Sunday, December 4, 2011

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Released: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Margaret k. McElderry
Pages: 476
Rate: 5/5 stars

Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still. 

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. 

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. 

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

My Review:
In the spirit of Clockwork Princes' release I will put my review of Clockwork Angel. I read this book before I read the Mortal Instruments, and loved it. I zoomed through this book. It was so amazing. This was one of the first YA books I read, and is a book that got me into reading YA. I absolutley loved Cassandra's writing it is amazing. 

Character and Plot. That plot was something that I never read before. Entirely Different. I fell in love with the Shadowhunter world. LOVED IT. Characters. Tessa, the main character, she was a awesome protagonist, I loved how she really cared for her family. Will. Oh WILL. I loved him. Cassandra really made his character like a roller coaster. And I like that he isn't perfect. Totally swoon worthy. Jem. We didn't see a lot of Jem, but of what we did see of him, he was really sweet, and caring. 

This book is fantastic! I would definetley recommend this book to everyone. I love love love it. Amazing book. Mystery, Fantasy, and more!

Happy Reading!

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Released: September 29, 2011
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 338
Rate: 4/5 stars

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. 

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

My Review:
When I heard there was a companion novel To Anna and the French Kiss, I was so excited. I wanted to read another book from Stephanie's writing. So when I got this book I was super excited. I liked this book. Although I did like Anna and the French Kiss better, this book was still good. I loved the setting of the book, in San Francisco. In Perkins' writing she does a reall fantastic job with the setting in both of her books. 

Now let's get on to the plot. I thought the plot wasn't as like a roller coaster like in Anna. But I still loved the plot and story line. Characters. Lola. She was a very unique character, and that's what I loved about her. She was very creative. Cricket. He was the typical boy next door type of guy, hence the name of the book. But i really liked him. Definitley swoon worthy. Awesome characters. Supporting characters were great too. I loved how Etitnne, and Anna were in this one and played a role in it. I really liked to see there relationship grow. 

Clearly I really enjoyed this book, and it was a awesome read. I would definetley check this one out, and also if you haven't read Anna and the French Kiss, read the one too. I cannot wait until the third companion book comes out. I love Stephanie's writing.

Happy Reading!

Graceling by Kristen Cashore

Greaceling by Kristen Cashore

Released: October 1, 2008
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages: 471
Rate: 5/5 stars

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. 
When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

My Review:
To be honest, I have been putting of reading this book for quite some time. But then I finally got to it. Cashore's writing in this book is amazing. I absoutley love the whole story line, and characters.

To start off with the plot. WOW. That's all I can say. It is amazing. There are some people that are graced, in the seven kingdoms. This book is truly high fantasy, and I loved it. That characters. Cashore made some unforgettable characters. Katsa. I loved her she was a fantastic protagonist. She was such a kick A heroine, and I loved it. Po Po Po. I loved him as well. I loved him because her wasn't embarrassed to tell Katsa or any one else for that matter, that Katsa could beat him, he said he was humbled. He wasn't afraid of being beat by a girl. I loved him! All the supporting characters were amazing also. 

With all of that being said, I would definetley recommend this book to everyone. It is a high fantasy novel, and it is just amazing. Loved it. I can't wait to read the companion novel Fire by Kristen Cashore. 

Happy Reading!

In My Mailbox (9)

In My mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy at The Story Siren

I got one book this week, and I am really excited to read it. 

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore