A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas, A Brief Review

First I would like to say how much I love this title, of Frost and Starlight. This is a sincerely sweet Maas book, an addition to The Court of Thorns and Roses series, that really acts to give us, the avid reader, a chance to relax and simply enjoy the Winter Solstice with the gang in Velaris.

Like I said, this book does give the reader pure enjoyment in this peace time, but, of course, there is foreshadowing of what may be coming. Not only the animosity still held in certain parts of the Fae Realms, particularly the Illyrians and of course Tamlin, but what is left in the human realms. Even a hint at a new darkness that may come, but I won’t say anymore about that.

If you read and loved ACOTAR series, please read this and enjoy… I personally had some peppermint tea with a snuggly and chubby kitty on my lap, but to each their own.

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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, A Review

What can I possibly say about this book, this beautiful and stunning series, now that I have completed it and I know … I just KNOW!! I know I adore Will, Jem and Tessa. I know that I feel like I personally know them, that I could turn my head and see Will and ask him what he’s been reading lately. And, yes, endings are painful, so painful because I cannot ever reread this and rejoin my friends like the first time. This last book is powerful and made me feel such strong emotions that hasn’t really happened with me and a series for a while. That is why there is joy to an ending that I can accept, while I feel a sense of grief, a sense of loss for these characters. So I will say what I can about this book without giving much at all away.

In this book, Sophie has quite a few sections in which she is the narrator, which is fabulous, especially because she has a very interesting gentleman suitor. I also learned where Isabelle’s red ruby and demon tracking pendant comes from! Not only that, but specifically how the first portals were made and how, which was fascinating. There is also correspondence, letters written between members of the institute and the Clave in each chapter that caused a lot of drama and in two cases some much needed comic relief. Also, mentioning comic relief, I must say two words: Demon Pox!

The automaton army is serious in this final book. It may begin light but the drama kicks up to the highest of high levels by the middle of the book leaving me desperately reading as fast as possible for the last 200 plus pages.

I highly recommend this series! Cannot reccomend The Infernal Devices enough! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, A Review

Well… This series is so good I can barely stand it! I do not want to give anything away about how the first book, Clockwork Angel, ended so I will make this review brief.

The main thing about these books, The Infernal Devices series, that is equally making me incredibly happy and also feel like I’m going to explode with exasperation, is the very very intense love triangle. There is Will, who is all fire and blazing heat, and then there is Jem, who is gentle and kind and so easy to love. Of course, caught between these two, is the beautiful Tessa Gray…

I have no idea what I would do in this situation, but I adore Will and Jem. They are two sides to one coin. They balance each other. So, I do not know what I would do if I were Tessa. I do know that I would not be able to handle causing either of these wonderful young men pain.

Yes, there is still a massive threat of a Clockwork army coming to take down the nephilim, the Clave, by the elusive Magister. I cannot wait to learn more and see how this story ends (especially the love story) in the last book, Clockwork Princess.

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Abigail Rath Versus Bloodsucking Fiends by Catherine Schaff-Stump, A Review

Meet 13 year old Abigail Rath. Trust me when I say this young lady is your best bet against the countless forces of evil in this world. However, her parents are not so sure of her abilities, after all, they are professionals. She is trying to step out of their shadow, so when her best friend Vince comes to her with a possible case, Abigail seizes the opportunity. I love the emphasis on the information about monster hunting that can be gained from watching the countless amounts of horror movies available, b-rated or not. I am a huge fan of all horror movies (the good, the bad and the ugly) so this aspect of the book just made it so much fun for me. However, real life does not always mirror the movies when it comes to monster hunting, and in some very unexpected ways for Abby. So join Abigail as she hunts the supernatural while doing awesome things like skating rink limbo and interesting slumber parties.

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Echo Academy by Christina Bauer,  A Review

This book begins with an extended version of what exactly happened at the end of Alien Minds.   It shows more of what is going through Meimi and Thorne’s minds when the unbelievable happens and it seems they are separated permanently.   However,  if you know anything about Meimi Archer, you know she will find a solution to this problem and that she will totally kick ass while doing it.  This is especially true because she has Zoe and Chloe on her side.  Meimi is attending Echo Academy and using all its resources to find a way to break through the Exile Void. Meanwhile, Thorne is trying to figure things out with his father, Cole, who apparently believes Meimi needs to be HIS transcendent so he can keep his throne. If this sounds complicated, just wait till you read further in the book, things get WILD! This is not only incredibly entertaining and fun, but really interesting. Particularly the way Bauer adds in all these little details about the appearances of things, it just makes all the aspects of this story even more unique. Not to mention the craziness of the plots within plots, the hidden schemes and surprises that really just come out of nowhere and make this series spectacular. And, let’s not forget the romance! I loved reading this series. If your looking for some fun and unstoppable spacey romance then these are the books for you!

