Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowsi Review!

I fell for an Amazon add, and I'm glad I did. I went to open my Kindle and this beautiful cover caught my eye. I love the tie in to the story. There's something completely haunting about this cover, from the typography to the color scheme.

I was taken by this story. I fell in love with the characters, the struggles, and the hope and loss on both sides. I'm not usually drawn to stories that have the potential to end in a tragic way. I like my stories to have a happily ever after, and I'm truly not sure what will happen in this trilogy. I'm usually pretty good about seeing where a story is going, but the middle of this one threw me for a loop I still haven't fallen from. It was so unexpected, and is what cinched my love of the characters and their struggles.

This is a story about life and love and how fragile both are. It kept my attention from beginning to end. It made me want to yell at the characters and close my eyes for some scenes because I didn't want to see what happened next, but I had to. I'm looking forward to and dreading book 2. Yes, it's that good ;) If you want something to make you think, this might be your next great read. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn Review!

I learned about Sharon Shinn through Sarah J. Maas' recommended authors, and I have to say I am not disappointed. I loved Shinn's writing, her characterization and story telling in general. The sweeping landscape of Gillengaria was easily visualized, and I became enthralled in the lives of the characters. I didn't want their journey to end, and I'm glad to see it hasn't. If you're looking for an enthralling fantasy, give this one a go. It was an easy read, as I didn't want to put it down.

5 Stars

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas--So worth the read!

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarah J. Maas is one of my all time favorites. I wasn't sure if I wanted to pick up this book, but I'm so glad I did. It gave me insight into so many things I questioned in the previous books and really has ingrained the characters of the series into my mind forever. I love Ms. Maas' writing and can't wait for more.

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