Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser || Book Review

I have many feelings about this book while also having none at the same time.

The Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser follows a sailer named Caro who is tasked with delivering cargo to the north. Within less that 24 hours she manages to break her contract and make things approximately 98% more difficult for everyone.

I really did enjoy the beginning and middle of this book, unfortunately the end was a really big let down for me. During the final 10% of the book, I came close to dnfing the book, which is insane seeing I already had the majority of it done.

Although this book was by far the most predictable I have ever read, I enjoyed the plot. I do wish that the story was a little more fleshed out and not as rushed. It seemed to be jumping from one thing to another with no time to process. With that said, if you are looking for a really quick read, this one would be a wonderful option.

The characters did bug me a tad but it wasn’t over there personalities, it was just because of the way they acted to the very predictable things that happened. Actually strike all that Caro frustrated me 70% of the time by doing the dumbest things. She literally points out that her father says to always read a contract twice… what does she do? SHE DOESN’T READ IT AT ALL. Caro then proceeds to say that she sound have read it. LIKE YEAH CARO YOU SHOULD HAVE!!!

I would say the first 300 pages of this book is a solid 3/5 stars and the final 75 probably somewhere between 0-2 stars. However, I do hope to one day have enough time to go back and read this book again.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

My goodread’s review can be found here

Until next time,


Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas || Book Review

My Throne of Glass reread is officially over!!! I loved every single moment of this reread and will most likely be completing it again next year before the final book makes it was into my hands.

This series as a whole constantly has me on my toes and racing (and I mean racing) to find out what happens next. Sarah J Maas actually blows my mind away with her writing. If you wouldn’t mind, could you please tell me how it is possible for someone to be this talented at writing???

Empire of Storms especially, but the rest of the series as well, shows just how much effort Sarah J Maas put into this series. There are so many simple and yet so complex details that are put throughout the story that are overlooked and then three books later you are left going “OMG THAT IS WHAT THAT THING MEANT HOW COULD I BE SO STUPID? HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT???”

I do remember reading this book for the first time and hearing a lot of people say that they did not feel connected to Celaena as much as they had been in previous books. I however, feel that this was because there were so many plot lines twisting into each other. This is the book were everything clicks into place.  Although, to be far, there is still a lot more to happen. I do understand why people felt disconnected. It’s because Celaena throughout this book is keeping secrets, massive secrets, and as readers we are meant to feel excluded from these until Celaena pops up out of no where and leaves you saying “OMG THAT IS WHAT THAT THING MEANT HOW COULD I BE SO STUPID? HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT???”

There are so many ships in this book it’s impossible for you not to like one of them. Seriously though, there are so many opportunities for you to jump onboard one of the ships and say goodbye to your social life forever. (Or you could actually go on one of the ships, like boat ships, cause there are plenty of those in this book as well.) From my original read I was mainly team Rowan and Celaena as well as Aedion and Lysandra. But now I have also joined Elide and Lorcan plus Elide and Manon. No Dorian just yet because it kind of felt forced to me, but Dorian and Chaol will always live on forever in my heart.

And that my friends if my 11:53pm review of Empire of Storms, have you read this book? What did you think?? If you ever want to have an in depth conversation about this book or any other feel free to message me on bookstagram

My goodread’s review is here if you want to check it out.

Until next time,

October TBR

It’s almost Halloween and you know what that means??? It’s almost Christmas!!!! (which by the way is my favourite event ever (I love it more than my birthday))

Quick but funny story: In my house there are four seasons, not summer, winter, spirng, autumn, no, we have: Christmas, after Christmas, not Christmas and leading up to Christmas.

Christmas consist of Christmas. After Christmas consist of Christmas songs and discussions of how long we can keep the tree up for. Not Christmas consist of the occasional Christmas song and thinking of when it is a good time to draw secret santa names (this year it was August). Leading up to Christmas consist of putting up the tree, Christmas songs and yelling ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

Back to the October TBR. I figured this month I should just keep it short and sweet with four books.

  1. Now I Rise [Kristen White]
  2. Dividing Eden [Joelle Charbonneau]
  3. Chimera [C.D Bell]
  4. Starborn [Lucy Hounson]

Looking at the list now I see that this month is the month of review-copy books (except Now I Rise). I’m so excited now to see what these books are like.

What are you reading this month?
Until next time,

Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J Maas || Book Review

My Throne of Glass reread is nearly coming to an end and I am so incredibly glad I did reread these books because I am so pumped for Tower of Dawn now it isn’t funny.

There will be no spoilers about QoS in this review however, I cannot say the same for the first three books in the Throne of Glass series. (You have been warned)

The first 60 pages of this book were a little hard for me to get into because I knew all the sneaky plans that take place later on in the book. However, once I pushed pass this, I realised I was an idiot for thinking this book is all planning when in reality it is getting a hell of a lot of things done.

