This was a fast read. Yet so much happened. And not nearly enough. I need to know everything. And I cannot wait to read the rest of the books. Sigh. PThis was a fast read. Yet so much happened. And not nearly enough. I need to know everything. And I cannot wait to read the rest of the books. Sigh. Percy Jackson has my heart. He's awesome. And this world is amazing as well. Sigh. I just loved everything about this book. Though ending was a bit cruel.
This won't be such a long review either, because I can't talk about all the spoilery things. And I don't know what to say. I just feel like saying that I loved it. I love Percy so much. And Annabeth. And Grover. And the new guy, Tyson. He was pretty amazing. Though some scenes made me so sad. But so good.
The Sea of Monsters continues where The Lightning Thief ended. Sort of. A school year has passed for Percy; where he didn't get kicked out once. Except for that last day. Which I kind of loved. But I do not like bullies. At all. But I do admit to love reading about them in these books, as I think they make it a bit more interesting. And makes me a bit angry and sad, hih.
We get to meet Tyson early on in this book. At first I wasn't sure what to think of him, as he seemed a bit weird and very sensitive. But then the book moved along and we got to know him more and he saved Percy so many times and I just ended up adoring him. I hope we see more of him soon. I liked him. And ah. Annabeth. There isn't any romance in this book, since they are pretty young, probably, but I'm pretty sure it is coming. And I'm so so excited. As I adore Annabeth. She and Percy are adorable together.
We learn more about the gods in this book and I really liked getting to meet Hermes. I think I like that god. Probably. Anyway. There is a lot of characters in this book. Like that huge monster on the cover. Creepy. Yet I loved reading about it so much. And I liked reading about Chiron. I did not like Clarisse. She is pretty awesome, though. But. A bully. And I do not approve of that. Sigh. And Luke. Aghh. I don't think I will ever like him. But I did love reading about him. For the most part. I think. He's evil.
I'm not going to say more about this book. Just that the writing is amazing and I loved all the characters so much. Well, you know. I really adore Percy. Sigh. And I'm so excited to read the next books. And just so happy that I finally started reading them all. Anyway. I think you would all love these books. Because they are amazing. They are exciting and smart and pretty sweet as well. I could not stop reading and I hope I will continue to love the rest of the books as well. Though I don't really have any doubt about it....more
I love this series. <3 It was one of the first book series I read. Have read it 5 times since the first time I discovered them. The story is so intI love this series. <3 It was one of the first book series I read. Have read it 5 times since the first time I discovered them. The story is so interesting, and I enjoyed that it was told by a twelve year old boy. At least, that is how old I pictured him to be. (The author never told us in the books) And I loved Darren so much. <3 Found all the books to be just as amazing as the first one. I won't spoil anything in this review, just want to tell you to read the Darren Shan saga! You will not regret it :) ...more
Ever since I read the perfect book, The Fault in Our Stars, I have wanted to read more by John Green. So I started with Looking for Alaska. And I'm veEver since I read the perfect book, The Fault in Our Stars, I have wanted to read more by John Green. So I started with Looking for Alaska. And I'm very sorry to say this, really, but I didn't like this book. I didn't enjoy it. And ah. I'm sorry, but this review will be a bit negative. But I'm still giving the book a three star, so it can't have been that bad, right? I just, yeah. The Fault in Our Stars was so much better, and I'm happy with just loving that book of his. :) Will try his other books though ;p
Looking for Alaska is a young adult contemporary book. While I haven't read many contemporary books, the few I have read I loved. Found them to be interesting and fun and amazing. But this book just failed to impress me. I found it boring, most of the time. And I'm not sure that I thought at all that I had to keep reading, because I couldn't stop. It just failed to hold my attention. And that's a bit depressing, cause I wanted to love it.
But I just couldn't. I could not connect to the main character, Miles. Who get nicknamed Pudge. He was interesting, I guess, and a bit pathetic, which I sort of liked. But I just didn't like him much at all, because he was also boring. I liked the beginning of this book, where he sits alone with his parents in this old home before going away to boarding school. Waiting for his non-friends to arrive for his mom's going away party. But he have no friends, so it was kind of depressing. But he seemed okay with it. Maybe. Seemed that way.
The whole of this book takes place at this boarding school. It seemed interesting enough. But yeah. I just found this book to be boring, cause nothing was ever happening. There were a few pranks, but not enough, and I didn't even find them funny. Might just be me, though. But yeah. I didn't like them. The guy who runs the school is the Eagle. I kind of liked reading about him. He at least was interesting :) Though I didn't like that he ended up this really soft guy by the end. Was kind of sad about that.
