A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Mass | Spoiler Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

“To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.”


My initial thoughts after reading this:

🔥LUCIEN deserves better.🔥

🖤AZRIEL deserves better.🖤

⚔️CASSIAN deserves better.⚔️



Ahhhhh I fear that my opinion on certain people might anger some, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

Now before anything else……let me explain.

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!🛑

“You know nothing about how I’m feeling,” Nesta snapped.

Ummmm actually, Nesta, I’m pretty sure Feyre knows exactly how you’re feeling.🤔 But sure, it’s not like Feyre herself didn’t also feel death when her neck was snapped by Amarantha, after being brutally tortured through deadly trials. It’s not like Feyre didn’t also have to deal with PTSD and depression for months—and unlike you , she didn’t have people trying to help during that time until Rhys came along.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure Feyre suffered way more than both Nesta and Elain combined. I get it. The war left Nesta horribly traumatized and different people have different ways to cope with it, but if she’s going to do things her way, don’t drag everybody else into it, say…….like using up so much of Rhys and Feyre’s money?!?! I respect Nesta’s independence and strength, but she can also be a huge jerk.😢 Especially with Cassian!!! Poor Cassian wanted to give Nesta a Winter Solstice gift, but she brutally rejected it and just……my heart hurts so much for Cassian.🥺💔😭

BUT rant aside—I really am super curious to read about Nesta & Cassian’s story in ACOSF. We’re definitely going to learn more about what goes on in Nesta’s head (I mean, we all are curious xD) and some character development is gonna be shown, hopefully.🤞 With that said, I don’t think I can ship Nesta with Cassian, because Cassian deserves so much more love.😭 He’s been alive for more than 5 centuries, so Nesta’s not the only one dealing with trauma. Although the cauldron definitely did something to Nesta to change her so much, so her actions may not be all her fault🤔 AHHhhh I’m contradicting myself so much now.

“The Band of Exiles.”

“That’s what we call ourselves. The Band of Exiles.”

Oh Lucien.🥺 The characters here forget that Lucien also suffered during Amarantha’s reign and afterwards when he was alone with Tamlin, while Feyre was with the Inner Circle. And then you have Elain annoying the Hell out of me. She acts all cold to Lucien and complains about him not knowing her, but she herself doesn’t even give him the chance to!!! Lucien was forced with the mate bond as much as Elain was! Arghhh it just makes me so mad how Elain treats him. Lucien is 10000x times better than Elain will ever be.

I’m so happy that Lucien became friends with Jurian and Vassa. Feyre is surprised that Lucien doesn’t want to stay in Velaris, but I mean…….it’s pretty obvious that the others don’t really want him there, except for Feyre. Elain ignores him and 👿🤬😤 sigh I just really hope we get some more character development with Elain, because right now, I could care less about her. Lucien so deserves someone much better than Elain.(I’m shipping him with Vassa actually, although we don’t know much abt her, she still sounds better than Elain) And unless SJM manages to change how I feel about Elain, I totally do not ship her with Azriel either because again,Azriel deserves better than her.🔥

“A broken male.
Broken from his own actions, his own choices.”

Oh yea and when it comes to those who suffered, it goes for Tamlin, too. Of course, Tamlin made some terrible mistakes (and regrets it), but when Rhys said those cruel words of “I hope you live the rest of your miserable life alone here” to Tamlin…..I actually hated Rhys a lot right then and there. Like the guy knows already that he screwed up badly, you don’t need to add on to his already self-loathing by telling him that! I hope somewhere and somehow……Tamlin finds happiness, too.🥺

Well, ranting is over now xD. If you read all that, I applaud you.😅

Otherwise, I did love seeing the rest of the gang having fun and somewhat at peace after the war with Hybern. They do deserve that at least, before the next problem arises, with the mortal queens and all.

The sneak peak to A Court of Silver Flames, gets me excited for February 2021, so hopefully, we won’t be disappointed.🤞

What we need is change……

There must be change if there will ever be hope for the ships.

“It is hard, and it hurts, but if I were to stop, if I were to let this loom or the spindle go silent …”

“Then there would be no Hope shining in the Void.”

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙𝕥𝕤 𝕠𝕟 𝔸ℂ𝕆𝕊𝔽? 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕖𝕩𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕚𝕟 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟙? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) | Review

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”


Well, this book sure broke me.🤧
Words will never be enough to express my love for The Court of Dreams.🖤

Sarah J. Mass has once again been able to capture my heart with her endings—the finale to Rhysand and Feyre’s story.

I don’t want to part ways with these two.🥺 I love Feysand so much.🥰

✨Thankfully, this isn’t the end to the world of Prythian✨.

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS FROM ACOMAF BELOW!!!🛑

After being betrayed by Tamlin to Hybern and watching her sisters be turned into Fae against their wills, Feyre is now seeking revenge trapped in the Spring Court undercover as a spy of the Night Court.

While at the Spring Court, Feyre secretly plans the destruction of the court from within and ruin everything for Tamlin. And on the other side, Rhys and his Inner Circle are preparing for an inevitable war.

For only one side will remain victorious……..

“Night Triumphant – and the Stars Eternal.
If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear.”

Oh my god for real, though.
Feyre was an absolute beast during her time at the Spring Court in the beginning of the book.😍 All her deceiving and making the others fall for her trap……she was such an evil genius and I loved it.😈

Especially when she’d make a fool out of that wretched creature, Ianthe. Now that, was golden👌 I laughing like a maniac hearing all of Feyre’s inner thoughts.😂 It was just too good xD. And when she finally killed Ianthe, I was just so, so happy.🎉 Death by the Weaver was a perfect end for Ianthe.😈😆 Muahahahahahahaha


Art by Charlie Bowater

“I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have… the wait was worth it.”

Oh why is Rhys just so sweet?🥺 I’m probably going to be like the 300,000th person to repeat this, but I really do love Rhysand. His respect and love for Feyre and all her decisions will always get to me.😭

His protectiveness for those he loves is just so sweet, it breaks my heart—especially with him willing to sacrifice everything for them to live happily, even after everything he’s dealt with. And then there’s his sarcasm and witty remarks.😂 What’s not to love about Rhys?


Art by @sncinderart

“If I had not met an Illyrian warrior-in-training,” he said to Cassian, “I would not have known the true depths of strength, of resilience, of honor and loyalty.”

