“There are those who seek me a lifetime but never we meet,
And those I kiss but who trample me beneath ungrateful feet.
At times I seem to favor the clever and the fair,
But I bless all those who are brave enough to dare.
By large, my ministrations are soft-handed and sweet,
But scorned, I become a difficult beast to defeat.
For though each of my strikes lands a powerful blow,
When I kill, I do it slow… ”
I am on nights currently so it means there may be an influx in book reviews – sorry not sorry! Oh and it’s a book series so buckle up!
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
This book series has been in my TBR for a while but it kept being pushed further down the pile due to new book purchases! You bookworms know how it is right? Anyway, I was getting my nails done (I know I am such a girl), and she told me about this incredible book series she was binge reading and had i read it yet? Obviously I asked what the book series was and she said the ACOTAR series! She highly recommended me take this series with me on holiday to Malaysia – she promised I wouldn’t regret it. So I took the series with me…
I read this book in 7 days. Every opportunity I could I read. I only put it down when I had too. So lets tell you a little about this book…
“I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world.”
Feyre is a human. She has two younger sisters and a father who is badly injured. She is the glue holding the family together, she ensures they are all looked after, she hunts their food. She lives in a world where humans and magical beings called Fae are separated by a wall. They do not mix. So when Feyre kills what she thinks is a giant wolf as dinner for her family, only to find out he was a famed Fae warrior – she learns there is a price to pay. She must say goodbye to her family and everything she holds dear and cross the wall – to live with the Fae. For her family, she would do anything.
Tamlin is Fae. He is immortal and devilishly handsome. Oh, and he can turn into a beast. He is lord of the Spring Court. Oh and there’s his right hand man and emissary for Spring Court, Lucien. I liked Lucien straight away but took some time to warm to Tam. But there is a slow build romance which escalates rather speedily to a raunchy romance!
“Everything I love has always had a tendency to be taken from me. I tell very few about the wings. Or the flying.”
But this is not just a love story…
“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
When Tamlin and Lucien are kidnapped, Feyre must venture under the mountain to get him back. She must team up with an unlikely fae in Rhysand and defeat the evil Amarantha. Even her name sounds evil right?!
“Because all the monsters have been let out of their cages tonight, no matter what court they belong to. So I may roam wherever I wish until the dawn.”
This book isn’t pretty. It involves some cursing, descriptions of gore, torture, murder, and creatures that may give you nightmares. There are relationships involving power imbalances, and scenes involving confinement and slavery, along with sexual content and use of alcohol. I can see why people see this as a Beauty and the Beast retelling and in some ways it is but in others it’s completely different!
“I came to claim the one I love.”
Find this book on -> Amazon
Also cheeky little plug for my nail technician bookworm friend, Ami – https://www.fresha.com/a/beauty-by-ami-swindon-36-upper-ox-hill-yk04q3nq – so if any of you are in Swindon and in need of a manicure, then get in touch with Ami. We talk about books the entire time and it’s great!
Until next time,