It's a shame that you can't give half stars in here, because this would have gotten 4½ stars most definately.
When I bought the book, I thought that th...moreIt's a shame that you can't give half stars in here, because this would have gotten 4½ stars most definately.
When I bought the book, I thought that this seems quite shor novel to be read, but oh how wrong I was. For the last twenty pages, I cried for multiply reasons. For happiness, sadness, joy and sorrow.
The whole book is based on one night, to an endless night for August Brill who is recovering from a car accident and is having trouble sleeping. So, he tells himself stories, interesting ones that has nothing and everything to do with his own life, his past. It all ends to a conversation with his grand-daughter, his life spilled in the end of the book for the readers.
Paul Auster has indeed managed to write a story, that keeps breaking readers heart, constantly driving the reader into tears. Probably one of the best book I've ever read. (less)
**spoiler alert** I added the whole "contains-spoilers"-thing just because some might find something in this review that tells too much about the char...more**spoiler alert** I added the whole "contains-spoilers"-thing just because some might find something in this review that tells too much about the characters. Perhaps.
I thought long and hard about how many stars I should really give to this book. The truth is, that all of Clares books have been entertaining, but have any of those books deserved five stars, or even 4? Can't say, my mind is getting into fight with itself while I try to figure this one out.
But, back to the main thing - what I thought about this book.
The plot is actually a good one, but you can't denie the fact that it easily walks hand in hand with the one in the Mortal Instruments. And why shouldn't it? There's Magnus in this one as well, although in much smaller role. The fight between the Shadowhunters and Downworlders are still the main thing, creating one firm base on the story. Then you mix some of that love-triangle-thingie in it and the soup is ready to be served.
Like in the Mortal Instruments, Clare has succeeded by creating once again this one character, who is at the same time annoying, quite sarcastic and hateful one, but then again, in some weird way you just gotta love it. Of course, I'm talking about one of the main characters, Will Herondale. He's that type of guy that draws girls towards him with his rude attitude and of course, with handsome looks. Then there's Jem, the softer guy in this book, who just is probably with his gentleness everything that a woman would want from her husband. Maybe.
Feeling little tired now, but before I end this review, I do have to admit that this one a good book (not great thought) and I would love to read some more of it, just simply because you want to know what will happen between Will and Tess eventually, and with Jem and Tess, of course. Goody-good!
So, if you liked Mortal Instruments, this would be just the right book for you to be read.(less)
I have to start by saying that if you are considering reading this book and you've seen the movie, try to ignore the movie from your mind because this...moreI have to start by saying that if you are considering reading this book and you've seen the movie, try to ignore the movie from your mind because this is definately a whole different thing compared to a movie.
As many of you know, this is the first part of the trilogy and the movie is based on this book. First I thought that I'll probably won't even like this book, but it turned out to be actually a good one. As a "book lover", this really opens up your imagination better than any other book that I've read. And by this I don't mean that this is the greatest book I've read, it just makes it easy to paint those scenes in your head.
The story in short version is that Mortimer has a talent to read things out of books and as the book goes on, so does his daughter, Meggie. They try to find Teresa (Mortimer's wife and a mother to Meggie) who Mortimer accidently read in a book called Inkheart, but their journey is a long and filled with danger.
There are multiply interesting characters and one I have to mention is indeed Dustfinger. And of course, you can't forget the idiotic, dangerous Basta, who loves his knife more than anyone else.
So, was this a good book? Yes. Did it beat the movie? Most definately, yes. And to be totally honest, I wish I had never watched the movie because naturally, this was so much better as a book. And most important thing is that after reading this first part, I want to read the two others.
Not a book for children, not even it gives you that impression.(less)
Well, I thought about reading this book when it was published, and now that I did, I do have to say that I had high expectations for this book. Not th...moreWell, I thought about reading this book when it was published, and now that I did, I do have to say that I had high expectations for this book. Not that it was a bad one, though, but still...
This whole high school-thing made me laugh and curse those little selfish characters that were in this book. Still, Hannah has wrote a great book that was honest and felt real, to me. It was easy for me to jump into her shoes (not that I've been like that..) and just wander through the whole book.
After closing the book, I thought "Wow, she's been through a lot", but haven't we all? Okay, okay, I liked this book and actually gave it to my sister so that she can read it too. Hilarious story about how to get popular and how to stay as one, just made me feel some weird satisfaction inside my heart.
Some of us like it, some of us don't. Just that simple.(less)
**spoiler alert** Finally, I've closed the book - and have to remind you - with a smile.
This third book of Mortal Instruments was probably the best bo...more**spoiler alert** Finally, I've closed the book - and have to remind you - with a smile.
This third book of Mortal Instruments was probably the best book of all three of them. Not that the other two weren't good aswell, but this one had that kind of happy ending that just made you smile and the smiling continued the next couple hours. So that's why I gave this one five stars.
If I were pissed off about Jace and Cary being brother and sister, it all came into an end in this book. Surprise, surprise, after all, they were not siblins. Plus all the other relationships started to get together as well, and also the "bad guy" died, like he should. I do have to say that there were just less about that demons vs. Downworlders+Shadowhunters fight that i actually waited for about half of the book and it was over in ten minutes. Blah. Still, don't complain because Clary and Jace are now happily together!
Clary's mother, Jocelyn was one great surprise on this book when she finally woke up from her..state and got herself in Idris with the rest of the Shadowhunters. And Luke also got what he had waited for so many years; Jocelyn.
Can't even write a proper review right now because of my hype, but yes, the ending was so cross with all the love that flooded from every page to your mind and with its gross happy ending, but if the book - well the whole trilogy - would have ended in some other way, i would have been quite disappointed. Great to know that everthing went well and everyone got what they wanted - or deserved.
Great ending, I'm already waiting for the next one.(less)