Last Stand (The Black Mage #4) by Rachel E. Carter

I really don’t know how to write a convincing review for everyone to give this series a chance. To be honest when you see the book covers it looks like the same as other fantasy books and it didn’t even stand, I did’t even noticed this years ago when it was published  but I’m glad it took me a while to read them because I would be a mess of feelings dealing with each book’s endings while waiting for the next book to come out.

I never thought it would all come to this, the story and the characters evolved so much I could not even describe everything properly because I’m just a bundle of feelings and this series gripped me so much. It was all about pain, grief and revenge gone are the innocent first years from the first book, what they are are shades of gray. I don’t even think that the author will give me my happy ending because page by page I was breaking for the characters.

“Gods, every one of us was tainted. All of us shades of gray. This world of innocence was a lie.”

It only has 453 pages but I swear to you every page was worth the read, there was nothing dragging about this series. I’m a sucker for Fantasy Romance books but I believe it’s more than that, the writing was beautiful and the way Rachel E. Carter described every feeling especially that epilogue.

I swear the tears just kept on flowing and I wish I could just hug someone right now and just talk about how this book should get more readers because truly it deserves more and I’ll be adding this series to my favorites.

 

Rating: 5 favorite stars!!!

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Candidate (The Black Mage #3) by Rachel E. Carter

You do not know how this book just gut me. There I was reading it like it wouldn’t do anything to me, like I already figure it out, and that it wouldn’t surprise me it all. Oh boy I was so wrong! This book just left me bleeding!!!

I was not ready for that ending! Why can’t everything be okay? Why must Rachel do this to me? Why?!

I don’t want to say anything, all you need to learn is that this book really left its mark. Hands down!!!

Rating:  5/5 Bleeding Stars!!!

Apprentice (The Black Mage #2) by Rachel E. Carter

You know guys, The second book got better! This book is action packed. Ryiah is now an apprentice and the lessons and got harder and harder. Friendship is tested and oh boy we got ourselves a love triangle and Ryiah is like playing pokemon here… Bahahahaha

I really can’t blame her for securing her heart. Ah humans! such selfish beings and a little foolish when it comes to love but I was enjoying every bit of this. I fangirled a lot and to be honest I was rooting for both Prince Darren and Ian, I love them both and a little competition makes the romance more interesting, don’t you think? Those guys are not hard to love.

And seriously the character development and as well as the plot were really on point, the secondary characters were awesome  and I actually screamed and rolled on my bed reading the last chapter! OMG!!! that was so epic!!!

Glad I already have the 3rd book because I don’t know what I will do after reading what I just read.

Rating: 5/5 Awesome Stars!

First Year (The Black Mage #1) by Rachel E. Carter

It’s really funny that I’m making a review of this book because I already posted my review of Last Stand, the final book. I never got to make a review because I actually binge read the whole series. Yes it was that good!

When I stared reading First year, I thought that the story is really promising and the heroine is very easy to love. I admire Ryiah’s resilience, I hope I’m half as resilient as her when it comes to studying… lol

My impression of Prince Darren was a slow burn, I really didn’t like him at first because who would want a cocky and broody Prince right? Well I guess some of you … lol  … but it’s not hard to know that he’s going to be likable.  Very very likable .. hahaha

And just like learning how to cast fire I think the slow burning romance that happened here is perfect and I knew it will continue to happen in the sequels.

I swear to you guys Read this series!

Rating: 4/5 Promising Stars!

Him / Lost at Sea

I feel like I’ve been here searching my whole life
for something that’s not existing
but every time I give up
something in me tries to pull back and find it again
it’s like I’m finding my way back to the shore
but I keep getting lost at sea
I need something other than this freezing darkness
I’ve hovered in this void for too long
I need a light to guide me
a fire to warm me
then I saw her
like a beacon shining brightly everything about her is warm and cozy
the beauty that is her
the warmth that tethered every frost
the radiant flames that burned for me
her fire that touched my soul

finally ..

-Henz G.

The sequel to HER …. This is HIM trying to find the missing puzzle. I call this one LOST AT SEA. Again, I made this poem for a friend.

Her / The Girl on fire

like the fire in me
I want to burn
and keep burning
burn, until it reaches you
burn, because you’re worth my warmth
I will burn till my embers turn to ashes
I will burn till the soul in me dies
and if there’s a life after that
I will burn for all eternity
if that’s what it takes
for this flames of longing
to reach and touch you
I will burn

-Henz G.

I’ve made this poem last February. A friend ask me to write something for his secret project. The temporary title for this poem was HER but I guess I’ll add THE GIRL ON FIRE too. This actually has a sequel.

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Seriously I don’t really know what to feel about this book, I really love  A Court of Mist and Fury even the sex scenes disappointed me but it’s still my favorite after reading this book. I was really excited to read this given the fact that the previous book left a huge cliffhanger but after reading the first few chapters of this book the pacing felt like I was reading A Court of Thorns and Roses. I wanted Feyre to be cunning, I want the High Lady of the Night Court to be the death incarnate once she unleash her fury but she didn’t felt that way, I think she like to talk much but her words and action differs.

“My goal was bigger than revenge. My purpose greater than personal retribution.”

But still even though this book disappointed me with it’s pacing it didn’t erased the fact that I had goosebumps while reading it. I really love the beauty of friendship shown here. I was crying every time a character become selfless or an enemy became an ally .. I cried about Tamlin and somewhat forgave him too but I wish Maas wrote more of that, I really wanted the closure to be so much more than that. I cried when Amren did what she needed, I cried when Rhysand … by the Couldron my heart stopped at that one.

Rhysand .. my Rhys .. I’m just so in love with this High Lord that I cried when that happend, I don’t want to say it here.

“I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have… the wait was worth it.”

Despite the things that disappointed me in this book, I still couldn’t hate it because it brought out too much emotions in me. I just wish the next book will be more exciting and different that this one. And I think it would be so much better that SJM would just end it with the 4th book … I really think it would be fitting that way, I don’t want the story to be stretched too long … I want to love this series, I don’t want to be fed up reading it.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Poetic Fantasy

my love, ravish me like no other
I’m your parchment willing to be written
let your quill caress every part of me
I’ll savor every ink that dries
every stroke an ecstasy
every period an end and a beginning
every word an explosion of fire within me
I’m your lady, your muse
giving in to every poetic fantasy

-Henz G.