I have really enjoyed reading this week. My first book was great and I can’t wait until I can get my hands on the next one in the series…
It took me quite a while to read Sarah J Maas’s second book in her A Court of Thorns and Roses series: A Court of Mist and Fury. It is a very long book, but I also took my time as I loved it so much! Here is the blurb:
”Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights”
This has been a very popular book on Goodreads and won their “Goodreads Choice 2016” badge. This is the review that I wrote on their website:A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! Wow! Wow! I have just finished this book and I can hardly breathe and my heart is beating like a drum! Better than the first book, this one has such pace, charging along from one event to the next, with passion, violence, beauty, dark horror and sheer excitement.
I am so glad that I found this series. It may be aimed at a Young Adult audience, but this aged crone has really enjoyed it, revelled in it and will, hopefully, continue to do so.
Thank you, Sarah J Maas, for creating this wonderful, magical, exciting world with such amazing characters and gripping plot. This book has helped me to forget my various health issues and immerse myself in fantasy.
I can’t wait to read on!
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Well, I think that shows what I thought of it!! 😁😁😁
My second book of the week was another by Kristin Hannah, the third that I have downloaded from the Library’s ebook platform. First, we have the blurb!
”In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past.
Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice’s past—although doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself.”
And here is my response. I gave the book three stars on Goodreads:Wild by Kristin Hannah
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I found this book quite enjoyable in many ways. The central plot was very interesting and intriguing. Some of the characters were also. However, I didn’t think that the romantic sub-plots were at all necessary. Many of the characters were stereotypes and their personal quirks were too repetitive throughout the book.
In fact, the author seemed to be too repetitive in her writing in general with several scenery and character descriptions appearing again and again. In addition, the whole premise of “curing” the girl was squeezed into a shortened timeline. Surely, it would take far longer?
Like other reviewers, I was disappointed with some of the wording around autism. Kristin Hannah should research the topic more thoroughly before she uses the condition in her work again.
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Anyone who has been following either these posts or my Goodreads feed may have realised that one of my favourite fantasy authors is Joe Abercrombie. I am so pleased that I now have a new book of his to read next: The Wisdom of Crowds (The Age of Madness #03). As soon as I have finished this post, I am going to pick up this book!
And on that note, I will end this post and sign off until next week’s Reading Roundup!
Happy Reading to you all.
Love and best wishes,