Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls Book Review

Finally my book review for Book 5 of Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare is here. I’m so sorry that I have not been posting and that I have been so behind, I got really sick over the Christmas period and I’ve been packing because I am moving house is a few weeks plus University. It is just busy busy busy!! But here we are! I am going to try to get some more posts up but for now let me share my thoughts on this wonderful book! There may be a few spoilers in this review and for that I apologise! So please read ahead if you are open to hearing some spoilers! but I will try to keep them to a minimal! 🙂


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 ‘What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?’


I found this book rather interesting, but I will have to be honest, I found it a tad boring at first. I think this is because when Clary was kept up in that secret house that travelled through dimensions with Sebastian and Jace just wasn’t not very interesting for me, there was not enough action or anything and I feel that even though it was needed for the story line it was a tad to long and a bit excessive but the book got interesting when Jace, even for a short time, became himself and was in control of who he was and his emotions through the mark on his body that combined Sebastian and Jace as one, being harmed for a short period of time. This was when the book got really exciting and I felt completely compelled to keep reading this book until the very end. I felt so many emotions in this book, some of them I don’t even know how I would cope with these feelings or situations in real life if they happened to me, even though obviously they wont because this is a fiction  book based on vampires and demons etc 😛

When Jace became in control of himself and was separated from Clary for a short period of time to tell Clary what Sebastian and his ‘other self’ were planning, Jace was going to take him self to the Clave even if it meant that he was going to get killed. Clary couldn’t handle the idea of losing Jace and told Sebastian that Jace was going to run and ruin their plan to destroy the shadow hunter world. This hit me really hard, the way Cassandra Clare the way Jace’s face looked when the girl he is in love with betrayed him just completely hit me in so many ways. Even though she was trying to stop Jace from the possibility of Jace getting himself killed by the clave, I did not think that this was fair of her to take away Jace’s independence and right to make his own decisions about his life.
The other part of the story that made me angry was when Sebastian was forcing himself onto clary, his sister. I was not just angry because they are brother and sister but because he was sexually assaulting her! I hate reading these scenes in books because they make me so angry. now I’m not saying that these scenes shouldn’t been in books, because it is a real problem that happens in real life, the topic just makes me angry like it would a lot of people, especially people that have gone through such a horrible experience.
I was very sad to find out that Alec and Magnus broke up, they were one of my favourite couples! I thought that these two would be able to get through anything! I really hope in Heavenly fire, book 6 of the series that Alec and Magnus get back together!
I rated this book 3 stars on Good Reads I wanted to give it a 3.5 stars but you cant do that on Goodreads. I gave it a 3 stars because I liked reading it but I got a bit bored and it didn’t capture my attention until the last quarter of the book. But that all comes down to personal opinion and what sort of story plots we like in a book. For me I wanted more shadow hunter fighting scenes and more mention of the vampires and the werewolves.
Cassandra has once again created another book in this series that describes the characters in such a realistic capturing way. Cassandra Clare is a brilliant writer!
I cant wait to read the next book in this series!
What are your thoughts on this book series? Have you read it yet? 🙂

 

Clock work Prince – Book Review

Today I am sharing my thoughts on the second book in the Infernal Device series: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I’m sorry that it has taken me so long, I’ve been so busy with finishing my current University degree this year and I found out I got into my dream degree for next year, a bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours so now I can finally pursue my love of art, I’ll be majoring in painting, I’m so excited. I’ve been so busy preparing for that on top of it being my favourite time of year! CHRISTMAS!!

So I’m finally sharing my thoughts on the Clockwork Prince, as I finally found time to finish reading the book last night, I wish I had found time to finish it sooner! I absolutely loved this book!! So let me start my review! 🙂


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‘Love and lies can corrupt even the purest heart….

In the Magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, while her longing for Will continues to unsettle her. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers to who she is and what she was born to do?’

 

 

 


Warning: Spoilers ahead!!

