Boy did I somehow not expect to be hit right in the feels almost immediately after starting Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros. Violet reminiscing about the death of someone very close to her from the previous book, Fourth Wing, had me feeling the pain of it all over again and NO THOSE ARE NOT TEARS IN MY EYES RIGHT NOW. Seriously though, every time I thought I was passed the agony, the book just tried to break me all over again which added up to me being an emotional wreck right from the start.
Aurora has a complicated family that has resulted in some attachment issues on her part. As a result she has a difficult time getting involved with anyone that is anything beyond causal.
Murtagh was always one of my favourite characters in the original Inheritance Cycle and his was one of the stories I desperately wanted more of. To have this wish finally come true is honestly incredible and I was smitten by the deep dive into Murtagh’s mind right from the opening page.
Fall of Ruin and Wrath by Jennifer L. Armentrout has been on my “must read” list since its announcement. As a big fan of her last adult romantic fantasy, this one sounded even more intriguing and I knew I would be sucked into the world immediately. I was not disappointed in this and very quickly I felt this world was quite possibly the authors most unique and intriguing one yet.
Ella has tried to contain her desires for as long as they’ve existed in her. To the world, she’s innocent, a prude, and most certainly not a sexual deviant. Even to herself, she doesn’t allow her curiousity about what more there could be to sex so much as cross her mind as something she might be interested in exploring. Until one night. A circus of any and all forms of sexual debauchery comes to her part of town and she is unable to resist the draw of exploring this side of herself despite trying to fight her intrigue.