Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios – LOVED. IT.


Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios – 5 Stars


Let me introduce you to the most emotional book you will read this year.

Bad Romance is one of the most unique-gut wrenching-emotional-OMG I CAN’T PUT THIS DOWN-well written-Am I crying? Yep I’m crying again- books you will read.

Heather’s writing in this is just … absurd. In the best possible way. If you don’t read YA, she, my friends, is the author that will change your mind.

This is like an incredible mix of Dusty Innocents + It Ends With Us.

Bad Romance starts at the end – told from the heroine Grace’s POV, the story reads like a letter to her boyfriend Gavin as she tells him about her difficult home life, what it was like to meet him, fall for him, and shows him and the reader piece by piece how the end of their destructive relationship comes to be. Her voice is incredibly relatable, surprisingly witty, and her hindsight about what she’s realized and the parallels to her home life are just done so brilliantly.

“A year from now I’ll be screaming Fuck you, FUCK YOU into a pillow because I won’t have the guts to say the words to your face. But right now, a boy is staring at me from the end of the hall and even though he doesn’t say a word, he’s claimed me. I’m new territory and you’ve planted your flag.”

I just want to point out I loathe those preachy types of reviews where people talk about the effects a book will have on the world or the importance of the theme it’s portraying. I’m just..I’m not one of those reviewers. Read what you want. Take from it what you want. But I will be preachy in this review. Because I honestly think this is one of the most powerful and encouraging books I have ever read. You may not get this if you’ve never had a Gavin of your own. But that’s okay. This is still something everyone should read.

“Maybe the only way you really know you love someone is if they can break you with a single sentence.”

I was literally sucked into this story from the very first sentence. I felt like I was living this tale with Grace. I was there when her parents treated her like she was unlovable. I felt what she felt when Gavin came along. When he finally noticed her, swept her off her feet and made her feel like she was worthy of love. When he said those sweet lines that must have made her heart flutter and face smile so bright. Those lines that made MY heart flutter and cheeks hurt. I fell for him right alongside her, and my heart was crushed with hers when it all went downhill. And I think because from the very start we all know how this is going to end, the fall was that much harder. And the emotions this book pulls from you are just that much stronger. I honestly had to stop a few times and just collect myself because of the emotions this was making me feel.

This book is tough. It’s poignant and painful and will resonate and stay with you for a very long time. I am telling you now it’s going to crush you just a little.

This story is told in such a brilliant way that you cannot help but be enraptured from start to end. Simply outstanding and HIGHLY recommended.

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Review: Sustained by Emma Chase <3


Sustained (The Legal Briefs #2) by Emma Chase – 5 Stars!


My cheeks still hurt from all the smiling, LAUGHING, and swooning I did while I read this story. I am convinced Emma Chase can not write a bad book!

Jake is a defense attorney who likes very little drama in his life. He likes order. He likes routine. He has everything planned out regarding his career and has no room for love or relationships.

Chelsea is a sweet, selfless, 26 year old grad student with a heart of gold who learns she is now the legal guardian to her six nieces and nephews.

After Jake has a rather funny first encounter with one of Chelsea’s nephews, Jake and Chelsea meet and hit it off rather quickly. Without much thought or effort, Jake falls into their routine and becomes a part of this new family and finds himself completely sucked into all their chaos. Between piano lessons, One Direction concerts, Mommy & Me Classes, he becomes fiercely overprotective of this clan. The scenes with the kids either had me laughing so hard or tearing up from the sweetness overload.

“We need to add a piano teacher to the list.’ Rosaleen tells her aunt as we walk into the kitchen.
“What do you mean? You have a piano teacher.”
“Not anymore.” The seven-year-old shrugs.
Chelsea turns suspicious eyes on me.
And I have no guilt at all. “That guy shouldn’t be teaching children. Sadistic son of a bitch.”
“He hit my knuckles with the ruler ‘cause I messed up.”
“Exhibit A,” I interrupt. “What kind of sick fuck could hit her?” I motion to Rosaleen’s joyously precious face. “Rory? He’s another story. Her? No way.”
Rosaleen continues. “So Jake went out to his car and came back in with baseball bat. Monsier La Rue asked him what he was doing and Jake told him, “You hit that kid’s knuckles again, I’m gonna hit you with this.’ ”
Chelsea turns to me, her head tilted and jaw slack.
I admit nothing.
“So…he fired us,” Rosaleen concludes.
I nudge her with my elbow and offer her a carrot “We fired him.”

