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Summer Shadows (Benedicts 6) by Joss Stirling

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Amongst the secret and lies, will love survive? Summer lives under a terrible shadow. It drains her, manipulates her and threatens to steal her future. A high-stakes mission offers a temporary escape. She must use her mind-shadowing abilities to hunt down her target and find the truth. Hal Robinson is a soldier. He does not get distracted. He wins. But what Hal wants begins to shift once he meets Summer. They must learn to trust each other if they are going to protect the Savant community. But will their secrets allow them to find a happy ending of their own?

 

I’m actually quite sad the series is now over! No more Benedict boys!

Summer lives with her mother and father in their big house but no one is allowed to go around. She lives with a savant that’s the worst kind. An emotional vampire. A savant that feeds off the emotions of others just to get a fix. Her father keeps her as safe as he can and has plans for Summer when she goes to university. But its not her plans.

When she’s offered the chance to go to the Middle East to help save Victor Benedict, who has gone over their to find his soul finder, Summer agrees, needing some time away from her family.

What she doesn’t count on is the Robinsons, especially the youngest brother Hal.

He’s obnoxious and arrogant and actually has no savant powers of his own. When the pair meet you can tell its going to be a love hate relationship, but after spending some time with Summer, Hal begins to thaw and lets her in. But Hal doesn’t have any savant powers so why, when Summer enters his mind, does she find out that they are Soul Finders?

But this isn’t as easy as everyone else’s because at this moment in time she wants nothing to do with him. But when they are captured and mistaken for Benedicts, Summer realises that she can’t exactly be apart from her soul finder.

But all the people that Victor has put behind bars over the years are after him, and it’s only a matter of time before they get him. Or will they?

 

Okay summary sounds lame because I was on a roll and then I completely forgot the plot for a minute and forgot what I was writing haha but I’ll try and explain in the next part.

I enjoyed Summer in this book. We’ve seen bits of her in the last few Benedict books and I was always curious of her. We got to see her family life and how bad it is. I felt sorry for her brother’s story too. Her mother, even though you wanted to hate her, you couldn’t because she was stuck in her own nightmare too. Her father tried to help but everything was left to Summer. I’m glad she took the chance to go to the Middle East, to get away from everything (even though it came with a cost.) She got the chance to use her mind powers, even though she was always wary of using them. I loved the relationship between her and Hal and how they bickered so much when they first saw each other.

Hal was obnoxious but he mellowed the more time he spent with Summer which I’m glad about. Yeah he did treat her badly in a few scenes but Summer always gave it back at him. I liked how he stepped up and realised that his savant powers could actually help Summer. They made quiet a team when they were together.

And then there was Victor! The one Benedict I was desperate for him to get his happy ending. It took six books but FINALLY! I always felt bad for him having to see his younger brothers and two older brothers finding theirs before he did and I was so happy when he found Atoosa! She’s great and I loved how he was with her. We’ve always seen Victor as moody and hard but with her he was cute and soft and GAH!

As Victor works with the FBI, he’s put away many bad savants, including some we’ve seen in previous books and I enjoyed seeing the epic finale come down to all of the bad guys against Victor and his family and extended family. I imagined the scenes in my head as a superhero movie!

Of course one of the Benedicts gets hurt… Okay kind of almost dies and my heart was in my throat for a little while there. But you’ll have to read the book to find out which one it is 😛

Summer Shadows was the perfect ending to a great series and I’m really sad to see it go but you know Joss there are two Robison brothers that have yet to find their soul finders so maybe, just maybe you could write about those two…? *HINT HINT CHEESY SMILE HINT HINT*

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!???

5 out of 5 stars

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The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

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I have so many to catch up on!

 

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Blurb:

Two boys. Two secrets. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long …

 

This book made me cry so much.

As the blurb states, its about two boys with two big secrets.

David Piper has always known he was different. People at school call him a freak, his parents think he’s gay and his only two best friends know the truth. David longs to be a girl. He was born in the wrong body but he doesn’t know how to tell his parents this because how do you tell your parents that you want to be a girl?

