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? 🙂

 

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Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels – Book Review

Another book review! My second book for the month of November! I finished book 4 of the Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. I loved reading this book! I had many mixed feelings and thoughts on this book. This review may contain a few spoilers, so please read at your own discretion. I will try to keep the spoilers to a minimal, but sometimes spoilers are a must in a book review 🙂


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‘Clary is back in New York and life is good: she’s training to be a Shadowhunter and is finally able to call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. When Jace inexplicably begins to pull away from her, Clary is forced to acknowledge that she herself has set in motion a chain of events that could lead to the loss of everything she loves. Even Jace.’

‘Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever…’

 

 


Summary:

This fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series is about the issue of someone quite strong in power is murdering Shadowhunters that use to be apart of Valentines inner circle, which could cause another war for the Shadowhunters. Meanwhile, Simon has told his Mum that he is a Vampire, she did not take the news well however, and Simon has moved out of home to live with his new band member, Kyle, who happens to be a werewolf, hired to help Simon into the transition period of being a Vampire. Simon is also dealing with the issue that someone wants him dead, everywhere he goes people are jumping out of dark ally ways trying to kill him, all because of his misfortune to have the Mark of Cain, a Shadowhunter mark that is slowly ruining his life. He is also dating two girls at once, neither girl knows the other exists and then one night they discover each other and he is left standing single within the blink of an eye.

Clary and Jace are finally happily together, but the happiness is short lived when Jace starts to have dreams about Clary that turn into his worst nightmare; him killing Clary in horrible ways. Instead of him seeking help or talking to Clary he pulls away from her, too scared to tell anyone in fear that his up bringing with Valentine is finally catching up with him. Clary feeling like she’s losing the love of her life tries really hard to hold on to him by delving into the mystery, only to discover that she is the cause of these events that are taking place.

Both issues that Simon, Clary and Jace are dealing with end up in the event that Simon is kidnapped and Clary is also kidnapped by Jace who is being controlled by Lilith. Stirring up an issue that they never thought they would have to deal with again: Sebastian.

My Feelings and opinions:

This book put me through a whirlwind of emotions. The idea of Simon dating two people, made me so angry. I did not understand how this could occur and why he did not try to fix it. I was also quite confused on to why Clary did not push him more to fix this issue of dating two girls at once and thinking that he was going to get away with it if he kept hiding it from them. Clary, being Simon’s best friend should have been more serious with the topic with Simon.

another topic that I was really emotional about was when Jace told Clary about is dreams of killing and hurting her, why did she not freak out? Why did she still feel comfortable being around him in only her undergarments? I would have been freaking and wanting to run out that door if the love on my life told me that they were having dreams of hurting me or killing me. Maybe because in the real world not the fictional world, this is a sign of being a ‘bad’ and an ‘insane’ person.

I felt so sorry for Simon, how his whole life has been turned upside down and that was put into perspective quite a lot in this book. He’s out in the world on his own, trying to look after himself like an adult while still trying to finish school and trying to maintain human and adapting to being a Vampire. Simon is going through a lot in this book but he is still trying to look after everyone around him.

Cassandra Clare did a wonderful job in writing these characters personalities and portraying the struggles that each character would go through in every situation that they are in. This makes it so easily relatable because we all share the same emotions, it is how we are all connected, its so we understand each other; through our emotions.

My Rating:

I give this book 4 stars, I truly recommend reading this series if you like fantasy/young adult books, or if you just want to try something different. This series will give you so many emotions but you will also love it too!


Have you read the Mortal Instruments before? Or are you currently reading it? What are your thoughts on this series? 🙂

3 Day quote Challenge – Day 1

I’ve been Nominated by Josephine to do the 3 quotes for 3 days tag Challenge. Thank you Josephine! 🙂

For Day 1, I choose to choose quotes from one of my favourite book series: Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

  1. This quote was said by Jace to Clary. I thought this was absolutely beautiful and is one of my favourite love quotes.tumblr_mpfcrssbmd1sz0ngjo1_500

2. This was said by Isabelle and I just thought it was hilarious and brilliant.

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3. I found this quote so accurate, and it is a habit a lot of people fall into.

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I nominate:

  1. Karandi
  2. That weird brown girl
  3. Alex

I also nominate anyone else that wishes to participate. 🙂

Rules:

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

 

 

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? 😀

WWW Wednesday

This post is a weekly feature that is being hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The idea is to give an update on the books that I have read and am currently reading. Anyone can participate in this feature.

All you have to do is answer the three W’s:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish?
  • What do you think you will read next?

I’m doing this weeks post a little differently to how I did it last week.

What are you currently reading?

Last week I said I was currently reading City of Glass, book 3 in the Mortal Instruments series. Now I am currently reading the first book to The Infernal Device series; Clockwork Angel.

