Friday, March 24, 2017

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbery
Rating: 5 Stars
Release Date: May 3, 2016

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
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Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

My Review

Oh, my stars! This book was a hundred times better than A Court of Thorns and Roses. Yes, there were times that I was frustrated with a few characters and their actions. But, I still liked this one a lot more than the first. Maas has truly created a master-piece of epic per-portions. If you thought that the first installment had epic romance, action, mystery, and badassery, you should reevaluate. Because this one is on a whole new level. By reading this one, I have officially caught ACOTAR/ACOMAF fever. I loved seeing a lot of unbelievable plot twists (yes, even more then in A Court of Thorns and Roses), new characters, and incredible imagery. This one doesn't cut corners, has the perfect pace and tone, and will leave readers impatiently waiting for the next installment.

The plot twists in this one were both frustrating and breath-taking. God, I loved seeing Maas doing what she does best, taking a plot line and flipping it completely on its head. I will admit I didn't see it coming, and it really throw me for a loop, but what a ride it was. I'm so happy with how Maas practically created something completely original, ad so out of left field that it was perfect. And I'm one-hundred percent satisfied with the outcome of it. But the one plot twist that had me was the ending, again I didn't see that one coming, and I hate Tamlin now. He's starting to get those obnoxiously large claws, not just under Feyre's skin, but mine as well. Anyways, Maas did yet another incredible job with the twists and turns in this one, and I'm eager to see what she has in store for me in A Court of Wings and Ruin.

The new characters introduced in this one was one of the most enjoyable things about A Court of Mist and Fury, I have fallen heels-over-head (yes, you read that right) for them. Mor, Cassian, Azriel, and Amren, are my new favorites. Don't worry I still love Rhys and Feyre, Tamlin not so much, but I loved see Maas masterfully create these epic charters. They embody so much more then side characters, because they are so insightful into both the new setting in the book, as well as a certain someone that comes on the raise. They all kept a very humorous and all most uplifting atmosphere throughout the novel, and were so willing to take the toll for one another. Yes, each of them has their own skeletons in the closet, but their willingness to overcome and raise about the demons of their pasts, I found it hard not to love them.

One a Maas's skills that I'm so grateful for, is her creative imagery. This one, that imagery was ultimately the key to the success in this installment. I loved seeing the locations and places of this novel through Maas's writing, it was incredible.  These new locations will become key spots in the future of this series, and it is vital to see the differences between each. Her imagery was also very appreciated in some scenes throughout the novel, if you know what I mean. *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge* Now, I have myself laughing. Just read the book and you'll know what I mean.

A Court of Mist and Fury will have readers passionately and desperately wanting more, I'm willing to beg on hands-and- keens to get A Court of Wings and Ruin in my hands. The ending of this one will make you throw your copy against a wall, but we all know you'll buy the next one for answers. Maas's unbelievable plot twists, new characters, and incredible imagery, are what made this installment so enjoyably for me. And I hope it is for you too. So, until the next installment Maas, I will be looking to the stars and wishing. 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbery
Rating: 5 Stars
Release Date: May 5, 2015
A Court of Thorns and Roses
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When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

My Review

This book is what every fantasy lover has ever wanted! Now, I know that I should have read this one much-much-much sooner than now, heck it came out two years ago, and don't worry I'm banging my head against a wall because of it. This one was so epic! If I had to say, it's Harry Potter meets Lord of The Rings. Full of magic and discovery, and with amazing fate and romance themes, A Court of Thorns and Roses is a story readers won't be forgetting any time soon. I loved Maas's creative characters, plot, and writing style. She truly has a way with story writing that takes my breath away. She has easily become one of my favorite authors, and I know I'm not the only one. This new series is so different from her Throne of Glass series; it puts a new twist on her classic fantasy writings. It's quite refreshing to see how different this one is, as much so that I can't wait to see where she is going to take this plot line in the next installment!

She gave readers a whole new character line up, with a few twists and quirks to each of them. If I had to choose a favorite it would have to be a three-way tie between Feyre, Lucien, Tamlin, and Rhysand. Feyre is just such a bad-ass and such a reliable main character, you can't help but love her. Lucien is such a smart-ass and such a humorous character; you can help but smile when you see his name. Tamlin is kind of a hot-head at times, but makes up for it with loyalty and bad-ass magic that you must appreciate him. And then there is Rhys, the High Lord of the Night Court, full of mystery and dark magic there is no way you can miss him anywhere. This new characters are unlike any I've seen from Maas yet, and they are what bring this action-packed story to life. 