Then a new boy comes into school; Leo Denton. He’s quiet and moody and would most probably beat you if you said anything to him. He wants to be invisible and just get on with school or what’s left of it and not get into trouble. But when Leo sees David being picked on, he sticks up for him and they form an unlikely friendship.

Because of that, Leo attracts the attention of the popular girl Alicia, something he didn’t want to do. Especially as he falls for her pretty fast and the pair are making out at every opportunity. But Leo has a secret himself, one that he doesn’t want to get out but lets face it, with enemies at school, its bound too.

Through all the secrets and truths that are revealed, one thing is certain. The unlikely friendship between Leo and David grows stronger and they help each other out in a lot of ways…

 

Not the greatest summary I know, but I really don’t want to give anything away regarding Leo’s secret. If I’m being honest I had a little inkling as to what it was but when he has his flashbacks, I suspected something different.

This is the first transgender book I’ve ever read and it will probably be the last. I don’t mean that horribly I just mean that the book was so good and so heartwarming and heart breaking at times that it’s ruined me for other transgender books (I probably will read other books on this subject though!)

Lisa Williamson has written two characters that you can really get involved with. From the first page I was caught in David and his desperate need to become a girl. I felt for him. He was alone in this, despite having told is two best friends, but no one else understood him. No one else can understand the longing to be something that your not. He was a character to really lose your emotions too.

Then there’s Leo. As I mentioned I had an inkling as to what his secret was before it was revealed, but damn he broke my heart too. Like David he was alone on everything too and had a lot more secrets than David. When they go to find Leo’s real dad and the scenes that followed, god I was in tears! I just can’t believe how cruel some parents can be. I’m glad he had David there, or Kate, as he called himself that weekend.

When everything comes out about Leo, I was heartbroken. Especially with how everyone treated him. I wanted to punch every single one of them who said the horrible things. I don’t understand how people can’t understand things and have to be horrible to others just because they are different.

As I said I got involved with this book!

I’m not transgender so I can’t imagine how bad it must be to be trapped in a body that you shouldn’t have but Lisa managed to convey it perfectly.

Everything was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time and I don’t think I can convey how much you need to read this book. Yeah my review isn’t doing it much justice I know, but honestly its such an amazing book. One of my best reads of 2016! (yes I’m way behind on reviews!)

A definite must read

And a thank you to Adam who brought this book for me for my birthday.

5 out of 5 stars

All About The Hype by Paige Toon book review

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Gah I’ve been at work for a while so I haven’t got time to doing these two book reviews, let alone do any reading!

So here we go, my kitten Merlin is asleep, I have the day off work and I have a few hours to myself before I go meet a friend. So yay!

Blurb:

A lot can change I’m a year.

As the daughter of a global superstar and the lead singer in one of the newest bands in LA, Jessie Jefferson’s life is preeeetty interesting. Especially now she’s seeing her gorgeous, guitar playing bandmate in secret…

But its not all gigs and glamour. Even in a high school full of celebrities, Jessie’s finding the rock star lifestyle isn’t all its cracked up to be. 

Is Jessie finally ready to be a Jefferson? Or is the spotlight proving too much for this wild child?

I do enjoy these books and I still haven’t read her Johnny Jefferson books but seeing as there was a character in there that’s probably from those books I should read them.

Its been a year since the last book and it starts with Jessie waking up on her 16th birthday, but there is still a sadness to it as that’s the day her mum also died. Her dad has organised a day out with the family, quiely keeping secret that her friends and step dad Stu are going to meet them there.

But Jessie isn’t in the mood for celebrating and everything gets on top of her and she leaves her own birthday party. 

Its not all bad though, Jessie is seeing her super hot bandmate Jack in secret so some hot and heavy make put sessions aren’t all that bad!

But then Jessie has to stat school which is full of LA’s hottest and brightest young celebrities and she finds herself in the middle of the IT girl group who are in every celebrity magazines and are featuted on every social media outlet. 

She becomes friends with a girl named Sienna, and although Jack’s sister Agnes is and always will be her bes friend, its nice to have someone else to hang around with, that is until Johnny finds out that Sienna’s sister is his ex girlfriend, Dana and asks Jessie to stay away from her. 