What did you recently finish?

I recently finished reading City of Glass. This book was brilliant, being a part of one of my favourite book series, The Mortal Instruments, I loved it! I would recommend it to any one. If you would like to know what it was about and my full opinion you can find my review for this book here: https://oncemorewithfeelingweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/city-of-glass-review/

What do you think you will read next?

Last week I said that after I finished the Mortal Instruments series and Infernal devices I wanted to read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. This week I am going to share another book that I would like to read: Stealing Snow by Danielle Page.

StealingSnow-Cover-667x1024.jpgThis book just sound absolutely fantastic, I have heard a lot of talk about this book, so I went to my local store and purchased it, so I’m excited to read this book. It sounds like it is my type of book!

What books have you read recently or are wanting to read?

 

City of Glass Review

This is my first book review, so I apologise if it is too long and a bit messy. I’m still working out how my book reviews are going to work but I’m willing to give it a go. So here we go!

I’m doing this review on City of Glass, the third book in the Mortal Instruments series written by Cassandra Clare. This series I have read once before, but it has been a few year since I last read it, I’m older now and when you’re older you seem to perceive books differently then what you did when you read them when you were younger. This series is in my top 5 favourite book series, so I just had to do a review on this since I just finished reading this book last night! 🙂

I would like to star this blog off by telling you guys what description is on the back of the book:

‘Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders – or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?’

This series, just hit home. It hit right in the heart. This book gave me so many emotions, I felt like I just could not deal. I can not explain why it hit my emotions hard, without giving you all a small idea of what this book is about. So here we go!

Plot:

I do not want to give too much information away, so I’ll try my hardest to keep this brief but descriptive, if that is even possible.

Clary plans a trip to Idris, (The City of Glass) the home of the Shadowhunters to find a warlock that could save her mother, however the trip goes wrong when Jace tries to protect her by planning to go to Idris without her. Clary works her own way to get to Idris, dragging Luke, the guy that’s always been a father figure to her along with her through a portal that she created, which shouldn’t have been possible. Putting both of them at risk because it is against Clave law to enter the city without permission. They were portal led to the outskirts of the city, ending up in Lake Lyn, the Lake that has been cursed for many centuries, causing Clary to Hallucinate, Luke must get her to the city and hope that he can get her there in time and that he can get medical attention to her before it is too late.

Jace and Clary have also just found out that they are brothers and sisters, their father being Valentine, a Shadowhunter like his children, who is wanting to take over Idris to get rid of Downworlders and Shadow hunters that have worked beside Downworlders, risking anyone’s life that gets in his way, even his own children. Downworlders are supernatural and hybrid creatures that inhabit the Shadow world. Downworlders are vampires (Daylighters), wolves (Children of the moon), warlocks (Lilith’s Children) and faeries (Fair folk).  Shadow hunters (Nephilim) are humans that are born with angelic power to protect the Shadow world from demons. However Shadowhunters and Downworlders do not get along, they avoid one another and have a sense of hatred for each other. However, this soon changes when Clary is able convince the Clave to get Shadowhunters and Downworlders to work alongside each other through a creation of a binding Rune that can be placed on Downworlders as well as Shadowhunters, something that has never occurred before.

Clary’s mother is cured by Warlock Magnus Bane through the help of Clary and Sebastian (a guy that is a Shadowhunter, a family member of the family Jace is staying with while being in Idris) and returns to Idris just in time to fight along side the other Shadow Hunters after the city is first attacked by Valentines demons. Jace goes off on his own to seek vengeance after losing his adoptive brother Max in the battle at the age of 9 after discovering that Sebastian is not who he said he was, he was a spy for Valentine, and is actually Valentines son and Clary’s brother, (Johnathon). Through Jace fighting with Johnathon he discovers his true identity, he is not Clary’s sister, but he was raised by Valentine but it was kept hidden. Valentine soon shipped him off to the Lightwoods to be adopted by them, but everyone knew him as being the Wayland’s son. Clary also discovered this and became desperate to end the battle so that she could be with Jace, a guy that she fell in love with from day one. Their love was not forbidden anymore.

Clary does her own battling, by portal ling herself to Lake Lyn, where Valentine will be because Lake Lyn is the third mortal Instruments that Valentine is seeking to take over Idris and create his new race of Shadowhunters. However, it does not go as planned and she finds her self gagged and tied by a rune that Valentine placed on her when she had landed herself into the Lake. Jace turns up while Valentine was trying to raise the angel out of the lake, only to get stabbed through the heart, breaking Clary’s heart. However, this did no last long when the Angel turned on Valentine and killed him, and then asking Clary what she wanted him to grant her, she asked for Jace back, the angel granted this for Clary.

Characters:

I did not mention all the characters in the plot, because some characters you just have to discover for yourself in what role the play in the story. Every character you just fall in love with instantly.

