A Court Of Wings And Ruin (A Court Of Thorns And Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review #123

Title: A Court Of Wings And Ruin

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publication: Bloomsbury Publishing 

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Released Date: May 2, 2017

Pages: 699 pages



Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all. 

Wow! Okay, let’s do this. 

A lot of people say that the story was rushed and I don’t think so. Everything builds up slowly, like brick by brick and I feel that everything falls perfectly in their rightfully places. It felt like everything was happening in a very calming pace. 

Rhysand is as charming, swoon-worthy and gorgeous as ever especially when he unleashes his exponential powers as the one and only High Lord Of The Night Court. Feyre continues to pave her own path and I can’t be more supportive of that. He truly makes and shows who’s boss. 

I really like how Sarah make the characters’s development happening, some very noticeable and some barely. We get to see more of Elain and Nesta and I really like how much they’ve evolved to maintaining strong in their own ways. I feel like they both switched roles from the first half and the later half – where one becomes depressed and the other actually try to be a bit social. 

I have to say that this book didn’t bring me that much feels into it. I kind of already expected what was going to happen on Page 666. Deep down, I just have a feeling and my gut is telling me that someone will die. I don’t know who but someone will. I’m sure of it. But not only Sarah surprises us with almost two near deaths and an actual death but everyone lives. I guess I have to admit that I was glad. A bit disappointing but glad. 

I really look forward to what Sarah has to offer for the next book in this beautiful world. Unfortunately, it’ll take us a year to find out. Nonetheless, I’m still excited for it. 

Nothing Is Predictable by Adalina Mae

Book Review #116

Title: Nothing Is Predictable 

Author: Adalina Mae

Publication: Adalina Mae

Genre: Womens Fiction 

Format: e-book

Released Date: October 1, 2016

Pages: 270 pages


Fiction / Roman-à-clef: Inspired and based on SOME true events. All characters and many scenes are fictitious.

Zara is a vibrant, funny, resilient American-born woman struggling with a traumatic past. When Zara is eight years old, her father, in a drunken rampage, accidentally shoots himself dead, leaving her to battle through her life.
 Zara’s long exhausting journey dealing with her childhood memories leaves her struggling with romance and hinders her from developing healthy relationships. 

 Who is the love of her life? Is it her Swiss God? Will she be able to find peace and happiness?

 Readers will relate to the journey that Adalina Mae takes us on, which is interspersed with heartbreaking moments as well as hilarious escapades. This is life and nothing is predictable. 

 The story will keep you on your toes and offers mysteries to solve: Why does Zara have recurrent nightmares of her last night with her father? Who does Zara end up with? Does she eventually find love? 

This book is more descriptive rather than dialogue and I didn’t really enjoy reading it like that. I feel that the author should keep the back stories short but precise rather than go on and on about it. I get it that the author wants to tell the whole story of what happened but in my opinion, it dragged the story and made it look dull. 

I didn’t feel the connection between the characters, especially Zara. I just couldn’t understand why she did what she did. I also didn’t feel the romance and spark between her and her love interests. 

I end my review of this book with the thought that this book could be a really great book to someone else but its just not my cup of tea. 

Complicated (A Chaos Novella) by Melissa Pearl

Book Review #114

Title: Complicated

Author: Melissa Pearl

Genre: Romance, N/A

Format: e-book

Release Date: This book is exclusively for the author’s newsletter readers


A spin off novella from the Songbird Novel – True Love….

Flick was used to women swooning at his feet—have a little fun, a little sex and they can be on their way.

He wasn’t used to hanging out with an intelligent, opinionated feminist who had a major chip on her shoulder. Felicity “Fliss” Chapman was going to be his biggest buzz kill on the summer tour. He could either go out of his way to avoid her (pretty hard when they’d be sharing a bus) or he could try to pull the stick out of her ass and show her what a good time looked like.

Fliss never wanted to go on the Chaos summer tour, but after being publicly dumped and humiliated by her college sweetheart, she was ready to get out of town for a while.
But she didn’t count on Flick being such an ass (like all men except her father and brothers). She’s determined not to let his sexy little smirk get under her skin. All guys do is burn her and walk away from the ashes. She won’t let herself become another victim of the cocky musician.

Too bad neither of them know that sometimes love can take down even the most resistant souls. As these two go into battle, they unwittingly start to break down each other’s barriers, stirring a whole new pot of complications neither are ready for. 

At first, the story between Fliss and Flick was so typical! It gives off a massive amount of vibe between a bad boy and the girl who doesn’t want the attention but gets it anyway. Do you think that this is a negative review? Keep on reading to find out. 

Of course, Melissa Pearl being the genius that she is manages to pull me into the story when things between those two begun to ignite. And also when Flick stopped being a jerk and slowly peels away his baggages that he carries. 

