The Fire Sermon- Francesca Haig

I recently read, the Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig and honestly I had no plans to read this book. I was surfing and then my eyes hit the cover and I was like,*I want to know more.* I love the cover, it is artistic and simple which I totally love. The funny thing is that I don’t know how but I always manage to grab books that either involve magic or twins or both. I don’t read synopsis, in rare cases I do read them but mostly I don’t. So, it is a mystery. 

I enjoyed reading this book, it was brutal in a way. The start was mysterious and kept me interested. I read it in a go. I liked the concept of Alpha’s and Omega’s but man it was depressing. I hated Zach, I don’t remember a series in which I hated a sibling so much than this one. I really hated his approach to life, his thinking, he was plain brutal. Always justifying his actions like they could be justified. I adored Cassandra, felt sorry for her but despite her sorrow, she had some sense. She was relate-able, and I loved that she voiced her opinion about matters, and wasn’t dumb. She knew what was happening around her, and she knew how she could benefit from her circumstance. The author managed to show brutality on levels where I was kind of reminded of George Orwell’s 1984 and a little bit of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. They treated humans like they were nothing. I liked the story but man I hated that world. The plot pace was great and there were interesting changes, a few of those changes I had expected but overall I enjoyed reading it. I am excited for the next part. Still hate Zach,  and am happy with that ending. :)

Teaser:

“Omega’s don’t have family.”

Me: *screaming*

My Rating:

4 RoboRating

The Demon King – Cinda Williams Chima

When I started reading The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima and I didn’t know what to expect. I know people adore this series so ,when I jumped into her world, I had some expectations.

The way the story has been written and the world she has created created it is quite difficult to expect what would happen next. I really enjoyed that the characters are so different from each other and each one of them are memorable. I love books with P.O.V’s because they give you a much detailed insight about things and creates a sense of mystery. I don’t think any of these character’s reminded me of anyone which is interesting. Han’s character is mysterious in a way, he is always playing some kind of role, I really enjoyed unraveling this character. He lives in complete different worlds. At first, I was a bit confused but after four chapters I began to indulge myself into the world. The plot was intriguing, the author provides with a lot of detailed visual information, and you can sense the world around yourself. Highly dangerous and intoxicating.

With wizards its always difficult because sometimes you end up loving them or hating them but I really liked the wizards of this series. There is so much going on in the first book, I was quite amazed.Surprisingly, I don’t hate Micah. Raisa has a whole lot of stuff going in her head, and she wants to do what feel right to her. She is not easily dictated, I don’t know how I feel about Amon’s character, I am not bothered by him but I do not entirely like him.

Honestly, I don’t know know how to express what I felt after reading the book. I think you have to read it to understand why I loved it so much because words can’t seem to do justice.

Teaser:

“Does Bayar know who you are, boy? Does he know you have this?”

My Rating:

Five RoboRating

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J.Maas

I was clearly excited for the release of A Court of Thorns and Roses,  I really like the way Sarah writes and I am a big fan of her Throne of Glass series. So, I had huge expectations for this book. I think I have mentioned earlier, that I rarely read Fae books and I must have read two or three Fae series. I am not really into the Fae world but I definitely liked this one. It has that Beauty and the Beast theme happening around, and it didn’t bother me because this is a retelling. Its the first Beauty and the Beast retelling that I actually liked. *Yayyy*. She managed to portray a world you are eager to know about.

The story has twists and turns, fair amount of drama and lets not forget the jaw dropping moments. I don’t know how I feel about Tamlin because in the beginning I was liking his character but midway I changed my team:p. I was more into the second half of the book. I liked the concept of courts and we get to see some political drama lol. I enjoyed the book but in comparison to her other series I think I like The Throne of Glass more.

If you really love Fae world then you must read this one. Plus, I am in love with the cover.

Teaser:

“Because your human joy fascinates me—the way you experience things, in your life span, so wildly and deeply and all at once, is … entrancing. I’m drawn to it, even when I know I shouldn’t be, even when I try not to be.”

