The Warrior Queen is boring. Yet, it is the only fitting ending to The Hundredth Queen series. While it served only to tie up all the loose ends and bring the story back full circle to The Hundredth Queen, it also is a nice change in pace for a series wrought with intensity and danger. In fact, you can see already see the ending coming and, that’s not entirely a bad thing.
I’m a huge fan of Selina Kyle and Catwoman; more so, the idea and concept of her as a character. So, I was a little sceptical when I heard Sarah J Maas was going to write a retelling of her story for the DC Icons series. And everyone knows how much I dislike her pseudo-feminist works. But, I am also in love with her skill to tell a good story.
I was hooked like fish on bait to Born to be Wilde. I didn’t want to put it down and I finished it in a day because that’s how good it was.
Let me just put this out there by saying that The Xenith Trilogy is trashy goodness in its finest form. You know you shouldn’t want it, but by god, do you! It’s highly addictive and I couldn’t put it down; I read it late into the night and way past a healthy time for sleeping.
When reading Sarah MacLean’s books, I find that they’re always hit and miss. Sometimes, they’re incredibly witty and they entertain and make you laugh for hours. I thoroughly enjoyed The Rogue Not Taken and have even read it more than twice. On the other hand, they can be tiresome and draggy with no real direction. I could not finish Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover for this very exact reason.
I went into The Smoke Thieves with very low expectations, mostly because of the rather low rating on Goodreads. But as we well know, ratings aren’t everything. So, when I had the chance to read such a bookstagram favourite, I had to see what the fuss was all about. Also, the whole “A princess, a soldier, a traitor, a hunter and a thief” spiel really pulled me in because it sounded so much like The Breakfast Club. But, as I will find out later, it’s nothing like the classic.
In fact, Geekerella is still the heart-warming, aww-inducing ode to fan culture that I’ve come to love.
I loved Kate much more than I actually loved Onyx & Ivory.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the book. I’ll admit, it was slow to start and it did take me a while before the book really got its claws into me. But the essence of everything is Kate.
I’ll be the first to admit, Wilde in Love, the first instalment of Eloisa James’ new series was pretty tough for me to get into. In fact, I didn’t even finish it; it sits somewhere on my shelf behind all the YA. So, I didn’t go into Too Wilde to Wed with high expectations.
Sky in the Deep did not disappoint but at the same time, it did not live up to my expectations, hence, the four stars instead of five.