Book Thoughts :The Winner’s Kiss

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am very impressed with this series at the ability to captivate me as much as it did. The relationships especially between Arin and Kestrel was very well done and not the least bit annoying at least not to me. I enjoyed how annoying the emperor remained till the end. For me I do not like a lot of detailed War planning and description so I found myself skipping through the long paragraphs where they would discuss their strategy. This is just me I find that that aspect never holds my interest but I am sure those of you out there in love with strategy will enjoy it. I was more interested in seeing what would happen rather than being told and even though we were told there was a surprise added with every new plan anyway.
All in all I did enjoy this book I feel quite satisfied at it’s end. I do not mourn the end of it as I did some other series but it was quite a good read.

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Lost Days

On the days when all of a sudden you look around you. You see how tired everyone looks. You see  a mother’s struggle holding her toddler’s hand. You notice a market woman in the sun trying to sell her table of fruits. For a second everyone all looks so lost, and tired. You wonder, really, truly, what are you going to do? How are you going to do it. Everywhere and everything looks bleak every solution seems too far into the future. What you are doing now will it really matter later? Are you on the right path? are you doing enough? It’s almost becoming claustrophobic in your own head. The streets are too crowded, everything is too clustered and you cannot BREATHE.

Then it starts to rain and the streets clear up of the crowd. The fog settles on the higher mountains and the droplets of rain glisten.You listen. There is no one on this step but you. For a second all there is , is you. The sound of rain and the slash of tires skidding against rain painted asphalt. It’s beautiful just to be there and enjoy the sight, sound and smell of the rain.  It makes you smile . No one knows you like you do. No one knows how much you enjoy this moment. No one knows your endurance and perseverance. You don’t realize that the rain cloud in your mind has cleared . Such a beautiful day and a blessed life you have. Take a step ,and let’s enjoy the rest of the day.




Book Thoughts:The Winner’s Crime

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For some reason I forgot that I was reading a series somewhere into the middle of the book. So imagine my shock and heartbreak when this book ended the way it did. My goodness. What an action packed adventure! I found myself holding my breath a lot for some of these amazingly well placed issues! Especially this conflict between her love for Arin and her love for her father! Wow . Nicely done! I am just as exhausted emotionally as I am certain Kestrel must be at this point. How does she even keep going enough for a book 3??? She is in need of the longest vacation ever and to think she just turned 18. Inhale.Exhale. Book 3 here I come.

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Book Thoughts:The Rose and The Dagger

The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THis WAS AMAZING! I could not put this down at all. Every minute of every second I was at it. I cried with IRSA!! I could not believe it. Sigh . All great books must come to an end I suppose. What do I do now? My eyes are sore from binge reading and I don’t even want to come back to reality where there is no Caliph Khalid and no Joonam. Sigh. WHy.

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