The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury Review

Publisher: Scholastic Press (4 Feb. 2016)

Format: Paperback (336 pages)

Source: This book was sent to me 

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury continues the plot from the first book The Sin Eater`s Daughter. However this book isn`t told from Twylla`s point but it is told from Errin`s point of view (who is Lief`s sister). There is a war going on and most people have fled but Errin hasn`t and can`t because of her mother who has changed so much that she can`t be out in public. However as the Sleeping Prince approaches Errin`s village Errin is distracted by the mysterious Silas.

After waiting a whole year for this book to come out I had very high expectations and I was desperate to continue the story that left me on a reading slump.

Overall I found this book very enjoyable to read because of the constant tension of the Sleeping Prince whom will destroy everything that comes in his way. Sometimes I couldn`t stop reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen and how the choices that Errin made would affect her. I think that Salisbury was very clever to add an element of Errin`s dreams and the plot twist was just breath taking. Although I could see it coming but I refused to believe it.

One of the main things I enjoyed about this book was the simplicity of the writing. This meant that I didn`t have any trouble getting into the book and instead I could focus on the story itself. However since I was drawn into the book and I wanted to keep reading I found myself missing parts sometimes because there wasn`t enough detail.

At some points I found the character Errin really annoying because some of the choices she made didn`t make sense and it wasn`t rational. In addition I couldn`t connect with the character Silas and I felt as though he was quite distant from me. To improve the book I think the characters should be more relatable, so that I would be able to understand the characters as if they were people.Read More »

Heir of fire by Sarah J. Maas Review

Publisher: Bloomsbury (11 Sept. 2014)

Format: Paperback (576 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

In this book we continue Celaena`s story of travelling to Wendlyn where Chaol sent her to keep her safe away from the King of Ardarlan. From magic to long lost cousins and witched to beasts. The stakes are high and everyone  must work together to protect and to destroy the King, but he is growing and he has a new source of power.

Review:

When I finished this book I was mind blown, I couldn`t believe what happened and how it happened.  I wasn`t expecting anything like this to happen and Heir of Fire surely lived up to my expectations. Every book gets better, how is this possible.

If you didn`t know Heir of Fire is the third book in the Throne of Glass series and it takes place after Crown of Midnight. I really like the cover of this book and it`s probably my favourite cover of this series so far.

In this book new characters are introduced and this makes the plot even more complex than it already is. My favourite character in this book would have to be Rowan because he is so mysterious and strong, basically perfect. He is also genuine and wants Celaena to succeed and what I love is just how he and Celaena get along so easily, I definitely ship them now. I found Choal really annoying in this book along with Dorian. Choal was making the wrong choices and not thing about them thoroughly and Dorian was just being reckless and acting like a spoilt prince. There is also a new perspective added in this book-witches. As exciting as it sounds it not really that exiting, I found their part of the books very confusing and quite boring.

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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas Review

Publisher: Bloomsbury (15 Aug. 2013)

Format: Paperback (432 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

Celaena has now become the King`s Champion and in exchange for her freedom she needs to do what the King asks her for 4 years. Seeming to obey the King by killing who he ask by bringing their head it looks like it`s the start of a new life for Celaena where she can do what she wants. Although she is distracted when she finds something beneath the castle that could be the answer to why Adarlan became the most powerful country and the King`s secret. Meanwhile she comes to realise what her relationship between her friends really cost.

Review:

Crown of Midnight is the second book in The Throne of Glass series and it continues Celaena`s journey. Since this is the second book in a massive six books instalment you would expect for some character development and yes there was. As a reader you get to explore the world more as well as learn more about the characters and their past. In this book I get more of a feel of the world the book is set in and see the characters grow as they learn more about each other. Although disappointingly I didn`t understand some of Celaena`s choices in the book and I felt she was annoying for making those unconditional choices.

I just want to let you know that all of the action didn`t happen until halfway to the book and I know that the author was trying to build up suspense but I felt quite bored. However this stopped because the romance immediately started to engage me as a reader and I feel sorry for a character who-must-not-be-named otherwise I`ll spoil the book. On the other hand when we get to the end of the book a whole load of information is just thrown at us, and I really couldn`t handle it because I felt as if I was in a classroom and my teacher was just lecturing without thinking about me as a student. My advice to the author would be so space out the new intricate details so that the reader wouldn`t be overwhelmed.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words


So today I decided to participate in my very first book meme because why not? I also found weekly book memes are really fun to read and possibly fun to blog??? I have no idea but we shall see. Anyway this meme today consists of answering three WWW questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you`ll read next?

Now lets answer them…

  • I am currently reading Crown of Midnight by Sara J. Maas, which is the second book in the Throne Of Glass series, I am in the middle of the book at the moment and lets say that I am quite heart broken at the moment because a relationship has been ruined. Nevertheless I really want to finish it quick so I know what happens, the patience of being a bookworm is surreal. 😦
  • Speaking about Crown of Midnight and I recently read Throne of Glass and decided to marathon the three currently published books so that the world stays in my head and so I will get the most out of the books. I actually reread Throne of Glass in order to read the second book because I couldn`t remember the little details.

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