Book reviews

REVIEW: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (or my first ever review for a DNFed book)

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Hello!

Two book reviews in a row, doesn’t it sound so surprising? But, unfortunately, this is another somewhat negative review. Moreover, it’f for a book I eventually DNFed, and I’m slightly concerned on whether should I actually review it.


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Pax
by Sarah Pennypacker

Rating: rating-1-stars
Status: DNFed at page 109 of 278
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Published: February 2nd, 2016
Format: Hardcover

Synopsis: Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his boy” Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain death. Now the war front approaches, and when Peter’s father enlists, Peter has to move in with his grandpa. Far worse than being forced to leave home is the fact that Pax can’t go. Peter listens to his stern father—as he usually does—and throws Pax’s favorite toy soldier into the woods. When the fox runs to retrieve it, Peter and his dad get back in the car and leave him there—alone. But before Peter makes it through even one night under his grandfather’s roof, regret and duty spur him to action; he packs for a trek to get his best friend back and sneaks into the night. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their independent struggles to return to one another against all odds. Told from the alternating viewpoints of Peter and Pax. Continue reading “REVIEW: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (or my first ever review for a DNFed book)”

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REVIEW: Wintersong by S.Jae-Jones (Spoilers!)

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Hello!

Finally, another book review! Another anticipated 2017 release that is also a debut! But, don’t be too flattered by my happy sounding notes, I have lots to complain about the book of this post. So, let’s move onto the actual review?


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Wintersong
by S. Jae-Jones

Rating: rating-2-stars
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Published: February 7th, 2017
Format: Hardcover

Synopsis: Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world. (cr.: Goodreads)

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Quote Hunting

Quote Hunting: A Court of Wings and Ruin

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So hiiii, it’s time for another quote hunting!

As you can wildly guess, it’s A Court of Wings and Ruin quote hunting, and I should confess to you that I didn’t focus myself much on finding quotes when I was reading the book. I was so immersed into the plot I probably lost some. Nonetheless, let’s do it!


As usual, this is a spoiler alert. If you haven’t read ACOWAR yet, feel free to skip this post.


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Book reviews

REVIEW: A Court of Wings and Ruin (SPOILERS!)

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I think I was forced to ride an even crazier roller coaster than before. Like, right when you see the end of the ride, a sudden loop just takes you over. Yes, that’s what Mrs. Maas did at the end of ACOWAR.


Warning: Massive spoilers are inevitable in this review, so if you haven’t read the book series as a whole, or ACOWAR in particular, please feel free to skip the review to avoid being mindblown!


A Court of Wings and Ruin
by Sarah J. Maas

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Published: May 2nd, 2017
Format: eBook | Soon-to-arrive Paperback

Synopsis: 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. (cr.: Goodreads)

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REVIEW: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas | OR HOW I DIED TWO WEEKS BEFORE ACOWAR RELEASE

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Okay, so tell me people who read this book long before me.

HOW COULD YOU WAIT FOR A WHOLE YEAR FOR ACOWAR?


And I’m really sorry, but I’m unable to keep the spoilers away from this review, so if you haven’t read the book yet, open this post at your own risk.


A Court of Mist and Fury
by Sarah J. Maas

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Rating: ★★★★★
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Published: May 3rd, 2016
Format: Paperback

Synopsis: 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. (cr.: Goodreads)

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REVIEW: Sarah J. Maas, “A Court of Thorns and Roses”

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A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas

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Rating: ★★★★★
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Published: May 5th, 2015 (2016 for Russian edition)
Format: eBook (Russian edition), Paperback (original)

Synopsis: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. (cr.: Goodreads)

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REVIEW: Die Seiten Der Welt by Kai Meyer

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Die Seiten Der Welt
by Kai Meyer

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Original name:
Die Seiten Der Welt
English possible name:
The Pages of the World
Rating: ★★★★☆
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Published: September 25th, 2014
Format: Hardcover

Synopsis: “Every book has its secret…”
For several hundreds of years, the unlimited power of books was kept secret by bibliomantic society. Magic, traveling through time and space – this is only a small part of what books are capable of. Some books even allow you to alter the past…

Furia Salamandra Faerfax is a hereditary bibliomant, one of the most powerful magician in the ancient Rosenkreutz family. Her family has been hiding for years from the agents of Adamantine Academy because of the mistake commited in the past. The Faerfax family is hunting “empty” books that are capable of exterminating everything ever written on the Earth. But they have enemies much worse than the Academy, hungry for blood revenge… Furia loses everyone – her beloved father, her younger brother, all of her family. The only thing left for her is to fight.
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Book reviews, Russian books

REVIEW: S. Naumova, M. Dubinina, “Sintar. The Killer Island”

Sintar. The Killer Island
by Sora Naumova & Mariya Dubinina

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Original name:
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Rating: ★★★★★
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Published: 2016
Format: Ebook/eARC

Synopsis: Sintar is a lonely abandoned island in the middle of the Sea of Japan, and even after years it is still full of mysteries. One of them reunites Henry Macalister and Kimura Sorata in the face of an unknown danger. What will be more important, and old friendship with a common past, or a new life away from each other that they tried hard to have? Only the island can put everything in its place. Or kill it.

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