Thursday, 30 October 2014

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Series: The Mortal Instruments, Book Five
Publisher: Walker Books
Format: Paperback
Published8th May 2012
Number of Pages: 560
Book: Bought
Genre: Dark Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Action-Adventure, YA
Recommended Age: 12+
Contains: Violence, Drinking, Death, Faerie Drugs, Swearing
No Alcohol References
Author's Blog: Cassandra Clare

WARNING: This Will Be A Rambly And Long Review From A Crazy Fangirl.  Said Fangirl Has Tried To Cut This Review Down.  She Has Failed.  Miserably.
Oh, And There Will Be Spoilers.
You Have Been Warned.

Jace is now a servant of evil, bound for all eternity to Sebastian.  Only a small band of Shadowhunters believe he can be saved.  To do this, they must defy the Clave.  And they must act without Clary.  For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone.  The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul.
Clary is willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him?  Or is he truly lost?
What price is too high to pay, even for love?

We’ll start with a little rambling, before the spoilers (and more rambling) begins…
City of Lost Souls is engrossing, all consuming.  I left the house without it and nearly went stark raving insane wondering what would happen next.  It's one of those books that you simply can't put down without going round the bend!  If you're planning on reading any book in this series, make sure you clear out a whole day or two so you can read it without distractions!  Or, unlike stupid ol' me, DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!!
Spoilers begin now…
"Kill me, little sister.  Kill me, and you kill Jace, too..."
Jace Wayland disappeared the night Lilith died – along with her and Valentine's son Sebastian, the boy with ebony eyes and demon blood in his veins. 
The Clave has been searching for them ever since and Clary has almost killed herself with worry.  She thinks she's imagined the worse until she runs into Jace and Sebastian. 
And sees that Jace... isn't her Jace anymore.  He's evil, bound to Sebastian forever. 
Everyone thinks he's beyond saving.  Believes he's evil now too. 
Apart from the ones closest to him, the ones willing to do anything to get their Jace back.  Even if it means breaking every single rule ever made
Or, in Clary's case, risking her life to get more information, risking Jace's soul, as she tries to find a way to bring him back to her...
Y'know how you pick up a book cause you can't sleep and want to find out how it starts, and then end up reading two hundred odd pages and stay up til three AM?  CoLSSo that book.  Really I should have known better; after all, Clare has kept me reading way into the night before.  Really I only have myself to blame, thinking I would be able to stop reading a book with Jace Wayland and Magnus Bane and Simon Lewis in for any other reason than I was about to pass out from exhaustion.  Stupid Meg!  But, man, was it worth it!  I couldn't put it down (lack of sleep fainting aside) and was totally absorbed and invested in the plot and characters.  This series will never get old to me, not when there are so many wonderfully snarky characters and such a kickass world I've already got my bags packed, ready to move there like right now!  But how, how, how am I meant to wait months and months and months for the next book?!  Damn stupid waiting!  I need more: NOW!!
The characters…  I’m sorry, but I warned you about the rambling, people…
Jace, even with your evil on you are utterly irresistible.  And seeing Izzie's memories of Jace as a kid – just break my heart why don't you!  I love Jace so much – even twisted Jace.  But is it wrong that I love the not-Jace?  He still has the snark and wit...
Oh, who cares.  That boy is darn irresistible. 
Clary Fray...  I like Clary, I really do.  But are you an idiot?!  C'mon, self-destructive much?  Still, I love how much tougher and kickass she's gotten, how awesome she is at fighting.  Well done Clary!  But she was selfish.  Clary, Clary, Clary.  Why, why, oh why did you have to become one of those girls?
Magnus Bane, oh, how I love you!  He is so cute and funny and eccentric and just so... Magnus!  He is just my favourite!  He makes me giggle and he really brought humour into otherwise crappy situations.  He himself said that he was "not a hero", but he loved Alec enough to stay and fight.  I love him so much for that. 
