it is often too white. Recently, there have been a lot more authors of color writing … Continue reading Children of Blood and Bone ~ Tomi Adeyemi
Rating: 5/5 Maas has done it again with a fantastic second book in a series! Crown of Midnight really hit the spot. Celaena, now Champion of the King of Adarlan, begins fulfilling her duties to the crown. Yet Celaena remains sneaky, as her loyalties continue to lie elsewhere. Her romantic interests come to fruition in … Continue reading Crown of Midnight ~ Sarah J. Maas
Rating: 3/5 I really enjoyed S.J. Maas's A Court of Mist and Fury, book two in the Court of Thorns and Roses series, so decided to pick up her other series to give it a try. Celaena is a trained assassin landed in the most dangerous prison, a mine called Endovier. The king of her … Continue reading Throne of Glass ~ Sarah J. Maas
Rating: 4/5 The Caliph of Khorasan, Khalid, takes a bride each night, only to have her hung on a silk cord each morning at dawn. His kingdom knows him only as a monster, an 18 yo killer. Shahrzad, whose friend was recently sent to marry the caliph and was put to death, volunteers for the … Continue reading The Wrath and the Dawn ~ Renee Ahdieh
Rating: 4/5 Yes, I totally read this series back to back. No, I do not regret it. The Sun Summoner grows stronger in this second installment, and her relationships are tested nearly to breaking. Alina's personal identity grows and shifts, and Grisha as we know them have to evolve. Siege and Storm is a badass … Continue reading Siege and Storm ~ Leigh Bardugo
Rating: 4/5 This is exactly the book I was looking for in this moment. Shadow and Bone fulfills my craving for YA romance/fantasy in that special niche the genre has. Bardugo's characters are interesting, often underdogs brought to the surface after an uncovered special ability. This is a trilogy set in the Grisha-verse, the same … Continue reading Shadow and Bone ~ Leigh Bardugo
Happy Friday everyone! Looking forward to getting out of the office in just a few hours, but while I'm here, here's a random quote: "He seized the closest Fjerdan, snapped his neck, and grabbed his rifle." - page 353, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo This meme is hosted by Rebeca at Books and Messy … Continue reading Random Fridays!