Miles makes a few new friends at this school. The Colonel. Which I found to be a weird name, cause I didn't get it. He is his roomate, the one who names him Pudge. I might have liked him a tiny bit, but I'm not sure about him. He was a bit weird. I kind of liked Takumi. Maybe. He was a bit smarter than the rest. I was confused by Lara, cause I didn't understand her and Pudge's romance. It was weird and ended in a stupid way. So yeah. That did not need to be in this book. It was just awkward, at least for me.
Then there was Alaska. And to be honest, when I read the summary, I thought there would be this amazing romance between her and the main character. There isn't. She has a boyfriend. And she's kind of a total bitch, to be honest, which they all comment on. She's weird and sad and angry. She could be funny and sexy, but I didn't see her that way. I just didn't enjoy reading about her. Even though Pudge was in love with her. Found it all to be kind of too much, to be honest. Just not for me at all.
Okay. I'm not really sure what to say about this book. The plot is kind of interesting. Maybe. At least I didn't stop reading the book, even though I wanted to a few times :) But yeah. After maybe two thirds of this book there is an accident. Someone dies. And then Pudge is like grieving all the time, and it was kind of pathetic, because I didn't get why he cared so much about it. But yeah. I'm sure others will love this book. I just didn't. I couldn't connect with it at all, which was sad, really. I'm giving it a three star, but it might be a two point five star. I'm unsure. I'm sorry, but yeah. Looking for Alaska was not for me.
Update July 7th 2013: I had to change my rating for this book from a three star to a two star. Why? Because while it has been a while since I read it, I just realized that I was not being honest when rating it. I did not enjoy it as much as I claimed with my three star rating. And because of that I had to change it. Because I like being honest, and giving this a star more than it deserve is not being honest. It is officially a two star for me, because I can’t even remember much of the story, and I would not ever re-read the book. I’m sorry, but not really, because you can’t love every book....more
Even if I talked forever, I would never be able to share all of my love for this book. Because oh. I love these books by Philip Pullman so much. TheyEven if I talked forever, I would never be able to share all of my love for this book. Because oh. I love these books by Philip Pullman so much. They mean the world to me. I might love Will the most, and he isn't in this book, but I still love this book so extremely much. Mostly because of Lyra. Whom I love so much.
This is my third time reading this book. And I'm never going to stop loving it. It is so special to me. It's one of the best books. This trilogy means so much to me. If you all haven't read and loved these books yet I'm very disappointed in you. Hmph. Do it. Because these books have the best characters. And best story.
As I have already written two long reviews of this book already, I won't be talking about all the things this third time. Because I will most likely just repeat myself, hah. But I do want to share some things. Like how much I love this book. And how, even though I re-read them in August, I could not wait any longer to read them a third time. Because Lyra and Will are always in my heart and thoughts. I doubt I will ever stop thinking about them. Sigh. Anyway. This time I'm reading the very special Folio Society editions of the trilogy. They are expensive. And the most gorgeous. The books are huge. And there is the most gorgeous illustrations outside and inside. Not as many as I would have liked, but still gorgeous drawings. Sigh. I loved them.
The Golden Compass is such a special book. And I cannot even begin to talk about all the things that happen in it. Because there is so much going on at all times. It is the story of eleven year old Lyra. Whom I adored from the very beginning. Though she do a lot of growing in this book, from a wild child to more honest and brave and strong and older. She is just. Lyra is the most amazing little girl. And I love her fiercely. I really loved getting to know her in this book. And we do get to know her. So, so much.
This is an epic fantasy book. And I love that to pieces. It is set in a world a bit different than ours, with every human having a dæmon. And I shall not describe all of that. Just. I want my own dæmon. My own little piece of my soul and heart. It sounds so amazing and adorable and just the bestest thing. And I love how Philip has created this book. How special it all is. How everything makes sense, despite it also being so different. And just. Yeah. I really love this book. I love every single thing about it. It's the best.
There is also these very awesome panserbjørne in this book. Armoured bears. Like Iorek. Whom I love so much. He's just all kinds of amazing and I loved reading about him and Lyra becoming friends so much. Sigh. This book is so special. There are witches. And I pretty much adore those too. Then there are all the bad people, who do such awful things. Like the Gobblers. Shudders. I cried so much when reading about the boy with the fish. Sobs. Still the most heartbreaking scene in this book. So sad.