And Simon, oh how I adore you!  Sweet, loving, warm, so, so human Simon who is just the best-hearted person in the whole book.  He’s really the hero of the story, the one who was pure and sweet and good and... well, I just love my "Warrior of Heaven"!
I love Izzy, the fierceness and how she's totally independent, would do anything to help the ones she loved.  She may look cold and hard, but she's so vulnerable inside, beneath the hard-ass-ness of her – and beneath the whip, too!
Oh, Alec!  I love you so much but don’t do that!  Stupidity aside, my heart broke to see how horrid the other Shadowhunters treated him – they aren’t open-minded when it comes to sexuality…
Sebastian...  I hate him!  He is an even better villain than Valentine – meaning, he's even MORE dreadful!  He has such believable motivations and reasons for his craziness – but don’t think that I don’t want to jump into the book and muder him dead!  He was truly intriguing and terrifying!
I adore all of the characters in this book, but I just loved how some of the more minor characters got starring roles in this.  I loved getting to know some of the characters I didn't really know that well before.  Maryse Lightwood really came through for me: how much she loved Jace just really made me warm to her.  I loved Simon's sister Becky: she was so sweet and added a perfect feel to the story.  
And I love the couples in this book.  Simon and Izzie were perfect, even if they weren't exactly 'official'.  Jace and Clary I've always loved 'cause they belong together.  But Magnus and Alec were my all-time favourite.  They were PERFECT!  And so darn cute! If they don't work out, I will cry my eyes out.  I'm warning you two!  The 'bromance' between Sebastian and the not-Jace was intriguing.  I hated what Sebastian had done to Jace, but their banter made me laugh nonetheless!
Oh and how the hell does Clare write in the way that makes me unable – like, physically unable – to put down her books?  How does she make me feel like I'm right there in the world, with all the others, like I'm a Shadowhunter too and there for the action?  I've decided how.  Cassandra Clare is MAGIC
And COLS may have had the best plot of the series.  It was just non-stop and super-fast, and I loved how some of my favourite minor-ish characters got their own chunk of the story line. COLS was just jam-packed with subplots and suspense.  It was addictive and could so easily have been confusing, but it just wasn't.  However, the problem with following many various characters' stories is that there will inevitably be some you don't like as much and some you to find and carry on with their story.  Though they grew on me, the ones I wasn't so excited about were Maia and Jordan.  The ones I skipped for?  Always Jace and Clary.  And also Magnus and Alec.  And Simon and Izzie.  It's not that I didn't like the Jordan-Maia scenes, some were actually pretty hot, just that I didn't feel as connected to them, as fond of them.  Nonetheless, this book addictive!  It was fast-paced and exciting and absorbing.  Perfection! 
And God, I wanna move to this world.  Like, so bad it's driving me insane!  I wanna be a Shadowhunter, have a Seraph blade and kick demon butt!  Book Fairy, PLEASE let me wish my way into this world!  PLEASE!
It's honestly crazy how much I love this series.  If you ask me, it just keeps on getting better and better.  I know there are fans who disagree, but I love it so, so much.  I guess those are the ones who thought it was just a trilogy and never thought more books would come out.  I always thought it was a series and read it as such.  I just adore everything about this series – and this book. 
Sure, there were not-so-good bits, but the story and characters and world just outshine everything and anything.  It's almost intoxicating.  God, I love it...  But, WHY, WHY, WHY must I wait a year for the next book!?!?!  I'm going to go insane!
Ok, I could go on and on and on about this book – well, more than I already have.  I loved it so much I'm not sure if all my rambling has even done this incredible book justice.  I loved it do much I couldn't put it down, couldn't stop reading until I passed out from exhaustion.  And now I've begun the rambling again...  What I was trying to say was that this book, this amazing, pure awesome book, is so good I can't even tell you.  So all I'm gonna say is read it.  Read the series – PLEASE.  I know you'll love them just as much as me – how COULDN'T you?!  So please, even if you're sick of paranormals or don't like them, please, please, please read these.  I'll love you forever if you do!

