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Monday, October 8, 2012

REVIEW: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden
Book #: 1
Pages: 512


In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.
Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Selena's POV:
I really loved this book. I really did. I'm obsessed with Vampires, and I love dystopian books, and when those two are combined, you just have the perfect book!

Allie is a very tough girl. She fights everyday to live. In the day, they look for food. In the night, they hope they aren't dinner for the creatures of the night. One day, Allie's life is changed, and she is turned into a Vampire. From there, she gets trained about being a Vampire, the proper way to feed, the proper way to fight, and the understanding of her species.

She then meets a small, human group. She decides to spend time with then, even though she knows the huge risk she's taking. During her time with the humans, she meets a boy named Zeke. He's a born leader, always very caring and understanding.

Throughout this book, Allison struggles to between the life she misses, and the life she was forced to have. This book is heart-wrenching and full of suspense, making you turn the page non-stop.

I loved this book. It was just amazing! When I got my hands on this book, I was so excited! I heard so many great things about this book, I just wanted to read it as fast as I could. I love Allison. She's a tough girl, and I love how she's very confident in every she does. Well, at least some of the things she does. This book was a roller coaster of emotions, and I just loved it. It's nothing like I have ever read before. Julie is an amazing author, and is every talented.

I haven't read any of Julie's other novels, but I have heard they are just as amazing. If you're looking for a dystopian book but with Sci-Fi in it, THIS is the book for YOU! Even if you don't like Sci-Fi, you should read this book just to try it out. I really love the society and how it's set up. It's very interesting and creative!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

REVIEW: Wither by Lauren Destefano

Title: Wither
Author: Lauren Destefano
Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy
Book #: 1
Pages: 384


By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children.

When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out? Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

Selena's POV:
I have heard good things about this book, and decided to try it out. It was also at the library, so I just got is anyway. But when I got done with this book, I was just blown away.

In this book, the society is very different. Scientist have found a cure for cancer, and have cure everyone. But what they didn't know is that the offspring of the people who were cured had a very short lifetime, women dying at age 20, men at age 25. Due to this, it had forced everyone into a panic, and worst, forcing women in marriages to have more children.

Rhine is 16 years old when she is kidnapped. She goes to a nice house where she is warm and gets whatever she wants. But she hates everything. She tries to not fall for any of the things they are giving her. At the same time, she wants to escape and find her twin brother who is out there somewhere in the world.

While living at the house, she meets a servant Gabriel, and is suddenly drawn towards him. She wants him to escape with him, but Gabriel is very unsure about that. At the same time, Lindin is drawn closely to Rhine, as she looks just like his last wife. Rhine keeps her distance from Lindin, but finds herself caring and loving him.

I really thought it book was amazing. But it wasn't a book that made me wanna rip my hair out and scream on the top of my lungs *cough, Clockwork Prince, cough*

It was just ... interesting. VERY. Lauren came up with such an amazing society that I felt like I was living it in. It was very realistic, and I just loved it. I also love Lindin. I don't know why, but I just love him.

But I have to say, I was very disappointed in the ending. I thought there would be more to it, but I guess there wasn't.

So if you looking for a good book that is kind of like The Hunger Games or Divergent, this book is for you. I highly advise you to read it. You won't regret it. I promise! :D

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

REVIEW: Infinity by Rachel Ward

Title: Infinity
Author: Rachel Ward
Series: Numbers
Series #: 3
Pages: 256
Rating: .5


The mind-blowing conclusion to the chilling NUMBERS trilogy: Because everyone wants to live forever.

No matter what it takes, Sarah's desperate to escape from the numbers.

Always numbers. Sarah loves Adam, but can't bear the thought that every time he looks in her eyes, he can see her dying; can see her last day.

It's 2029. Two years since the Chaos. Sarah and Adam are struggling to survive. She knows he always envisioned them together "'til death do us part." But will a child come between them? The child she loves. The child he saved.

Little Mia was supposed to die that New Year's Day. The numbers don't lie. But somehow she changed her date. Mia's just a baby, oblivious to her special power. But ruthless people are hunting her down, determined to steal her secret.

Because everyone wants to live forever.