“If I had not met a shadowsinger, I would not have known that it is the family you make, not the one you are born into, that matters. I would not have known what it is to truly hope, even when the world tells you to despair.”

Buuuut as much as I love Rhys, Azriel is definitely my favourite. Or maybe Cassian? Ahaha I can’t choose.😩 I love them both.😍 One is quiet and kind, while the other is loud and super flirty.😏 So looking forward to their stories!🤗


Art by raconteurwitch

“When you erupt, girl, make sure it is felt across worlds.”

I loved learning more about Nesta and some changes in her, although obviously because this was through Feyre’s POV, there wasn’t that much. Omg I really want to know more about the power Nesta stole from the Cauldron. Luckily, ACOSF will be doing that.😁

Elain was mostly grieving over her lost mortal life and ties, but she did play a super crucial role at the end. Other than that, I really am curious to see what she’ll be doing and her character development in future books.

Art by @0jem0

“If I had not met my cousin, I would never have learned that light can be found in even the darkest of hells. That kindness can thrive even amongst cruelty.”

And finally, Mor. I love Mor—there’s no doubt about that. And I was super shocked to learn a truth about her. After 5 centuries of dancing around feelings……the truth was finally revealed, and…..it breaks my heart and soul.🥺💔 I really hope certain people find the happiness they deserve.🤧😢🙏

Art by Wictorianart

Oh, and then Amren…..was Amren xD. As bloodthirsty and fearless as ever. Although that title may go to Nesta, after seeing how she is.😂

And death at Nesta’s hands . . . I wondered if they’d have to invent a new word for killing when she was done with Graysen.

I’d be scared too if Nesta was after me.😰😬

Art by Projectnelm

SJM always manages to make me love her characters fiercely while hate her other characters. What a true master🥺🥰

So happy I finally read ACOTAR and can now join the rest of the fandom xD. I’m ready for more SJM. Or maybe I’m not ready for more pain and heartbreak.😅

“And will you come with me; On this adventure – and all the rest?”

“Always”.

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤? 𝕎𝕙𝕠’𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕖𝕣? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕒 𝕤𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕟𝕖𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕔𝕙 𝕦𝕡 𝕠𝕟?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

T.E.A. Time Thursday

🍁𝕭𝖔𝖓𝖏𝖔𝖚𝖗 𝖒𝖞 𝖋𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖓𝖉𝖘! Happy 3rd day of Fall!🍁

Ahhh Fall. My favourite season of the year. The weather gets cooler (no more blistering heat!!!), the leaves start to fall, so many new releases (both books AND anime <3), spooky season………what’s there not to love about Fall?

Oh wait—school. That’s the only bad thing about it.😒

But I digress. What I mean to say is that I have now decided to join in on the fun and try creating my own blog meme! I’ve been seeing a lot of them around and thought it’d be cool! (Also, because school’s taking my reading time away😭)

This will be something I probably do once a month. If anyone else is also interested in doing T.E.A. Time Thursday, feel free to join in! Just credit (Lia @ Chain of Novels) and link back to this post, so I can see your answers, too!💕

Now, you’re probably wondering why “T.E.A.”? Could there be a hidden some hidden meaning behind it? Or a backstory?

Well, I must inform you that I just made it up on the spot, thinking of words that would be good together with Thursday xD. It’s a ridiculous name, honestly, but I’ll just stick with it.🤣

Hehe well, let’s get to it ~

There are sooo many trilogies I can think of. I’ll go with the first trilogy in the Mistborn series. To anyone else who’s read it, you know what I’m talking about.😭🥺 Brandon Sanderson is a cruel, cruel, cruel, man. I’m sure his previous profession before becoming an author was as a professional torturer.💀😓

Gorgeous Illustration by Y GisAlmeida

Omg right now, I’m in the middle A Court of Wings and Ruin and I can definitely say there are A LOT of characters I just hate.😤👿 I won’t spoil, but I’ll say that I just despise Amarantha, Ianthe, and Beron. Maybe things will change by the end, but as of now…….I just want to throttle—no kill, the last two.😠

Amarantha……just look at her *shudder*

Ahhhhh I’m going to go with Kingdom of the Wicked as the book I would definitely sell my soul for. I mean—demons!!! Witches!!! Murders!!! Kerri Maniscalco!!!😍

And it comes out 4 days before Halloween!😈🎃 Like that’s just the perfect time to read the book. About one more month!😍 I CAN’T WAIT!!! Wrath is going to capture my heart and I’m so ready.😏

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And that’s it! Nice and easy (or well, I’m pretty sure it is xD).

ℍ𝕠𝕨 𝕕𝕚𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕕 𝕋.𝔼.𝔸. 𝕋𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕋𝕙𝕦𝕣𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪? 𝕎𝕒𝕟𝕟𝕒 𝕛𝕠𝕚𝕟 𝕚𝕟? 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕥𝕚𝕡𝕤? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Mass | Review

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.” “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”

Ahhh, I see.
I now understand the hype surrounding this book.😌

Am I officially part of the Rhysand fan club?🥺

I must admit. I couldn’t help but compare A Court of Mist and Fury with A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire . Mostly it was just the similarities between Rhysand and Casteel.

And maybe if I had read this before AKOFAF, I would’ve loved Rhysand more, but Casteel still has me.🥰

What a heart-warming book, though.🤧💞

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS FROM ACOTAR BELOW!!!🛑

After dying and being reborn as one of the Fae, Feyre Archeron now has everything she’d once wanted—peace, riches, a high status, and her love, Tamlin. Still, months later, the trials and battle with Amarantha have left her traumatized and feeling broken.

Feyre no longer feels like the huntress she once was. Even though she saved everyone from Amarantha’s reign, Feyre does not feel at peace, slowly withering away. But on the day of her wedding day

Well, that’s when ✨everything changes✨

“He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key.”

“He was the one who let me out.”

Feyre grew so much.🥺 From the beginning of the story, we saw her dealing with the aftermath of ACOTAR and what she did. Then there’s Tamlin being a little too controlling , so that also didn’t help. What she had to deal with broke my heart.😭

“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

But then there’s Rhys. He was always there for her when Feyre was on the brink of giving up on everything, but Rhys refused for that to happen.

He’d push her to grow and at the same time listened to her demands/wishes, respecting each decision Feyre would make (Lol I feel like I’m saying the exact same thing like in AKOFAF😂.

“No one was my master— but I might be master of everything, if I wished. If I dared.”

And slowly, with the help of Rhys and his Inner Circle—Feyre changed. She became stronger both on the inside and outside. Tamlin had tried smothering that flame in her when he’d basically kept her trapped in the manor, but with enough pushing from the others, she was able to thrive and reach her full potential.🔥

“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”

Seriously, though. Feyre’s character development was probably my favourite part.🥺🥰

And like Rhys also had his own demons, dealing with the same nightmares as Feyre, but he’d never let anyone else know about them because he didn’t want it to burden them. This guy……🥺🤧😭 Of course, Feyre was there to help and comfort Rhys the same way he’d done to her. This is like the definition of one of many 💫perfect relationships💫

Gorgeous art by Charlie Bowater😍

Haha and meeting Cassian, Azriel, Mor, & Amren…..AHhh I love these guys😍🤣. They’re one big family with all their quarreling and teasing. I can’t imagine not loving them. Each have the other’s backs and will protect those they love until death.🥰💕

Art again by Charlie Bowater😍

I do have some ships in mind, but with how SJM loves to destroy me…..I think I’ll stay on the fence for now xD.

And this has probably been repeated many times, but I really do despise Tamlin. I mean, in ACOTAR, I didn’t really much care for him nor dislike him, but here…….Grrrrrrr👿. I get that he was also dealing with the trauma from the previous book, but still, he must learn.😕

Now the only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is because I was spoiled with A LOT of what would happen in this book, so none of it was really a surprise to me, taking a little bit of the fun from it.

Still, I did really love this.💞 And with that ending, I’m super curious to see what’ll happen next.👀

“You are my salvation, Feyre.”

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝔸ℂ𝕆𝕄𝔸𝔽? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕥? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

Throne of Glass Book Tag

Hello all!💕

I was tagged by Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox back in July and am only now getting to it.😅

There were just so many good books to choose from and also, now that school has started…….I may not be able to read as much as before.😢

So, my friends, expect some delays for posts during the year. Especially since we’re doing 4 semesters, the classes will be covering the material in a really fast pace. Ahhh I’m not looking forward to that.🙈😓

Anyways, thank you Virginia for tagging me! I absolutely just love the Throne of Glass series and the prompts for this were just *chef’s kiss*😍.

✨Now……. let’s get started!✨

Okay, I just LOVE the new covers for The Iron Fey series. This year is the 10th anniversary of Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey books and the special editions are just so gorgeous.🥺

AND these books come with sneak peeks to her new book, The Iron Raven, a spin-off to the original Iron Fey series with it’s MC being PUCK. THE PUCK!!!😍 Ahhhh February 9, 2021 can’t come fast enough.😢

As much I loved reading Blood & Honey, the cover was…… ehhhh not that good.😬 I mean, it basically had the same cover as Serpent & Dove except there were different colors instead. Like I still loved the book immensely, but the bright red background was kind of too much for me.

I’m guessing that the last book will also be the same cover but different colors xD. Haha maybe I’ll be proved wrong, though.

MISTBORN! DEFINITELY MISTBORN! Brandon Sanderson is seriously a real genius when it comes to world-building!😍 I’ve only read the first trilogy of his Mistborn series and…….*sniff* *sniff* it’s just so beautiful🥺😭. I will never understand how this evil mastermind was able to create such a complex and amazing world. I can’t wait to read all his other series.💖

Oh wow. There’s a whole bunch of books that combine genres xD. I guess I’ll go with one of my favs last year, Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim.💕 This Mulan retelling is a mix of both fantasy & romance. Really loved Maia & Edan in this.🥰

Ahhh another great one.🙈 So much to choose, but I’ll go with the Red Winter Trilogy by Annette Marie. This is seriously such an underrated series that is just AMAZING!!!😭🤧😍 It’s based off of an Japanese mythology and it’s no question that I absolutely just love anything Japanese inspired (*cough* *cough* anime).

Emi, Shiro, and Yumei…… I love them all so much.🥺 I was blessed to have learned about this series.💞

Omg Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5) definitely had me going like 🤬😰😱😭😬. I couldn’t stand that ending! Rhodes just had me raging the world😤😫. Thankfully, the 6th book had already come out, so I didn’t have to wait long to find out what happened next. I don’t think I would’ve EVER been able to stand waiting a year!😖

Oh boy. The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2) literally had me at the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. The whole time I was just thinking: Is she imagining this or is this real? Imagining or real? IMAGINING OR REAL?!?!

I couldn’t trust even trust the MC because I was seriously wondering is she was just crazy and was hallucinating or it was real? Michelle Hodkin seriously just had me wondering if I could even trust my own thoughts!!! (crazy, I know😵) Both loved and hated how much this creeped me out, too xD.

Okay, when it comes to squad goals, we can all agree that The Merry Thieves from Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1) is just one of the best.😍 Seeing James, Matthew, Christopher, & Thomas work together (along with Lucie & Cordelia) was just hilarious and so heart-warming.🥺 They all have each other’s backs and would make sure James didn’t get into any trouble with his dad, The Will Herondale, by making up stuff.

Ahhh I love them all.🤣 Cassie always creates some of the best groups of besties.💕 Can’t wait to see more of their adventures in Chain of Iron!

Hmmmm I must say that the first thing that comes to mind is The Iron Fey series—I’ve reread that who knows how many times xD, but since I already did that then…… I guess Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead. I can never get over Adrian & Sydney🥺🥰 I love those two so much and the rest of the crew that are in those books. Pretty soon, I’ll probably do a reread.😁😉

With no doubt, Clockwork Princess always manages to make me bawl my eyes out.😭 That ending DESTROYED ME and even now…… just thinking about it makes me want to cry again.🥺💔 It was way too heartbreaking for me to handle, yet I always go back to it and give it a reread. Oh, what is wrong with me.😫

And Cassie says that the ending of The Last Hours is going to be even WORSE than Clockwork Princes, so yeah…….that scares me a lot.😰

I must admit. When I first saw that Kingdom of Ash was 984 PAGES I almost passed out.🤯 That’s got to be the largest book I’ve ever read. But honestly, I actually read it pretty fast—in only 3 days. The book went by so quick, I completely forgot that it was almost 1000 pages xD.

As of now though, The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson is a book that really freaks me out and makes me wonder how I ever thought Kingdom of Ash was the longest ever seen. It’s……1007 pages and the 3rd book is 1243 pages—😨

This might be just me, but every time I look at the cover of Fire Falling (Air Awakens, #2), I can’t help but just swoon over Aldrik. I mean, just LOOK AT THE ART.😍 And it isn’t just this cover but all of Elise Kova’s books! Finding out about Air Awakens was one of the best parts of 2020. They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I can tell you that as soon as I saw the cover of her books, I immediately knew I’d LOVE it.🥰

Gahhh I just love Aldrik so much! Definitely book boyfriend material.🥺

In most books I read, there’s not much similarities to real-life problems, but in Legendborn. I really loved how the author didn’t take the racial issues in our world lightly in her own world. What was seen in this book is the harsh reality of every day life here. That’s why when I was reading this, the border between the fantasy and real life were really close. It made me remember that not all fantasy books are completely fake, there’s always some teaching or lesson that should be payed a lot of attention to.

In Legendborn, Bree had to deal with a lot of racial slurs, but she never let it get to her to a severe point and always kept her head high.🥺 What an inspiration to others.

I’ll never forget the day I got Queen of Air and Darkness from one of my best friends in a Secret Santa my English class decided to do. I remember having to write on a sticky note what I’d prefer having and I wrote QoAaD. But then, I thought that what are the chances someone’s going to actually get something so specific, so I erased and just said “book”. I’d told my friend about what I’d did and it never crossed my mind that she was the one who got me.

Then the day came and I actually thought I was dreaming.😳 QoAaD was laying RIGHT THERE on my desk! Best gift ever!😍😭🤧

I was in the middle of a terrible, terrible, terrible slump when I saw Stalking Jack the Ripper pop up in my feed. I’d just finished The Queen of Nothing and everything I read after that, just felt bland to me.😕 I was KILLING me and I needed to find a way to escape from my never-ending slump. I saw SJTR and thought, “Why not?”

And OHMYGOD IT WAS AMAZING!!!😍 I found a new love meeting Thomas Cresswell.🥰🥺 It was just so captivating and I was lucky enough that the last book had already come out. I easily binge read the whole series within a week! I am eternally grateful to Kerri Maniscalco for getting me out of my slump by writing SJTR.😭💖

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Well, that wraps up my post!💕

Now……on to the tagging!

May @ Dreamer of Books & Coffee

Alex @ The Scribe Owl

Clara @ Tales of Teacups

Lyra @ Defiantly Yours

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𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕤𝕚𝕞𝕚𝕝𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕞𝕡𝕥𝕤? 𝔻𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕤? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash, #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I don’t want to pretend,” I whispered.

“I’m Poppy and you’re Casteel, and this is real.”


Can you hear me crying? That’s also real.
This book was too beautiful.🥺

AKOFAF is definitely one of the best books of 2020 and my favourite from JLA.🥰
I didn’t even think it was possible to love JLA more than I already do, but it is.

🔥THIS QUEEN🔥

How does she do it?!?! Casteel, Poppy, and Kieran have got to be my favourite characters from all of her books. The banter between them all and just…..everything.🤧😍

Awww now I feel like crying even though there’s no reason to. JLA is simply just amazing.

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS FROM FB&A BELOW!!!🛑

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire picks up literally right after Casteel Da’Neer aka The Dark One aka the Prince of Atlantia aka Hawke Flynn (xD so many different names) declares to all about his plans to marry the once-Maiden, Poppy Balfour.

Well, you can guess how that went with Poppy……..

She definitely wanted to stab someone.😈🤣 And so it began: The battle between Poppy & Casteel.🔥⚔️

“I was the Maiden, nearly groomed my entire life to remain pure and focused only on my Ascension. I was Chosen to be given to the gods, even though I never chose the life. I didn’t get to choose what I ate, when I left my chambers, or who was allowed to even touch me.”

“But he was the first thing I’d ever truly chosen for myself.”

Poppy has got to be one of my all time favourite MCs. I love this girl so much.🥰 She’s such a strong and witty female protagonist. Finally, after being subjected to a life of no choices and silence, Poppy can now be herself and speak out to those who insult her. And being declared as the fiance of the Prince of Atlantia—well, of course she’s going to have a lot of enemies and hatred directed towards her.

Even so, she speaks her mind and refuses to let anyone put her down or scorn her. Her curiosity also never ceases to amaze me xD. I love that all the questions she asks annoys Kieran endlessly. Their bantering is just too good.🤣

“Do you think he’ll believe us?”

“Yet another question?” Kieran leaned back, crossing his arms. “Seriously? Do you ever get tired of asking so many?”

“Apparently, you don’t, since you just asked three of them.”

And though she used to feel a self-conscious of her scars, now Poppy stands proud and looks straight into peoples’ eyes without absolute fear of what they’ll think of her. I love this girl sm.💞

“Somewhere along the way, I no longer saw her as a bargaining chip or a tool for revenge. I saw her for who she was. Who she is—this beautiful, strong, intelligent, endlessly curious and kind woman who was as much a victim of the Ascended as any Atlantians.”

“I fell in love with her, probably long before I even realized I had.”

Ahhh how could anyone not fall in love with Casteel?!?! Even after all the lies and betrayals, you could understand where he was coming from. He wanted so badly to save his brother, Malik, from the Ascended and was planning on using Poppy to get to him, but all that changed from the very moment he met her. Instead of going through with that, he completely changed all his plans just to find a way to be with her.🥺 This boy…..

And then there’s Casteel’s fierce protectiveness over Poppy. I love how even though he worries and tries to convince Poppy from taking huge risks, he doesn’t actually stop her. He respects Poppy’s decision and ability to do what is necessary. He’s always taking care of her, too.🥰

“Fight me. Argue with me. I won’t stop you. But I will not allow you to put your life in jeopardy.”

And don’t forget those dimples as Poppy loves to point out.😏😍

“He was Casteel then just like he’s Hawke now,” Kieran stated quietly, drawing my gaze to him. “And you know that. You just aren’t ready to accept it.”

Oh Kieran🥺🤧💞. You’re like a wingman and the barrier between Casteel & Poppy for majority of the book xD. He had to deal with being in between the heat of Casteel and Poppy’s arguments and conversations. You gotta admire him for all that. I probably love him the most.🥰 He knocked some sense into Poppy, that’s for sure.

Haha and the conversations the 3 of them had😆🤣

“I’m curious,” Casteel said, causing me to jump. I hadn’t even heard him approach. “What are you two discussing that has Poppy looking as if she’s five seconds away from crawling under the table?”

