I really, reallyyyy enjoyed this book. And while I would love to give it 5 stars on principle because it’s WONDER WOMAN, I have to stick with 4 stars, which still means I REALLY LIKED IT, how could you not? Badass females, diversity, humor, greek mythology, adventure and action, yes please! But, I wasn’t left feeling blown away and there was one thing I was a bit iffy on, but *shrug* this book is still amazing and you are crazy if you don’t pick this one up!
Probably my favorite read of 2017 so far!! From page one I was immersed into this brilliantly colorful futuristic world created by Marie Lu. Seriously, that world building though, holy cow. A story about a female hacker and bounty hunter in a world dominated by virtual reality and gaming, an unknown threat on the virtual world mixed with a dash of romance… Yup, I’m hooked. Every time I opened this book I sped through it. It is an action packed story full of twists and turns, leaving you wanting more, I promise you won’t want to put it down!
3 out of 5 stars. Here’s the thing I thought this duo logy was magical and beautiful. I adored that it was set in a different place within a different culture than I usually read. The descriptions down to the clothes and weapons and food were really well done and I feel like I learned a lot. Which made this a really fun read.
Wow what a beautiful story! At first I was worried I’d find it quite hard to get used to the different words/terms and the names. But I got used to it quite quickly and just loved reading and living in a different culture for once. The Arabian/Persian culture was really well written. I have to say every time food was brought up through out the story it made my mouth water a bit. The world building was well done although for the most part, it really only takes place in a palace but I liked the different outfits of different people and the visuals of the different areas of the palace. It made it more fun to soak in the culture and the color of it all.
4 easy stars!
I read this in one sitting, which if you know me doesn’t happen often. This book was just so cute and fluffy and a quick read it was easy to breeze right through. Sometimes I just need a cute contemporary YA read to pick me up and make me feel good in between all the more dense and involved stories!
I loved this book sooo much. I’m emotionally exhausted after finishing this beauty and in such a book hangover. I am going to miss these guys so much and I am hoping and praying that the next books to come out still feature them some how!
All I can say really is, Rhysand holy gosh I see why everyone loves him, sorry DJ! Velaris is my new favorite fictional location (can I please live there??), Is it hot in here or is this book just steamyyyy?!? AND OH MY GOSH THOSE LAST 50 PAGES.
I LOVED THIS BOOK. I have no idea what took me so long to get to these books but I’m so glad I finally did. I was intrigued from chapter 1 which for me doesn’t always happen. And I really enjoyed the subtle beauty and the beast retelling. I’m a sucker for any retelling so this just put the cherry on top. The world building to me was beautiful and easy to imagine. I have heard this is some peoples least favorite in the series, and I can see that, it isn’t my favorite, but I don’t dislike it any less either. I like that it actually is a bit slower and lets us get a solid idea of the world and the characters. By the end of this book I can definitely say I felt as if I were in that world, could see those sights and smell those smells. To me this was the perfect beginning to this trilogy!
I have heard that this is a love/hate sort of book. I fall in the middle. I can’t say I loved this book the way others did, but I did find the writing to be beautiful. There are so many gorgeous lines and quotes that I think back on all the time. But the slowness of the read and lack of connection to the Goblin King took away from the story for me.
“everything affects everything”
This was a quick read, and easy in the sense that it was a fast read but not so easy emotionally. The story resonated and hit home for me many times. As someone who suffers from severe depression and suicidal thoughts this actually triggered many flash backs and emotions for me. It brought back so many awful memories from high school. The message in this is good though, that you never know what someone is going through and even the smallest act can spiral into undoing someone, so always watch what you say or do.