Genre: Faeries

Average Rating: 3.25


Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Ma..

Posted 26 May, 2015 by Jamie Mariano in Review / 1 Comment
Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

“I was loosened, a top whirling around and around, and I didn’t know who I danced with or what they looked like, only that I had become the music and the fire and the night, and there was nothing that could slow me down.” Sarah J. Maas has done it again. What it is, I don’t quite know, but I’m still recovering. A Court of Thorns and Roses is an incredible retelling with a faerie twist, and if it was any other author I would have been weary. Like her Throne of Glass series, Maas’ writing is effortless, with perfect pacing, and characters that are to-die for — a sure breathtaking read for all fantasy and fairytale lovers. Feyre and her family are poor and impoverished, yet they are still above begging for food and clothing… for now. For now, Feyre is the sole provider for her weak father and two older sisters, which means she must hunt and bargain just to keep her family alive. So when she encounters a seemingly ordinary wolf preying after the same doe, Feyre must risk the consequences of breaking the Treaty in order to keep her family alive. When a beast-like creature comes knocking at her door demanding retribution, Feyre is dragged to the magical faerie lands, where she must live out the rest of her life in her captor, Tamlin’s, estate. There, she begins to learn that the myths and legends told […]


Review: All That Glows by Ryan Graudin (DNF)

Posted 16 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: All That Glows by Ryan Graudin (DNF)

A while back I was selected for the blog tour of this novel and I was super excited to dive into it. The premise looked fantastic and I was sure that I would enjoy it. Unfortunately, that was not the case. This novel was extremely hard for me to get into. It took me a week alone to finish 25% of it (my DNF cut-off). The premise that I had found interesting at first quickly became dull. The writing was hard for me to become engaged in, making everything that happened in the novel seem miles away. The plot itself was absolutely dull. This may have been because I didn’t get far enough in it before I stopped reading but I stopped reading around 30% because I had lost hope. Emrys, the main female protagonist, was a voice that I just could not relate to. Instead of otherworldly, she came off as flat and kind of whiny to me. She was supposed to be a magnificent faerie, but I just didn’t see it. Prince Richard was just as bad. He was constantly partying and really kind of dumb. I couldn’t really find anything that I liked about his character in the section that I read. There wasn’t much romance in the section of the novel that I read, but the beginnings of it weren’t promising at all. If it had […]


Review: Endlessly by Kiersten White

Posted 6 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Endlessly by Kiersten White

Favorite Quote(s): “‘I kind of wish they’d shut up,’ Jack said. ‘Dude, true dat,’ Lend answered. Jack nodded solemnly. ‘For serious.’” Favorite Character: Lend. I made a little acronym about him. See my musings for more details. First Line: “Here’s the thing about dragons: I know absolutely nothing whatsoever about them.” My Musings: What a great ending! I’m soooo disappointed that this story has come to a close. I personally loved everything about this series– the romance, the action, just everything! I actually cried when I finished; I was heartbroken that I don’t have anymore Evie and Lend to look forward to! Just like the rest of this series, the plot was in-captivating  White’s innovative idea on paranormals is what drew me in in the beginning, and boy did she ever live up to my expectations! There was literally never a dull moment, possibly in the entire trilogy! The writing its self was detailed and descriptive, and it made it easy for me to transport myself into Evie’s world (as well as Lend’s arms (;). The characters were amazing. Evie’s character develops very much over the course of this series, and it was fun seeing her grow more serious and open up to love. Her longing for being normal was amazing; she would have given everything up for it. Her and Lend have to be my favorite literary couple, because they compliment each other so […]


Review: Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Posted 23 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Favorite Quote(s): “‘I see, so you’re telling me that i I asked you to do anything, you would say yes?’ he asked with interest, and Emma felt a reluctant smile sneak up to her mouth. ‘Don’t push your luck.’” Favorite Character: Emma. Her determination at becoming a dragon slayer is very admirable, and she was an overall great heroine. First Line: “‘Demon, definitely,’ Emma Jones whispered as another sophomore made his way from Principal Kessler’s office to where everyone was waiting on the grassy quad.” My Musings: Amanda Ashby is an author I wish I had heard about sooner. This novel was a fun, interesting read, with quirky romance and a stubborn heroine. The plot kept me wanting more, and I was happy with the way the book turned out. Emma has been training to be a dragon slayer all her life—she anxiously wants to follow in her mother’s foot steps. However, Emma is shocked to find that she has been assigned as a fairy slayer, and she is adamant that some sort of mistake has been made, and that Curtis Green has wrongly taken her dragon slaying spot. However, Emma ends up being the only one that can see an evil, gigantic fairy, that is intent on killing the unknown Pure One and unleashing all sorts of evil beings into Earth. As Emma discovers that her mother, world-reknowned dragon slayer, somehow […]