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I'v had the worst book Hangover for like....10 months lol
It all began with 'Throne of Glass' in January.
Finished all the books that were released some time in February, and just could not find anything that was equal to it (in my mind any way).

Thankfully I had sequels to other books come out and that kept me busy for a while but finding new books hasn't been so easy.
which is crazy bc my goodreads 'to read' list is insane.

I read 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' and 'Mist and Fury'
and that only made it worse lol

Then  'Empire of Storms' came out and nowww I'm stuck again
Anyone else have this problem?
Any suggestions of how to help?
Anyone have anything comparable to and of Sarah J. Maas' books?
What are you reading btw?

I just finished 'Feuds' by Avery Hastings, and it was ok
idk if I'll read the sequel, it was one of those books where the main characters are in love even though they have only seen each other like 4 times.
But thats what I get by reading 'Young Adult' books
but also I'm stuck on those as well even though I'm 25...anyone else like that?

Or am I just crazy?

Prob just crazy knowing me lol
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kupuruu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
oh god yes finally someone whom shares the same problem as I
Well on my 'to read' list I have the Captive Prince trilogy. Its a fantasy based romance between to feuding kingdoms. Sounds cliche? I know BUT the surprising twist is that its actually a romance between 2 princes. Thats like gold right there. Its third and final book is one of the nominees for the Romance category in the Goodreads 2016 awards.

Have you read the Grisha series by Leigh Bardogov? Its simply wonderful. There are the original 3, Shadow & Bone, Siege & Storm and Rising & Ruin. Then there is the sister series "Six of Crows" and "Croocked Kingdom "

I'm currently re-reading the Young Elites series by Marie Lu. The third and final installation came out so I wanna re-read the series (because I'm obsessed with this woman). 

I would also recommend the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard and the Lunar Chronicals by Marissa Meyer
msbrit90 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
going to look up 'Captive Prince' now
I have heard of the Grisha series, but have not read them.
Right now I'm trying  'Falling Kingdoms' by Morgan Rhodes...but that one almost  has me scared bc the first 3 pages character glossaries. I'm like really? there are that many characters lol just wondering if I could keep up with them all
but I'm going to give it a shot.

I have read both the 'Red Queen' Series and 'Lunar Chronicals'
did you see the 'Red Queen' coloring book coming out next month?!
thats another thing, these companies are trying to take all my money with all these coloring books
I don't color like avidly but the art work is so pretty I have to have it!!!  
kupuruu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
If its got THAT many characters, then its probably based off a D&D game or something
that or you just simply MUST know all them characters XD 

and yes gods colouring books give me conflicting hibbie jibbies 
like i love them and enjoy colouring every now and then BUT do we really need colouring books?
because i currently have like 8 books to buy and i rather not buy amazingly, overly beautiful pictures which i must then colour and of course cry XD

Still I do suggest you take a look at some of Marie Lu's work. She's got this magical touch when it comes to writing and can pretty much dive into almost any sub genre of fiction. That and she's good at breaking hearts...
msbrit90 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall check her out :)

and yeah I don't need the coloring books but I just love the art so much!
love having more to compare these world/characters that are in our head 
kupuruu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
ah yes, besides pintrest boards and fanart at least XD
Beautiful-Darkside Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I had that problem for the first half of the year up until A Court of Mist and Fury came out.  Finally getting around to reading Empire of Storms right now, so don't spoil it for me please.  Not sure what I'm reading after though.  I have Lacey Sturm's biography sitting on my shelf, or I might pick up Hush Hush or something from my hoard of CS Lewis or Tolkien.

As for recommendations, The Kingkiller Chronicles series by Patrick Rothfuss was literally the best thing I read last year.  It's the first adult fantasy title I've been able to get through, and is an epic tale on par with Lord of the Rings, but a whole heck of a lot easier to read.

The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes is another great series you might enjoy (If I can finish a book in an average of 3 days or less, it's a good book).  As a bonus, the last book comes out in December.

And you still haven't read the Glittering Court.

Otherwise, as a break from fantasy you might like Fangirl or Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.  I seldom step outside the genre myself, but I was up half the night finishing the latter.

But yeah, most of what I read is YA, although I've slowly been picking up other things.  Neil Gaiman is another good one if it helps.
msbrit90 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No spoilers for EOS but let me know what you think when you get finished!

I actually am reading, or about to start reading 'Falling Kingdoms'
but the first couple pages of the 'Character Cast' got me like 'can I keep up with all this?'
But I'v heard good things so I'm going to give it a shot

yes still have Glittering Court

I tend to go more for fantasy/dystopian 
(not usually interested in just regular fiction/real life things if that makes sense) 
Beautiful-Darkside Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally ended up finishing it late Tuesday/early Wednesday after staring at the TV into the wee hours of morning to see the election results and dammit I hate cliff hangers that are this bad! XD

Actually ended up getting the coloring book for this one, and I'm currently in search of a Tolkien one that actually includes Glorfindel.  If you know of any, let me know.

It's a great series!  I have A Book of Spirits and Thieves sitting on my shelf too.  I'll have to let you know how that one is.  It's supposed to be some sort of spin off of the main series.

Yeah, that's how I usually am too, but I guess I make an exception for things that are rather depressing.  I'd say the same for movies as well, but I'm actually more partial to comedies (the Jim Carey type, not pervy R rated humor) and 70's-80's musicals.  The vast majority of my bookshelf is actually fantasy though, with a handful of biographies (Lacey Strum, Brian Head Welch) and religious stuff from CS Lewis and Donald Miller thrown in for good measure.

Speaking of CS Lewis, Till We Have Faces is a really good one.  It's a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, so it might still be up your alley.
msbrit90 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right!? when I first finished it I was like 'How on Earth am I going to survive for another year!'
but Rowan/Aelin...ughhh i just love them so muchhhh!!!!
and Dorian/Mannon. Mannon may be my favorite character of the entire series, her and Aelin are hard to choose between

but I have the next book of the 'Court of Thorns and Roses' series to look forward too.

'Falling Kingdoms' Good so far, I'm getting more into it the further I go . I leave for a cruise next Saturday and need to make sure I go to the library for the next one before i leave (on a 'no buying books' kick right now lol)

I'll have to look up both 'Till We Have Faces' and 'Book of Spirits' 
Beautiful-Darkside Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I know.  I think the third book in the Kingkiller Chronicles is supposed to be out next year as well and ahhh I can't wait :D

Yeah, honestly I'm a little more excited for that one right now.  Didn't care much for the first book in the series, but ACOMAF more than made up for that.

Ugh that sounds really hard.  I could never do that, but fortunately most of my books I get for $2 or less thrift shopping so I don't feel bad at all for that (especially since I don't read most of them right away).  And sometimes you can find e-books on Amazon on sale for that much too.  I'm lucky enough that the local library has a used book store in it, and there's a Goodwill that has only books in a nearby town.

If you've been looking to get into some CS Lewis, I'd say that's the best one to start with.  Red even has an album named after that book (or at least I'm assuming the title is a reference to it).
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