The plot was great, even though looking back at it now, it might have seemed cliche. But we all love a good love story, and the main theme in this one is no matter what battle, love will always prevail. But Maas spun this cliche theme and made it her own. She adds her own spice and flare to it, and it way amazing to see what unfolded with each page turn. Maas also did a fantastic job by keeping reader on the edge of their seats with bone-chilling plot twists. I couldn't believe what I was reading half the time. She also kept it original with thrills and mystery that will have every reader coming back for more. 

Maas's writing style in this one, like it is in every novel of hers, was on point. She has such a way with words, unlike any other writer I've seen, it's like she is a word master. She sculpts and creates word form and sentence structure so well, it's almost scary. She has truly come a long way as a writer and you can see it in her fans. There are so many of us, it's no wonder that she is one of the most loved authors in the YA community. 

A Court of Thorns and Roses is such an amazing book, and I highly recommend it to all my fantasy lover out there. Maas creative characters, plot, and writing style brought life to a new world and I just can't get enough of it! I can't wait to see what she has in-store for me in A Court of Mist and Fury, because no matter what, I know it's going to be good. 

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Book Reveiw: King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Title: King's Cage
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Fantasy/Dystopia
Publisher: Harper
Rating: 4 Stars

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
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In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

My Review

This one was such a difficult one for me to get through. There were both good and bad things, that made me struggle through, but overall I liked this one. Now you all know that I love the Red Queen series, and with the way that Glass Sword ended, I was dying to get my hands on King's Cage! And now that I have read it, I am so looking forward to seeing where she is going to take this plot. Aveyard really had a ball writing this installment, because I liked seeing her work her magic. I loved her writing style and tone of this one; as well as meeting both old and new characters, and her crazy plot development and twists. She also blew me away with her ability to hop from one perspective to another. But she fell short on making me believe in, and seeing the reasoning behind why scenarios happened the way they did.

 Aveyard is a fantastic writer, with creative imagery and impeccable word choice, I found it easy to hop into this installment. Her tone shone through, bringing each character to life, and setting the course for their actions to follow. Her tone also set the pace for the plot line, and complimented each new plot development every well. She also did a stunning job with flipping character perspectives/point of views, each transition was thought out and backed up for, which made it easy on me to grasp what was going on in different areas throughout the story. This is the first time I saw this in her writing style, and she has such a way with words that is uniquely her own. It is truly beautiful to see; she had come such a long way.

 And speaking of her tone bringing her characters alive, her character development is crazy. You learn so much about the original characters in this one, I was so shocked to see how Maven, Cal, and Mare changed. Now, they all have plenty of skeletons in their closets, but I liked seeing each of them coming to terms with what they have done, and what they must do. I also enjoyed finally seeing key players in this dreadful game of power and blood come in. Mostly; Davidson, Evangline's mother, Ella, Kincarid, and Rage to name a few. With these new characters coming into the light, it took this one to the next level.

And speaking of next levels, Aveyard's plot development was truly amazing. I couldn't believe what I was reading half the time, it makes me even more excited to read her next installment. But those plot twists had me shook, I was so frustrated at times I wanted to through my book against a wall, and others I was chilled to the bone. That plot twist at the end had me crying, I just couldn't accept the fact that after all Mare's sacrifices, it would blow up in her face. I was a little disappointed, but it makes me very eager to see where this plot is going to go.

 The one thing that I had an issue with was at times was character disconnect. When I was reading crucial points in the plot, there were times when characters did things that I knew they usually wouldn't do because it was just not like them to do what they did. They would act differently than how I known they would act. We all know how Mare would handle and deal with things from the previous books, but there were times when I couldn't see her coming to the conclusions she would, and the reasoning behind some of her actions wasn't very clear to me. At times, I also saw the same with Maven and Cal. It may have been from the whole different vibe this installment gives off. But other than this minor hiccup, I have no complaints, it was a great read.

King's Cage is yet another nail-biting roller-coaster. I enjoyed seeing Aveyard's characters, plot development, writing style, and tone in this one. But she fell short on making me believe in, and seeing the reasoning behind why scenarios happened the way they did. All in all, King's Cage is another home-run read that has left readers on the edge of their seat at every twist and turn. And has left me with wanting more. I can't wait to see where Aveyard is going to take me next, and I'll be waiting to see who will rise or fall.

Click to see my reviews for Books 1 and 2; Red Queen and Glass Sword.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Embers In The Sea Blog Tour!