Me: * looking here and there* “Ookaayyy.” :D

My Rating:

4 RoboRating

Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson

I wanted to read a Brandon Sanderson book for quite a while, when I had my hands around Mistborn I was definitely excited, and bracing myself. There were so many things I loved about this book, starting with Vin, she is one of those characters you just love. I was so impressed by her character and the way she was, it was epic.

Obviously, the guy is famous for a reason, the way he writes, the way he presents the world is so brilliant you immediately want to delve into it. I was literally reading with my eyes popped out..lol. I don’t know how to describe it, every one of the characters are so complex and have these layers and when I ended up unraveling them it was a treat. I loved the pace, loved the story line, loved the characters, the abilities. Vin didn’t remind me of a character I already read before and her character just creates sparks and interest and she is dark, smart, all an all I love her. Kelsier was another interesting character, and his history was heartbreaking but I loved his character, I feel like if I state more I might spoil the fun. So, I am going to stop, you guys should definitely read this trilogy. After reading the first one, I was kinda screaming because that ending left me broken hearted. Started reading The Well of Ascension hopefully will end it soon.

Teaser:

“And Vin liked solitude. When you’re alone, no one can betray you”

Me: That totally makes sense…:p

My Rating:

Five RoboRating

An Ember In The Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

Hey everyone!! I haven’t been able to post for quite a while now but today I got the chance to post, so here I am….:). Let’s start with it then, the book I am going to review today is An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

The cover is really cool. Honestly speaking, I got to this book because many readers around me were immensely excited about this book. I heard a lot about it, so, I decided to check it out. It was brilliant, I must say it kept me on my toes the whole time, it showcases a brutal world in ways that really sends shock waves to your soul. An interesting pace with complicated characters. It was a beautiful mesh, of agony and hope. The whole environment, the author has created it is simply unbelievable. There were times, when I literally wanted to go smack them all. One thing for sure is that it isn’t your everyday YA. I have read disturbing dystopia’s but this one was particularly memorable. There is a little romance in the air, but it isn’t the main core of the story so that’s something I always love, because it’s more about family and realizing what you are and how you see yourself in that particular setting. How you are embracing yourself, in hopes of saving someone- which might be yourself at the end of the day.

Definitely worth the hype, because it tilted my world. In the beginning, I heard it was a stand-alone, so when I completed the book, my jaw was open, because it was such a cliffhanger that I wanted to throw something, wanted to know more:p. Thankfully, now we know that we are going to have a next part, and I am really excited about that. Fingers crossed.

Teaser:

“Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after.”

Me: “It’s philosophical  :p.”

My Rating:

4 RoboRating

Falling Kingdoms Series – Morgan Rhodes

I don’t exactly remember why I wanted to read Falling Kingdoms but last week, I was eager to read it. I remember I wanted to read it for a long time but every time I stopped after reading the prologue. I wasn’t into high fantasy back then but these days, I have realized that since last year, I have been mostly reading high fantasy genre. I read a couple of high fantasies before but back to back, I never did that. I am deadly positive, I entered the high fantasy genre in the early 2014 with the release of Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong and Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas.

Back to the main thing, I have to say when I started reading Falling Kingdoms, I was a bit lost with the Kingdom POVs-lol. Then after a while I got a knack for it and I was addicted. With Falling Kingdoms, I was eagerly waiting about what would happen next. The whole time it felt like I was walking on shattered glass. It was highly stressful, in the most epic ways.

In the beginning, I didn’t like Cleo’s character but after a while I started enjoying her personality. She had an opinion about everything and voiced it without even thinking twice about it. Sometimes you like character’s like that. I couldn’t read Magnus’s character, since the beginning, he did the most unexpected things. He was worrisome at times and his track line with his sister Lucia was just crazy. Game of Thrones crazy:p.  I am trying so hard, but it feels like I am spilling secrets. With Jonas, everything seemed normal even when he wasn’t.  His character makes me think about Arya of House Stark :p.