I have a few favourite characters and I would like to share them with you:

  • Jace: a Shadowhunter that has a loyal heart to the one he loves, although has trouble showing his emotions. He also has a wonderful sense of humour and goes above and beyond to protect Clary.
  • Clary: a new Shadowhunter, who did not even know she was a Shadow hunter and has adapted to her new life style while trying to save her mother. I connect with Clary because her personality is a lot like mine, she takes on a lot of responsibility and tries to take care of everyone, especially her best friend Simon. I also feel a connection with Clary because of how fast she had to grow up along with the fact that she is an artist and loves to create art she carries her sketch book with her everywhere.
  • Magnus: A gay warlock with an amazing sense of humour, sarcasm and of course fashion! Magnus is a character that you can not help but love especially when he starts to date Alec Lightwood in secret. Magnus first comes across as a character that does not care about anyone but soon shows that he has a soft heart and cares for this group of Shadowhunters immensely.
  • Alec: Jace’s brother (adoptive), who tries his hardest to not show how much he cares about people, particularly Jace. He seems to be blunt and sarcastic all in one, especially when Simon is around (Clary’s best friend) annoying Jace.
  • Simon: Clary’s best friend. He’s like a protective caring big brother to Clary, always supporting her and trying to protect while also supporting her in everything she chooses to do. He doesn’t know how to communicate unless its with sarcasm which is why Jace and Simon clash a lot and always seem to be bickering.

This book series is full of amazing characters that are full of personality that you can not help but feel a connection with all of them.

Overall:

I do not have anything bad to say about this book! I loved everything about it, even the sad parts in the book! Everything in this book is what made it amazing and I feel such a connection with this series. Every time I read this I do not feel like I’m a reader, I feel like I am in the story along side Clary fighting every battle along sider her and feeling all her emotions. I really felt like I was in the book, and to me that is what helps make a book so amazing, is when you feel like you are in the book, not just the reader. I can not wait to finish the series, and I’ll be posting my thoughts on the others when I finish them. I would definitely read this book again, I rate this book 5 stars and recommend it to anyone that likes a series that’s about love and adventure with a few fighting scenes.

Favourite quotes or scenes:

I have a few favourite quotes that I would like to share with you all:

  1. ‘There is no pretending,’ Jace said with absolute clarity. ‘I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.’

I just love this quote, I’m a hopeless romantic 😛

2.   ‘I’m going to die, he thought. I’m dying. This is it. He wondered if his heart had already been pierced, He couldn’t move, couldn’t breathe. He knew now what it must be like for a butterfly pinned to a board.’

This quote is a bit depressing but the way his pain was described, and used the butterfly example was just so powerful.

 

WWW Wednesday

I’m a day late posting this, because I’ve been busy with University exams. So I apologise for my lateness!

This post is a weekly feature that is being hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The idea is to give an update on the books that I have read and am currently reading. Anyone can participate in this feature.

All you have to do is answer the three W’s:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish?
  • What do you think you will read next?

So here we go!

What am I currently reading?

At the moment I am currently reading The Mortal Instruments series along with The Infernal device series as I am reading them in order of the publication date. If you are interested in this order of reading the two series intertwined you can check my post about it here: https://oncemorewithfeelingweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/mortal-instruments-and-infernal-device-order/

I am currently half way through book three of The Mortal Instruments series: City of Glass.

What did you recently finish?

Apart from finishing books 1 and 2 of The Mortal Instruments, I finished reading The Splinted series by A.G. Howard. This series is a spin off version of Alice in Wonderland!

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I loved this series, because I absolutely love the original Alice in Wonderland story by Lewis Carroll. This series by A.G. Howard takes a spin off on the series in a magical beautiful set of 4 books, making it easy to create beautiful images in your mind making you feel like you are in the magical world that is set in this book.

This book is about a main character Alyssa Gardner who has inherited the family curse that has been inherited by every female in the family since her ancestor Alice Liddell, the character from Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The curse of hearing the whispers of bugs and flowers which happened to end up putting her mother in a mental institution after an incident in the garden with her daughter Alyssa at a young age. Alyssa learns to hide her curse from everyone around her by using it as her inspirations for her art work, creating beautiful yet oddly scaring paintings.

Alyssa soon learns that everything she thought was fiction is actually real. That the world of wonderland is as true as it could be. Alyssa finds her self in wonderland with a guy that she has loved since she was a child, a guy that is also her best friend Jebediah Holt. She finds herself being put through tests while also trying to keep Jeb alive from the Moth that has been visiting her through the day and through her dreams, Morpheus.

