As Amazing as You’ve Heard it is: Review- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

16096824When 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.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!



Add it on Goodreads  (You think this is just a hyperlink. It’s not. It’s a legitimate command.)

Buy it on Amazon (Hell, I did.)

Wallow in Misery that it’s no longer on NetGalley (I did this, also.)

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Oh dear. Like, oh DEAR oh dear. My progress is not only minimal, it’s hardly passing negligible. But to be fair, I have excuses!





It started off well enough, but after the first day I was whisked away to a day trip that became an overnight trip that became a dear-Lord-why-didn’t-I-pay-any-attention-to-expectation-vs-reality-memes-trip.

As in:

Expectation: A day trip is a trip that lasts for a day, and then you’re back home in your sweet, clean bed.

Reality: You agree to go to the beach with your friend and her one-year-old and suddenly you’re in a dingy bay next to a trailer park and sleeping in a single bed with your friend, her child, and several overly friendly cockroaches.

I’d make the actual meme if I could figure out picmonkey. Would’ve been funny, too. *Sigh* Just another one of this week’s disappointments.

That being said, when I got home FAR later than my man had expected me to, he wanted to have an all day One Piece and Warcraft marathon to spend some time together. And although I knew my progress was laughable, who can turn down fun-time with the most important person in the world to them? Not only did I not read that day, I spent the entire worknight afterwords with Come aboard, and bring along, all your hopes and dreaaaaaammmmsssss in my head. Not to mention my night-shift schedule was royally screwed by sleeping two nights and staying up most of the previous day.

After work I immediately went home and became comatose until about noon today. So again, no progress.

But hey- I’m completely loving the book I’m reading (or, not really but kind of reading) now!


It’s amazing! Something that’s been on my TBR for a long time. I can’t wait to review it, once I finish the last 50% of it. Which happens to sum up my progress in the read a thon for this week. Yup. An entire week to account for 50% of a single book. Pitiful, really. Thank goodness Bout-of-Books is low-stress.

Bout of Books is here!

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Progress

Oh dear.

So remember how I said this was my first read-a-thon? Apparently even such a low-stress event like this can be done horribly wrong. The book I’ve chosen for my first in the read-a-thon in fringing on being a DNF, and as a result I’ve made very little progress. About 40% today, counting for a total 60% read (20% of which I finished before the read-a-thon started). It’s not a TERRIBLE book- it’s just not interesting enough for me to read nonstop, and I feel that an event like this deserves a book that can be devoured. That being said, I’m taking a break from it and I’ll be starting my next book without finishing the current one.







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