A Court Of Wings and Ruin – Book Review

Author : Sarah J Maas

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Pub Date: 2 May 2017

Source : Own copy got through Story Trunk May box.

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Book Blurb

A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

My Thoughts

Oh my GAWWDDDD!!!

That was my first reaction after finishing the book. I cried, I shuddered, I was at loss of words while reading and after finishing the book. This is PERFECTION!.  This could have been the final book of the series as it is very well written but SJM decides to keep her fans hooked and so is rewarding us with another in 2018. But its so faaarrrr away and is already on top of my anticipated books of 2018.

Where should i begin about this book.. whatever i write will never make justice. SJM has never left any character to be in the shadows. Everyone has their limelight moment and i liked that. The intensity between Cassian and Nesta was too much , ufff!!! I was waiting for this to happen and still that story is left hanging and all that build up kills me.

Tamlin the Tool!! what can i say, i hated him right from the first book.. but this book made him look a little bit bearable to me.

Do you remember the Grammy Awards ceremony where Adele keeps telling how much she loves Beyonce and Beyonce is mouthing the words I love you with tears in her eyes… Well, that’s me, during a particular chapter (i promise not to give away which one) crying all the way saying I love you Rhysand!!! My Night triumphant, how much do i adore thee, you will never know!!

I cannot stop thinking about Rhysand not even after days of finishing the book. He is the best-est!!  I can write an entire post about him.. I mean I should write one.. 🙂

Feyre’s character was already well established in book two, and that’s just maintained here as she grows out to be strong and independent, thanks to her wonderful High Lord.

I hate wars even if its in books and this war was pretty intense. I was fearing for each n every character’s life. SJM made me turn the pages like a mad person.

If you still haven’t read the book or started the series, please just do.

My rating is 4.5 stars. (I didn’t like the frequent sex scenes, i felt they were totally unnecessary given the intense build up in Book 2, hence the minus 0.5)

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Story Trunk MAY Unboxing

So y’all know I was squealing with delight when I ordered the ACOWAR box few months back!. To say I was impressed with its contents is an understatement. I’ve ben ordering so many book boxes recently and I loved all of them, but truth be told, I’m a 16 year old soul living in a body of 20+ married woman and eventhough I like reading YA still, my love for all things teenage-ish stops at that, i guess. Most of the boxes have been giving out stuff like art prints which I don’t think are of much use to me. Some even send out 2 or more art prints which I’m just stacking in a box.

So Story Trunk’s box had nothing of such prints, espcially the April box which i forgot to do an unboxing post, had three books and two bookish badges and a bookish cushion/throw pillow cover. See, it’\s more about books and still includes goodies.

Now coming to the ACOWAR box, the contents were minimal but still had more value than the cost of the box.

  • BOTM – A court of wings and ruin by Sarah J Maas, obviously (Along with the map)
  • A bookish candle featuring the Night Court from Whispering Flames.
  • A lip balm – based on Starfall – that smells like heaven by Kool & Co.
  • A beautiful handmade soap in the shape of Illyrian wings by Cape of Good soap.

Nothing unnecessary. And totally worth the money!!

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The box contents

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That soap!!!

So how do you prefer your subscription boxes? More goodies, less books or Value for money?

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Waiting on Wednesdays

I cant stop waiting !! One part of the world has already got its hands on their copy of ACOWAR!. Mine is coming in this month’s Story Trunk book subscription box and since its India, there is always delay from books being released by publishers :/

ACOWAR – Book Blurb

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

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Also I had pre-ordered a copy of Windfall by Jennifer E.Smith in March !!! I tracked the order today in Amazon only to find that the release (here) has been postponed to May 17th .

Windfall Book blurb

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

Hopefully, these two beauties will be in my hands by next Wednesday ! What books are you waiting for this week?

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My Spring TBR (Top Ten Tuesdays)

We don’t have Spring here, it’s either hot or too hot. 😛 But still in the spirit of not spoiling the theme set by the Broke and Bookish for this week’s Top Ten Tuesdays, I’m going to list out the books I will be reading in the next two months.

