A Court of Thorns and Roses

I am currently about 50 pages to finishing A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. This book is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and, if you must know, I have only watched the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast about 3/4 through, and that was about 10 years ago! But before you get really mad at me, as I have been reading it, I have decided that I much prefer reading retellings of fairytales when I don’t really know how the story goes, as otherwise I am anticipating things that may not happen for a while, or I might be disappointed. It’s sort of like watching the movie before reading the book, or looking up spoilers on the internet before reading the book or watching the movie (which, I may add HAVE NEVER DONE!)

Plus what I love about the physical copy of the book is that there are the gorgeous vine illustrations at the beginning of the chapters, and right at the end of the book, there is a name pronunciation guide, which, I think EVERY book should have!

77493_originalWhen nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. (Goodreads summary)

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Wolf Wilder

Firstly I would like to thank Bloomsbury Australia for sending me this book!

Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell is a book about a girl, Feodora who lives in Russia with her mother. They are both wolf wilders. Something I love about this book, even though I am only halfway through it, is that there are illustrations all throughout, even if they are just little trees on every few pages. Wolves, in my opinion are one of the most majestic animals, and to have these gorgeous illustrations on the pages really brought the book to life.

23257157Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans.

When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves. (Goodreads summary)

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A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas