Sunday, October 28, 2012

Book Review: The Mortal Instruments "City of Bones"

Hey everyone!
Today's book review is on the City of Bones by Cassnadra Clare, the first book in her Mortal Instruments series. I read this book a little less than two months ago, but I thought it would make a great first book review. First I'm just going to go through my overall thoughts and what's it about, however then I will get into further spoilers if there's something that really stood out to me.
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I find that some people either love it or hate it, but I find I'm in the middle, and then maybe a little over to the love it side. Here's the book's synopsis:
"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."

When I first read this I thought it sounded very... weird, these people called Shadowhunters that rid the earth of demons? Sounds strange to me. Next time I went to the bookstore, I decided I might as well try it. Well I read, still thought it was strange, but definitely enjoyable. Not my favorite book by far, but I do recommend it. I gave this book a 3/5 stars on Goodreads.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Introduction/ Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Book Review

Hey Everyone!
My name is Kait, as some may know if you visit my beauty blog. Since this is my first post, I'm assuming you don't know me well! Since this is a book blog, I might as well confess that I am a HUGE OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE HUNGER GAMES (which I often abbreviate to THG). Now I know a good amount of people enjoy this series, some do because they want to join the bandwagon. But trust me when I say that I love it. I have a very long story about how much I love it, but to keep it short, I love the characters, the idea, the plot, the setting, the writing, the everything... My beauty blog was originally titled "Beauty and The Hunger Games" but I decided to keep that blog fashion and beauty related, and this blog books and THG related. So WARNING: I AM VERY OBSESSIVE AND I WILL TALK ALL DAY ABOUT IT. Anyways, again since this is a book blog, I will tell you my top three favorite books/series: THG-Suzanne Collins, Divergent-Veronica Roth, and Legend-Marie Lu. I will someday go further into depth about them, but for now, I will keep it to that. I am going to leve a link of a book review on Hush, Hush (I'm reading Finale right now! SO happy it finally came out!). I read Hush, Hush back in June/July as well as Crescendo and Silence. I'm posting this just so you get a taste-but keep in my this was my first book review and is quite lengthy-so expect better, and if I don't bring that to you, by all means, chase after me and yell, "You're going to be the next tribute!!" Because I will do better if that would be the scenario. Sorry for this lengthy ramble, and I don't ask this often, nonetheless, I'd really appreciate if you followed my blog because I'm just getting started. Here's the link to my Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Book Review.

May the odds be ever in your favor, and be brave.