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Alien Minds by Christina Bauer, A Review

Meimi wakes up with no memory, and worse, she has to deal with Luci and Josiah without even knowing who they really are. She thinks her name is Wisteria Roberts, Meimi’s old alias. However, she is still okay enough to know that this situation is sketchy and she doesn’t like the Authority and definitely does not want to help Godwin. Meanwhile, Thorne is still protecting Meimi by working for Godwin as her personal guard. He is also secretly meeting his brothers , Justice and Slate, to not only keep them updated but to also receive their help. Meimi and Thorne do have something in common, besides being transcendents, and that is unstable parents. Meimi has a mom that has slowly been becoming more and more mentally unstable but has at least always tried to protect her daughter. Thorne’s dad, however, has a father who goes between being a loving dad and a psycho emperor willing to kill his sons to keep his throne. Another thing Meimi and Thorne have in common? They both handle their situations incredibly well. There is so much going on in this book and it is so much fun to read about. Godwin has his maniacal evil plans, not to mention an awesome cat-snake with bat wings, and… of course, the ROMANCE!!! I recommend this to readers who are ready to have a good time! A fun quick read that will kept me cracking up and also on the edge of my seat!

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Umbra by Christina Bauer, A Review

This is so much fun! The second book in the Dimension Drift series is told from the perspective of Thorne Oxblood. That’s right, Meimi’s sexy transcendent who is known for fighting Inter-Dimensional Disasters.

Thorne is from a different planet, another world, Umbra. Although he is an alien, he fits in with humans quite well, mainly due to his use of sentient that can do anything from change appearances and clothes to break through walls. He has two brothers, Justice and Slate, and his father, Cole, is the emperor.

This was such a great follow up. I had a blast reading and seeing everything from Thornes perspective and I loved how this book wrapped up. I am definitely ready to start the next book, Alien Minds, as quickly as possible!

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Scythe by Christina Bauer, A Review

Meimi Archer is a badass science prodigy for hire who is willing to get her hands dirty to protect her mother. At the young age of 16, Meimi sometimes attends high school but usually spends her days and nights working on projects for the local criminal overlord, Scythe.

Meimi doesn’t really live in the brightest world. She takes care of her mentally unstable mom and protects her from the government’s cleansing program, in other words, death. However, she is her own bright light. Meimi stays optimistic, upbeat and full of her own sense of humor that kept me cracking up.

As Meimi prepares to pick up parts for a deal she has that will keep her and her mom safe, everything suddenly starts going wrong.  This is when the action really begins and the reader gets to see just how badass Meimi really is. And, trust me, by the end, you’re not going to be able to wait to pick up the next book.

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The High Lord by Trudi Canavan, A Review

As the strange murders in the city continue, the Thieves realize things may not be exactly as they seem. The High Lord takes on a different kind of role in this book, and I gotta say, it was phenomenal.

Its been a year since Sonea won the challenge against Regin and (YAY!) she hasn’t been bothered since. However, she still doesn’t really have too many close friends.

This book was the most exciting one, which I guess makes sense because it is the final book in this fabulous trilogy. There are intense political maneuverings, a slight focus on how important LGBTQ rights are, and, of course and FINALLY, love.

I loved every second of this series and I highly recommend it for young adult and adult fans of fantasy!

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The Novice by Trudi Canavan, A Review

Sonea is in the Magicians Guild but she may be in over her head with the drama of this terrible secret only her and a few others know.

Currently, Sonea is getting ready to take her vows as a novice and begin classes with other students. She has spent the past five months studying with Rothen, her Guardian, learning not only how to control her magic but the necessary information to get by as a student. She is beginning these novice classes with the sons and daughters of great houses of the city, in other words, the rich kids. Sonea’s nerves are running high and she is consumed with worry about how she will be accepted.

This book was great, a great sequel to The Magicians Guild. It involved Canavan creating a much more comprehensive picture of this world and the distinctive countries that make it up. It included wonderful descriptions and attention to details about what makes each land unique, not only in appearance but in custom and culture as well.

I highly recommend this series, looking forward to beginning the third and final book, The High Lord!

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