I'm not going to say much more about this book. Just that it feels so long to read, yet not long enough. And every moment is exciting. Every moment of this book is amazing. Every moment is worth re-reading a whole bunch of times. Because the writing is so beautiful. The characters are stunning. The story is so exciting and interesting. There is so much happening. And everything is fantastic to read about. I couldn't have loved this book more. Okay, I love the next ones more, but this one is amazing.
I would also like to mention that I really adore the author, Philip Pullman. He is so kind and awesome. He have answered some of my twitter questions, which means the world to me. And then I sent him a letter back in September, which he responded to a month ago, and it meant the world to me. It is still the most precious thing I own. He answered some of my questions so amazingly. Sigh. Yeah. He is awesome. And I love his books so much. Now I'm dying for him to finish writing The Book of Dust :D Soon, I hope.
Oh, the precious. I do think I love this book even more than I loved The Golden Compass. Because there is Will. And Lyra is growing so much. And so muOh, the precious. I do think I love this book even more than I loved The Golden Compass. Because there is Will. And Lyra is growing so much. And so much happens. So much heartbreak. Sniffs. And lots of amazing things too. Sigh. I loved reading this book for the third time. <3 And I cannot wait to read it again.
The beauty of the illustrations in this special Folio edition is killing me a little. They are all so beautiful. Though still too few of them, hmph. But that's okay. Because the cover is also all kinds of gorgeous. And I love them all so much. They made reading these books even better. Because they are so beautiful.
I will not be talking that much about The Subtle Knife. Because my heart is hurting. And I don't have a lot to say about it. Mostly just that I loved this book to pieces. I loved how amazing Lyra is. Her relationship with her dæmon, Pan. How awesome that is. I loved getting to know twelve year old Will. Whom is just the most amazing child. Whom I might be crushing on, which might be a bit weird, but damn. He is more amazing than all the other male characters I have read about. Because Will is fierce. He is loving. He is protective. He is sensitive. And so damn brave. Will is the best person. And I loved reading about him and Lyra meeting and then getting to know each other. I just adore them together. They are both the most amazing characters.
Though, well, this book is really way too short. Yet it took me forever to read it. But still too short. And not all of it is told from Will and Lyra. There are a bunch of other awesome characters we have to hear from too. And while that bothered me a little bit, as I want to read about Will and Lyra at all times, I also didn't mind that much. Because I love Lee. And I really enjoyed reading about the other characters too. They also made the story even better. Though most of the point of views were heartbreaking. Ack.
I can't begin to talk about how special this book is. Mostly because of Will and Lyra. And getting to read about them meeting in a different world. And seeing things about this world. The creepy spectres. The oh so creepy children too. This new world was amazing to read about. And I loved reading about Will and Lyra seeing it. Sigh. There is just so much to love in this book. So much happens. And I just. I could read about Will and Lyra forever. Wishing there will be more books about them together. There must be.
I really should say more about The Subtle Knife. But I can't. I don't want to talk about all the things that happens. Just that every single moment is amazing. Getting to know Will. Getting to know how much he loves his mom. Getting to see him search for his father. Sobs. Getting to see all his heartbreak. And getting to know the subtle knife as well. Sigh. This book is just all kinds of perfect. And reading it for the third time was super special to me. I just love this world like crazy. This book is just so amazing.
I really cannot tell you enough how special this trilogy is to me. You all need to read these books. And if you have read them, then you need to re-read them. Because reading them again just makes me love them more. And I want everyone to feel the same. Because oh. These books are so special. They are so different. They are so beautiful. Truly the most amazing characters that have been written. And the story is so exciting. You will not get enough of these books. You will want more. Like I do. Read them.
I was very nervous about re-reading this book. You see, I did adore City of Bones. And although City of Ashes has the best plot, in my opinion, it hasI was very nervous about re-reading this book. You see, I did adore City of Bones. And although City of Ashes has the best plot, in my opinion, it has the worst acting of the characters. Clary did so many things that I hated, and, yeah. I was just very hard for me to read about. But even so. This book is still one of my favorites. It is just as unique and well written and amazing as the others.
The writing in this book is just as perfect as the first book was. I really enjoy the writing. And I loved that we got to read this book from many different POVs. From Clary, mostly. And Jace, Simon, Maia and Valentine in the beginning. I loved reading from each different person. Well, mostly from Jace's POV :) He is still the person I love the most. And he will always be that.
The plot in this book is really amazing as well. There is so much happening all the time, and I loved it all. Well, mostly. The book starts out quite horrible, really. Jace is sort of betrayed, and feeling all alone and really hurt. And I am wanting to kill someone because of it. I don't think it's fair; hurting Jace. He is too precious to hurt. But oh. He is hurt so much in this book; and it is killing me.
In the beginning he is hurt by Maryse; the mother of Alec and Isabelle. But also Jace's mother for seven years. And I could have liked her. But oh. She is just so mean in the beginning. I might get it at the end, but I still don't find it okay. Alec and Isabelle has another brother; Max. He is only 9 but he is so adorable. Liked him a lot :)
The worst part of the beginning in this book though, is how cruel Clary is acting. I could blame it on her age or whatever. But I'm not going to. I feel that she is responsible, and I'm not happy about it at all. You see, Clary is a great character. Most of the time. But she doesn't care about Jace's feelings at all. And I hate her for it. She doesn't seem to care much about Simon, either, in that way.
So she is hurting them both. You see, she starts having an relationship with Simon. It isn't very big, but it happens, what, 2 or 3 days after she was in love with Jace? It is cruel. And she doesn't seem to give a damn about how Jace feels about it. And that is why I wasn't too happy with this book. Because Clary is like that in ALL the book. She doesn't care. And it kills me. Because I do. Very much.
Although I do think she loves Jace. But she isn't showing it, and I can understand why. Somehow. Because of the way things are. But even so. She should not have hurt Jace so much. There is a lot of new characters in this book. Like Maia. And I liked her; she is sort of awesome. A great character, at least :) Then there is Luke. And I liked him a bit better in this book. I think.
Then there is Valentine. He is the bad guy in this series. And oh. He is really creepy! I don't like him. But he makes the perfect story. He does really bad things, but he also have a reason for doing so. I may not agree with him, but I do see why he is the way he is. Evil. Then there is all the new demons in this book. And they are all horrible! Like Agramon. *Shudders.*
The story in this book is never ending. And I adored it so much. Also adored Magnus so so much. He is in this book a lot; and I do feel like Alec is using him. But it isn't like that; later on :) Magnus is just too awesome. Anyway, back to the plot. I don't want to spoil it; because it is just too damn good. There is so much happening, and it is so interesting as well.
Like in the beginning; in the Silent City with the Silent Brothers. They are really creepy. But in the cell at that part, it was just so horrible. But I still loved it so much. Then there was the time they are in the Seelie Court. I loved loved loved that. The kiss there is just swoon-worthy. But it is also so damn sad. But still, amazing. Then there is that vampire part. I was happy about it; but also un-happy about it. But, it is really awesome to read about :D
I hated everything about the Inquisitor. Imogen, her name was. I might have liked her at the end; but at first she is so horrible and cruel. And I hated what she did to Jace. Anyway! I think I have talked about the plot enough now :D Just wanted you to know how amazing these books are. Even with all the things I didn't like :p But the story is unique, and exciting, and so damn good.
If you have not read The Mortal Instruments yet, you really need to. You must start at City of Bones :) And if you have read it, you really need to read this sequel asap. It is worth it. For the most part :D I'm not looking forward to re-reading City of Glass. It is my favorite; but I hate the first 200 pages :\ Oh well. I am still going to re-read it :D Excited to, in a way. ...more
This book is the best. Truly. And the most amazing in this trilogy. Just. Sigh. I cannot with how amazing this book is. And I'm so glad to have read iThis book is the best. Truly. And the most amazing in this trilogy. Just. Sigh. I cannot with how amazing this book is. And I'm so glad to have read it a third time. These books means so much to me. Though they have broken my heart again and again. Yet they have also made my heart the most happy.
I'm not sure how to talk about this book. It is so long. Well, it isn't nearly long enough, but it took very long to read. And I loved that. I just really wish it hadn't ended. And I wish there had been even more about Lyra and Will in this one. Sniffs. Yet it was also the perfect amount of everything, and I loved it all.
I should say that this is still the most heartbreaking ending I have ever read. And I doubt that will ever change. But it is also the most amazing book. And I couldn't love it more. Despite that devil ending. Because I also have hope. As I feel like I read a lot of hints about what might be coming next, how the ending might change. And I hope. Oh, how I hope. And if the ending doesn't get changed, well, then I will be heartbroken until the end of times. Sigh. But I still have hope. Because Philip Pullman is currently writing The Book of Dust, which might publish late 2016, and my gosh. It will be about Lyra. And that is all I know about it. But I know it will be long. And I have hope that it might have Will too. Pretty please. Crossing my fingers :)
The Amber Spyglass is such an amazing book. And I have such a high love for it. I loved reading from Lyra and Will the most, because they are the bestest, but I also really did enjoy reading from the other characters as well. As they are all interesting. And Mary is awesome. I grew to really love Lyra's mother. I feel like I did understand her. So yeah. I liked her. Sniffs. And her father too. Well. Sort of. He could have done better. But what they both did near the end was so amazing and I really loved them for it.
