City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare, A Review

This book opens with Simon meeting ONE of his girlfriends at a diner. He may still not be completely used to some changes he has undergone but he is certainly getting used to how much more popular he is with the ladies! Meanwhile, Clary is training at the Institute and it’s about time, girl! I’m ready for her to totally embrace her Shadowhunter side and learn how to kick some demon butt.

Now, Jace, on the other hand… He, unfortunately, is letting his history with Valentine influence his present life and his own perception about himself. This is really difficult for him, particularly at his age. He is no longer a child and yet, not quite an adult. Believing one thing for so long and then having everything just flipped and awful, has caused him to feel intense guilt and confusion.

The thing is… The ending of this book changes everything, for everybody really. And I just dont know right now what exactly I should be thinking. The only thing I can do is continue reading. RAFO- Read And Find Out. And that’s the plan!

I highly recommend this series, it’s so much fun and full of action! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

Horns by Joe Hill, A Review

Ig may not be the most decent person in the world anymore, but after a drunken night he wakes up with actual devilish horns growing out of his head.

Ig is going through a grieving process a year after the murder and rape of his long time girlfriend. A murder and rape that everyone believes he committed, which, honestly, would ruin anyone’s life. However, now he has horns, so, not only does he feel bad as it is but now it seems there is clear evidence that so much is wrong.

There is a bigger problem here, too. These horns seem to bring out the worst in people. People not only want to do bad things when they see Ig, but they are telling him all their disgusting, dirty secrets… it’s really horrible.

I do recommend this book if your in the mood for some dark and twisty horror!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, A Review

Clary is off to Idris to save her mother from this self-induced sleep. Jace, Alec, Isabelle and family will be along too… there will possibly be some other unexpected guests, but dont expect me to say anything!

There is the awkwardness, I have to at least mention it. Clary doesnt love Simon, but she knows Simon does love her. Simon does have other love interests, and even by the end of the book it’s still completely up in the air. So, where does that leave Clary? Yes, she still is incredibly confused which is why everyone has to read this book, to at least know the fate of Clary’s love life!

Valentine is a great villain. What I mean is, Cassandra Clare wrote his villainous role out perfectly. After reading this book, he very clearly resembles a typical Narcissistic and Abusive man. Really! He needs control over people and situations, but it’s more than just Control… it’s an intense and hurtful control. He can literally be physically or mentally hurting someone, but he seems to truly believe that since he is giving them his attention that it is a form of love. Which, I guess, to him it is.

This was a great book in The Mortal Instruments series. It really shows how we are all stronger together and how less hate and discrimination makes for a better world.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, A Review

Where to start after the INSANE ending of City of Bones? I think everyone wants to simply get back to normal. Clary is hanging out with Simon and watching Anime while Jace, Isabelle and Alec are hunting demons as if their whole world wasn’t completely flipped upside down. All this changes at the Institute when Alec and Isabelle’s mom, Maryse, comes back with their little brother, Max. Things obviously will not return back to the pre-Valentine state and more drama is on it’s way, big time!

Jace is facing accusations and he doesn’t exactly handle it that well at all. Due to all the information that has been revealed to Jace and Clary at the end of the last book, they are both dealing with feelings of confusion, inner pain and possibly even loss. But how are they supposed to deal with this? Especially Jace, he fully admits he is in absolute teenage angst mode and, personally, I dont blame him.

There is one thing that can make all this right for everyone involved. Perhaps not perfectly right, but as good as it can get. And that is trusting each other. A big part of this is facing the new reality, not just for Jace and Clary, but everyone. After everything that’s happened, some trust needs to be built…. but things are not that simple.

This was a great sequel to City of Bones and I cannot wait to continue The Mortal Instruments saga soon! I highly recommend this series! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, A Review

Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Just to explain, Rithmatist’s are people chosen by the Maker that can basically bring specific chalk drawings to life. They can create circles and lines of defense and also create drawings and symbols for attacking.

Joel is pretty lucky, though. He attends a great school, Armedius Academy, that is famous for not only basic education but teaching learning Rithmatist students as well. This gives Joel an opportunity to at least learn as much as possible about the subject, even if he cant actually perform as Rithmatist. However, Joel’s situation takes a major change when he learns that Rithmatist students are being murdered and he puts himself in the middle of the case.

This was a great, fun and light read. Honestly, I thought I had everything figured out but I was surprised by the ending. It’s so easy for me to believe that I know an author, like Brandon Sanderson, so well that I can guess all his tricks, his next moves. However, this is why Sanderson is so great, because he keeps things unpredictable. And, did I mention that there are unicorns in this book???

I highly recommend this short read, and the amazing yet simple art work (and UNICORNS!!!). Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!

The Goddess Twins by Yodassa Williams, A Review

Arden and Aurora, the delightful goddess twins, are stunning to read about. Just as beautiful as this gorgeous cover portrays them as.

They may start small and in a small place but when things get going, the story will sweep the reader off their feet and into new and unexplored realities. There are surprises that come the twins way that change everything about their lives. They learn new things not only about their family, but about themselves as well.

This was such an awesome read that I could not put it down. I highly recommend this lovely tale to anyone who may feel the desire to be utterly enchanted!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

Pixieland Diaries by Christina Bauer, A Review

Calla is a sassy Pixie whose pranks have gotten her in trouble. The cover art really expresses Calla’s personality perfectly and is one of the reasons I requested this book from Netgalley.

This was such a fun read! I had a blast following Calla on her amazing adventures. The world is currently going through a difficult time and this was a breath of fresh air for me. I needed some Calla in my life!

I cannot recommend this book more! Coming out very soon and I suggest everyone makes room for Pixieland Diaries on their TBR list!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!