Monday, 18 September 2017

Book Review ~ Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas




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I sadly didn’t love this book as much as the others, mainly for the reason it didn’t have to be that long, and it could’ve easily gone into the previous book.

I wasn’t a big fan of Chaol previously, I found him annoying and stuck up. So, in a way, it was good about this book, I started to like him. His character development was great.
And I loved Yrene. I loved her in the novella, Assassin and the Healer, I couldn’t wait to see more of her. Also, now I warned you, there are spoilers ahead, I guessed from the beginning that Chaol and Yrene were going to get together. Mainly because I did not like Nesryn AT ALL.

When we got in the point of Nesryn, I just wanted to skip. She was so painful to read; her attitude was painful and always being hypocritical constantly was a drag.
There was one scene that really pissed me off about her, and the prince Sartaq. They are both talking to Falkan, who sold his years for spidersilk. They have no sympathy for him, because he bartered his life for king’s wealth.
I felt it was rude. Nesryn, while not the richest person, was definitely not poor either. Her father had a great business that kept them from poverty and especially hunger. Then you have Sartaq, who is a bloody prince, living the king’s wealth. For them to judge someone like that was very painful to read and even like the characters.
This scene really put me off these characters.

The only two that made me read to the end was Chaol and Yrene. Again, this could’ve been all told in Empire of Storms, I don’t think we needed a book on its own.

I cannot wait to see the conclusion to this series, which won’t be until next year.
So I might read this series again, and see if I think of it differently.


My star rating is:





Tuesday, 12 September 2017

I'm Still Here



Don’t you go crying in the rain, I’m still here.
Why haven’t I posted? Easy answer, I haven’t finished a book yet this month. And, I haven’t really thought to post anything else until now.

I started reading the second book in the Kingkiller chronicles; The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. Was half-way when Sarah J. Maas’s next book in her Throne of Glass series, Tower of Dawn, was released.
I said I was going to drop everything to read that book, and that’s exactly what I did.

It was a slow start, mainly due to being an adult with two kids. But now I’m half-way through, and of course, I’m in love with it. I just keep forgetting how much I love Sarah J. Maas’s writing. She can seriously grab you in her world and keep you there. I’m a very jealous.

I’m thinking of other posts other than book reviews. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them.

Until next time, keep reading…




Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Game of Thrones S7 E7 Season Finale Review







Season 7 Episode 3






WHAT AN EPISODE!!

There is so much to talk about, but I’ll just talk about a few of the characters and what impacted me most.

Let’s start with Cersei. I don’t know what I truly feel for her, I of course still hate her, but I don’t know what is going inside of her head. Her world seems like it’s crumbling down around her, but is it?
Unlike Daenerys, she doesn’t care about anyone else but herself. She might have a soft (very soft) spot for her brothers, especially Jaime, but she will kill anyone in her way. That’s how she will lose, not only the crown, but her only supporters. Except the Mountain of course.



I think Jaime is realising this fight for the throne is nothing compared to what is coming from the north. Like a true knight, he wants to fight for his people. And this is where I think Cersei is starting to hate him because he wants to fight the same fight their brother Tyrion is fighting.



I was worried for a bit with Tyrion. Is he truly with Daenerys?... After his conversation with Cersei, I think he is. He knows that she will be better on the throne than his sister.
I was worried for a second that he won’t make it out of the meeting alive, it is Game of Thrones of course.
We also finally get to see these two acting together. We definitely need more scenes with them together, even if it’s Tyrion killing Cersei… Even though, I still believe Jaime will do it.




Let’s talk briefly about the white walker coming out that box. If the Hound did not pull on that chain, Cersei might’ve been dead… Just think about that for a second.



I feel terrible for Theon, and I never thought I’ll say that. He has been through so much shit. I get that Jon isn’t over it yet, but Theon needed that to do what is right, and that’s to rescue his sister. He needs to prove to himself mostly, that he isn’t the weakling everyone keeps saying he is.
That fight scene he had was great, showing that he can use his weakness to his advantage.



THE STARK SISTERS!!
For a second there I was worried, but when Sansa mentioned Baelish Creepy-Pants name I jumped out of my seat for joy.
I thought Sansa was up to something, but she played the game perfectly. She is on the side of her family.
“When the snows fall and the wind blows, the lone world dies, but the pack survives”.




Bran is still mysterious, I still don’t understand what he is up to. Only because he knows A LOT of things, but he only says certain stuff. Everything he does and says is for a reason. So, it’s like we are basically constantly analysing him.
He needs to play a much bigger role in the final season.



DAENERYS AND JON (Aegon)

I’m on the fence with these two.
On one hand, I like how they are romantically involved. It’s poetic in a way, with her brother and his mother, it’s like their romance will live through them.
And, people saying incest, it was very common for cousins, uncles and the like to marry each other (in the real world), and especially in Game of Thrones, it was very common for Targaryen’s to marry relations to keep the “blood pure”. Also, THEY DON’T KNOW THEY ARE RELATED!!!!
Now, on the other hand, it felt forced their blossoming romance. I needed to see more romance between the two, I thought they just respected each other…



The last scene with the night army and Viserion. That night king can ride the dragon better than Daenerys…
Great, now we have to wait for next season to see what is going to happen, and if Tormund survived that…HE BETTER HAVE!!



I’ve heard we might wait till 2019 for season 8.

I hope we don’t have to, it’s the final season and I just finally want to know what is going to happen and who is going to die. But I also don’t want this to end, so also hurry up with the books George R.R. Martin.




