Book Review of Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

The buildup was much slower than it really needed to be, and it was hard not to zone out occasionally.

Why does everyone have to get mutilated all the time? Not just killed, but mutilated and tortured. Once? Fine. Twice? Pushing it. Every time someone gets killed? Just gosh. Too much darkness that really doesn’t need to be in there.

So much frustration with this book. For every win, there are ten losses. I’m tired of everyone else having the upperhand and seeming to know things they aren’t supposed to know. The only character I ended up liking in this book was Dorian, and he only had a few pages here and there.

Can I just read an abridged version of the next book? Lol. I really want to see where it all goes, but without the slow buildup.

four stars

Book Review of Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

One word: Chaol! I absolutely love him in this book. He’s so endearing and genuine, and my heart breaks for him. He’s only at the beginning of his character arc in this book, and despite him not knowing where, exactly, his loyalties lie, he’s a good man.

Celaena is also a really interesting character. She has a darkness within her that she tries hard to lock inside, but when it escapes, she’s the scariest person ever. I wouldn’t want to be the one to draw out the beast within her.

This book was artfully written, with twists I didn’t even see coming. I loved the characters, the plot, and the intricate weavings of people and their motivations. I’m excited to see where the next book takes me.

five stars

Book Review of Save the Secret Date by Ellie Cahill

I really liked the beginning. I really liked the ending. The in-between… Not quite as much. I didn’t find myself caring about Jake and Mary as much as I had hoped. It was Hadley and Will that saved it for me, even though they were minor characters in this book. Their secrets at the end! Loved it.

I really like the stories this author puts out! I’ll definitely have to check out some of the other books she’s written.

four stars

Book Review of The Designated +1 by Ellie Cahill

I really enjoyed reading this one! The characters are relatable, and I really liked getting inside Hadley’s head. The chemistry between her and Will is fun to watch enfold. There’s just something about a tall, muscular man walking in the house covered from head to toe in mud. What the image that must have been!

I’ll definitely be looking for more from this author. Can’t wait to read the next in the series!

five stars