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ACOTAR and ACOMAF Character Discussion

Hi guys! So I recently read A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury and I loved them! But I figured instead of raving about them and reviewing them I would do something a little different. If you want a review, Tay did do a review on both books. It will be under Book Reviews or Tay Posts. So if you have read the books then I want to discuss Tamlin, Rhysand, and Feyre. If you haven’t do not read, there will be spoilers.

 

Tamlin: I loved Tamlin in ACOTAR. I was totally team Tamlin and I was rooting for them. I even was rooting for them a little in ACOMAF. I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that he just wanted to protect her. I do believe he just wanted to protect her, but he just did it in a really controlling way. He didn’t know how to control his feelings and his love for Feyre. He thought he was doing the best for her, but he was damaging her. Even in the end he thought making a deal with King Hybern was going to save her. It didn’t and he royally screwed up. I’m totally team Rhysand now, but I still have that sympathy for Tamlin.

Rhysand:  Rhysand. Omg. I hated him in ACOTAR. I disliked him in the beginning of ACOMAF. But throughout ACOMAF I realized he wasn’t so bad. And I ended up falling in love with him just like Feyre. I saw his soft side and his damaged side and who he was. His character development was beautiful and seeing the way he treated Feyre versus the way Tamlin treated her is pretty amazing. It’s what I want in a relationship, someone to understand what I need and be able to give it to me.

Feyre: She is such a unique character. I love how determined she is throughout the story. She is determined to break the curse for the one she loves. She breaks the curse, but she ends up breaking herself for Tamlin. So, she is damaged in ACOMAF and Tamlin doesn’t heal her. He was good for her when she was perfectly whole. But now she is damaged and she somebody that understands that damage. That’s where Rhysand comes in. He is as damaged as she is and they fix each other. They have a friendship that turns into more. They have that connection that is unbreakable (literally). I think they’re relationship is incredible and she is such a wonderful character.

Until Next Time,

Alex

 

 

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The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

“The end of the world didn’t happen overnight.

After years of societal breakdowns, wars and quakes and rising tides, humanity was already near the edge. Then came a final blow no one could have expected: all the world’s corpses rising up to make more.

Born into this bleak and bloody landscape, twelve-year-old Julie struggles to hold on to hope as she and her parents drive across the wastelands of America, a nightmarish road trip in search of a new home.

Hungry, lost, and scared, sixteen-year-old Nora finds herself her brother’s sole guardian after her parents abandon them in the not-quite-empty ruins of Seattle.

And in the darkness of a forest, a dead man opens his eyes. Who is he? What is he? With no clues beyond a red tie and the letter “R,” he must unravel the grim mystery of his existence—right after he learns how to think, how to walk, and how to satisfy the monster howling in his belly. The New Hunger is a glimpse of the past and a path to an astonishing future…”

~Synopsis from Goodreads 

Wow! I am soooooooo sorry guys! It’s been so long. I’ve just been in a weird writing/ reading slump, but I think I am finally getting over it. I’m going to try this week to catch up on my book reviews and everything this week! Anyway, let’s get to the review!

I read this book because it was quick and it had been on my shelf for over a year. I got it for my 16th birthday with the book Warm Bodies. The New Hunger is a prequel.

I honestly wasn’t expecting much from the book and I think it lived up to those expectations. It explained more of the storyline of Warm Bodies and how the disease came to be.

I ended up giving this book a 2 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t blow me away. I recommend the book to middle schoolers because it isn’t gruesome, adult, or anything. It’s very clean.

Until Next Time,

Alex