#FridayReads (11)


SUMMER IS HERE! The reason I’ve been MIA is because I don’t have my school computer anymore! I am using my mom’s laptop at the moment and decided to use this as my first summer post. You would think that I would be super happy because I have more time on my hands to read, yes? Well, I do have more time, but I’ve been hanging out with friends instead of reading. I am behind so many books on my Goodreads goal, but I guess that is okay. Anyway, I am still reading City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) – Cassandra Clare. The reason I’m reading this super slow is because I’ve already read it. I didn’t read it too long ago either. It’s still a very good book, but right now it’s boring for me. I know what’s going to happen and I just want to read City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare. I OWN THE NEW BOOK! I bought it. I knew I was going to, but I COULDN’T RESIST! It’s a beautiful book and I cannot wait to find out what happens in the final book. That is all for now, I will be blogging as much as I can… And reading as much as I can. :)

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Review: We Are the Goldens – Dana Reinhardt


We Are the Goldens – Dana Reinhardt

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Title: We Are the Goldens

Author: Dana Reinhardt

Release Date: May 27, 2014

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

Format: ebook

Page Number: 208

Source: NetGalley

Nell knows a secret about her perfect, beautiful sister Layla. If she tells, it could blow their world apart.

When Nell and Layla were little, Nell used to call them Nellaya. Because to Nell, there was no difference between where she started and her adored big sister ended. They’re a unit; divorce made them rely on each other early on, so when one pulls away, what is the other to do? But now, Nell’s a freshman in high school and Layla is changing, secretive. And then Nell discovers why. Layla is involved with one of their teachers. And even though Nell tries to support Layla, to understand that she’s happy and in love, Nell struggles with her true feelings: it’s wrong, and she must do something about it.

2 out of 5 stars

Plot:

We Are the Goldens follows the Golden sisters, Layla and Nell. Layla is perfect to everyone including Nell. Nell is a freshman and Layla is a junior; the sisters are both on the soccer team, and Nell decides to try out for the school play. Nell only decides to try out because a guy she has a crush on has the lead role. She didn’t try out for the female lead, but she got into the play. Nell’s best friend is named Felix, and she has two dead boys talking to her. Layla gets into a “bad” situation, even though she believes that it’s true love. Nell “falls in love” with her crush and they take things a little too far. Honestly this is all that happens in this book. This was a major let down for me. I got this from a publisher on NetGalley and I was super pumped. I’ve read Harmless – Dana Reinhardt, and sort of liked it, so I was excited to read another one of her books. It wasn’t good. Why was she talking to these dead brothers? I honestly did not understand it. It never said the significance of these boys other than that the girls attended their fancy Christmas party every year. I don’t get why Nell was so in love with a horrible boy. I don’t get why Layla got roped into being in a relationship with a much older man. I strongly disliked how it was Nell talking like she was talking to Layla. Was Layla actually dead? Was she even there? I have no idea. Overall I wish the book was longer to finally sort some of the things out.

Characters:

Nell wasn’t a horrible character to follow, but I didn’t get why Layla was so mean to her. Nell didn’t do anything to her. She didn’t tell her secret, so why was she always so mad? Felix was the best part of the whole book. He was some comic relief, but I don’t understand the point of the love declaration at the end. Layla was supposed to be perfect, but she was just rude to everyone. I don’t get how you could fall in love like that. It was unnaturally fast and I don’t understand why she did it. The whole story felt rushed with the love interests.

Who Would I Be?:

I guess I choose Nell. I didn’t really like her though. She made bad choices and fell in love with a stupid boy. Felix seems like a good friend to have, though. I definitely wouldn’t want to have Layla as my sister. I would totally ditch her and not pay attention to her, because really, who needs someone that mean in your life?

*Huge thanks to Wendy Lamb Books to sending this to me on NetGalley!*

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Review: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – Cassandra Clare


City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – Cassandra Clare

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Title: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: March 24, 2009

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 541

Source: Bookstore

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City – whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of the New York Timesbestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Clary’s mother is in a coma-like sleep and Clary needs to find a way to save her. Magnus Bane, the Warlock, creates a portal into Alicante for Jace and the Lightwoods to go through. Clary tries to tag along, but Jace thinks otherwise. They run into some problems with the portal and Simon ends up getting taken through the portal to Alicante illegally. Problems occur with Jace bringing the vampire to the Shadowhunter city, and Clary finds herself drowning in a lake outside Alicante. Jace and Clary meet the Lightwood’s cousins, Aline and Sebastion. Aline and Sebastion seem nice to them and they befriend the cousins. Clary and Jace are still siblings, and they can’t deal with it. They love eachother in a more intimate way than siblings should. Valentine comes into play in this book and mysteries are revealed. So much happens in this book. This is my favorite of all the Mortal Instruments books. I love the unraveling of mysteries and I love finding everything out. Jace and Clary are so perfect together. I love what happens with Luke and Clary’s mom, and what happens with Alec and his significant other. I love rereading these books because I pick up on so many things I’d forgotten. I can’t wait to reread the others.

Characters:

Again, I love Jace and Clary, and Simon would be the perfect bestfrined. Simon is so loyal and helps Clary in any way she needs it, and supports all of her decisions. Isabelle and Alec woul dbe so cool to meet and be friends with. I absolutely HATE Valentine for what he did to Jace and Clary, and Luke is one of my all-time favorite characters. I love that he’s so caring and loving to both Clary and her mom.

Who Would I Be?:

I would choose to be Isabelle yet again. She’s such a cool person. She might have a short temper, but she’s beautiful and she has a family that loves and accepts her. Alec would be my brother, and I would get to hang out with magnus and Clary all the time. How about yes.

Series:

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) – Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) – Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) – Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare

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#FridayReads (10)


Today we got to read during one of our classes and I almost started crying because of Jace and Clary. I can’t even. It is so sad. I just got to the part in City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – Cassandra Clare where Jace came to Clary’s room in Alicante and he said, “There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, amd I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.” WHAT? THAT IS SO CUTE AND SO PERFECT. I can’t wait to finish this book. I have so many feelings invested into this series. If Jace dies during the last one I will go all Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters and write a strongly worded letter to Cassandra Clare. I will need a different ending.

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Woah, Dere Wednesday (17)


This week I’m reading City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – Cassandra Clare. I will try and finish it soon to start City of Fallen Angles (The Moral Instruments #4) – Cassandra Clare and then City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare before the LAST ONE COMES OUT! Oh my gosh. I’m so pumped. 12 DAYS. ONLY 12. I can’t wait. Right now I’m at the part in City of Glass where the demon towers in Alicante aren’t working and there is a war beginning to form and it’s epic. I love this part and this is my favorite book out of the whole series. I love City of Lost Souls, (I’ve read them all) but this one is my favorite. *SPOILERS* Okay, you’ve been warned. If you haven’t read the first three or more do not read this part. Simon is a vampire and he’s locked down in jail in Alicante and Jace and Isabelle are bringing him blood because the new Inquisitor threatened to leave him to die if he doesn’t tell a lie to the Clave. He’s not going to tell the made up story beacause the Lightwoods are his friends, well, Clary’s friends, and that would hurt Clary. Simon loves Clary so he can’t do that, obviously. So, he’s staying down in jail with this weird guy in the cell next to his and he’s trying to stay alive, but right now there is a war going on and he can’t get out. *SPOILERS DONE* Like, what? This is unacceptable. Anyway, I love this book and can’t wait to read the others again.

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Teaser Tuesday (2)


I haven’t done a Teaser Tuesday in so long! What you do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page, and share two sentences from that page. This week is from City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – Cassandra Clare.

“Close enough to do what?”

“To kill him,” said Jace. “What else?”

-City of Glass, page 343

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Review: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) – Cassandra Clare


City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) – Cassandra Clare

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Title: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: March 25, 2008

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 453

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won’t let her go–especially her handsome, infuriating newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil–and also her father. When the second of the Mortal Instruments os stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Jace and Clary find out they’re siblings and Clary is heartbroken. She loves Jace, but since she knows Jace is her brother, she starts dating Simon. Simon always sees Jace and Clary at the most unfortunate times, for him at least. Jace has feelings for Clary, but he, like Clary, tries to push the feelings down. Valentine is trying to start a war with the Clave because he doesn’t believe in the things they do. He kills and drains blood from a werewolf, a faerie, and a vampire to complete a task with the Mortal Sword. We find out that Alec has a thing for the warlock called Magnus Bane. Simon has a life or death experience, multiple, actually. Lots of demons and some Shadowhunter deaths are included… This book was so good. I’ve already read this book and I loved it even more the second time. I caught onto so many things I’d forgotten from before. It took me a while to finish because I’ve already read it, so I knew what was going to happen. Overall, this is one of the more boring books from this series, but it’s still a great book. I can’t wait to reread the others in the series.

Characters:

Jace is one of my all time favorite characters from any book. He’s perfect, but I will spare everyone from the fangirling. Clary is a strong character, but she gets irritating. She needs to just tell Jace that she’s in love with him. It would make things so much easier on everyone. Alec and Isabelle are still some of my favorite characters. I love Luke and would imagine him as a great fatherly figure, and Magnus Bane would be the perfect best friend. He has parties every weekend and he has a crush on Alec. It’s perfect. Simon is a good character, but I’m always sad when he’s with Clary because he loves her but she doesn’t feel the same way.

Who Would I Be?:

I would choose to be Isabelle because she’s super awesome and stunning. She always dresses nicely and Alec would be a great brother. Being her wouldn’t really be so great in the fact that she’s always in danger, but beyond that I would totally pick her. I love that she has her whip around her wrist at all times as a bracelet, and I love that she’s a Shadowhunter and isn’t helpless like some *cough cough Clary*

Series:

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) – Cassandra Clare

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) – Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare

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