“Nothing,” I said.

“I was just telling her about how you have heightened physical senses,” Kieran answered at the same time as I did. “Like your ability to see better than her, and scent her arousal—”

“Oh, my gods!” I spun on the bench, swinging at Kieran, but he easily avoided my fist.

“I’m sorry.” Kieran didn’t look remotely remorseful. “I meant desire. She doesn’t like the word arousal.”

You must not use the word ‘arousal’ in front of Poppy xD. Casteel, Poppy, & Kieran…. all of them are definitely best when together.💖

Of course, I got to see more of both some new and old characters. Some wolven, Atlantian, and Descenters. Declan, a wolven, was placed on guard duty a few times and his responses to Poppy demanding to be let out was just too good.👌😂

“No one wishes to chase you through a snowstorm.”

“I’d rather not be gutted by the Prince, so no.”

“The Prince will return soon.”

My favorite was when I’d said that I just wanted some fresh air. “Nothing personal, but there is literally no way I would trust you enough to crack this door open to allow even an inch of fresh air to enter your chamber.”

He’s learned his lesson from the last time he was on guard duty with her xD.

Ooo and then there’s Alastir…….I’m a little conflicted about him🤔 I do so love him for being such a kind wolven to Poppy, but certain events have left me wondering some things. Still, he’d only met Poppy yet he was already offering to help her. So kind.🥺

“So, that is why I’m offering you my aid. If you are being forced into this, I will help you escape. I will do everything in my power to ensure safe passage.”

“But I will make sure you are somewhere neither the Ascended nor Casteel can ever reach you. All you have to do is tell me, and this will be over for you.”

I must, before I end this, put in those moments with Poppy threatening the life of others xD. Mostly just Casteel & Kieran.

He chuckled. “Careful, Kieran,” Casteel murmured, catching my hand before I could swing at Kieran once more. “She’ll be threatening to stab you next.”

The wolven grinned. “I’m pretty sure that’s already happened.”

“I hate you,” I announced. “I hate you both.”

Awww of course Poppy means the exact opposite.🥰🤣

“Obviously, Casteel takes after his father when it comes to women with sharp objects,” Jasper commented with a snort. “I feel like I’m missing some vital information that Delano conveniently left out when he met me halfway.”

I frowned, but at least I knew where Delano had been.
“You stabbed Casteel?” Jasper repeated. “In the heart? With bloodstone. And you thought it would kill him?”

“In my defense, I felt bad afterward.”

“She did cry,” Casteel remarked.

I was going to stab him again.

Poppy’s murderous intentions and violence is too funny, especially when she’s around others who bear witness to it.😂 I need more of that.

Well, after that ending the 3rd book has definitely landed into my most anticipated releases for 2021. Ackk I can’t wait!!! I NEED the next book NOW!!!😫😭😍

I just love JLA so much.🥺🤧 You can really tell how much her writing has changed from her first few books. Truly just a queen😍💞

Hopefully, the latest the 3rd book comes out will be spring 2021.

I don’t think I can bear waiting a full year or more…..

“From Blood And Ash.”

“We Will Rise.”

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕞𝕚𝕖𝕤-𝕥𝕠-𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕆ℝ 𝕛𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕡𝕖? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

Legendborn (Legendborn, #1) by Tracy Deonn | ARC Review

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Many thanks to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for sharing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. All quotes in this review are subject to change upon release date.

Hold up.
Did it seriously just end like that ?!?!?😤

It seems that I’m on a streak of cliffhangers and it’s not fun.😢

But wow, Legendborn was an amazing Arthurian retelling. There’s no doubt that I absolutely love the tv show, Merlin , and seeing that this book was based off of the legend……well, I just HAD to read it.😏

I loved the Black representation that was shown here and I think this might be my first book with a Black MC. I know, I know, shame on me.🤦‍♀️
But at least I was lucky enough to have Legendborn being my first book with one and it was soooo good😍

We have our MC, 16-year old Bree Matthews, who has just recently dealt with the passing of her mother. To escape her hometown and it’s memories of her mother, Bree and her best friend, Alice, go off to an early college program for bright high schoolers at the University of North Carolina located in Chapel Hill.

The plan seems perfect—that is, until Bree discovers something abnormal her first day there. More specifically, she witnesses demons attacking and a boy in her school, Selwyn Kane, use…….

✨Magic✨

From there, she learns that that particular magic is called aether and there’s a whole other race of people called Legendborns who protect humanity by eliminating the Shadowborn (basically demons) and are descendants of King Arthur & his knights.

And then of course, there’s the Knights of the Round Table⚔️

Bree was a really cool character. I loved how she always stood up to the bullies she had to deal with and the insults that were directed at her. Bree always said whatever came to mind haha something I can’t imagine doing xD. She was such a funny character, too and her her friendship was Alice was really too although she didn’t appear as much as I thought she would.🤔

Still, their conversations were pretty funny.😂

“Nick says I’ve got to keep it secret, keep it safe.”
“Did you just Lord of the Rings me?”
“Nope.” I grin. “I just Fellowship of the Ringed you.”

Then there’s Nick, the handsome and perfect student, that is lives nearby on campus.
Hmmmm. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with him, but I just don’t really like him.🤷‍♀️

Instead, I have my eyes on a certain dark haired and golden eyed boy.😏 Sel was such an intriguing character and I really want to know more about him in the next book. (Hehe I’ve always had a thing for those tall, dark, and broody characters xD)

Ooo and another thing I loved was how close to reality this book was. Legendborn have to worry about leading their normal lives all while making sure they do their job and keeping everything in the Order a secret from their loved ones. If they dare reveal any secrets……well, I’ll let you find out for yourselves once you read this.😉

Also, Bree had to deal with racist comments and people, but still kept her head held high and in defiance to those who dared trying to insult her. I love that girl ~ such an inspiration to others.💕

Legendborn was so captivating, I didn’t even realize I was on the last page until I reached a blank.😢 The only reason it lost a star was because there was the insta-love and it felt pretty slow in the beginning, but eventually I got really into it.

Ahhh I can’t wait for the next book! If this isn’t on your TBR already, then I must tell you to do it NOW. You won’t regret it. (At least, I’m mostly sure you won’t xD)

I can’t wait too see what Tracy Deonn writes next.
(Although I do feel a love triangle brewing up in the next book, but maybe I’m wrong)

“Where do we begin?”

