WHY THE ACOTAR SERIES BELONGS AT THE TOP OF YOUR TBR.

Hello hello hello! I’ve felt so busy lately because I’ve been at preseason volleyball practices 5 hours everyday. Yeesh this is the most I’ve been looking forward to the weekend since June! I try to make my book reviews sound interesting but seriously the title is NOT A CLICKBAIT LIE. This review is generally for ACOMAF but ACOTAR (the first book) is also included for those of you who haven’t read it yet.

PLEASE let’s just APPRECIATE the lovely featured image above that I put together. *heart eyes* The art is by Charlie Bowater; I’m seriously in love with all of her ACOTAR pieces.

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When 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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. (from BarnesandNoble.com)

 

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(NON-SPOILER) A SOLID five stars for the whole series. If you’re into fantasy you will hands down love this with all your heart but even if you’re not, this is honestly just a book that is so above and beyond amazing it’s hard not to love it. You get sooooo attached to the characters like their your real family (Okay I have a big imagination…BUT THEY’RE HONESTLY SO AWESOME). The writing is really good, and Maas describes the settings of Prythian really well so it’s easily imagined to be the magical, but terrifying land full of unexpected surprises and plot twists that keep you reading. I haven’t loved a series so much since Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices. (Which I LOVE LOVE. With an undying passion.)

(SPOILER) Whenever their whole little ‘family’ (Mor, Cass, Az, Feyre, Rhys) goes into battle/a fight together they are literally the ultimate team and I’m just reading like YEAH YOU SLAY FEYRE. SLAY THEIR HEADS OFF. Then there’s the all powerful Amren who’s just blasting things out of the sky and dominating. Mor is over there sizing up some other woman like you think you are prettier than me? Watch me kill you in 3 seconds flat. And Cassian like LOL YOU’RE DEAD *swoosh* AND YOU *swoosh* AND YOU *swoosh*.

Ianthe is a literal Zara Dearborn. If I was Feyre I wouldn’t have been able to stay strong and not stab her to death in the tent that night…I also actually really like Lucien, like I mean it’s kind of not his fault that he’s the emissionary of a high lord gone rogue. Like jeez where did you EXPECT him to go?? I think the whole mate idea thing is pretty weird (but AWESOME in Feyre and Rhys’ case) though, because there’s just someone that you’re automatically destined to be with? Um no. I don’t ship Nesta and Cass; I mean I DO but I DON’T. They ARE pretty much perfect for eachother I suppose but I don’t like Nesta still soooo.

I WAS LITERALLY BEING DRIVEN INSANE THROUGHOUT THE FIRST 400 PAGES OF ACOMAF. FEYRE AND RHYSAND. They were flirting like every second of their existence since they met each other and I was like CAN SOMEONE KISS SOMEONE ALREADY. (THE COURT OF NIGHTMARES OH MY GODDDD) But really all the fan art of them are the actual cutest things in the world. Also, Starfall was ADORABLE EEK @*#$!&. There were moments in the book where my face was just crumpling up at their cuteness.

“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”

This THIS is my god dang background for my laptop and my phone I am so obsessed. And it’s on the side bar.

“I fell in love with you, smartass, because you were one of us—because you weren’t afraid of me, and you decided to end your spectacular victory by throwing that piece of bone at Amarantha like a javelin. I felt Cassian’s spirit beside me in that moment, and could have sworn I heard him say, ‘If you don’t marry her, you stupid prick, I will.”

*CRYING*

“If you were going to die, I was going to die with you. I couldn’t stop thinking it over and over as you screamed, as I tried to kill her: you were my mate, my mate, my mate.”

Can we talk about how mad I was when Feyre was so pissed about Rhys not telling her they are mates like FEYRE REALLY. WHAT WAS HE SUPPOSED TO DO? “Hello my name’s Rhysand. Oh by the way I’m your mate. I hope you like me.”  Okay moving on though, here is some of my favorite ACOMAF humor and fan art . For more visit my bookish Pinterest board! ^_^  By the way I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND going to the polandbananasBOOKS review for the books in this series (and just every book you read) after you’re finished with them!!

How awesome is that dresser though. #sheknew

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On that note…

xx sarah

 

52 thoughts on “WHY THE ACOTAR SERIES BELONGS AT THE TOP OF YOUR TBR.

  1. omg omg I LOVED this post, I love SJM so much, especially the ACOTAR series 🙂 I found polandbananasbooks on youtube not too long ago and I love her ACOTAR reviews! This post was really great and I’m sorry for all of the caps but I totally agree with everything you said
    xx
    Em

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  2. Ahahhaa… I’ve heard SO much controversy over this series that I’m just probably NOT going to read it. Legit the only reason why I’d read it is because THAT FANART OF FEYRE AND RHYS IS SO BEAUTIFUL OH MY GOD. But other than that,, nope. I forgot the blurb and the book really just doesn’t appeal to me. I’m so glad you enjoy it tho! Some people are really hateful towards the SJM fans and it’s like… they just love the books??? Let them be BOOK-LOVERS???

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  3. This post is fantastic 😀 I absolutely LOVE the ACOTAR series!! Not only the series but the fandom that has grown with it: Charlie Bowater’s fan art is perfection, all of the Tumblr funnies are simply hilarious, etc. ACOTAR was a book I knew nothing about but purchased on a whim and then found myself waiting in agony for the sequel’s release haha But YES, for any fantasy book lovers I would HIGHLY recommend this series!!

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  4. There was a time when I would have been the one writing this post…but then ACOWAR happened and I was The Disappoint.
    I thought ACOTAR was OKAY. I only kept going really because people were screaming at me to finish because ACOMAF would make up for the mediocrity of ACOTAR: AND THEY WERE RIGHT. I freaking loved ACOMAF and all the flailing was happening on my end, sir.
    And that ending man. So tragic and beautiful and stressful.
    And ugh I guess it just bugged me that ACOWAR fixed everything and everyone is doing perfectly and no one is eternally marred or dead. Like. If I read an SJM book it just feels so SAFE. but I need my stabbiness and my tragedy to cope. I SWEAR I AM MENTALLY STABLE. But seriously I wasn’t even nervous anymore when that thing happened to Rys in the third book because I KNEW he was going to be okay. BUT I NEED TO FEEL NERVOUS ISN’T THAT THE WHOLE POINT.
    Anyways. I will still forever love ACOMAF!! Such good writing and an amazing story and I love all my babies. I’m just not thrilled with how the story ended.
    OH and not to mention that all of the characters’ suffering happened mostly BEFORE WE EVEN MET THEM. I love me a good tortured character but it’s just not the same if we meet them all after the fact. WHERE’S ALL THE GOOD STUFF.
    Okay I’m done. I swear.

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    • haha that’s so me I write the longest comments sometimes…

      Ugh yeah I feel you that is annoying when there’s the perfect happy ending…what if there was a SUPER dramatic ending where Rhys died?? I’d like to know how hard I’d cry 😂. I love Feyre Rhys Mor Amren Az and Cass SO MUCH I CAN’T EVEN SAY. (people who don’t read would judge me lol)

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  5. I’ve been meaning to read this series for so long! This makes me want to read it even more. But I’ve never been able to get my hands on the first book at any bookshop – it always seems to be sold out…

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