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Non-Spoiler Book Review | “Traitor to the Throne” by Alwyn Hamilton.

Wow!, I don’t know what to tell you about this book. It was amazing. I just can’t believe it finished and I still have to wait another year to read the next one. Like the Alwyn doesn’t have anything else to do rather than torture us! I gave this book 4.5 stars out of 5.29739361
This book picks up right where Rebel of the Sands ended, and on this one, we see Amani become more powerful than ever, she’s strong, she suffers, she makes tough decisions–but that’s one of the things that I love about this book. That even though this a whole new universe presenting a situation where none of us would ever imagine being in, Amani still gets to be a teenager and learn from her mistakes.
Also, I felt like Jin and Amani didn’t get much quality time, the time that they got to see each other was either through stolen time or very little time because of everything that was going on around them. In the end, I felt bad for them.
The other characters in this story are so full of life. The author introduces us to a couple of new characters that are joining the rebellion, and we lose a couple more to it as well, but the book never stops having a life. Also like that even though, as I mentioned earlier, this book presents the world where we could never imagine our generation in, there are a lot of real world situations going on in this book, and I love how the character incorporated them to this modern and twisted tale. Something that she doesn’t let us forget, is that the rebellion is formed by a bunch of teenagers, and these teenagers even though they have super powers, they face the same problems that we do on a daily basis. They are filled with anxiety, they deal with a lot of stress, they have to make tough decisions, and they suffer because of them, but yet, they keep fighting, they don’t let anything bring them down, not even at the brink of desperation. These kids are super strong, and they think of each other as a family, I can’t wait for the next book in this series because I know that they are going to come back more badass than ever.
A new dawn. A new desert.

If you guys want to catch up and refresh your memory, here’s the link for my review of the Rebel of the Sands book.

Non-Spoiler Book Review | “The Star-Touched Queen” by Roshani Chokshi

This book was a challenge for me, it was a slow read for me, and considering on how I can read a b25203675ook in two days or less, this one took me a while. Princess Mayavati is a really a complicated character, the story line is so complicated, and I didn’t understand most of it. It took me three days to get through the first 100 pages. But after that, the book did pick up, and honestly enough, it has sort of the same story line as “WiNTERSONG,” by S. Jae-Jones, where the main character gets married and then the rest of the story is a fight for her marriage.
I gave this book 3.5 stars. Amar was a distant character as well, I’m telling you strong Wintersong vibes. Throughout the whole book, I couldn’t get to actually know him. Was he, in the end, a demon or not? No wonder Maya did what she did to him in the almost end of the story, he wasn’t honest with her. After she gets her memories back, things become more complicated, and then Nritti was a complicated af character. I didn’t understand her at all. Now, Gauri is interesting, I want to see her in the next book, I feel that she’s going to end up with the kid that turned out to be king, and that excites me.

Non-Spoiler Book Review – “Wintersong” by S. Jae-Jones

3.5/5 stars.

24763621I don’t know, I found this book a little bit boring. I believe that the author prolonged the book too much. This is what I think about when I say that authors overwrite. However, other than that, I think that the story was nice, although a little bit longer than it needed to be, and sometimes downright boring, I did enjoy bits and pieces.
As you guys know, this book is a retelling of the labyrinth movie, back in the 1980s. Yes, there’s a goblin king, yes, there’s little goblins–there’s everything in here. I really liked Elisabeth as a character, I did believe she was selfless, and not even once thought about her throughout this book. Her love for her family was what kept her alive in the end.
I didn’t like how we didn’t get to meet the Goblin King very much, I mean it was just bits and pieces of him, and well, I couldn’t actually get to know him well enough. He was very kind towards Elisabeth, once the mini-game was over, and he always seems to be gentle with her. Until he wasn’t ;). I meant that in a good way, btw.
Personally, I haven’t watched the movie “Labyrinth” myself, so maybe that’s why I didn’t find the story interesting.
I did enjoy the author’s writing, S. Jae-Jones, wrote so beautifully, and just like this story was focused on music, her writing was as well. Did anyone else notice?
Like her writing was so beautiful and lyrical, it was like reading a song the whole time. And is funny, because of the whole book centers around music.
Besides that, I believe that this book is good if you want to relax and enjoy a story that doesn’t make any sense at all in the real world, but if you give it a try you might find yourself headed to the underground.