In short, I liked everything about the first book. It was smart, breath taking, and captivating. Each character was drastically different than the other and they all were fighting hard to achieve what they believed was right. The story developed at a faster pace than I expected but it was extremely great. I had a lot of fun with this one. Yes, sometimes I expected what would happen next, but when it did. I wasn’t bothered. The world the author has created a world that sticks in your mind- in this case it was engraved.

When I finished reading the first book, I had my hands on the next. Rebel Spring was a pleasant surprise, that knocked me so hard that I  officially officially declared that I was head over heels with the series. I was going crazy with the further developments. I wanted to know more, even with the introduction of the new characters, my heart kept beating fast. I don’t want to give spoilers, but this book was just plain crazy. There were so many moments where I paused and re read just to confirm the proceedings. It felt like a rollar coaster ride, where at the end my mind was messed up. Literally, no kidding. I knew, I was obsessing over the characters. I was practically in love with everything. I loved all the secrecy, plot twists, the political drama, Magnus :p and let’s not forget Jonas. I think I like them both equally, I can’t choose between them. This series involves elemental magic and time to time I express my weird interest in elemental magic. I am fond of such books and ooooh. At this point, I am literally thinking about what to say next, because I know that any second I would just write down spoiler content and might ruin the fun. I absolutely adored this book. I remember hyper ventilating, and that wedding scene was just brilliant. My eyes were about to pop out:p. The marriage scene reminded me of King Geoffrey’s wedding. Game of Thrones, I am addicted to you.  Another thing I loved about this book was that every next second someone was dying. it was like a blood spree. Even in the first book, there is just death.

When I started reading Gathering Darkness, I had no idea about what was happening around me. It was 3 at night and I was hell tired but I didn’t stop reading. The plot developed so quickly, It ended too quickly.One moment, you think that this would happen next but then suddenly something else would happen. The characters are all so twisted and almost crazy, it’s unbelievable. I think this book has damaged me or something because I desperately want the next book. I know, everyone’s dead but I want the next book. There is soo much tension between the characters that it’s just crazy that they keep breathing, any moment it feels like they would crush the other. They love and hate things at complete extremes that even they are confused. Its just brilliant, such delicate details that make these characters and they are almost on the brink of completely unravelling and entirely loosing themselves. At this point, I don’t know who will end up with whom. I do know in doing so, whom might loose their heads entirely. This series up till now is playing the love hate game.

Extremely excited for the next part, holding my breath. I am shipping a sail in which I might end up drowning but I will take my chances. The love lines are so twisted it makes you go crazy. The revelations literally slap you with cold water. The cliff hanger ending makes me crazy…. all in all I am absolutely, entirely in in love with the series. You can call me crazy, honestly I might believe you :p. Plus, don’t you just love these covers. This series was all feels for me.

Teasers: Falling Kingdom: “And i’m not an evil bitch who rejoices in the death of others.”

Rebel Spring: ” I will never be forced to marry someone I hate. And I hate you.”

Gathering Darkness: “If you try to steal the crystal, we will have a very serious problem, you and I.”

My Rating: (All Three)

Five RoboRating

The Girl Who Never Was – Skylar Dorset

I was checking out the new books when I saw the cover of the second book of this series, and I don’t know why but I just wanted to read the book. For that to happen, I had to read the first book, The Girl Who Never Was.  When I started reading it, I had no issues with the story. I was like, oh! this seems interesting and then BAM! All was lost and I was confused. I usually don’t read the synopsis, so I had no idea what the book was about. At first, I tried to sync into the world she had created but somehow I couldn’t visualize it or have an over all feeling about it. Even when major dramatic scenes were happening, they still felt plain. It felt like I was in a place I shouldn’t have been. I know that some people might really this book but unfortunately, it didn’t stop my heart. Even the love line wasn’t interesting enough for me. Honestly, I really wanted to love the book but I don’t remember any single character that stood out for me. :(… Even when her life was turning upside down I felt nothing. So, I don’t know, I might read the next part but chances are that I won’t.

Teaser: ” I told you the world would end if you kept saying my name.”

My Rating:

2RoboRating