Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Published by Bloomsbury on 5th May 2015
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it... or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
- from Goodreads
I had intended to write a full review of ACOTAR, but to be honest there are plenty of reviews online. So I thought I’d briefly share my thoughts.
I was a bit worried before I started ACOTAR as the ARC reviews I’d seen had been somewhat mixed. I ended up putting off reading this as I didn’t want to be disappointed. I should have had more faith though. I loved this! I loved the Beauty and the Beast air about the book, the action, the characters and the dynamics between them. I must admit that I enjoyed the romance too.
To give you an idea of how much I enjoyed it – I just bought a second, signed copy. I can’t wait for book two – it’s going to be interesting to see where this series goes.
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #4
Published by Bloomsbury on 1st September 2015
Genres: YA Fantasy
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.
- from Goodreads
I can’t stand spoilers, in fact I stayed off Goodreads the whole time I read this as I didn’t want anything to spoil it for me. So with that in mind, this is just going to be short. Like, REALLY short. I loved it! I wasn’t sure how I felt about it for the first quarter of the book, but I ended up really loving it. End of thoughts.