Selena's POV:
I read the first book a few years back, read the second book last year, and now, I finished the whole triology! But I didn't expect this book to be so good, honestly. The second was a bit disappointing compared to the first, but I really loved this book.

We left off with Sarah & Adam right  two years after the chaos, baby Mia and Sarah's brothers with them. They are struggling to live, to survive. The world is nothing right now, and no one can do nothing about it really.

But then we find that people are trying to take Adam's talent; his curse. Throughout this book, they struggle through the ups and downs no teenager should go through. They fight for their life, and is betrayed many times.

I don't realy wanna spoil it for any of you, so I'll stop now. But I have to say, this book was very good. I underesitmated it, and I was just WOWed by it. But I still love the first book. I will always love the first book no matter WHAT.

After I got done with this book, I just felt ... empty. Like, I didn't know what to do after. I know, I feel like that after every book, but this one was different. I just felt like I lost something and I didn't know how to get it back. It was a horrible feeling; I still feel it now!

Numbers was the first book I cried in, honestly. I think I was too attached to the characters. But after this? I just felt empty. Something wasn't right, and I didn't know how to fix it. I didn't WANT the book to end. I wanted something ELSE, but nothing came after the end :(

If you haven't read this book, you should! It's such a great book, and it's a really fast read too. So if you're looking for a quick, fast book to read, pick Numbers by Rachel Ward. I promise you won't be disappointed. ( :

Saturday, September 15, 2012

REVIEW: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Title: Starcrossed
Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed
Series #: 1
Pages: 512


Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—now it's getting harder. She's having nightmares of a desperate desert journey, visions of three women weeping tears of blood. And why is she possessed by the sudden, unstoppable urge to kill the handsome new boy in school, Lucas Delos?
A love written in the stars . . .
A feud started in ancient Greece . . .
A curse not even the gods can break.

Selena's POV:
I felt really let down after I finished this book. I actually thought it was going to be really amazing and all, but it wasn't; not to me at least.

Helen is any normal girl you can find at school. She has a regular life like every regular kid. But she starts getting these really weird dreams, and doesn't know what or who they are about.

Then, once the new boy in school, Lucas, shows up in school, she starts getting this urge to kill him. She attacked him at school, but he fought against her. She doesn't know why she had the urge to kill him.

After that, Helen starts to seek to solve a mystery she never thought was possible for her. She starts to discover what she is, who she is, and how she became that way.

Overall, this book was okay. I just thought it was dragging too much, and that everything was a bit too cocky. If you love & adore this book, I totally respect that! Every bookieholic has different views on different books. ( :

I might read the next book, but it's a very small chance right now that I will read it.

Friday, September 14, 2012

REVIEW: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Title: Anna Dressed in Blood
Author: Kendare Blake
Series: Anna Dressed in Blood
Series #: 1
Pages: 320
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.

Selena's POV:
To be honest, I loved this book. Absolutely LOVED it. No doubt about that. I heard some great things about this book, and decided to try it out, and in the end, I fell in love with it.

Cas kills the dead; easy enough. NO, it isn't. He has his father's athame that has something special to it that kills the dead, and brings it back to the place where the dead belong. So he moves to this town for his next kill. And locals call this ghost "Anna Dressed In Blood."

Now who WOULDN'T find that title interesting? Anna Dressed in Blood ...

So Cas goes to find this ghost and thinks that it will be another easy kill. But what he finds instead is a ghost that's VERY powerful, and nothing like he's faced before. Cas tries to discover Anna's past, and what happened the night she got murdered.

I'll tell you now, this book is VERY creepy. It is VERY creepy and scary. I don't like scary things, that is just me. But when I read this, I was scared, yet I wanted MORE. This book is full of twist and turns and everything in between. I did not see half the things that were coming in this book. I just love it.

If you haven't read this book yet, I strongly advise you to read it now. It's SO good, and you will love it just as much as I love it too. And you'll fall in love with the characters, especially Cas and Anna. ;)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Winner of the Reawakened ARC by Ada Adams!

Another giveaway successful!

So I'm happy to annouce the winner of the Reawakened ARC by Ada Adams is ...



Amie Flagg!

Yay! Congrats!

I just want to thank you all who entered in this giveaway. It was so much fun hosting & helping with it!

