Goodbye August!

Goodbye August. This year hasn’t been the best reading year for me. I’ve stated this before, but I still stand by it. It’s not that I haven’t read any good books, there are a few that I really enjoyed. I just haven’t found a great series like last year. Last year I read soo many fantastic books! I don’t know what happened. :/

I did complete my reading challenge a couple of days ago. My goal this year was to read 40 books 😊 , and I’ve read 43. I lowered it from my previous reading challenge which was 100 books. I just didn’t have as much time to sit and read as I did last year.

I succeeded my reading goal for this month 😀 I set it for 7 books and I just finished my 7th book last night which was the Clockwork Princess ❤ I was finally able to buy some books this month! I got..

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin

Grim by Christine Johnson (Editor)

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Normal by Graeme Cameron

Unrivaled by Alyson Noel

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Sadie Review.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Publish date: September 4th, 2018

My rating: 4 Stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was lucky to receive an advanced readers copy of Sadie by Courtney Summers

“And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl.”

This book is different from books I normally read but I found myself actually liking this one. This is my first time reading anything by Courtney Summers and it’s safe to say I’ll be reading more of her books. I love that there is an actual podcast just like in the book. I thought that was very creative and pretty awesome.

My heart went out for Sadie, that poor girl. Her sister whom she loved and looked out for was murdered, taken from her. Mattie might not of appreciated Sadie but Sadie went out to seek out the man she knew who murdered her sister. She threw away her life in Cold Creek, Colorado.

“I’m going to kill a man. I’m going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren’t supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer”

I liked Sadie the journey she went through was heartbreaking. I know the ending had to end that way but I really wish I found out what happened to Sadie and where she is even though I’m pretty sure I can answer that question. While this book focused on a depressing/disturbing topic it was beautifully written. The cliffhangers will slowly break your heart over and over again.

“I’m going to carve my name into his soul”

The story goes back and forth between Sadie the journey she goes through to find the man responsible and West McCray. West McCray works for a radio who got a call from May Beth asking him to help find Sadie. There isn’t anything I would change about this book. I recommended reading Sadie and to listen to the podcast. This is one of those books I’ll find myself thinking about days from now.

Below I attached the link to the podcast.

The Girls:Find Sadie Podcast

Clockwork Angel Review.

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Published: August 31,2010

Rating: 4 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

So it goes without saying that I am a HUGE Shadowhunter fan ❤ I love anything and everything Shadowhunter.

“Pulvis et umbra sumus ‘we are dust and shadows’ “

The story is about Tessa who goes to London excepting to find her brother and instead gets taken the Dark Sister(who are just creepy). Tessa discovers that she isn’t entirely human like she once thought she was. Tessa finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t even know existed all because the Magister wants Tessa’s power and that my friends are when Jem, Will, Henry, Charlotte, Magnus Bane ❤ and all of the other Shadowhunters come in.

Well, if she isn’t human, Enoch, what is she?” The voice sharpened in impatience. “What do you mean, you don’t know? Everyone’s something. This girl can’t be nothing at all……..”

I absolutely love this book and I think Cassandra Clare has a great writing style I find it very easy to get swept up in the story. I read this book for the first time last year and I regret taking so long to find this one. My three favorite characters are Tessa, Jem, and Henry. I was instantly drawn towards Jem. I’m pretty sure everyone loves Will and is rooting for him, but Jem character is just overall better. I’m not sure why but my favorite part in this book is when Tessa and Will attend de Quincey party.

“One must always be careful of books, said Tessa, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

If you are a fan of part angels, demons, backstabbing problems and an army made out of mechanics, then I highly recommend this book to you!!

“Whatever you are physically, he said, male or female, strong or weak, ill or health -all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lame remains the same. You are that flame.”

Featured Friday!

Wow, is it already Friday again?! I feel like I just made my Friday reading post. Anywho, hello you beautiful book lovers of the world. I haven’t done any reading this week well barely, I know I’m slacking 😦 However, I did go to a local used bookstore though I guess I can’t really call it “local” since I had to drive 30 mins to get there but besides the point! I did find 9 books I’ve been on the hunt for but for tonight I’ll post three that I got today and hope to read very soon.

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The Accident Season
by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Book Description:

It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?

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Grim by Christine Johnson (Editor)

Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today:

Ellen Hopkins
Amanda Hocking
Julie Kagawa
Claudia Gray
Rachel Hawkins
Kimberly Derting
Myra McEntire
Malinda Lo
Sarah Rees-Brennan
Jackson Pearce
Christine Johnson
Jeri Smith Ready
Shaun David Hutchinson
Saundra Mitchell
Sonia Gensler
Tessa Gratton
Jon Skrovon

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Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Book Description:

An angel is sent to Earth on a mission.
But falling in love is not part of the plan.

Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.

The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

 

Sound like really good reads right?! I hope so! Well hope you all enjoy your Friday night! I know I will 😀

Currently Rereading!

Yep, you guessed it! I’m rereading Clockwork Angel ❤ I was trying to force myself to wait until September to reread the Infernal Devices trilogy, the mortal instruments series, and the dark artifices but I just couldn’t wait any longer. Now you may be wondering(or you may not) why force myself to wait until September and the answer is simple, September brings me THREE months CLOSER to owning Queen of Air and Darkness. Though it won’t take me til December to read all three series then again it just might.

A few days ago I was reading the black witch and while I did get really into the book, I couldn’t think of anything else but starting clockwork angel. I put Black Witch aside and will pick it back up at another time. Now I know what your thinking, she does know that The Infernal Devices is the prequel to the Mortal Instruments? The answer to that question is yes I am aware. However, when I first discovered these books I read Lady Midnight before ANY other series because I did not know it came way after the other two series. I suppose I read it backward. I read the Dark Artifices then the Infernal Devices and lastly the Mortal Instruments. I am going to read it in that same order as before.

I’ll do a little August wrap up as well since this month ends next Saturday. So far this month I’ve read 4 books, Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard, Kiss of the Royals by Lindsey Duga, The Raging Ones by Krista Ritchie and The Merciless IV: Last Rite by Danielle Vega.

The Raging Ones was the best out of the 4. I gave that one a definite 5-star rating, I highly recommend reading that one ASAP. The other one I really enjoyed was Hunting Annabelle. The Merciless IV was a little disappointing and Kiss the Royals was just overall alright, though I will read the second book when it comes out.

I figured I would do the wrap up now since obviously, I’ll be rereading nothing but Shadowhunter books ❤

Oh, and in case for some bizarre reason you haven’t read or even heard of clockwork angel I provided a description 🙂

Clockwork Angel by  Cassandra Clare

Published: August 31, 2010

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…

Friday night reading…

It is finally Friday and I couldn’t be happier! I’m looking forward to the weekend.  After having hardly any time for reading I was able to finish The Merciless IV this morning and it was an okay book. I’ll be spending my Friday night with a big cup of coffee and a good book! Well, I hope it turns out to be a good book. I recently got a copy of The Iron Flower from Netgalley but I didn’t realize it was the second book in a series. So I obtained a copy of The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. Therefore, tonight’s reading will be The Black Witch…if you haven’t guessed that already!

My review will be posted shortly after I finish it :)!


 

The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles, #1)

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Published: May 2,2017

Book Description:

A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining.

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.

As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to hate and fear.

 

Merciless IV Review

The Merciless IV: Last Rites (The Merciless #4) by Danielle Vega

Published: June 12,2018

Rating : 3.5stars ⭐⭐⭐

I was super excited about this one!  I loved the third book and was hoping this one would be just as good if not better!  But sadly ,I’m not really sure what to write about this one. I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it. It was alright, though if it never came out, I wouldn’t think I was missing anything. The writing style wasn’t bad and the best parts happened towards the end. It was lacking something, the series should of stopped at book 3. In my opinion the Merciless and the Merciless III: Origins of Evil are the best ones in the series. If you’ve read books 1-3 I would recommened reading this just because you’ve already come this far with the series. I feel like the end could be made into another book but I don’t see that happening.