Star Rating:
5 Out of 5

Read this book if you liked:
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rephaim by Paula Weston
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Series: Blue Bloods, Book One
Publisher: Atom
Format: Paperback
Published22nd February 2010
Number of Pages: 336
Book: Bought
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Urban Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Suspense, Action Adventure, YA, YA-Adult Crossover
Recommended Age: 14+
Contains: Violence, Death, Swearing, Smoking, Alcohol, Drug and Sexual References
Author's Site: Melissa de la Cruz

Blurb From Amazon: 
They're Young, Fabulous and Fanged…
And they rule Manhattan from the trendy uptown clubs to the downtown boutiques. Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fit in at her exclusive prep school - she's more of a vintage than a Versace girl - but all that's about to change…
Because Schuyler has just found out she's a Blue Blood. The Blue Bloods are the city's glamorous - and secret - vampire elite. They're young, beautiful and powerful. But now they're being murdered. And Schuyler must find out who - or what - is behind it before she's next.

“You are the newest Blue Bloods.  Today is your induction into your secret history.  Welcome to your new life…"
Schuyler Van Alen goes to the prestigious Duchesne School – a school full of socialites and the ridiculously wealthy.  But even though the Van Alen family is so deeply intertwined with Manhattan history the two are indistinguishable, Schuyler has always felt like an outsider in her society.  
But, as it turns out, she's part of a group of outsiders.  A group of gorgeous, rich and powerful vampire elitists.
Schuyler is a Blue Blood – a vampire.  She's immortal – she will never die.  Understandably, it's a lot to take in.
Taking it all in gets a lot harder when the fellow Blue Blood and super-rich-and-popular Jack Force reveals that Blue Bloods – who, according to The Committee, cannot be killed; by anyone or anything – are being murdered.  Forever.   With no returning.
Something is hunting the Blue Bloods – an old and ancient foe that no one, especially The Committee, want to admit exists.  And it's hunting Schuyler now. 
Nothing is as it first seems.  No one are how they first seem to be.  And no Blue Blood is safe...
Man, I love this book!  I don't know what it is – it is just totally addictive!  And so original!  I absolutely adored the vampire lore – and my taste of high-society-American-life.  And all the mystery: damn, it was hooking!  Blue Bloods was like Gossip Girl meets Vampire Diaries meets CSI.  Awesome!  
And damn do I want to be a Blue Blood!  It’s just all so very cool!  Well, aside from crazies stalking them and blood lust and whatever...  And the weird twinny-thingy.  Still.  Minor technicalities…
Onto Schuyler...  I liked Sky.  She was weird, unique and wonderfully odd – oh, and funny, sweet and brave, too.  But mostly awesomely weird.  I like weird.  And I like a girl who always, always sticks to her guns – and Sky never backed down, not ever.  She was awesome.
Oh, and her best friend Oliver was brilliant too – he was such a sweetie.  But what is it with best friends crushing on other best friends who don't return their crush?  Seriously, people: what's with that?!  Even so, I loved Oliver.
I loved Jack too.  He was... yum.  Sure, he was very very easily manipulated (damn, his twin was evil!) but I still liked him a lot – he was so... noble, almost.  I guess that's what immortality does to you.  I'm intrigued about where he’ll go next.  But that bond with his sister?  Freaky with a capital F…  It also didn't help that I really wasn't overly keen on Mimi.  I just didn't like the girl – she was too reckless, too cold, too... Mimi.
But now I just have to gush about this world!  I mean, the vampire lore is some of the coolest and most original I've ever come across – I just gobbled it up!  And I so wanna be a Blue Blood!  The mythology is all so rich and detailed and wonderfully built up: I loved it and totally believed everything.  But onto the more... upper-class-ish side of the world building...
Now, as a total fashion bimbo, I must say that I don't get all the designer brand stuff.  So I will admit that the extensive name dropping and clothes description wasn't my favourite part of the story.  But then I was like, ‘Hey.  This is a book about the one-percenters and to them, this stuff is every day.’  The lavishness of everything just added to the high society atmosphere and made me feel, for a bit anyways, like a hot, fanged, rich-rich-rich girl with designer everything and immortality to boot! 
Seriously, can I be a Blue Blood?  
I found de la Cruz's writing irresistible.  It was so gorgeous and so utterly hooking.  I liked how we got to see from lots of people's perspectives, even if sometimes I wasn't overly sure whose head I was in at the time (it jumped occasionally within sections, which threw me a bit at times).  But even so: so utterly gorgeous.  
And as for the whole mystery, plot-line side: hot damn, it was awesome!  It was a little slow to begin with, but the suspense...  Well, it just built from the word go.  I was tugged right into the heart of the mystery, totally hooked and absorbed.  I could not stop reading – not  for anything.  And if anyone had tried to take my book away whilst I was reading...  Well, I would've ripped their arm off to get it back: I simply had to continue reading and I just had to know how everything ended.  And I must say, I was surprised by a lot of the twists.  Not all of them, but some.
So, if you haven't read Blue Bloods and are looking for an utterly different and unique take of vampires, this is for you.  But here's a little warning: you will not be able to put this book down no matter how hard you try, so don't expect to get much else done the day you read it.  God knows I didn't.  But don't say I didn't warn you guys: you will want to read it in one sitting and you will be dying to pick up Masquerade the second you put Blue Bloods down.
Speaking of, where the heck have I put my copy of Masquerade?  I simply must know what happens next!  I gots to know, people!  
What can I say?  I'm utterly hooked.

