Review: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Silver Flames
Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: February 16, 2021
Series or Standalone:A Court of Thorns and Roses #4
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 5 Stars


CW: suicidal thoughts, pregnancy, difficult birth, discussion of past sexual assault, flashbacks to sexual assault, PTSD, depression, death, violence

I wasn’t planning on reviewing this book at all while I was reading it. However, it gave me so many emotions that I felt like I needed to process some of them on paper. When it comes to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, better known as ACOTAR in the book world, it seems you either love it or hate it. I fall more on the love side, though I definitely don’t think these books are perfect. 

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Review: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

A Perilous Undertaking
By Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #2
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 5 Stars

A Perilous Undertaking might be my favorite story in the Veronica Speedwell series! Sometimes the second book in a series suffers from the sophomore slump, but that does not happen with this one. 

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Stack of books featuring a court of mist and fury by sarah j maas, a darker shade of magic by ve schwab, a gathering of shadows by ve schwab, a conjuring of light ve schwab, a curious beginning by deanna raybourn, a perlous undertaking by deanna raybourn, a rogue not taken by sarah maclean

Allow me to reintroduce myself

Well, it’s been over 5 years since I’ve written a blog post here. And to be honest, I never thought I would be back. Back when I stopped blogging, it became too much to handle as I was transitioning to working a full-time communications job.

However, while doing a readalong (#MeettheBridgertons hosted by the lovely Teresa at Romance Reader) to prepare for Bridgerton’s premiere on Netflix, I realized how much I missed the community that came with blogging. I missed talking books with people who were as passionate about the stories as I was. I missed hearing other people’s recommendation. I missed discovering new authors to read. I just missed it all. 

And so here I am, nearly 5 years since I last wrote a post, ready to relaunch and reintroduce myself.

As you can imagine, quite a bit has changed since I initially launched this blog in 2010. For one, my reading tastes have evolved. Back when I first started blogging, I primarily read YA fiction. Now, I’d say I primarily read romance novels. I love historical romances and hate how much the genre is looked down upon by so many people. Romance brings joy and, honestly, I’d rather read what I enjoy than something that is deemed “high-brow” or “literature” (not that there’s anything wrong with enjoying those genres!) Reading is reading and people should read what they enjoy! 

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite book or author, as it constantly shifts and many stories hold a special place in my heart, but I’m a huge fan of Deanna Raybourn, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean and Sarah J. Maas to name a few. To learn more about my favorite genres, tropes, authors and series, check out my updated ‘Review Policy’ page as I have a much more in-depth breakdown there.

I’m excited to be back here on my blog and look forward to connecting with you here, as well as on Twitter at @danijohns and on Instagram @overflowingshelf

Trailer Tuesday: Dororthy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Everyone knows the story of the Wizard of Oz. Danielle Paige’s novel offers a new twist on the classic tale. The graphics in this trailer are really cool, and I really think help to capture the darker, a bit more twisted atmosphere of the book. The voiceover does a great job of summing up the book. I liked Dorothy Must Die and I think this trailer is a good representation of the what the book is about.