[BOOK REVIEW] City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

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Synopsis from goodreads:
 
 
Love is a mortal sin, and the secrets of the past are deadly. Plunge into the third installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and prepare to be hooked (Entertainment Weekly).

To save her mothers life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much hes willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.

Includes an exclusive sneak peek of the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series: City of Fallen Angels! And don’t miss the teaser fromClockwork Angel, the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.
 
 
 
 
Title: City of Glass
 
Author: Cassandra Clare
 
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
 
Publication Date: March 24th 2009
 
Date Read: May 18, 2015
 
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
 
Format: Paperback 
 
Pages: 541
 
 
 
 

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[BOOK REVIEW] City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare


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Synopsis from Goodreads:


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? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won’t 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. When the second of the Mortal Instruments os stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?




Title: City of Ashes

Author: Cassandra Clare

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publication Date: March 24th 2009

Date Read: May 15, 2015

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Pages: 453




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[BOOK REVIEW] City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

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SYNOPSIS from Goodreads:

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… 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.





Title: City of Bones

Author: Cassandra Clare

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publication Date: March 27th 2007

Date Read: May 13, 2015

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Pages: 485



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[BOOK REVIEW] Looking for Alaska by John Green

 

 



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SNYOPSIS from Goodreads:

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.



Title: Looking for Alaska

Author: John Green

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Publication Date: December 28th 2006

Date Read: May 10, 2015

Publisher: Speak

Format: Paperback

Pages: 221




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The Liebster Award

 
I was nominated by Stephanie from Doodle’s Book Reviews and Sandra from Sandra The BookWorm for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much!
 
This award is in place so bloggers big and small can interact with one another and promote friendships through the similar hobby of blogging. There are few steps to this award whichI will go through as I complete each section. First though, I must state the rules. 
 
Rules 
* Link back to the person that nominated you for this award.
* Give 11 random facts about yourself.
*Answer 11 questions from your nominator.
* Nominate 11 bloggers.
* Come upo with 11 questions for your nominees and inform them that you have nominated them.

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[BOOK REVIEW] Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

 

 

 

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SYNOPSIS from Goodreads:



Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.





Title: Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Retelling

Publication Date: January 8th 2013

Date Read: May 7, 2015

Publisher: Square Fish

Format: Paperback

Pages: 387





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[BOOK REVIEW] Every Day (Every Day #1) by David Levithan


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Synopsis from Goodreads:



In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a “wise, wildly unique” love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.


It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.




Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Fiction

Publication Date: September 10th 2013

Date Read: May 3, 2015

Publisher: Ember

Format: Paperback

Pages: 324



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[BOOK REVIEW] The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin

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Synopsis from Goodreads:




Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.






Genre : Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Publication Date : October 23rd 2012

Date Read : April 29th 2015

Publisher : Simon & Schuster 

Format : Paperback

Pages : 456



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[BOOK REVIEW] The Calling (Endgame #1) by James Frey

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20510241-the-calling

SYNOPSIS:

Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future.

This is Endgame.

For ten thousand years the lines have existed in secret. The 12 original lines of humanity. Each had to have a Player prepared at all times. They have trained generation after generation after generation. In weapons, languages, history, tactics, disguise assassination. Together the players are everything: strong, kind, ruthless, loyal, smart, stupid, ugly, lustful, mean, fickle, beautiful, calculating, lazy, exuberant, weak. They are good and evil. Like you. Like all.

This is Endgame.

When the game starts, the players will have to find three keys. The keys are somewhere on earth. The only rule of their Endgame is that there are no rules. Whoever finds the keys first wins the game. Endgame: The Calling is about the hunt for the first key. And just as it tells the story of the hunt for a hidden key, written into the book is a puzzle. It invites readers to play their own Endgame and to try to solve the puzzle. Whoever does will open a case filled with gold. Alongside the puzzle will be a revolutionary mobile game built by Google’s Niantic Labs that will allow you to play a real-world version of Endgame where you can join one of the lines and do battle with people around you.

Will exuberance beat strength? Stupidity top kindness? Laziness thwart beauty? Will the winner be good or evil? There is only one way to find out.

Play.
Survive.
Solve.
People of Earth.
Endgame has begun.



Publication Date: January 1, 2014

Date Read: April 14, 2015

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 477


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[BOOK REVIEW] Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14290364-champion?from_search=true

SYNOPSIS:

 

He is a Legend.

She is a Prodigy.

Who will be Champion? 

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position. 

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything. 

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.


Publication Date: November 5th 2013

Date Read: February 18, 2015

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Pages: 369

 

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[BOOK REVIEW] Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18492470-prodigy

SYNOPSIS:

 
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. 

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action. 
 

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[BOOK REVIEW] Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu

 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9275658-legend

Synopsis:

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.



Publication DateNovember 29th 2011

Date Read: December 8, 2014

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Pages: 305


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[BOOK REVIEW] Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12578077-obsidian
SYNOPSIS:
 
Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don’t kill him first, that is.
 
 
 
PUBLICATION DATE: May 8th 2012
 
DATE READ: September 21, 2014
 
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
 
PAGES: 335
 

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