Larger Series

I’ve thrown any larger series that have more than three books under this header.

Angelina J. Steffort

Shattered Kingdom (Shattered Kingdom, #1)Shattered Kingdom by Angelina J. Steffort
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ok, this may have been one of my favourite books I’ve read during quarantine! Seriously, if you like Sarah J. Maas, then this series should definitely be on your To-Read List. Angelina Steffort has once again written such an entrancing storyline with a really lovely strong heroine, Gandrett. It’s so refreshing and highly addictive as I’ve read this book all in a sitting. There’s so little I would critque since I truly did love all of it. Can’t wait for the second book!

View all my reviews Lost Towers (Shattered Kingdom #4)Lost Towers by Angelina J. Steffort
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lost Towers by Angelina J. Steffort is the fourth book in the amazing Shattered Kingdom series. If you’ve made it this far, you KNOW how amazing the author’s writing is and how engaging her storylines are. This book is no different, and as readers, we get to see EVEN MORE character growth and development from the first 3 books! Seriously, I don’t know how it’s humanly possible to have more character growth, but Steffort managed that… The storyline is interesting and truly a page-turner. Personally, I would suggest buying all 4 currently published books, so you don’t have to wait in between books to get to the next part!

I want to seriously thank the author for allowing me to be one of her ARC readers for an honest review. All of your books presented to me have been such a lovely journey and I honestly can’t wait to read the next book! Thank you!

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Wicked Crown (Shattered Kingdom, #2)Wicked Crown by Angelina J. Steffort
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am quite pleased with Wicked Crown by Angelina J. Steffort. Personally, I believe that this was better than the first book, which was also 10/10 if that is even possible! The storyline got deeper and richer since the first book and I’ve fallen in love more with the characters! The writing flowed beautifully from the previous one in an easy to understand. and intriguing way. Highly recommend this series!

View all my reviews Dark Refuge (Shattered Kingdom #6)Dark Refuge by Angelina J. Steffort
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really love it when authors have really nice flow in between their books. Dark Refuge, the 6th book in the Shattered Kingdom series, starts off right at the end of book 5. You are caught in the drama and adventure right from the getgo, leaving you satisfied. This epic high fantasy continues its beautifully detailed world-building, well-developed characters, and enough time spent on each character’s journey without being too much.

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Shadow Rule (Shattered Kingdom, #3)Shadow Rule by Angelina J. Steffort
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I swear this series only gets better with each book. Angelina J Steffort has done it again in creating such large amounts of character development and growth. The main characters have come a long way from the first 2 books. I’ve enjoyed reading the little interludes of the side characters in between Gandrett and Nehelon. To which, in my opinion, only enhanced the overall storyline.

I have received an ARC for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti

The Awakening (Zodiac Academy, #1)The Awakening by Caroline Peckham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m going to be completely honest. I had really high hopes for this series. The Zodiac Academy has been showcased and hyped all over social media for MONTHS, and when I finally got myself a copy, I drove right in. Now, I have to say that the overall storyline idea is quite interesting and unique. I actually do quite like the concept of being whisked away to another Fae world, attending a Fae academy, and being surrounded by supposedly sexy Fae males who all want your throne that was suddenly thrown at you. It’s engaging and interesting. BUT, there was just something about the writing style that didn’t do it for me. Maybe it was how I felt that the characters needed more in-depth personality, or how every time one of those males was mentioned as either ‘sexy’ or ‘alluring’ that it always seemed to be about their appearance. Which sounded kind of shallow to me. Plus there’s the fact that they were all complete A-holes and whatever small amount of good deeds they did, really did not justify everything else. I also felt that Tory and Darcy accepted the situations a little too easily as it didn’t really delve deep into their thoughts as it could have. At the same time, the only reason I kept going through the book despite these things, was mere to satisfy my curiosity. I wanted to know how the story would play out and kept reading through.

Though I clearly have a lot to say about this series and I’ve only read the first book out of 8, know that this is only MY opinion. As there are clearly many MANY people that thoroughly enjoyed this book and swear that it is their favorite series. Take my review as you will as I am a firm believer that everyone has different opinions and tastes and need to make their own.