Good morning! I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Jennifer M. Eaton's newest book, Embers in The Sea! TodayI've got a full review, excerpt, and giveaway, as well as other fun things to share with you. This book, and the others in the series are really fantastic! I've been reading these books ever since the beginning, and they have to be some of my absolute favorite sci-fi reads. Jennifer has hooked me on this series, and hopefully one day I'll get the amazing opportunity to meet her. But until then Jennifer keep writing, because I'll keep reading! So without any further delay, here's a look into the book of the hour, as well as my review. And also be sure to pick up your copy! TODAY is the day it hit shelves, that's right it's fresh of the press!

Title: Embers in The Sea (Fire in The Woods #3)
Author: JenniferM. Eaton
Pub. Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 300
Star Rating: 4.5

Embers in The Sea by Jennifer M. Eaton
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Alien scientist David has dealt with disappointment his entire life, but failing to breathe life into the planet Mars is his greatest regret. Out of options and in need of a new home for their people, the alien Caretakers rekindle their plan to inhabit Earth. First they will have to eliminate the human race, including Jess, the only human David holds dear.

Humanity has one final chance at survival. David needs to emulate Earth’s precipitation on Mars. But the catalyst to make it rain lies in the fathomless depths of Earth’s ocean.

The clock is ticking down to humanity’s last hours as Jess and David face a world more alien than either of them can imagine. The sea hides secrets, but some secrets don’t want to be found.


We rattled, cascading and spinning. My sight blurred. My breakfast threatened a reappearance. I closed my eyes and prayed David and Edgar could bring us under control. The tiles rumbled beneath my cheek before we collided to a stop.

My body left the floor before slamming back down once again.


I blinked until I could focus. David lay across the side of his seat, his head dangling near the floor.
“David!” I dragged myself from the unforgiving tiles and sat him back in his chair. His head lolled back, his mouth slightly open. “Oh, God. David, please wake up!”

Pressing my fingers against the side of his neck and his wrists, I sought a pulse. I couldn’t find one, but relief flooded me as his chest rose and fell in a shallow breath. I glanced over each shoulder, and toward the back of the ship, looking for what, I didn’t know.

Why hadn’t the seats come to life and protected us?

I grabbed the edge of David’s chair, pulling him from the seat and into my arms. “David?” I kissed him and ran my fingers along the side of his face. “David, please … ”

I would have felt less empty if part of my chest had broken off and floated away into the abyss. I didn’t care that we’d crash-landed again. I didn’t care that the marine floor was probably more alien than the green planet we’d been marooned on. I didn’t care that the pressure of an entire ocean weighed down on us. And I didn’t care that he left me alone for two years.

He was here. Now. And hurt. I fisted my hands and pushed with my mind. If he needed strength, maybe I could send it to him.

His lashes fluttered. His eyes opened, but didn’t seem to focus. “Jess?”

I gulped back a sob. “Yeah. I’m here.”

He tried to sit up, but frowned and relaxed back into my arms. “Are we okay?”

“I don’t know.”

Now after seeing a little teaser, here is my full review over  Embers in The Sea.

My Review of Embers in The Sea

 Jennifer you have done it yet again! Another show-stopper for the books! Embers in The Sea was so much fun to read, I loved it. I was so excited that I was chosen for this blog tour, and I was so excited to hop into Jess's and David's worlds again, I missed them so much! I loved how adventurous this one was. There was such an array of settings, new characters as well as old ones, and plot twists that captivated from the very first page, to the last line. I loved how in this one readers are taken on a wide ride into the depths of Earth, and thrown out in the cosmos. It was so fun to see Jennifer take us one such eye-opening adventure. I also loved seeing David and Jess adulting so much in this one. They both had to make some tough decisions that affected both their futures. As for new characters, I have never shipped colors so much in my life. Ruby and Sliver are the new black people! And don't worry, I didn't forget about our favorite eight-legged friend; Edger. We all know David and Jess would be nowhere if it wasn't for that little guy. He will always be there to get Jess and David out of trouble. And speaking of trouble, those plot twits thought! Jennifer that ending is killing me. I didn't see it coming! This better not be the last I hear from David and Jess again, because I need answers. Jenifer please don't have this be the end, I'll die! Even if it takes you three hundred years to figure it out, even then Jennifer I will be waiting. Embers in The Sea has everything readers have been asking for and more, I just can't wait to see where Jennifer is going to take me next!

If you have never read about or heard of this series before, I highly recommend you do. Like I said before, it is one of my favorite sci-fi reads, and I have loved reading every book. It's okay if you haven't read this series, but if you want to take that intergalactic leap and dive into an out of this world series, here's a peek into the first two installments.

Title: Fire in The Woods (Fire In The Woods #1)
Author: Jennifer M. Eaton
Pub. Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 331
Star Rating: 5 Stars

Fire in The Woods by Jennifer  M. Eaton 

When a plane crashes in the woods near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls out of the sky—literally.

But David’s not here to find a girlfriend. He’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him get back to his ship, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel. But her father runs their house like an army barracks. and with an alien on the loose, Major Dad isn’t too keen on the idea of Jess going anywhere.


So how the heck is she supposed to help the sweetest, strangest, and cutest guy she’s ever met? Hiding him in her room probably isn’t the best idea. Especially since her Dad is in charge of the squadron searching for David.

That doesn’t mean she won’t do it.

It just means she can't get caught. Helping David get home while protecting her heart—that’s gonna be the hard part.

After all, she can't really fall for a guy whose not exactly from here. As they race through the woods with Major Dad and most of the U.S. military one breath behind them, Jess and David grow closer than either of them anticipated. But all is not what it seems. David has a genocide-sized secret, and one betrayal later, they are both in handcuffs as alien warships are positioning themselves around the globe. Time is ticking down to Armageddon, and Jess must think fast if she's to save the boy she cares about without sacrificing Earth—and everyone on it.

Fire In The Woods is Star-Crossed meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind!

Click here to see my review of Fire In The Woods. 

Title: Ashes in The Sky (Fire In The Woods #2)
Author: Jennifer M. Eaton
Pub. Date: March 15, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 331
Star Rating: 5 Stars

Ashes in The Sky by Jennifer M. Eaton

After inadvertently saving the world, eighteen-year-old Jessica Martinez is ready to put adventure behind her and settle back into the familiar routine of high school.

Though when she's offered an opportunity to photograph the inside of an alien space ship, Jess jumps at the chance. After all, she'd be crazy to turn something like that down, right?

Spending time with David on the ship has definite advantages and the two seem to pick up right where they left off. But when Jess discovers a plot to sabotage David's efforts to establish a new home for his people on another planet, neither David's advanced tech nor Jess's smarts will be able to save them.

Ashes in The Sky is an action-packed, romantic Sci Fi adventure that will leave readers screaming for more.

Click here to see my review of Ashes In The Sky.

So now that you know the books, let's meet the wonderful person who is the mastermind behind this incredible interstellar journey...

Meet the Author

Jennifer M. Eaton hails from the eastern shore of the North American Continent on planet Earth. Yes, regrettably, she is human, but please don’t hold that against her. While not traipsing through the galaxy looking for specimens for her space moth collection, she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband and three energetic offspring. (And a poodle who runs the spaceport when she’s not around.)
During infrequent excursions to her home planet of Earth, Jennifer enjoys long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but great adventures are always a short shuttle ride away.
Who knows where we’ll end up next?

And now time for the exciting giveaway...

*!!!Giveaway Alert!!!*

Giveaway prizes: 

(1) winner will receive a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only.
(1) winner will receive an Alien Charm Necklace, US Only.

Finally, don't forget to hit all the other stops in the tour, so you not miss out on the release fun!

Week One:
1/30/2017- Sharon Lee Hughson, AuthorExcerpt
1/30/2017- Dani Reviews ThingsReview

1/31/2017- Hidden Worlds BooksGuest Post
1/31/2017- The Fearless ReaderReview

2/1/2017- So Few Books- Interview
2/1/2017- The Starving BookwormReview

2/2/2017- Lisa's Loves(Books of Course)Guest Post
2/2/2017- Don't Judge, ReadReview

2/3/2017- Wishful EndingsInterview
2/3/2017- Bookish HollowReview

Week Two:
2/6/2017- StephanieCassidyBlogInterview
2/6/2017- iamnotabookwormReview

2/7/2017- Read Coffee and TeenExcerpt
2/7/2017- BookCrushinReview

2/8/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
2/8/2017- fallxnrobinReview

2/9/2017- Rockin' Book ReviewsExcerpt
2/9/2017- Book-KeepingReview

2/10/2017- LILbooKlovers- Interview
2/10/2017- Read, Coffee, and TeenReview

Thanks again for stopping by, I'm so glad that you joined in on the release day fun! So until next time, drink some coffee, read some books, watch out for those feels, and remember to always read fearlessly.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Title: Heartless
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Retelling
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Rating: 3 Stars
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
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Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

