I finished this book the day it came out and … I was broken. In shock. All my emotions were SHATTERED. However, I pulled it together enough to create this review. I always wanted to discuss a bit of the controversy that cropped up around Empire of Storms, and why Sarah did what she did (in my opinion). It’s all spoiler free! Either way, I wish that my shock had kept me knocked out until the next book appeared because I don’t know how I’m going to live until the next one!
It’s finally here! I’ve been discussing this book since I released my reaction to it as my first audiobook, but the review was not live until TODAY. So, here it is. Michaela and I both listened to the audiobook, and had an opposite reaction that led to a similar rating … somehow. I liked it more than I thought I would, and Michaela liked it less, but we still both rated it about a 3.5. Find out why!
Now that booktubeathon is over, time to get back to some regularly scheduled reviewing. I’ve been waiting to share this one with you guys for a while, because it might be one of the prettiest things I’ve read in 2016. It’s also one of the more confusing things I’ve read in 2016, which is why I call this book “something like poetry,” in good ways and bad ways and great ways. However, I DO suggest this book as something you might want to pick up, so listen for why!
LOOKIE HERE! I’m back with an actual review today, in video form. This includes a shout out to the lovely MercuryCalling booktube channel for convincing me to buy this book in the first place. I wasn’t disappointed! Though I had my issues with it, I’m really excited for Alwyn Hamilton as a writer and the rest of this series!
It has finally arrived. When I reviewed The Orphan Queen (the first book in this duology), I said that my final feelings on TOQ would depend on how some things were resolved in TMK. Well, they’ve been resolved, but not in the way I wanted. Also, I really need your guys’ help talking about TOQ novellas and how important they were to actually read!
You guys all know that I love Sarah J. Maas. Probably a bit too much. But I’ll admit that I was worried about her new series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, because it’s really had to do a Beauty and the Beast retelling well…
I should never have worried!
I guess I can’t put off this review any longer. The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh is the sequel to The Wrath and The Dawn, which was easily one of my favorite books of 2015. Right now, though, The Rose and the Dagger is probably one of my disappointing books of 2016. Given how much I wanted to love this, I can’t believe I’m saying that. But. Here’s why: