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IGNITE ME (SHATTER ME #3) – TAHEREH MAFI

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. 
Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

Wow, just… Wow. While being a tad cheesy, this book covered romance, a roller coaster of twists, action and a little domestic drama. Ignite Me packed a punch and was a brilliant end to the trilogy.



Determined to kill Anderson and bring down the Reestablishment, Juliette decides it is time to learn how to fight back and the mysterious, illusive Warner is the only person able to teach her. Regrouping with a number of the rebels, Juliette must unite the survivors and the cold-hearted murderer they believed Warner to be and learn to cont…

UNRAVEL ME (SHATTER ME #2) – TAHEREH MAFI

It's almost time for war.
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.
Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

Well shit… this wasn’t at all what I was expecting and I am still struggling to decide whether I like it or not. While there were moments in this book that I absolutely adored, most of the time I was fighting to sift through all the unimportant information and get to the good stuff. It was really the last couple of chapters and pages that really made me appreciate this book.

Hidden deep within the earth, Juliette and Adam struggle to settle into a life in Omega Point, a secret organisation intent on bringing down the Reestablishment, which threatens to destroy the planet. B…

DESTROY ME (SHATTER ME #1.5) – TAHEREH MAFI

Juliette escaped The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and putting a bullet in his shoulder. But he isn't that easy to get rid of. . .
Recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of rebellion in the sector. His first priority is to find Juliette 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 he has different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply can't 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. Destroy Me is short and simple but provides the perfect amount of information to make a reader really question Warner, our main character’s, motives.

Set in the aftermath of Juliet’s escape f…

EMPIRE OF STORMS (THRONE OF GLASS # 5) – SARAH J. MAAS

The path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends 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. Read at own peril.

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 coming, and I am still spinning from everything that occurred in this book.

To summarise; the plot kept me…

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

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's 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 to see her again. For her friend, a man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king.
Celaena’s journey will hold readers rapt as it 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. 

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 adorable moments and I just don’t know how to react. This book was good enough to crush my soul into itty-bitty pieces!

Starting off where Heir of Fire left off, Aelin returns to Rifthold where she hears news that her…

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

Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn, the home of her darkest demons. Will she find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her people against those she has grown to love?
This third novel is packed with drama and action, swoonsome romance, and introduces fierce new heroines to love and hate.

Spoiler Warning! This review may contain spoilers relating to earlier books in the series. Read at your own risk but feel free to point out anything too telling!

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 was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
I said in my earlier review that there is pretty much nothing that this series doesn’t have; i…

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

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Celaena knows the man she serves is bent on evil. Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realises she isn't the only one seeking justice.
As she untangles the mysteries buried within the castle, it seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not Prince Dorian; not Chaol; not even Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Spoiler Warning! This review contains spoilers relating to earlier books in the series. Read at own risk.

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 Glass series offers a whole new world of insight into the life of Celaena Sardothien and delivers endless heart-stopping twists that kept me on my toes the entire time and made me dread the moment I would ha…

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

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 a champion in the competition to find a new royal assassin. If she beats her opponents, thieves, assassins and warriors from across the empire, she'll serve the kingdom 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, absolutely adore Sarah J. Maas’ writing. Hell, I’d probably sell my soul to get my hands on her grocery lists 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. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, Celaena…

THE SONG OF ACHILLES – MADELINE MILLER

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, their bond blossoms into something deeper.
But 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 will test everything they hold dear.

Spoiler Warning! This review may contain a few spoilers, I got really excited so if you notice anything let me know.

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 of all time, The Song of Achilles succeeds where many others fail, beautifully merging fact with fiction, history with mythology and legend with man.

A…

SHATTER ME – TAHEREH MAFI

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. No one cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pay attention.
But The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul in a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Spoiler Warning! This review may contain a few spoilers.  
After a massive number of setbacks with study and work, I finally got on to reading this book and, I have to say, I am glad I did. I, rather surprisingly, loved this book. Shatter Me is one of those light, simple reads that you can’t help but enjoy, no matter how predictable and cliché it may be.

While being a little slow at the beginning, the story picks up quite a bit after you push past the first few chapters and I actually found myself getting really into the story. …

THE RAZVAK HUNTER (RAZVAK SERIES #1) - AREL B. GRANT

Before… Aelwyd has worked hard to become strong. As the Fairest One of Vallenthar, her power is formidable. Years of battle honed her into a fearsome warrior who never falters. However, there are shadows that when they come, they can swallow you whole.
Now... Dalbran knows nothing of friends, joy, or mischief. Days are filled with pain and exhaustion, but nighttime used to be his own. Even that is now lost, for something lurks in the shadows of sleep, clawing at him the moment his eyes close.

This book was definitely not what I was expecting, it kept me hanging and left me wanting more. Beautiful language, an intriguing world, realistic characterisation and a plot that just about begs a reader to put the pieces together – The Razvak Hunter really does have it all.

This novel is split into two perspectives, on one side there is Aelwyd and on the other, Dalbran.
The Rose of Vallenthar, a ruby that connected every living being on the earth, will chose only the most beautiful woman in t…

TIGER’S CURSE (THE TIGER SAGA #1) – COLLEEN HOUCK

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

I wish I could say that I absolutely loathed reading this book – it has enough faults to support that – but there is something about it that I can’t help but appreciate.

So, the basis of the plot: Kelsey gets a summer job working at a circus where she is enlisted into the care of Dhiren, the lonely and illusive white tiger that seems too tame to be a tiger and smells astonishingly of jasmine and sandalwood. As Kelsey grows close to the tiger, reading him poems and stroking his fur through the bars of his small cage, she can’t help but feel his l…

IN THE AFTERLIGHT (THE DARKEST MINDS #3) – ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

Fractured by unbearable loss, Ruby and the kids who survived the government's attack travel north. With them is Clancy Gray, son of the president, their prisoner. Only Ruby has power over him, and one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.
Reunited with Liam, Ruby must face the repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole to provide the training she needs. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

I feel like a broken record talking about this series but, I have to say, my HEART! I mean, how many times can Bracken crush and dismantle this blood-pumping organ of mine until I can’t put it back together or slow its incessant racing. Like my other reviews of the Darkest Minds trilogy have already made impossibly clear, I love the unique relatability I can feel with all the characters, I love the way the action never stops and I love the descriptions which transport me into that…