domingo, 30 de agosto de 2015

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J Mass
Published: September 2nd, 2014 by Bloosbury USA Children. 

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one. Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed. The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestsellingCrown of Midnight.

My Musings

OHMYGOD. What a rollercoaster this was. It took me a long time to finish it (a whole week) but to be honest I just didn't want it to be over because this is the last book out and now I have to wait until Queen of Shadows comes out in September 1st.

I have to say I personally did not enjoy the parts with Manon, I found myself counting down the pages until I reached someone else's point of view again. But again, that's just me. Other than that, the plot was WILD. There is something going on from the very beginning of the book and there just isn't a dull moment. In fact I have SO MANY bookmarks of this book, it's crazy. 

Celaena/Aelin. Oh I fell in love with her in this book. Her character development was just breathtaking. I found myself astonished by the changes in her, mentally and physically. I loved how she hit bottom and then she picked herself back up. I think that is one of the most beautiful things to witness in a story. A character who stops feeling sorry for themselves and realizes that there is still hope. That is maybe the main reason why this is my favorite book of this series.

Rowan Whitethorn. I need more chapters written told from his point of view because I don't want to judge im without knowing his intentions first. At the beginning I wasn't very fond of him, to be honest. But then, his actions, 'little' gestures here and there made me progressively fall in love with him. So protective of Aelin, oh my lord and at the same time he isn't afraid to put her in her place and I love that about their relationship, it's a mutual thing. 

I so cannot wait to get the next book because DORIAN AND CHAOL. This reminds me, I am so sad about their relationship and the way things went down in this book for them, especially for Dorian (!!!) but I know that there is a bond between them and it can't just go away, can it? *bites nails* There is so much to look forward to, so many OMG moments in this book that led to certain circumstances, and they make for a fascinating and captivating book. One of my favorites, ever.

viernes, 28 de agosto de 2015

Hello! This time it really feels like it has been a loooong time since the last time I "saw" you. Let's catch up, yeah? Hey Alejandra, how come you just stopped blogging..? Well, to be honest, I wasn't feeling motivated. I have ocasionally visited some blogs and left some comments but I just haven't felt good with the stuff I am coming up with. I don't want to bring you just reviews, you know? Because there are MILLIONS of reviews online. I wanna make different content. But I haven't come up with anything yet. Also, I haven't been feeling well, but I am not planning on burdening any of you with my mental stuff, so yeah. 

But, what have I been up to? 

I am currently listening to this beautiful baby: Badlands by the talented Halsey. I have been waiting for this album and it came out today so ! Such a masterpiece. If you're obsessed with it too then let me know what's your favorite song! 

This month, I have watched Sense8 and I am so glad I picked it up again because what a great show. WOW. Seriously, please go watch it and again, let me know which one is your favorite character! Mine is Lito, I think. 

This show! I am not obsessed with it but everytime I am zapping and I see it on I just end up watching it. I laugh at the fact that the owners but have contacted the production of the show, but once Gordon is there they are extremely reticent to receive advices. Yes please, ignore the experience of someone like Gordon Ramsay you know SO MUCH MORE.

I have been atending yoga classes with my parents! It has been really great so far and I wish I could continue going. The meditation part (savasana, I think) is honestly the best thing ever. I love realizing that there is so much more I can do with my body. 

What have I been reading?

Last week I got SO OBSESSED with a fanfic, it's not even funny. Like it's one of the most perfect I have read. It's called Escapade, and that's all I'm gonna say, lol. 

As for books, this is what I have read this month, I am currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses

There's not much I have done to be honest. But I thought I'd fill you in. I like to get to know more about the person behind the blog, so perhaps you guys do too. I am currently watching Parks and Recreation, I'm on season two now. And spending time with the cats, I have four, by the way. 

Since Queen of Shadows is coming out this Tuesday (WHAT?!) I thought I'd post the reviews for Crown of Midnight (today) and Heir of Fire (will be posted on Sunday) before that so if you want to read them I will link them. 

Crown of Midnight 

Tell me, what have YOU been up to?! :)


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

Title: Crown of Midnight

Author: Sarah J Maas
Published: August 27th, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Children.
A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached. It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend." From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil. Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart. Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie... and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

My Musings

I must admit it took me a while to get into this book, I read the first one over a year ago and didn't think a re-read should be necessary since most books have like a recap of where we left off but I found myself confused a lot during the beginning of this book. Too many names of people and places to keep track of which annoyed me, to be honest. 

Celaena Sardothien made me roll my eyes a lot during this book. She is such a contradiction, sometimes just ridiculous, irrational. She made such a big deal out of the fact that Chaol cared for her safety. It wasn't because he thought she was weak or something, but he just cared because that's what happens when someone loves you or has a place for you in their heart. I also thought she was very reckless, like she didn't have a sense of self preservation, most of the time she made decisions based on her emotions and that cost her well being. That said, I do admire her for being so brave, I really can't imagine me doing half of the things she does, and most of the time she is on her own so I do acknowledge that it takes guts to be Celaena Sardothien. 

I can't believe I ever shipped her with Dorian, oh please punish me. The cuteness between those two is off the charts, (I am having trouble taking about this because I have read Heir of Fire already soooo yeah, you know what I mean) their connection was so perfect. The concert part was proof of this, they didn't even need words to convey what they were feeling, touches and words were enough. Chaol getting her chocolate cake, my god that was so cute. Where's my Chaol. I loved that when he was with her he left his guard down, I love to see that in different characters. The romance in Crown of Midnight is definitely great, so that is a plus. 

I very much enjoyed the variety of points of view, and I also loved that these books are written in third person because there is so much more that can be expressed with it rather than with the first person. The plot is really good too. The reader is always finding out new things about the story and its characters so it never gets dull, in fact there are SO many OMG moments I could write for hours but that would include many many more spoilers than the ones I already included here *hides*.

I really enjoyed the way Dorian and Celaena's relationship progressed. I'm glad they were mature enough to stay in each others' lives. By the way, the ending of the book is filled with action and the couple last pages are a massive "OMG someone hold me". You want to start the next book right away, which is what I did.

What did you think of it? Do you agree with my opinions on Celaena's personality? What about Chaol? Tell me everything, please!