A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Review)

[ Edit (12/2020): This review was first posted years ago, and my thoughts on this series have changed since then. I want to reread it before rewriting this review, but in the meantime I want to point out that this series includes harmful representation and lacks diversity in it’s cast of characters. While I still enjoy the books, these issues cannot be ignored. Hopefully I’ll be updating this review soon, but until then, I’ll be adding this disclaimer to all of my ACOTAR reviews and adjusting my rating.]

16096824This series. I remember reading ACOTAR for the first time back in 2015 and falling in love with the world and the characters. I still adore it now, 3 years later.

Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters:
4/5
Setting:
5/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes:
3.5/5
Awesomeness Factor:
2/5 
Review in a Nutshell: A Court of Thorns and Roses is a breathtaking fantasy that will immerse you in a beautiful yet cruel world, with characters sure to stick with you and quotes that will stay in your mind for years.

“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

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 Review: Rock-A-Bye Baby by L. R. W. Lee

     Before I get into the review there are 2 things I want to mention:
1. Thank you so much to L.R.W. Lee for letting me Beta read this book! It was so fun seeing this book become what it is now!
2. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
If you don’t feel like reading this long review, here is my review in a nutshell: Rock-A-Bye Baby gives great insight into the unique and fascinating fantasy world only slightly dealt with in the first book, Lullaby.

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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (Review)

[ Edit (12/2020): This review was first posted years ago, and my thoughts on this series have changed since then. I want to reread it before rewriting this review, but in the meantime I want to point out that this series includes harmful representation and lacks diversity in it’s cast of characters. While I still enjoy the books, these issues cannot be ignored. Hopefully I’ll be updating this review soon, but until then, I’ll be adding this disclaimer to all of my ACOTAR reviews and adjusting my rating. Also, this book on its own, in hindsight, was just not very good (bad enough that I lowered it even more than I lowered it before).]

[ UPDATE 2019: I’ve edited this review since my initial posting, dropping the rating from a 4.5 to a 3 (and that’s me being nice). The more I think about this book, the more I realized how disappointing it is, and how unnecessary it feels. It was a money grab disguised as fan service. ]

Overall: 2/5 Stars
Characters: 3.5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 2.5/5
Plot and Themes: 2/5
Awesomeness Factor: 1/5
Review in a Nutshell:
A Court of Frost and Starlight is a fluffy, quick read that sets up the next book in the universe. It’s basically a filler christmas fanfic.

“I think my heart knew you were mine long before I ever realized it.”

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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Review, A Court of thorns and Roses #3)

[ Edit (12/2020): This review was first posted years ago, and my thoughts on this series have changed since then. I want to reread it before rewriting this review, but in the meantime I want to point out that this series includes harmful representation and lacks diversity in it’s cast of characters. While I still enjoy the books, these issues cannot be ignored. Hopefully I’ll be updating this review soon, but until then, I’ll be adding this disclaimer to all of my ACOTAR reviews and adjusting my rating.]

To avoid spoilers for the first book, I won’t be going into detail on the plot of this series. That said, here is a link to my review of the first book! As you probably know, I’m a die-hard ACOTAR fan, but I will say ACOWAR was my least favorite in the series (-note from the future- that title has now been granted to ACOFAS-). However, that really doesn’t say much because I love this series so much.

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 3.5/5
Plot and Themes: 3.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2/5
Would you recommend this book to fans of the first? Yes

“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Review, A Court of thorns and Roses #2)

[ Edit (12/2020): This review was first posted years ago, and my thoughts on this series have changed since then. I want to reread it before rewriting this review, but in the meantime I want to point out that this series includes harmful representation and lacks diversity in it’s cast of characters. While I still enjoy the books, these issues cannot be ignored. Hopefully I’ll be updating this review soon, but until then, I’ll be adding this disclaimer to all of my ACOTAR reviews and adjusting my rating.]

Click here to see my review of the first book!

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Would you recommend this book to fans of the first? Yes!

“To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered”

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