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Now you should ask me how in hell HP can be attached or compared to ACOTAR series!?
First of all, I want to say there’s going to be a lot of spoilers further. Before you get lost too far in my blog post, I want you to know that you do it at your risk.
Secondly, with this review, I’ve never wanted to compare none of these great books. They are unique and extremely independent to similize. That’s not my goal! So stop blaming me for all sins you’ve already imagined I’m able to write in here. I never will claim these books are alike.
All I want to say is that I’ve found at least 7 plot tricks those Rolling used in HP books and they are very close to the plot tricks Maas told us about in A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
An unexpected twist, right? Yep, his is the aim I’m moving toward – give you more than a general review of the excellent books. As you see, I’m a little bit late to this party as everyone has already read the third book A Court of Wings and Ruin that was released on May 2. Most book bloggers have managed to share opinions and reviews asap. But as for me, I had a once-in-a-lifetime chance: to read all three books at once and get a complete emotional spectrum in the end. Nah, I have read none of them before. NONE. Shame on me! That’s why it took me so long. I wanted to stuck in the Prythian FOREVER.
So all kind words have been written and read, and I will agree with the most of your opinions – it was a mind-blowing reading! One of the best.
Woo-hoo. Thank you, Sarah J. Maas, for the amazing adventure I had.
It’ll be my honor and delight to share with you a couple of best reviews I read. You can trust these girls as I trust their every word. (Be aware of spoilers!)
The Bibliothèque Blog is one of the best. I have a crush on that girl. She is my inspiration, and her ACOWAR review is above and beyond.
Cait and her blog A Page With A View will bring you aesthetic delight while you’ll absorb all her thoughts about the book.
Here is one more champion-reviewer Christine WeeReader. I took pleasure in her theories regarding future books. Hope they are not just theories but predictions.
And now, let’s talk about the plot tricks I found absorbing the story those made me feel kinda ‘Ho-ho? HP breaks through the pages of ACOTAR.’
---1--- Bargain or Unbreakable Vow?
Faeries are above all in striking bargains. They always have the best deals, and they have all the guarantees against breaking an oath because you never know how magic will punish you to keep the world in balance. Sometimes aftermath is death. The similar punishment will receive those who’ll not be going to fulfill Unbreakable Vow. No matter you made a bargain or Unbreakable Vow, both of them carve marks on the body as a deal reminder.
---2--- Tamlin and Severus - third wheel story.
These two background boyfriends are alike in many ways. One of them is they are unfortunate in love. They’ve succeeded to be the first who met heroine before her true love appeared. But they’re not rewarded by the happy ending. Despite this, they’ve carried their love throughout their stories, fought for this feeling and guts told them what decisions to make. Until the very end, we assumed that they are stone-hearted villains. After all, we’ve discovered kindness in them. Tamlin and Severus are the most significant characters. We can’t deny the fact that they’re the cause of the story ends with happily-ever-after although they get no happy ending.
---3--- Suriel-Dobby character.
---4--- Ouroboros - the Mirror of Erised.
We know the Mirror of Erised from HP books as the mirror that shows “deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” But as long as you’ll look into it, it will drive you mad. Interesting… Hmm… So how it can be Maas has put into the story a mirror with the same properties? One can say, that Ouroboros mirror shows to the person, who looks into it, the truth about oneself, not the desires. But I want to notice that WE are our desires.
---5--- Is Amren animagus?
You definitely remember the way Sirius escaped from Azkaban prison. Thanks to his ability of animagus to turn into the animal, he fooled Dementors and freed himself. Amren did the same thing to escape from her prison and to deceive magical doors of her cage. One thing she managed to do differently is to choose a more delightful form of existence, High Fae. She is a girl; we can’t judge her for that.
The best way to intrigue me and to keep my attention while reading is to leave tiny insignificant details throughout the plot developing. They grab my attention at once as I understand the author has put them into the story not without a purpose. These details are like scattered breadcrumbs, and I enjoy to collect them. Rolling is great in this game, and Maas used such narration method even better.
---7--- Personal sort of ALWAYS.
I just wanna leave here two different fragments from HP and ACOWAR books. They are very unlike, but they carry the same feeling. Let your thoughts be yours, and mine be mine on that score.
‘I have spied for you, and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter—’
‘But this is touching, Severus,’ said Dumbledore seriously. ‘Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?’
‘For him?’ shouted Snape. ‘Expecto patronum!’
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: she landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
‘After all this time?’
‘Always,’ said Snape.
I looked up, finding his gaze on me – not angry or frustrated, but … sad. Knowing. “I want to share this bed with you, though,” I breathed. “I want you to hold me.”
Stars flickered to life in his eyes. “Always,” he promised, kissing my brow, his wings now enveloping me completely. “Always.”
That’s all folks, guys. Have found more? Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments below.