Forever Disguised Book tour Day 5 *SPOILER FREE review*
This book is the sequel to First Came Forever. I really enjoyed that book and I was super excited to read this one because the first book left us with some twists
I don’t think any book has ever made me this happy and sad at the same time!! I laughed, I swooned, I cried (well almost) I knew that I would enjoy it, but I fell in love instead.
I loved the characters.(most of them hehe) It’s rare that a writer comes along that not only knows how to write memorable characters with an amazing storyline and that also knows how to sprinkle it with the right touch of bittersweet emotion, mystery and romance.
I was expecting something fluffy and cute and whilst those elements were there, the underlying tone of the story was a lot more serious.Our main character is dealing with their own demons and struggles.
I completely lost myself in this book. The real emotional centre point of the story comes from the absence that Erica feels in her life due to the absence of Sasha. The overall tone of this book was really enjoyable.
Annie brings out some of her very best writing! There’s never a good place to put this book down because something new is always occurring.
This story is definitely told in an entertaining way but there are some moments that have you questioning just how much someone would have to sacrifice for love & friendship!! The ending was heartbreaking!!
I definitely would recommend this for those that like a contemporary book surrounding royalty. MOST IMPORTANTLY this book also focuses on the issues faced by LGBTQ teenagers
The return of the God Queen is not what everyone hoped… Humans have long since spread their numbers among the stars. Now far, far into the future, war has torn the Tyre Star Cluster into two major political factions. The militant Dominion have gained the upper hand in the last decade with the murder of Niklaryn Ettowa, the progressive Federation’s champion. Some considered the war to be almost won. Yet there are those who claim the war will not be ended by mortals…but by the rebirth of the gods. Rei lived most of her life bartending on one Earth’s backwater towns. She daydreams of something more, traveling the stars, and destroying the man who murdered her brother Niklaryn. Her dream is within her grasp only if she accepts her fate as the God Queen. Bronx is disillusioned with being a reincarnated god, let alone a reaper. He pays his penance by isolating himself and taking up the mantle of a combat medic. When the sister of his old mentor Niklaryn storms in to join the cause will he find something worth fighting for? Together with others, they must help the Federation tip the scales in their favor, but clashing plans for the gods threatens to tear it all apart. Jupiter Ascending meets X-Men in this epic New Adult space opera bursting with star-crossed romance, elemental magic, and an adventure across the star cluster, perfect for fans of A Spark of White Fire.
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR:
How long did it take you to write God Queen? Too long. I originally came up with the idea when I was about thirteen and wrote numerous versions of the story until I finally had a version I was happy with at thirty-three.
What is the significance of the title? One of the original titles was simply Volocio. After a while it felt too exotic and not enticing enough. The God Queen is also unique as far as titles go but a combination you won’t see often and I hoped it would entice people to come check out my story. I thought it was a powerful title and made more of a statement than other attempts at titles.
What was the inspiration for the story? I mentioned earlier that I came up with the idea when I was thirteen. My two great loves at the time were Star Wars and Sailor Moon. I loved the idea of the magical girl genre and reincarnation and finding someone you were destined to be with. Also I love a good space opera so I started melding the two ideas together and my MC Rei was the result.
How did you select the names of your characters? Rei is my nod to Sailor Moon. Granted, the character Rei is based off of Makoto (Sailor Jupiter) but I liked the name of Sailor Mars. Bronx came from the movie Medicine Man with Sean Connery (of, this movie dates betrays how old I am). It’s been a long time since I have seen that movie but I remember the name Bronx being thrown around as a nickname, and I liked it….so I kept it and thus my Reaper had a name!
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I have always loved telling stories. I didn’t occur to me that I could really be a writer until I was about twelve. I did a writing workshop that my English teacher had recommended to my mother that I take and since then I was hooked!
How long do you spend researching before writing a book? That’s a tough question since TGQ took so long to get off the ground, but book 2 has been more telling. I have spent about two months researching and plotting before I started really writing.
Who is the author you most admire in your genre? Sangu Mandanna is someone I greatly admire at the moment. I haven’t seen many space operas that really bring magic to the science fiction setting and she did just that! I absolutely adore A Spark of White Fire and I am glad there are other books out there that really meld the two genres of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? I took up snowboarding and biking when I moved to Germany because my husband does both quite avidly. Honestly, whatever takes me to the Alps is my favorite thing to do. I grew up in Indiana which is frightfully flat so I can never get tired of the view of the mountains. My husband took me to Austria for my birthday this last year and we went bike riding and hiking in the Alps. I was in heaven the whole time.
Do you believe in writer’s block? I did until I went and saw Neil Gaiman do a reading of his newest book (new at the time) The Ocean at the End of the Lane. He talked about his time as a journalist and having deadlines. He said you couldn’t afford to have writer’s block in that environment – you have to learn to push through it. And I agree with him. I maintained a blog every week for the last five years (and even every day for the first three months!) and he was right. You have to push through it – even if the words don’t make sense and you hate what you’re writing at the moment. The thing is – sometimes you go back and read what you sludge through and discover that it’s really not that bad. So much of writer’s block is purely mental and once you get into the habit of writing (it doesn’t have to be every day but enough to reach a deadline you’ve given yourself) then you will find writer’s block doesn’t come as often.
Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you. I studied four foreign languages in college (Spanish – which is one of my degrees, German, French, and Russian). I am fluent in Spanish and German, but I wish I got to learn more Russian.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mari is a half-Peruvian, half-American hobbit and pug owner who was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where she grew up writing Sailor Moon/ Gundam Wing fanfiction. She studied biology and Spanish at Indiana University where she decided to revive an old space opera she wrote in her high school years.
Mari, a native Hoosier, currently lives in southern Germany where she entertains people with her adventures as an American expat in the Land of Beer and Pretzels on her blog and YouTube channel Adventures of La Mari.com as well as the adventures of her pugs, Abner and Roxy. When she’s not writing, Mari cooks, snowboards, dances to the beat of her own drum, reads late into the night, and binge watches Netflix with her husband. The God Queen is her debut novel.
To learn more about the world of The God Queen – check out MLTishner.com
The tile of the book says it all. I absolutely loved it. I could relate to it.殺 A book about loving yourself first, growing up and moving on鹿 This collection of poetry was gorgeous. I took as much time as I could with them. Full of emotion and so meaningful. Empowering. It gives the word “selfish” a whole new meaning: yes I’ll love my self first, I’ll prioritize me. I come first. I deserve happiness too.
2. Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
This is the second book in the illustrated book series “Diary of a wimpy kid” This was a fun fast paced book. I read wimpy kid books when I’m not in a good mood and they always cheer me up.
3. Heartless by Marissa meyer
Heartless is a retelling of the infamous Queen of Hearts from Alice in wonderland. I’ve always had a thing for villains. I like reading about them and getting to know them better. After all villains are not born. They are made.
The book was absolutely beautiful. We get to know Catherine who is our protagonist. And how she became the queen of hearts. If you love Alice in wonderland like me.. you’ll love it.
4. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
I’m pretty sure you can tell by reading the title. This book is about a toxic relationship. This was my first ever colleen Hoover book and I liked it. The start was pretty good. I liked the characters. Tbh I liked it more towards the end.
This book is so full of emotion. It was a hellofva rollercoaster ride.
5. Heartstopper volume 1 by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper is a graphic novel. This was my first ever graphic novel and it was an awesome experience.
The illustrations were beautiful and the story was super cute. Overall it was a fun fast paced book that I read in 30 minutes.
That’s all.. I tried to read more but my schedule wouldn’t let me. I have so many books that I really want to read. Let’s see how m7any books I can tackle in December.
Book: A court of thorns and Roses Author: Sarah J Maas Rating: 4/5
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
So, I decided to write a review of the first book that I read in 2019, A court of Thorns and Roses. I like going into a book knowing absolutely nothing about it. That’s just how I like it. I read the synopsis sometimes but usually I just check the genres and I’m like “Yep, I’m reading this!” Same was the case with this one. This was my first ever fantasy novel. SHOCKING! Yes I know. I had absolutely no idea what happens in the book or what it’s about. After a few chapters I was thinking “sounds an awful lot like beauty and the beast” and guess what? It’s a beauty and the beast retelling and I love that fairy tale. The World’s divided in two. Faeries and Mortals lived separately after the war. There’s Feyre, a simple mortal girl who lives a pretty crappy life. She comes from a poor family but they weren’t always poor. Her father somehow lost all his wealth. Feyre has two very ungrateful sisters and a father who just doesn’t care. Their mother is not with them anymore. Feyre hunts and provides for her family. Without her her family would starve and probably die (I’d feel bad for her but she reminds this whole situation to us so many times that it gets annoying). So one day while hunting Feyre kills a faerie. The rule is “a life for a life”. Feyre killed a faerie, now she is going to die too, right? WRONG! Instead, she gets to go in the faerie’s land and live a luxurious life (she hates Faeries). So after that things start moving at a snail’s pace. She gets to know more about the Faerie who “kidnapped” her. She learns that he isn’t some wild creature. The faerie tries to teach her to write because feyre can’t. I mean that is a nice twist to the Disney beauty and the beast? Belle loves reading and Feyre well…. Feyre is nothing but ungrateful, insulting and rude to the faerie and the servants. Nothing seems to please her. Feyre soon learns that something else is going on. She wasn’t just taken from her home because she killed a faerie. There’s a curse over the Faerie land. The evil lurking can destroy the faerie world and take down the mortal lands with it. Can she break the curse? Will she save the Faeries even though she loathes them? Read the book to find out!
Honestly, I can’t say much about this book without spoiling it! All I can say is that you have to read it! It’s a bit slow at the start, like I mentioned before but it gets really interesting afterwards. I loved the world building, it had the right amount of thrill and action. There were no unnecessary details. Really interesting characters. Feyre was a bit annoying at the start, I know, but she’s a badass disguised as a stupid person xD
I would recommend this to all B&B fans, those of you who love fantasy, romance and adventure, this is for you. I have one last thing to say While reading if you want to DNF it just keep reading it gets better. The starting sucks but you’ll love the end. And ooh the cliffhanger!! SJM can do no wrong!
Hi guys, Noor here! I’m a college student who also happens to be a book nerd. I loved reading books when I was a wee little baby and as I grew older my love for books increased tenfold.
I recently made a bookstagram because I wanted to share my love of books and fangirl with others who are just as obsessed with books as I am!! And now after thinking about it for ages I made a blog (YAYY I’m so excited!) so I can review the books that I read and talk about other stuff. Music, TV, Movies and my adventures in wonderland lol.
So my hobbies include reading (obviously), cooking and baking, listening to music. I like sketching and painting but I’m a moody artist! I like learning new languages. I know a bit of French and I’m currently learning German.