Clockwork Angel

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Simon & Schuster,

Published: August 31st 2010

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Timesbestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

Fuck me…

If I thought I liked the Mortal Instruments series I definitely like this a whole lot more!

I didn’t think I would continue with Cassandra Clare but I did and I’m so happy that I did! In all honestly you can really tell the growth Cassandra has as a writer from City of Bones to now! Having read two of her books in this series, I honestly feel this is her best writing yet and she continues to amaze me as the series continues on! I love them and her writing!

This book was action packed from the start it seems! I literally felt like I was hooked to this book because I could not stop listening to the audiobook and was dying to figure out what was going on next! I die! I just love this series so much!

This book overall was so interesting and unique, and I loved going back in time to England with Tessa and seeing her as a character develop in this book. She’s a very tough cookie and I loved seeing her get thrust into this world, and interact with the different characters that come in, and seeing her develop her own abilities. I adore her probably more than Clary! I do love Clary, but Tessa for some reason has my heart! Tessa definitely faced troubles and always seemed to come out a stronger person for all her hard times.

And before I started the Infernal Devices I talked with a friend who loves this series and we talked about which guy she thought I’d be all for and she said she felt with the way I am that I would go with Jem. She was right. I am all Team Jem…I enjoy Will and I see the perks of her character, but I feel like she’s better with Jem! I can’t help it! I love him so much and I just want them to be together! And Will is just too harsh for my liking, I mean I love him but at the same time I just feel he needs to calm down and not be such a jerk.

And don’t get me started on Jessamine because ughhhh she is a piece of work! I’m ready to write her off, but my friend told me to give her a chance and that I’ll see what she means later. I am just..ugh! She’s a shitty person! I don’t see how she deserves my sympathy!

But again overall this book was really good! I loved it so much! It was amazing and so full of action, and mysteries to solve, and I just was taken on such a great ride that I was sad it was over! I didn’t want this book to end and I am sad that I only have to read Clockwork Princess now since I finished Clockwork Prince already. I’m scared and so excited, and so nervous! I just need everyone to be okay! I love them too much!

But Cassandra’s character development for the characters was out of this world! And again her growth as a writer is just getting so much better each book of hers I read! I just can’t wait for her future works as an author. She is just out of this universe! Love her work!

So let me know down below your thoughts on this series and if you’ve read it! No spoilers please! Let me know what team you’re on! I’d love to know!

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Currently Reading

Hello everyone! Long time no see!! I am officially on summer vacation! I am so happy! I get to do a lot of working, reading, and blogging! And resting! God knows I need it!

And I actually got some reading done via audiobook while I was doing some projects! So I’ll go over those first before I tell you what I plan on reading this weekend!

So I DNF’ed Uprooted which is really sad for me because this book was one that I was hoping like hell to really enjoy and sadly I was just really bored…I felt like it wasn’t going anywhere and it felt really slow, and the characters were very meh for me. I just didn’t have the energy to continue it. And the audiobook was really boring too, the narrator had such a monotone I would get bored just listening to it. Sadly I won’t be picking this book back up.

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So I listened to the audiobook of this and I loved it! It was such a fun fast paced book! And I loved all the secrets that were being revealed, and I enjoyed the direction everything was going in! I cannot wait to continue into the next book!

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This one I listened to on audiobook and it was really creepy! Like super creepy! I was so scared to listen to it at night because I would then get like freaked out and stuff! I could only listen to it during the day! I have mixed thoughts about this book but I’ll get to that in my review so stay tuned for a review coming soon!

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I also listened to this on audiobook and it was really good as well! I wasn’t sure how I’d like it but I will say I guessed the twist but it was still really good! Can’t wait to read the second one!

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And here are the books I plan to read this weekend! I want to start Furyborn by Claire Legrand and I won’t finish it this weekend I know but my goal is to get almost all of it done by Monday since it’s published Tuesday and I want to share my thoughts with you all! But I have heard greats stuff about this book so I cannot wait to read this! I am so excited!

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I am currently listening to The Heir on audiobook and it’s okay so far. I prefer America over this character but I will see how it goes as the novel continues on. I just get annoyed that they make a point to be like “I don’t need no man” and I’m “Okay! I get it!” But so far so good I guess LOL!

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I also got this book off NetGalley for review and I am like 10% through so I want to read this this weekend as well! It’s funny so far so I can’t wait to see what happens throughout this novel! I also got a kick out of the title!

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I hope to finish the audiobook of The Heir this weekend and start Labyrinth Lost and maybe finish it!

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So I have some kind of big plans this weekend so I hope that I can get them done! I really would like to! I have some time off next week so let’s hope I use that time to read!

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Lies You Never Told Me Blog Tour

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Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson

Publisher: Razorbill

Published: May 29th, 2018

Rating: 4-stars

Summary: Gabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide.

Quiet, shy Elyse can’t believe it when she’s cast as the lead in her Portland high school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn’t sure she’s up to the task. But when someone at rehearsals starts to catch her eye–someone she knows she absolutely shouldn’t be with–she can’t help but be pulled into the spotlight.

Austin native Gabe is contemplating the unthinkable–breaking up with Sasha, his headstrong, popular girlfriend. She’s not going to let him slip through her fingers, though, and when rumors start to circulate around school, he knows she has the power to change his life forever.

Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.

Thank you Penguin for partnering with me for this review!

This book was intense and super addictive! I was obsessed and drawn into this story!

I was hooked on this book because it had to deal with drama and theater which is something I enjoy reading since I enjoyed the plays and musicals I did in High School! So I was sucked into Elyse’s POV when she is cast as Juliet in the Romeo and Juliet play! I enjoyed seeing Elyse and Brynn throughout the story, and how it seems that Brynn is concerned for her and supportive of her during this time navigating being the lead.

It was sad reading about her life and her need to work to pay bills and support her family when her mother didn’t step up to the plate to do that for her. She’s had to be the part when her own didn’t bother doing her job; mainly because she’s unstable. But I liked that she decided to step out of her comfort zone and try out for this play, and it’s interesting how it kind of seems like she bit off more than she can chew and her reaction and dealing with all that.

I didn’t expect, but I also felt like it made sense, that Elyse fell in love with her teacher. I normally am all about teacher romances in New-Adult; but keyword is New Adult…And I also don’t support that in real life FYI! But this didn’t have the hot forbidden romance feel. I could see that because he was giving Elyse attention she latched onto him to deal with her mother paying more attention to her drugs than Elyse. It was no wonder she fell in love with him. I do hope younger teens reading this open their eyes to the manipulation of this all. This relationship doesn’t go south until like the end and sometimes people might not see how manipulative this could be.

Gabe’s story is interesting as well. He is in the process of breaking up with his girlfriend who can make his life miserable in the drop of a hat if she wanted to. She’s not willing to let him go, but he is falling in love with someone he shouldn’t; hence his need to break up.

I kind of didn’t buy his romance with the person he did; mainly because it felt like he was in love with her because she helped him out. He didn’t even really know her that well to really like her or even develop true feelings toward her. It was kind of like ummm what are you doing??? But it’s sad because he’s a doormat for his popular girlfriend Sasha. She is the typical mean girl. She’s popular, horrible to people and her friends; and she really just wants Gabe to be with her at all times. She doesn’t even want him hanging out with his sister. It’s all about her at all times. I can see why Gabe doesn’t want to be with her anymore. I wouldn’t want to be with her anymore either.

I liked how this focused on toxic relationships and how it dealt with it. And I felt that I couldn’t put it down in a way because I was so interested in how their relationships would turn out and how the choices they were making would effect their stories. Donaldson really knows how to write an intense novel that really sinks its teeth in you, and takes you on this insane ride. I’m still a bit iffy on the twists in the end but I thought they were shocking and climatic. But I think my issue with it was that it was a bit confusing for me, and I felt that it wasn’t fleshed out enough that I could figure out what was going on.

But overall this book was really interesting and highly suspenseful! If you’re a fan of Young Adult suspense and suspense in general, you might enjoy this! I will for sure be checking out more of what Jennifer Donaldson puts out in the future because while I had some issues with this book, it was a solid novel!

Let me know your thoughts down below! I’d love to know!

Arrogant Devil

R.S. Grey’s newest romantic comedy, ARROGANT DEVIL, is available now! Find out more about it below and pick up your copy today!

 

 

About ARROGANT DEVIL

Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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REVIEW

This book is so great! I loved it so much!

It was full of romance, and a hot cowboy! It was a perfect enemies to lovers storyline which is so fun and I loved to see how their romance turned out!

