I will forever be a blue bloods fan! I love this series so much. and I really can't wait for the finale!! Oh Hail Ms.Melissa de la Cruz, for making thI will forever be a blue bloods fan! I love this series so much. and I really can't wait for the finale!! Oh Hail Ms.Melissa de la Cruz, for making this series, I cannot actually say anymore about this book, I love how it is written, and the Sky X Jack, Mimi X Kingsley moments are soooooo good. yay! the last book would be epic! :D ...more
This is gonna be somehow a very selfish review cause I will compare this book to the Mortal Instruments series, cOriginally posted @ The YA Bookworm
This is gonna be somehow a very selfish review cause I will compare this book to the Mortal Instruments series, cause this is the prequel of the book right? so somehow when I was reading this I compare everything to the mortal Instruments. so don't read this review if you think I am one Selfish B**** >:)
this book was set in Victorian England wherein Shadowhunters have English accent (sexy Right?) haha! just kidding. we get to meet our heroine Tessa Gray who has an ability to shape shift in any form and not just only that but she get to have an access on the minds of the person she's replicating to. so first thought about this book is that I was expecting it to be really action packed just as I felt when I first read COB. It turns out that it is action packed but it just took a bit wee too long for it to come maybe like the near ending. I feel like the first couple of pages of this book was full of dialogues and blabbering not much seems to be happening as I was reading it. so maybe I've got 2 hot guys to drool for (Will and Jem) I was actually expecting Will to be like Jace like maybe to have some kinda strak of a bad boy attitude but it turns out that Will's Character is a mystery and a bit restrained like I really don't know what to think of him I can't even give a one word description on who Will is. as for Jem, well I really like Jem. GOSH! he is like described as this oriental God with an English accent!! OOOHHHH!! what is so not to like and I really like his back story on what happened to him on China. it's a bit sad. and I can say that Jem's character is honest , caring and very straight forward. hmmm my type of guy. :P
as for the plot, ad I've said I can't make much out of it at first but as I read on everything becomes clearer and more concrete, the whole book starts stirring by maybe on page 350, cause everything was eventually revealed at that point of the book, what I really appreciate about the plot is that it is filled with twists and treachery. Never have I expected that the story would turn out like that. what I guess the downside of this book is the ending and the Romance aspect, I really don't know if I am rooting for the love interest in this book, hmmm... I mean I fangirl like really a lot on Jace and Clary and Simon. But on this book Nada.Zero.Nothing. I am not rooting for tessa X Will nor Tessa X Jem. meh.
Overall: it is a great read, worth the money and reading time. But I have to say that I like the Mortal Instruments more than this one, although this is a great read I would still prefer Jace,Clary,Simon,Izzy,Alec and Magnus. *wink* ...more
wew! my first book review after a very very long time. tehee..
I really love Hex Hall y'all know that right? i mean it's really rare for me to like awew! my first book review after a very very long time. tehee..
I really love Hex Hall y'all know that right? i mean it's really rare for me to like a heroine in the book, and Sophie is just the ideal main heroine for me and the two past books (Hex Hall and Demonglass) really pleased me. I promise you the two books were both light and humorous yet it is gripping.
but as for this 3rd book, i was actually looking forward for it. cause for those of you that have read the second book, the ending didn't actually make me satisfied cause as for me it is like the mother of all cliff hangers, i was formulating theories of my own on what would this book be like, and I was waiting, waiting. and time seem to run so fast in my life cause my busy activities at school and VIOLA! the book was out! and i was really really happy that i get to read this one. but that happiness was cut short cause the book didn't lived up to my expectations on this book, cause i think the whole book has gotten... hmmm. DARK? well Hex Hall series is known for its light and humorous content and I was just left unsatisfied in this series. of course the Ms.Mercer's snarkiness is still there but other than that the humor was just left with sophie's remarks.
i guess I was just sad that someone has to die, and that someone happens to be the most kind hearted person in the book, it was just sad. I was left with the idea that Cal has to die so that there won't be a love triangle in the book, and so that sophie won't get to choose.