Summary:

This second book in the Infernal Device series is about Charlottes fight to stay the head of the institute, however this is found rather difficult with the forces of the Clave plotting against her. Forcing Tessa to be the main target of this whole charade, because Tessa will be out on the streets with no one to defend her, if Charlotte loses the institute, making Tessa an easy target for the Magister, who wants to use her powers. Making Tessa, Will and Jem determined to find out why the Magister wants Tessa. Meanwhile, Charlotte finds out that she has a traitor right under nose.

Tessa, Jem and Will discover that the Magisters want for a war on the Shadowhunters is somewhat of a personal matter. He blames the Shadowhunters for the life tragedy that changed his life. While uncovering the Magisters secrets Will, Jem and Tessa travel to a Yorkshire Manor when Will comes across a clock work demon that warns them that the Magisters knows of their every move, but how? Who is the traitor?

Meanwhile, Tessa find herself drawn to Jem, even though her heart still longs for Will even though every part of her tells her that Will is just going to break her heart again and destroy her! However, she is made more confused when the secrets are revealed on why Will was pushing her away. Making her more confused then ever, but soon coming to a decisions to choose Jem after Jem proposed to her.

Tessa and Jem are yet to tell Charlotte and the rest of the Institute when they discover a major secret that will allow them to keep the Institute, as long as they play this blackmailing secret correctly, allowing more time to find the magister as the clave asked her to do.


My Feelings and Opinions:

I loved this book! It captured me entirely. My favourite scene was when Jem proposed to Tessa. I thought this was absolutely beautiful, I think Jem is my new book boyfriend. I think this scene would have people saying ‘I want a Jem’! This book showed Jem in the most beautiful way possible, he really truly does love Tessa, and everyone deserves to have their Jem! Someone that truly loves them for who they are.

I was very conflicted on the scene of Nate being killed. I felt sorry for Tessa because she lost the only family member she had left even though he was selling her out to the Magister, trying to cause her harm.

I really feel for Tessa, and I hope that she has a happy ending!

I thought Cassandra Clare did an amazing job writing this book, she captured all the emotions beautifully! However, I will have to say that I am all for Tessa and Jem being together but I’m worried that the third book will have Tessa leave Jem. Cassandra Clare has been really good at breaking our hearts a thousand times already in the first two books, I wonder what she has prepared for us in the next book. Cassandra did a wonderful job at writing this love triangle, usually love triangles annoy me, but this one didn’t. I’m still seriously torn. Everyone loves a Will but everyone also loves a Jem. I know that no matter who Tessa actually ends up with in the last book, I’ll be happy but I’ll feel sorry for the one that does not get chosen. This triangle is particularly interesting especially because Will and Jem are parabiti but they had no idea on each others feelings for Tessa, treading on each others hearts without even meaning to.

I’m really excited to read the third book to this series: Clockwork Princess 🙂

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Fantastic Beasts Review

Today I am going to do a review on the Fantastic Beast Script by J.K. Rowling. I’m sorry that this is late, I’ve been very busy with the holiday season and finishing my spring Units at University. I read the script and then headed off to the movies to see it on the big screen with some good friends and my partner, and I’ve got to say it was absolutely amazing! I loved reading the script and then going to the movies and knowing that I could recite the words after only reading the script once. So lets start with my review on the script and the movie! 🙂


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‘Explorer and Magizoologist Newt Scamander has just completed a round-the-globe trip in search of the most rare and unusual magical creatures. Arriving in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when Newt’s case is misplaced and some of his fantastic beasts escape into the city, it spells trouble for everyone…’

I would like to start this review by saying that this book was absolutely beautiful.  The pages were decorated beautiful, each part in the book had a beautifully drawn beast that is mentioned in the screenplay. The cover is so original and beautifully decorated. I fell in love with the appearance of this book instantly!

