Saturday, April 30, 2011

City Of Fallen Angels - Review

*Sorry this post is so late, but better late then never right? Actually I don't believe that. I try to always be early because it's rude to be late.  Anyway here's my review. 

City Of Fallen Angels
By Cassandra Clare

Summary: City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. 

Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. 

Two years ago, as I read City of Glass I was under the assumption that it was the final book in the series. I was happy with that ending. While it had left some things open, I was very happy with how it all came together. Because of that I was excited when I heard about City of Fallen Angels just because I loved the previous books so much, However I didn’t find myself as crazy with waiting for it to come out. It even took me a couple of weeks to go out any buy it after it had been released, but I loved it as much, if not more as all the others.

Drama and suspense is nothing new from Cassandra Clare, we saw so much of it in the first three books, but this one had just as much if not more. I couldn’t put it down. I brought it everywhere with me that I could get away with. Clare has an addictive way of writing that makes you hungry for more. One moment you’re following one character and then you switch over to another that is in a completely different obstacle. All those different plots and characters always link together and make this book so intense and fun to read.

There was a few new characters in City of Fallen Angels, some you would know from Clockwork Angel and some completely new ones. I felt that these characters worked well for the story. It didn’t feel like Cassandra Clare was forcing a new plot and characters on us. They felt right, and like they belonged. I really enjoyed them. 

While I wish Jace could just have a break for once (he really deserves one), I thought City of Fallen Angels was an excellent addition to the series. I can’t wait to see what else Cassandra Clare has in store for us next.


*Actually I just wanted to add that I really didn't like this cover. I thought it was no where near comparison of the other three. What do you think? 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (34)

I decided to do a vlog this week because I bought a bunch of books.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Faithful by Janet Fox
Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Glimmer Glass by Jenna Black
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt
Ominous by Kate Brian
Steel by Carrie Vaughn
City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blog Hop

Book Blogger Hop
I use to do the blog hop every week but it slowly dwindled down to never doing it at all. I thought I should pick it back up this week since it's SPRING BREAK! I really loved finding all the new blogs. The Blog Hop is hosted by Jen at , and go there to find out more about the Hop.

Happy Friday everyone! Here's the Hop question this week....

 "If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"

If I really loved the book I will. For example when I read Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, the second I finished I went out to find more of her books. Now I've read almost all of them and she's one of my favorite authors. 

If you're here on the Hop you should also check out my Blog Anniversary Giveaway! while you're here. Also leave a comment so I can hop over to you're blog! I love visiting new blogs. 

I will also have my review of City Of Fallen Angel up later today or tomorrow. I just finished it yesterday, and it has to be one of my favorite in the series. 


Monday, April 18, 2011

The Last Little Blue Envelope: Review

The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2)The Last Little Blue Envelope
By: Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: April 26

*I think Johnson has really bad luck with her covers. They do not represent the book AT ALL. 

* If you have not read "13 Little Blue Envelope" this has a few spoilers but this is a spoiler free review for "The Last Little Blue Envelope"


 In 2006 I read “13 little Blue Envelopes” for the first time. This was my first book by Maureen Johnson, since then I’ve been a huge fan of hers. Each novel has a unique story line with a witty dialogue and fun, real characters. “13 Little Blue Envelopes” will always be my favorite. Now about five years later a sequel is being released. Now we FINALLY get to find out what happened to that last little blue envelope. Number 13.

This sequel sends Ginny back to Europe on another crazy adventure. She meets some new people however all the favorites from the first book were still there. Keith, Richard and Aunt Peg, yes she is a deceased character but you can still feel her presence in her letters, art, and the memories of Ginny and Richard. Even though we never ‘meet’ Peg she is one of my favorite characters.

I can’t say too much about the new characters you meet it would make this review into a spoiler. However I did enjoy their presence in the book, these new characters made up perfect plot of ‘The Last Little Blue Envelope”. One that was always moving and emotional. The plot held up to the first book, it might have even been better,

Surprisingly there was a love triangle in this one, yet it was more of a square. This is an aspect that the first one didn’t have and I think everyone likes a love triangle/square. It keeps things interesting.

Overall ‘The Last Little Blue Envelope” was the perfect ending to tie up all the loose ends from ’13 Little Blue Envelopes”.  I would always love to read more about Ginny and her journeys but I know that’s probably not going to happen, but I am very content with the ending. Everyone should read Maureen Johnson’s books. I promise you will fall in love with her witty style.  

You can find The Last Little Blue Envelope in stores April 26!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

I have had this blog for one year now and I wanted to celebrate this by having a small giveaway! To enter all you have to do is enter in the form below. You also have to be living in the U.S. (I don't have a job can't send books internationally). Most of the information in is the video in the post below but this sums it up.

There will be a 1st 2nd and 3rd place winner. The first place will get the pick out of the books below. Then the second place will get the choice of the 2 remaining books. The third place will be with the final book. If they don't want the book I will pick another person. 

I might add another book or two to choose from so keep a look out for that.  Here are the books so far...

The Dictionary of High School B.S.: From Acne to Varsity, All the Funny, Lame, and Annoying Aspects of High School LifePinkSongs for a Teenage Nomad

I hope there are many more anniversary giveaway's on my blog and that all of you keep reading. 


P.S. I have spring break starting Friday so I should be able to catch up on my reviews then. I'm sooooooo sorry that I haven't been able to type any up lately. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

NEWS NEWS NEWS: IMM and Blog Anniversary and GIVEAWAY!

This video is my IMM and my Blog Anniversary Giveaway information!

For Review:
Queen of the Dead (The Ghost and the Goth, #2)The Near Witch

Giveaway! End date not decided yet. Sometime in May or June.

The form isn't working right now so I will post the entry form tomorrow afternoon!

There will be 3 winners. The first place winner will get to pick one out of the three books below. The second place winner will pick one of the remaining books. The the third place winner will receive the left over book. If the third person does not want the book I will pick someone else.

I'm also going to add some little things for each winner, so keep a look out for that. Maybe some swag or I'll add another book.

Here are the three books if you didn't watch the video.
PinkThe Dictionary of High School B.S.: From Acne to Varsity, All the Funny, Lame, and Annoying Aspects of High School LifeSongs for a Teenage Nomad

Thanks to everyone who as stuck around for the whole year and everyone who reads my nonsense. You are all great and I'm so glad I made this blog a year ago. Hopefully I'll have many more Blog-anniversaries!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong Book Trailer

I'm about to start reading this today and the trailer made me even more excited to read it. I was skeptical at first because it has actors but I really enjoyed it..

What do you think?
I'm a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong's other series so I can't wait to read this spin off.

Sorry I've been MIA, my sweet sixteen is today (nothing to big, I might post a few pictures on twitter if you're interested) So I've been running around planning that. Next week I'm going to DC for the Cherry Blossom parade with my marching band, so I might be MIA again... I wish I the scheduled posts things worked for me. :( 

Have a great weekend!

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