but anyways i still love the series this third book just didn't do much for me to like it. if there is going to be a 4th book I'll sure read it. ...more
I was actually a bit skeptical of reading this book, cause first of all i have read two booksOriginally posted @ The YA Bookworm
Rating 4.5 stars
I was actually a bit skeptical of reading this book, cause first of all i have read two books with the same concept (Paranormalcy and The Darkest Powers) and I am not a huge fan of the both series, cause everything about those two books are very cheezy and ver chick lit-ish just thinking of Evie makes my eyes roll (haha!)i was actually expecting the same from this book, some maybe majority or maybe all of my friends on Goodreads have read this book and they seem to like it so much, i decided to give this one a try.
first off... the prologue is a "love spell" gone wrong. Even though this is a chic-lit book that first part of the book is kinda creepy it again reminds me of the movie Carrie. It's creepy and funny at the same time. and that prologue is entirely enough for me to get hooked reading this book.
While I am reading this book i have a few grins here and there, i really can't help it! Sophie is just one lovable character! she gives like a lot of snarky and sarcastic comments all the time, and she is the main reason that this whole book is enjoyable. I admire her personality cause she's really honest like how she admittedly confess that she has a crush on the hottest boy in the school, and how she just admitted that she is actually attracted to him cause maybe of his physical looks and his personality. See that? It is great if the main character in the book just admits that the he/she is attracted to someone directly, rather than fancy them and have delusional day dreams about them. LOL.
since i am laughing and grinning at this book, i was thinking that maybe this book will just give me laughs but not actually give me a whole main concrete plot, well it turns out it has a concrete plot. It has never crossed in my mind that this book will contain such a shocker, (oohhh i really wanna spill some details but it will just spoil your reading *zips mouth*) the concept of the book is original, kinda reminds me of Harry Potter but this one is quite different cause well Hecate Academy doesn't just cater witches and warlock but also other creatures as well. so there is actually a variety of powers and a bunch of different personality that you will encounter while reading this one, the whole book is written in a light manner that you will get this refreshing giddy feeling while reading it. I give credit also for having a Gay character in the book.
Overall: a really enjoyable read, every aspect in the book is in balance there is a little bit of this and that. some of the YA novels that I've read, i actually make the romance aspect of the book the redeeming factor, but in this book it is actually would be fine if there is no romance present, although i really like Sophie and Archer together. The romance is just an accessory in the book that made it even more awesome.
I don't know if I'll read Demonglass soon. they keep on saying that it contains a cliff hanger ending, and the 3rd book won't be out any soon. *sighs*...more
the title of this book series is Gods and Monsters, well the book really lived up to it's title cause thisOriginally posted @ YA Bookworm
the title of this book series is Gods and Monsters, well the book really lived up to it's title cause this book has Gods (yeah,yeah the Greek ones) and monsters (vampires,harpy,gorgons), sure i encountered gods and monsters combined except maybe for the vampire part, but i never read a book that has gods,monsters,vampires,warlocks and witches. *whoa too much mash-up occurring here*
this book is actually about a girl named ari, who lived a very tough life, her mom left her when she was still a baby and her mom was proven to be demented and killed herself, so she was sent on many foster homes and eventually her foster parents also abuse her, so her suffering doesn't stop from there her features are somehow different because she has different hair color (silver/white) and her eye color is really different among the others.so basically she is a called a FREAK throughout her life. *sighs*
first thing i noticed about Ari is that she use swear words a lot, well i guess i understand that cause her past is really something hard to go through and those are the kind of experience in your life that will eventually will make you as hard as a rock, so anyway i like Ari cause even though she swears a lot i think she is another i guess i admire her determination and perseverance and having like enough strength to move on what happened to her life.
regarding the plot, well i can say that it's a huge roller coaster ride, at first i thought it somehow resembles Beautiful Creatures cause dark magic was very much a theme in the book, but i was so totally wrong! gods and mythology is also in here like medusa and harpy and well Athena, Athena was introduced in this book as being the Goddess of the war not wisdom and she is actually the bitch-est among the bitch-est (OMG! annabeth will be so pissed) Athena here is heartless and well yeah a bitch. LOL ^^. curses are also present in this book and i am telling you that i wad freaking frustrated on what is Ari's curse is. well it turns out that when she is 21 years old she will become a *TOOOOOOT* gee, i'm so not gonna tell you, don't wanna spoil your reading. haha!
fine i'll give you a hint: AUNTY EM ^^
this is an overall a fantastic read. I recommend it to guys and gals who are mythology nerds (like me). :)
oh my! oh my! just finished reading this very awesome and fantaboulous book ever! yay! the guild hunter series is now one of myOriginally Posted here
oh my! oh my! just finished reading this very awesome and fantaboulous book ever! yay! the guild hunter series is now one of my favorite book series! :)
in this 3rd installment of the GH series, i can say that this is my fave of them all, oh my! lots of action and blood are present in this book, and we all thought that Elena and Raphael can be together happily regarding the fact that they are now both immortals and their feeling is mutual but wow! i never thought love complications can exist in this book, hah! it turns out that Elena is facing a far more greater challenge and that is facing her "Monster-in-law" haha! Raphael's Archangel Mother, Caliane has been awaken and she doesn't like Elena to be Rapahel's mate.
i gave the book 5 stars cause we get to unravel Raphael's past and to be honest i really don't know if i still like Illuim. maybe i should switch side? hmmm...
sex is still present in this book but maybe not as intense as the previous one, (no pinching in this book) LOL.
oh my! i am really speechless after reading this. gee, i really want the next book to be out! yay! :)
Archangel's kiss the second installment of the guild hunter novel
i can say that this book is very intense. i mean really intense, since Elena just r Archangel's kiss the second installment of the guild hunter novel
i can say that this book is very intense. i mean really intense, since Elena just recently became an angel and the Archangel of NY just claimed her to be his lover/pet (gee, whatever you call it) so the first couple of pages is just about. teasing,groping,pinching (yeah yeah PINCHING!!) (-.-) and *toot* and *toot* and *tooooooooot!!!!!* yay! so basically Raphael is suppressing his urges towards Elena cause he thinks that he might break her, so there is a lot of teasing, call me prude but i think it's kinda too much. haha! just like the first 60% of the book is about that, but on the bright side they do it out of love cause in this book it is proven and without a doubt that Elana and Raphael are two inseparable beings. *awww.. giddy*
is the the second book better than the first one???
a Big,huge YES!!! maybe the first 60% is just what i stated above but the remaing 40% goodness! it's filled with mystery,gore and action cause in this book Elena is having nightmares regarding her past, her mom and two sisters were killed by a vampire(i forgot his name) so her past is haunting her and well i think Elana's past is what i'm looking forward to in the next book.
another thing is Lijuan the Chinese archangel who makes zombies or reborns as they call it and i find her really creepy, cause archangels make vampires not zombies, so another on the look out in this book is lijuan the creepy zombie maker. LOL
a lot of angels are introduced in this book also.
just saw this fan art @ nalini's blog... and i am telling you! i am dying of cuteness here.. haha! oh well i am more interested to know the blue winged angel :"> am not much of a fan of a pinching archangel.. KIDDING!! i like to know Illuim cause he is more outgoing than raphael.. hoping to see him more in the next book.
ah! the second book of the fever series... hmmmm. this book started a wee bit to slow for me, the reason i gave iOriginally posted @ The YA Bookworm
ah! the second book of the fever series... hmmmm. this book started a wee bit to slow for me, the reason i gave it 3 stars, although i really like Mac and Jericho's dialogues! hahahaha! OMG! they are like kids, they communicate through their eyes?! ha! who does that? really it's kinda bizzare but they are cute together they really complement each other...
in this book i really love MacKayla Lane! yay! she is on my list my favorite book heriones. this book is her shining moment, she porved that she is a worthy character in this book.
i just have question to those who love Jericho Barrons.. do you think something's wrong with me? ha! i really don't find Jericho attractive he is like the mixture of Jace Wayland and Dmitri Belikov and oh trust me not a kind of combination you want to see, he is leaves snarky comments and everything but once you piss him off, Ay-yay-yay! he won't care what you are or who you are he'll definitely hurt you! i just find him like this egotistic sadist. yay! (shields thyself) haha! maybe i get to love him in the next books.?
i'm still up for the next books, since i gave this one a 3 star rating i'm not that excited to read the other books but i'm still up for them, i still wanna read it. :)...more
i really have to keep in mind that adult angel books are way,way,way,way better than YA angel books.! yay! this boOriginally posted @ The YA Bookworm
i really have to keep in mind that adult angel books are way,way,way,way better than YA angel books.! yay! this book really lived up with my expectation on what an adult fantasy novel is like this book is VERY dark,filled with lust,passion,intense emotions and hardcore action scenes.
what really got my attention is the concept of the book, i have read a lot of vampire novels and it is always stated in those novels that to make a vampire (a fledgling) one has to die first and be fed by vampire blood or get bitten by a vampire and so on, but in this book angels make vampires, and that's something new to me who would have thought that angels who are so fine and gentle are responsible for making vampires... angels here are somehow evil,erotic, and possessive in this book not sarcastic and fun loving in YA novels that i used to read.
Since this is an adult fantasy novel expect a bit of vulgar words,profanity and a bit of sex (a bit is kinda understated :P),blood and gore as I've said angels here are different, they posses mind control that made girls want to sleep with them. so the first couple of pages in this book is how Raphael (the archangel of NY) try to mind control Elena of pursuing her on having some kind of erotic pleasure, i was actually confused with their relationship cause they copulate not because of love but because they treat each other as play things or a toy and Raphael is just so darn hard to read i really don't know if he is just possessive with Elena cause she is his "toy" or he really does love her but in the end i got an answer to my question because...
"Ambrosia only rises when an archangel loves true"
this is an overall a nice read, some parts are kinda boring cause they keep on blabbering and blabbering about Uram and vampires and (blah,blah) but once there is an action scene in this book it will make you go "OMG!" and i'm a sucker for anything gothic and this one is a bit gothic-ish and i like how angels are in this book, they have this so called "angel dust" and according to the book it is way,way,way better than any kind of drug... i'm excited to read the next novel cause Elena is an *gasp* ANGEL!!! yay! and i am looking forward to her relationship with Raphael.. YAY!
if you are fond of reading YA novels this one may shock you, so better prepare yourself LOL
ahhhhhh! *screaming,screaming,screaming* best angel book i've read so far!!!!
woooh! just finished reading CoFA! the wildly anticipated book of 2011. *inhales* *exhales*book review originally posted @ The YA bookworn
woooh! just finished reading CoFA! the wildly anticipated book of 2011. *inhales* *exhales*
i was really scared to read this book, cause i love this series, probably one of the best series i've read so far and i have seen a lot of bad reviews about this book and i'm the kind of reader that stops reading a certain book if i didn't like the previous one. so any-who i still manage to give it four stars. but i still don't know if i gave the proper rating. sheesh! this book is really hard to rate and judge! so anyway let's proceed to my review.
my first time to criticize a book cover. yay! so here's the thing i really don't know why Clary is in the book cover. i mean come on?! what did Clary do in this book ahm hmmm let's see... straddle her legs in jace's hips, kiss Jace's lips, grope Jace's muscle and a lot of groping,kissing,groping... haha! ok. i'm not an anti clary but i really don't get the idea of her being in the cover. i guess it will be OK if simon is in the cover, cause simon is really kick ass in this book he is the only reason that the story is stirring.
in my review in City Of Glass, i stated there that i wish that Jace and Clary won't lost their spark, cause you see when love is not forbidden anymore it kinda losses it's magic. well DANG! i think they lost it's spark! *grunts* well their love is still kinda somehow still forbidden but sheesh! when jace is pulling away from Clary and those "i-don't-wanna-lose-you-and-i-can't-stay-with-you-cause-i-might-hurt-you" crap is so...so...so... EDWARD CULLEN-ish! and the last thing i wanna do is to compare Jace to Edward! ay-yay-yay.!
on the plus side! -i adore SImon! i super love SIMON! i worship SIMON! awww! simon is soooooooo hot in this book! haha! i think i'm gonna be team simon now *weep* -i like how ms.Clare introduce me to Camille and Lilith. they are pretty interesting characters. :) -i love the Rain-Alley scene! yay! too bad izzy showed up.. :(
so did this book disappoint me?
well i'm 30% disappointed 70% satisfied. but it would be a really,really wise choice if Cassandra Clare just ended the book in City of Glass.
i was actually thinking of giving this book a 3 star rating but the ending is really good! and i guess i so-so kinda like the groping and kissing scene of jace and Clary. so i am not kinda actually excited for the next book, i mean i guess i can wait for it, i guess i won't go insanely crazy when the book is out. haha! i am more looking forward to Simon and Izzy relationship.