There is so much in this book. So much. And I shall not talk about it all. I just really need to share some of my feelings for this book, again. As I felt so much reading it for the third time. I loved it even more, I'm sure. And I love Lyra and Will even more than I did before. I shall never stop loving them. But oh. I want more. I want so much more. This cannot be the end of them. It cannot be. Sniffs. But even so, it is such an amazing final book too. Just. So heartbreaking. But full of so many amazing moments. Sigh.
I couldn't even begin to talk about everything happening in this book. I loved all of it so much. I loved reading about the fight with the angels. I loved reading about the angels sort of protecting Will. And the new small people too. They were so brave. I loved reading more about the bears. I adored the new creatures that Mary became friends with. It was awesome to read about them, and how they lived, and the creepy birds that lived near them. Shudders. Overall, this book is so damn exciting. I loved it so.
All the things happening in this book. The visit to the world of the dead. The war with heaven. The pain with the dæmons. And oh my gosh. The romance. The friendship between Lyra and Will. And how it slowly turns into something more. Sure, they are young, but not too young. And their romance is the sweetest thing in the world. The first kiss. SWOONS. I have never loved a kiss more. And I just. My heart is breaking. It is the sweetest thing. And the most heartbreaking. I just cannot deal with it. Sobs.
I could probably talk about The Amber Spyglass forever. And I wish to. But I shall not. I just really wanted to mention how much I loved this book. And how special it is to my heart. And how much I adore Will and Lyra. They are just so damn adorable. And so brave. And so cute. And just the very best characters I have read about. Sniffs. I can't deal with how amazing these books have been. And now I want to read them a fourth time right away. How mean. This book stole my heart, though. And it hurts so badly.
I have loved reading the Folio versions of these books. Though it was also very stressful, as I tried so hard not to damage them in any way, yet I do have a very hairy cat, so there is a lot of cat hair. Sigh. But that's okay. Probably. I'm considering buying a second set of these. Ack. Though.. expensive. Yet so beautiful. And yeah. I just cannot decide :D The artwork in this book is stunning too. <3 Though there were not that many images at all, sniffs. Wishing there had been more. But they were all gorgeous.
I can't begin to tell you how much I love these books by Philip Pullman. They are simply the best. And I love Lyra and Will with all my heart. They are forever my favorite characters. Sniffs. And this world. Sigh. It is the bestest. Oh, I just want more and more. I have read all his books from this universe, but I shall also check out the other books by Philip. Hoping they might be half as awesome as this trilogy is, hih :) Either way, I cannot wait to read more books by him. Because these books are perfection. <3
I cannot with this book. I cannot. I may fail a bit in this review. But, I am trying my best to put into words how I felt about this book. It is mostlI cannot with this book. I cannot. I may fail a bit in this review. But, I am trying my best to put into words how I felt about this book. It is mostly love. But omg. So many horrible things happen in this book. Too much. I'm just extremely glad I have book two and three ready as well. :) Cause the ending is so evil. Not sure if I can deal with book two, but I must try! So excited, though. Even if it breaks me.
I'm not even sure how I first heard of these books. I just remember that it was in May. And I was a bit crazy with the book buying. So I bought all three paperbacks. And after having read the first one, I do not regret it. Although it has broken me. But I also loved it so much. Because The Knife of Never Letting Go is a stunning book. So much is always happening. And it is all so interesting to read about.
The main character in this book is Todd. So the whole book is from his POV. And I liked that. Well, except for the fact that he doesn't talk or think quite right. But I had no trouble understanding him at all. See, I have read Blood Red Road. This is nothing compared to that, when it comes to speaches ;p Anyway. Todd is that way because he isn't educated. And that was a bit sad. But also understandable.
This is a Young Adult Dystopia book. And omg. I love Dystopian books. My favorites. And I only read YA. Sometimes MG. This sort of felt like a Middle Grade book. Cause Todd was only 13 years old. Well, 14 if you count it right. Wish he had been older. But still. Loved him. But this book also felt like an adult book. Cannot imagine kids reading this book. It is so heartbreaking and graphic. I loved it.
Todd is an amazing character. Even though he is young. I loved that about him. He is kind and sweet. And innocent. Well, for a while. He is loyal. And I just adored him. He lives with two men; his "parents," of sorts. Ben and Cillian. We didn't see them much. But I loved Ben so much. Cillian was supposed to seem mean, but I adored him too. Because he loved Todd as well. *Cries.*
Todd has a dog. Manchee. He didn't want him. I can sort of see why, but he did end up loving Manchee. As did I. And holy. It broke my heart so much. Damn it! Why did the book do this to me? It even made me cry. Anyway, Manchee is amazing. Have no idea what kind of dog he is. But he is loyal and so sweet and adorable. And I loved the way he spoke. "Ow? Todd?" Too adorable.
If you have read the summary, you should know the plot of this book. So I won't get into it much. :) Just that Todd lives in this little town on a new planet; New World. There is only about 147 people living there. All men. They all say a germ killed all the women and half the men. That same germ made them all able to hear each others thoughts at ALL TIMES. Noise, they call it.
And I so understand that. It is a lot of Noise. I would have gone mad. But, I also loved it so much. It is an amazing plot line, and I'm so happy it was in this book. Because it was awesome. There is a lot happening in this book. Todd is forced to leave his town; with his dog. Lots of interesting reasons why; but I won't say :D You must read it. Then he finds out most of what he knew was lies.
And he knew a whole lot. And there were so many lies. It took some time to get to know them all, but I loved every second. Because it was so awesome to learn it all. But oh. My heart broke for Todd so many times. And I felt like people were being mean to him often :p But that may be because I just can't stand seeing my favorite character hurt. And Todd is hurt a whole lot in this book.
Then there is Viola. She is an interesting character. Not sure if I liked her much at the beginning. But I did start to love her by the end. I'm hoping there will be some romance soon; because it very much seems like there should be. Hope so. But then there are these other characters. Some I loved. Some I hated. Like Aaron. He was so damn crazy. And aargh! I hated him so much!
But oh. He made such an interesting character. I did love having him there. In a way. Even though he was responsible for most of the pain this book gave me. Anyway. There is a lot of death in this book. And it is described for the most part. And it is horrible. But I couldn't help loving it, either. There is so much happening. So many interesting things. So much heartbreak. But still so amazing.
I cannot wait to see what will happen next in this series. Although I have peeked; and I may not be very happy with what I saw (A) But I still cannot wait to read it. Because I'm pretty sure the next books will be just as amazing as The Knife of Never Letting Go. It is a long book, but it needed to be so. Also! The world in this book is amazing. So different. But so good. Good written, too.
Anyway. I really think everyone should read this book. Although, it probably isn't for the fainthearted people. If that is a thing. Hih. Still though, I thought this was an amazing read. Great writing, stunning characters, amazing world building. Mystery. Excitement. It has it all. And it is a must read....more
I first read City of Bones in September 2010, I believe. I read all the three books back then. The first time I read the books I wasn't that impressedI first read City of Bones in September 2010, I believe. I read all the three books back then. The first time I read the books I wasn't that impressed; because I didn't know yet what would happen. But when I re-read the books I liked them so much more. The last time I read them was in February last year; before the forth book, City of Fallen Angels came out. I haven't dared to read them again until now.
And now I am only reading them because City of Lost Souls is coming out, and I have been dying for that book for a long, long time. The reason why I'm worried about reading these books is because they kill me. They break my heart over and over again. A year ago I was fine with it; but now I'm less fine with it. Have gotten very picky with what I like; and there is this huge thing in this book I'm unsure of.
City of Bones is the start of an amazing journey. It sucks me into an amazing story world. It seems so very real; that I can't help but imagine that it is, in fact, real. The writing is perfect, and I loved that it is mostly third person pov. Although it is mostly Clary's story. The plot in this book is just way too amazing. And I loved it so much. Also liked that it was in New York ;p Never been, though.
The story centers around 15 year old Clarissa Fray. Clary, for short. Although she does turn 16 in this book, and I was glad for that ;p Clary is a great character. She is smart, and mostly kind. And very sweet. I wish I could have loved her; but since I know how she is acting in book two and three, I don't have any love for her. Even though I do find her an amazing character; my first choice is Jace. Always.
And Jace is the best part of the series. Closely followed by the story. Jace is the ultimate bad boy, up front. But deep down he is a broken boy and there is no chance of not loving him. Jace is funny, and kind, and sweet, and he is perfect. He is sarcastic a lot, and I loved that about him. He might be a bit mean sometimes, but I see that as him trying to protect himself from getting hurt.
Jace is a Shadowhunter. And that is the part of this book I loved the most. Shadowhunters are part human, part angels hunting demons. They are trying their best to protect the world from the dangerous demons. And they do a fine job of it. Although it isn't a safe job to do. They fight a lot, and are for the most part covered in blood. And I loved that. Jace is the one who has killed the most demons.
