Monday, August 25, 2014

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)


Clary is back in New York she has started training to become a shadowhunter, everything seems to be going fine she can finally call Jace her boyfriend and her mother and Luke are finally getting married.  But someone starts murdering Shadowhunters and placing them in the downworlders areas trying to create tension between the Shadowhumters and the Downworlders. Simon has become homeless since his mother found out he is a vampire and to make things worse someone has been trying to kill him. Jace starts withdrawing himself from Clary and he wont let her know why so  Clary starts to investigate and finds out she has set in motion a series of events that might lead her to loose everything including the love of her life Jace.

This book was sooooooo frustrating I really did think that Cassandra could have ended her series strong with her last book "City Of Glass." With that said Jace and Clary pissed me off so much in this book they are so stubborn and there was times I wanted to throw the book at the wall with them two it seems like they are never going to have a happy ending. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 because I enjoyed the demons and the relationships of the other characters mostly Magnus and Alec I love them as a couple.  I also feel like Cassandra liked to pick on poor Simon he is always in danger or someone is trying to kill him. I like the series but this book was my least favorite.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)

Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare 
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Clary finally knows where she can get the cure for her moms magic induced comma. She has to travel to the City of Glass Alicante, but Jace has a different plan he thinks Clary going to Alicante is a bad idea, that the clave will only want to use her for her newly found power. Clary goes into Alicante illegally which might mean death for her, to make matters worse she finds out Jace doesn't want her there and Simon has been thrown into jail and the new inquisitor is very suspicious of a vampire that can withstand the sun. Clary finds and ally in Sebastian a very mysterious Shadowhunter that she seems to have a very strange connection to. The downworlders come to the conclusion that the only way to defeat Valentine and get the mortal instruments back is for the Shadowhunters to fight along side of them. Shadowhunters have always fought their battles alone can they swallow their pride and fight with their mortal enemies to defeat Valentine. 

This book was sooooo good! Like I have said before this series just seems to get better and better. I loved the way Cassandra takes you deeper into what Valentine did to Jace and why Clarys mother kept her out of the Shadowhunter world for so long. Also many secrets and truths are revealed in this book, it just made me want to keep reading and made me so happy for the characters that I have grown to love! Also there is so much action in this book you can't go one chapter without some sort of battle going on lol. In overall this book is amazing if you have not picked up this series I highly recommend you do! :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

Title: City Of Ashes 
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

In the "City of Ashes" the second book in the series "The Mortal Instruments" Clary gets sucked in more into the magic world of demons , shadowhunters, and downworlders, but what Clary wants the most is to live a normal life with now more than just a friend Simon. But how can she really go back to normal after finding out she is a demon fighting shadowhunter, her mom is a magically induced coma, and the only way to help her get better is to go looking for her crazy power hungry father Valentine. To make things worse someone has been killing young downworlders and the second mortal instrument gets stolen. The Inquisitor arrives to investigate all the weird things going on in New York and she sets her eyes right on Jace after all he is Valentines son. 

This book was just AMAZING, Cassandra Clare really took you deeper into the new world Clary was introduced to, with more downworlders and more shadowhunters. She also tell us more about the childhood Jace had with Valentine. Its full of action and surprises I didn't expect. If you gave up on this book because of the ending city of bones had, don't believe continuing this series is well worth it the books just keep getting better and better.

The Mortal Instruments City of Bones Movie!

I just watched The City of Bones movie and wanted to discuss it and get opinions from you guys! first of all who in the world wrote the script, the movie was so far off from the book, you would think they would try to keep it true to the book, since most of the people going to go watch the movie have already read the book. I was happy with most of the casting except for Jace what in the world where they thinking. Don't get me wrong Jamie Campbell is a great actor, but I just don't think he was the right person to play Jace. Another thing that ticked me off was Valentines appearance, I always pictured him as clean cut and in the movie he had all this craziness going on lol. But the movie wasn't all that bad, the character I was the happiest with was Magnus Bane I think they hit right in the nail in casting Godfrey Gao to play Magnus. In my opinion this movie could have been so much better they changed to much. I read that City of ashes was on hold because the director dropped out from the film, in any case hopefully its a good thing and they new director stays true to the book. What is your opinion on this movie? did you love or hate it?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Books I added to my ever growing collection!