(view spoiler)[so here is actually the reason why i'm not excited for the next book:
* i hate seeing Jace being all tormented again! huhu. i hate it when he will torture himself again, and i hate it when those pianist hands of his will kill all the people he loves oww! and i know sebastian will do anything EVIL... gosh! i really can't bear the thought of Jace hurting Clary or anyone... ahhhh! i better fancy Simon instead so that it will be easy for me to accept the story line of the next book. haha~ XD. (hide spoiler)]
========= BY THE ANGELS! WHY DID THE BOOK END LIKE THAT???
Will make review soon!
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first things first i want the book to be named the boys of blue bloods:get to know them better haha! this book is a companion to the blue bloods sagafirst things first i want the book to be named the boys of blue bloods:get to know them better haha! this book is a companion to the blue bloods saga. it gives additional information about the characters of the book but what i appreciated the most of this book, is the author provided some short chapter about the perspetive of the 3 boys Jack(insert high loud squeal), Dylan and Kingsley
i did enjoy reading Jack's perspective *dreamy eyes* it's titled the lie that concealed the truth Or "the last meeting"
its a companion to revelations. it details schuyler and Jack's final encounter from jack's perspective. (i really empathize with jack in this short story ) dammit Sky! why do you have to broke Jack's Heart? X(
i must say i am proud of ms.melissa dela cruz! she is a fiipino author but she is well known internationally for her literary works. :)i'm really excited on how will the book end but i know it will be an EPIC ENDING!
and also in this book you will get to read the first chapter of Wolf Pact (bliss quest on finding the hounds of hell)
part of me is happy that i've read this book companion but another part of me is sad because it made me yearn more for Bloody Valentine.. i really want the copy of that book so BAD! *i'm effin going crazy*
OH MY JACENESSSSSSSS!!! *squeals* (forgive me for releasing the fangirl inside me ahaha! XD)
i really really have high expectations for the 2nd installmOH MY JACENESSSSSSSS!!! *squeals* (forgive me for releasing the fangirl inside me ahaha! XD)
i really really have high expectations for the 2nd installment of TMI, the first book just knock me off cause of the very high adrenaline rush that it has given me and also i get to meet the most gorgeous and sexy shadow hunter in the entire world.Jace Wayland *faints* haha! but in CoA the adrenaline rush has lowered down to 80%, oh beleive me the action is still there but in CoA we get to see a lot of Jace-Clary-Simon drama and it's really depressing.
jace and clary recently found out that they have the same mom and dad meaning that they are siblings but they also love each other more than siblings so it's tough for them cause Clary kept on denying her feelings towards Jace while Jace is willing to beat the odds to be with each other and the whole denying and suppressing their emotions is really depressing! geez! it gave me flashback of the book Forbidden. as for Simon i just feel sorry for him cause although clary was his girlfriend clary's feelings will never be real towards him. and his whole masochism is very much highlighted in this book good thing he turned in to a vampire so that he has an extra spunk in him.
lots of character progression and changes on this book too.like jace being all vulnerable,clary being extra more powerful and we get to see a lot of magnus baneXAlec????(are they really a couple? haha!)
EARLY GUESS,ASSUMPTION,THEORY ON THE NEXT BOOK
-jace is stephen's son not Valentine's cause why would the inquisitor gave her life to save Jace and why is Stephen and Celine be mentioned in this book and it is also mentioned that Celine was 8 months pregnant when she committed suicide! HA! or was it suicide? maybe valentine killed her himself!
