review: a court of wings and ruin by sarah j maas

“What we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength.”

This is a review containing major spoilers which can also be viewed HERE.

After waiting months in agony for this book, I was so happy when I finally laid my hands on this. A Court of Wings and Ruin is he sequel to one of my favourite books ever and I was ridiculously insufferable until I got it. I was prepared to be destroyed by this work and still I dove right into it – not able to stop. I had so many expectations that needed to be fulfilled. So many questions that needed to be answered. After finishing it, there seem to be even more questions than before. And I’m still not over everything that occurred during these pages. No wonder I needed some weeks to gather my thoughts until I was able to put this review together.

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review: empire of storms by sarah j. maas

“The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers.”

This is a review containing major spoilers which can also be viewed HERE.

One can assume that because this series is one of my favourites it throughly gets 5 star ratings. But let me tell you – even though I absolutely adore this series I’m still treating it like any other book I review. I just can’t help the fact that it’s world and characters are simply amazing. After racing through the first four books I thought this book couldn’t hurt me more. In fact – it broke my very soul. Not because the story let me down but because Sarah J. Maas exactly knows how to hurt her readers. The book left me in tears and my sister had to hold my hand through the last 40 or so pages. Everytime I thought it was already bad, it got worse.

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review: queen of shadows by sarah j. maas

“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.”

This is a review containing major spoilers which can also be viewed HERE.

Queen of Shadows was a special book in this series for me. I had to deal with a major reading slump while going through it – without blaming the books for it. But since I definitely wanted to join Aelin on her journey, I plunged myself straight into Erilea and fought against the slump. And let me tell you – it was worth it. Every single page of it. I’m still not quite sure whether I am able to write this review – I finished the book a few days ago and I still cannot comprehend it. The world of Throne of Glass just got amplified and I desperately want to live there – even though I’d probably die there. But everything I learned from the first three books just got better and more intense – it was just like the tip of the iceberg.

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review: heir of fire by sarah j. maas

“Fireheart – why do you cry?” “Because I am lost,” she whispered onto the earth. “And I do not know the way.”

This is a review containing minor spoilers which can also be viewed HERE.

Sarah J. Maas isn’t just an author – she is a weapon of mass destruction and knows exactly where to hit. This woman will always be my number one when it comes to fantasy authors. Because she knows exactly how to break her characters and how to make them suffer so that they come back stronger than before. This woman is glorious. So when I finished reading Crown of Midnight I knew that I wanted to dive into Heir of Fire right away. And it was the biggest emotional rollercoaster I ever jumped on (so far I haven’t read the fourth and fifth book in the series, so I cannot judge about those).

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review: crown of midnight by sarah j. maas

“The king sent me to kill you.”

This is a review containing minor spoilers which can also be viewed HERE.

I don’t know how to say it other than that I love this series. I already enjoyed Throne of Glass very much – thank you for making me a slave of yours, Queen Maas – but the second book was even better. I loved how Celaena was finally portrayed as what she essentially is – a badass assassin with her very own mind. And yes, it is as bloody as it sounds. The whole book got a lot darker than the first one and even if I’m normally not into gore and stuff this really got me.

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review: throne of glass by sarah j. maas

“My name is Celeana Sardothien,” she whispered. “But it makes no difference if my name’s Celeana or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.”

This is a spoiler-free review which can also be viewed HERE.

I’m not quite sure whether I can label this one as a full review or whether these are just some scattered thoughts put together. But nevertheless I have the urge to talk about this book even after I gave myself some days to think about it. And yes, I am aware that I jumped on the TOG-train extremely late. But I do think that this easily will be one of my favourite books forever.

A deadly assassin? Well, that could be a lot of characters. But a deadly assassin with a love for beautiful dresses as well as fluffy pups and good books? A strong woman that just knows that she is attractive and has no shame in stating so? A strong woman that is only eighteen years old but had to endure way too much by now. That, my friends, is Celeana Sardothien. One of the most wonderful characters I’ve ever read. She is fierce and spirited and knows how to get what she wants. After being a prisoner for a year in the salt mines of Endovier, Celeana is offered a deal from the crown prince himself. She is to take part in a competition to become the kings champion and gain her freedom out of the slavery.

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cover reveal: a court of wings and ruin by sarah j. maas

So who is ready for next installment in one of the greatest fantasy series ever written? Well, I certainly am. I’ve only been a fan of Sarah J. Maas since last year, but I rushed through the series of A Court Of Thorns And Roses and instantly fell in love with it. But when I finally got the chance to pick up A Court Of Mist And Fury, the series completely stole my heart with its world and the wonderful characters. With this Sarah J. Maas helped me to remember why fantasy had been my favourite genre a few years back. So it’s no surprise that the third book as one of my most anticipated reads of 2017. A Court Of Wings And Ruin will be released in May – no specific date by now – and I just can’t wait anymore. Besides everything that happened in ACOMAF, the title itself gives me goosebumps. I fear that this book will leave my crying and thinking about throwing it against the next wall (but what kind of monster would throw a book?). But the most important thing comes now: the cover reveal. Are you ready? Scroll down and take a look at this beautiful artwork:

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