She has to chose between the world she’s been living in her whole life or Wonderland, the world where everything is magical, the world where she feels she truly loves, to do this she must pass challenges, defeat red and chose between the love of her childhood, Jeb or Morpheus the new but somewhat oddly familiar mysterious sexy guy that she has memories with that she thought were just dreams.

This series is amazing and truly beautiful and magical! If you love Alice in Wonderland I recommend this series! It’s a must! I fell in love all over again with the idea of Wonderland being a magical place! I would definitely read this again, and would recommend it do anyone. This series continues with 3 other books: Unhinged, Ensnared and Untamed!

What do you think you will read next?

My plan is to read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. The first book in the Throne of Glass series.

Throne of Glass UK.jpgI’ve heard so much about this series, so I thought I would give it a go since there are so many good reviews. I read the first chapter on ibooks, before buying it and it captured my attention, I was drawn to read more, so I went out and brought the first two books in this series. It’s a young adult fantasy book that has been said to have been inspired by the original fairy tale Cinderella. I’m quite excited to read this story and share my thoughts, I’ll be posting my review once I finish reading this book.

What have you been reading? I’d love to hear about books you have read, if you have any recommendations as to what I should read please comment below! 🙂

 

 

Top 10 Tuesday

Today I am doing my first blog on Top 10 Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/

This week the feature is; 10 Characters names you would name a child/pet/car etc after. This should be interesting and fun, so everyone give it a go!

  1. My first name is tricky because I would use this one to name a daughter or a really cute black kitten. This name is Lily, from the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. I’ve always loved this name, because it is such a sweet name that was given to a character that was full of love. I just Love it to bits!!
  2. I love the name Jace, this characters name is from the Mortal Instruments series written by Cassandra Clare. I love this name because it is just so different and it sounds really nice and modern. I would use this name for a son, especially if the son is the eldest sibling because I would like to think he would be the protector for his siblings and the ones he cares for like Jace does in Mortal Instruments.
  3. Clary, is my third name that I have picked, yes it’s from the same book series as the one above, The Mortal Instruments series. I would also name my daughter this name because I think it is just a beautiful name! It’s original and not boring. I’m a sucker for originality.
  4. Belle. I absolutely love this name! This is because it is from my favourite book and movie; Beauty and The Beast. This name is just sweet and has a nice soft vibe to it, I would use this name for a daughter.
  5. Dimitri, this is from another favourite book series: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I absolutely love the sound of this name, its just so original and sounds handsome. I know, how can a name sound handsome? 🙂 I would use this name for a son.
  6. Penny, I absolutely love this name. It’s from one of my top 5 book series; Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. I think this name is absolutely gorgeous and I would use it for a pet cat or rabbit.
  7. Charlotte, the name that is so well known from Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. This was my one of my favourite go to books as a child and I think the name is pretty and wonderful. I would use it for a daughter.
  8. Cheshire, every one knows this name: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I love the sound of the name, however, I probably wouldn’t use this name for a cat, I would use it for a rabbit or guinea Pig instead! 🙂
  9. Buffy, I have already used this name, I used this name as a child to call my pet Guinea Pig. This is from the book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Mel Odom, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holden.
  10. Lissa, from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I would use this name for a daughter. 🙂

These are my top 10 favourite characters names that I would use to name a child or pet. Please feel free to join in by even writing your own on your blog, writing yours in the comments or just giving me your thoughts on names that you like, they do not have to be from books. 🙂 Just have some fun with it! 😀

Mortal Instruments and Infernal Device order

I’m currently reading The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare for the like 10th time! Because, HELLO! who doesn’t love this series!

However, I have not yet read the Infernal device series yet or Lady midnight which is the first book in the Dark artifices series by Cassandra Clare. My friend told me that to get the real experience there was a particular order to read all these books in because they all intertwine. So I went for a hunt, I found this websitehttp://shadowhunters.com/ it has everything you can think of when it comes to The Mortal Instruments series!

It advises the order to read the two series; The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices as follows:

Read the First three books of Mortal Instruments:

  1. City of Bones
  2. City of Ashes
  3. City of Glass.

Read the First book of Infernal Devices:

  1.  Clock work Angel

Read book four of Mortal Instruments:

4. City of fallen Angels

Read book two of Infernal devices:

2. Clock work Prince

Read book 5 of Mortal Instruments:

5. City of Lost Souls

Read the last book to infernal devices:

3. Clockwork Princess

Read book 6 of Mortal Instruments:

6. City of Heavenly fire.

You can then head on to read The first book to the Dark Artifices series: Lady Midnight14686117_190981504675733_592452366_n.jpg

I have actually like the way this has been ordered, because it is actually in order of publication. I’m currently finishing the third book to the Mortal Instruments, ready to start book one in Infernal devices. I have not read the infernal devices yet so I’ll definitely be righting my opinion and view on the series when I finish reading them.

Has anyone else found this reading order helpful or have you read these differently?