When Fan Art is Life Changing Part 2

Sometimes I just need to fangirl, badly. You can see it in the predecessor of this post (When fan art is life changing part 1) or in my many posts sobbing about Fanfic so amazing I literally can’t not share it.

So this is another one of those moments.

Needless to say I am UNWELL.

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Recently a there have been a few pieces of fan art that just make me a puddle (spoilers for ACOTAR ahead *duh duh duh*). Now please excuse the rest of this post where I display the true level of Fangirl Trash that I am.

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And yes…I have this sticker on my laptop. No shame.

The first are all by Coralie Jubénot who you can find on tumblr at http://cocotingo.tumblr.com/tagged/my+art or on twitter as @Merwild. She has done some absolutely STUNNING ACOTAR and TOG art. There are so many amazing ones I could share, so it was difficult to narrow it down to a few favorites. Her depiction of Feyre and her sisters are my favorites and her drawing of Rhys are beautiful.

This first one is her drawing of all 3 Archeron sisters and I think it’s stunning and that she captured the 3 of them so well.

2 other favorites are these photos of Feyre in night court attire and of course Starfall. Just looking at them so happy and holding each other makes me want to cry and collapse to the floor. BTW I did not include the PG-13/R/M drawings of some certain scenes from ACOMAF. One involving a certain high lords hands in a chilly inn and the other involving lots and lots of paint (following delicious meal of soup, if you know what I mean…)

Now the exciting thing is that she has just stared reading the Throne of Glass series (she’s only on Crown of Midnight so I’m sure we’ll have some special characters from Heir of fire soon). But for now her drawing of Celaena is my favorite and her depiction of Chaol is amazing. She’s also done head shot of Nehemia and Dorian, both amazing. (Left to Right: Celaena, Dorian, Chaol, Nehemia)

BUT it does not end there. She also has a gorgeous piece of Chaol fetching Celaena from Endovier and it is stunning. He looks like a captain of the guard and she looks like she was just pulled from a mine.

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GAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH. I love it.

Now I know I may be spiraling, but unfortunately I’m not done there. Oh no. I’m fully aboard the crazy train.

As you may know, I recently finished Crooked Kingdom and so naturally I had to pin all the new Six of Crows art to my pinterest board and came across this beauty from Fictograph.

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I’m not exactly sure why, but this is my favorite Kaz Inej art I’ve come across. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re out feeding the crows, but I think it’s beautiful.

Again. I am unwell.

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-Thanks for Reading (slash listening to the progressive ramblings of a fangirl)

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Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sara J. Maas

Non-Spoilery:

So if you haven’t read the Throne of Glass Series then I don’t know what you’re doing with your life but you’re doing something wrong. Sara J. Maas’s Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in the series and it is flawless. Go read it and come back because trust me you do not want to be spoiled for this one.

Spoilers Ahead!

Ok so Queen of Shadows where do I even begin. Let me tell you I have never been so indecisive about picking an OTP for a book. Normally I start a book, and if there’s any kind of love triangle I am immediately attached to one of the guys and I will stick with him the entire series. In the Throne of Glass series I was lost. First book, I couldn’t decide if I like Dorian of Chaol better but as the relationship between Dorian and Celaena developed I was ok with that. Then in Crown of Midnight, I was all for team Chaol. Then that literally fell apart and I didn’t think I would like book 3 because she was leaving both of them behind. Introducing Rowan. But of course in Heir of Fire we were reminded so many times that their feeling for each other weren’t romantic so how disappointed was I when she was leaving without him at the end.

And now here we are in Queen of Shadows and the Aelin Rowan relationship is just perfect.  I have never had to wait 4 books to see a romance realized and been totally ok with it. It was perfect. They are the ULTIMATE OTP. The silent conversations, the sass, the fierce protectiveness of each other is flawless.

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Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas 

A quick summary (spoiler free):

Celaena is Ardaland’s Assasin. But she’s been caught and working in a labor camp. Now she’s being offered a chance at redemption in a “goblet of fire” style contest to become the Kings champion. However, once she’s in the castle strange things start happening, contestants are being murderer and no one knows why or how.

Seriously if you have not started these yet, you need to. This series is amazing. It’s going to be a series of 6 books plus a prequel collection of novellas and it’s an amazing fantasy read with a badass main character and an all star cast. The entire book is filled with excitement, great honor scenes and some male leads so perfect it’s too hard to choose.

The long story…(spoilers ahead!):
Ok so my journey with this book began long before I read it. When I was a junior in high school I got a kindle and became a huge bookworm again (I had been in a reading slump in 9th and 10th grade). After getting this kindle and devouring the hunger games and mortal instruments I dove headfirst into the land of YA and got a goodreads account. From the first day I had the account it suggested throne of glass. And I ignored it. Because it was that hideous cover of the genetic girl holding a knife and the description sounded horrible “Two men love her, the whole world fears her, only she can save them all” or something like that. So I passed. Well it was always coming up as a recommendation and I kept ignoring it until the summer after my freshman year of college (over 2 years later). It wasn’t until my favorite booktuber polandbananasbooks gushed over it and had this beautiful cover that I decided to give it a go, since Christine had only led me astray once (didn’t like the legend series…don’t ask).  Continue reading