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Ruthless Fae (Zodiac Academy, #2)Ruthless Fae by Caroline Peckham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have to say, that Ruthless Fae, the second book of the Zodiac Academy was so much better than the first book. I was originally going to drop the series since I had such mixed feelings about the previous book, but this one easily became a crowd favorite. So much happens! Serious, if you like drama, then this series is made for you. There’s plenty of sexual tension, harsher bulling between the Heirs and the Gemini Twin, and I’m happy to see the girls slowly grow into their power.

View all my reviews Shadow Princess (Zodiac Academy, #4)Shadow Princess by Caroline Peckham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This series continues to get better and better. Though the writing style reminds me of fanfiction, the general storyline is what drags me through the book. I wish there was more in-depth character development, but with all the sexual tension in the air, I’m still pleased. I’m LOVING Darcy and Lance’s relationship, even though it’s forbidden. They are just so perfect together, and it makes me so happy to read how happy they are together. Tory on the other hand… well, she needs help. Much like many others also reviewing this book, I feel like she really needs to sit down and think about what her actions and words do to people. To really think about what she wants in life and what may be holding her back from happiness. All in all, great book, and that cliff hanger really hurt me.

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The Reckoning (Zodiac Academy, #3)The Reckoning by Caroline Peckham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow, ok wow. This series is really upping its game in this book. Not only is the drama getting more intense and busy, but I’m loving all the sexual tension between Darcy and Lance. (The two of them are utterly perfect for each other and I refuse to hear otherwise). As much as I’m in love with the dynamic between Darcy and Lance, I still have mixed feelings about the other proposed relationships, whether it is sexual or friendship, or hateful, between the other characters. The Heirs continue to be the worst type of douchebags, but I’m happy to finally start seeing some decent good in them.. still doesn’t make me love them as much as Lance, but they are getting there.

View all my reviews Cursed Fates (Zodiac Academy, #5)Cursed Fates by Caroline Peckham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jesus, this was hard to read. I’ve quickly become really invested in this series and constantly seeing the characters never catch a break, hurts me. I really hope Darcy and Lance get a happy ending. What they have together is so incredibly good and pure, so reading about their situation in this book…. dammit. Tory and Darius’ situation is becoming more and more of an irritation for me. Not because I don’t think they belong together, but literally because Tory is so hell-bent on thinking that they aren’t, that it’s ruining any sweet moments they share. Like, I understand where she’s coming from and all, but sometimes it sounds like she’s going around in circles, and she’s barely even blaming herself for the mess the two of them are in. This book is probably the most intense out of the first five books. There’s constant non-stop drama, plenty of sexual tension, and happy moments but also many many depressing and hurtful ones.

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Cassandra Clare

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You just can’t go wrong with Cassandra Clare. As an author, she really knows how to capture her reader’s interest within the first chapter, making you drive on to read more. I highly suggest this series, along with any of her other works to anyone above pre-teen. It’s also a great starting book for first-time readers!

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C.J. Archer

The Palace of Lost Memories (After the Rift #1)The Palace of Lost Memories by C.J. Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Honestly, I don’t even know how many times I’ve re-read this series because I absolutely love it. C.J. Archer has become one of my top favorite author’s, since I first discovered her in October 2019 (I’ve literally read most of her books within that month…. which was a lot but so incredibly worth it). What I found most enjoyable about this series was that it was quite different from her other books. Usually, this author’s books are in a Victorian setting (which I love), and this one wasn’t, or at least not completely. There were some of the same vibes from a victorian setting book, but I felt the writing was much freer and explorative.

Side note: I’m in love with Dane or Captain Hammer, and I ship him with Josie so hard. They are so cute together and I like how they interact and behave when the other is near!

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Jamie A. Waters

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To Kill a Fae is a great first book to the series The Dragon Portal by Jamie A. Waters. This story was filled with paranormal magic, plenty of drama and plot twists to keep you engaged, carefully crafted and rich characters, and of course the lovey strope: Enemies to allies/ enemies to friendship? Considering that this book was less than 400 pages, I would have liked it to be longer, but knowing that there are more books in this series is keeping me quite satisfied and excited for the next book!

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By Blood and Magic (The Dragon Portal #2)By Blood and Magic by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a perfect sequel from the first book in this series! I really enjoyed the pacing of each of the scenes and the writing style is easy enough to understand without getting lost. The beginning of the book starts right in the middle of the action, which I personally enjoyed compared to a slower start. It made me engaged a lot faster in the story and I felt like it was a good transition between book 1 and book 2. I’m really excited to see how this story continues to morph and grow!