My Review 

I'm already going to apologize already, because I know that some people are already mad by the rating I gave this one. You're probably like "THREE STARS!.... Really, only three....", and yes only three. This one wasn't a bad book, by any means, but it wasn't very good either. I loved Meyer's Cinder series, and I was a little let down by this one. I was looking forward to this book all last year, and it was a small let down, and didn't live up to the expectations I had for it. Heartless may have been over-hyped, and I think it was, because if it wasn't, I might not have had such high expectations for it. So, like I said there were both good and bad things, but all in all Heartless was an okay book, not my favorite but alright. 

Some of the problems I've had with this one was mostly the plot line. So, I was about one-hundred pages in, and I already saw what was going to happen with three-hundred pages left in the book! I hate when I can already see were a whole book is going to go, because I lose complete interest in finishing it, and I also feel like reading the book is a huge waste of time. I have a lot of other ones I could be reading. But, that is kind of what happened with this one. And also, I felt like I was waiting for this BIG THING to happen all throughout the book. Now there were some shocking realizations as to what was happening, but I felt like this book was just a huge lead up to nothing. At the end of the book I was like, "This is it... this is the end of the story... really...." I was expecting so much more. 

Some good things about this book was the writing style, word choice, and character adaptations. I mean, come on. How could the writing style not be on point? It's Marissa Meyer. She always has a beautiful way with words and imagery. It was amazing in Cinder and it is the same case with this one. Meyer's word choice made it really easy for me to visualize what was going on, as well as the different settings throughout the book. I loved her character adaptations in this one too. I liked how she stuck with original characters from Alice and Wonderland, and I also really like how you could see her own twists on each of them. It was very exciting to see her create almost whole new characters from some of my favorite classic ones. 

Again, I'm sorry. I could only give this book three stars. Don't get me wrong, there were both good and bad things about this one. I just couldn't get past the plot line. I liked Meyer's writing style, word choice, and character adaptations. But her plot work could use some work. I still love Meyer as an author, heck she ever wrote one of my favorite sci-fi series that I'm going to be reading for years to come. And she doesn't lose any credibility, she's still an amazing author. And hopefully in the future I will be reading another favorite from her soon.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book Review: A Monster Calls

Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Genre: Fantasy and Children's Literature
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Movie Rating: 5 Million Stars!
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

My Review

This book was such a tear-jerker; I have never cried so much while reading a book. I loved, I absolutely loved this book! Ness has truly brought a new meaning to monster, and bedtime stories with this one. I couldn't put it down! I also found myself reading late into the night and into the early mornings occasionally, and I haven't done that with a book in a long time. With its heart-wrenching plot, stunning imagery, and it's writing style; A Monster Calls was yet another great book to start out the new year. 

The plot line, characters, settings, and aesthetic, really made this a book I'm not going to forget anytime soon, it will stick with me for years to come. I loved Conor as the main character, he reminded me of myself as a kid, just wanting to be accepted and fit-in. He was a very reliable and unique perspective to see throughout this story, especially with a story like this; a story of hope, truth, and recovering. The plot line is unlike anything I've every read, everything lined up so well, especially with how certain things progressed thorough the story line. And the different settings really helped the story's imagery aspect and really pulled reader into the story. All of these aspects created such a stunning aesthetic, it was really beautiful. This makes readers emotionally invested, you are right there with Conor, seeing and experiencing everything with him, it will bring to tears.

Imagery is such a main component in this story, like every great story should, and a lot of it came with Ness's writing style. He's writing style is what really pulled this story together and made it a show stopper that no one will be forgetting anytime soon. He was so descriptive and clear, and he was so precise on how he wanted a scene to 'look' for the reader, as well as the way he described places, people, and the monster, all were breath-taking to read. Ness has easily become a writer that I'm going to be keeping an eye out for the next time I go book shopping. I loved his style, and can't wait to see what else he may have in store for me. 

Like I've said before, this book was yet another great book to start out the new year for me. I loved every aspect of this book, and will most likely be picking this one up again for years to come. A Monster Calls stunning, breath-taking, beautiful, and so much more. If you haven't yet, you need to add this on to your TBR pile, you'll be missing out if you don't. Ness was flawless and was so brave for writing such an incredible piece, he has become a favorite for me, and I hope that he will for you too.

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