This screenplay is set 50 years before the Harry Potter book series, even having said this, there was a lot of references made that links to the Harry Potter series, Albus Dumbledore was even mentioned and I jumped for joy at the mention of him!
I just want to say that when I watched this at the cinemas, I was hit by nostalgia when the theme song from Harry Potter played, I got all excited!
I was nervous about reading this because I knew it was not going to be dealing with the story of Harry Potter, so I wasn’t sure of it was going to spark my interests, but it really did. After reading the screenplay I had to go watch this at the cinemas and I saw it in 3D, and let me say that this was just absolutely amazing! I wanted to go and see it a second time in 3D because the creatures just jumped out and the screen, and having the creatures be so beautiful and magical making you want to have one yourself it was just amazing!!
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I’ll have to say, I was so excited to see how the creatures would look in the movie, because they sounded so amazing in the screenplay, I loved the niffler in the screenplay and to see how they made the niffler look in the movie I fell in love with it instantly, the niffler was my favourite creature in this movie! If these actually existed I would be over the moon! Such a cute beautiful creature!
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I loved this little guy, I thought it was the cutest thing that Newt carried this green little creature around in his pocket. I will admit I almost cried when Newt was pretending to trade him for information.
I can see how this can be made in to four movies and this makes me very happy!! Let’s be serious, who wouldn’t want more from J.K. Rowling when it comes to the wizarding world!
I loved the plot, however I felt there could be more mention of Grindelwald and that there could have been more added to the ending when Grindelwald got caught out. I felt more explanation on who he was could have been given, especially for people who have not read or seen the Harry Potter series before.
I have to say, that I know a lot of people were hesitant to read or see this after reading Cursed Child, but I’ll have to say, just go read it/see it! I doubt you will regret it, especially if you’re a fan of seeing magical creatures and/or of Harry Potter! Its a beautiful movie/screenplay, and deals with so many emotions that you can’t help but feel a connection with the characters!
I’d give this screenplay/movie 5 stars! Definitely watch/read this again! Loved it!!!
What were your thoughts on this? Did you read the screenplay? Watch it at the movies? or both?

 

Girl Online Going Solo Review

Today I am doing a review on the third book in one of my favourite series that I have been waiting months for: Girl Online! I remember when I finished reading the first two books: Girl Online and Girl Online On tour that I was dying for a third book, but at the point in time Zoe Sugg, also known as Zoella had not released any information about if she was releasing a third book. So when she released the information that in fact she was working on a third book earlier this year I was so excited. I raced down to my store yesterday to pick up this book, because the day had finally arrived, the book I as dying to read was finally released! Girl Online Going Solo.

However, I was not able to finish this book in one day, the way I would have liked, but life got in the way. The joys of being an Adult! However, I finally got to sit down today and read the last 250 pages of this wonderful book. I’m so excited to share my thoughts with you all, I currently can not share my feelings and emotions with my fiancé, the person that has had to hear all my feelings and deal with all my emotions on this series since day 1, as he is currently streaming the new Pokémon Sun and Moon release! So, I thought I would share with you guys, while I am waiting for him to finish streaming for the night, which shouldn’t be too far off as it is currently 11:23pm as I type this out.

Yes, I’ve also been playing the new Pokémon Sun and Moon today too! What can I say, I’m a bit of a ‘nerd’, is that the word people like to describe us wonderful people that love books, games and everything amazing!

Please bear with me while I try to give a short summary of the book and while I try to put my emotions and feelings into words, I find this rather difficult to put my feelings into words online.

There may be a few spoilers, I apologise for this, I will try to keep them to a minimal, but please read at your own discretion! 🙂


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Penny’s life is back to normal.

As Penny starts the school year she’s ready to face the world – alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends.

Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy. Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey – struggling with stage fright and in need of support. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when  Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her round every corner?

 

 


Summary:

This third book in the Girl Online series: Going Solo, is about how Penny tries to go back to her normal life, ‘normal’ being how her life was before she started dating the famous hot band guy Noah from New York. After the two breaking up and going their separate ways, Noah finds that the break up for him is harder than what he thought, quitting the world tour and going in hiding to figure out his head and emotions, not telling anyone where he is, not even his grandma and his little sister Bella.

