A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

5 STARS!!!!!

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!!!

I can’t say enough how much I loved this book. Words cannot adequately express the book hangover I am experiencing right now. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I MORE THAN LOVE A Court of Mist and Fury. I am a big fan of book series, and often reread the first book in a series exponentially more than the rest of the books just because I love world building. This is the 1st time that I know I will be skipping the first book in favor of the sequel. Everything was better. Everything. The world, the characters, the backstory, the love. I know I should be waiting to write this review, because at the moment I’m just babbling incoherently, but you NEED to read this book. NOW.

Rhysand was a highlight of ACOTAR. It is the first time I can ever remember being truly intrigued by a villain. I’ve always heard about “the villain you love to hate”, but I’ve never had one, until Rhysand. And then Sarah Maas flipped it on me. She made me love Rhysand. Love him, love him.

He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.

And poor Tamlin. He was the only main character in ACOTAR that I felt didn’t get enough of a build. And it turns out I was right, but for all the wrong reasons. I can’t remember a book where I have so completely changed my mind about a character. I was on team Tamlin, and wanted them to have a happily ever after. Now he’s no longer a good guy, and it took awhile for me to wrap my head (and my heart) around that one.

I am so excited that I want to preorder the next book now. But it’s not available yet. I think the book has a few scenes that are too sexually explicit for the average teen, but I think the book also sends a strong message of female empowerment. I loved it.

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Wicked Deeds On A Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole

5 STARS! I am completely loving this series! I’m savoring each one and making myself take a break between books so I can take my time and enjoy them. Each one features a couple varying from Vampires to Valkyrie to Witches (and more!).

Mari is a very young witch that is not yet immortal, but predicted to be the most powerful to have ever existed. She is young and modern; Powerful but inexperienced. 99 times out of 100 her spells end in explosions so she is reluctant to cast them, but when they work, they really work.

Bowen is over 1000 years old and still mourning the loss of his mate 200 years ago. He is trying to win the Hie so he can bring his long dead mate back to life. He isn’t looking for a new love, and is angry when Mari starts awakening feelings in him that he hasn’t felt in centuries. They bump heads during this epic challenge and neither is the same after.

“A vampire beat you? And a witch cursed you? Damn, Scot, seems you’re having a fuck-all month.”

That quote perfectly fits the attitude of the book. Funny, steamy, and full of twists that I never saw coming.

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Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive. Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It’s rumored that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go. If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?