Besides the books by Jaci Burton, this is the only time I’ve read a ranch romance, and let me tell you I want all the ranch romances! This is also the second book by RS Grey that I have read and I cannot wait to check out the rest of her books since I have quite a few of them!

Meredith is a really fun character to read about! She’s sassy, and is really trying to prove herself to Jack that she isn’t a pampered princess. She really does go out of her way to prove what she can do. And she is a hard worker! I loved seeing her backbone and her ability to stand up to Jack, and to call him out when he was being a jerk to her. She didn’t take his crap and made sure he knew when he was out of line. And I thought it was interesting to Jack saw it, and really changed his tune afterwards. And she was a tough cookie, she came out of a horrible marriage, and was able to stand up for herself, and push past the hurt that was thrust upon her and become a better, stronger person on her own. It wasn’t a case of the man coming to save her, she did that herself and I loved that about her.

It’s kind of sad seeing how her step sister saw her; and portrayed her; which ended up being how everyone saw Meredith. I like that Meredith didn’t let that stop her and what she did changed people’s view of her.

And seeing her relationship with her sister grow was nice to see. I didn’t like her at first but in the end I did!

It was also interesting to see Jack go from being a huge jerk, to really opening up his heart to Meredith. He was so closed off, and horrible, but you see how he developed as the novel goes on and I loved that about him.

Edith was a hoot! I loved her and how she would meddle, but also would try to step in and speak up for her grandson. She knew he was a jerk, and she wasn’t afraid to say that what he said or did was wrong; and I liked her spunk and her open nature to Meredith.

Overall I really think you’ll love this cute romance! It was funny to read about, and I loved this enemies to lovers story; and I think it was great that it took place in Texas! Which is where my family is from! I love that this book was centered around Texas so that made me love this even more!

Anyways highly recommend this book and RS Grey! Trust me! Check her out! You’ll love her work so much!

Let me know your thoughts, as I would love to know your thoughts on this book and if you’ve read any of her novels! If you have what should I read first????

Absent

Hello! I’m so so sorry I have been absent from my blog! It’s literally been crazy with school and prepping for finals, and also working. And today was YALLWEST and so I was out all day getting arcs with my best friend and making fun memories with bookish friends!

I’m almost done with school so if I don’t post much in the next two weeks it’s because of finals! I’ve been listening to audiobooks and such but I haven’t had a chance to really sit down and read much lately but I plan to tonight before I pass out from exhaustion!

Here’s my current reads!

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And here’s my haul from YALLWEST which was very successful! Can’t wait to read all of these!

Thank you all for being understanding! I promise once school is out I’ll be doing more on my blog!

Hope you have a awesome rest of your weekend!

Blood Rose Rebellion

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Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Published: March 28th 2017

Rating: 4-stars

Summary: In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

I actually really enjoyed this book! I got the second book for review, which I randomly stopped so I hope that I can get back to it and finish it. This book was good and I enjoyed it and felt that it was really great!

The magic system was cool! I loved that and thought it was interesting how many people have different types of magic, and how Anna’s ability is so much different from everyone in her magical elite class. I felt bad for her that she was tormented since she was labeled Barren compared to the other Luminates in her class. I could tell that it really bothered her. I also felt bad for the fact that because she is able to break or disperse all kinds of magic, that people didn’t like her for that and she was ridiculed for it.

But I think what really caught my attention was the fact that she was suddenly swept up into a rebellion and all the crazy mess that was going on in Hungary when she arrived.

I think for a while Anna kind of bothered me, because she’s so much younger than me and I felt like her love-sick ways in the beginning were a bit too much for me. But at the same time I understood because I know I was like that when I was her age. I did like how it started with her interrupting her sister and everything and what was discovered. I also loved her connection with Gabor because he was fine AF!

I think this was a really solid read and was action filled for the most part, but I did think that the reason I wasn’t rating this 5 Stars is because I expected more to happen with the story I think…A lot did happen but at the same time I felt there were times that the story dragged and I was hoping for more to happen. It was just that there were hints of a rebellion and most of the time Anna didn’t bother to get involved much, and so I felt that I missed a lot of what could have been. I don’t know. It also took a bit for the action to really start happening.

