Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 Wrap Up!

My Top 5 Books of 2015

As we all know the year is coming to an end and it's only fair that I recognize the top books that really blew me away!

5) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Wow. Wow. Wow. This debut book by Victoria Aveyard was SPECTACULAR. I know I was expecting it to be good, but it was better than I thought. The concept is utterly unique and positively enthralling. I'm pretty sure I would do just about anything for an ARC of Glass Sword. (Hears to waiting and delayed gratification, though.)

4) Ensnared by A.G. Howard
There were far too many concluding books for the year 2015 and Ensnarled was definitely one that made my heart really hurt from knowing that. I was never a major Alice in Wonderland fan until I read these books! Finishing this series was all kinds of painful, but hey, Untamed just came out so i'll still get my Wonderland fix. ;)

3) End of Days by Susan E.E.
I waited and waited and waited for this book. I'm not patient, and when I finally got a hold of it i'm pretty sure I didn't put it down AT ALL. Knowing that this was the last book in the trilogy kind of killed me, but Susan really finished it with a bang and some good action. (Thank God rereads exist.)

2) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

 Alright, so it's only fair that I mention how much I FANGIRLED OVER THIS BOOK. MY GOSH.  ACOTAR was very close to making first place for me. I am in love with these characters and THIS WORLD IS MIND BLOWING. Easily a top read for me this year!

1)   Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas is just killing it this year.  I am completely invested in the world of Celaena Sardothien. Queen of Shadows was by far my favorite book of 2015, I still can't think of all of the amazing words that could describe this book- but it's my MVP, and #1 for this year!  It was the star of my book tree, too!  Plus, what other book would I take selfies with? 

Happy New Years, Readers! Hope it's one full of happiness, completed goals, and books.

Stay Drunk... on Books,


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Demons in Disguise

Demons in Disguise

By: A&E Kirk

Rating: 4 Wine Glasses

  This series is seriously underrated.

I’ve been thinking this from the moment I finished the first book and it still echoes in my thoughts even now that I’m done with the third one. I don’t feel like enough people are aware of just how FAN-FREAKING-FASTIC this series is…and that kind of makes me slightly upset. I know writing a review won’t make this series blow up over the country, but I just want people to be aware of just how much they are missing out on by not reading it.

I’m utterly engrossed in the character that is Aurora Lahey.  She has been the ultimate reason for me loving this series as much as I do. Loving the main character is so incredibly important and A&E Kirk made it absolutely impossible to hate this one. She’s relatable, she has spunk, she’s slightly awkward and incredibly clumsy - so yeah, I kind of feel like Aurora and I would hit it off really well.

 I’ve been hexed by the lovely hex boys.

The Hex boys are just another reason that I am so in love with this series. This group of guys are all so different, that just reading about how they interact and deal with each other is hilarious. I’ve obviously become a bit more attached to a few of them * cough* Ayden, Matthias *cough * but trust me when I say that I care deeply for all of them. There friendship is something that you can’t help but admire.

Now, you know how there are some books where you’re just like, “ Where the heck is this kids family? Well, I’m so happy to inform you that A&E Kirk make sure you’re aware this girl does in fact have a living breathing family- plus they are a hilarious group of people. I can’t get over half of the scenes that happen with her siblings. Usually families somehow are an issue in writing, but A&E Kirk made the family not only fit into Aurora life but also really expanded on it in a positive way.

The plot for this book was a bit different from the first two, we had a new- very important- character introduced…and let me just say. WOW. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to jump ship like this for any other book than Heir of Fire, so this guy was just that well done. I don’t know how this is going to affect the next book, but I’m slightly dying inside from not knowing. He MADE this book for me. If there was a book MVP award he would win. (Right next to Aurora, of course). It got to a point where I was just like, “He needs to be around all the time, if he leaves he needs to be back in 5 pages because withdrawal is real.”

This book just solidified how positive I am that this series is too good to not be in every ones hand now. I can’t speak highly enough on how much I’ve fallen for not only the fantastic plot, but these character that are sure to pull you in and keep you for good.