I want to encourage each and every one of you guys to KEEP ENTERING in our giveaways we host! We work hard to host these giveaways for you guys. And it won't hurt to enter .. ;)

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

COVER REVEAL: ReAwakened by Ada Adams

The time you guys have been waiting for ...

Is FINALLY here ...

The cover reveal of ReAwakened by Ada Adams ...

Are you guys ready? ...

Are you sure? ...

Okay ...

Wait for it ...








Isn't it BEAUTIFUL?!

I'm REALLY in LOVE with these covers! They're just beautiful! (:

The book hits bookshelves in Fall 2012.

Make sure you visit Ada Adams, and thank her for the giveaway that is STILL GOING ON.

Here are some of her links:

ReVamped website: http://www.revampedbook.com/

ReVamped Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/revampedbook

Ada Adam's Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Ada_Adams

Cover Designer: Juliana Kolesova @ www.julianakolesova.com

“ReAwakened” Theme: Blood (hence the cover color).

Remember Bookieholics, the giveaway to win an ARC of ReAwakened by Ada Adams is STILL GOING ON!
It ends on July 7th, 2012 @ 6:00 PM CST.

The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!

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Waiting on Wednesday

The book I chosen is (I think) a decent book. I haven't read the series yet, but I am willing to (whenever I have time)! 

Through the Ever Night
January 8th, 2013
I think this cover is AMAZING. I LOVE the colors. It just makes everything POP. Now I don't know who the guy it, though he is kinda cute ... (: 

Let's take a look at both of the books:

First book 
Second Book 
I really LOVE them! Like I said before, I really love the colors and how it makes everything POP. But to be honest, I have to go with Through The Ever Night over Under The Never Sky. I just like how they have that tint of purple and green-ish color combine. It's really pretty.

If you have any books that would fit "Waiting on Wednesday", just email us at Bookaholics.mail@gmail.com!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

REVIEW: Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Silence
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Hush Hush
Series #: 3
Pages: 448

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

Selena's POV:

I was REALLY excited to read this book after the emotional Crescendo. But I wad kind of disappointed. :(

We left off Crescendo with a major cliffhanger (Damn, I hate those!). And you start Silence with confusion. Well, at least I was confused. It took me a while until I actually caught what was happening. Something happened to Nora, and that got me confused. 

When I was reading Silence, I felt as if I was rereading Hush Hush all over again. It was a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing was that I didn't even remember what happened in Hush Hush because I read it last summer. In Silence, it kind of repeated the information, and I thought it was helpful. But the bad thing was that I felt myself kind of dragging though the first half of the book. 

But let me tell you about the parts that were intense and made me wanna throw the book across the room. I liked that Nora wasn't the same, and that she was much braver. But I didn't like that she wasn't the same because every time something we already knew came across the book, and she didn't know it, I wanted to scream and her, and tell her that she KNEW it, and didn't have to act stupid. But that wasn't her fault. (:

I also liked Patch. Period. ;) Hahaa!


I liked how Patch and Nora ACTUALLY started to get serious and all those other things. I mean, they weren't getting serious serious, but they were moving from where they use to be in Crescendo. And I liked that.

Did I mention I loved Patch, too? ;) <3

Overall, I liked this book, and this is probably my favorite series with other series too. (: If you haven't read this series yet, GET TO IT! It's AMAZING, and you won't regret reading it!

Monday, July 2, 2012

REVIEW: The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

Title: The Golden Lily
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines
Series #: 2
Pages: 417
Rating:  .5


Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

Selena's POV:

I've been waiting for this book for FOREVER! Bloodlines was a HUGE cliffhanger, and I couldn't wait for The Golden Lily.
We left Bloodlines with a very surprising ending. Sydney was almost killed by a Strigoi, but was saved by her blood. We found out something shocking about Jill and Adrian. And we said Hello to familiar faces. By the end of Bloodlines, we already knew that there was going to be BIG problems in The Golden Lily.

In The Golden Lily, you find Sydney going back to her alchemist rules, and that idea of reeducation. Though Sydney is getting comfortable with her Vampire friends, that idea keeps hovering over her head. I like Sydney. I like that she's totally different from Rose, and that Sydney actually thinks before she acts, always breaking down each step. But I think Sydney is too careful. I want to see Sydney break some rules (though she kind of already did) and be care free. I'm not giving up my hopes yet, as there are 4 other books to come!