Thats when everything goes wrong. Johnny is due to go on a world tour but Meg wants to go with him but doesn’t want to leave Jessie on her own, Jessie’s ex Tom wants to get back together with her and Dana is out for revenge. And what better way than to get it on Johnny’s daughter? Then there’s the fact that Jack’s ex Eve is back and is still in to him!

Can Jessie ground herself in this big world of celebrities and drama? Or is it all going to come crashing down around her?

This book had a lot more drama then the other two books but like the other two books it was just as addictive. I literally couldn’t put it down. I started it when my holiday was nearing the end and I’d finished it on the day I returned home. I don’t know what it is about the books that make them so addicting!

Everything was full on in this book. Jessie has been thrust into this world from the first book but its in this one that it all becomes serious. 

This is why I need to read the Johnny Jefferson books as the character in is one Dana is featured a lot in Johnny’s past. It was touched upon in the book as to who she was buy I didn’t know enough of the character to know why she was doing all this but I still enjoyed it! Despite the fact she’s a goddamn psycho!

Jessie turns 16 and has her fair share of drama throughout the book. From thinking Jack doesn’t want to be with her because of the relationship that’s still a secret, to still bonding with her ex Tom and giving him a little bit of false hope. Okay so touching on that bit, she does still care for Tom which I can understand but she doesn’t help matters by calling him to talk to him telling him things that she hasn’t told Jack, getting upset about Tom sleeping with his ex,hugging him and being all close to him yet when he goes to kiss her she pulls away and tells him she wants Jack. I know she’s young but she did kinda play him along a bit. But things with Jack do get stronger and a little hot and heavy 😉

Jack is still hot and still a rock boy but he’s different in this book. He’s growing up,he’s realising that he has real feelings for Jessie and he isn’t his play boy self. He does want the relationship a secret which does make you think why? But when you think about his past and the time he dated Eve and the band almost breaking up because of it its a little understandable. But you do see how his feelings throughout the book get stronger for Jessie. And its sweet *awwwwww*

The IT crowd she gets involved in are all about what’s hot and not. They don’t invite Agnes to things because she’s not ‘hot’ right now but they seem really shallow in a way. Sienna is nice though and seems to like Jessie but with her half sister being Dana, I kinda think she pushed Jessie into talking to her and hanging out with her. Even though Dana was using her too. 

Johnny, Meg and the boys, Phoenix and Barney, are just as cute as always even though things do get on top of Meg and Johnny because of all thats going on but they are as strong as ever. 

Overall the book was really addictive and really good. I enjoyed all of it and I hope Paige does another Jessie book, even though the ending of All About The Hype kinda made of seem like there wasn’t going to be another one. I do hope there is though! Or Paige writes some more YA books. I don’t tend to enjoy chick lit YA books but these ones I do! 

5 out of 5 stars

Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger book review 

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Its been a busy few weeks for me! Firs off I had a TARDIS outfit to make, then I went to Manchester Comic Con and met Peter Davison!!!! (OMG!!!) then I went on holiday to my favourite place 🙂 Oh and I got a Kitten called Merlin! 

So yeah busy busy!

And now I have a spare hour while Merlin is fast asleep on my mom’s bed to try and get a review done.

Blurb

Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friends house every nht because she has nowhere else to go.

Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares  everything with – secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross. Ryder’s the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can’t stand – a prep school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, Sonny sees it as an opportunity to mess with him…

But it soon gets out of control. Sonny’s going to have to lie her way to the truth, without costing her both Ryder and Amy…

This is kind of a companion novel to The Duff. Amy is Wesley’s younger sister and both Wesley and Bianca make a few appearances in the book which was great because I was a huge fan of The Duff. 

Even though Amy and Sonny are best friends, they are both totally different. Amy is shy and let’s Sonny walk all over her, whereas Sonny is loud and confident and lies but somehow they are BFF’s. 

Amy has an admirer in the form of Ryder Cross but has no idea how to tell him that she doesn’t feel the same way. So when Sonny stumbles across an email from Ryder asking Amy out she decides to have a little fun. 

In doing so though, Sonny realises that she’s falling for Ryder and Ryder still thinks he’s talking to Amy over email. 

So Sonny hatches a plan: she gets Amy to be aloof and distant from Ryder so his attention will turn to Sonny. Which works but Amy feels uncomfortable in doing so and it gets too much for her. 

But Sonny had to keep the game up otherwise she could end up loosing both Ryder and Amy…

So I loved The Duff and I loved A Midsummers Nightmare but this one I couldn’t get in to as much as those ones. 

I think it was the characters. Don’t get me wrong I liked Amy. Even though she was this super rich kid and was gorgeous, she didn’t know it. She was shy and quiet and wasn’t bitchy or horrible like those type of girls are usually classed as in other books. She was nice and sweet and I hated how she let Sonny walk all over her. She loves her BFF and is letting her stay in her room as she has nowhere else to go. She’s always there for her and helps her get Ryder, even though it makes her uncomfortable yet Sonny does nothing.

Sonny was a character I didn’t like much. She used Amy for a lot of things and the while Ryder thing was weird. Especially as she pretended to be Amy through most of their interactions. I thought she was a little bit selfish as she didn’t take anyone else’s feelings into account, only her own. She wasn’t that great a friend to Amy either. Her story was a little sad and I felt bad for her but… She redeemed a little at the end but nah… I couldn’t get on with her very well. And I don’t think her and Ryder suited either… 

Ryder was missing his school from where he was from and was an ass to begin with but he became a lot likable and sweet. I do think he should have been with Amy, even if she wasn’t interested. I just couldn’t see him with Sonny. But I’m glad he became less pompus through the book.

Wesley and Bianca showed up too and ey really redeemed the book in my eyes. I loved The Duff and loved those two characters a lot and they were still snippy with each other with the right amount of lovey dovey stuff. 

I think if Sonny was a bit more likable for me I would have enjoyed this book a lot more than I did. I still enjoy Kody’s books but this one just wasn’t as great as the other two I’ve read.

3.5 stars out of 5

Oh and here is me meeting Peter Davison (plus a signed picture!)


And here is Merlin 💜💜

The Problem Wirh Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout 

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For some people, silence is a weapon 

For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.

Growing up in the foster system she learned the best way to survive was to say nothing.

Now, after years of homeschooling withbloving adoptive parents Mallory must face a new milestone – spending her senior year at a normal high school.

But she never imagined she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realise that the connection she shared with Rider never faded. Yet as Rider’s life spirals out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out – for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.

This was the first JLA book I’ve read in a long time! 

I didn’t realise it was actually out and then my fangirl bestie from across the pond sent it me through Amazon and yay I had it!

Mallory is quiet, she’s learnt that the best way to survive is to not say anything. Her past is complicated. Growing up in the foster system and being in a house with horrible foster parents, you can understand why. But throughout her time there, there was one shining light: Rider Stark. The boy who protected her through everything. 

Then something happened and Mallory was adopted by two doctors, Carl and Rosa, who had there own heartbreak they were dealing with but found a place in their hearts for Mallory.

Mallory is homeschooled but then she decides to take a leap of faith and wants to do her final year in an actual high school.

What she didn’t expect was to see Rider Stark in her class. The boy who was her protector, who now had a life separate from hers, who had a girlfriend and who was totally hot!

It takes Rider by surprise too but they soon realise the connection they had as children is still there and it seems to be stronger than ever this time around. 

Rider has his own foster family, a better family than what they had growing up but Jayden, the younger of the brothers, is in trouble and Rider’s life, as well as Jayden’s older brother, Hector, their grandmother and the people Jayden was friends with, will never be the same again. 

But Mallory knows that to get over the past, she has to speak up and she has to help Rider because in order to save Rider, she must save herself first…

As it was the first JLA book I’d read in a while I was really excited. To be honest I thought it was New Adult but it was actually more like a YA romance. I was looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into some juicy JLA sauce scenes but it was still just as good. 

Mallory is quiet and it makes a change from the usual female characters you read about. Theres a reason shes quiet, a reason she finds it hard to speak and you can’t blame her. She’s a lovable character and a little naive but that’s understandable too. I like feeling proud of her when she finally manages to speak more than one word and I love seeing how much she grows and how she conquers her fears.

Rider is hot just as JLA boys go. He still has a major soft spot for Mallory and the moment he sees her again all those protective urges he has comes back again. Sometimes I felt his protective nature was a little too much but then again you can understand why. He protected Mallory a lot during their time in the foster house. He has his own problems going on with his foster family and he tries to keep Mallory out of it but he can’t always protect her. But its not actually Mallory who needs saving. Its Rider…

Paige is Rider’s girlfriend and even though she is a little bit bitchy at the beginning, I couldn’t actually hate her. I felt a little sorry for her after Rider dumps her because to be honest she couldn’t compete with Mallory. She gives the truth to Mallory, sometimes it is a little horrible what she says and does, but when she does talk to her its the hard truth. And I’m glad it gets through to Mallory. 

Ainsley is Mallory’s best friend who she met while being homeschooled. They are opposites but they work together. Ainsley has he’d own problem in the book too but she’s always on Mallory’s side.

Hector is Riders foster brother and he’s great! Funny and sassy and damn I really hope he and Ainsley have there own book! The chemistry was great!

Jayden…. *SOBS* I loved Jayden but.. You’ll have to read it.

Overall I did enjoy the book but everyone seemed to have problems! Haha I know its in the title but damn there was a lot! 

I liked how it twisted too, like I thought it was Mallory who needed saving from the past but it isn’t, its Rider. I enjoyed that twist. Also, I know they wanted to move on from the past but I would have liked just a little bit more on it. We learn about the reason why they got separated but I think a little bit more would have made you love the characters a bit more… Does that make sense or is it just in my head (I’ve been up for like 15 hours so I appologise if not!)

The speech that Mallory does at the end is great and as I said, you feel so proud! And the Velveteen Rabbit… I may need to read e book because there’s a bit of that book in here and it looks so so so good! 

It wasn’t one of my favourite JLA book, that’s reserved for the Lux series and the Covenant books, but it was still good. 

4 out of 5 stars

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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Damn I’m so behind again! Although I have been working major overtime at work so I am sorry. But none the less I’m here to review four books!

Blurb

Coldtown was dangerous, Tana knew.

A glamorous cage.

A prison for the damned

And anyone who wanted to party with them.

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, a quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. It’s an eternal party, shown on TV twenty four hours a day – gorgeous, glamorous, deadly.

The problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave…

I read this book not long after I finished A Court of Mist and Fury and seeing as that book was full of feels left right and centre I thought reading a simple book would be easier.

I did really enjoy this book, it took me back to why I love vampire stories so much and why they still rock!

Tana wakes up from a night of partying and when she goes downstairs she sees that everyone in the farm house has been killed. And not only that but someone left a window open during the night, something that should never happen because vampires can get in a slaughter everyone. Realising she’s the only one alive she goes to find her phone and comes across her ex boyfriend Aidan, tied to the bed. And a vampire tied to the side of the bed…

Tana knows that Aidan has been bitten and soon the cold will start spreading. If he doesn’t eat he’ll have to go through cold turkey but if he does he’ll be a vampire… 

Rescuing the both of them, they go to escape but Tana gets grazed by a vampire’s teeth, and she knows that she could potentially turn cold. So with a vampire in the boot of the car and Aidan going Cold, the only way to be safe is to go to a Coldtown, get a marker and then bargain herself out of the place once she goes through 80 days of not touching blood. 

Along the way they meet Midnight and Winter, twins who are obsessed with becoming vampires. 

But thats not it either, Tana is growing just a little bit closer to Gavriel, the hot crazy vampire that they are keeping prisoner. 

Once they reach Coldtown though, things don’t go to plan, especially as Gavriel is wanted by this Coldtowns owner Lucian… And Tana is caught in the middle of it all…

Even though it was just one book, it had everything. Romance, heartache, vampire violence, secrets revealed. 