A part from Jace, there is Alec and Isabelle. And Hodge. Alec is an amazing character; as is Isabelle. We get to know them both a lot more in the later books. And they are just awesome. Hodge seemed like such a great character; and he is. But he isn't. He is very selfish, but I also see why, somehow. Then there is Simon. Clary's human best friend. And I wish I could say I liked him.
And I would have, if he hadn't been in love with Clary. To me, he is the one who is to blame for all the heartbreak this series gives me. If he hadn't been there, Clary never would have hurt Jace so much. I wish she didn't care for him. But oh. Sigh. So much heartbreak. But still. Simon is a great character; later on :D Liked him a little bit in book three and four. Also; this might be evil of me, but I was wishing he would stay a rat in City of Bones (A) A bit :D
There is a love story in this book. It isn't strong at first, but it gets bigger. And I adored Jace and Clary together so much. Jace deserve to have the girl he loves. So, of course, Cassie needed to make it impossible :p Sigh. Won't spoil it, but it is horrible and cruel and I hated it. But it is an interesting plot line. But that's the thing. I felt like the books would have been better without it. But the romance in this book is great. It is real. And it is so sweet and adorable. And I just wish there was more.
Anyway, I loved City of Bones. Because of the amazing story, which I have not talked about much. But that is because I wish for you to read it yourself :D Then there is the perfect characters and the perfect writing. And, really, this book is just perfect. With a few flaws at the end; but I still loved it. I'm re-reading this series now because book five is almost out :) Can't wait. <3
But even though there are some things about this series that I cannot stand, it is still one of my all time favorite series. Because it has the most believable story line that I wish to live in. It has amazing writing. And it has amazing characters. It has the best boy; Jace. And it has so many amazing things. But, if you haven't read this series yet, I would recommend peeking at City of Glass (book three) first. Because it is hard to read this series without knowing what will happen. It is a must read, though :)
The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he'd learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed. ...more
Yeah, I'm pretty much in love with Percy Jackson. And I do not mind one bit. Though I do fear a lot of heartbreak. And I'm a little bit worried aboutYeah, I'm pretty much in love with Percy Jackson. And I do not mind one bit. Though I do fear a lot of heartbreak. And I'm a little bit worried about the romance so far. Well, mostly lack of, but there is some tension. But I have hope. Because everything else is perfect. The characters. The story. It's all amazing.
I'm just so glad that I started reading this series, finally. Though it is taking away a lot of my time, as I can't seem to stop reading. But I'm loving it. So much. And next I will read the fifth book. <3 Then start on the new series :D Which I am beyond excited about. Well, okay, very excited and a lot of nervous.
There is just so much happening in The Battle of the Labyrinth. So, so much. First, I still adore Percy. He's still the best. And I love that the books are from his point of view. Sigh. And I still adore Annabeth. Just wishing she would share how she feels, because it's starting to annoy me a little. You know, how she keeps defending the evil Luke. Sigh. Still, I do love her a lot.
There are so many characters in this book. So many to love. And so many to dislike. Grrr. I still love Grover a lot. And we see a little bit more of him in this book. And learn more about his god, Pan. Which was interesting. And Tyson. Sigh. I still pretty much love him, hih. Then there is a newer character, Rachel. I can't like her. Because she likes Percy. And I ship Percy and Annabeth. But. She is also a pretty amazing girl and I loved how she's just a mortal yet she sees so much. Yeah. I did like her. Mostly.
We also see more of Nico in this book. I'm still a bit worried about him. But holy crap. I kind of really, really love him. He's so young. And so adorable. Though he is so so bitter. It breaks my heart. But his gift. As a son of Hades, he is pretty amazing. And I loved his power. I want those. Though Percy's powers for being a son of Poseidon is pretty amazing as well. Sigh. I just really enjoyed everything in these books. There is so much action in this one. And pain. A lot of heartbreak. I really loved this book.
I will not say more of this. Just that there is this really amazing labyrinth. Okay, fine, it is all kinds of creepy. And I really loved reading about it. And I really love Percy's dreams. Which are also creepy. But so interesting. There is just so much to love in these books. And this one was amazing. I will now be starting book number five and I cannot wait. I need more of Percy and his world. I think I would love to be a half-blood. Probably. Seems pretty dangerous, but also all kinds of fun. Think it would be for me. <3...more
I have read this series four times now. First time in August 2010, when the third book came out. WARNING: A few spoilers in this review.
I love this onI have read this series four times now. First time in August 2010, when the third book came out. WARNING: A few spoilers in this review.
