Despite being super busy, I finished A Court of Mist and Fury [The Book Depository]. I won’t lie to you: there’s a lot of violence and fairy sex in ACOMAF. However, you can also find a great story of recovery from trauma. Some descriptions are brutal, others are too harsh, but if you keep it up, you’ll see that whatever harsh live treated you, there’s hope if you dare to dream.
This book is about recovering a broken heart, about recovering from trauma, and about discovering true love. Sometimes, you think someone is a hero, and then you discover he’s not. Other times, the villain happens to be the real hero of the story. Prepare yourself for surprises and role reversals in this book.
[You’ll find SPOILERS from this point onwards. If you haven’t read the book, stop reading at this point. If you don’t mind spoilers, go ahead and be my guest.]
Artwork by Charlie Bowater.
Today we’re exploring The Midnight Sea [The Book Depository] Sea by Kat Ross. I read the book in just two days because I couldn’t stop myself! Yes, it’s that good! I found this jewel thanks to Kindle recommendations that I got in my mailbox every day.
The main character is a girl called Nazafareen. When her sister is killed by dark magic, she wants to become a Water Dog, a Druj hunter. First, she has to train for years, and then when the time comes, she’s linked with a daeva named Darius.
The Daeva are slaved Druj. Water Dogs use them and their powers to hunt and kill other Druj. Water Dogs and Daeva are linked by cuffs that bind their power. There’s just one tiny problem: she can feel whatever Darius is feeling too.
I finally read Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses [The Book Depository], aka ACOTAR. Even if the author inspired herself on the Beauty and the Beast, it shines on its own. Be prepared for some harsh moments, and quite a lot of brutal depictions of violence. You will also find some sex scenes, but I found violence more appalling than anything else.
This book is fast-paced, easy to read, and has an incredible hero: Feyre. If you’re looking to read a female-lead fantasy book with tons of action, deceit and memorable characters, this is it!
[SPOILERS: this review has some spoilers. If you haven’t read the book yet, I recommend you to stop reading beyond these lines.]
Artwork by Charlie Bowater.
I finished Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom [The Book Depository], and I feel I can’t have enough of it! Unfortunately, this is a duology, and this means that the adventures of my favorite thieving group are over. Well, unless Leigh Bardugo decides to write yet another book.
Six of Crows was a tornado of emotions and action. Crooked Kingdom is an explosion that will enhance your sense and wished you had more “parem.” Just like Nina, I will have a withdrawal of this book.
[SPOILERS: this review has massive spoilers of this book. If you haven’t read it yet, please refrain from reading from here. I can just let you know that it’s a masterpiece that will leave you wanting more.]
I have great news! I’m giving away two copies of A Court of Wings and Ruin, aka ACOWAR, and two cute bookish bags. And I’m doing it through different social media platforms, so you have more possibilities to be one of the winners.
I’ll give away one set (ACOWAR copy and bag) through Facebook, Twitter and this blog combined. You can win points to be one of the winners.
I’ll also give away one set (ACOWAR copy and bag) through Instagram. You can collect points through Instagram following the rules there.
You can take part in both, and you can share as much as you want. Remember always to mention me when you share, and that you use #depepiacowar to gain points on Instagram!
I finally finished Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows [The Book Depository]! I must tell you something: it’s a masterpiece! Despite having a few time to read, I managed to finish it before I had in mind. This is so good, you don’t want to sleep at night because you need to know what happens next! No wonder I already started reading Crooked Kingdom [The Book Depository].
What can I tell you that you haven’t read elsewhere? This is more than Ocean’s Eleven and Game of Thrones combined! This is the epiphany of fantasy and suspense mixed. It’s been a very long time since I’ve got hooked in this way with a book!
[SPOILERS: be advised, there are some spoilers ahead. Don’t worry; there aren’t enough of them as to crush your will to read this book.]
Welcome to another FairyLoot unboxing! This time I’m unboxing all the awesome swag from April’s box. I must say that this subscription box becomes better by the minute! I had a wonderful time creating and editing the video. But it was hard for me to wait until unboxing it. This box was themed Dreams and Wishes. This was the perfect box for my birthday. In fact, it arrived just the next day. It was amazing!
I also decided to try the rep search from FairyLoot on Instagram. But, to be honest, with 800 entries, I think it’s going to be incredibly difficult to be noticed. But, the fun to just try is thrilling. Don’t you agree?
My birthday is coming soon, so I decided to give a present to myself: a The Willoughby Book Club subscription. This is a peculiar unboxing since there’s only a book inside. You might think, but she said it’s a subscription? But, there’s only a book inside, right? You can subscribe for three, six or twelve months and ask Willoughby Book Club’s elves to choose the perfect book for you.
Exactly! You send all the details you can to the gorgeous minions working at Willoughby Book Club, and they will choose the best books! This is perfect to discover new authors and books you have no idea about. You have to be super detailed. Otherwise, this won’t work.
I just read The Sleeper and the Spindle [The Book Depository] and it was glorious. I also purchased the audiobook on Audible and combining the two was the best thing ever!
This is a masterpiece by Neil Gaiman. This is a new fairy tale. I’m sure that just reading it is a pleasure. However, combining the book and the audiobook is completely perfect. The audio effects are amazing. I think that the book earns a new insight when combined with all the sounds.
Today I want to share with you how to cover your books and comic books like a pro. I’ve been putting clear covers on my trades and books to keeping them safe since times immemorial. Even my mother has used me as the official librarian of the family: when I go back home I know I’ll be putting covers on books!
Why do I cover my books and comic books? I want to make sure that the paper covers are protected. Most paperbacks and trades can be damaged very quickly. Using clear covers allows me to keep them safe and to enjoy the covers in all their glory.