I received a free copy of this story through Booksirens for an honest review.

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Jennifer L. Armentrout

From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash, #1)From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I don’t know if it was because this series was all over social media or because I’ve constantly heard so much about it, but I felt like it was overhyped in a way. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy this book, but not to the point that I just sped through all that 600 something pages in a sitting. There were both good and bad elements which is why I made my score 3/5 stars and not 4 stars. I will be reading the next book just to see if the story improves….

1) I’ve enjoyed the overall storyline, though it felt like there were repeating themes quite often. I did like reading about the background stories of our main characters as well.
2) Poppy literally went from one cage to another by the end of the book. I understand that she had this attraction to Hawk/Castell, but it was to the point that she seemed to blank out on her hatred toward him by using ‘sexual appeal’. I don’t know, sometimes I just wanted to bang my head against the wall with how toxic the attraction felt sometimes.
3) This now leads into the enemies-to-lovers trope that is highly showcased for this series. I personally thought that it was lacking in some ways, but again, that was probably because the relationship between the two seemed to be built on lies and toxicity. I’m all in for a bad boy character, but Cas didn’t really strike me as one and felt more like a jerk, to be honest… (though his appearance is still quite sexy to read about).


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Kala Merseal

The Forgotten Gate (The Shadow Curse #3)The Forgotten Gate by Kala Merseal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was so happy when I was given this ARC for an honest review. I personally really enjoy this author’s writing and am invested in finishing the Shadow Curse series. I really loved the amount of world-building the author brings us through as it continued to grow and morph from the first two books of the series. There were lots of gods/goddesses/spirits/mythical aspects that had me flipping pages faster than I thought. Though, sometimes I had to go back a bit to help remember/learn all the different names of these deities. There was also a hint of a romance starting, in which I’m really excited to continue to see grow!

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The Ruined Throne (The Shadow Curse #2)The Ruined Throne by Kala Merseal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Ruined Throne was such a great follow-up to the first book “The Shadow Curse”! I might even go so far and say that this one was better than the previous book. The way how it was written, we. the readers really got to take our time and learn more about each character and be introduced to a few others. It was fast-paced, with lots of well-written detail and underlying emotions showcased. To put it simply, it was a page-turner and I had zero regrets picking this book up!

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Kay L Moody

The Elements of the Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria)The Elements of the Gate by Kay L Moody
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Elements of the Gate is books 5-8 of the Elements of Kamdaria series. Since we are well into the. series now, I really liked how the writing style made the transitions between the books really smooth and easy to follow. The world-building continues to grow and morph, and as readers, we got to dive more into the class system, which is a prominent notion in the storyline. I continue to fall in love with the character Talise since we get to see the flaws and trust issues.

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View all my reviews Court of Bitter Thorn (The Fae of Bitter Thorn, #1)Court of Bitter Thorn by Kay L Moody
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed Court of Bitter Thorn by Kay L Moody. I loved the characters, especially badass and caring Elora, and really found myself emersed in the plotline. The writing style was quite easy to understand which made flipping pages, that much faster for me 😀 (A good thing of course). There are sword fights, magic, a strong sense of family and bonds, and of course FAERIES. I highly suggest this lovely story to people!

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The Elements of the Storm (The Elements of Kamdaria)The Elements of the Storm by Kay L Moody
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow, I thought this was a great way to end off the Elements of Kamdaria series! Everything was well written and all loose ends were finished up nicely leaving me quite satisfied! Talise’s story has really grown throughout the books and as readers, we really got to enjoy her journey with her as she struggled her way along and faced many troubles. The storyline was engaging and I thought it also had great morals as well!

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The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria)The Elements of the Crown by Kay L Moody
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had the pleasure of reading a few other books by Kay L Moody, and this one didn’t disappoint. The Elements of the Crown are the first 4 books from the series “The Elements of Kamdaria”, which made it great for getting through to the next book quite easily instead of waiting on cliffhangers. Talise is an…. interesting character. Though she isn’t my favourite out of Moody’s characters, she’s still likeable and unique.

