Monday, April 29, 2013

City of Ashes by: Cassandra Clare

I know some of you are wondering why I am reading every single Mortal Instruments novel, the answer to that is that I am addicted. Okay, that sounds absolutely crazy, but yes. This series is just amazing and leaves you breathless.

When I first read City of Bones, I thought 'Holy ****!!! What the **** just happened here?' but as you progress throughout the second novel in the Mortal Instruments novel, you tend to understand what is going on in their world and how everyone feels about a certain situation (situation cannot be named because I do not post spoilers).

City of Ashes wasn't as outstanding as City of Bones but I did enjoy all the conflicts, the chemistry, and the forgiveness that is City of Ashes.

In the end this novel is a 4.5 out of 5. Plus it is on my must-read read it!

Here is the blurb:
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Juliet Immortal by: Stacey Jay

Loved the plot and the characters, they both complimented eachother. Juliet swoops into Ariel's body to try to get Ariel's bestfriend to meet her soulmate. But things go horribly wrong when Romeo swoops into Dylan's body and tries to kill Juliet right away. Luckly someone comes to Juliet's resucue, but this time around it's not gonna be Romeo and Juliet, it's Romeo versus Juliet. Who will win? Light or Dark?

This book was amazing but will not go on my must-read list.
I officially give this novel a 5 out of 5.

Here is the blurb:
Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare

I am shocked, and surprised by the whole novel.It was adventurous, dangerous and romantic, and every twist and turn kept me on my toes. I wanted to know more so I even went to a local book store and bought the whole TMI series.

Alec Lightwood was a plain bully throughout the book. I felt that maybe Alec was a little insecure because Clary was coming to live with them at the Institute, and maybe a little jealous.

Isabelle Lightwood was a character I was confused about, she would be snapping at Clary one minute and hugging her the next.

Jace Wayland was a character that I absolutly loved. He radiated danger, but was always there to support you when you fell and to protect you from others that mean to cause you harm.

Clary Fray is like any average teenager, you feel like your different for anyone else, but in this case it's true. She raely fights any demons when Jace, Isabelle, or Alec is nearby. She also loves her mother and will do anything to save her.

In the end this novel was amazing, and for sure is in my must read list.
I officially give this novel a 5 out of 5.

Here is the blurb:
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Forbidden Boy by: Hailey Abbott

Forbidden BoyIt wasn't that interesting. Basically this whole novel was about a boy and a girl who fall in love but can't be together because their families will disapprove.....does this sound familiar? If you guessed Romeo & Juliet, you win!

It lacked alot for me. I wanted to see what they would tell their parents and all that but it ended up having to be kept as a secret? Like seriously, we are currently at 2013! Go to your parents and  if they say no, have a secret meetings then.

In the end this was nothing compared to the other books I have read and what I am reading. I officially five this novel a 3 out of 5.

Here is the blurb:

Julianne's Summer Rules:

Finish all art projects by August
Survive summer job surrounded by cute boys
Hit the beach every day
Avoid the new neighbors (even though their son is hot!) 

When Julianne falls for Remi at a bonfire party, her summer is off to a perfect start. Sure, her obnoxious new neighbours are muscling her family off their beachfront property, but she has weeks of fun in the sun to look forward to, a painting to finish, and an amazing guy to get to know. Then Jules discovers that her awful new neighbors are Remi's parents. That makes him a forbidden boy; but she can't seem to let him go. What do you do when your worst enemy is also the boy of your dreams?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Embrace by: Jessica Shirvington

I know I am posting the book review for tomorrow today, but I have tons of homework, you go. Will be back on Wednesday to post the next book review.

Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters, #1)I don't really know what to say. To be truthful, I would have never bought or even read this novel if it was on yeah. It was a little boring in the beginning to me, I wanted more convo. between Lincoln and Violet. But the rest of the novel was amazing, and entertaining.

I loved all the characters and what they represented to Violet. Lincoln, was her bestfriend and rock, someone she can rely on and knows that he would never betray her. Steph, one of Violet's bestfriends, she has so much clothes that she can open a department store but she always pushes things aside when Violet needs comfort. Phoenix, the guy at the club, the bad boy she knows she shouldn't want but embraces him in her life anyways. Then her father comes into play, he may be providing her a home and food but he isn't providing the fatherly figure Violet needs in her life.

In the end I really liked this novel and even recommend you to read it. I officially give this novel a 4.5 out of 5.

Here is the blurb:
It starts with a whisper: "It's time for you to know who you are..."
On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. She will have to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice. 
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, EMBRACE is a compelling novel of good and evil, seductive desires and impossible choices. A centuries old war between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity chooses a new fighter. It's a battle Violet doesn't want, but she lives her life by two rules: don't run and don't quit. If angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden. 
LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he's Grigori--part human, part angel--and that he was training her for an ancient battle between Angels and Exiles. 
PHOENIX: No one knows where his loyalties lie, yet he's the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln's lies. In a world of dark and light, he is all shades of gray. 
Two sides: Angel or Exile.
Two guys: Lincoln or Phoenix.
The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity... 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Getting Over Garrett Delaney by: Abby McDonald

This was amazing, and heartfelt. It made me wonder what is true love and infatuation, and if anyone truly knows who is "the one." It was hilarious and made me laugh throughout it all and left me feeling whole.

I also loved the fact that Sadie had to get over Garrett and move on, but as she is (with the help of her new friends) she finds out that their is a difference between love and obsession/infatuation. Basically every teenager goes through this, they believe it's love but it's not, it's just the fact they are attracted to him/her that makes us believe it's love. So in the end I believe this novel should be read by all teenagers, even adults.

I give this novel a 5 out of 5. It is also on my must-read list.

Here is the blurb:
Can a twelve-step program help Sadie kick her unrequited crush for good? Abby McDonald serves up her trademark wit and wisdom in a hilarious new novel.

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly one-sided. The object of her obsession — ahem, affection — is her best friend, Garrett Delaney, who has been oblivious to Sadie’s feelings ever since he sauntered into her life and wowed her with his passion for Proust (not to mention his deep-blue eyes). For two long, painful years, Sadie has been Garrett’s constant companion, sharing his taste in everything from tragic Russian literature to art films to '80s indie rock — all to no avail. But when Garrett leaves for a summer literary retreat, Sadie is sure that the absence will make his heart grow fonder — until he calls to say he’s fallen in love. With some other girl! A heartbroken Sadie realizes that she’s finally had enough. It’s time for a total Garrett detox! Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including the hunky chef, Josh), and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.