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A great twist on the detective novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-2020

The most astonishing part of this book is you start with total incredulity at the concept, and end it fearing it might actually happen one day. Certainly there's an element of the fantastical, but by the end of the book even that feels plausible. It certainly makes for an enthralling take on the typical detective novel!

I need this as an RPG system

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-2019

This was a thoroughly enjoyable book. The world is fascinating and well built the main character is multidimentional and the side characters are equally entertaining. I found that some of the characters lacked diversity, like there are two very sarcastic egocentric teachers that are near inpossible to differenciate without name and these are traits a lot of the characters share, but mostly this adds to the entertainment value rather than detracting from the writing.

Not with a bang but with a whimper

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-2019

I found this conclusion to A Court of Thorns and Roses fairly underwhelming. It wasn't awful but I felt it under delivered. The first two books built strong and complex characters who demonstrated that humans (and fae) weren't good or bad but a messy in-between. And the most compelling part of this series was that these characters faced real danger and risked real harm. This book failed to follow through on those risks and failed to round out character arcs in a believable way, it felt as if Maas had pulled her punches. The plot also felt rushed, a lot of threads were left loose while "angsty" but overall unnecessary plot arcs were included despite not adding anything to the story.

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Strong characters flawed world

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-2019

Some parts of this book were flawless and it was immensely more interesting than the first book in the series. Maas writes strong and thought out characters, unfortunately her world building and at times plot just aren't at the same level.

Saved by the ending

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-2019

The majority of this story was nothing to write home about, the protagonist is a bit of a damsel in distress despite having some skills of her own, the love interest was as generic as possible and the pacing of the romance felt rushed. Definitely saved from a 2.5 by the last quarter, which was definitely more original introduced more dynamic characters and allowed Feyre to become more of a three dimensional character.

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Flawless

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-2019

Honestly, I couldn't find a complaint to make here if I tried. Plot, character development, structure, they're all managed artfully and the voice actor is the cherry on top of an already ridiculous cake.

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A rich listening experience

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-2018

Wow this book was amazing but the narrator just added that little something to push it to the next level! Reading the book would feel like a lesser experience now.

Left me wanting more

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2018

Well of Ascention was a great book, but at times it was quite slow and I feel like the dramatic, high action ending didn't have the pay off I was hoping for. Sanderson is great at writing intense and gripping series but I feel sometimes individual books suffer because they're more focused on setting up the next book than telling their own story.

Another strong addition to the Stormlight Archive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-2018

It's really hard to find fault with Oathbringer. Even though it can be frustrating to watch characters struggle to navigate the murky waters of morals and ethics you recognise that these hurdles are essential to the story and make the moments where characters find their answers to deep philosophical questions just that much more satisfying.

A fun listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-2018

Megan Derr always creates strong world's and surprisingly human characters. Her plots are often fairly tale esque but in a way that sweeps you along for the ride. I definitely enjoyed the King's Golden Tongue, although I found some of the writing/editting left something to be desired with words and phrases often repeated in the sentence following their first appearance. Also the audio had some longer than expected gaps sometimes mid sentence which through me off a bit.