Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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Title: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)

Author: Marissa Meyer

Synopsis: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Woo woo woo I am proud of myself. I’ve survived the first term. Got relatively good grades and I remember almost everything I’ve learnt. Ha. And I escaped the reading slump… a relatively glorious end of 2016.

Now…Scarlet Scarlet Being used to Cinder’s POV, I found the change of POVs kinda annoying at start. Then Wolf appeared and Scarlet is a pretty badass heroine of her own story.

I really love how all of these books are based on fairy-tales. Marissa Meyer really is a talented writer who I came to adore by only reading the first book. I am not a tech mumbo-dumbo (ha) lover.

I am really pleased that we get glimpses of romance in this shattered mess of a world. It’s a balanced amount which doesn’t influence the real adventurous plot.

We get to know more characters and see Cinder’s changes overcome her situation. This book is a battle before the true war starts.

I’ve finished it rather fast (I still need to get back to my fast reading pace, but it was acceptable).

This book made me weep ah sweet pain.

Also, have you noticed how much Halsey’s songs match the book’s plot? because me too haha 

I am currently reading Cress.

Stars: ★★★★/5

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer (losing my sanity)

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Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

Author: Marissa Meyer

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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

I will start by saying that I was a bit sceptical about starting this book. I knew almost everyone loved it, but I am not a big fan of cyborgs, robots etc.

Well, I am glad I’ve listened to my friend’s advice. As soon as I started, I ordered all of the books because they are a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

Even though, everything was a bit predictable, I enjoyed it.

To be honest, every book has become pretty predictable. (Am I gaining too much experience?)

I feel like the first book (as always) is just the background information. We’ve got action around every corner. However, not much has been developed in the first book. (I have started the second one today yes)

Cinder is a bit silly at the start which annoyed me, but hey, she gets better. She is really charismatic as a character. You can easily identify with her.

I love how this book isn’t the typical romance Cinderella adaptation. This is why I strongly recommend it to everyone. Give it a chance, seriously.

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Stars: ★★★★/5

Empire of Storms (or tears) by Sarah J. Maas

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Title: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

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The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

I announce from now that this review will be me pouring my heart out. I’ve finished Empire of Storms 2 hours ago AND I AM EMOTIONALLY DAMAGED.

I cannot fathom how I am going to survive for 9 months without knowing what is going to happen, but.. My name is Sofia Mariana and I will not be afraid.

There were some people who attacked Sarah after they’ve read this book. What is wrong with you, guys? Even though the ending was painful, I was pretty content. I like pain, remember?

Since ACOMAF, my trust for Sarah reached heavenly numbers.

Sarah, planning all of this makes me wanna delete my book draft, restarting it again. Planning thoroughly because damn, she is a queen…. planning all of this. I anticipated most of it, ’cause oh well, me and Sarah are alike.

(I am listening to Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack right now haha the irony)

Empire of Storms was the definition of epicness. If you think Queen of Shadows was the cherry on top, wait until you read EOS…

Everyone gathers and we get to meet old friends. Life debts are being repaid . I couldn’t stop crying. This was so beautiful. Everyone being friends, or at least allies, with everyone against Morath, Maeve.

Rowan…Rowaelin reminds me so much of Feysand. Especially in the end. They are goals over the highest goals.

The females….the males….I don’t know this book was so beautiful I can’t even describe what made me feel while reading it.

A mess of a kaleidoscope. They rattled the stars, they were not afraid.

The friendship between everyone…Lysandra, Aelin.

New couples. Manon and Dorian are so consuming together. Lorcan and Elide….oh I love Elide.Women in these books are so strong it makes me wanna cry. Gives me confidence.Power.

Empire of Storms is the deifnitoion of Fire and Ice, Storm and Calm, Winter and Summer, Black and White. No middle variables. Only extremes.

I can only quote my favourite lines. I wanna get into that world, to help them out. Aelin was so me. I could identify with all of the characters.

No Hans Zimmer instrumental can beat the epicness of this book’s ending

It was so worth it. So worth it. I am sad that I was in a reading slump and the beginning was agony to go through. But now I am back and thirsty for words.

P.S:I hate Maeve

The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers.

Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will always love you.

He was hers and she was his and they had found each other across centuries of bloodshed and loss, across oceans and kingdoms and war.

I’d walk into the burning hell of heart itself to find you.

A court that wouldn’t just change the world. It would start the world over.

There was no force in any world that could keep her contained

Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will love you.

We’d better eat before we raise hell.

She was a force of nature. She was a calamity and a commander of immortal warriors of legend

We shall create wonders that will make the world tremble.

But they wove a tapestry of dreams, all begging for one thing… a better world.

I’m going to call in old debts and promises. To raise an army of assassins and thieves and exiles and commoners

50000 stars/50000 haha

Juggling with responsibilities and dropping them on the ground…

Tomorrow is Friday. Then Saturday. Then Sunday, in case one does not know. The end of half-term and the start of my sweet agony.

I am currently reading 700000000 books. Well, not that many, but not far from it. I am currently reading 7 books or 10?? I lost count and I cannot seem to finish everything I have to do.

This mini-holiday has consisted of me volunteering, watching only one k-drama and that’s it. I have not slept or do so much homework. What have I even done this half-term?

Now I am close to finish analysing King Lear.

I really need to do some extra work, as well as taking photos for the bookstagram

What have you been up to?

The Assassin’s Blade and The Queen of Sass

This is a book I’ve got to read in August before Queen of Shadows,because everyone recommended me to read in that order. Bless you, guys.

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Title: The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1 – 0.5)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

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Synopsis: Contains all five novellas.

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.

Well, because I’ve read the first 3 books before this one, I already knew what was going to happen. I started reluctantly, hating that I spoiled it myself, but I have learnt to not doubt Sarah ever again.(as if ACOMAF was not enough proof)

I had my OTP, right there. Set up, the ship was ready to sail and then Sam Cortland happens… SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT if you have not read any of the Throne of Glass books- Do you know that moment when you start a book, knowing who is going to die but you still get attached?- SAM CORTLAND.

It was so painful to read the novellas expecting him to die on every page.

I really loved the fact that we get a glimpse of Celeaena in the desert- probably one of my favourite novellas ever.

Celeana Sardothien, my favourite character ever has been the queen of sass since, well, this book. She always has that humorous venomous sarcasm which reminds me of meself. It hurt me to read the ending…

Sam Cortland is important, folks. So important. I am a Rowaelin shipper, but Sam touched my soul in a different way. I have an obsession with his non-book related appearance. I have always portrayed him with freckles, ginger hair and green eyes, sorry not sorry. He is such a quiet lover. Remember the : ‘I am Celaena Sardothien and I will not be afraid’? Prepare your tissues, trust me. That is when I basically snapped a bit Why did Sam have to die?

Five daring missions. This was the first novellas book I have ever read, so, not having something to compare it with, I can say it was the best. Jk Rowling on a hill because Sarah is the queen.

If you really want to get the references from the Queen of Shadows, you better read this first.

As always, my favourite author gets 5 stars/5 for making me cry like a baby

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