In this book, I felt as if Adrian was getting over Rose much easier, and that he looks forward to the future, and not the past. I also felt that Adrian liked a certain someone .. (: At the end of the book, it was revealed that he DID have some feelings for someone, and it broke my heart of what actually went down. But I feel like Adrian is someone else. But I think it's just how the narrator looks at him. I don't know ...

But I have to admit ... Please don't hate me ... But ... I feel myself keeping a distance from Adrian. I mean, he's a great guy, yes, but ... he's just getting in the way, and I don't like it. It's not exactly annoying, but he's just in the way. Let's just leave it to that. But I don't know why I feel like that ... Help?! :/

We also met some new people and some familiar faces. I can't say who, but boy was I happy!

Overall, I thought the book was great! But not as good as I thought it would be. There was some surprising parts, yes, but just not enough to make me fall in love. I'm thinking that book #3 (The Indigo Spell), will be the turning part and THAT will be the part where the series gets intense. That's how I felt with Vampire Academy, and I think Richelle Mead will do the same with the Bloodlines series. But I have to admit, it was much better than Bloodlines.

When I was reading The Golden Lily, I decided to start something new, and it worked out PERFECTLY. I thought I could use post-it notes and mark all my favorite parts in the book. And here's how it turned out:

Yes, those are all little post-it notes. I didn't count them, but they are all my favorite post-it notes! (: Now I will know all my favorite parts in The Golden Lily

GIVEAWAY: ReAwakened by Ada Adams ARC

Ada Adams
I was given a GREAT opportunity to help out with a cover reveal of ReAwakened by Ada Adams. I can't reveal it yet, but I will this week, as all the other bloggers who are helping will do so. But until then ...
Who doesn't like those?! It's very simple to enter. Just fill out the form down below and you've entered in our giveaway!
But FIRST, please, please, PLEASE read the policies down below!! It's very important to read them, or you will get disqualified ):

This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL! (yay!)

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What will I win?
You will win an ARC of ReAwakened by Ada Adams. The cover above is NOT the cover of ReAwakened. It is the first book ReVamped.

When will this giveaway end?
This giveaway will end on July 7th, 2012, 6:00 PM CST.

How will I know if I won or not?
Bookieholics will email EVERYONE who entered on July 7th, 2012. If you won, you MUST reply within 24 hours, or we will draw another name.

When will I get the ARC?
You should look for it in early September.

This giveaway is now closed!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

MOVIE NEWS: "The Mortal Instruments" Movie Finds Its Isabelle!

On Tuesday night, Cassandra Clare, author of the best selling series The Mortal Instruments, announced that they had found their Isabelle!

Jemima West is the lastest actor to join The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones cast. The 24-year-old will portray Isabelle Lightwood; a tough and tenacious demon killer who is described as tall and gorgeous with long, inky black hair

This is what Clare had to say about Jemima.

Jemima West. She’s beautiful (like whoa) and really talented. You can see her as Vittoria on The Borgias right now. And before anyone freaks out that she is blonde, she’ll be dying her hair for the role. :) She had a lot of Izzy’s toughness and directness in her audition. I like her.
In addition to that, Clare had the chance to watch Jemima’s audition and was impressed.
Really good! She did a scene with Clary, but she also did the scene where she talks about Alec being gay — “I love my brother, I’d do anything for him, but I can’t help him with this” and was lovely and passionate. I was like, That’s damn right, you love your brother! He’s a good guy! She convinced me.
Clare also addressed some character trait concerns, including hair color and contact.
She will surely dye her hair. Contacts probably, but some people/actors can’t wear them (Daniel Radcliffe never could, that’s why Harry always had blue-green eyes, allergies I think) so I cannot make promises about stuff that is basically “the costume department’s decision down the road in connection with the actor’s physical limitations.” I am assured they will do everything they can to make the actors fit the physical descriptions in the book, where appropriate.
 What do you think of the Isabelle Lightwood? (:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cover Winner for May; New Covers for June!

The best cover that hit the selves in May was ...