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Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There is a lot to love from this book. Stalking Jack the Ripper does a wonderful job setting up the overall setting, the characters, and their backgrounds without giving out too much information too fast and being quite engaging at the same time. Who doesn’t love a strong female lead in the victorian era that not only ENJOYED but was intelligent when it came to surgeries and opening a body up? I certainly loved how unique and intriguing our female lead was, and the ending of the book was a big surprise as well! Really lovely novel!

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Hunting Prince DraculaHunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco is the second book of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. I thought it was a delightfully entertaining read. I thoroughly enjoyed Thomas’ increasing cocky/ confident commentary and Aubery-Rose’s reactions to them. The relationship/ chemistry between them is so adorable, and yet I liked how the book didn’t only focus on the romance aspect but on the murders. The folklore/ history with Vlad the Impaler/ Dracula was was beautifully engraved into the story into a new and exciting story.

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Kortney Keisel

The Rejected KingThe Rejected King by Kortney Keisel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m going to start off and say that this book cover is just so beautiful. Lovely artwork!

The Rejected King is the prequel to The Promised Prince (Seriously, I highly suggest you go read it after reading this, it won’t disappoint if this one was anything to go by!) The character’s that the author presents us with are so loveable and intriguing. I found myself laughing along to the light banter and side comments they would make.

I really loved this story and read through it quite quickly. It’s a bit of a mash-up of The Princess Diaries, and the Selection Series if you know those. I loved the dystopian feel with the mixed perspectives from both characters. I can’t wait until the next book!

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The Promised PrinceThe Promised Prince by Kortney Keisel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First off, this book cover is to die for. Seriously, it’s just so beautiful in my opinion, and definitely caught my interest when I first saw it. This book has brought me through many ups and downs in mystery, plot twists, and of course, plenty of hilarious commentary between the characters. I would highly recommend this series to people since I found it such a pleasure to read!

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K.S. Marsden

Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1)Winter Trials by K.S. Marsden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Winter Trials is the first book from the Northen Witch series by K.S. Marsden. I thought this was really enjoyable since it had supernatural aspects and it was rather cute. I thought it was rather refreshing to see an openly gay guy (Mark). This novel is rather short, so its a fairly fast and easy read!

View all my reviews Sophie: Witch-HunterSophie: Witch-Hunter by K.S. Marsden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sophie: Witch hunter is a prequel to the WitchHunter Trilogy written by K.S. Marsden. Right off the bat, the author offers up spoilers for the trilogy, from this particular character. I highly suggest reading the trilogy first (or at least the first book), before reading this, since it really dives deep into Sophie and her character background. I personally loved the writing style, as I did with other K.S. Marsden books, and was pulled right into the story from the start. I thought the storyline was brilliant and in a way, I felt somewhat connected to this otherwise cold character. Overall, this was an amazing read and I’m thankful I was given the opportunity to read it!

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Awaken (Northern Witch #2)Awaken by K.S. Marsden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As a continuation from the first book, Winter Trials, we get to see our main character (Mark) deal with having his boyfriend possessed by a demon. The author allowed us to dive a bit deeper into the story and her world building of witches. This book is cute, funny, plenty of teenage drama, openly gay characters (so very LGBT friendly), and romance mashed with the supernatural.

View all my reviews Summer Sin (Northern Witch, #4)Summer Sin by K.S. Marsden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

K.S. Marsden has once again written another lovely book in the Northern Witch series. From the last book, Mark is really down on his luck from that London night when everything got messed up. As a character, he really grew in the last three books and seems as though he lost his ‘teenage innocence’ in favor of a more mature outlook in life. Which makes sense considering how lost he feels from every problem and issue regarding everyone around him.

The book is well written and still carries the same level of engagement and interest from the first three books into this one. Characters are still unique and we are getting the teenage angst, supernatural aspect, danger/adventure, suffering and so much more in the writing.

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The Breaking (Northern Witch, #3)The Breaking by K.S. Marsden
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Breaking is the third book in the Northern Witch series by K.S. Marsden. First off, this author does a really great job with transitions between her books. I didn’t mention it from my review of book two, but she does a lovely job of starting each book where the last one left off. The writing style is smooth and easy to understand. This book, just like the first two in the series is full of drama, more so as we see Mark continuing his struggles as he tries to balance everything in life all the while trying to save his boyfriend, Damien from demon possession. We get to enjoy Mark growing more into his character and there’s a cliff hanger at the end of this book!

