House of Earth and Blood
4.9 and 1/2 stars! So close to a 5 star for me. Unfortunately, I was able to guess one of the biggest twists about ten chapters before it happened and then there’s an info dump close to the end that revealed everything pretty much in one fail swoop. I will say this series, this far, falls right in the middle for me. In my opinion, it’s much better than TOG but not as good as ACOTAR. I will definitely be continuing this series because I am Mass Trash🗑️I loved how she planted little seeds along the way and then seeing the payoffs of those little plot points. Chiefs 😘. I also really enjoyed the “Adult Fantasy” aspects of Sarah’s writing. The differences are subtle but very distinctive and true to her writing style.
And yes I ship Bryce and Hunt so hard, for about ten seconds I was thinking it might be B and Micah in later books but… Ya know.
2.5 Stars. I’m honestly disappointed in this novel. I understand the MFC is a teenager, and I swear I say this at least once a week, but… This bitch is all over the place. For starters, she immediately blames and accuses multiple people that she’s known basically her whole life at the drop of a hat. She’s immediately gaga over a girl she’s not only just met, but puts her complete full trust in after what I deduced the book takes place over the course of a week. 🧐
Maddie is also so annoying that I literally DnFed this book so many times just to get out of her head. She cries in every other chapter, she’s constantly in her own way, she’s dumb… Etc…
The only thing that really kept me locked into the story was the intrigue of the plot, I guess. Though I was constantly taken out of the flow because of the writer’s clunky sentence structure.
Not sure if I will continue with this series. Although, I say that all the time and have yet to actually do so because I am book trash.
The Winter Duke
4 Stars. I really enjoyed this book for the political intrigue aspect. That being said, the beginning can get a bit confusing because of all the players in this game. Bartlett gets you through this pretty fluidly in a way that doesn’t feel info-dumpy.
I also really enjoyed the romance. It seemed age-appropriate and budding. All in all a great book!
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I loved this book. Sorry, I had to get it out in the first sentence. I absolutely loved this book. It kept me intrigued the whole way through, I literally fought my exhaustion on many occasions just to finish one more chapter before blacking out into slumber. the only gripe I had with the way Du Maurier handcrafted this melodramatic murder mystery was how it ended. The reader is basically left to answer the question of did she or didn’t she. I think no matter which way you end up making your mind up about it, it’s hard to not feel like you’ve been left hanging as the reader.
Now, on the other hand, this novel in film form just does not cut it in my opinion. There have been three attempts to crack the code in film form. The most recent premiered this summer. It was directed by Roger Mitchell, who also directed one of my favorite romantic comedies Notting Hill.
The new and improved My Cousin Rachel is rated PG-13 and stars Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz. While both of the actors do a fantastic job in their individual roles, the film just doesn’t come together with the way the novel does. It’s just a matter of the classic cliche, The book is always better than the film.
If you’ve read the novel I’d like to know whether you think she did it or not, let me know in the comments below! If you haven’t, I definitely recommend you do as quickly as possible.
I gotta say, this past month’s book has been hard for me to get through. I find myself getting distracted by other things almost every time I open the pages. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure its a great book for young adults and, well, adults who really dug the whole Hunger Games vibe. I think if I had been in that kind of mindset at the time I would have really gotten into it. Unfortunately, I picked this book up from Target one day because it was on sale, and I had seen it a million times at Barnes and Nobel.
I have to admit, I was fresh off a Game of Thrones season 7 high and fiending for knights in shining armor fantasy. And yes, I ended up judging a book by its cover. I thought I was getting renaissance romance, but I was left with Katniss Everdeen. Again, I’m not trying to bash this book in any way, it’s just not the vibe I was looking for at the time. If you loved The Hunger Games I’m sure you will find this book hard to put down. If you’ve read this novel, please leave some commentary down below. Did you like it? Did you hate it? Whats up?