Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, A Review

Well… This series is so good I can barely stand it! I do not want to give anything away about how the first book, Clockwork Angel, ended so I will make this review brief.

The main thing about these books, The Infernal Devices series, that is equally making me incredibly happy and also feel like I’m going to explode with exasperation, is the very very intense love triangle. There is Will, who is all fire and blazing heat, and then there is Jem, who is gentle and kind and so easy to love. Of course, caught between these two, is the beautiful Tessa Gray…

I have no idea what I would do in this situation, but I adore Will and Jem. They are two sides to one coin. They balance each other. So, I do not know what I would do if I were Tessa. I do know that I would not be able to handle causing either of these wonderful young men pain.

Yes, there is still a massive threat of a Clockwork army coming to take down the nephilim, the Clave, by the elusive Magister. I cannot wait to learn more and see how this story ends (especially the love story) in the last book, Clockwork Princess.

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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!!

Echo Academy by Christina Bauer,  A Review

This book begins with an extended version of what exactly happened at the end of Alien Minds.   It shows more of what is going through Meimi and Thorne’s minds when the unbelievable happens and it seems they are separated permanently.   However,  if you know anything about Meimi Archer, you know she will find a solution to this problem and that she will totally kick ass while doing it.  This is especially true because she has Zoe and Chloe on her side.  Meimi is attending Echo Academy and using all its resources to find a way to break through the Exile Void. Meanwhile, Thorne is trying to figure things out with his father, Cole, who apparently believes Meimi needs to be HIS transcendent so he can keep his throne. If this sounds complicated, just wait till you read further in the book, things get WILD! This is not only incredibly entertaining and fun, but really interesting. Particularly the way Bauer adds in all these little details about the appearances of things, it just makes all the aspects of this story even more unique. Not to mention the craziness of the plots within plots, the hidden schemes and surprises that really just come out of nowhere and make this series spectacular. And, let’s not forget the romance! I loved reading this series. If your looking for some fun and unstoppable spacey romance then these are the books for you!

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Alien Minds by Christina Bauer, A Review

Meimi wakes up with no memory, and worse, she has to deal with Luci and Josiah without even knowing who they really are. She thinks her name is Wisteria Roberts, Meimi’s old alias. However, she is still okay enough to know that this situation is sketchy and she doesn’t like the Authority and definitely does not want to help Godwin. Meanwhile, Thorne is still protecting Meimi by working for Godwin as her personal guard. He is also secretly meeting his brothers , Justice and Slate, to not only keep them updated but to also receive their help. Meimi and Thorne do have something in common, besides being transcendents, and that is unstable parents. Meimi has a mom that has slowly been becoming more and more mentally unstable but has at least always tried to protect her daughter. Thorne’s dad, however, has a father who goes between being a loving dad and a psycho emperor willing to kill his sons to keep his throne. Another thing Meimi and Thorne have in common? They both handle their situations incredibly well. There is so much going on in this book and it is so much fun to read about. Godwin has his maniacal evil plans, not to mention an awesome cat-snake with bat wings, and… of course, the ROMANCE!!! I recommend this to readers who are ready to have a good time! A fun quick read that will kept me cracking up and also on the edge of my seat!

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Umbra by Christina Bauer, A Review

This is so much fun! The second book in the Dimension Drift series is told from the perspective of Thorne Oxblood. That’s right, Meimi’s sexy transcendent who is known for fighting Inter-Dimensional Disasters.

Thorne is from a different planet, another world, Umbra. Although he is an alien, he fits in with humans quite well, mainly due to his use of sentient that can do anything from change appearances and clothes to break through walls. He has two brothers, Justice and Slate, and his father, Cole, is the emperor.

This was such a great follow up. I had a blast reading and seeing everything from Thornes perspective and I loved how this book wrapped up. I am definitely ready to start the next book, Alien Minds, as quickly as possible!

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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 Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, A Review

What a spectacular ending to a spectacular series! My emotions got a little out of control on this one, especially by the end. There were a few times I thought it was over and it would end badly for Clary and Company, that evil would prevail. I dont want to spoil it but the ending is good, perfectly wraps up this six book series of the Mortal Instruments.

If you know exactly how the last book ended, you should be aware that the true battle of good against evil is just getting started in this final book. Luckily, it’s a long book so there is plenty of time. Anyways, the proverbial shit has hit the proverbial fan.

This book opens with a wild scene at the L. A. Institute. However, it gave me the heartwarming feeling of family and togetherness and not fighting alone while still being incredibly heartbreaking. It’s the perfect start to this mad journey of love and truth and kindness battling those that are simply amoral and do not care about anything good.

I think that’s the real story here. Cassandra Clare wraps us up in a dazzling tale but what she is really saying, is to let your love shine through. That love conquers all.

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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.

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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!!