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Lichelle Slater

The Sultan and the Storyteller (A Villain's Ever After, #2)The Sultan and the Storyteller by Lichelle Slater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You haven’t checked out Lichelle Slater’s books, this is your sign that you really should. She has a way of writing that just draws in the audience. Plus, who doesn’t love an Arabian Nights/ Aladdin fairytale retelling? I thought the characters have been well thought out/ developed and there was enough character development to keep me satisfied. There were a few spelling errors but I was so attracted to the overall storyline that it didn’t bother me in the slightest. I wish there was more time for the romance to develop more, but again, I was alright with how it was.

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Martina McAtee

The Orphans (Dead Things #1.1)The Orphans by Martina McAtee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a lovely paranormal read! With many points of view from different characters, to quite distinguished personalities. It has humor with dysfunctional families, mystery and suspense, and of course, the supernatural aspect! Lovely read! Can’t wait for the next ones!

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The Ritual (Dead Things #1.3)The Ritual by Martina McAtee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the third episode I got to read as an ARC from the author and it didn’t disappoint. Each episode focuses on a new adventure/problem that the main characters deal with. After such a large cliffhanger from the first episode, the characters continue to grow in character growth and deal with their grief; however each of them can, along with outside issues as well. So many boundaries and limits were pushed and either broken or strengthened between characters as the story continued to progress. I would highly recommend this series!

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The Swamp Witch (Dead Things #1.2)The Swamp Witch by Martina McAtee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Swamp Witch by Martina McAtee is the second part of the first book, The Orphans, and part of the Dead Things Series. The way how it’s written is to have detailed descriptions of things and loveable characters. Coming from the first part, I’m loving the characters more and more as background histories are slowly coming to life. Though it does end on a heartbreaking twist, the next book in this series is already out so you don’t have to wait long to overcome the cliffhanger!

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P.C. Cast

Wind Rider: Tales of a New WorldWind Rider: Tales of a New World by P.C. Cast
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was one of my favorite series. There’s just something about P.C. Cast’s writing that is so incredibly creative, interest-grabbing, and unique. Wind Rider, the third book of the Tales of a New World trilogy, was a perfect ending to an otherwise beautifully crafted unique fantasy world. In all three of the books, we dig into three separate cultures and types of people before they all somehow connect. The storyline was really well written and clear with who and where each person’s narrative was.

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Sarah Elizabeth

Secrets of the Past (Ocean Academy, #1)Secrets of the Past by Sarah Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this story to be really unique. Everything is set under the sea in an academy. Secrets of the Past is the first book in the Ocean Academy series, filled with mysteries, romance, and a lovely strong female heroine. It’s a great starting book with the writing easy to follow along and a great introduction to each of the characters that we will continue to read about throughout the rest of the series. (Also, the twist at the end was really good and a great way to have a cliff hangover)

View all my reviews Transformation (Ocean Academy #0.5)Transformation by Sarah Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m really loving this Ocean Academy idea that Sarah Elizabeth has given us. It’s quite different than so many other stories I’ve read in my day and this book didn’t let me down. Sarah gives us magical creatures as they go through their version of school life and problems. Transformation is the Prequel for the Ocean Academy Series and definitely a book you want to read first before the series!

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Call of the Siren (Ocean Academy, #2)Call of the Siren by Sarah Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Call of the Siren by Sarah Elizabeth is the second book in the Ocean Academy Series. Just like the first book, this story was really refreshing in terms of character design and overall general storyline. It’s quite usual to find a book where the main female lead is a human/octopus hybrid attending a school for many other different maritime creatures. To be honest, it’s really odd, but in a great way because it’s so unique. I found the drama appealing and the world-building quite good.

View all my reviews The Lost Talisman: Ocean Academy Year 4The Lost Talisman: Ocean Academy Year 4 by Sarah Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lost Talisman is the fourth book in the Ocean Academy by Sarah Elizabeth. Once again, this author brings us into another year at the Ocean Academy with all the various underwater creatures/people/students. This time around, Coral (our main character throughout the series), embarks on a quest to find a lost talisman that can help her in an upcoming fight against the master. Just like the other three books in this series, this book is filled with action and danger as Coral continues to find her way and seek help for her life. There are many twists and turns to keep people satisfied. I personally think that the plotline is well developed, along with the characters that continue to grow.

