Review: This Song Will Save Your Life

I am pretty sure anyone who reads the synopsis for this book will not expect what’s actually inside. Sometimes, books cannot be summed up in a few words. You have to read every page and see the whole picture to know how special it is. This is one of those books.

This Song Will Save Your Life definitely started strong. Elise’s voice was very engaging and I flew through the pages easily. It was funny without trying, sometimes even in serious moments. But what I was not prepared for was the weight it carried right from the beginning. I went into this expecting a light, contemporary read but what I got was something else. Something far more important.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Seventh Sun

I honestly don’t know how to start this review. In fact, I’m not even sure if my brain is properly working right now because guess what? I stayed until 5 AM to finish this book. I wanted to finish it so bad that I couldn’t even wait another day.

To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations for this. Sure, the premise sounded exciting. It’s not every day that you stumble upon a fantasy book based on the Aztec and Mayan legends. But the human sacrifice aspect of the plot reminded me of Gravemaidens and that was, unfortunately, a bit disappointing.

However, a few chapters in and I was hooked.

Review: The Burning Shadow (Origin #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This was so much more than I anticipated. The second book in a series is usually a letdown but I am really glad this was not. After reading too many Jennifer Armentrout books, I can definitely say that we fit. I want swoon as much as I want action and she never lets me down in both aspects.

What did I like about this book? Well, first things first: Luc. Seriously. He is such a complex but irresistible character. I remember being initially pissed at him in The Darkest Star but I understood him after reading the Lux series. So reading The Burning Shadow made me see him a different light. If it was possible to fall in love with him more, it’s exactly what I did. Seriously, who can resist him? Not me (and not Evie), that’s for sure.

Review: The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

I don’t even know how to begin this review. I feel like whatever I say, I wouldn’t be able to give justice to how perfect this book (and the whole series) is.

I was really nervous about this. Considering how good the first two books were, my expectations for The Queen of Nothing were sky-high. And I’ve read enough to know that it’s easier to get let down. Waiting for this book was a mixture of dread and excitement.

Review: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1)

I had a major problem. I was in a book slump and I couldn’t get out. Just when I finally caught up to my reading challenge, I fell behind once again. So I do what I always do every time it happens: choose a book I’m almost certain I would like. So yes, I chose Serpent & Dove. Before it was released, I already saw the hype around it. Witches, enemies to lovers, angsty romance? Count me in.

Initially, I found it hard to get into it because of my slump. But once I adjusted, I was hooked and I couldn’t stop. It was unlike anything I’ve ever read.

Review: The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

There are books so good that keep you up at night long after you’ve read them. The Wicked King is one. It’s official. Holly Black is one of my fave authors now.

I went into this feeling confident that I would be able to guess even just a little of what would happen. Because yes, I accidentally read some spoilers — a few lines here and there. But apparently, it still wasn’t enough. I could never guess the way Holly Black is thinking and I admire her so much for it.

This series is like wine and it’s intoxicating. I want to drink every page over and over again.

Review: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)

Wow, just wow.

I‘ve been curious about this series for a while. The fandom is very much alive to speak of its greatness. But when everyone told me this would be good, I didn’t let it get to my head. No way am I setting myself up for disappointment. So believe me when I say that I was truly blown away.

I have to be honest with you. I read this for the angst, for the OTP that everyone can’t seem to stop talking about. I went into this thinking it would be mainly about the romance — of the push and pull between them — with a sprinkle of Faerie story in between. But this book offered so much more and nothing could have prepared me for it.

Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

There are certain books you read that leave you with a feeling of contentment. This is one of those.

When I read the excerpt, I expected it to be a typical romantic comedy — a light enough read to keep me entertained. What I was not prepared for was how much depth I found in it.

This book is not just about a girl who loves books and being alone. This book is about comfort in solitude, the gift of family, and how sometimes, the best company comes in the most unexpected people.