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DESTROY ME (SHATTER ME #1.5) – TAHEREH MAFI

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her and bring her back. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.


“Sometimes I wish I could step outside of myself for a while. I want to leave this worn body behind, but my chains are too many, my weights too heavy.” 

This certainly wasn’t what I’d expected from the novella-length read that had been basically thrust at me by a friend (thanks for that by the way).  Destroy Me is short and simple but provides just enough inf…

EMPIRE OF STORMS (THRONE OF GLASS # 5) – 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 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.


Spoiler Warning!  This review contains spoilers relating to earlier books in the series.  I do my best to limit the number of spoilers I put into the reviews but sometimes it just isn’t possible.




“It is not such a hard thing, is it - to die for your friends.”



Holly crap, what a ride!!!  I want to scream, and cry, and throw myself at a wall endlessly because whoa!  This book had me hanging on from the start and took me down so many twisting roads that I never saw comi…

QUEEN OF SHADOWS (THRONE OF GLASS #4) – SARAH J. MAAS

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Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Spoiler Warning!  This review contains spoilers relating to earlier books in the series.  I do my best to limit the number of spoilers I do put into the reviews but sometimes it just isn’t possible.


It made me laugh, it made me cry, the more I read of this series the more I love it!  Expertly written, Queen of Shadows throws so many unexpected curveballs and creates so many adorabl…

HEIR OF FIRE (THRONE OF GLASS #3) – SARAH J. MAAS

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Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back...

Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. But her darkest demons lie in that same place. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

This third novel in the Throne of Glass sequence is packed with more heart-stopping action, devastating drama and swoonsome romance, and introduces some fierce new heroines to love and hate.


Spoiler Warning!  This review may contain spoilers relating to earlier books in the series.  I do my best to limit the number of spoilers I do put into the reviews but sometimes it just isn’t possible.


Unbelievably raw and impassioned, Heir of Fire took me on a rollercoaster that I could not get off.  I was absorbed from the first sentence and every word after just kept me hanging on.



“She…

CROWN OF MIDNIGHT (THRONE OF GLASS #2) – SARAH J. MAAS

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From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Celaena knows that the man she serves is bent on evil. Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. 

As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.


Spoiler Warning!  This review contains spoilers relating to earlier books in the series.  I do my best to limit the number of spoilers I do put into the reviews but sometimes it just isn’t possible.


I didn’t think I could love Sarah J. Maas’ writing more than I did after Throne of Glass but, it seems I was wrong.  The second installation of Maas’ Throne of…

THRONE OF GLASS (THRONE OF GLASS #1) – SARAH J. MAAS

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After serving out a year of hard labor, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is offered her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves, assassins and warriors from across the empire. If she beats her opponents, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. 

Then one of the contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another.  As she investigates, her search leads her to a greater destiny than she could have imagined.

Now, it is no secret that I, much like many others do, absolutely adore Sarah J. Maas’ writing.  Hell, I’d probably sell my soul to get my hands on all of her books or to even see her walking across the street.  But this, it just took my breath away!

Having loved the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy I decided that it is about bloody time I start Throne of Glass .  And I have got to say, it did not disappoint.

In this first instalment of Sarah J. Ma…

THE SONG OF ACHILLES – MADELINE MILLER

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Greece in the age of heroes. 
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper. 

But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

Spoiler Warning!  This review may contain a few spoilers.  I do my best to avoid giving away too much but sometimes I just can't help myself...

If there were ever a book that I could safely call my absolute favourite, it would HAVE to be this one.  This magnificent blend of mythology and history brings to the Iliad a new dimension of life and colour.  An inventive retelling of perhaps the greatest epic…