I went book shopping to halfpricebooks yesterday! I was a little disappointed because I didn't find much, but I did get three books that I've heard great things about! The first book I picked up was Anna and the French kiss by Stepahanie Perkins, the other two where Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. I have heard nothing but good things about this books, I can't wait to start reading them. Have you read this books? Or are you currently reading them? If so leave a comment about what you think about this books. I would love to hear your opinion on them! And don't forget to press the follow button it means the world to me! :D

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When You Were Mine

Title: When you were mine
Author: Rebecca Serle
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


"What if the greatest love story ever told was the wrong one?"
 "When you were mine" is a retelling of Romeo & Juliet told by Romeos first love Rosaline. It is set in the 21st century Rosaline is excited to start the new year as a senior she is sure that this year is going to be her year, and to make things better her childhood best friend and secret crush finally notices her. Just when Rosaline thinks everything is going perfect her cousin Juliet moves back into town, and to spite Rosaline she sets her eyes on Rob, and like always Juliet gets her way. Rosaline is devastated losing Rob specially when she starts hearing rumors about how unstable and needy Juliet is. Rosaline starts to worry for Rob and his safety after all we know how this story ends.


I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I have mixed feelings about this book I liked it but didn't love it. I like that finally we  get to know more about the mysterious girl that Romeo left for Juliet, and we get to see if she had a happy ending or not. I wish she would have given a different ending to Rome & Juliet but we all know how that story goes. In overall this book is a fun read and has a very good plot and keeps you turning pages if you are into crazy love triangles, drama, and tear jerkers you should definitely pick this book up.

Monday, August 18, 2014

City Of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)

Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

In the first book on the series The Mortal Instruments "City of Bones" By: Cassandra Clare, a young girl named Clary is out with her friends for her birthday in a very known club in New York, when she finally gets in she notices a group of very good looking teenagers about to kill what she believes to be an ordinary boy. When her friend Simon gets back with the security guard she realized that she is the only one that can see the two boys Jace, Alec and the girl that lured the boy that was murdered in Isabelle. Since that night Clarys ordinary life was changed forever she is introduces to a new world full of magic and mythical creatures that she has been kept from since she was a little girl.

I just finished reading City of Bones  and thought I should talk about it while it was still fresh on my mind. I have mixed feelings about this book I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either. Lets start with the things I liked first I loved the world that Cassandra created who wouldn’t want to live in a world full of shadowhunters (half angel half human), werewolves, vampires, fairies, warlocks and well a world with magic,  also I loved that you couldn’t go one chapter without getting action it kept you interested and wanting more. what I didn’t like, all the character seemed to have the same personalities they all seemed to be cocky and full of themselves, also I wasn’t very fond of the ending can we just say we should have taken it another direction it kind of pissed me off to be honest. I also felt like Cassandra was trying to explain too many things at the same time, you were just starting to understand one thing when she jumped in explaining something else.  This book is a fun read if you are into dark fantasy, angels, warlocks, werewolves, and crazy love triangles I definitely recommend you to read this book. I’m going to continue with the series  because I'm  very interested where the story is going to go. 

Splintered Author A.G. Howard

Title: Splintered
Author: A.G. Howard
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

"Splintered" Is a dark retelling of the iconic story "Alice in Wonderland". Alyssa is a Sophomore in high school and a decedent of Alice Liddell, her mother who is in an Asylum marked crazy by the common society for her weird Alice ticks, Some including not eating if not served in a teacup. Alyssa has started to hear Flowers and bugs speaking so in a attempt to "Shut them up" she uses them as a tool and her mosaics, so she wont end up mad like her mother. One day when Alyssa meets her mother in the asylum as they do every week, She hears Flowers speak and so does her mother who incredibly hears the same thing. Her mother tells her hints about wonderland and she starts to believe its true. She finds the rabid hole and her along with her childhood friend and love interest Jeb land in Wonderland where they meet the mysterious and sexy Morpheus. It's there where Alyssa starts her adventure to fix all the mistakes her great great great grandmother Alice caused, and to lift her family curse.

This book is amazing! I couldn't put it down. the new wonderland that A.G Howard created was beautiful and mysterious. its like nothing you have ever read before. I loved the way she introduced the same characters from the original wonderland but darker and more mysterious. The love triangle its not cheesy like in other book or just thrown in there, you don't know who you want Alyssa to end up with the childhood friend Jeb or the mysterious Morpheus I for one am team Morpheus lol. if you haven't picked up this book you should is a must read. and a plus that cover would look gorgeous on your bookshelf. Rated this book a 5 out of 5 stars!