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ACOTAR discussion 

There is a crap ton of hype around this series. If you are a member of the book community, whether on bookstagram, booktube, booklr, or WordPress, then you have definitely heard of this series by Sarah J Maas. Heck, even if you aren’t a part of the book community, with the recent ‘A court of wings and ruin’ release, you have probably heard of this book series. Unless you live under a rock. I am a daily user of bookstagram and my feed was constantly spammed with pictures of this book, and since I am a HUGE fan of Sarah’s other series, Throne of glass, I finally gave into the hype and bought this book.

So obviously, I had very high expectations going but this book and I am happy to say that it lived up to most of them.

So for starters, I fell in love with the story line of this book and the re-telling of beauty and the beast. I didn’t understand how it was a re-telling until near the end of the book but when everything clicked in my mind and all made sense, it made me love the story even more. I love the characters in the book. I think that Feyre is such a great leading lady in the sense that she is smart, funny and brave. She was so courageous and bad-ass under the mountain and she is just so admirable. I loved Tamlin at first, and I shipped Feyre and Tamlin so hard, but then Rhys came along on fire night and… well. I got really confused. And now, having finished the book, I still don’t know who to ship.

I think that the hype around this book is very well deserved. I didn’t like ACOTAR as much as I like Throne of glass but it is definitely an incredible first book in the series and I can’t wait to start reading a court of mist and fury. I can’t wait to see what happens next and how the story line and the characters evolve. Plus, I’ve heard that the second book is actually better than the first. I think that Sarah, as usual, has created an absolutely stunning high fantasy world that you can’t help but fall in love with. She makes the characters so loveable and then setting of prythian is gorgeous. If the hype around this book hasn’t already drove you to read this book then I seriously recommend it­čî╣

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Breaking Silence book review (spoiler free)

A Spoiler Free Book Review of Breaking Silence by Karen Langtree

The Synopsis:

‘Having escaped from a high security detention centre, the last thing Silence Hunter expects to run into is a girl, threatening him with a knife. Her name is Chas. Forced to flee together, they find themselves caught up in a quest to unearth the truth and outrun their pursuers. Chas and Si must fight for their lives as their past threatens to consume them’

I met Karen Langtree at Waterstones a while back and I bought a copy of Breaking Silence, which she signed for me. I wanted to write a review for this book that I think will give it justice. I finished the book and I am absolutely in love with it. I can’t wait for Breaking Lies(The second book in the trilogy). I have a few things that I wanted to mention about this book. First thing is the characters. I adore all of the characters in this book. The first character that I want to talk about is Si, who I love very much. Si is the leading male protagonist in the book and he is incredibly written, perfectly described and I fell in love with him straight away. I love the way that even though his life is constantly in danger, he still manages to be slightly goofy and very sarcastic. I think that one of my favourite moments from Si was when he threw up on his enemy and smiled sarcastically at him, or that time that he was strapped to a table in front of a screen, potentially about to be tortured, and he asked the guy who captured him “so are we watching a movie then?”. I just think that Si is such a funny and sarcastic character(I love sarcastic people) and he always manages to lighten the mood no matter the situation. ┬áChas is a character that, as a teen aged girl, I found very easy to relate to. She sought of reminds me of my self actually. The way that she is serious when she needs to be but is still sarcastic and cheeky, the way that she rolls her eyes a lot, the way that she finds it difficult to trust new people, and the way that she is more mature than anyone around her. My favourite moment from Chas was when she was sleeping in the car and Si heard a noise on the roof, and Chas told him, without even opening her eyes, that it was a bird. I’m not sure why, I just find that scene amusing.┬áI love the character development through out the book. I got to see little Ben come out of his shell, I got to see Chas and Si begin to rely on each other and I got to see the 3 of them come together in a small, messed up family. The book was packed with action from start to finish and I was literally hooked by the first sentence. I physically couldn’t put this book down, and when I did it was either because it was two o’clock in the morning and I physically keep my eyes open any longer, or because I had to go to school. This book was so unpredictable and full of plot twists. Every time that I thought the characters were safe, they came across a new threat. Breaking Silence was also an emotional roller coaster ride at times and there was a lot of parts where I was very close to crying. There was one part that had me distraught and I had to blink away my tears in school. One of the things that made me really sad in this book was that because it is set in the future, everyone reads on their tablets instead of owning physical books, and a future without books is a future that I wouldn’t want to live in. I also wanted to say, that since I live in the UK and the book was set in the UK, I felt as though I could relate to the book more than any other book that I have read before and it made me feel more involved and closer to the story and the characters. I also wanted to say that some of the plot twists in this book was incredible and I didn’t see half of them coming. I sat their with my jaw dropped and my eyes wide for a whole 5 minutes after reading one part. I also couldn’t bring myself to trust any of the new characters introduced during the story.┬á

Overall, I think that this book deserves so much praise and I want it to get the attention that it deserves. You can purchase a signed copy of breaking silence of Karen Langtree’s website, which is http://www.karenlangtree.com