Falling Kingdoms Series – Morgan Rhodes

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

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

Storm Siren – Mary Weber

Storm Siren – Mary Weber

I don’t remember exactly how I came across Storm Siren. The thing I do remember is, that the moment I read the first page I was sold. I really enjoy elemental books, so I had a lot of fun with this one. The first chapter reminded me of Wither by Lauren DeStefano. Sometimes when a book reminds you of a book you love, it just brightens your mood. In most cases, I know you feel nostalgic but when I read Storm Siren, I didn’t hate that it was reminding me of Wither- in fact I enjoyed it. That was the moment when I raised my expectations.

The characters were cut from a different cloth, I loved the mysteriousness. Nym reminded me a little bit of Kyra from Midnight’s Thief by Livia Blackburne, actually she reminded me a lot of the characters I love. She had a complex personality, she was strong yet completely vulnerable and sometimes you love characters like that. She knew deep down that her power was her biggest weakness, she struggled to deal with that guilt.

The other characters were awesome and I was eager to know about the plot. The environment was fierce yet filled with a little bit of love which kept the characters alive. The plot is very visual and you can almost sense them happening around you. Lastly, I would definitely add that she reminded me a lot of Juliet from Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. It just struck me a moment ago. The point is, that I adored the book and you guys should check it out. I have high hopes for the next part. I love the cover of the next book.

Teaser: “He said he kills Elementals for the king.”

Me: “:O”

My Ratings:4 RoboRating

Rebel Belle- Rachel Hawkings

Rebel Belle- Rachel Hawkings

I read Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawking unexpectedly. I didn’t know about this book, but I read a review about it and found myself reading it an hour later.:p. This book was light hearted and hilarious. The plot had tremendous amount of things happening but it was witty, and it didn’t bore me. It was like a fresh lemonade in the summer. I really enjoyed reading it, I loved the characters. The storyline kept me interested. I remember, I read School Spirits by Rachel Hawking and I really hated that book, didn’t enjoy reading it. With this one, I finally knew that I liked the author’s writing style. The world she had created was great. I hardly like contemporary’s but I loved this one. Really excited about Miss Mayhem.

Teaser: “Here lies Harper Price – Damn it, She still had stuff to do!”

Me: :D

My Rating: 4 RoboRating

The Sin Eater’s Daughter – Melinda Salisbury

The Sin Eater’s Daughter – Melinda Salisbury

I had real high expectations for The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. Unfortunately, I don’t know how I feel about this book. I enjoyed the first few chapters, mid way I was terribly confused and then the end part of the plot managed to grab my attention again. I am interested in finding out what would happen next but I didn’t fall head over heels with this one. The thing with high fantasies is that sometimes you just can’t reach the spectrum the author wants you to be at. You just can’t feel the essence of things. Somehow I was effected by it, I think the plot was a little slow for me at a few places. The one thing, I absolutely loved were the betrayals and I enjoyed that part of the plot a lot. I did feel that the loveliness were rushed but then when the truth came out, I understood why it had to be like that. I am going to read the next part to fully establish how I feel about this series. The one thing I am positive about is that I really like the cover.

Teaser: “But the only thing I hate is the Queen.”

Me: “Same.” :P

My Rating: 3 RoboRating

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

I feel like its been centuries since I wrote a review. I was busy with a few things, in the back of my head I knew I missed writing reviews. So here I am, back after a big break :p. Today, I am going to talk about Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, this was one of the 2015 releases I was eagerly waiting for. I must say that my eagerness was satisfied, I really enjoyed reading this book. It kind of reminded me of the time when I read The Young Elites by Marie Lu, Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas and Storm Siren by Mary Weber. It was a story that was interesting enough that I wanted to know the plot. I wanted to know the psyche of the characters, I wanted to live in the world she had created. The plot was interesting, intriguing and had a lot to offer. It was a mesh of worlds, I enjoyed staying in. Betrayals and twists were a pleasant surprise, the love lines didn’t bother me,I think they were existing in the rightful amount. I was expecting a few things and at the end of the day I was right about my instincts but it was still marvelous. Excited about the next book and hope that my expectations meet radiant skies. Plus, I love the cover.

Teaser: “You better hide that heart of yours, Lady Titanos. It won’t lead you anywhere you want to go.”

Me: “You better.” :p

My Rating:

Five RoboRating

The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling, so, when I picked this book I was really excited and way over my head. But mid way, maybe before that, I was disappointed. I don’t know it was a bit slow or maybe something was wrong with me. Half of the book was about reaching the damn Castle and the rest was about the fact that she is a Queen. There were parts where I was excited about the plot, and then the next second I was deflated.lol.

I usually like the different POV’s but in this one, I didn’t. I wasn’t entirely immersed into the world the author wanted to create. I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the characters, like I don’t know which character I actually like. The setting was too aggravating to allow me full immersion into the world and the over all plot wasn’t all that riveting. Like, there is something vital missing. I couldn’t imagine the world setting, I couldn’t relate to the protagonist. This sure sounds like a rant.

There is no romance and that’s a plus point for me. If there was OTT romance I would have just pulled my hair out. There is a lot more to life than love, like hope.  Maybe I shouldn’t have expected so much from this one, I am hoping the next part is better than this one.I have to give it a rating of three, because I am reading the next part. In hopes to understand why I read the first one

Teaser: “Everyone dies eventually. I think it’s better to die clean.”

Me: “My love for this one, sure did.”

My Rating:

3 RoboRating

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