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Mini Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (Spoilers)

For those of you who haven't read A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas there are spoilers in this blog post about it.

A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas.


There are so many things that could be said for this book. Keeping it short and sweet, A Court of Misty and Fury is AMAZING! The ending leaves you on the edge of your seat, absolutely craving the rest of the story. It was without a doubt one of the biggest book hangovers that I have ever had. I can't praise A Court of Mist and Fury enough. Sarah J. Maas is a genius.

Is there a love triangle in this series? Yes, but without it we wouldn't have the amazing second book in the series. Without it so many things in the plot wouldn't exist. Just as Feyre was in love with Tamlin and was abused in ways by him that seemed almost acceptable to her Sarah J. Maas made us feel for Feyre, feel that everything was right in A Court of Thorns and Roses. Enter A Court of Mist and Fury and so many things fall into place, so many things are explained, so many things are the opposite of the first book. Forget what you knew in A Court of Thorns and Roses because in A Court of Mist and Fury everything changes, everything is complete.

Interview With David Dugas Jr. Plus a Giveaway!

It has been a really long time, bookworms, since I.B.C has done an author interview due to life being busy. However, today all of you are getting a look into David Dugas Jr., new horror author as well as a good friend of mine.

David Dugas Jr. is the author of Bloodstone Institute. I highly recommend his work to lovers of horror and thriller/suspense. Bloodstone Institute is a 142 page novella, which makes it perfect to test the waters with as a reader as well as for those who prefer novella length books. Be sure to pick up a copy from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.

Don't forget to check out the giveaway for Bloodstone Institute at the end of the interview!

Without further ado, I invite all members and readers alike to sit for a spell while David Dugas Jr. welcomes us into his fascinating world of horror.


Insomnia Book Club [IBC]: Do you have a favorite author that inspires you?
David Dugas Jr. [DD]: Stephen King has always been my biggest inspiration in the writing world. I’ve noticed myself writing a similar style like him in a way.


IBC: Where did your idea for Bloodstone Institute come from?
DD: I volunteered at a haunted house when I was a teenager up till my early twenties. It was a school for the deaf and they ran an attraction once a year to help keep the school running. It was my favorite time in my life and place to go. All great friends hung out, we would dress up and scare people for fun. It is what turned me into the love of horror and was one place that made me feel comfortable. There were rumors that the place was really haunted, I laughed until I found out myself. I heard creepy stories from others they experienced while working there. Years after the school and haunt shut down, I came up with an inspiring idea to write a fictional story based off stories I was told and turn some into a different story with an actual back story. This has been one of my favorite things I have written so far.


IBC: As a male author, what was it like writing from a female character's perspective in Bloodstone Institute?
DD: Difficult, it’s hard to discuss the opposite sex and how they might feel and react to something. All I do is try my best.