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I am taking my time with this book, which both surprises and pleases me! I'm really enjoying it so far and I think my unusually slow pace is kind of warranted! LOL! And though (at the time of writing this post) I'm not far into it, I can finally see why we're all Team Rhys, because yeah...I'm on that team too! LOL!
"'So I'm your huntress and thief?'
His hands slid down to the cup the backs of my knees as he said with a roguish grin, 'You are my salvation, Feyre.'" p 213
TITLE: A Court of Mist and Fury
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2017
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This week's topic is: Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would
*in no particular order
Books I Had Hoped to Love, but Didn't as Much:
10. THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake--I wanted to love this one, but sadly I struggled to figure out what was really going on. I think all the changes in point of views didn't work in my favor. I still liked it and do plan on reading the next one, but it left me more befuddled than bedazzled.
9. THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING by Jeff Giles--this one so sounded like it was a book for! Strange new guy, not quite human, deaths, trying to escape death...but yet the execution was all around. I think my main issue was the way the story was told, it was a lot more telling than showing.
8. WINTER HALO by Keri Arthur--I adore Keri's books, but yet for some reason I am really struggling with her newest one. I don't think it's quite for me. Perhaps too futuristic? Too sciencey? I'm not sure.
7. WARRIOR WITCH by Danielle L. Jensen--I had really been enjoying this series run its course. And then when I was finally reading the final book, I found I really, really did not like the ending at all. It didn't jive with me and left with very unhappy thoughts and feelings. It kind of ruined the whole series for me after that.
6. WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones--it saddens me to include this one here. A Labyrinth retelling?! The idea made my heart soar, but yet...I just could not get into this story. Try as I might and after checking to see how much progress I made at one point I was dismayed to see that I wasn't even halfway through. I knew then that this was likely to end up being a disappointment.
Books I Thought I Would Enjoy but Ended Up Loving Entirely:
5. UNHOOKED by Lisa Maxwell--Peter Pan is one of my favorite fairy tales! The idea of going to a place where you would never grow up was kind of fascinating! And the fact that we have teenagers in this one intrigued me and I pretty much knew I would enjoy this one, but I was totally swept away with this one!
4. ASSASSIN'S HEART by Sarah Ahiers--this was pitched to be a mix of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet and that got my attention right away. I mean, Juliet pretty much wants to kill Romeo! LOL! But yet, it was sooo much more than that! I was so moved by this book! I loved it and I cannot wait to read the second book set in this world!
3. NIGHTSTRUCK by Jenna Black--being a Jenna Black fan I was pretty excited for her first horror novel! And not only was this one creepy, it was also really friggin weird! And I LOOOOVE weird!! The ending was positively shocking and it shook me to my core!! I absolutely cannot wait to read the next one!
Books I Read Under Peer Pressure, but With the Belief that I Would Like It & I Ended Up LOVING Them:
2. THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski--this was one I didn't think I would read, but then after reading some reviews, I found out that it actually sounded pretty interesting. And when I read this first one I was blown away! It surpassed all expectations and the series as a whole was just phenomenal!
1. ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff--this was another one I had some initial hesitancy over. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about a story that's told in so many different formats. Would I really like this? And then after reading more and more reviews, I probably succumbed to peer pressure from my blogging friends and gave it a try. I trusted their judgement. I was once again blown away by this one!