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


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

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Title: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: May 27, 2014

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 725

Source: Bookstore

In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned…

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

The Los Angeles Institute is attacked by Sebastian and the Endarkened Shadowhunters. Julian Blackthorn, his siblings, and Emma Carstairs escape unharmed to Idris. The father of the Blackthorns gets Turned by Sebastian, and the eldest Blackthorn, Helen, ends up taking care of her younger siblings until an uncle from London can come take care of them. Clary sees Emma Carstairs crying and upset and tries to comfort her in a big sisterly way and Clary doesn’t know what to do with herself because Jace has heavenly fire living in his veins; therefore there is little touching and a miniscule amount of kissing. Big battles happen between the Shadowhunters and the Endarkened warriors, and the crew find themselves brought to an alternate dimension that resembles Hell. Demons live in this hellish pit, but the real reason Clary, Jace, Alec, Isabelle, and Simon are there? The Downworlders they love have been taken from them and held hostage. Magnus from Alec, Raphael from Simon, and Luke and Jocelyn from Clary. Simon doesn’t love Raphael, but he has a big connection to him. How will they get out of this demon realm? Do they ever find Magnus, Jocelyn, Luke, and Raphael? What happens to Sebastian? Oh. My. Gosh. This series was so so good. This book was so beautifully written. How Cassandra Clare has woven all these little twists and tidbits of information into the story legitimately baffles me. I don’t get how so many things can be put together to create such an amazing series. I am so grateful to have found these books and to have read them. I cannot wait to read all of Cassandra Clare’s other books alone with whatever she will write in the future.

Characters:

At the beginning I got overwhelmed with all the new characters, but towards the middle I had sorted most of them out. Julian Blackthorn and Emma Carstairs are best friends, but I shipped them together so much. They would have been the cutest couple. I mean, they’re 12, but whatever. Isabelle and Simon are still my OTP. Magnus and Alec are perfect for each other, and Jace and Clary really are a great couple. Luke and Jocelyn are so happy together and it makes me really happy just reading about them. Oh my gosh. The couples in this series. They love each other so much, but for such different reasons. I really enjoyed being introduced to new characters, though. The Blackthorns are a really interesting family and I hope that they’re in the new series she’s writing.

Who Would I Be?:

I would choose to be Emma Carstairs because she just got introduced to the story. I really love that she is best friends with Jules, it reminded me of Clary and Simon. I have always wished I had a bunch of siblings, and it would kind of be like that if I was Emma because she’s always with the Blackthorn family. I think it would be fun to be just starting Shadowhunter training. Although, being Isabelle would be totally amazing. Isabelle is 100% BA and she loves Simon with all her heart, but she doesn’t want to admit it. By the end of the book she knows how she wants everyone to react to her and Simon, so I thinks she is more willing to be public about her relationship. Her vulnerability is really apparent in this book compared to the others. I am so glad to have read these books :)

Series:

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

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) – 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

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Where Have I Been?!


Hey guys. So, I know I’ve been super MIA lately but I have my reasons. A couple weeks ago I was at a dance intensive that lasted a week and didn’t have access to a computer all week, and then the last couple weeks I’ve been working a lot and hanging out with friends. I also don’t have a computer of my own like I did during the school year. I have to work around my mom’s schedule to see when I can blog. I’ve been considering getting a laptop for myself, but just can’t imagine spending that much money. And now I’m sick. I don’t know if I spent too much time in the sun yesterday and that’s why I’m feeling lousy, but I feel really gross right now. So I will finish City of Heavenly Fire today and have the review up by the end of the day. I can almost guarantee it. :) Thank you for not unfollowing due to my lack of posting :)

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


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

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Title: City of Lost Souls

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: May 8, 2012

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 535

Source: Bookstore

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Jace goes missing and the Clave sends out search parties to try and find him, but then a more important matter comes up. The search parties are called off and lessened, but of course, Clary tries to find her true love. Clary, being herself, goes off with a crazy plan after meeting with the faerie council and her friends. She decides to follow Jace and Sebastian in hope of finding something to help, but also be close to her boyfriend. She finds out some information, but loses the way to communicate with anyone. Simon, Isabelle, Magnus, and Alec get a weapon that can hurt only one of the two from the bond and relays the information to Clary. Blood is shed and Shadowhunters are killed. This book was an epic addition to the Mortal Instruments series. I liked this book, but City of Glass is still my favorite from the series. Clary is getting really irritating to me because she just rushes into everything without thinking. I know that’s considered a good quality to some people, but it’s just irritating sometimes. Now I finally get to start City of Heavenly Fire :)

Characters:

No new characters were introduced, really. Magnus is my new favorite character other than Isabelle and Jace. Magnus is the coolest person, well warlock, ever. I want him to be my best friend. He has sparks coming out of his fingers and he always wears glitter. I still love Isabelle, though. She shows her vulnerability in this one again, and she basically said that she’s officially in love with Simon. It’s perfect. Simon and Isabelle are my OTP because they’re perfect together.

Who Would I Be?:

I would honestly choose to be Magnus. He is such a loving person and he helps everyone out all the time and he loves Alec so much. The way he calls Alec his boyfriend is perfect and precious. He’s so in love. I love that he’s in love. It’s so cute. I’d also get to hang out with everyone all the time, which would be super cool.

Series:

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

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

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

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

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

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Cover Reveal


Kay Causer contacted me and asked me to read and review Hummingbird (Shadow Weavers #1) and although I haven’t started it yet, I’m very excited to read it. The second book in the series, Nightingale (Shadow Weavers #2), was released on June 11th.

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Hummingbird synopsis:

The shadows are moving…

For fifty years the gateways to the dark places have been closed. No dark spirits have escaped and no shadow weavers have been called upon to fight them. But things are changing.