I like this cover. It's not my FAVORITE cover in the world, but it's decent! I haven't read this book yet, but I REALLY want to! (:


June Contenders:

Click on the cover and it will bring you to the book's goodread page!

As always, the voting is on the left, so MAKE SURE YOU VOTE! 

You can also suggest book covers for next month, too! (:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Whoa! I haven't done this post for a VERY long time! But I have two NEW books that are SO AWESOME!

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Release Date:
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 304
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed “Daughter of Smoke and Bone,” Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone was declared a “must read” by Entertainment Weekly, was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, and The New York Times called it “a breath-catching romantic fantasy.”

SWEET! I read the first book and guessed it was okay. But I'm willing to give this series another try with this book! Here's another awesome book!
Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver
Release Date: November 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Previous Books: Legacy | 
The Synopsis is still to be released. But what do you think of the cover? AMAZING! :D Hoped you liked my two little books I wanted to share with you guys! (:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

REVIEW: "Crescendo" by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Crescendo
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Hush Hush
Series #: 2
Pages: 432


Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Selena's POV:
Let's just point out that I was stupid enough to NOT read this book fast enough. I've read Hush Hush a while back, but that was like, last summer! Currently, I'm just catching up on my forgot-to-read-the-rest-of-the-series-so-I-should-read-it-now series, and this happens to be one of them.

Let's state the obvious: This book was the most intense, most emotionally sequel I've EVER read in my entire lifetime! You're probably asking, "Why is that, Selena?". Well, there are two reasons:
1. The characters, plot, setting, problem, solution, EVERYTHING was AMAZING!
2. I wanted to SCREAM in frustration because of how much this book caused me pain & because I waited SO LONG to read this book!

I legitly wanted to punch myself because of reason 2 ... well, the end of reason 2, I mean. At the end of the book, I just kept thinking about how could I pass this book up?! How could I have not read it ANY SOONER?! And let's point out that I finished this book in two days, and that's pretty good for me, considering that school is ending, and all the stress is filling my head.

Now, let's go to the book, shall we? When we left off from Hush Hush, we found that Nora & Patch were happily together! YAY! And when we start Crescendo, mother of ducks, just HELP THEM ALREADY! This is the part I wanted to scream in frustration because, let's face it, every relationship has their ups and downs, and in the beginning of the book, you see that with Nora & Patch. Now that's all I'm gonna say before I can't hold myself back and tell you EVERYTHING!

Throughout the book, you met a guy named Scott who is a long-time friend from Nora's childhood. He's mysterious (but not as mysterious as Patch!) and keeps Nora guessing about his background and why he moved back in town. I really hated him in the book. His attitude just threw me off, and I didn't like him. But to be honest, in the end, I liked him. I thought he wasn't a bad guy after all, & that he was a decent guy.

Also, throughout the book, I REALLY hated Patch! He was keeping TOO many secrets and I just couldn't handle them anymore! I felt that he was just horrible and I didn't like him. I STILL kinda don't like him ...

Now ... onto the next book! :D

Thursday, May 24, 2012

REVIEW: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments
Series #: 5
Pages: 544
Rating:  .5

The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?
Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.
And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Selena's POV:
I'm going to make this short and sweet, and I already had a review with lots of spoilers in it! So when your done with the book, you can go on over to my OTHER SPOILER review of this book and READ IT! (:

Anyways, I thought this book was MUCH BETTER than City of Fallen Angels. I just felt that Cassandra Clare focused more on Clary & Jace rather that Simon. I mean, Simon was in the book, yes, but not as much as the last book, and I liked that. I also liked that Cassandra switched off for point-of-views. I really liked seeing through different character's eyes here and then. 

I felt that Clary has grown SO MUCH from the last book, and the whole series in general, and I LIKE THAT! But at some parts, I just wanted to PUNCH her in the face! The decisions she made? Oh jeez. Don't get me started on THAT! 

The ending was INTENSE! I LOVED it SO MUCH that I started crying because I was depressed and because they were tears of joy! I liked how Cassandra ended it, thought the epilogue was long and I LOVED IT! :D

See, I told y'alls it was short(: But if you guys ARE done with this book, click here to read my more in detail and intense review! You'll love it! :D

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