Review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Empire of Storms is a fantastic entry in the Throne of Glass series. Despite a few notable flaws, this world continues to amaze me.

“A court that wouldn’t just change the world. It would start the world over.” 

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Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea (ARC) by Tahereh Mafi

38720939 I was lucky enough to receive a galley while at BEA this year, and I was so excited to dive into this fantastic read. Quotes used in this review are from the unfinished galley and may be changed in the published edition. 

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: A Very Large Expanse of Sea discusses important and relevant topics in a way that is sure to open your eyes, it is beautifully written and immediately pulls you in.

“It never stops hurting. It only gets easier to recover.”

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Review: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Queen of Shadows brings the Throne of Glass series to the next level, keeping you on the edge of your seat for the entire book.

 

“Then she smiled with every last shred of courage, of desperation, of hope for the glimmer of that glorious future. ‘Let’s go rattle the stars.'”

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Review: What If It’s Us (ARC) by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: What If It’s Us is an adorable tale of love and friendship that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotion through NYC.

Release Date: October 9th, 2018
*Quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change upon publishing.*

“’But what if the story should quit while it’s ahead?’
‘How do you know unless you give the story another chance?’”

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Review: In Another Time by Caroline Leech

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell:  In Another Time is a cute, light read, but isn’t perfect.

 

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Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

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Overall: 4.6/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell:  While not my favorite in the series, Heir of Fire is still an epic read that will have you immediately craving the next book.

“You collect scars because you want proof that you are paying for whatever sins you’ve committed. And I know this because I’ve been doing the same damn thing for two hundred years”

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Review: As She Ascends (The Fallen Isles #2) by Jodi Meadows

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Overall: 4.3/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: As She Ascends is a great sequel, improving on every aspect of the first book.

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Review: Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

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*Note: This is a review of the arc. All quotes are subject to change*
Overall: 
4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 
4/5
Setting: 
5/5
Writing:
 5/5
Plot and Themes: 
4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 
4/5
Review in a Nutshell: 
Escaping From Houdini is a fantastic instalment in an amazing series, and you will be dying to read more.

“Knowing the flames are hot isn’t always a deterrent from playing with fire.”

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Review: Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley

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Overall:
 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 4.5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Love Scene, Take Two is an absolutely adorable, fluffy contemporary romance that you will fall head over heels for.

“There are few things in life of which Teddy Sharpe is absolutely certain, and he’s absolutely certain this audition is going to be a train wreck. ”

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Review: The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas

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Overall:
 4.8/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Assassin’s Blade is a must read for any Throne of Glass fan, giving important insight and fleshing out the fantastic world.

“If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.” 

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