READ THIS BOOK NOW: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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640 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Original Title
A Court of Mist and Fury

MY THOUGHTS:

There comes a time in every reader’s life when you are just utterly blown away by the power of a story.

As much as I read, there are a ton of books that I love… but very few books make me ache, and gasp, and LOVE as hard as Sarah J. Maas’ books do. I mean, it’s clear from this blog. I’m a huge fan of her… BUT GUYS! THIS BOOK!!!

Sarah has a way of making you fall in love with a characters, overlooking their flaws until you just can’t anymore and then BAM, she introduces someone new for you to fall in love with that you kind have been in love with the entire time, you just didn’t realize it.

This book is incredible. You need to read the first one, (A Court of Thorns and Roses) first or you just won’t get the beauty of this book, but that’s a treat! I actually re-read it before I started on this one. Then read ACOFAF and then immediately bought the audio version and listened to it again.

I loved watching Ferya find herself. Find that she was stronger than she ever thought possible. Stronger than her pain. Stronger than her immortality. Stronger because of love and despite of love.

This book MOVED me to my core. I love it so much and there aren’t enough stars to shower it in or enough roofs to shout from… GO GET THIS BOOK!

Summary:

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.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

 

Up Next? #NTTB16

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Last year was the inaugural year for North Texas Teen Book Festival and it turned out to be one of the best book festivals I’ve ever gone to! I was able to volunteer and just soak up all the authors and books and literary flurry that permeated every square inch of the Las Colinas Convention Center.

I met some of my all-time favorite authors and this year, even MORE of my all-time favorite authors will be there. Basically, I’m just going to spend an entire day fan-girling…

Why?

Well because I’ll be able to see:

  • Gayle Forman
  • James Dashner
  • Marie Lu
  • Carrie Ryan
  • Marie Rutkoski
  • Ruta Sepetys
  • Sarah Dessen
  • E. Lockhart
  • Beth Revis
  • Ally Condie

AND SO MANY MORE!

There’s even a lunch the day before I’m attending, but I think the best part will be spending the day with my 13-year old niece Ashlyn who loves books as much as I do! Aunt/Niece bonding here we come.

I’m excited to be volunteering again this year… and you never know. Maybe next year I’ll be able to apply to attend as an author! 🙂

 

Favorite YA Reads of 2014

The year of 2014 brought a lot of change in my life and so I didn’t read as much as I normally do (don’t worry, I plan on making up for this in 2015). But I still read at least a book a week, so out of those, here are the top two out of several categories!

Sci-fi books:

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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Fantasy books:

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Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

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Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian

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This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

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In the After by Demitria Lunetta

Thrillers:

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All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrell

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Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga

Contemporary:

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (oh and Fangirl! Okay basically all Rainbow Rowell)

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Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Not really sure how to categorize: 

I also read Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky trilogy this year and loved it! It’s sort of sci-fi/dystopian/thriller

If you Find Me by Emily Murdoch – It’s hard to consider this contemporary because it’s so dark, but it’s so good!