Penny is heartbroken and tries to find ways to distract her self by infesting all her time in to her blog, and her photography as well as helping those around her, especially Elliot, her childhood best friend and her new found friend Posey that she meets while visiting her friend Megan at her New School.

Penny’s life starts to change when she visits Megan one weekend at Megan’s New School: Madame Laplage, a school for drama, musical, and anything creative, even photography. This is when Penny meets a hot Scottish boy Callum, a boy that loves photography as much as she does, however this soon leads to her having a panic attack, having being a sufferer of anxiety, knows she must get away and runs out of the school common room leaving Callum starring after her completely confused. While re-covering from her panic attack sees a girl from across the grass crying, so she walks over and asks if she is okay, little did she know she girl was going to be her new best friend – Posey.

Posey suffering from Stage fright, needs Penny’s help to over come this to perform the lead role in her schools performance. Penny helps by introducing Posey and Megan to Leah Brown, a famous singer. However, this eventually goes drastically wrong, pulling Megan, Posey and Penny apart after one of these girls portrayed her by leaking one of Leahs new songs that are yet to be released yet. Penny finds out who her true friends are.

In the meantime, she finds out that Callum, happens to be the cousin of the couple that are getting married in Scotland. The wedding that Penny’s mum and Noah’s grandmother happening to be catering. Little did Penny know, that while she was dancing with Callum at this wedding, was going to be the time that she got that moment that she had been waiting for, Noah’s return. Leaving Penny feeling confused and an emotional wreck, deciding whether she wants to be with Noah or just be friends?


My feelings and Opinions:

First, I would like to start this off by stating that when I picked up this book yesterday, the first thing I did was read the blurb, this was a bit devastating for me. This was because the blurb gave the impression that Noah and Penny were not going to get back together, making me too worried to read it, but I pushed past this, my heart telling me that for sure Noah and Penny would be back together and everything would be okay again in the world of Girl Online. I’m completely team Pennoah. To me these two people are just absolutely gorgeous together, truly magical. I would be completely devastated if Zoella ended this book with these two not being back together.

When Noah turned up at the Wedding to ask Penny to dance while she was with Callum, I was mixed with some many emotions. I was so sad for Penny because she was so hear broken over losing Noah and was trying so hard to move past it all, so I was all for her meeting new guys but I also wanted Noah to turn up and fix everything. However, I did not expect it to happen while she was on a date with Callum. My heart went out to Penny in this moment, I would not know what to do if I was in her position. However, I was still so happy that Noah was back! It gave me hope that Pennoah would be back together at last!

I really love the friendship that was created between Penny and Elliot, it’s such a beautiful friendship, nothing could ever get between them and it is simply beautiful, you do not seem many of those friendships around. Elliot is such a beautiful character so full of life and emotions and simply makes you feel like you want to protect him and hug him and tell him everything is going to be alright!

I absolutely loved this book! I was sad that it had to end, but I was so happy that I got to read this book and be apart of the Girl Online book community. This book has helped me so much in getting through my own life issues, and has been an inspiring series to read. Especially because Penny has her own blog, and one of the main plots in this series is her blog, I have found it rather inspiring for my own blog. This book series: Girl Online has opening up my mind to many ideas, inspiring me to get back into my passion of art after reading about Penny’s inspirations and dedication to her Photography. It helped me realise that I have missed doing the things I love. The relationship between Noah and Penny also make me feel so grateful and happy for my fiancé, sometimes it’s nice to have that reminder of what you have and to not take that for granted you know? Because I know that I am extremely lucky to have my fiancé, and like everyone, sometimes I forget how lucky I am. This is the type of book that any young person would love. I fell in love with this series straight away and I know I could read this again and again!

I gave this book 5 stars because I loved it so much, there is nothing bad that I can say about this book! Zoella did an amazing job! I hope that she continues to write, even if it is not for Girl Online, but for other books! She has an amazing talent!


Have you read this book? Are you going to? What are your thoughts? 🙂

 

The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

I saw this amazing tag over on That weird brown girls blog and I just had to scope this one up since we are rivals 😛 Me being a Gryffindor and her being a Slytherin, it became a challenge for me to do this naturally 🙂

So thank you That weird brown girl for sharing this amazing tag with us! 🙂 If you aren’t following her you should definitely go check her blog out and give her a follow!

For those that have not finished reading the Harry Potter series or is currently reading the series for the first time, there may be spoilers!

So here we go, lets have some fun with this one!

1. Favourite book?

This is a hard one, because I like all the books. I think I would have to say that my favourite book would be maybe the third book because this is when Sirius black is introduced and he is one of my favourite characters so I am a bit biased in that area 😛 I think if I was not going to go by Sirius I would chose the Deathly Hollows because I think this book was just beautiful in so many ways but also sad. I do not have the words to explain my feels for this book.

2. Least favourite book?

The Chamber of Secrets, I found this one  little bit boring and irritating because Ginny as a character annoyed me a little bit… oops 😛 sorry everyone.

3. Favourite movie? 

My favourite one would have to be The order of the Pheonix because it was just brilliant the way it was made and all the different story lines going on at once. You were never bored but at the same time its my least favourite because Sirius dies and Harry is so heart broken and destroyed at that moment in time.

4. Least favourite movie? 

As stated above The Order of the Pheonix, but also The Chamber of Secrets, but this is because my younger brother use to watch it all the time and because Ginny annoyed me as a character in this movie.

5. Favourite quote?

Oh, this is hard, there is so many!!

I’m going to have to share a few! You asked for this guys! 🙂

‘You’re a wizard Harry’ – Rubeus Hagrid.

‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, If one only remembers to turn on the light’ – Albus Dumbledore.

‘For in Dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.’ – Albus Dumbledore.

I keep reading these quotes and I can actually here the characters voices to each quote in my head perfectly! its so amazing! Does anyone else do this?

6. Favourite Weasley?

That’s easy. The Twins. Fred and George.

‘I’m only joking, I am Fred’

7. Favourite female character?

Mrs Weasley

8. Favourite villain?

Bellatrix Lestrange just because the faces she pulls makes me laugh so much. She really is a psycho path, it’s great! Well done to the actress that played this villain.

9. Favourite male character?

Hagrid! I love this guy.

10. Favourite professor?

Professor McGonagall

11. Would you rather a) wash Snape’s hair or b) spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?

OMG who would even chose to do b! That guy annoyed me so much I wanted to smash my TV into pieces! He as so bad in the movie. I would by far chose to wash Snape’s hair!

12. Would you rather duel a) an elated Bellatrix or b) an angry Molly? 

Definitely Bellatrix, because Molly is just one of those women you do not mess with, like EVER!!

13. Would you rather travel to Hogwarts using a) the Hogwarts Express or b) a flying car?

Definitely choose the Hogwarts express because hello! its the Hogwarts express and we do not want another incident with the flying car and the whomping willow!

14. Would you rather give a) Voldemort a kiss or b) Umbridge a bubble bath?

Give Umbridge a bubble bath, because I can kill her easily that way by drowning her, feeling her ‘bubble bath’ with acid. I’m not a psychopath I swear!

15. Would you rather fly a) a hippogriff or b) a Firebolt?

A hippogriff because who doesn’t want a beautiful majestic beast that hates Draco 😛

16. Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies?

Dumbledore, because I feel Dumbledore was not displayed correctly in the third movie on wards. I didn’t like the new actor for Dumbledore.

17. Is there a movie you preferred to the book?

I cant believe that this is even a question.

Books are way better!

18. Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore? 

Richard Harris, RIP ❤

19. Your top thing that you wanted in the movie that wasn’t in there?

Oh, please don’t make me answer this one 😦

20. If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies, which would it be?

I really do not know…this is hard…

21. Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?

Gryffindor all the way

22. Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore? 

Do you even have to ask? Defs Gryffindor

23. Which class would be your favorite?

Defense against the dark arts 😛

24. Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?

Defs expect Patronum

25. Which character do you think you’d instantly become friends with? 

Ron, because he hates spiders like me 🙂 and he isn’t scared to say what he thinks.

26. If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?

The Invisibility Cloak because then I could get up to all kinds of Mischief, who didn’t wish this was a thing that actually existed when they were a teenager?

27. Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?

nope, you cant change anything, however I wish Sirius Black didn’t have to die.

28. Favourite marauder?

Padfoot.

29. If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?

Sirisus Black or Dobby!!

30. Hallows or Horcruxes?

What’s the point in being scared of dying that much that you have to separate yourself multiple times?… Hallows for the win because at least you will be having fun in life and not fearing it.

 

I really enjoyed participating in this, it makes me want to go read the book series again because it has been a while since I last read them!

I invite everyone who wishes to participate in this, if you do not want to blog this please feel free to share your thought with me in the comments! I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

 

 

 

 

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

Today is day 2 of the 3 Day quote challenge. I’m choosing my 3 quotes from my favourite book series Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

1.

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2.

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3.

6863c998031e6f30b376ec548f136ba0.jpgI love this one, because it seems to explain every TV show these days. It’s that moment when you’re watching a TV show and one of your favourite characters die and then a season later its like ‘why hello I’m back, I didn’t die!’ and you’re sitting there screaming at the TV saying ‘you frigging died! what is this! I just got over the fact you died and now you’re back?!’ and you’re slowly dying because of what that TV show has just done to you. This quote just describes this feeling so well and hits it right on the nail.

 

So these are my 3 quotes for today (day 2).

I would like to nominate:

  1. Anna
  2. Between Folded Pages
  3. Kate’s Bookish Library
  4. if anyone else would like to participate please do 🙂

Rules:

  • post 3 quotes for 3 days
  • thank the person that nominated you
  • nominate 3 people

 

Have fun ! 🙂

Top 10 Tuesday 8th November

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/

This week the topic for top 10 Tuesday is: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately. I like this topic because its the beginning of a new month and I have bought lots of new books recently.

My TBR list includes these 10 new books 🙂

1.Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg.

I’ve added this to by TBR list, because it gets released on the 17th of this month. I’m quite excited for this book as it is the 3rd book in the Girl Online series! I wanted to add a description or a blurb to this book, but since it has not been released yet, I wont.

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2. Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham.

Lauren Graham is one of my favourite actresses and when I found out a few months back that she is also an author I just had to buy her book and add it to my TBR 🙂 someday-someday-maybe-by-lauren-graham.jpg

‘ Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing ‘important’ work. But all she has to show for her efforts is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters. She needs a backup plan because she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet.’

 

 

 

3. A court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass.

This one because of all the good reviews I have hearda-court-of-thorns-and-roses. It sounds amazing and seems like my type of book 🙂

‘Feyre is  huntress.

She thinks nothing of slaughtering wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price…

Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre’s feelings for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she’s been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.

Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.’

4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass.

Again, because of all the reviews and because it was on my local book stores top 101 book shelf 🙂

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‘ Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice, Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?’

 

 

 

5. Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige.

The cover of this book tempted me to read this book because its beautiful! So I just had to add it to my TBR after hearing reviews about this.

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‘She will bring down the world. Snow barely remembers a time before she was locked in a psychiatric hospital. But when the love of her life disappears in the night, Snow must follow a mysterious stranger into a magical frozen world to find him. Amidst witches, thieves and spells, secrets unravel as Snow discovers she is heir to this world’s corrupt and twisted king. And she has great ice powers of her own. Now Snow faces choices that will decide the fate of a kingdom – and if she can ever return to the life she knew before.’

 

 

 

 

 

6. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

I had to add this to TBR after hearing Zoella, who is a You tuber, add it to her book club. She had high recommendations for this book 🙂

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‘Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. I’m broken, and no one can fixt it.

Violet Markey is devastated by her sister’s death. In that instant we went ploughing through the guardrail, my words died too.

They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. It’s only together they can be themselves….