Non-Spoiler Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

5/5 Stars

“Because I bet you could get into some interesting position with those wings…”

ACOMAF follows the story of Feyre, a young huntress who has faced many challenges on
the first book of this trilogy, “ACOTAR” that changed her whole life.

This book shows Feyre’s transition between her human life to her high fae life, and how broken she really is because of the sacrifices she had to make to save the people she loved. Since she became high fae, Tamlin has brought her to the Spring Court, and she’s suffocating. The pressure of being the high lady of the spring court, the pressure of having to portray an17927395 image, of everyone expecting something from her, wanting her to be someone she’s not is too much for her to take in. In her desperate moments, she asks for anyone to come and help her. That’s where Rhysand comes in.

I love the work that Sarah did with this book. The actual copy is 624 pages long–so this is a book that would keep you entertain during a couple of days–or if you are like me, probably one long night. I did love that she made ACOMAF this long because it gives us time to actually understand the story, and it gave Maas the opportunity to write and explain everything really well. All of the information written on this book is crucial for the bone of the story, I think she did a great job on developing the other side characters. New characters that we get to meet in this that weren’t in the first one–details that make us fall a little more in love with this book.

Romance wise this book is way more heated than ACOTAR, there’s a lot of steam going on on this book guys, but it is just for the best! I like how Sarah doesn’t sugar coat this scenes with cotton candy, because in the end Feyre is 20, and well, she can do whatever she wants. I would recommend it to readers 17 years old or older; however, if you are younger just make sure to keep an open mind.

On characters perspective, I love how Sarah wrote about them, they are powerful characters, and we get to see more from Feyre’s sisters. And we even get to see this other side of Rhysand, a side that we didn’t get to discover on A Court of Thorns and Roses, a side we didn’t even knew he had. Rhysand’s new personality on this book just made me fall in love with the book a little bit more.

Overall I give this book 5/5 stars because Sarah is an amazing writer, and this book is really well developed. It follows everything smoothly and nothing is too complicated to understand. If you haven’t this series, then please do. Is long overdue!

If you guys want to see my video review of this book then click here.

Non-Spoiler Book Review – The Crown by Kiera Cass

4/5 stars.

Eadlyn Schreave continues her story on “The Crown” where the choices she has to make will not only dictate her future, but her present as well. Since her mother is under medical care, her father has chosen to stay by America’s side through her process; now, is Eadlyn’s duty as a princess and future Queen of Illea to take care of her family, the selection and of her country.26074181

I really enjoyed Kiera Cass’ writing style, I think it was appropriate for the “time” that the book was written on. It was simple and easy, nothing to hard to understand. This book is more clean (romance wise) than her first three books, I would definitely recommend this book to teens from 13 years old and up. I did felt like she rushed us through her story though. The characters were well described in the context of the book; however, the book itself is very short and with a lot of space between chapters–I wish she could’ve prolonged the story and give us a little bit more of description regarding the characters.

 I felt like Eadlyn’s character in this book is more humble towards everyone, and I really appreciate her change of personality. In “The Heir” she was really harsh towards everyone in her court, even her family. But in this one we get to see a change of heart–sort of. I did enjoy seeing how she acted towards the members of the council, she doesn’t take BS from anyone, and I think that is a good quality to have when you are becoming queen of a country. But, since everything that happen with her mom, her brother, and well now with the rest of the selection is good to see her more humble towards them, and I believe that her change of heart made her see who was the best choice for her on the selection.

Now, her prince consort wasn’t a surprise for me. I kind of saw that happening in “The Heir” I won’t spoil it for you, but her choice is going to blow your mind.

Overall, I gave this book a 4/5 stars just because I wish she could’ve describe better the relationship between the Eadlyn and her prince consort. I felt like she didn’t give us enough insight on their relationship–bringing the book to an end way too soon.  However, this book is short and simple, nothing overbearing and not too many issues to overcome. I would definitely recommend this series if you haven’t read it, it will consume your body, soul and mind.

If you guys want to see my YouTube book review on this book, here’s the link

Can’t Wait to Read! – May TBR!

Hello guys,

So, as I keep reading and reading, my TBR pile keeps growing and growing, and for this next upcoming month there’s no exception. May is a month that so many good books are about to come out–finally–after years of waiting, they get to be in my precious 17927395hands, and I am super excited about them:

  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: This is the second book on the “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series, which came out last year in the month of May. So now, after exactly a year later, we finally get to continue this wonderful adventure with Feyre and Tamlin, an adventure that was long over due. I don’t like the cover on this particular book, I feel like ACOTAR’s cover was so much better design, but I won’t let that detail bring my hopes f the book down. She posted a picture on her instagram with a preview of the actual book, and I’m super excited because the book looks way much bigger than ACOTAR!  Can’t wait! It is out 5/3.
  • The Crown by Kiera Cass: This is the fifth and final book on “The Selection” series, and I jut hope Eadlyn get to solve many of her issues, because I w26074181as seriously disappointed with “The Heir.” I  loved the first 3 books on the series, I think that Kiera did an amazing job coming up with the stories, and plot of the book. The characters and guidelines for the book where very descriptive, and very well written. However, in this part of the story, Eadlyn is totally different from America. I hate to say it, but she’s a little bit of a brat and b*tch. I’m however excited to see with which suitor she ends up with–I am rooting for Kile! and  how this total mess unfolds. This one is supposed to come out 5/3.
  • Wh29328328at I Need by J. Daniels: This is a more adult-romance series, but I’m head over heels in love with it, I’ve been waiting for this 4th book in this series to come out since forever. “The Alabama Summer” series, is a really entertaining and very sexy series that I just can’t see, to get enough of–so much so, that I found myself re-reading the books every once in while. This story brings two characters together, characters that I’ve been dying to read of! Is supposed to come out May the 16th, I hope she doesn’t push the date.
  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout: I love JLA, I think she’s an amazing author, and the fact that she’s coming up with this new story has me all giddy. 26721568She usually writes strong new adult/ teen romance, however this one is more softy in terms of romance environment. Is based on a high school, and supposedly the main character in this book has been home-schooled all her life, but for her senior year she gets to go to a public high school, and apparently the first day she gets there, she sees this guy that she hasn’t seen in years, but that apparently used to be really close to. I am really excited to read this, and see this new perspective that JLA is bringing us from her world, and since I’d never read anything by her that was this sweet looking I think I would really like it. This one is coming out May 17.
  • The La16131489st Star by Rick Yancey: The last book on the “5TH Wave” series. I’m super excited to see the ending to this wonderful series. Granted–I haven’t read the second one yet, but I’m planning on doing it before the last one comes out. I really enjoyed the first book, I think that the actions scenes were really well developed, and well written. The author did a great job describing the character, and giving them different characteristics that made them unique from any other character that I’ve ever read. I’m dying to see how we put an end to the others. This one is supposed to come out the 24th of May.

So, that’s all for me. I wold probably read more than these books that month but those are my most anticipated ones, can’t wait to get my hands on them and actually jump into the adventures. Let me know what you think down in the comments, and if you find something in common with these short reviews I would love to talk about them with you. Thank you guys for reading! Have a day full of wonderful new reads.

The Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

4.5/5 stars.

This was really amazing read. I’d never read a book with these types of characters on it. The whole scenery of this book was new for me. I didn’t know how to pronounce most of the words written on this book, but it was a really nice change. I’24934065ve been craving something like this for a long while now, I’m glad I’ve found this book.

The whole new culture presented in this book is one I’d never crossed path with before on books, so the fact that I got to do that now, for the first time, was really intriguing. All of the characters here were unique, things I’d never heard of–situations I couldn’t imagine begin to form of this wonderful story.

Amani, the desert girl, needs to get out of her home town, because she just can’t stand living there, and now that she has found the opportunity, she won’t let it go. Jin opens up a world full of danger and possibilities, a world full of hope and wonders, one that Amani has never been able to even imagine. The way the author describes the characters and most of the action scenes, is very powerful, you would submerge into a world of danger with the characters themselves.

I ask you to please join them in this new incredible adventure, where things you never imagine would occur.

“I was a desert girl. I thought I knew heat. I was wrong.”