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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop

Vision in Silver - Anne Bishop

 7/6 - I read this in the first days after my surgery and it was one of the few things that could distract me from the pain of my wound or the seemingly never-ending nausea that plagued me. Unfortunately, while I was able to read for short periods of time (I kept falling asleep due to the drugs I was on and the sheer trauma of the surgery), I wasn't up to reviewing. Now, nearly two months after finishing the book I don't feel I remember it well enough to write a review worthy of the fantasticness of the story. I think my brain has blocked out a lot of that first week, or I was too drugged to 'make' the memories, because I no longer remember a lot of the things I said or did or that were said to me while I was in hospital. So, while I have already read this and remember enough to know that it absolutely deserves five stars (giving this five stars is my main reason for marking this as 'read'), at the moment I can't write a review that actually discusses the book (and I want to, because even without being able to remember exactly what happened, thinking about the book makes me feel happy, and that time in my life was not a happy one). I remember scenes in the book, but not necessarily in the correct order and off the top of my head I can't remember exactly what happened at the end. So, this has been re-added to my 'to read' list for this year so that I can give it the review it deserves (also because I want to be able to remember it clearly). I'll be back when I've gotten my hands on this for the second time. To be continued...

 

23/5 - Rereading this in order to review it. To be continued...

31/5 - I finished this days ago, but was taking an enforced break from the internet due to my ISP being 'down' for a over 24 hours (I took the opportunity to do some cross stitch in the meantime), which means that while I absolutely loved getting the chance to re-read this, the main point of the re-read was so that I could write a coherent and concise review of the book, and that hasn't happened again. All that this review will end up being is appreciation over how amazing the book is, nothing to do with the plot will really be mentioned.

I have no words to tell you how much I loved this book. There was nothingI didn't like about this book, it was complete perfection for me. It's definitely the best book of the year so far, and may be the best book I read in all of 2016 (possibly tied with Marked in Flesh which I should be getting from the library soon). I'm trying to type calmly here, if I gave free reign to my love and excitement the rest of this review will just be a whole lot of randomly jumbled letters and exclamation points written in bold capitals. Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will know that I don't 'squee' or 'fangirl' over books (the only other examples I can think of off the top of my head that might qualify are the previous two books in this series), so the fact that I'm just hanging on by a thread here definitely says something about just how awesome this book was. I'm going to buy it as soon as I finish typing. I don't know how I'm going to manage while I wait for my hold on Marked in Flesh to become available, I have doubts any other book will be able to hold my attention like this one did (and still does).