Gavriel was the hot vampire in the book and he is a little crazy but when you learn of his background you can understand why. But he’s calm when he’s around Tana and he can control his urges. Around her he’s the charming man he once was. You could tell from the off they were going to be the love interest but I liked how it played along. It wasn’t rushed. Gavriel was a really great vampire. I loved him.

Tana was great too. She was a little sassy and roughbround the edges. She knew how to play games and how to look tough to other people. She doesn’t really show her weakness around other people, excpect for her little sister and best friend, but with Gavriel she reveals things. I loved the dynamic between the two of them because together they make a formidable team. 

Aidan wasd the ex boyfriend who liked both boys and girls and didn’t care what others thought. He was a little manipulative in some parts but still great. 

Midnight was crazy and I didn’t like her haha she was too full on. I felt a little sad for her when that thing happened (not ruining it) but I liked it when Tana… Well not ruining that either haha

Winter was a little more cautious than Midnight and I liked him a bit more than Midnight. It was a shame what happened to him. 

Lucian, the main vampire, is crazy too! What he did in his past is crazy and horrible but yay for what happened. 

The friends Tana make, Jameson and Valentina don’t have a lot of mentions in the book but they make grt characters and are good friend to Tana. Valentina has a secret though and its sad.

The hot kissy kissy scene between Tana and Gavriel… Holy hell! Loved it haha. 

Overall it was a really great book to satisfy your vampire cravings but the ending… Gah I really hoped there was a second book ju so I could read more! I mean its left up to your own thoughts about what happens but… I wanted it spelled out for me haha

4 out of 5 stars

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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FEYRE IS IMMORTAL.

After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargaining she made with Rhysand, the High Lord of the feared Night Court.

As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any Queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide he fate.

SHE MUST SURRENDER HER HEART TO HEAL A WORLD TORN IN TWO.

Oh holy everything!!!

Before I even begin to review the epicness that is this book I will just tell you a few things:

1. I am not going to be able to due this book justice with my review.

2. As much as I want to spoil it I won’t

3. I have permission from a few friends to use there Goodreads reviews to help me.

4. I am going to fangirl a lot and use words like OMG and AJSBEHAJAODBDNSP!

Okay so here we go!

A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) follows on from the first book (A Court of Thorns and Roses).

Feyre saved the Fae world in the last book and because of that, she’s gotten powers from all the courts. Powers that Tamlin will not let her unlock for fear of her being hunted.

Life seems pretty well, she’s about to get married to Tamlin soon and she hopes that once they are, the mating bond will kick in. But Feyre can’t forget what she had to do Under the Mountain and it haunts her dreams every night. Then there’s also the bargain she made with Rhysand and who knows when he’ll cash in with that.

But Feyre needs to get away and Rhysand is the only one who can do that. While spending her time with Rhysand she learns a few truths about the war that’s building and about her powers.

Once back with Tamlin however… well he does some pretty bad stuff and Feyre ends up at the Night Court. For good.

See here is where I have to stop because I seriously cannot go any further otherwise I’ll spoil the whole book! I can say though that your heart and feels will go into overdrive, revelations come out and Tamlin… Tamlin is a dick but GOD EVERYTHING WAS JUST AJSIWOEVXBSBWJWOAPKXNXBSJWP!!!

I will quickly delve into the character developments and mention the new characters… without spoiling it as much as I can!

In this book Feyre has grown so much. In the first one, although kickass, she was still trying to find her way in the Fae world. In this one, although a little lost, she manages to find it. And she relishes in it. With her new found powers she’s even more kickass than she was in ACOTAR. She’s a character you can get behind and support. I love how she manages to get over her issues and can finally be happy. I adore Feyre so much!

Tamlin… well its funny how your allegiance changes in the space of two books! I loved Tamlin in the first book but in this one… He was so over-bearing and so… ugh! He’s such a dick in this book. And what he does… god and the ending… what he did… UGH!!!!