“At the beginning.”

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 ℙ𝕆ℂ 𝕄ℂ𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕕? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!

The Lost Book of the White (The Eldest Curses, #2) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu | Review

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

“You’re my heart, Magnus Bane.

Stay unbroken, for me.”


OhMyGodWhatWasThatEpilogue?!?!?!?😰😱😓
AND THE JESSA WEDDING🤧🥺😭😍
MY HEART—

I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t.
I CAN’T DEAL WITH THAT ENDING😫😵

All these theories that are popping up in my head now that I’ve read the epilogue……..

The Eldest Curses is WAY more important than I ever thought it would be. All of this is definitely going to be HUGE leading up to The Wicked Powers .

I really thought of The Eldest Curses just being a fun side project Cassie wanted to make featuring our fav warlock ~Magnus Bane~ , but wow…….to anyone who wasn’t planning on reading this series, I urge you to read TEC. It’s really important for Cassie’s future series.

Especially since The Black Volume of the Dead is said to take place during the The Wicked Powers!!! AHhhh I can’t wait now!!!😍

Haha I don’t think I can go into the rest without spoilers soooooooo…………..

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!🛑

TLBOTW takes place in between City of Heavenly Fire and Lady Midnight and after Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, so of course, one would think to have read those (except maybe not Lady Midnight) before reading this.

Magnus & Alec are living their life with their baby warlock, Max🥰, and all seems well.

That is, until someone or rather…. two someones ruin that peacefulness. Both Shinyun & Ragnor Fell appear out of nowhere demanding for the Book of the White, escaping with it and stabbing Magnus with a strange thorn on their way out.

And this all happened while Alec was only in the shower xD.

I thought Shinyun would’ve learned from her evil deeds in the last book, but sadly ’tis not the case. Ahh this is what happens when you try giving villains a second chance.😔😂

Of course, they need to get back the book and stop whatever Shinyun & Ragnor are planning, BUT this time they’re gonna have backup.

Time for our favs ~ ✨TMI Gang✨

Beautiful art by Cat in the Box😍😍😍

“Can we see the glowing fissure in your chest?” Simon asked.

“Simon, it’s rude to bring up glowing fissures in other people’s chests,” said Clary. “What do you think they want with the Book of the White, Magnus?”

Magnus turned to look at Alec. “So, you told them everything? Did you say the S-word? The R-word?”

Alec rolled his eyes. “If you’re asking if I told them about Shinyun and Ragnor, I did.”

Haha love Simon’s straightforwardness.🤣

All the Simon scenes were awesome.👌 He’s recently become a Shadowhunter and finally we can see some more action from him and how he’s coping with George Lovelace’s death. Poor Simon.💔 He was as funny as ever though. AND there were more SIZZY moments.🥰

xD then there’s Jace trying to act cool trying out his new flail and using ‘mundane’ terms.

Magnus hesitated. “I don’t know,” he admitted. “We’ve been rushing around getting ready to leave, and I haven’t so much as googled the word Svefnthorn.”

“I googled it,” Jace said, to Alec’s surprise. “While we were getting our stuff together.”

“You,” said Alec, “googled it.”

“Yeah,” said Jace. “It sounded Norse, so I went into the library and looked it up in the Saga Concordances. Like a normal person. That’s googling, right?”

“More or less,” said Simon.

Simon was kind enough not to tell Jace the truth.😂 Oh Jace……
Of course, Jace & Clary are much more mature in this book and it’s nice seeing that. Jace especially acted a lot more worried during this mission than usual—and THAT’S saying something. Jace almost never voices out his worries nor does he hesitate to jump into reckless fights, but here…….xD he seems like the least reckless one.

“I’ve made some weird calls in my time,” Jace mused, “but spending ten minutes in free fall from one unknown place in a hell dimension to a different unknown place in a hell dimension is pretty reckless even for me.”

“Don’t feel bad,” said Magnus. “It wasn’t really your decision.”

Ha! And I can’t believe all the different Hells there are in Diyum. Even one that would be pure torture for any Herondale.😓😂

“Hell of Worms, Hell of Maggots, Hell of Boiling Sand, Hell of Boiling Oil, Hell of Boiling Soup with Human Dumplings, Hell of Boiling Tea with Human Tea Strainers, Hell of Small Biting Insects, Hell of Large Biting Insects, Hell of Being Eaten by Wolves, Hell of Being Trampled by Horses, Hell of Being Gored by Oxen, Hell of Being Pecked to Death by Ducks—”

“What was that last one?” said Jace. Shinyun ignored him.

Ahhh I missed these guys so much.😍

Oh and I found a certain part pretty important. The meaning behind being an Eldest Curse was explained and how many there can only be!

“Why would Shinyun be after Tessa?” Magnus said.

Jem looked at him in surprise. “Well—because she’s an eldest curse, of course. Like you.”

Magnus blinked. “You mean, because she’s the daughter of a Prince of Hell? Like me?”

“No. It’s more than that. Tessa went to the Labyrinth not just to hide but to research. Eldest curses are not just children of Princes of Hell. They’re the oldest living children of those princes. There can only be nine of them alive at any one time, and I know of only two. And I’m talking to one of them and married to the other.”

Wow. I wonder if there are any other Eldest Curses around?!?! Arghhh I want TWP right now!!!😫

Cassie said that TLBOTW’s epilogue is meant to point towards the events of TWP, so what the Princes of Hell are planning is gonna be a HUGE plot in TWP.

I seriously regret reading this book now. After reading all that, I have to wait until like 2023 for The Wicked Powers?!?! AHHHHhhhh the TORTURE😭

OMG AND THE JESSA WEDDING!!!😍
Now I see why nobody remembered their wedding. Magnus had used the remaining power from the Svefnthorn to make a dream-like wedding where everyone they loved would be present, but eventually the memory would fade away until they all forgot—except for Jem, Tessa, Magnus, & Alec.

It was too sweet.🥺🥰 And of course, Will was there.🤧😭

Art by Naira Peredo

Gosh, I can’t wait for these next few years.😍

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕞𝕠𝕤𝕥 𝕝𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕚𝕟 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟙? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

Blood & Honey (Serpent & Dove, #2) by Shelby Mahurin | Review

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Evil always seeks a foothold. We must not give it one.”


