I just read ACOWAR. Completed ACOWAR … I can’t believe I just read ACOWAR!
If you have not read it yet, please do not proceed any further than this sentence, unless somehow spoilers get you more excited about reading it (spoiler paradox).
First, let’s talk about Tamlin. I know the order is messed up because Tamlin wasn’t the point of ACOWAR, but damn! If you hated him in ACOMAF, you’ll love him in ACOWAR (more on why later). He promised to change, and he tried, although his effort was kinda’ lame, partly due to Ianthe’s schemes.
Wintersong is a quite queer YA novel by S. Jae-Jones a.k.a JJ, about a plain girl Elisabeth whose sister Käthe was captured by the Goblin King. The Goblin King needed a bride to prevent the world “above” from being cursed to an eternal winter. Don’t ask me why it works like that—it’s all explained in the book … basically just some give-and-take treaty between the Underworld/Goblin world and the world above/human world. In exchange for her sister, Elisabeth gave herself and her music to the nameless Goblin King.
This freaking sequel is so freaking epic. There was legit not one moment of rest. Not for the characters, and not for me. Basically, it starts off right after where Red Queen left off. Mare goes on a quest to find as many newbloods as she can to fight against Maven and his whole kingdom of Silvers. Here’s what I liked and didn’t like about Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. Spoilers beyond this paragraph.
This book series is so good I even got a hardcover edition! It was my favorite book series for a few months. The Wondla Trilogy is a series of science fiction (children's) novel about Eva Nine's search for Wondla. Wondla is what she calls a family. There isn't an obvious and special reason as to why Tony came up with the word Wondla; all we know is that Eva found a photograph in her "sanctuary" with the words Wondla on it. It was a photograph of humans—people like herself—and she assumed that it was her family. Eva lived in an isolated sanctuary with a robot whom she called Muthr (kinda sounds like "mother"). Muthr took care of Eva and her wellbeing. Eva had everything she could possibly need, but still she yearned for a taste of the world outside. Can't blame her for the dreaded boredom and repetition of her unchanging daily activities. One fateful day, her sanctuary was crushed by a creature called Besteel and thus freeing Eva from her isolation and beginning her adventure of the unknown and forbidden.
A plot summary: Shahrzad, our protagonist, was seething with rage and vengeance at the beginning of the novel, because the Caliph of Khorasan had killed her best friend Shiva. The Caliph marries a maiden every night, and the next dawn he would have them hung with a silk cord, without explanation, without fail. Shahrzad volunteered to become his bride to avenge Shiva’s death.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is the first installment in a YA fantasy trilogy. It's about Mare Barrow, a supposedly normal and powerless girl in a society of Reds and Silvers, the Reds being normal humans and the Silvers being endowed with special powers (mind reading, super-strength, element bending, etc). An incident led her to the discovery of her special powers despite being a Red. That's the gist of it. So let's get straight into it. To be honest, I would rate this book 6.5 out of 10, and here's why.
Assuming you've read ACOTAR:
After reading ACOTAR, the first book in the series by the genius Sarah J. Maas, I was so hooked that I preordered ACOMAF on my kindle. Maas dropped big hint bombs in ACOTAR foreshadowing the plot twists in the second book (which is a hella' thick book). Basically, 95% of the speculations in an ACOTAR thread on Goodreads predicted the storyline accurately, and there were also leaked spoilers thanks to Google Books (don't even ask). But! I didn't read those tempting spoilers, so all was good for me. I kinda' knew where it was going, but didn't believe that Maas would actually go down that route. Now then, all is good, because at long last, the favored ship has sailed and going steady.