She pops it in her mouth while a smile.

Jake and Chelsea’s relationship develops naturally (thankfully no insta-love) and their attraction to each other develops into a more meaningful relationship.

“Is that what you want?” she asks quietly. “Do you want me?”
I lose myself in those clear blue eyes. Endless and cerulean, like tropical seas. And my voice is barely a whisper. “All the time. I can’t remember not wanting you anymore.”

But of course with any relationship comes some drama. Jake finds himself re-assessing what he’s always wanted in life and trying to figure out if he can play the family-man role.

I want her – this fearless, stunning woman. And I want the kids. Those perfect, awful, amazing children – whom she loves with every inch of her soul. I want them to be mine. Mine to hold, mine to protect and teach. Their joy, their laughter, their love. I want to come home to it, bask in it, be the reason for it.

And dare I say, I think Drew Evans has some competition. I didn’t think Emma could ever top that hunk, but Jake is so FREAKING swoon worthy you will instantly fall in love with him.

As always, Emma nailed the male prospective, wrote hysterical laugh out loud scenes, and of course added in a few steamy, sexy moments.
I absolutely loved how quick-witted and adorable the kids were. I loved the dialogue and the sweet, heartwarming moments. I loved how natural Jake was with all the kids and how easily he found it was to care for them like they were his own.

If you are looking for a quick, light-hearted, ADORABLY SWEET, romantic read, this is it my friends!

*While Sustained is the second book in the Legal Briefs series, each book can be read as a standalone*

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Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata is HERE!! Blurb, links, and GIVEAWAY!


Mariana Zapata’s newest book just went LIVE! So excited to read this!



Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas.

The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional.

Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect.

What she didn’t count on was falling in love with the guy.

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Wicked Things by Callie Hart: LIVE AND SO SO GOOD!


Wicked Things (Chaos & Ruin #3) by Callie Hart – 5 Stars!



Action packed, insanely emotional, dark and depraved. And the best book in the Chaos & Ruin Series.


Sloane will forever be my favorite heroine.

And their story will ALWAYS BE ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVS.

I am not sure what I can say without saying major spoilers (from this series AND the Blood and Roses Series). But every character is so damn entertaining – ESPECIALLY those Barbieri brothers – and from the beginning, the story holds the perfect balance of action, romance, and dark twists and turns. My most favorite dark romance out there.

The ending was amazing and left me in tears. ACTUAL TEARS.

“There she is. There’s my Angry girl,” I whisper. <– that part? DONE FOR.

And it seems like it was left open for much more (especially for Mason). And I am PRAYING this series is not done. Because a world without more Zeth Mayfair is just not one I want to live in.

Wicked Things is out today!

Note: Wicked Things is the third installment in Callie Hart’s Chaos & Ruin series, which is a sequel to her Blood & Roses series. While Chaos & Ruin can be read without reading Blood & Roses first, believe me when I say you want to read about these characters from the very beginning! Blood & Roses stands as one of my all-time favorite series and is Callie at her best. I say this with full conviction – there will never be an alpha greater than Zeth Mayfair.

Chaos & Ruin Series:
Violent Things (Book 1) |
Savage Things (Book 2) |

Blood And Roses Series (prequel to Chaos & Ruin – if you haven’t read this series or don’t plan to, unfriend me immediately 😂) | Boxset (ON SALE):


So much love for Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren!

“Simply put, Evelyn Abbey is my former almost-girlfriend-turned-archnemesis-turned-tentative-ally whom I would now very much like to permanently seduce.”


Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren – 4 Stars


I LOVE all things Christina Lauren and Dating You Hating You was no exception.

Basic premise: Evie and Carter meet at a Halloween party and instantly hit it off. I loved their first meeting, which was filled with the awesome banter I think the writing duo has become known for:

I can’t stifle the laugh this time, and it tears from me, surprising him as it does everyone who has ever heard it. I am small but my laugh is mighty.
He stares at me with a slow-growing amused grin. “Wow.”
“Hi.” I hold out my hand. “I’m Evie.”
“Is that short for Evil?”
“It’s short for Evelyn. The cackle is my gift. It keeps the delicate ones away.”
“I’m Carter.” He points two thumbs at his chest. “Not delicate. I promise.”

Evie and Carter are attracted to one another and despite their hectic work schedules as Hollywood agents, they want to see where their relationship could go.

“You give good shoulder.”
He nods to my dress. “Your dress. Your shoulders.” Clearing his throat, he adds quietly, “You just…look amazing.”
I whisper, “Thanks,” and take a long drink of ice water to cool down the boiling just beneath the surface of my skin.”So what’s the latest in Caterland?”
He grins at my subject change. “Work. Dodging calls from my parents. Texting a cute agent down the road. You know.”

Sounds good right? Wrong.

When their companies merge, they realize they’ll be fighting for the same position. And any romantic feelings they had start to become replaced with animosity, jealousy, and a bunch of humorous office pranks that leave them trying to constantly one up the other.

“…but screw him and his perfect forearms and cute crooked smile and diva brother.
I’m so tired of wanting to shove him into the wall and then shove my hand down his pants.”

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“I might want to watch him suffer, but I don’t want him to be miserable.
Because you like him, my brain teases in a sneering whisper. Really, really like him.
My brain is such an asshole.”

I also loved how the authors made Evie such a strong woman, and how relevant her workplace issues are and how well they nailed office politics. As someone who works in an office setting, I can tell you I related to a lot of her issues and just wanted to high five the girl for all she put up with!

Carter was such a charismatic and sweet hero. There was no way Evie (or me) could help but fall for the guy. He’s got charm in spades.

“You’re wound so tight,” he whispers before bending to kiss my neck. “How do I make you unravel?”

UMMMM you can come visit me, Carter. I’ve got a few ideas.

“Evie has that way about her, as if she’s not often noticed in a crowd – maybe intentionally – but to me, she’s like a beacon. Small but mighty. Unassuming but poised. I really wish I could fucking see her without it feeling like I’ve had the wind knocked out of me. It would make feigning indifference so much easier.”

Even though this wasn’t as high on the heat factor I think a lot of CL fans have become accustomed to, this was SUCH a fun, smart, and sweet read. Shout out to all the side characters too! They were just fantastic (especially Daryl).


Dating you hating you is a great mix of witty banter, chemistry, and some angst and I of course recommend it to anyone who likes romance, enemies to lovers, and really – just well written books.

Dating You Hating You is out tomorrow!!

*BIG thank you to Gallery Books for the advanced copy*

Review ❤: Spotless (Spotless #1) by Camilla Monk


Spotless (Spotless #1) by Camilla Monk – 4.5 Stars


What do you get when you take an awkward IT engineer teaming up with a paid killer with OCD? This hysterical novel!

Spotless revolves around Island who is sort of kidnapped by a paid killer named March to help him find a rare diamond Island’s mother supposedly stole before passing away. Island is socially inept, a total weirdo, and has the most insane thoughts like this one:

“Chinga tu madre!” My accomplice clearly had unresolved issues with March, because he was encouraging him to satisfy his own mother. (Just so you know, I practice Spanish watching Dora the Explorer and playing GTA, so I know how to say backpack, whore, and weed. I hope you’re impressed.)

and my favorite:

I knew it was wrong, but I pictured myself burying my face in his chest to rub my cheeks against that damn hair and inhale his scent, kinda like cocaine addicts do when they’re at the end of the road and they just slam their face into the entire bag.

Seriously, this girl had me cracking up the entire book. But what I loved was how she was never once annoying, and always endearing. Which I think is rare. Heroines who are quirky tend to be over the top and become exasperating after a while. And given this book is told primarily in her POV, I was so pleasantly surprised I enjoyed every minute of it.

