Review: “Kingdom of Ash” by Sarah J. Maas

I can’t believe I’m writing a review for the final Throne of Glass book. This series has swept me off of my feet, taken me to places I’ve never been, and made me fall in love with fantasy even more. Each book was an amazing journey–some of them shocking!–and such a pleasure to read.

And yet… (You saw that coming, right?) I have some mixed feelings about Kingdom of Ash. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it because I certainly did, I simply felt like this novel fell short of my expectations and suffered from a variety of things, which I hope to explain in decent detail.

So, let’s get to it!

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Meeting the Author: Laini Taylor || MUSE OF NIGHTMARES Tour!

Going to see Laini Taylor was a bit of a whim. I’m currently transitioning jobs (my last day is today!), and I said I wouldn’t go unless I got this new job. Laini was in the Dallas area, which is a 3.5 hour drive as well.

Needless to say, I did get the job, and I did go see Laini Taylor as part of her Muse of Nightmares book tour. 🙂 It was a lot of fun, and I met a few people there as well, which really made it well worth it.

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Meeting the Author: Marie Lu || WILDCARD Book Tour

My oh my, can you imagine my shock when I learned that Marie Lu was coming to my neck of woods? Sure, we get authors but not many young adult authors, let alone big name ones. I had previously met Marie Lu during North Texas Teen Book Festival a few years ago, and then saw her again for her Warcross book tour. It was such a delight to be able to meet her again for the Wildcard book tour and to get my book signed!

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Review: “The Bitter Kingdom” by Rae Carson

If you’re craving an immersive fantasy, I suggest you pick up the first book in this series, The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I listened to this trilogy via audiobook, and it was an enjoyable read. I admit I was hesitant to read Rae Carson again, as I had previously read her Gold Seer Trilogy. Though I enjoyed that trilogy, it wasn’t enough to endear me to read Carson’s earlier works. However, with some motivation from various online friends, I took the plunge.

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