Overall, I rate this episode:











Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Book Review ~ Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder




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I knew this book will get me out of this slump.
Okay, it did take me a while to get into it, not because the book was bad, I blame the slump.

After the second chapter (that’s right, it took me a long time to read two chapters), I got into the story and didn’t want to put the book down.

I love the concept of this story; decide between a quick death or slow poison.
Our main female character, Yelena, has to make this hard decision. She is in prison for murdering the son of a General, but instead of being hanged, she gets a choice.
I love Yelena, even though her life is constantly threatened, she is strong and a survivor. Of course, later on in the book you find out why this is. Let’s just say, there is a magical element to this world.

I don’t want to talk too much about this, I think the more I say I’m bound to spoil something. So do me a favour, pick this book up and read it, then we can talk about Valek…

I need to get the rest of the series as soon as possible, I need to know what will happen next.


My star rating is:





Sunday, 27 August 2017

Book Review ~ Rush by Megan Matthews










I just want to say that I read this book at 2:30am. Not sure if this explains why I enjoyed this book or not, but with every book, it all depends on what mood you are in.

So, anyway, I did read this book at 2:30am a week ago. I know, it has taken me this long to finally review this book.

This was the type of book that I needed when I couldn’t go back to sleep. It’s a cute romance with a strong female and male characters.
I love how they meet and how their romance blossoms.

Of course, there is a secret from Finn, the leading male, which was very obvious to me what it was. It’s not a terrible secret, but it’s that type of secret that makes you realise that Aspen, leading female, is truly in love with Finn. If you read it, you will understand what I mean.

If you are looking for a cute romance, especially if you are lying in bed unable to fall asleep, this is definitely the book for you.
I did get this for free, not sure if it’s still free, but you should definitely check it out on Amazon.


My star rating is:




Friday, 18 August 2017

#TheReadingQuest Update






Books Read:
  
Pages Read:
1,086


Even though I don’t feel like I’m excited as I was hoping to be, I think I’ve started off okay. Of course, I could do better, but I’ve been feeling a bit funny lately, all I want to do is sleep.

So, even though I think this readathon is amazing and great, I don't want to push myself to read when I'm not in the mood.
I don't know if I don't want to read at all, or read a certain book.

I might do this readathon at another time, because it is pretty cool. 



Thursday, 17 August 2017

Book Review ~ Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce




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The first time I read this book was when I was in high school (17 odd years ago). I remember taking it out of the library over and over again to read it. I was just in love. Of course, I also took out the other three books in the series. Now, this was before I knew the internet could tell me there was a series before this one, but oh well. I still haven’t read them…

Anyway, I have read it countless times after that, and even though book one isn’t my favourite from the quartet, I still love it.

We are introduced to Daine (which I pronounced Diane, not sure how you are supposed to pronounce it anyway). A young girl on the move after her family village was destroyed.

With most, if not every, fantasy novel; don’t judge it by the first book. It’s usually ground work for the adventures to come. With Daine’s magical powers with animals starts to grow, you see her personality grow as well.

I really need to get more of Tamora Pierce’s books, instead of reading this series over and over again. Also, need a new edition, because I have abused these books.


My star rating is:




Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Game of Thrones S7 E5 Review







Season 7 Episode 3






A LOT HAPPENED, BUT NOTHING AT ALL…?

I didn’t mind this episode, it wasn’t as great as episode 4 by any mean, it was more like episode 1; a lot of information giving.

This is going to be a bit different from my previous reviews, as I do scene by scene of the complete episode. I won’t be doing it this time, but just talking about things I can remember. I’m in a lazy mood at the moment, sorry about that.

Before I start, where was Theon in this episode? Was he hiding from Jon Snow? I just needed more of them together, even if it’s hard words.

Jamie survives????? I don’t know how I truly feel about that, I want him dead because, c’mon, he was drowning…. But then again, who is going to kill Cersei?



Is Daenerys becoming her father? I know there are people who hate her, or starting to, or does this make me her dad as well? But in a way, I kind of think she should have done what she did. Do you think Cersei wouldn’t do the same in her situation? Look how quickly they bent the knee once she burnt the Tarly’s…and that family isn’t dead, there is still Sam remember.




When Drogon went up to Jon Snow, and let him touch him!!!!!!!! He is a Targaryen!!!!!



We also find out, which isn’t a surprise just a confirmation, that Jon Snow is not a bastard. If Sam Tarly would shut up and listen to Gilly, he would be able to tell Jon when (if) he sees him next.



So, Cersei is pregnant… At first, I oddly enough felt something for her and Jaime, until she tells him, “Don’t betray me again”.
Kill her Jaime, do it now!!



Is it me, or does anyone else think we (Daenerys) shouldn’t trust him 100%. They do say blood is thicker than water, and he might have “bent the knee” for her, but when it comes to it, can he kill Jaime if it meant serving his Queen?



I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it until he is finally killed off, I do not trust Baelish Creepy-Pants. Arya needs to kill him with that dagger.
I think he knew Arya is watching him, do you think he asked for that letter knowing she will find it. He wants Arya and Sansa to be at odds, he is good at making sisters despise each other……



Finally, we know where Gendry sailed off to….
And even though he is off with Jon Snow on a suicide mission (if you ask me), I wonder what his role is in this game. A bastard son of a king, he has adopted the hammer that his father did. There is always a reason for things in this show.



The ending was annoying, now I need to wait until next week to find out what happened to the suicide squad.
Go home Jon Snow, shit is brewing.




Hurry up week.




Overall, I rate this episode: