WWW Wednesday – march 31, 2021

Happy Wednesday my fellow readers! Somehow it is the last Wednesday in March, I don’t even know where this month went. This is a special Wednesday because I’m actually getting my first shot of my Covid-19 vaccine! I’m so happy and excited that I could cry, just one step closer to getting my life back.

As always, I’m answering the three questions below. Let me know your answers in the comments or share to your own blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I am taking a small break from my re-read of ACOTAR after finishing A Court of Mist and Fury. So I picked up my BOTM choice for March, The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton. It is told in an oral history style a la Daisy Jones and The Six. I’m really loving it so far and very different than anything I’ve been reading recently.

What did you recently finish?

I just finished re-reading A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. This book is just so wonderful, I get to watch Rhys and Feyre fall in love with each other and Feyre really discover her self-worth. This is just such a comfort read for me. I also just finished To Love & To Loathe which I posted a full review of on my blog on Monday!

What do you think you’ll read next?

This is always the hardest question to answer. I’ll definitely be picking up A Court of Wings and Ruin to continue my re-read, but I’m not sure what else I might start. It might be Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, since that hold just became available at my library. Honestly, I’m notoriously bad at this question almost every week.

WWW Wednesday – March 24, 2021

Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! I’m answering the three questions below. Let me know your answers in the comments, or share to your own blog!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?


I’m continuing my re-reading adventure of the ACOTAR series by reading A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I am honestly loving this re-read. Because I know what is going to happen, I’ve been paying so much more attention to the little things happening. All the little details between Feyre and Rhysand, this re-read has been exactly what I need right now.

What did you recently finish?

I just finished up Storm & Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’ll have a full review posted soon, but I really enjoyed this book! It is a spin-off of her Dark Elements series. Storm & Fury is an urban fantasy dealing with angels, demons, gargoyles and everything in between. Honestly, I want to pick up the next book right away because it set up a really exciting story, but I have other books I got to read first.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m super excited to start To Love and To Loathe by Martha Waters! I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. So this will be my next read since it comes out super soon, and I want to have my review posted right away. This is actually my first ARC since starting this blog, which is a really nice growth opportunity for me as well.

As always let me know in the comments what you are reading or whether you have read any of these books. You can also follow along on Instagram!

WWW Wednesday – March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Since it is Wednesday, it means another WWW Wednesday! I’m answering the three questions below. Let me know your answers in the comments, or share to your own blog!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I am currently rereading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I told you all it was going to happen. The entire time I read A Court of Silver Flames, I just kept thinking man I want to reread the ACOTAR series. I couldn’t get it off my brain, and I hit a reading slump. So here we are! Honestly, it’s really nice to reread. This series is very much a comfort series for me and I kind of need that right now.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Well Played by Jen DeLuca. Honestly, this book is fine. I had added it to my TBR after reading Well Met at the beginning of last year which I really enjoyed. This book doesn’t really change the game, but that’s ok. It is an enjoyable rom-com and if that is what you are looking for then its perfect. I’ll have a full review posted to my blog soon.

What do you think you’ll read next?

This is really tough because I’ve been in a real reading slump. I think I might read Storm & Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This one has been sitting on my Kindle for awhile, so it might be nice to clear that off the shelf. This is genuinely a tough question to answer right now. So this could change, it is whatever strikes my fancy right now.

Review: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

SYNOPSIS (via Goodreads):

“Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta’s orbit. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.

Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.

Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other’s arms.”

REVIEW:

I really enjoyed this book, but I was also very unsure of this book. I have a love/hate relationship with Nesta. In the previous books, she doesn’t really do anything that endears herself to the reader. She always seemed outright nasty to Feyre for no reason.

Her actions don’t get any better during A Court of Frost and Starlight, where she seems to actively push everyone away. She has a lot of trauma that she has to work through and she clearly isn’t doing that at the start of this book. I think Nesta’s story is important to tell, and definitely relatable at times. We’ve all had dark times, this past year especially.

I enjoyed seeing things from her perspective. Seeing how upset she was about her treatment of Feyre, feeling like she couldn’t do anything to fix it. I also liked seeing her relationship with Cassian develop. I loved the friendships she built with Emerie and Gwyn. I also loved the relationship she has with the House of Wind and her love of romance novels. Nesta’s love of reading, especially romance novels is what makes her the most relatable to me. (Though, she loves to read but couldn’t take the time to teach her sister to read?)

This entire book, I just wished I had more of Feyre and Rhysand. Obviously, this is Nesta’s story, but the reason I fell in love with this book series is because of Feyre and Rhysand. I just wanted to see what they were doing, and what they were thinking. The entire time I was reading, I just kept thinking about how much I wanted to reread ACOTAR from the beginning.

One slight issue I had with this book is, was it necessary? Does it add anything to the series? The ending is so wrapped up with just a peek at what could happen in the future, that I think it hurts this book a bit. You have teases and hints of possible future plot lines, but the major threat is gone by the end. This was always my worry when I heard about this book coming out. I like that Sarah J. Maas wants to tell the story of different characters in the court, but I also want these books to feel like they are a natural part of the series.

If you are a fan of the ACOTAR series, you are definitely going to enjoy this book. I mean Sarah J. Maas knows her audience, and it checked off all the boxes.

Now I need to go reread ACOTAR!

RATING: 4/5

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My 2020 in Books

This year I started a new job in a new apartment. I had a decent commute on public transportation, so I saw myself reading a bit more than I had in recent years. Then the pandemic happened, I saw myself working from home and having even more time on my hands. I started thinking about making a bookstagram and blog to talk about the even more books I had been consuming. Then I got laid off, and my decision was made.

It has been really exciting to share what I’ve been reading and starting this blog. 2020 has been a weird year, but this blog has brought a little slice of happiness.

So here is my year in review…

In 2020 I joined the cult of Sarah J. Maas

Also wish they had kept this cover art

In March, I began the Throne of Glass series and while I had a few problems with it overall, it was an incredibly immersive fantasy series that I needed at that time in my life. After finishing that series everyone kept tell my I needed to read A Court of Thorns and Roses. So I splurged and bought the entire series. Wow! I absolutely loved this series! Feyre is an incredible heroine. I loved this series so much more than the Throne of Glass Series. One unpopular opinion I do have though is I wish she wasn’t continuing the series. While I will still read A Court of Silver Flames, I’m not dying to read it since I feel like the story is finished.

I fully embraced my love of Romance novels…
I feel like a lot of people get shamed for loving romance novels, but this year I fully embraced it. I read some amazing romance novels this year, that were way better than some other more touted books. The Roommate by Rosie Danan was one of my favorite books I read this year. I also discovered the world of Evie Dunmore and her League of Extraordinary Women and Beach Read by Emily Henry. There are truly some extraordinary things happening in Romance.

I got sucked into Bookstagram suggestions…
Once I set up a bookstagram, I feel like my TBR grew tenfold. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I love seeing people’s flatlays and their book recommendations. Sometimes though, the hype can be overblown. This happed to me with Serpent & Dove and Blood & Honey. I saw these two books all over Instagram, and quickly added them to my TBR. I read Serpent & Dove which I enjoyed but didn’t love. Then I picked up Blood & Honey. Boy, did I not like this book. It felt like a mess and when I discovered that this originally was meant to be a duology it made a lot of sense. A majority of the book was filler and I’m hesitant to continue this series when the last book comes out. So 9 times out of 10, bookstagram suggestions are great but sometimes you get burned.

I discovered the world of Jennifer L. Armentrout…

I stumbled upon the world of Jennifer L. Armentrout this summer. I had finished ACOTAR and was looking for something similar. From Blood and Ash kept popping up in my suggestions on Amazon. An obsession was born. Since this summer I’ve read the Lux Series and the Dark Elements Series with plans to read more. While the Blood and Ash series is still my favorite so far, I’m excited to see where her other books take me.

I’m so excited to see where 2021 takes my little book blog! I hope you enjoy my reviews, and I’m hoping to expand a bit more with what I do with this blog. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram and most importantly…

Happy New Year!