Friday, 9 June 2017

Everything Everything - Book Review


Started: May 30, 2017 | Ended: June 5, 2017

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Books on September 1, 2015
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 310
Book Edition: Hardcover
No. of times read: 1

Synopsis: 
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
 
Rating: 4/5

My Review: 

Such a good book, and a very easy read. Could've easily read this in one sitting. I like when chapters aren't long  because it makes you feel like you can keep going, and next thing you know you're half way through the book. I also liked the little added bits in the book, like the little drawings Maddy would do. Or seeing the online conversations in a different format since Maddy and Olly's relationship is built online at first since Maddy can't go outside. I also like when books add a little something extra.

I really enjoyed the relationship between Maddy and Olly, I thought they were really great together and I like that he made her want to take a chance and live more. But at the same time you're constantly worried for her because of this disease that she has. I found that interesting that throughout the book you wanted her to be with Olly but at the same time you don't know how they could be together, so I liked seeing how that was all handled. Of course there's a twist in the end, which I'm not going to share, you'll just have to read it, but I will say that I liked it and how it was handled.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A Court of Wings and Ruin - Book Review (SPOILER ALERT)


Started: May 2, 2017 | Finished: May 27, 2017

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury on May 2, 2017
Genre: YA, Fantasy 
Pages: 288
Book Edition: Hardcover
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis: 
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings 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. 

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
Rating: 5/5

My Review:

This book was again epic!! A Court of Mist and Fury is still my favourite in the series, but this book is not far behind! This is easily my favourite series that I've read so far. It took me a little longer than I would've liked to finish this one, but that was due to personal issues. But when I did get the time to read this book, I was immersed in this world and loving every moment of it.

**SPOILER ALERT! I feel like throwing that out there since I'll be talking about spoilers from here on out, but I also think that if you haven't read the series yet and are planning to, then you're probably not going to want to read a review on the third book until you've read the series yourself. But it's out there anyways.**

We pick up right where we left off with Feyre going back to the Spring Court with Tamlin to destroy it from within, and I loved it! Of course there are consequences to that which you see later on, but in the moment it was all very great and well done on Feyre's part. When she eventually leaves, she takes Lucien with her, not by choice, but it works out that way and I was so happy! I always loved Lucien, and I was hoping that he'd somehow get to go with Feyre especially with Elain (Feyre's sister) being his mate and all.

Once they're back at the Night Court, it's mainly about the upcoming war with Hybern that really drives this book and I love seeing their progress and plans as well as getting to see all the characters we love, and get to learn more about them and their relationships, particularly more about Feyre's sisters and how they are handling becoming Fae. I mainly want to talk about Nesta for a second. I was never a fan of hers, especially not in the first book. But in this one, I loved her! I love that she learned to adjust and was willingly to learn about her powers so that she could help in anyway she could. I also loved her relationship with Cassian! I wanted more of it (and I'm hoping we get to see more of it in the future. More on that later). It was wonderful, I loved her development throughout this book. As for Elain, she's very withdrawn since she was engaged to a human who despised Fae, and now she's Fae. She's also become a Seer as her newfound ability which I thought was very cool, and I think what might have played a part in her stepping up in the battle at the end. There's also her relationships with Lucien and Azriel that never really had a conclusion that again I'm hoping to see more of in the future.

Feyre and Rhysand!!! Can we just for a moment talk about the epicness that is this couple. I love everything about them as a couple and as individuals. I love the respect and love they have for each other. They will make choices that maybe the other doesn't agree with, but they will respect that choice and love each other no matter what. They are so perfect for each other, and they are by far one of my all-time favourite book couples! I'm not going to talk about what happens in the end, but if you know then just know that I was in TEARS! It was all too much, and the feels were next level!

All the action in this book was nothing short of epic and I loved every moment of it. I also enjoyed getting to see former "villains" from previous books come to join forces with Feyre and the Night Court to help in the battle against Hybern. Also loved that Tamlin got to redeem himself in the end which was a nice touch. I can't say this enough, this series was/is EPIC! I will recommend it to anyone who wants to listen, such a good series! It's my understanding that this is the end of Feyre's perspective in the books, but their will be more told in other characters perspectives. I'm not to sure on the details, but I just know that I'm excited this world isn't over. I would love, like I said, to hear more from Nesta and Elain's perspectives, among others of course. There was a lot that this book left unsaid that I feel we'll learn more of in the future and I for one can't wait!


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