*i actually suck at predictions rarely of them came out right but i really really have a strong feeling that i'm right on this one haha! *fingers crossed*
the book is divided into three parts each part is about the love stories of three Blue bloods characterI read this book in 2 hrs people!!! 2 hrs!! LOL
the book is divided into three parts each part is about the love stories of three Blue bloods character (Sky,Allegra,Oliver)
First Part : Just another night in suck city
this part is about how Oliver gets to cope up with the loss of his one and only love Schuyler Van Alen.
the first part of the book was so-so you'll definitely feels sorry for Ollie while reading this part good thing he gets to meet Freya Beauchamp who happens to be a witch who cares about Blue Bloods and she majorly helped Oliver to forget his love for schuyler.
I was thinking that maybe Freya can be Oliver's love interest in the following BB books.. :)
second part: there is always something there to remind me
the second part is about Allegra AKA "legs" and Bendix AKA "ben" love story.
in the BB books allegra was in a coma cause she wont feed in any human familiar besides bendix.. I am actually annoyed on Allegra's character cause she chose to be in a coma and risk everything cause of her love for a human.. but when i read their love story, my mind changed about her. and their love story is kinda cute... they get to tease each other a lot and we get to see in this part of the book the young Charles Force who happens to be very over protective to his bonded twin..
part three: ring of fire
OMG OMG!!!! i cant really describe the kind of emotion that I felt while reading this part of the book!!! WOW absolutely WOW!!!! I actually thought that bloody valentine would just be about sloppy romance stories but OMG! in this part of the book we get to see some heart-pounding action!!!! this part would have to be my favorite not just because Sky and jack get to be bonded but also the adrenalone rush that you will feel while reading it.. especially Chapter nine titled Abbadon's curse my heart just skipped a beat while reading that part.. :">
I know Jack and Sky are bonded and everything but it's not yet happily ever after for them.
hope jack won't get burned and hope he will outwit his twin sister Mimi, cause I am really going to be a mad woman if something happens to jack.. haha! LOL
I have to wait till October to have a copy of Book 6 of the blue bloods series Titled LOST IN TIME.
soooo excited to read this!!!! eeeppppp!!!! ...more
this would have to be the fifth book of the blue bloods series.. again it is divided into perspective of 3 girls (Mimi,Schuyler,Deming Chen) the fifththis would have to be the fifth book of the blue bloods series.. again it is divided into perspective of 3 girls (Mimi,Schuyler,Deming Chen) the fifth installment of the book contains romance, A LOT of complications and a very rich gothic history...
a lot of things shocked me.. like for the first part (sky's Perspective) i didn't know that Sky is Jack's familiar!!!! OMG.. i know in the 4th book she gave jack some of her blood cause she is half human, half vamp. but i didn't know that they performed the Sacred Kiss but reading sky's perspective was enjoyable lot of very romantic moments and it's really good to see that she and Jack are helping each other out, they have each others back and fighting the bad guys together.. <3 (awwww)
in my mind this what Jack looks like..
come on! the blond hair, the green eyes the very god-like features Alex Pettyfer is my perfect Benjamin Force!
in the second part of the book it's about mimi's perspective , she is assigned as regent since Charles (Michael, Pure of heart ) is missing she is in charge of the whole coven, actually this book is Mimi's book it mostly talks about her yearning for Kingsley, her wrath for Jack (she really wants her dead) and her duty as Regent. well in this book it totally changed the way i look at Mimi she is not a spoiled little vampire, queen bee anymore she has become so much more than that, she became responsible for her actions and taking full responsibility of the whole coven. It's cool that she befriended Oliver and well... am I smelling a hint of romance between them? well if Kingsley won't be resurrected (i sure hope he does) Oliver and Mimi would make a cute couple.
the third part is about Deming Chen , I believe deming chen was introduced in the 2nd book? in the ball? i really don't remember. anyway deming chen is a new character introduced in the series i really love her power (seeing auras) her perspective for me is a page turner cause she is in charge of the whole case,. i am hoping to see more from her .
well the fifth book pretty much left me hanging! i am really excited to have a copy of the 6th book
i sure hope the bonding bet. sky and jack would go smoothly,. hoping jack won't have to burn and hoping Oliver would find a new love. im REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE THIS BOOK TOO BAD IT'S OUT AFTER CHRISTMAS!!!