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A Court of Wings and Ruin |  Sarah J. Maas |   Bloomsbury  | Pub Date: 5/2/17 "Until then, we enjoy every heartbeat of it.” I don’t know if I have the right words to talk about this book. It was long and sad and beautiful. This book was the biggest of the series (so far) and it definitely was hard to get through. Not because it wasn’t well written, because it absolutely was, just because it was so sad and heartbreaking and there was so much fighting and war. It just took a toll on my mind. The battle scenes were written so well. Lots of bombshells happening throughout the book. I cried and I screamed, and I almost threw the book off my balcony because the pain really was too much to bear at certain points. I will be reading the novella A Court of Frost and Starlight next. While I very patiently wait for book 4, which is to be released sometime in 2021. Yes, I will be rereading the series before it comes out. Yes, I am extremely excited Sarah J Mass has...
A Court of Mist and Fury |  Sarah J. Maas |   Bloomsbury  | Pub Date: 5/3/16 "Then I would have torn apart the world to get you back.” One word: WHOA! This book was EVERYTHING. Probably going to be my favorite romance book ever. My favorite fantasy book ever. Sarah J. Maas really just has a way with words. I felt all those feelings like I was Feyre. When I started the book, I didn’t hate Tamlin yet. I thought he was protecting her out of love. I mean, I probably wouldn’t let the person I loved out of my sight again after what they went through. But then Tamlin just goes too far. If you read the series you’ll know the exact point I mean. I started screaming. SCREAMING at the top of my lungs. I wanted to throw the book against the wall as if that would make Tamlin realize he was absolute garbage. Watching Rhyand and Feyre’s story develop and grow was so beautiful and heartbreaking. I cried with them and for them. It was just so beautifully written. Ch...
A Court of Thorns and Roses   |  Sarah J. Maas |   Bloomsbury  | Pub Date: 5/5/15 "Because I wouldn’t want to die alone. Because I’d want someone to hold my hand until the end, and awhile after that. That’s something everyone deserves, human or faerie.” I didn’t start getting into the fantasy genre until late in 2019. I had read a few here and there but, I was always more attracted to thrillers and romance. That is absolutely changing in 2020. For starters, I am so mad at myself that I waited so long to pick up ACOTAR or any Sarah J. Maas book. Her writing is so beautiful and captivating. I couldn’t put it down. Feyre made a promise to her mom before her mother died. That promise was to take care of her family. Feyre had to learn to hunt in order to help her family survive. Her older sisters refused and her father was too injured to do so. One day when Feyre was hunting so her family could eat a meal, she shot the wrong animal. It was a wolf only it wa...
This can definitely be classified as a police procedural. As time goes on, I’m not sure I enjoy police procedural novels as much as I used too. Initially, I had a hard time getting into it because there were a lot of police shop talk and so many characters to familiarize myself with. I was a bit confused especially since there were multiple police forces and counties involved and I am not familiar with American police forces, and how their legal/police system works. However, as the story developed, and I got familiar with all the different characters and police forces, I really go into it and found it to be quite a real mind nerving page-turner. The premise is very creative; a serial killer that kills in threes, in the third month of the year, on the third day, every third day, three times, every three years…if that makes sense! I’m so glad I powered through because this will now be another series I can’t get enough of; it was so gripping, and I absolutely loved the ma...
The Sun Down Motel   |  Simone St. James |   Berkley  | Pub Date: February 18, 2020 "I don’t want to go in there. But I will. Because I always do.” This was one of my January Book of the Month (BOTM) picks. I do not regret choosing it. I had been steering clear of thrillers for a while. I read one mid-way through 2019 that kind of was insane and it made me feel a little crazy. The Sun Down Motel may make you feel a little crazy too… paranoid even. It switches between 2 perspectives. The first one is Viv who is at the Sun Down in 1982. The second is Carly who is at the Sun Down in 2017. Carly is Viv’s niece. Carly wants to know what happened to Viv 35 years ago when she disappeared from the Sun Down on that cold November night. I can’t review it too much without spoilers and I refuse to give spoilers. Just know that this book is creepy. The majority of it takes place at night at the Sun Down. There is a paranormal aspect too it as well. I enjoyed tha...
  This was my first time reading a medical mystery. I’ve watched numerous tv shows that revolve around medical mysteries and loved them, but never thought of picking up a book of the genre. It wasn’t as gripping as my usual thrillers/mysteries, but I think that’s due to the fact that there’s a lot of medical terminologies and descriptiveness of the medical procedures which isn’t really my thing but overall, I still quite enjoyed it! Speaking of descriptiveness, the book goes into very vivid descriptions and it can get really gross. It’s not for the faint of hearts let me tell you! I usually read while eating and for this one couldn’t do it. Regardless, I really loved the main character, Jessie, she is a San Francisco City medical examiner and she’s the one that solves death of the bodies she deems as homicides. The book did pick up near the end as we learn more about the multiple intertwined stories which make the ending even more surprising! Thank you to ...
Magic Hour   |  Kristin Hannah |   Ballantine Books | Pub Date: November 27, 2007 "How can we hide if they see our every move?" Since my year on bookstagram, I have made some incredible friends. Some of those friends are right here in my home state of Arizona. Five of us formed the Phoenix IRL Book Club and our first read was Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah. This pick was made by @ bookmamareviews . I had been wanting to get into Kristin Hannah books. I ended up buying 8 of them on a whim so when Rachel suggested reading Magic Hour , I was excited to dive into my first Kristin Hannah book. I really enjoyed this book and I think my only complaint would be that Hannah is long winded. She likes to describe everything, whether it’s necessary or not. I am not sure if her other books are this way but I imagine so. The story however was very intriguing. A girl mysteriously arrived in a small town in Washington. She was found hiding in a tree. Ellie is the ...
The Simple Wild  |  K.A. Tucker  |  Atria Books  | Pub Date: August 7, 2018 "Life will keep moving and changing, whether we want it to or not, Calla" Bookstagram had been buzzing about  The Simple Wild  by K.A. Tucker for quite some time and of course, I had to buy it. I had put it off because I was reading a million other things but then one of my closer bookstagram friends read it and as soon as she finished she said she wanted to reread it right then. That was when I decided I had to pick it up immediately. I am so mad at myself for waiting. This book was everything I didn't know I needed. It's a romance and a life lesson book all in one.  What I loved was that it shows how life can be perfect one minute and then shaken up the next. It'll throw you things you don't think you can handle but there isn't another choice but to handle it. Jonah and Calla are as opposite as night and day. An Alaskan bush pilot with an unkempt appearan...