My Totally-Didn’t-Happen “TBR”

HELLO STRANGERS! Yes, strangers, because I’ve been gone so shamefully long I may as well be new here. Sigh. Aaaaanyway, I’ll be doing something new today: a totally-didn’t-happen TBR. Yeah, I made it up, so bear with me!

Backstory: I intended back in THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER to do a Fall TBR. I was all excited, had all the books picked out, and…just never got the chance to write it. So then I thought ‘oh, I’ll just do that now!’ but, uh, no, because a) it’s DECEMBER and b) just as I’ve had no time to blog I’ve also had no time to read. Seriously. I’ve been on page 137 of Queen of Shadows since my vacation in AUGUST.

*Cries*

So instead, here is where I compile all those books that my optimistic reader self thought I’d read (until my academics-are-important self took a blow torch to that dream and watched it burn, baby, burn) with the thoughts that I like to imagine I would have reviewed for them and a hefty dose of self-deprecation. It’s a guessing game of hypotheses and sarcasm that I hope you will enjoy.

(PS. goodreads links are in the titles if you want to check anything out!) Continue reading

A Court of Wings and Ruin

23766634.jpgA Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Here it is, guys.

The finale.

The END.

And wow, what an ending it is! This is the first time we’ve gotten to see how Maas would conclude a series and as much as I love her, even I was nervous. It is so easy to ruin a spectacular series with a disappointing ending (I’m looking at you, Veronica Roth *cough* Allegiant *cough*) and I couldn’t bear to face that with my beloved ACOTAR series. But once again, Maas did not disappoint and while I wouldn’t say it tops ACOMAF (my baby, my sweet precious angel baby) it’s undoubtedly deserving of the series. Continue reading

A Court of Mist and Fury

17927395.jpgA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

I know this review is coming late (I finished the series weeks ago) but I’ve had such a hard time getting my thoughts together. Partially because I was just so wrapped up in loving it that I couldn’t for put it into words. Also partially because I was too busy basking in the beauty that is High Lord Rhysand to move on. Okay, mostly because of Rhysand.

THIS BOOK IS FAN-F***ING-TASTIC!

I’d thought ACOTAR was good. I’d thought the Throne of Glass books were great. But ACOMAF? ACOMAF takes ‘good’ and ‘great’ to a level of transcendent awesomeness I hadn’t thought possible. Well done, Maas–you are my queen and I bow before your greatness (and Rhysand’s. Though him bowing over me would probably be a lot more fun 😉 ). Continue reading

A Court of Thorns and Roses

16096824.jpgA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I should have listened, guys. I should’ve listened.

Sarah J. Maas is one of my absolute favourite authors, Throne of Glass one of my absolute favourite books. But for some god-knows-what stupid reason I got preoccupied with other books and put this one on the back burner.

Biggest. Mistake. Ever.

I don’t even know where to start with this, it was just so GOOD. Maas, you’ve done it again. Wow. Continue reading