SHELBY.
You—you—
YOU DEVIL.😭💔

HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!?!😫😭🥺
I trusted you—but you went ahead and broke my heart anyways.😭 You did EXACTLY what I BEGGED you not to do. (view spoiler)[I SWEAR AND I CALLED IT. I JUST KNEW SHELBY WAS GONNA GO AHEAD AND KILL SWEET ANSEL🥺😫 (hide spoiler)]
I can’t stop crying. This is one of the worst cliffhangers ever.😭😭😭 Fall 2021 is just too far.😓

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS FROM S&D BELOW🛑

Blood & Honey literally picks up right after the events in Serpent & Dove and I am so happy I did a reread of S&D or I definitely would’ve been so lost.

Against all odds, Lou & Reid have fallen in love and now have to deal with the aftermath of incurring both Morgane Le Blanc and Auguste Lyon’s wrath. They’re all on the run—Lou, Reid, Beau, Coco, Ansel, and Madame Labelle—and let’s just say from page 1……things are tense .😓

No more is the light and funny atmosphere that was previously in the first book. Everyone is one edge, fearful of an attack from the Chasseurs or worse……..Lou’s mother, Morgane. The only solution they can think of is gaining more allies to fight back against Le Dames Blanches, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. And thus, the adventure begins.

“You see magic as a weapon, Reid, but you’re wrong. It simply . . . is. If you wish to use it for harm, it harms, and if you wish to use it to save . . .
It saves.”

Reid was probably most affected from what happened in S&D. He finds out that he’s a witch—the creatures he’d spent almost all his life hunting down and killing, believing them to be abominations to this world—AND he’d murdered the Archibishop—the man he’d looked up to as a father and the only person who actually cared for him growing up…… That’s gotta be traumatic.😥

Although Reid was hurting everywhere, he still acted like an idiot sometimes and it was pretty annoying BUT I understood where it was coming from. And after that ending…….oh nooo I’m scared.😬

“What you are now is not what you’ve always been, nor is it what you always will be. You are a snake. Shed your skin if it no longer serves you. Transform into something different. Something better.”

Haha this might be weird, but I honestly just loved Lou’s decent into darkness . It’s nice to see some change when the MC is struggling to find the good within themselves and slowly loses it. Okay, okay, that sounded so evil of me xD but I just found it so cool.😈🙈

I mean, after almost getting killed by her own mother twice, she’s bound to be a teensy bit on edge and a little crazed.😵 Anyone would. This darkness within is calling out to her, changing her, and you know what happens when someone uses too much power…….it’ll turn them into a completely different person. Well, such things start to happen here.😰

Also, Lou’s white hair……omg the way she got it was pretty hilarious actually and I shouldn’t be surprised that’s how her hair changed colors.🤣 I did feel bad for her though. It’s the same color as that twisted monster. 😤 Lou still looks as beautiful as ever!🥰

Gorgeous art by @morgana0anagrom!!!😍

“Only a fool would cross my aunt.”

Learning more about Coco and her past was just perfect👌 In the previous book, we didn’t really know much about her except that she was Lou’s best friend and part of the Le Dames Rouge. Here, we learn all kinds of things. Some jaw-dropping and some……sad.😞 She’s definitely not the flirty and carefree girl I thought she was in book 1. And after what happened in the cliffhanger…….oh boy I can only imagine what’s gonna happen next.😫

“It’s a real pity,” Beau finally muttered, shaking his head and looking at each of us in turn. His eyes shone with disappointment. “I know you’re all too preoccupied with your pining to notice, but I just caught my reflection in that last puddle—and damn, I look good.”

Omg I just love Beau.😂 He remains to be one of my favourite characters in this world. While everyone else is on edge, Beau is the only one still cracking up jokes and trying to lift the mood that they’re all bringing down. Of course, he can be such a bully to my sweet Ansel which is totally unacceptable. Still, he wasn’t in any of the huge dramas that happened between the others xD.

Oooo but learning about his sisters— twin sisters —was so adorable. Victoire & Violette……I hope to see more of them💕. BUT NOT Auguste Lyon. I’ve had enough of that guy. What a jerk of a father.😠 Don’t worry Beau, I love you.😘

“I’m sick and tired of everyone needing to protect me. I’d like to protect myself for a change, or even—”
“I just want to contribute to the group. I don’t want to be the bumbling idiot anymore. Is that so much to ask? I just . . . I don’t want to be a liability.”

Oh Ansel🥺😭 You’re not a bumbling idiot. I love Beau, but sometimes he just needs to shut the hell up . Ansel made me hurt the most. He felt so worthless the whole book and my heart was just breaking for him. Everyone else was worrying and dealing with their own problems, but they were forgetting that Ansel was the youngest of them all and was struggling with his own self-worth and contribution the the team. He felt so alone, I just can’t😭💔

I loved that he got some more screen-time and we learned more about his past. Lou was just amazing for knowing when Ansel was feeling troubled and needed someone to talk to. She made sure to be there for him most of the time and protect him. Ansel is another favourite of mine.🥺🥰

Now of course, with a new book comes new characters. Some of these guys I just loved and automatically became a favourite and some………not so much.😬 I’m looking at you, Nicholina

“Love. The most elusive of mistresses. In all my years, I must confess to finding her only twice. The first was a headstrong young shepherd much like your Reid, and the second . . . well, that wound is not quite healed. It would be foolish to reopen it.”

I immediately loved Claud Deveraux the moment I saw him. He’s just so cool!😍 And such a wise, wise man. His charm is irresistible and I had a feeling that he’d be a HUGE help to the others. Like I seriously can’t think of anything to hate about him xD.

Oh yeah and he’s also the leader of the Troupe de Fortune with it’s members Zenna, Seraphina, and the twins—Thierry & Toulouse. Deveraux loves to collect all sorts of people. As Zenna said, “He adds only the best and brightest talent to his troupes. The rare and unusual. The exceptional.”

