Review: “The Beauty of Darkness” by Mary E. Pearson

It’s been a while since I read The Heart of Betrayal, so I had to read an in-depth recap of the events of the last two books. Good thing, too! So much stuff happens in this third and final book!

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Review: “Tower of Dawn” by Sarah J. Maas

I was absolutely thrilled to hear we would have a novella just on Chaol. He’s one of my favorite characters from the series. And while I do have a few issues with him (mostly his prejudices), I love him above all, lol! So when Sarah announced the novella was turned into a novel, I was ecstatic!

Diving into Tower of Dawn was a bit like coming home in ways I never imagined it would be. Returning to the world of Throne of Glass and being introduced into a brand new world of the southern continent and its cultures and people… To reacquaint myself with these characters and to come out in the end as loving them more… I cannot imagine a better pleasure as a reader.

I’m going to try my hardest to keep this spoiler-free!

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ARC Review: “Invictus” by Ryan Graudin

really wanted to like this more. Pitched as Doctor Who meets Firefly (or Guardians of the Galaxy) I was pumped for lots of adventure and greatness! Alas, Invictus fell short in a few key areas for me. I think I was in some sort of reading funk which probably affected by opinion of the book, too. Maybe I’ll have to give it another go in the future.

This ARC was not provided to me by the publisher. I actually traded another ARC for this one.

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Review: “Monstress” Vol. 1 & 2 by Marjorie Liu

Oh my goodness, why have I just now discovered this lovely graphic novel? I’ve seen the single issue comics in comic book stores, and while it intrigued me, I never bothered to pick it up. But then I heard it was an East Asian-inspired, steampunk-esque, matriarchal fantasy world and hello, yes, I’m hooked.

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So I decided to review volume 1 and 2 together. Truthfully, sometimes I struggle with writing a review of a single volume, especially since this is definitely a longer series. Sometimes I feel as if volume one just allows me to touch the surface of the world, while volume 2 drags me under. 😉

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Review: “Walk on Earth a Stranger” by Rae Carson

This book was a pleasant surprise. While I like historical fiction, I stick mainly to historical fiction that takes place in Britain, so to dive into this (audio)book which takes place during the late 1840s Gold Rush America, I was a bit…hesitant to say the least. It has a bit of a western feel to it as well. But the characters surprised me, and when I finished, I was quite excited to start the next one (but I haven’t yet because I seriously have a TBR for fall–shocker!).

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(Reread) Review: “Queen of Shadows” by Sarah J. Maas

Eeeek, am I glad that I reread this book! I mean, I knew I would love it going in, but there are certainly some things I missed. Goodness me, how could I forgot that all these characters were introduced? I read so many books each year that I suppose it’s easy to forget.

(Also, bonus fact: One year ago yesterday, I met Sarah J. Maas on the Empire of Storms book tour. You can check out that post here. 🙂 )

This review will contain spoilers. You can read my original review over on Goodreads.

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