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Maelstrom: Ocean Academy Year 3Maelstrom: Ocean Academy Year 3 by Sarah Elizabeth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Honestly, I think this series just keeps getting better and better with each new book. Maelstrom by Sarah Elizabeth is the third book in the Ocean Academy series and it doesn’t disappoint! As I’ve said in my other reviews for this series, it’s really refreshing in terms of character and storyline design. I actually would even go so far as to say that this is by far the most unique Young Adult Fantasy novel I’ve ever picked up, and I’ve certainly been around the block!. If you like quirky but unique fantasy stories that take place under water, this is definitely a series for you. It’s fast-paced, which I loved and there’s plenty of twists and turns in the storyline to keep you well interested!

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Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to say, after reading this for the second time around, I thoroughly enjoyed this story a whole lot more than I originally did. I mean, it’s no Throne of Glass, by the same author, (I actually LOOOVE that series), but I definitely see the appeal and hype over this series. There are great characters, a fairly interesting storyline, witty banter monologues, and enough romance or romantic interests to keep me entertained and satisfied in this fantasy world.

View all my reviews A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ll be honest, this book was obviously made as a filter between the first three books to the next couple of books (Sarah practically says that on the back cover), so I’m quite surprised to read all the comments below about how much people hated it due to ‘lack of action or plotline’. Again, this book was clearly made to merely be the bridge between the first three books and the next. I personally thought the short read was cute as each chapter delves into different character’s POVs and their thoughts after that horrid war they all just been through. Relationships and tensions are high and nightmares still plague practically everyone as they struggle to find some sort of normalcy in the holiday Winter Soltice. I personally would have seriously loved to finally get a chapter of Azriel’s POV, much like many more hardcore fans, but overall the short story was entertaining and gave me a sense of calm.

P.s. It actually broke my heart every time Rhys went to go visit Tamlin. I don’t personally like him and I think he’s a complete asshole for what he’s done, but Jesus, that poor male is really suffering. He truly hit rock bottom in this book and has literally NO ONE in his court or home… it makes me wish he will get some sort of redemption in the next following books because I think he needs something…

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A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading this book for a second really made me appreciate the writing and plotline. I really enjoyed reading the twists and turns a second time too. The struggle of each character was the same the first time around, but already knowing how the next book sets up the series make me dive deeper into every little bit of hidden detail that I could. I quite enjoyed all the many fight scenes, plus there’s PLENTY of drama happening throughout the book to keep anyone entertained. Though, reading this a second time through, I actually started feeling bad for Tamlin. I know he’s painted as some horrible village who’s a complete ass…. but there’s something there that makes me hopeful that he will get some sort of redemption. I mean, the poor male literally lost everything…

View all my reviews Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to say, I quite enjoyed the Throne of Glass series compared to A Court of Thorns and Roses. There was just something extra…. maybe it was how jammed packed it was with action, or possibly reading about all these devilishly handsome and attractive guys Aelin surrounded herself with (and slept with half…). Or maybe it was the incredibly world-building the author created through her writing style. Either way, I absolutely adored this series and read the whole thing within a week because I couldn’t put it down.

P.s. I want a Rowan in my life….

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A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was incredibly better than the first book of the series. The story development quickly jumped right from the start, which I liked and I thoroughly enjoyed watching Feyre (main female) continue to grow into her own person. I really liked the quick and witty banter between her and Rhysand (all flirtations and yet never really taking that extra step until practically the end of the book), and the slow buildup in their romantic relationship. Reading through this book a second time, made me appreciate all the hidden plot-twists that Sarah placed in between lines from the first book…

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Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is a great start to the series! Right off the bat, we are introduced to the main character’s backstory which leads to dangerous situations. Though I enjoyed the dynamics between the main female lead and her potential love interest, there were moments I wished there was a bit more chemistry. I don’t know, I felt like there was just something missing considering that the whole first half of the book she starts off bloody scared of anyone touching her, let alone come close enough. But then all of a sudden, she’s perfectly fine with him holding her hand, giving her a kiss on the cheek. I just wish there was a bit more resistance or something. Otherwise, great book. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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