I finished the Grisha Trilogy during the weekend. Ruin and Rising [The Book Depository] was amazing. I couldn’t let the book down despite fearing the Darkling’s fate. Even if it’s going to be a surprise, it’s not. We all know what will happen to the Dark Side. Many characters don’t survive the Ruin of this last book. However, it’s a masterpiece plenty of surprises. Although the reader could find hints in the other books, surprises are massive.
The Darkling and Nicolai are my favorite characters. And although they’re different, they both love Alina for similar reasons. One of them is power. Alina is the Sun Summoner, the Saint, the one who can stop the Darkling and make the Fold disappear.
[SPOILERS: there’re massive spoilers ahead. If you haven’t read the books yet, stop reading right here.]
This could be the Darkling. By fuchsiart.
This week I finished the second book in the Grisha Trilogy. Siege and Storm [The Book Depository] was intense and surprising. Not only Mal and the Darkling want Alina, but also Nikolai, the Prince. However, as Alina returns to the Palace, and the Darkling gathers forces to get it back, we see how her relationship with Mal erodes. She is getting stronger, and also different. He is a hero without cause at the moment.
I loved Siege and Storm way more than the first volume. It’s thrilling, and Nikolai is hilarious. There’s no way you can’t like the guy. Mal is moody, and Alina wants to get stronger. Like calls to like, but it can also be spooky.
[SPOILERS: this post has massive spoilers on the book. Refrain from reading if you haven’t read it yet.]
So, after ACOWAR I started reading Shadow and Bone [The Book Depository]. It’s a tale of Grisha darkness and light that will enchant you. Although I find the Grisha trilogy way lighter than Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo has done it again. Bardugo’s Grisha tales have swept me into a tale of power, darkness, love, and deceit!
We meet Alina, our female hero, and her love interest, Mal. She starts being weak and unattractive. However, Mal is robust and gorgeous. Little they know that Alina is going to be one of the best Grisha in the history of Ravka. But, is that good or bad news for them?
[SPOILERS: this review has a lot of spoilers. So, if you haven’t read the book, stay away!]
I finally read A Court of Wings and Ruin [The Book Depository], aka ACOWAR. It’s amazing! Although I find it more political than A Court of Mist and Fury, this new installment of the series by Sarah J. Maas is delightful. We get to know more about Feyre, Rhysand, Nesta, Elaine, and the others. Although this volume was good, ACOMAF is still my favorite.
We left Feyre in the Spring Court. She had sworn she would revenge what Tamlin had done with her sisters. We also left Nesta giving the King of Hybern the middle finger. (You have to love Nesta and her angry ways.)
[SPOILERS: this post contains massive spoilers. If you haven’t read ACOWAR, refrain yourself from continuing reading.]
Artwork by Charlie Bowater.
I finally saw Spider-Man Homecoming on Monday after a long day, and it was a blast! Despite some issues, this movie is brilliant. For starters, Peter Parker is a kid who is growing up. He doesn’t know much and grows as the film progresses. This is the Spidey I imagined from the comics. Sorry for the previous movies, but this one nailed it.
We begin with the original song of the first series on TV about Spider-Man. That show was crappy at best, but technology at that time didn’t allow for a better web slinger. And then, we met Peter, a kid who is super excited to meet his heroes.
[SPOILERS: this review contains lots of spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I recommend you to stop reading this post.]
On Sunday I saw Despicable Me 3, and I had loads of fun! Yup, the Minions are back! This movie is perfect for the whole family, but more so for Minions fans. It’s funny, smart, and it has fluffy unicorns. This time the villain is obsessed with the 80s music. Gru messes up again. But, this time he’s able to meet his twin brother Dru, who happens to have more hair than he does. Well, that’s not a difficult thing, really.
Gru is a Superhero now, so the Minions are a little bit lost. Minions are banana-like creatures who love villains. And Gru isn’t a bad guy anymore. But, his brother wants him to go back to being a villain.
[SPOILERS: this review contains spoilers from the movie. Stop reading here if you don’t want to know what happens next!]
Today we’re reading Angela: Queen of Hel – Journey to the Funderworld [The Book Depository]. Angela is the sister of Thor and Loki. She is an Angel, beings that believe in the motto: “Nothing for nothing, everything has its price.” Angela is tough, rough, and a great warrior. But she felt in love with Sera. In her quest of freeing Sera from the realm of Hela, she becomes a Corival, a contender to the throne.
So, Angela must pass individual trials, and if she does, she’ll be the new Queen of Hel. And she’ll have Sera by her side.
This week we’re reading All-New Wolverine Vol. 1: The Four Sisters [The Book Depository]. X-23, Laura, the cloned daughter of Wolverine is on a mission in Paris along with Angel. There she discovers that the villain is one of her clones! How traumatic can it be to find out that the one making all the fuss is someone just like you?
Wolverine mentored Laura, so she stopped being a weapon and an assassin. Now, she’s the new Wolverine. She took her father’s job, and she’s trying hard to be a Superhero. However, things are getting strange. She discovers that there are some clones of her who want revenge. A secret part of the Government created them, and they took away all their feelings. They don’t care if they’re shot, or if they die.
I discovered Sense8 perhaps a little bit too late. However, I’m glad I did since it makes you think a lot! It makes you want opening yourself to new possibilities. This show is mindblowing. I had a little bit of a hard time in the beginning to grasp the idea, but then I was too hooked on it. Plus, it has some very sexy scenes.
[SPOILERS: this review has lots of spoilers about the show. I won’t tell you everything, of course, since there’s too much going on. But, there’s enough in here to spoil a great part of the show. Proceed at your own risk.]
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.