Naomi keeps seeing a hummingbird in her dreams but she has no idea what it means. She also doesn’t know who the mysterious boy is that seems to be able to turn invisible, or why the Korean exchange student, Minhyun, is suddenly showing her so much interest. Worst of all, she doesn’t know what is lurking in the darkness, waiting for her.

But she is about to find out.

She is the first shadow weaver in fifty years…

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Nightingale synopsis:


Naomi and Jesse have been living peacefully for the past few months, like normal teenagers, but now the spirit world has a new task for them. Another girl has been called but no one seems to have any idea where she could be. Never mind the revelation that Jesse’s grandparents are hiding something important from him.

In London, Ava’s dream of studying music has finally come true but she’s completely terrified, and she hasn’t even met the Shadows yet. Ava doesn’t want to be a shadow weaver but, with her unique abilities, she may be vital against the growing forces of their enemies.

With secrets lurking in Jesse’s past and both new and old enemies to contend with, it looks like their troubles are only just beginning.

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In Conclusion: Finish/Catch Up on Series


This month the theme for the #AYearAThon was finish/catch up on series. Naturally I believed I could read all the rest of the Mortal Instruments books before City of Heavenly Fire came out, but I didn’t. I finished City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) – Cassandra Clare and City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – Cassandra Clare. I just finished City of Fallen Angels and I will read the last two this month. I cannot wait to start City of Heavenly Fire! Oh my lord. AND TFIOS IS THIS WEEK! WHAT.

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Review: Save as Draft – Cavanaugh Lee


Save as Draft – Cavanaugh Lee

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Title: Save as Draft

Author: Cavanaugh Lee

Release Date: February 1, 2011

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 336

Source: Bookstore

SAVE AS DRAFT @Readers A love triangle evolving over e-mails, texts, and Facebook messages that makes you wonder if the things we leave unsaid—or rather unsent—could change the story of our lives.

6:59 PM Feb. 14th via twitterfeed

Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011

From: Izabell

To: Reader

Subject: Save as Draft

Are we Facebook friends yet? I’m the wactress (waitress/actress) turned lawyer who lives her life online. (Don’t we all these days?)

Anyway, I’ve got this problem. . . . There’s this guy. His name’s Peter. He’s my best friend and co-worker, and we just started dating, which is potentially a huge mistake. But, that’s not all. There’s this other guy, Marty. I met him on eHarm, and he ran with the bulls in Spain. I can’t get him off my mind. What a mess. I’d love your advice if you can take a second out of your crazy, high-tech life. Shoot me an e-mail. Or text me. Or BB messenger me.

And friend me if you haven’t already! You can find me on Facebook under Save as Draft.

Izabell

2 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Izabell is a pre-lawyer who’s obsessed with everything dealing with the internet. Izabell decides to sign up for eHarmony after some begging from her best friends. On her sixth match she finally feels herself clicking with this guy, but she cancels a date because she feels attracted to her best guy friend. Izabell talks it over with her best friends and decides to follow her heart. This whole book is written through emails, texts, and Facebook messages and quite honestly, it was dumb. I was really looking forward to it because it’s something so different. I was so utterly disappointed. I don’t understand how someone would get stuck in a situation where they would cheat on their boyfriend. I mean, honestly. Use some common sense. It’s just irritating to read something like that because it is totally saying that it is acceptable for girls to make bad choices with their boyfriends and other guys. It’s so unacceptable. There were other flaws with the writing, but it was so irritating to read.

Characters:

I honestly didn’t like any of the characters. They were so fake. I mean, duh, they aren’t real, but dang. It was like the author hadn’t met real people or hung out with real people. No one acts like that. Why would you email your boyfriend if you’re sitting right next to him. It’s so dumb.

Who Would I Be?:

I guess Izabell because she’s the only character. There was no character or plot development. I would be her so I could change her bad choices. It’s just irritating because, like I said, she was cheating on her boyfriend with another guy. She didn’t know how she felt. Blah blah. If you don’t know how you feel, pick one of them.

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


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

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Title: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 424

Source: Bookstore

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Clary is madly in love with Jace, even more so than she was, but Jace is completely ignoring her. She doesn’t know why, but he’s just acting weird and distant towards her. Simon is in a tough place stuck on two beautiful girls at once. He tries to deny the fact that he’s a vampire by skipping meals of blood, then gets put into a horrible life changing situation. Maia finds an old friend. Alec is bothered by how old Magnus is. Jocelyn and Luke are finally getting married. Everything seems in order until a certain vampire gets creepy blackmail messages. Is anyone safe? What’s going on with Jace? Why is he ignoring Clary? Some new answers are revealed to past problems, but some new problems are faced. This is honestly one of my least favorites in the Mortal Instruments series. I love Jace as a character and this book is more centered around Clary and Simon rather than Jace. A lot of the humor was lost with the less of Jace in the story. I still love this book, but it got really slow because I knew what was going to happen. I cannot wait to read City of Heavenly Fire, though!

Characters:

Again, Jace is my favorite, but I honestly loved Isabelle in this one. She showed a vulnerability she hadn’t showed before. She’s finally admitted that she’s in love. That’s a huge deal for her. She was raised always knowing that giving y0our heart away was a foolish thing to do. She believed that hearts are too easily broken, but her shell was finally cracked and it was much easier to relate to her because of it.

Who Would I Be?:

Obviously I would choose Isabelle. I just said above all the reasons I loved her and related to her. Again though, I loved her vulnerability in this book and I loved how brave she was with everything. She’s always brave, but she had a different feel to her this time. The story focused more on her than on just Jace and Clary and you realized that she isn’t just a beautiful girl who doesn’t want to fall in love.

Series:

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

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

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – 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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