I’m excited to check out the next book and I will be reading it in the future but yeah I just felt that for a while it wasn’t going anywhere but the parts that really did, were awesome! I did enjoy it and felt that it was a solid novel and had a lot going for it, it wasn’t a favorite and such, but overall I liked it. I hope things are interesting in book two! I started it but put it down to focus on other books that I felt took priority over this one.

I thought the characters were interesting, once everything started getting going, and the story left me wondering what was going to happen to her and the adventures she would have in the future. The writing was also really good, and I felt the author really knows how to tell a story and I am glad I did continue with this book.

But yeah let me know if you’ve read this book as I would love to know what you thought of this book! Have you read the second book if you’ve read the first one?

Monthly Wrap Up/TBR

Hello everyone! I am here to talk to you all about the books that I read last month and what I still hope to read next month in May.

Here is the book I DNF’ed. I just don’t think that I was in the mood for it so I got a few chapters in and just didn’t care and ended up not continuing it. I may check it out in the future but can’t guarantee that I will right away.

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Here are the physical books and ebooks books that I read this month!

 

Bright Side: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Sky in the Deep: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Once Upon a Moonlit Path: 4-stars

Once Upon a Midnight Clear: 3-stars

Ash Princess: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Career of Evil: 3-stars

When Stars Burn Out: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

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And here are the audiobooks that I read!

Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Gilded Cage: 4-stars

A Thousand Pieces of You: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

A Torch Against the Night: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Into the Still Blue: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Through the Ever Night: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

The Diviners: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

My Lady Jane: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

The Upside of Unrequited: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

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Here is what I am currently reading. The audiobook I am currently listening to is A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. And I am about 100 pages into Brightly Burning  so I hope to finish it today but not sure that will happen.

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And here is my TBR for May!

The audiobooks:

 

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And here are my physical book and ebook that I plan on reading in May

 

And here are the books that I plan on reading and what I have read! Let me know your thoughts below! What was your favorite books this month? And what are you looking forward to reading the most in May?

Windwitch

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Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Publisher: Tor Teen

Published: January 10th, 2017

Rating: 3-stars

Summary: Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

So I read the first book of this series before and I decided that I would continue the book series and when Windwitch finally came out I actually took over a year to read this book. And I was actually not as crazy about this book like I was with Truthwitch.

I was a bit let down by this book.

So I was worried at first that it was because I was listening to this book on audio and I didn’t think it was because I didn’t like the book, I thought it was because I didn’t like the audiobook.

Mainly because this audiobook wasn’t really my favorite out of the many that I have listened to.

But it was actually because it took me forever to really get into this book. I can’t describe it but mainly it was that I felt that this book lacked something that could hook me from the first to last page. I just didn’t care that much about what was going on until the last quarter of the book happened, then I was all invested in everything going on.

But honestly everything just fell flat for me for a bit. It was just kind of boring at times as well. And it sucked because once I would start getting into a chapter and someone’s storyline, it would switch and be someone else’s POV and I would have to like figure out where that chapter left off. I think another issue I had was that I felt that the story didn’t go as far as I would have hoped or have liked. The first book I felt had such a big progression and more things were happening, but this one not much happened until later in towards the end of the book.

But I did like the aspects of female friendship that Safi and Iseult have and the concern they have for each other, and the little bit of them talking to each other that we got at the end was so cute. I loved it so much and I love that their friendship is still really important to them and that they really are still best friends after everything that happened and how long they’ve been apart.

I also enjoyed seeing Merick and his sister’s relationship change and them get closer in a way. They definitely grew from the first book and I loved seeing that between them because I felt that was something they really needed to get past to overcome all that was happening in their world.

Overall I just wasn’t as much of a fan, and that while I normally don’t care too much about reading from different POV’s, J just felt that in this book, it slowed the progress down so it felt like nothing really happened till later, and that felt rushed. But I will continue with the series when the next book comes out in the future. I think just this book didn’t live up to my expectations.

Let me know your thoughts down below! I would love to know! Did you feel somewhat similar to me or did you love it? Or did you hate it??

 

Currently Reading

Hello!!

This week has been a really good reading week for me! I hope that continues this weekend and the rest of the year as well! I am 13 books away from my reading goal of 75! I am so proud of myself!

Anyways!

Here is what I read so far this week!

I finished Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, which was so amazing and I loved it so much! It was really amazing and so entertaining and good! And so violent as well! Wow! But had a cute OTP and I loved it so much…so cute!

