Book Review: “Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian” by E.L. James

Hi everyone!

I read this as an ebook.

Overview from GoodReads:

Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms. But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana’s scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian’s confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons? Or will the possessiveness of Elena, his seducer, and the deranged devotion of Leila, his former submissive, drag Christian down into the past? And if Christian does win Ana back, can a man so dark and damaged ever hope to keep her?

I first read the original trilogy back in 2016. Reading a spin-off a couple years later…….it was boring.
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Book Review: “A Court of Wings and Ruin” by Sarah J. Maas

Hey all!

I read this book during the 6th Round of the TomeTopple Readathon.

Overview from GoodReads:

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

I don’t even know what to say….or write, in this case. So many emotions are flowing through me right now. Anger. Sadness. Frustration. Love. Peace. Just a mixture of emotions. This book hit me right in the feels. At one point, I actually threw the book. At more than one point, I cried. I, honestly, could not have found a better way to end my night.

Until my next post,

Stephanie

Book Review: “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas

Hello all!

I finished this book for the TomeTopple Readathon Round #6.

Overview from GoodReads:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world torn apart.

I. Am. Shook. I absolutely LOVED this novel! By the end of it, I was so stunned that I went into work (since I finished it right before my shift started) and I was walking around like I was an imprint of who I formally was.

Book Review: “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

Hi everyone!

I read this book so fast! I absolutely loved it!

Overview from GoodReads:

Feyre is a huntress. She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price…Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre’s feeling for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she’s been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows. Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.

So many things to say about this book. I loved the characters, the plot, the setting, the romance…I loved everything! I was mad. I cried. I laughed. So many emotions throughout this book. This was definitely one of my favorites.

Book Review: “Soundless” by Richelle Mead

Hi everyone!

I got this book a couple years ago and I’m finally getting around to reading it.

Overview from GoodReads:

In a village without sound…For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear. Rocky terrain and frequent avalanches make it impossible to leave the village, so Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink. Many go hungry. Fei and all the people she loves are plunged into crisis, with nothing to look forward to but darkness and starvation. One girl hears a call to action…Until one night, Fei is awoken by a searing noise. Sound becomes her weapon. She sets out to uncover what’s happened to her and to fight the dangers threatening her village. A handsome miner with a revolutionary spirit accompanies Fei on her quest, bringing with him new risks and the possibility of romance. They embark on a majestic journey from the peak of their jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth will change their lives forever…And unlocks a power that will save her people.

I absolutely HATED the civilization at first and then later township when it had shown up. The ending was just….adfskhsksnaoopnxaksn. Such a perfect ending!!!

Until my next post,

Stephanie

Book Review: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hello everybody!

I got this book a while ago and I’m just now finishing it. I have the special 75th anniversary edition.

Overview from GoodReads:

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T.S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the “first step” American fiction had taken since Henry James; H.L. Mencken praised “the charm and beauty of the writing,” as well as Fitzgerald’s sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald’d “best work” thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth century literature. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of The Great Gatsby, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and authorized by the estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The first edition of The Great Gatsby contained many errors resulting from Fitzgerald’s extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule, and subsequent editions introduced further departures from the author’s intentions. This critical edition draws on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, along with Fitzgerald’s later revisions and corrections, to restore the text to its original form. It is The Great Gatsby as Fitzgerald intended it.

Every single time I read this book, I like it less and less. This time around, I absolutely hated Daisy! I think I’m gonna stay away from this book for a while.

Until my next post,

Stephanie