I send a message to violet: ‘You are all the colours in one, at full brightness.’

‘You’re so weird, Finch. But that’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me.’

7. Where she went by Gayle Forman.

This book is the second story to If I stay So I just had to add it to my TBR list because If I Stay was just beautiful.

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‘It’s been three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life. And three years he’s spent wondering why.

When their paths cross again in New York City, Adam and Mia are brought back together for one life-changing night. Adam finally has the opportunity to ask Mia the questions that have been haunting him. But will a few hours in this magical city be enough to lay their past to rest, for good – or can you really have a second chance at first love?’

 

 

 

 

8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

I’ve heard a lot about this book, and I got intrigued.

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This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporation’s are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.’

9.  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

This book intrigued me. A lot of books intrigue me, especially when they are young adult books 🙂we-were-liars

‘ A beautiful and distinguished family. A Private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four – friends – the liars – whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.

This book has had so many good reviews so I just had to grab it! 9781620401392_custom-7b685c3426b519eaa2745c21ff4462bdbc179f56-s6-c30-jpeg

‘Scion, No safer Place.

The year is 2059.

Nineteen year old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dream walker, a clairvoyant – and in her world, the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. But outside the repressive boundaries of Scion, a powerful, otherworldly race waits in the shadows. The season has come and Paige’s life is about to change for ever.’

 

 

 

 

What is on your TBR list? I would love to know! 🙂

 

Infernal Devices: Clock Work Angel Book Review

Today I’m doing a book review on a book that I finished today, the 4th of November. After finishing my last University exam, I took it upon myself to finish this book: Clock Work Angel by Cassandra Clare, the first series in the Infernal Devices series.

I’m reading this series along with the Mortal Instrument series by publication date. I wrote a post on this as I have been told that the order in which you read this series is rather important if you want the true experience of these series: : Mortal Instruments and Infernal device order.

I had a lot of mixed emotions for this book, with it being my first time reading the Infernal Device series I wanted to write my review while it was all fresh in my mind. This review may contain spoilers so please read on at your own discretion.


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‘Love is the most dangerous magic of all…

When Tessa Gray arrives in England during the reign of Queen Vitoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Down world, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gas lit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of demon hunters. Drawn ever deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by – and torn between -two best friends.’

 

 

 

 


Summary:

This book tells the tale of a shy girl called Tessa who leaves New York to move to London to live with her Brother Nate after her Auntie Harriet the only family member she has left apart from Nate passed away suddenly. When Tessa arrives in London she finds that Nate is not there to meet her like his letter said he would, instead a carriage and two women are waiting, being told that her brother sent these two women to pick her up and after seeing a letter written in his hand writing that the women gave her explaining the change of plans trusts these women and go along with them. They introduce them selves as the Dark Sisters. The story is about how Tessa discovers that in fact she has been kidnapped and must do what she is told other wise her brother will be killed only to find out everything is a lie and she doesn’t know who she is anymore. She discovers the Nephilim world and the Downworlders actually exist. Her whole world is torn upside down and she must fight to stay alive but also discover who she can actually trust.

My feelings and opinions:

This is going to give away some spoilers, I’m sorry!

I found this book beautiful to read, but also quite emotional. Tessa goes through so much in this book, it surprises me that such a person would not just break down and cry or give up, especially after being tortured, discovering that she isn’t human but in fact a warlock as well as finding out her brother sold her to a guy for money and power. I feel like no person in real life could deal with this much hurt and not cry. I know I definitely would of had some issues after going through all this. But I think that this is what makes Tessa such a good character, she is an inspiration for readers. But at the same a bit relatable, especially the teasing that she gets from another female character in the book about her appearance, I got so angry and wished I could have punched this other girl for Tessa.

I was quite torn with the love triangle that occurred with Tessa, Jem and Will. I found that Will could be very sweet and caring when he wanted to but he was also that guy that would be far to complicated to date because he shut of his emotions and was always quite hurtful. I definitely shipped Tessa and Jem because they were just so cute together and understood each other on levels that Will and Tessa probably couldn’t. I feel that this is what makes the book so enjoyable to read because its so engaging, who is she going to chose in the end? it’s that feeling of please chose this guy….! And you end up shipping them completely and you know you will be really upset if it doesn’t happen by the end of the series. That’s what I am like with Tessa and Jem, I ship them completely. I’m completely in love with idea and I’m not even sorry!

Cassandra Clare writes characters are full of flaws yet still perfect in their own way in people’s eyes. Making the characters so relatable in their emotions and their personality’s that you cant help but feel a connection with one of more with the characters, making you feel like you are not a reader but in fact in this fantasy world yourself fighting along side the main character. I had a lot of trouble putting this book down even to sleep, my fiancé had to take it away from me because otherwise I would be staying up too late and I would not have been able to do my University exams.

I also loved the covers of these books, Cassandra Clare always seems to have beautifully designed book covers for her series.

Rating:

I give this book 4 stars, I truly recommend reading this series if you are a fan of the Mortal Instruments series, and if you aren’t, that is still okay, you can give this a chance if you like, I doubt you will regret it if you like a young adult fantasy book to bury yourself in for a day! 🙂


Have you read this book? What was your thoughts on this series? or is this on your TBR list? 😀

October Wrap up & November TBR

So having only been blogging for two weeks, this is my first Wrap up and TBR. It’s sad for me that my first wrap up post is not going to be massively big because October was very slow with reading, with University exams and major assignments being due I found it very difficult to read a lot, hopefully this month will be different. I was only able to read two books, even though I had planned to read a lot more, but we all know what a busy life style is like. So here we go, lets give this a go! 😀

 

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I did spend a bit of money buying heaps of books 😀 Ready for when I have time to read!

Here is a list of book I bought in October that are yet to be read!

  • Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
  • Me before you by Jojo Moyes
  • Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs
  • Fifty shades of Grey by EL James
  • Fifty Shades of Darkness by EL James
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Mass
  • Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

I bought these books because I have heard so much about these books, both bad and good and I wanted to read them so that I could have an opinion of my own rather than be persuaded by others. You can’t let peoples bad reviews stop you from reading a book for yourself.

I’m quite excited to read Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham,  because she is one of my favourite actresses, for those who have seen Gilmore Girls, you will understand my love for this woman’s sarcastic wit 🙂

I also started buying books that I have already read, now that I have moved out of home ( I don’t live with my parents, I have the room to buy more books.

So here is a lost of Books I bought in October that I have already read throughout the year:

  • Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harries
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Twilight by Stephanie Myer
  • Eclipse by Stephanie Myer
  • Frost Bite by Richelle Mead
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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The two books that I was able to read in October were:

  1. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

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This is the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. I did not get to write a review on this because I didn’t start my blog until late October. But I loved this book just as much as I did the next book in this series. I’m looking forward to finishing this series this month. This book I have a rating of 4 stars, I would definitely read it again, I rated it a 4 because even though I loved this book so much there is a book series that I love more than this so I couldn’t rate it at a 5 stars. However, I do strongly recommend this series if you haven’t read it yet 🙂 book 1 is called city of bones.

2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

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This is the third book in the Mortal Instruments series. I wrote a review on this book which you can see here:https://oncemorewithfeelingweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/city-of-glass-review/ if you would like to know my thoughts on this book.

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I participated in a few Tags this month, I love doing tags, they are just so interesting! Especially seeing other peoples answers to the same questions! I participated in these tags in October:

  • Pokémon Go Book Tag
  • Reading Habits Tag
  • Halloween Tag

I have discovered a few tag that I would like to do for November:

  • The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag
  • Beauty and the Beast Tag.

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November I have many books planned to read! All my University exams will be over by the 4th of November, so then I’ll be saying bye bye exams and Hello Books! 😀 I plan to just read! So let me share my list of books that I have planned to read for November:

  • Clock Work Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Clock Work Princess by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  • Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
  • Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
  • All the bright Places by Jennifer Niven