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Thursday, December 28, 2017

A COURT OF WINGS and RUIN by Sarah J. Maas / Book Review #ACOWAR

By: Sarah J. Maas
Published by: Bloomsbury
Released on: May 2nd, 2017
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
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Rating:4 stars 
Source: purchased book 

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

What an ending! Talk about a thrilling, action fueled, romance packed read. This was the ending I had hoped for. Maas gave me everything I had wanted, and have come to except in this series, including characters and a world I don't want to say good bye to just yet. 

Feyre's story has come full circle, and I've loved seeing her grow into the character she is now. One of the things I liked about this book is the role Feyre's sisters play as well. While Feyre is still the main character, there's a lot of side story with her sisters. It added an interesting element to the story. I found myself wanting to know more about them, which thankfully we do as the story continues. 

The romance is scorching in this book. Rhys and Feyre may have had me blushing a few times. I absolutely love these two together. They are stronger than they've been. I really admire how Rhys's respects Feyre. He allows her to be the strong person she is, and never deters her from being anything but what she wants to be. I've loved that about him. 

There's so much that happens in this book. Having said that, there wasn't anything in the book that I felt was added just because. Everything and everyone has a purpose for being in the story. I loved that, because all too often in a big book like this, things are thrown in that really don't add anything to the overall story. I liked how everything played out with getting to know the characters and seeing how things turn out in the end. 

I felt Feyre's story wrapped up the only way it could have. It was perfect for her.  I will say, I'm not ready to be done with this world and it's characters just yet. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more books that take place within this world.

* Like the previous book in the series, this one has adult content in it, including sexual and sensual scenes, making it one I'd recommend to older YA readers and adult readers. 

Our Top 10 Most Anticipated 2018 YA Releases #MMs17Favs

We're continuing our 2017 Mundie Moms favorites count down this week on the blog. Today's post is our most anticipated 2018 releases. There are a lot of books coming out this next year that we can not wait to read. Keeping our lists small was extremely hard. We may or may not have already pre-ordered all of the books on our lists.... For the sake of a short post, we narrowed out lists down to ten. Check out more most anticipated 2018 releases below:


  1. Hero of the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton, 3/6/18, Viking 
  2. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller, 2/27/18, Feiwel & Friends
  3. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare, 12/4/18, McElderry Books
  4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, 1/2/18, Little Brown 
  5. These Rebel Waves by Sarah Raasch, 8/7/18, Balzer + Bray
  6. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi, 3/6/18, Harper
  7. Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes, 2/6/18, Razorbill 
  8. The Defiant by Lesley Livingston, 1/23/18, Razorbill
  9. Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, 2/13/18, Tor Teen
  10. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian, 4/24/18, Delacorte 
  11. Furyborn by Claire Legrand, 5/22/18, SourceBooks
  12. A Reaper At The Gates by Sabaa Tahir, 6/12/18, Razorbill


  1. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
  2. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  3. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  4. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  5. Obisdio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  6. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  7. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  8. From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon
  9. Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli
  10. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
There are so many books we can not wait to read it in 2018. What are some of your most anticipated 2018 releases?