Rhysand… my baby, my bae, my love… AHSJDNSJWIWODJNFNDMDKSPSWP!!!! GOD! I liked in the first book, he was the mysterious, dark, alluring guy with secrets and a darkness to him and in this book you see him for who his true self is behind the mask he wears and omg it’s so beautiful and the things he reveals and just GOD I LOVE HIM!

Lucien… I hope he man’s up in the next book because he’s a decent guy but in this one… I like Lucien but he needs to get rid of Tamlin. But seeing as what happened… well. I’m hoping he’ll help (all so mysterious :P)

Nesta and Elain were also mentioned in this one and what happens… I think they are both going to be strong characters in the next book and strong allies too.

Mor, Azriel, Cassian and Amren are brilliant new characters that get introduced and they have such a strong bond between them all. Especially with Rhysand too. I love seeing Rhysand with friends and what a strong friendship it was. They would die for each other. Amren is interesting too because I want to know what she is and I totally want Mor and Azriel together as well as Cassian and Nesta… now that pairing I would love!

Overall the book was just everything and Sarah J Maas is such an amazing writer that you can imagine every scene playing out in your head. And her sexy sexy scenes… GOD! The scenes she writes is better than any erotica book I’ve read! (I read a few) Sarah has a way of making it seem so beautiful and pure, despite the sexiness of it 😉 and the ones in this book…. DAMN!

Sarah has fast become on of my all time favourite authors. I just love how she manages to make you laugh and then cry and then get angry and then die from feels only to have them mend again in a chapter is amazing! If you can feel all that in one chapter then imagine what a whole book is like!
She’s just a goddess and her books are everything. These books and the Throne of Glass books.
I just love her.

And if my review still hasnt sold you on reading this book (Read A Court of Thorns and Roses first though!) then I’ll now enter the reviews from my friends… (I had permission… I’m not stealing them!)

The first is from Rebecca 🙂

Isn’t it wonderful how in a series a creator can make you change “teams”? The previous bad guy may seem good after all & vice versa. You start to hate who you loved, and love who you hated?

I love that Feyre wasn’t alright after what she went through in ACOTAR, makes her more real. We see that “happily ever after” may not be all we thought it would be. What is the cost of being revived by 7 powerful High Fae Lords? How was she affected? 

With Feyre’s owed time to Rhysand (I know we’ve all been waiting to see what that would be like) we “delve” into the Persephone & Hades myth (Greek mythology yay, I’m Greek). The Night Court is sooo not what you expect, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t perilous. Grinning through must of the book, due to Rhys, especially since he is as Feyre calls him “a shameless flirt”

This story is so alive, you feel like you are living it & the simmering danger. Gut-wrenching, exciting, dangerous, breath-snagging, sexy and that plot twist that will have you screaming & compel you to throw your book/reader at the wall (don’t destroy your reader).

I WORSHIP this book *bowing down to Sarah. J. Maas’s excellence. *

The next is from Debora 🙂

This is definitely one of the best pieces of fantasy I’ve read. Sarah J. Maas never disappoints. 
With a smooth start, ACOMAF had me at the very first page. The main character gradually developed amazingly throughout this fantastic roller coaster. 
The world of the Fae that Sarah brought to life this time around is just one those worlds that goes beyond the magic. There was so much beauty in the little details of the courts that I was at times left speechless. 
One of my favourite things with ACOMAF was the whole romance between the main characters, once again it didn’t feel rushed at all and the female lead was actually hesitant and suffering, at times struggling with all the emotional turmoil. She struggled with her feelings and it only made the characters all the more real. 
The build up towards the end was great and it didn’t feel rushed at all even though a lot happened really fast. 

The fight scenes were so easy to visualise that at times I felt like I was watching it on a screen rather than reading a book. 
I would totally recommend you read A Court Of Thorns And Roses (First book) it is gripping from page one. 
I kept switching between the ebook and the audio book because it was more convenient for me and to be honest I really like this audio book. So if you’re not into audio books yet or even if you are, i give this one a thumbs up 😉 

Thank you so so much girls!

5 billion out of 5 billion stars