  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

There’s so much I keep hearing about this book and I’m still unable to find time start it. I will be doing it the coming weekend, *fingers crossed*

  • The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Again, another book that’s been hyped and raved so much that I gave into peer pressure and bought it. I love the pages of this book.. so beautiful!!!

  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

This book came in my Feb book box (TBB Box) and is waiting for me to pick it up.

  • The Muse by Jessie Burton

I fell in love with the book cover and bought it in a whim. Will be reading it once i finish the first two 🙂

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber – Haven’t got it still, planning to
  • Hunted by Meagan Spooner – If it releases in two months, in India
  • A court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – Releases on May 2nd and will be happily in my possession because of Story Trunk Book box that I pre-ordered.
  • WindFall by Jennifer E Smith – Again, waiting for it to be released here 😦
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – I’ve talked about it my previous posts 🙂
  • The Bonne Witch by Rin Chupeco

Have you read any of these already? Leave me a link to your blogs so that i’ll hop in to know your TBR 🙂

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Last in the series..

2017 will be the year where many book series and TV series are coming to an end. *cringes*

You never know how to get out of that bubble once a series ends, and I for one, am very bad at it. I know you can re-read and binge-watch the series again n again. But still, the feeling of doom *eye rolls, i know* is inevitable. Here’s a look at the list of most anticipated books/TV series that bid goodbye this year.

To all the boys I loved Before by Jenny Han

This trilogy (hopefully) is coming to an end with the third book ‘Always and Forever, Lara Jean’ hitting the stores in May 2017. It’s a cheesy, cute high school romance novel that starts out with a teen writing letters for all her crushes but doesn’t send them. I’m a Peter-Lara shipper and i’m just praying that the final book doesn’t throw in a big bucket of water on-my-face by shipping John and Lara Jean. I know the terrible series endings of Jenny Han previously experienced in “Summer” trilogy and “Burn for Burn” trilogy. 😦

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I fell for the book covers first ❤

ACOWAR by Sarah J Maas

I LOVE SARAH J.MASS. I love RHYSAND!!!! Period. Enough said, let’s see what book three is gonna bring.

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Untitled book 3 of The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman

I haven’t read this one but i’m hearing rave reviews about it. The trilogy is based on life in a different planet, interstellar and all that. Annndddd its in epistolatory format which i love.. Should pick this one soon..

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The Vampire Diaries

I’ve been watching this all these years and it breaks my heart to bid goodbye to Stefan Salvatore, favorite-st TV boyfriend *shudders*. I know people go gaga over Damon, i do too. But Stefan is THE boyfriend i love, i adore, i would kill for *heart eyes*

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I just hope they end the series with both the brothers alive.

The Originals

Omg, this one!!! Only for KLAUS!!! Still have to wait sooooo long for the next and final season to be aired in March. My husband and i just love KLAUS… There’s something deep about him that’s beyond words. Really angry with the show producers for finishing it off soo soon 😦

Mikaelson family, cant wait to see you!

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Game of Thrones

Yes, this majestic and beyond brilliance series will be ending this year and with just 7 episodes. Why oh why!!

Highlight of last season was Sansa Stark meeting Jon Snow. *happy tears* And this season lets wait to see whether the Starks are getting back together. Go Arya!!!

Pretty Little Liars

I once loved this series and then they turned it round n round n round and i don’t know who killed who or who slept with who or who’s father is who 😛 Why can’t they just be honest and go to the police or their parents and save ourselves another murder.

But i still watch it 😀 just to know how things are gonna wrap up.

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All good things must come to an end and sadly another book/TV series will be there to fangirl about says the wise owl in me 😛

 

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ACOWAR !!

All Rhysand fans out there would have known that ACOWAR book cover has been revealed.

Now waiting for the book to be released!!! *Squeal* May 2nd is so far away..

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Very very curious to know what happens in book 3 of ‘A court of Thorns and Roses’ (ACOTAR) by Sarah J Mass. Thought it looked like a retelling of Beauty and Beast in book#1, the second book ‘A court of Mist and Fury’ (ACOMAF) just blew my mind *Cant get enough of Rhysand*

The April book box theme of “Books n Beyond” is related to Rhys they said, and off i went and pre-booked.. Book yours now.. 😀

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