Originally I did not enjoy Manon’s or Elide’s chapters within this book. However, with the reread I was fully immersed in their chapters. I found out so many things that were so blatantly obvious, I am kind of disappointed with myself for not noticing the first time I read the book.

That brings me to the characters, this reread has 110% made me like them all better. To be fair though, before this reread Celaena, Rowan, Aedion and Lysandra were the only characters I cared about. And even then it was only Lysandra. But…. I love them all know including Lorcan. There is a lot of character development in this book which was so intense and creative.

The writing was so good in this book, I cannot even deal. I was literally racing through to finish this book and avoiding so much study and assignments to get it done.

As for the plot, I did find it enjoyable although there was one of Manon’s chapters I think were I found myself just reading the dialog.

My goodread’s review can be found here,

Have you read this series? What do you think?

Until next time,

Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin || Book Review

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I reviewed Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin, if not, know you know. However, that was the wattpad version of the story and this time, I have actually read the final copy which was recently released on the 5th of September.

This book is one of my favourite reads of this year and is a lovely contemporary when you need an easy read. Chasing Red has many cute scenes throughout the novel which will have you shipping almost all the characters with someone.

Not only is this book full of romance, there is also plenty of drama and betrayal. Mostly surrounding jealousy and characters family situations.

I love how every character in this story is well thought out and has a different backstory. Throughout the novel, it is clear to see how character’s childhood’s have shaped them into who they are now.

Chasing Red is the first of two novels in the Red Series by Isabelle Ronin. The second book, Always Red, will be out this November. I know so soon. This is because the wattpad story has been split into two separate books with additional scenes.

There isn’t a massive difference between the wattpad story and the final copy. But the additional scenes really help for connecting with the characters and seeing their growth throughout their lives.

Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin is a novel I will forever want to read and can see myself rereading time and time again.

I was lucky enough to receive an ebook copy of this book through netgalley, however, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

My goodread’s review can be found here

Until next time,

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas || Book Review

In advanced this review will not contain any spoilers what so ever, however, I suggest not reading further if you have not read Queen of Shadows.

 “you must enter where you fear to tread” 

There are so many things I need to say about Tower of Dawn, I’m not entirely sure where to start. This book was not at all what I expected it to be and I am so glad for it.

Tower of Dawn is perfectly paced and is able to explain and explore so many things, which I believe can only be described as pure brilliance. The Throne of Glass world has gotten a whole lot wider and the history so much more interesting. I already know they final book next year will be one to look out for.

I’m pleading that Sarah J Maas will set more books in this world. Even if they are not with these characters, I would rather enjoy a book series about the first Demon War.

As you have probably already noticed in this series, the point of view often changes although all are still told in third-person. One of the main reasons I enjoyed this book so much, was because we get the chance to focus on a smaller group of characters. Only three points of view are followed and I found all of this very intriguing. Although, to be completely honest, at one point I was begging for less of one character and more of another but that is just because I was defending my favourite character and clearly wanted more of them.

I would not describe this book as an epic adventure with heaps of daring sword fights ect, but I never expected it to be like that anyways. This book was focused on healing not just physical wounds but mental ones as well for all characters. Along with this, a hell of a lot of discovery goes down. All of which makes this book soooooooooooo much more important to this series.

Instead, I would describe this book like I describe a lot of others, a nice read. Tower of Dawn is honestly such a nice read and had me reading every moment I was awake. (I’m so proud of myself, I finished this book in just over 24 hours).

I really would like to say more but I am rather scared I will spoil something and then someone would hunt me down. So I end this review here.

My goodreads review can be found here.

My hopes and dreams for Tower of Dawn can be found here (I wrote this before I read the book so please do not think any of it to be true)

If you have read this book please please please dm here on instagram so I can express all my thoughts.

Until next time,

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas || Book Review

A lot of things went down in Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas, however, I recommend that if you have not read Crown of Midnight, Throne of Glass or The Assassin’s Blade, that you do not read my review as I might have some minor spoilers for those books.

The one thing I can say about the Throne of Glass series, is that there is never a dull moment, the writing is always page turning and attention grabbing. When I first read Heir of Fire, there was a new character’s perspective who I did not completely enjoy, Manon’s. However, with this second read of mine, I found her parts of the story fairly interesting.

I think the first time I read Heir of Fire I was in too much of a hurry and wanted to focus more on Celaena. Heir of Fire tends to share the pages between the characters rather than purely focus on Celaena as the previous books tended to do. But the other characters never bored me.

The world is explored throughout this book and Celaena’s past is poured out onto the page in a way that will have you reaching for a tissue while also standing behind her and chanting for her to take her life into her own hands.

Dorian takes a major character arc in this book, especially in the last 100 pages or so. In fact, a lot of characters have major arcs in this book. Which all impressed me.

My goodreads review is here,

until next time,