And by Reid’s words, he considers Claud to be mad.😂 He probably thinks that especially because he was forced into leather pants by the one and only Deveraux. Reid in leather pants……imagine that.👀🤭

“Call him, call him, let the trees maul him, boil and butter and split and saw him—”
“The trees in this forest have eyes, little mouse. She spies, she spies, she spies, little mouse—”

I need only one word to describe Nicholina and that is………CREEEEPYYY. shudder The way she talks is soooo disturbing. All I think of her as is a maniac who is apparently the personal assistant of La Voisin (leader of La Dame Rouges). I didn’t understand how or why until the end and just……..wow. Too many thoughts are going on in my head right now.😵 I really, really don’t like Nicholina.😒

There were of course, some other new characters like Blaise, Gabrielle, etc, etc but well ehhhhh this review is already long enough so I’ll stop there.😅

One more thing that must happen in S&D3…….
MORGANE LE BLANC MUST DIE IN THE MOST GROTESQUE WAY.🤬👿 I HATE HER SO MUCH. ARGHHHHH SHE BETTER NOT DIE IN A PEACEFUL MANNER OR ELSE—

That ending seriously destroyed me.🥺😭💔 I’ve never been so thankful to have entered the preorder campaign for B&H as I am now. It’ll include a sneak peak to S&D3 and that is SO what I need right now.

There, I’m done.
I feel dead on the inside.

“The world didn’t end in a scream.

It ended in a gasp. A single, startled exhalation. And then—

Nothing.

Nothing but silence.”

P.S. BIG TITTY LIDDY IS REAL😂

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝔹𝕝𝕠𝕠𝕕 & ℍ𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕪? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕙𝕒𝕤 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕥? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses, #1) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu | Review

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

“Sometimes, love worked, past any hope of change, when no other force in this world could.

Without love, the miracle never came.”

What a vacation this was.🤣
And that ending!!!😰

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS FROM THE FIRST 3 TMI BOOKS!!!🛑

This romantic getaway across Eurpe takes place after The Mortal War in City of Glass and occurs during City of Fallen Angels featuring our favourite warlock ~ Ultra Magnus Bane and his boyfriend, Alec Lightwood. (Why do I sound like I’m advertising this book xD)

They both want to go on vacation for some peace and quiet—unfortunately, that doesn’t last very long when Tessa pops up during an awkward moment and brings up the bad news xD.

“Call it even,” said Tessa. “You once walked in on me in an embarrassing situation with a gentleman in a mountain fortress, after all.”

Her half-concealed smile flickered. She looked again at Alec, who had inherited his coloring from Shadowhunters long gone. Shadowhunters Tessa had loved.

“You should let that go,” Magnus advised.

“I certainly have let it go,” she replied. “Now.”

Haha!🤣 That’s so true. Magnus did the same to Will & Tessa too. Sounds like revenge.😈😂

Anyways, Magnus is told about the demon-worshiping cult—The Crimson Hand— he created as a joke a long time ago that’s now causing chaos everywhere. The worst part is that the leader of The Crimson Hand is going by the name of Magnus Bane so word’s going out that he’s causing all of this and that’s not good.😬

Of course, that means Magnus & Alec will have to travel around Europe to stop this cult—Haha so much for their ‘vacation’ xD.

Art by Cassandra Jean

Ahhh my favourite parts were definitely seeing all the references to the other books in The Shadowhunter World. Especially mentions of TID characters.🥰

“It had reminded Magnus of times long ago, the memory of Nephilim he had cared for once, and how very much they had cared for each other. Knowing the way Will and Jem loved each other had changed his feelings for Nephilim, and seeing Jace—calm, superior Jace—in pieces over Alec had made him like the boy much more.”

Omg and I DIED when I heard Alec question Magnus and Tessa about their relationship🤣

Alec, who was watching this back-and-forth as if sitting center court in a tennis match, raised a hand. “I’m sorry, but did you two used to date?”

That stopped the conversation dead in its tracks. Both Tessa and Magnus turned to him with identical looks of shock.

“You seem more horrified than I do,” Magnus told Tessa, “and somehow I am deeply wounded.”

Tessa gave Magnus a tiny smile, then turned to Alec. “Magnus and I have been friends for more than a hundred years.”

Magnus and Tessa?!?! Best joke I’ve ever heard😂😂😂 And their reactions, too xD.

And I forgot how funny Malcolm could be before everything else happened. And why Barnabas hates him so much xD.

“Malcolm Fade.” The look on the warlock’s face was thunderous as he pointed a finger at the High Warlock of Los Angeles. A light vapor seemed to drift from the tip of his finger. “You stole my party and my mansion.”

“Hello, Barnabas,” said Malcolm. “Did you lose a mansion? That’s so sad. I hope you find it.”

“I bought this mansion last week! The moment it went up for sale!” Barnabas bellowed. “We are standing right now in the mansion you stole from me!”

“Oh, hooray! Consider it found then,” Malcolm said.

Haha I actually feel bad for Barnabas, though. He wanted to be the one to host the party.😂

Oh! Then there’s when Helen & Aline meet for the first time!!! AHHhhhhhh😍😍😍

“Right,” Helen said at last. “Anyway, back to the questions.”

“I have a question too,” said Aline, and swallowed. “Who do you think you are, Helen Blackthorn, and why are you talking to my friend, a Shadowhunter and a recent hero of the war for Alicante, as if he’s a common criminal?”

“Because he’s being incredibly suspicious!” Helen snapped back.

“Alec is very honorable,” Aline said loyally. “He would never do anything suspicious.”

Although, they both start off by arguing about whether Alec is suspicious or not.😆 I loved how I got to see more of how they met and just more of their personalities before The Dark War. The Helen & Aline I always thought of were how they were in TDA, but here, there’s more to them both.💕

And lastly, the conversations between Alec & Magnus were awesome.🤣

“We will be eating three meals a day. Breakfast will be one of those meals. In fact, breakfast will be the most important of those meals, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Shinyun looked at Alec, who said in a deadpan voice, “Many a mission to end a great evil has failed because of low blood sugar.”

“You do listen when I talk!” exclaimed Magnus.

He’s right, though. You cannot go on without breakfast. Who knows how that would affect a mission.😓

Now, as much I loved the references and jokes between Magnus and the others, the story kinda felt lacking.😕 To be honest, this wasn’t super necessary to have been written BUT the ending really gets me super excited for The Lost Book of the White !!!

SPOILERS BELOW

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I can’t believe after everything that happened, Shinyung still wants to get revenge on Magnus AND she’s going to be using RAGNOR to do this whom everyone thought was dead!!!😰😭 I can’t wait for the next book!

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SPOILERS END

I’m mostly excited to see TMI gang and of course……..
JESSA WEDDING!!!🥺🤧😍

“But as someone once said to me, the right man will not care.”

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕪𝕖𝕥? 𝕎𝕙𝕠’𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝕔𝕠𝕦𝕡𝕝𝕖 𝕚𝕟 𝕋𝕊ℂ? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕖𝕩𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!