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I also listened to the audiobook of Gilded Cage and that was really good as well! I liked it! I was thinking I wouldn’t really care about it that much but at the end I was really into it and I enjoyed it! I am going to for sure continue the series! The narrator was good as well!

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I also read the Haunted Hearts duology and I flew through them! I read Once Upon a Moonlit Path and I read it in one day! It was so good! And I loved the idea of the main character seeing ghosts and the spooky theme of it!

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This one was good as well, but I prefer the first book more but I can’t wait to see what else comes from this series!

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And here is what I am currently reading:

I started Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne which is a Jane Eyre retelling set in space so I can’t wait to see what it brings to the story! I got an ARC for review through booksfortrade so stay tuned for my thoughts on release day!

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And I am listening to the audiobook of Simon vs. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda! I am almost done with it so I plan on listening to it tonight while doing my homework!

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I am also reading Legendary by Stephanie Garber and I plan on reading it on my kindle since I have a review copy of it! Cant wait to finish it, but this will be my gym book!

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Here is what I am hoping to get to the rest of this weekend:

I have the audiobook of A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis and I can’t wait to check it out because it sounds really good! I think it takes place in an asylum!

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I don’t know if I’ll get to this book this week but I hope to get to some of it. That is Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I have the audiobook so I plan on listening to it this weekend as well, but I don’t think I’ll finish it!

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Lastly I want to start Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian which is something I haven’t been able to read for some reason. I think it’s because I wasn’t in the mood for it.

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And those are the books that I plan on reading the rest of this weekend and the next week! Let me know your thought and what you have read so far this week as I would love to know!

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City of Fallen Angels

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City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Published: September 1st 2015

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: 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.

So wow I’m addicted to this series! It kind of reminds me of the Selection series in terms of binge worthiness. I just can’t help but read this series back to back and get addicted.

The stakes felt so high in this book!

It was like there was always something going on and so much action going on! And I was always trying to find out what was going to happen after each chapter! And when I finished the book I couldn’t help but freak out because I am dying! This series is intense! Like woah! Can’t wait to continue this series! I’ve been putting off finishing her books because I am so attached and I don’t want them to end. But I plan in May to finish both Clockwork Princess, as well as the rest of the Mortal Instruments series and finally start on the Dark Artifices series.

I just think there is such growth in this book compared to how Clary and Jace started out from City of Bones!

I do think that compared to the third book, which is my favorite, that this book is my second favorite! I know people think nothing really happened in this one but I think that a lot did happen in this book overall. The stakes were raised and so much was revealed and opened up for what will happen in the next book.

I do think that Simon is a jerk for what he did to Maia and Isabelle in this book. Like oh my gosh what a jerk. I know he helps out and such but I don’t really think that overcomes what he did to them both. He was also very dumb, and got himself into messes and it was like, what are you doing???? I don’t understand! He would get himself into trouble and wouldn’t bother trying to ask for help before hand and a lot of what he did could have been avoided I feel.

I think another small issue I had was that Clary and Jace just can’t catch a break. It’s almost like Cassandra doesn’t want them together because there would be good moments for them and their relationship, but then someone is always happening to keep them apart and I was like why do they need more of this?! Give them a chance to be happy! Poor Clary! I’d prolly have grey hairs if I was Clary after all the stress she has endured just to be with Jace.

I’m still trash for them though.

I can’t not be….

I think it was interesting that we got a really good look at Isabelle and her past and why she is the way she is in this series. She annoyed me a lot but I really got a good look at her and it changed my idea of her which I didn’t think would happen. She has a very sad past and it made me appreciate her as a character more than before.

Also Clary’s relationship with Luke was adorable and I appreciated the idea that Luke is basically Clary’s father, and is someone she goes to for fatherly thing. It was cute seeing their relationship grow as well with Luke’s part in her life develop into something more that she needed. Luke’s a really good guy, and I like seeing that Clary and Simon and more go to him for help and advice. I’m happy that he gets a happy ending. He definitely deserves it!

Also Alec and Magnus are the cutest ever. I love them so much. So much! I wish I could see their pictures from their trip!

Overall this was a really enjoyable book, and I cannot wait to continue reading the series! I’m really happy that I gave this book another chance because it definitely is something I’m trash for!

Let me know your thoughts and if you’ve read this series! Who is your favorite pairing in this book series? Or least favorite!