March is another great character. Despite being the hardcore killer he is paid to be, he’s complicated and has a little bit of a soft side for our girl Island.

“…and you should stop comparing yourself to other women.”
“Because you don’t need to. You’re in a league of your own.”

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This book had everything. Action, twists and turns, humor, touching and sad moments, all mixed in amongst a slow burning romance. I was actually surprised at how touching some moments in this were and how perfectly paced the romance was.

I’m a little sad more book friends haven’t read this series! It’s original, quirky, smart, funny, and so sweet. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a different and fun read!

Spotless is available now!



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Thanks so much to Talia @ Red Hot Ink Blog for the nomination!

The Liebster Award. Liebster is “German for dearest, darling, liked or loved above all others.”

The rules for this award are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Answer 11 questions about yourself.
3. Give 11 interesting facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers. (nominations are below)

Now, without further ado…


1. Which thing surprised you the most about blogging?

How annoying reviews can be to write. Sometimes they just flow, sometimes I sit and stare at my screen not knowing what the hell to say.

2. Which social media is your favorite to spread the word about your blog?

Instagram 🙂 

3. Favorite Movie?

I have SO many, but to name a few: Pretty Woman, My Cousin Vinny, Clueless, Ever After, Home Alone, Bridesmaids, Dirty Dancing (and FYI I did NOT watch that blasphemous remake).

4. If you could swap places with a heroine from a book, who would it be?

Sloane from the Blood and Roses Series by Callie Hart. Mainly because she’s amazing and badass. And she gets to bang Zeth every day. Lucky bitch.

5. Tell me the title of a book which was a reading milestone for you. Like, the book that brought you into the reading world, or a childhood favorite.

Fifty Shades is what got me into blogging.

6. Top 5 book boyfriends

I don’t like this question. It’s too hard. But I’ll name some absolute favs in no particular order:
Joshua Templeman, Joshua Bennett, Will Sumner, Ignazio Vitale, Carmine DeMarco, Zeth Mayfair, Drew Baylor, Ryke Meadows, Drew Evans, Jake Becker.

7. What are your favorite and least favorite tropes?

Favorite: Enemies or friends to lovers. Least Favorite: Love triangles

8. What is something weird you can do?

UMMMM I like to throw out random movie lines in the middle of conversations. Does that count?

9. What is the first job you dreamed of doing when you were a kid?

Lawyer. Then cake decorator. Totally random I know.

10. Who is your favorite author when it comes to just writing style?

Christina Lauren because their writing is always funny and smart. Suanne Laqueur because her writing is lyrical and poetic.

11. If you were to choose only one food/dish for your last dinner, what would it be?



I NOMINATE (feel free to use the same questions I did!):

Andie @ Books, Coffee, & PassionJoy @ HEA Novel Thoughts5171 Miles Book blogLife In The Books BlogMadalyn @ MB ReadsAmy @ Foxy BlogsMusings of the Modern BelleAngela @ Reading Frenzy BlogAri @ The Daydreaming BookwormAstrid @ Vanilla & Spice Books


Review: ★A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas ★


A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas – 4.5 Stars


I just, I don’t really know what to say. I’m very overwhelmed at the moment. And there are so many things I want to say and SO many questions I have but I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just ramble like I did for my review of ACOMAF.

★ If Cassian and Nesta do not get a book next, I will fight someone. I am so utterly obsessed with those two. Some of my most favorite parts of this book were their scenes together.

★ Nesta SCREAMING. FOR. CASSIAN. That scene. My heart.

★ Cassian’s entrance in this book is probably my most favorite moment. I actually screamed.

★ I need Rhysand to be in every single future book because I love him so dearly and I can’t let him go. And if he’s not, I’ll fight again.

★ Feyre is such a BADASS and I love her. The beginning of this book and her time in the Spring court was nothing short of epic. (I do admit though that I later felt bad from the after-effects her scheming caused. It’s a very murky/grey area in the book for me. But I think this is a trait in SJM’s writing. There is not a clear defined line of right and wrong. Her characters are flawed and sometimes don’t see it themselves.)

★ Azriel deserves love. He deserves someone who sees him for the kind and selfless man he is. And if he doesn’t get that. Yep, I’ll fight.

★ I guess this is just another trait in SJM’s writing, but she tends to repeat herself. A lot. (Mate was used somewhere around 60 times in this book. That’s like 53 times too many.) I know this doesn’t bother most people, but as I said in my review for book one I tend to notice these things and it can be annoying for me as I’m reading. The pacing was a little off for me, there was at times excessive detail and parts that were very drawn out. Regardless, I still loved this book.

★ Tamlin – I’m just so confused. I was at first meh towards him, then I hated him, and then he went and KIND OF redeemed himself in this book. I feel like he’s a very complicated and damaged character, and I can at least appreciate how SJM kept true to that.
But this part: “Be happy, Feyre.” —-*FUCK there’s something in my eye.*

★ Lucien. I always liked you, man.

★ I feel like Eris and Jurian are another Rhysand. And I REALLY really really want their story.

★ Oh, OH and Vassa too! I need to know her story.

★ Not gonna lie, I have mixed feelings about Morrigan right now. I love the girl, don’t get me wrong. But that whole situation with Azriel and what she admitted left me feeling uneasy. I mean, she’s still my home girl. But I did not like what she did to Azriel. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, MOR. *side eyes you*

★ And speaking of Azriel again does anyone else think he is somehow going to end up with Elain? As I was reading, I felt some weird connection with those two. And I felt like when SJM spoke of people refusing mating bonds she was hinting towards this. IDK.

★ Amren. GIRL. You deserve a medal. ALL HAIL QUEEN AMREN.

You know what I loved most about this book and this series? It’s one of those you don’t FULLY appreciate until you’re all done and you’ve had time to absorb everything. And when you do, you see if for the greatness that it is. While it has its faults, it was still an awesome book. And while ACOMAF will still be the best book in the series, I still love the series as a whole and can’t wait for the future books!

Review: A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas – loved it!


A Court Of Mist And Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas- 5 Stars


Alright, ALRIGHT.

I wasn’t entirely convinced I understood the hype around this series after my issues with book one.


And just like with book one, the main reason I enjoyed this book SO much more than the first? RHYSAND.

“Hello, Feyre darling,” he purred.

One line. One line from him and I knew this book was going to be great. But there were also so many vast improvements:

🌟 The editing and overall story just flowed so much better. Even though this book was longer, I felt like I flew through it. Were some parts slow? Sure. Was there still some repetition? Yep. But I came to expect it and wasn’t as bothered so much by it like I was with ACOTAR.

🌟 I loved all the new characters that were introduced. And I LUHVED Feyre’s development. She wasn’t a character I was sure I would like too much, but she really came into her own in this book. She was raw and honest and strong and really grew as a character.

“I was not the High Lord’s pet any longer. And maybe the world should learn that I did indeed have fangs.”

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🌟 #FuckTamlin. I knew I didn’t like his ass from the start for a reason. There are times I think about him and his circumstances and actually feel a bit bad. But for the most part, EW.

🌟 Nesta is my bitch. I’m kind of obsessed with her. Get em’ girl.

🌟 The banter was fantastic. Rhysand and Feyre flirting was like sexual tension overload. HELLLOOO to that throne scene in The Court Of Nightmares where they were grinding and rubbing all up on each other.

“I’m thinking,” he said, following the flick of my tongue over my bottom lip, “that I look at you and feel like I’m dying. Like I can’t breathe. I’m thinking that I want you so badly I can’t concentrate half the time I’m around you, and this room is too small for me to properly bed you. Especially with the wings.”

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🌟 RHYSAND. He’s reason enough. Who knew he’d be so romantic? It was quite clear to me he was not and was never going to be the villain. But I didn’t quite expect him to be such a respectful, kind, PERFECT SPECIMEN. I would very much like to have his bat babies, please.