Truth be told, the latter part of the story saves the story for me. It slowly makes me fall in love with the characters and why they act the way they do. I couldn’t ask for a better story, actually. Melissa Pearl seriously never disappoints. I know that I’ve said these words so many times but it just never feels enough. 

City Of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

Book Review #113

Title: City Of Heavenly Fire

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication: Margaret K. McElderry 

Format: Hardcover 

Released Date: May 27, 2014

Pages: 725 pages


The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series. 


I can’t believe that I managed to read this book, the whole 725 pages of this book within three days. I don’t think that I have been more accomplished of a reading progress of mine considering how thick and huge this book series is. Its just a huge deal to me so just deal with it. 

I like the additional character of the Emma Carstairs, Julian and his other Balckthorn siblings. It just makes it more interesting to read from a girl’s point of view. 

The ending falls perfectly in place. The shadowhunters didn’t have to kill the bad shadowhunters which could hurt them too much. Killing others who have familiar faces to the people they once used to know. That has got to hurt! Sebastian, oh my! My heart broke for him as the more demon side of him disappeared and he became the Jonathan that he was supposed to be if Valentine didn’t make him a demon in a human’s body. He definitely deserves more. 

My most favourite scene of all was the epilogue for Luke and Jocelyn’s wedding. Jem Carstairs and Tessa Gray makes an appearance and I couldn’t be happier to read more about them. If only Will was still with them. Haha I wish! 

Still, I love the ending. It was perfect. What with the fact that Jace wants to continue carrying on the Herondale name instead of keeping his name as a Lightwood. And also the slightly obvious hint that they might marry one day and live in the Herondale’s mansion!! Yes please!!

City Of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare

Book Review #112

Title: City Of Lost Souls

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication: Margaret K. McElderry

Format: Paperback

Release Date: May 8, 2012

Pages: 540 pages


What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Let me start this review by saying that the bastard is alive again and he’s more annoying as ever. What’s usually running around in my thoughts while reading this book was between, “Is this dude actually genuine?” or “Just kill him already, Clary!!”

No matter what happens to either of them, I’m talking about Clary and Jace is that there will always be a solution to save the other from destruction. Always. Its a bit unrealistic but deep down, I know that I want it to happen. They can’t die because they’re the freaking main characters and heroes in this series. Its their story anyway. 
I am both relieved and a bit disappointed that things worked out so well for all of them. I know, its a bit weird for me to feel that way but I just do. 

City Of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare

Book Review #111

Title: City Of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication: Margaret K. McElderry

Format: Paperback

Release Date: April 5, 2011

Pages: 424 pages




The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace. 

I think that this book is my favourite book of all among the other books in the series. The characters are most of the time joking and laughing. Just having the times of their lives. Especially Jace, Simon and Jason. These three are so precious when they’re together. I constantly found myself laughing along with their jokes, no matter how lame they are. 

As always, Jace and Clary are always dealing with their own demons and dramas. It just won’t ever leave them. It would leech and suck on them, drawing away their happiness from each other. 

All in all, this book was the most chilling, calming and not to forget hilarious out of all the other books. Its the calm before the storm, in another word. 

Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt

Book Review #109

Title: Dream Things True

Author: Marie Marquardt

Publication: St. Martin’s Griffin

Format: Hardcover 

Release Date: September 1, 2015

Pages: 352 pages



A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together they face perils in their hostile Georgia town.

Evan, a soccer star and the nephew of a conservative Southern Senator, has never wanted for much — except a functional family. Alma has lived in Georgia since she was two-years-old, excels in school, and has a large, warm Mexican family. Never mind their differences, the two fall in love, and they fall hard. But when ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) begins raids on their town, Alma knows that she needs to tell Evan her secret. There’s too much at stake. But how to tell her country-club boyfriend that she’s an undocumented immigrant? That her whole family and most of her friends live in the country without permission. What follows is a beautiful, nuanced, well-paced exploration of the complications of immigration, young love, defying one’s family, and facing a tangled bureaucracy that threatens to completely upend two young lives.

With all the news that’s covering about immigrants in America, it made me wonder about their story – their point of view. And this book, has shown me even if its only a glimpse of what’s really out there. This book has definitely given me a bit of light about their current state, a bit of how they feel about their circumstances, how difficult they have to go through just to continue living in this harsh world and the struggles. 

I like the fact that Alma is so driven to study and gain as much knowledge as she can. Her father works so hard to make money to make her education a priority. And seeing that she really appreciates it makes my hurt warm. People like these deserves so much more than they have. 

Its really great to see that there are others who truly cares about others wellbeing. Evan is such a nice and considerate guy whom our world needs more of because its not just immigrants need them, we all need these kind of peoples in our lives. The ones who would risk themselves just to restore justice and the ones who would put himself out there just because it is morally right. 

This book is a really great read with a happy ending. Much like everyone in our world need right now.