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!!!

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!

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!!!

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!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

The Great Faerie Strike by Spencer Ellsworth, A Review

First, I want to say: What a great cover! It’s so unique and full of fun and this image perfectly reflects the vibe of this fabulous story!

Jane is not MAD. And, Jane is not your ordinary kind of girl. After an extended stay in an Asylum, Jane is ready to break free and return to Otherworld. However, after a year of being away, she finds that everything has changed.

Charles is part of Otherworld, a constant part. He is a gnome. But unfortunately he does not live up to the gnomish standards of reliability. Also, he is quite rude! And, I must say, unbearably funny!

This fun and exciting tale combines an old London with the magic of Otherworld, which lurks hidden around every corner if you know your way. There is murder, conspiracy, rioting and, do not forget most importantly, Communism! Mixed in this equally hilarious and intriguing story are the amazing creatures of fantasy: Vampires, Werewolves, Gnomes, Pixies, Bogarts, Redcaps and more.

Do yourself a favor and read this book. I personally had a blast and found that this lighthearted and yet poignant tale was a perfect read for this time period.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

House of Earth and Blood, Crescent City book one, by Sarah J.  Maas

I have just completed this magnificent first book of the Crescent City series by the,also magnificent, Sarah J. Maas…. and I am almost (almost) speechless. This has to be the best book she has ever written. It’s long, yes, about 800 pages, and I will admit it does start slow. However, stick with it and you will not regret it. Wow, yeah, that’s an understatement… this book just begs to be read and fiercely loved.

I really did go through every emotion possible while reading this. Maas has a way to just bring me to the edge and maybe even farther, more so than any other author. Now, I know I say books make me emotional often, so let me express this very clearly: In House of Earth and Blood, I didn’t just sorta feel everything, I practically felt like I was living through these characters. It’s as if Maas is really creating bigger than life stories, stories and characters that dont just live on pages but seem to live on in my life as if they are real people I know. And, I (mostly) love these characters and deeply appreciate their friendship.

This story is so much more than what it initially appears to be. There were countless times that I thought I had EVERYTHING figured out and I was so wrong everytime. That is one of the major morals to this story, to not judge someone until you know, until you really know everything. The person you may believe is a useless partier or just a thug has a history and, hopefully, deep reasons behind their actions. I find myself doing this so often, judging people. And it’s not right or fair. I do not know their whole story, just like this book… I didn’t know Bryce’s whole story until the very end and all my assumptions about what would happen in the storyline proved false. Because I didn’t know.

You are in for the ride of your life with this book! I suggest it so so highly, I cannot express how highly I recommend this awesome piece of work!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead, A Review

This is the last book, book six, in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. If you haven’t read the books up to this point, this review does contain spoilers… Proceed with caution!

Rose is locked up for the murder of Queen Tatiana which, obviously, she is innocent of. However, do you picture Rose taking it easy in her sterile jail cell? Heck No, she is putting up a tough fight even if it is from behind bars.

However, Rose is not the only one that can be wild and make a scene. Perhaps she has rubbed off on her friends because, let’s just say, when they figure out a way for her to escape captivity, it goes off with a BANG!

Rose was prepared to devote her life to protecting Lissa. She was ready to give up personal freedom and her ability to choose her own path. Now, Lissa is proving she can protect Rose and she is also showing that she too can be quite the badass.

Rose does escape and she sets off across country with Dimitri. Throughout her journey, she comes in contact with all kinds of new and old faces which creates what are at times brief, but very entertaining, appearances by some of these characters.

This journey is a great summation to the the development of Rose’s character over the course of this six book series. It shows off Rose’s strength, her honesty, her innate sense of goodness and her ability to forgive others, even to forgive herself for her mistakes. We are all full of imperfections like Rose, but also like Rose, everyone has the ability to be fierce. Fiercely loyal, fiercely good and fiercely in love. This last journey with Rose can teach us all some life lessons.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!