My favorite books from the first half of 2017!


Hey! We’re halfway through the year! I’ve read 56 books so far and I ‘m excited to see what I read later this year!

I just the mid-year book freak out tag, which you can click here to see! In that tag I didn’t think I was able to show what my favs have been so I thought I’d dedicate a post for it!

My favorite YA contemporaries have been:

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My favorite young adult fantasy/fiction/dystopian books have been:

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My favorite Adult/Adultish books have been: 

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My favorite New Adult and Middle Grade books have been:

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And that is all! There haven’t been any books I’ve read that I hated this year so far, I don’t think I rated any book lower than 3 stars this year!

Yay! Some of the 3 and a few 4 star books didn’t make it into this post just because they weren’t memorable enough or cause I thought they were okay.

Which books have you read that you loved so far this year?! Do we share any in common?


A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas // Book Review!!!

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Page Number: 624

Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Format Read: Hardcover (Bought)

Goodreads Synopsis:

“Tell me what you see.”
“A world divided in two.”

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

My Thoughts:

Warning: This review is just fangirling basically

Oh my freaking god. This book!!!!

It was so good and my poor emotions!

Okay everything else below this is spoilery!

I had just three problems. The first was that I had a weird Edward, Bella, Jacob feel when Feyre was going back and forth between the Spring and the Night Court. I have no idea why or where it came from but that feeling was there and it bothered me.

And also, I just didn’t like how matchy matchy everyone was at the end. Like it seems that everyone has a partner/mate (except Tamlin) and it’s just too good to be true.

And then the last thing was that ending. It was great, amazing and wonderful, but when Rhysand was like oh actually she’s my high lady…that was not okay. Because the reader didn’t see that happen! It’s fine when that happens in books, when the reader is totally clueless until it happens, like the entire Red Rising Trilogy is basically that, but in ACOMAF, I felt like the whole book was the reader seeing everything and then that last bit that we didn’t see felt out of place.

Now for the fangirling section!

Oh my god. In the first one, everyone was like oh my god Tamlin! And then when I finished I was like, any Rhysand lovers here? And everyone was like nope and I was like okay, fine, we’ll see in ACOMAF and we did and I was like in your face people, I was right!

Can we also just talk about that TENSION between Feyre and Rhysand! That SEXUAL TENSION! When they were in the Court of Nighmares I was just like wooh! And then finally in that cabin when she accepted the food! Oh my god the whole mate accepting the food thing! That was hilarious.

I loved meeting all of the new characters and how Rhysand interacted with them and their back stories and just Rhysand opening up to Feyre.

And that ending! I was kind of expecting that because Sarah J. Maas always does that! Not quite a cliffhanger but such a great setup for the next book!


An amazing sequel that brings out the emotions and leaves you wanting and needing that next book right away!

My Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

Have you read this book!? What did you think!?

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

P.s. Last final tomorrow! Then I get a whole week to myself and then my summer job starts, (At 6:30 in the morning! Agh why am I getting up earlier in the summer than during the school year???)

Golden Son by Pierce Brown // Book Review

Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Publication Date: January 6th, 2015

Publisher: Del Rey

Page Number: 464

Format Read: E-book (Live-brary Borrowed)

Goodreads Synopsis: 

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation.

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.

My Thoughts: 

This is actually a re-read in anticipation for Morning Star, the last book in the trilogy. But I figured since I had a Red Rising review, which you can click here to see, and since I will have a Morning Star review up too, that I should just review this re read anyway.

Pierce Brown continues to amaze me and be the master of plot twists. Honestly, I’ve also learned that I cannot trust anything that happens because it’s never true. Like Darrow always has some kind of plan and don’t cry because he’s going to fix it somehow.

But seriously, that ending though was a brutal cliffhanger. I remember reading it a year ago and just dying, but since I knew what was coming, this time around it was a little more bearable.

One thing that I love about this trilogy is how much romance and love there is, like there’s a lot of shipping going on, but at the same time, there’s like zero romance too. I can honestly count on one hand the amount of times that Darrow and Mustang have kissed. And if you guys know me, I’m a major shipper, I ship a lot. Do I ship Darrow and Mustang? YES! But I can’t focus on that when reading because there are waaaaay too many other things going on. If that made sense…probably not to be honest.

My favorite characters so far have got to be Darrow, Mustang and Sevro obviously, though Victra is growing on me.

Also, what is this book classified as? Is is YA? Or Adult? Cause it’s a very violent trilogy…


Pierce Brown does it again and makes me love this trilogy even more! Amazing book full of twists that will have you throwing your book across the room.

My Rating: 

5 stars out of 5 stars!

Have you read this book!? What did you think!?

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser