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Hello everyone, long time no see! 

I apologize for not posting anything in an uber long time. I've been so busy with school, work, and everything in between. I'm planning to come back as I have many great posts to share! There will be recipes, beauty posts, and hopefully some videos coming up soon! 

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Weekend Baking on Sunday at 10:00 EDT 

Makeup Monday on Monday at 1300 EDT 

A food post on Wednesday at 1300 EDT

Book reviews on Saturday at 10:00 EDT 

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Guest Post: A Court of Thorns and Roses Review by Fantasy Angel

Hello everyone! My name is Fantasy Angel (it's my blogger name, not real name) and I come from Avid Reader, a blog on books, their movies and writing in general. I am here on Melody Anne's lovely blog to give you guys a review of the book A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, one of my favorite authors. 

Ok so the premise of the books is (based on Goodreads' description): "When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever."

Now this book is supposed to be sort of based off Beauty and the Beast but with quite an obvious twist (cough fairies cough) and I knew that before starting the book. For the first several chapters of the book though I couldn't figure it out because of the fairie twist. Now after maybe the first five to ten chapters, the similarities between ACOTAR and Beauty and the Beast became more and more clear but the book didn't seem like it was ripping off from BATB because there were bigger problems in the book and Maas played that off beautifully. Her writing and the plot are amazing (I also recommend her Throne of Glass series to read because that is blow away amazing as well). The way she incorporates action, romance, emotion etc with just 26 letters is absolutely phenomenal and she is definitely at the top of my favorite authors list.

Now as for the characters: I loved them all! Feyre, the main character, felt a bit Katniss like at times with her hunting and her sometimes "I volunteer for tribute!" attitude which I loved because it gave me more of a connection to her. I also loved how fierce she is without being emotionless and remote. Tamlin, Lucien and Aliss (the latter two are characters unmentioned in the synopsis) were also amazing! I loved reading about them and seeing everyone's chemistry and personality and the way they all just bounced off one another. It was truly wonderful character wise. 

All in all, I definitely recommend this book to you because it is amazing. I loved it so much and if you are into Hunger Games, Beauty and the Beast and/or action and romance, you should definitely read this book. If you do or have read the book (or any of Maas' other books) comment below! If you haven't, tell me if you would read this book based on this review and/or anything else you've heard about the book or Sarah J Maas! 

I hope you liked this post! If you did, like this and come out to Avid Reader and hopefully you'll like it there as well and follow :) Anyway, thanks again to Melody Anne for this awesome opportunity and thanks to you guys for reading this! Have a great day/night and tata for now!

Guest Post: "The Confessions of a True Womanizer" Book Review

“The Confessions of a True Womanizer” 2Q==

Synopsis

The Confessions of a True Womanizer is a Romance/Drama about a young man name Romeo Roosevelt that tries to find his way into treating women right. Romeo grows up watching his father romance his mother and other women. Romeo admires his dad’s abilities to be a smooth ladies man. Romeo of course wants to grow up being a ladies man just like his father. Romeo is blessed with his father’s handsome looks and as he grows into a man, he takes advantage of that. Jumping from woman to woman, confused on how to really stay faithful to a woman because Romeo was never taught how to truly treat a woman. Romeo reunites with a long lost love and tries to get his act right just for her. The question is; will he be able to? This is an incredible story of a young man trying to find himself after growing up in a drama filled household. Romeo Roosevelt is the main character that a lot of men can relate to in real life. A father figure is so important in a young man’s life and this story is a prime example of that. This novel is for everyone to read. No matter your race, gender, background, culture, etc. This is an enjoyable read for people who love great stories with great morals to it! This book has twenty something enjoyable chapters.

Character Review

The character Romeo in this book has a coming of age feel to him. While he is a grown man he still has a lot to learn about people as well as himself and how to be his own man. The story follows him around as he learns this as well as how to love the woman he is with. The writer of the book really understood how to make a reader care about the characters. as I was reading this book I began to care about Romeo as if he were an actual person. The creation on the character was great.

Review of the story

While the book was great overall I do wish that there was more to the woman he was falling in love with. The writer made her a really great character he did not make her as deep as he did Romeo. It would have been nice to read a little more about why he loved her and who she is. She needed a bit more development as well. The story was very unique, while it may sound a bit cliché when you think of the plot the author made it work effortlessly, holding the reader’s attention the entire time.

Overall

Overall this book receives 4.5/5 stars because it really is an amazing story, I enjoyed reading every moment of it and I’m sure you will too! The characters are relatable and really great and the author really knows what he is doing.

About the Blogger

Rene loves hiking, her cat ambush and her husband. not in that particular order. She also enjoys blogging about Books, Movies, TV shows and video games on her Blog http://Renereviews.com. If you want to get in touch with her you can contact her there.