“So I’m your huntress and thief?” His hands slid down to cup the backs of my knees as he said with a roguish grin, “You are my salvation, Feyre.”

“Smile again,” he whispered.

“I wanted to do that when I felt how drenched you were at the Court of Nightmares. I wanted to have you right there in the middle of everyone. But mostly I just wanted to do this.” His eyes held mine as he brought those fingers to his mouth and sucked on them. On the taste of me.

“My equal in every way; she would wear my crown, sit on a throne beside mine. Never sidelined, never designated to breeding and parties and child-rearing. My queen.”

🌟 Chapter 54. CHAPTER 54. Everything in that chapter is pure bliss. The soup?! THE FUCKING SOUP. (I sound like a loon but those who read know what I’m talking about.) What Feyre’s paintings of the night sky really meant. When she thinks back to the first time she saw Rhsyand and what his first words truly meant.
*excuse me as I SOB*


🌟 The last 10% slayed me. Killed me. I did not breathe. I had goosebumps everywhere. When I finished I kid you not I thought I might faint from holding my breath for so long. Feyre you BEAST! You cunning little fox!


While ACOMAF had some *minor* flaws, I still totally and completely enjoyed it. I have a feeling this will be my favorite in the series. I’m done blabbering now and am running to read book 3!

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas ❤


A Court of Thorns and Roses  (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas – 3 Stars


Since I am the only human being on earth who has yet to read this series, my review will just focus on my thoughts. I won’t go into plot details because there’s about 46,708 reviews on Goodreads that will explain it.

I know this series is LOVED by the masses and some people may find it surprising I didn’t 5 star it like the rest of the world (or maybe people aren’t surprised.) While I don’t think this first book deserves a full 5 stars, I most definitely enjoyed reading it. I love the world and characters and am seriously trying to speed type this review so I can get to the second book already. But I must say the story was extremely slow and repetitive and it took me until about the 70% mark to really get into it.

And you know what happened around that mark that made me start to enjoy it?


God damn that man is fascinating. I totally get the obsession. But more on him below.

I never really felt any love towards Tamlin or his relationship with Feyre. And I realize the point of this whole book was to get the reader to fall for Tamlin, to route for him and Feyre’s love. But yea…not so much for me. I didn’t HATE him, not at all. I just didn’t have that all consuming love I thought I would have felt for him. I felt other characters *cough* Lucien and Rhysand *cough* were far more interesting. I should note I haven’t read any reviews or looked anything up on this series before I started. But pictures of Rhysand and Feyre are EVERYWHERE and have been impossible not to see. So maybe not feeling much for Tamlin is a preconceived notion. Maybe I really just don’t like him all that much. I’m not sure.

All I know is Rhysand came along and I perked up faster than nipples on a cold winter day. I INSTANTLY loved him. And maybe that’s cliche of me. But you know what? I DON’T CARE. As I said I was bored with the story until he showed up. He’s mysterious and smooth and a tad evil but seems to have some good lurking in him and I’m always drawn to those types of characters. While I was reading I just kept wishing he’d show up more and more and was as giddy as a child when he did.

There was also this annoying little tendency in the writing itself that bothered me. I am not sure why SJM decided to give almost everyone a speech impediment and have them stutter. Almost all the dialogue had someone stuttering and repeating themselves. Just, why? Why didn’t anyone tell her this could be extremely annoying for people to read? Why didn’t her editor tell her to cut that shit out?


“my nose — my nose was clear.”
“Is it — is it actually Jurian’s eye?”
“Why — why do any of this?”
“ did you do that?”
“It looked like…like nothing I’d ever seen.”

What was with all the “…” and ” —” ?!?!? Is she allergic to commas and fully formed sentences? I just don’t understand. Am I being picky? Maybe. But I tend to notice patterns while I read and those really stuck out. And I’d prefer text that reads smoothly.

But all that aside, I am reallllllllyyy intrigued with this story and characters and will be reading book 2 right away.

2 stars for the start. 4 stars for the later half of the book. ALL THE STARS for Rhysand.