Star Rating:
4 Out of 5

Read this book if you liked:
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Angel by L.A. Weatherly
Rephaim by Paula Weston
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Happy Reading

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Series: Study, Book One
Publisher: Mira
Format: Paperback
Published: 21st September 2007
Number of Pages: 416
Book: Bought
Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Romance, Mystery, Suspense, Action-Adventure, YA
Recommended Age: 13+
Contains: Violence, Death, Alcohol and Sexual Assault/Torture References
No Drug References
Author's Site: Maria V. Snyder

Blurb from Goodreads:
A quick death
Or slow poison...
Yelena has a choice – be executed for murder, or become food taster to the Commander of Ixia. She leaps at the chance for survival, but her relief may be short-lived.
Life in the palace is full of hazards and secrets. Wily and smart, Yelena must learn to identify poisons before they kill her, recognise whom she can trust and how to spy on those she can’t. And who is the mysterious Southern sorceress who can reach into her head?
When Yelena realises she has extraordinary powers of her own, she faces a whole new problem, for using magic in Ixia is punishable by death...

"To Yelena, our newest food tester.  May you last longer than your predecessor…"
Ixia is a military state, run by the Commander.  It is split into eight Military Districts, each ruled by a General.  This is Yelena's world.
Yelena is in prison, awaiting her hanging.  She's there because she killed the son of one of Ixia's Generals.  A life for a life.  Her death is imminent - any day now.
And then she's summoned.  At first she thinks they've scheduled the hanging.  
She's wrong.
She's called in by Valek, one of the Commander's most loyal advisors, person security chief and leader of the intelligence network of Ixia.  And she's offered a chance.  A chance to live.  
She can either become the Commander's food taster and risk her life every day, or she can die right now.
Yelena is no fool.  She would rather live in fear of poison than die from the hangman's noose.
But the poison might not kill her.  She's trapped in a whole new world, one where she doesn't know who to trust, who will try to kill her next, and one where a powerful southern magician is after her.  When Yelena discovers her own hidden gifts, life becomes even more dangerous than it ever was.  Every way she looks, every possible path she could take, seems to end in death.
What do you choose when the only choice is to die...?
I adore Maria V. Synder.  The woman is a freaking legend.  Literally everything she writes is pure gold.  Her fantasies are some of the best I've ever come across.  And her Yelena Zaltana series is one of my favourites.  Partly due to the world.  Partly due to the characters.  A large part due to the amazing Yelena.  And partly - ok, mostly - because of Valek.  I have a minor crush on Valek...  But seriously.  This is my second read of Poison Study and I still love it just as much – was still just as hooked!  It is one hell of a book – with one hell of a book boyfriend living within!
God, all of Snyder's characters rock.  They are all just so very real and awesome and complex and hard to judge!  And I love or hate them to absolute pieces.  As in, I either want to hug-slash-marry them or cut them in half!
Yelena is everything you could possibly want in your leading gal: tough, strong, smart, resourceful and damaged in a way that makes her even more vulnerable and hard at the same time.  She was really kind of ruthless – so dangerous – and yet she was also one of the sweetest people ever.
And then Valek.  Oh, Valek.  You are so wonderfully complex and so completely irresistible.  I loved trying to figure him out - and seeing that sweeter side of him!  And an artist too... a damaged, bad-boy assassin-artist.  Excuse me while I swoon!
I absolutely adored Janco and Ari – they killed me!  They had to be two of my favourites in the book, barring Yelena and my dear Valek.  They were just so funny!  Then again, I did have a wee bit of a soft spot for Rand – he was sweet, though I wasn't so keen on his moodiness and emotional instability.  Then again, it was all understandable really...  I also liked Maren: she was totally fierce!  And the Commander...  For the longest time, I didn't know what to do with him.  But he was so so much more than meets the eye – his secret was genius and made me so proud of him, he was just so strong and so brave.  
But I hated Reyad so so much.  I was slightly put off by the fact that Yelena had killed someone for a reason no one seemed to know.  And then, slowly, we found out why.  And I hated Reyad's guts.  I could literally murder him dead dead dead.  He was horrible – the devil.  I could have strangled him!  How could he do that to Yelena?  How could anyone do that to another person?!  Wasn't so keen about the surviving baddies either: Grr...
The relationships were brilliant.  I especially loved the romantic one between Valek and Yelena.  It wasn't instalove.  It wasn't instahate.  The relationship was slow and sweet, with each earning the other's trust little by little as their bond bloomed and grew.  I loved every single moment they spend together and am just aching for more Yelena-and-Valek moments!  I also, however, loved Yelena's friendship with Janco and Ari – it was so funny!  I wish I had big brothers like them! 
Maria's world building is literally second to none.  Each and every one of her worlds are incredible, intricate, complex and beautifully created.  They honestly take my breath away.  Study's world could not be more real if Maria V. Snyder wrote a million-page book just on this very world (which I would still read, by the way).  And I loved how she described it – much like Bardugo's writing, this world wasn't heavy.  There wasn't infuriating over-description: more than enough details for technocolour but not enough that my head began to hurt.  
And there was literally always something going on in this book – there wasn't a single dull moment anywhere!  There was always a conspiracy or a mystery or spying or fighting or bone-melting romantic suspense scenes.  Many of the events in the plot I just did not see coming.  I loved every single twist: absolutely loved them all.  And I liked that people died.  That sounds so twisted, but I always find a death or two is more realistic...  Man, I need help...
Sometimes you just need to read the first few pages of a book to know that it's special.  In my opinion, Poison Study is that book: I knew by the second chapter that it would be a five star read – and it only got better from there!  It may be a book about magic but it has a magic of its very own.  It completely bewitched me, having me up until three in the morning to finish and then immediately ordering the next book.  If only I hadn't had exams when I first read it: I could have read the entire series three times over by now – and still wouldn't've had enough of it all and of Valek!
A book full of magic, spies, treachery, murder, friendship, passion and a bit more magic, Poison Study is something The Book Addicted Girl recommends one-hundred-percent with all of her heart, be you a high fantasy lover or a contemp queen.  Read it.  You'll love it.  Trust me.  But Valek's mine, so back off...!
Ok.  When does Magic Study get here?  If it's longer than two days I'm reordering the book on my Kindle.  I can't wait much longer to finally get my hands on Book Two...

Star Rating:
5 Out of 5

Read this book if you liked:
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Grisha Series by Leigh Barduho
Gracling by Kristen Cashore
Touch/Glass by Maria V. Snyder

Happy Reading


Thursday, 25 September 2014

A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Series: A Song Of Ice And Fire, Book One
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Format: Paperback
Published: 1st January 1996
Number of Pages: 8o6
Book: Bought
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Action-Adventure, Thriller Suspense, Mythical, Adult Fiction, YA-Adult Crossover
Recommended Age: 15+
Contains: Violence, Death, Swearing, Blood, Gore, Sexual and Alcohol References
No Drug References
Author's Site: George R. R. Martin

Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men.
All will play the Game of Throne.
Summers span decades.  Winter can last a lifetime.  And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.  It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues’ to the vast frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.
The Game of Throne.
You win, or you die.
Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire begins the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die..."
In a land that is dangerous and unpredictable, the Iron Throne is coveted by all.
In a land where no one can be trusted and allegiances change in a heartbeat, to play the Game of Thrones could mean death.
But none of them have a choice: the game has already begun and each already have their part to play....
Ok, so since I mostly review YA and children’s books on this site, I'll -needlessly, I'm sure - point out that A Song Of Ice And Fire is NOT a children’s series.  Hell, at times, I wondered if I was old enough to read it!  But yeah.  Just thought I'd state that for any of my younger readers...  
Moving on...  I've been meaning to read and then watch the Game of Thrones series for ages.  Finally, after my exams, I thought: What the hell?  So I picked up my - very substantial - copy.  It took me a few chapters to really get into the book - and about three times that long to get all the family names straight in my head!  But pretty damn soon, I was completely hooked.  I don't really know what it is about this book, but it is freaking additive.  
However, I don't know if my heart was made for books like this.  I have a habit of getting attached to characters: a habit I'm sure will kill me if I continue it with the Song Of Ice And Fire series.  I just couldn't help it: I could feel myself getting attached to these characters and I just knew I'd most likely be crushed sooner or layer - probably sooner, given Martin's notorious reputation of character-killing...  And so I was crushed.  Just as I'd start to really love a character, bam!  Bye bye.  Dead.  Gone.  But I didn't learn - I don't think I'll ever learn!  
And so, because I'm a glutton to punishment, I did have favourites.  Arya was obviously one of them: that kid is badass.  I loved Eddard: he was the most noble person in the whole damn book.  Jon, his illegitimate son, was brilliant too - as was his middle son, Bran, who was so brave.  I really liked Dany as well: she was a sweet girl with a git of a brother.  Tyrion may have been my favourite: that guy is awesome and so snarky!  I don't care for Lannisters, but I'll make an exception for Tyrion!  However, I have this dreadful, ominous, and most likely totally correct given the events of this first book, feeling that all the characters I love will die, and all the ones I hate will live...  Le sigh...  And I also fear for my favourite shippings: the two I loved quickly perished.  Sigh.  Not looking good for my heart, is it...?
Now, I've heard some badish things about Martin's writing: that's it's mediocre.  I actually rather liked it.  Sure, it wasn't the most lyrical I've come across but it fit in perfectly with this world and these people.  Plus, I'm all for any epic fantasy that doesn't read like J.R.R. Tolkien's dry and long books.  I mean, all the gore and fighting and world building... it was phenomenal.  Seriously.  And so much easier and more fun to read than the likes of Lord Of The Rings
The plot... I was a little confused for a while.  In fact, about half way in I wondered where this plot was going.  I mean, sure, fights for the throne and all that, but...  Let's just say, s*#t got real pretty soon.  And people died.  Like a lot.  The slogan for Game Of Thrones should be: “No one was safe.  No life was certain.”   So yes, the plot was wonderfully complex yet also totally intriguing.  I really enjoyed it.
Oh, I've got to mention the world, because I adored it!  The history was so rich and vivid it’s untrue.  The extent of the story that Martin has created is incredible!  I mean, I thought the epic fantasies I’d read were amazing, but A Song of Ice And Fire
However, I wasn't so keen about the incest, sexism and misogynist views that were so present throughout the whole book.  Saying this, though, given the kind of alternate-world time period the series is set in, I guess it was to be expected.  I mean, look at all the stuff that went on during the War of the Roses: illegitimate kids, kings having orgies, people marrying their first cousins, etc. etc...  I'm sure you get my drift.  What I'm trying to say is that you can be annoyed about an aspect of the time period without it clouding your enjoyment of the book.  And trust me when I say that it really didn't – ok, I may have rolled my eyes a little about how many times the word 'whore' was used throughout the story, but other than that, no real complaints.  I mean, there were some kickass women in this book and they pretty much made up for it.
So now we reach the end of my review.  My feels for this book are so very hard to put into words.  I really, really enjoyed A Game Of Thrones.  It was… phenomenal.  Totally just…  I really don’t have the words!  It was an amazing book and I can see why everyone is so obsessed.  I’m totally obsessed now, too!  I needed the next book the very moment I put A Game Of Thrones down!  It is… epic.  I have no better words than truly and utterly epic
So I’ll leave you all on that epic note and go and read A Clash Of Kings

Star Rating:
5 Out of 5

Read this book if you liked:
Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Cousins Series by Philippa Gregory
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Study Series by Maria V. Snyder
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Happy Reading