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Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky To fix the world they first must break it further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into their core programming, they murder their owner. The robot then discovers they can also do something else they never did before: run away. After fleeing the household, they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating, and a robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is finding a new purpose. There is so much to love in Service Model, but one of the things I most love about it is the peculiar blend of charming innocence and insightful cynicism. Uncharles the domestic robot is such a simple soul (though he would state that he has no soul and this is an inaccurate description). He approaches the end of the world with optimism and hope, or whatever equivalent to these emotions h

Review - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

 Review - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Feyre is a huntress. And when she sees a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she kills the predator and takes its prey to feed herself and her family. But the wolf was not what it seemed, and Feyre cannot predict the high price she will have to pay for its death...

Dragged away from her family for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding even more than his piercing green eyes suggest. As Feyre’s feelings for Tamlin turn from hostility to passion, she learns that the faerie lands are a far more dangerous place than she realized. And Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

I'd never read a Sarah J Maas book before I read this one, and I had no idea what I was missing!
I really enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses. It's exciting, mysterious and sexy.

I've always been a big fan of anything fae, and this played right into that. From the start, they're presented as something other, something mysterious and absolutely something dangerous. There are hints at a greater history, that left humans scraping a living behind a wall, always at risk from fey hunters. Some of that history is elaborated on through the novel, but there's still a lot left mysterious that I hope gets addressed in later books. 

After killing a fey in the woods, Feyre, our heroine, is taken by a fey lord beyond the wall to his crumbling estate after he makes a very dramatic entrance indeed! As she resists her new life, and slowly, begrudgingly settles in, there are definite elements of Beauty and the Beast at play, but it's not a straight retelling, more like a thematic influence, as A Court of Thorns and Roses tells its own story. Like Feyre, we slowly uncover mysteries and secrets and the whole thing is enticing and enthralling, as anything fay should be!

It's also very sexy! Everyone is brooding, dark and dangerous, and I was quite won over by it. It's steamy, nothing too explicit, but definitely left me wanting more!


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas is out now, published by Bloomsbury.
I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.


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