A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas, A Brief Review

First I would like to say how much I love this title, of Frost and Starlight. This is a sincerely sweet Maas book, an addition to The Court of Thorns and Roses series, that really acts to give us, the avid reader, a chance to relax and simply enjoy the Winter Solstice with the gang in Velaris.

Like I said, this book does give the reader pure enjoyment in this peace time, but, of course, there is foreshadowing of what may be coming. Not only the animosity still held in certain parts of the Fae Realms, particularly the Illyrians and of course Tamlin, but what is left in the human realms. Even a hint at a new darkness that may come, but I won’t say anymore about that.

If you read and loved ACOTAR series, please read this and enjoy… I personally had some peppermint tea with a snuggly and chubby kitty on my lap, but to each their own.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, A Review

This series, The Infernal Devices, is in the same vein as The Mortal Instruments but, at the same time, is made of completely different material. I love the main female character so much. Tessa is the opposite of Clary in a few ways that make me happy. She is tall, which causes insecurities about her height, which I can actually relate to. Also, and this is a huge point in her favour, Tessa doesn’t really cry, at least not easily. Another thing I can relate to.

Tessa moves from America to grey England in 1878. She is searching for her brother and believes she is on her way to find him when, you guessed it, everything goes wrong and she winds up in a horrible situation. Eventually, Tessa finds herself amongst Shadowhunters at the London Institute, and that is where she meets the gorgeous Will Herondale and Jem.

I cannot say more without giving this amazing story away. However, just my opinion, but this is even better than TMI. Each chapter begins with a quote, very often Tennyson and at least once, Oscar Wilde. This just adds to the amazing British vibe that this book exudes. Also, many of these quotes are hauntingly romantic and leave me with goosebumps.

I highly recommend this! Cant wait to continue this series! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!

Scythe by Christina Bauer, A Review

Meimi Archer is a badass science prodigy for hire who is willing to get her hands dirty to protect her mother. At the young age of 16, Meimi sometimes attends high school but usually spends her days and nights working on projects for the local criminal overlord, Scythe.

Meimi doesn’t really live in the brightest world. She takes care of her mentally unstable mom and protects her from the government’s cleansing program, in other words, death. However, she is her own bright light. Meimi stays optimistic, upbeat and full of her own sense of humor that kept me cracking up.

As Meimi prepares to pick up parts for a deal she has that will keep her and her mom safe, everything suddenly starts going wrong.  This is when the action really begins and the reader gets to see just how badass Meimi really is. And, trust me, by the end, you’re not going to be able to wait to pick up the next book.

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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!!

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, A Review

What would you do if you found out all the stories you grew up hearing were true? The stories of werewolves, faeries, demons, vampires and zombies? Well, that is pretty much what happens to our heroine, Clary, during the beginning of summer in NYC.

Clary is such a cool girl. She’s down to earth, an amazing artist and a steadfast friend. She lives with her mother, Jocelyn, who has the same red curly hair and artistic talent. Clary plans to spend the summer hanging out with her bestfriend Simon and going to art classes downtown until her whole world changes.

This was a great start to this series. I had a blast reading this and cant wait to continue!

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It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan, A Review

First, can I just say, what a creepy cover this is? The sense of beauty in its creepiness is a very good way to illustrate the style of writing in this book of horror.

This story is about a family that lives in a very old house. Mainly about the two sisters, Sam and Elizabeth, after Elizabeth moves back home 8 months pregnant and separated from her husband. Sam is very different from her sister however, mainly in that she can see and hear the past inhabitants of her and her mother’s home. This does not start becoming really scary until after her sister’s arrival back home which somehow sparks the presence of a new ghost, a little faceless boy.

The past is just as haunting as the present in this thriller and even more so in the gorgeous style of storytelling the author uses that not only makes the reader feel like a part of this tale but see it clearly play out in the mind’s eye. The author truly builds this haunted house with their words and the fear just spills out from the pages.

I highly recommend this book for fans of horror! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!

The Brightest Fell by Nupur Chowdhury, A Review

This story begins with Jehan finding himself buried in paperwork, which he hates. However, he may be expecting the boredom of this seemingly endless paperwork but what he doesn’t expect is the explosive attack on the nearby metro.

Jehan works at the Institute and he is the creator of a drug called Amven which is supposed to make people less violent and more docile. However, he may have his own beneficent ideals for this drugs use, but others want to use it to gain power. Jehan wants to keep the drug out of the hands of politicians, even if that means betraying his close friend and mentor, the Prime Minister.

This is when the reader will meet a few other very colorful characters, the son and daughter of the prime minister, Abhijat and Rito. Abhijat left the army to revenge his father and becomes the prime example of when hatred and vengeance blind a person to the truth.

This book is full of intense political maneuvering but the author makes it so much fun to read and easy to understand. Chowdhury is a pro at writing intriguing dynamic characters and, I must say, that this book went in a direction that I never saw coming and I LOVED IT. The serious nature of political manipulation mixed with the appropriate and distinctive sense of humor the author uses makes for a genuinely fun read that I could not put down.

I highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to seeing more from the author, Nupur Chowdhury!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!