I love this one the most, the first one. I loved the plot of it, all the action and death too. Although they were pretty grusome. I found the writing to be exellent too. But what I loved the most was Peeta. To me, he was the best part of the whole series. Which is why I didn't like Katniss so much. I found her to be too insensetive and mean towards Peeta.
I did love her sister though, Prim :) And their awesome cat, Buttercup. <3 And Haymitch was awesome too. I do somehow understand why Katniss was so cruel towards Peeta, that she thought he was planning to kill her. But I am not forgiving her for pushing him and hurting him when he confessed his love for her. She should have had brain enough to understand that he was telling the truth. Oh well. That is how I feel about it.
I did kind of like how it ended. Was sad about Peeta losing his foot, but it didn't change the way I love him. Love his kindness. And his words. And his looks. And his heart. He would/did do anything to keep Katniss safe. Just wish she would see that. But still, you should read this book, because it is amazing :) If you don't mind an evil Katniss :p lol :) ...more
I think my mind might be too full of Percy Jackson. I haven't been able to stop reading the books since I picked up the first one. And I love it. ThouI think my mind might be too full of Percy Jackson. I haven't been able to stop reading the books since I picked up the first one. And I love it. Though it is messing with my head. I don't mind. And I will be starting the fourth one in the morning; I cannot wait. <3 Because this series is pretty amazing. Love it.
The Titan's Curse broke me a little. I'm not sure how to feel. It made me a lot of heartbroken. And sad. And angry. Yet I also loved it to pieces. So unfair. But anyway. This was an amazing book. And I really enjoyed it. I very much like the writing of Rick. It's awesome. Sigh. I just love these books. So much.
There is so much happening in this book. Lots of awful things. Most of the things I loved, though. I loved seeing more of Percy as I still love him to pieces. And I still adore Annabeth. Though this thing she has for Luke is pissing me off. Makes me wonder if it will get in the way of a Percy and Annabeth relationship. Hmm. I hope not. As I really, really dislike Luke.
Oh, I just don't know what to say. This book was amazing. But it made me wonder what will happen in the next ones. And it makes me think of a lot of heartbreak. So much heartbreak. I fear Nico will cause a lot; this new kid. He did seem adorable. But then something awful happens, and he changes. It broke my heart. Sob. There is a lot of new characters in this book. Like Zoë. Whom I actually really liked. She's a bit weird, but I loved reading about her. Not sure how I felt about Bianca. Hmm. Didn't like her much.
Then there was Thalia. And I did not like her much in this book. She annoyed a little. And I'm not sure why. Might just be because of my feelings for Percy, hih. But I did end up liking her at the end of the book. For the most part. And we get to see a bit more of Tyson. He's still pretty cute. And there is a sea cow in this book. That is adorable. Sigh. But then there are these other monsters that are not adorable. Shudders. Loved reading about them all, though. This book just had lots of exciting things that I loved.
I'm not sure what else to say, so I'm not going to say much more. Just that I really enjoyed The Titan's Curse and that I cannot wait to start book four in the morning. It will be even more amazing, I think. Just a little bit upset that the last book isn't out until October. I know I will not be able to wait that long, lol. But I also know that I will love the next books in this series. Sigh. I cannot wait to get started. Anyway. I think you would all love this book and this series. Because it's amazing. Truly amazing. <3 ...more
I am so happy I learned about this book this week. Haven't ever seen the cover before this week, but the minute I saw it I knew I had to own these booI am so happy I learned about this book this week. Haven't ever seen the cover before this week, but the minute I saw it I knew I had to own these books. I'm a book cover lover. And then I read the summary, and I was sold. Needed it. And yesterday Eon arrived :D Was so happy. But Eona did not arrive, (no mail today) so was unsure if I should wait. I didn't. So glad I didn't. Gonna read Eona on my iPad now.
Eon is such an amazing book. It is amazing from the first page. The writing is stunning, and the characters are so so so good. And the story is incredible. This is a book that I did not want to put down at any times. And I didn't. Something is happening at all times, and it is all so damn good. Everyone really should read this book. It is an amazing Fantasy book. Lots of action, but it is also a sort of.. sweet book, in a way. If that makes any sense. It is from a girl's pov, and I'm glad for that :)
If you have already read the summary, then you know that the main character in this book is Eon. Or, really, Eona a 16 year old girl pretending to be a 12 year old boy. That is something that you need to know before starting this book. She is pretending to be so, because she want to be one of the Dragoneyes. Which is an awesome thing to be. But only a 12 year old boy can be chosen.
If anyone knew she was a girl she would be killed; both her and her master. Eona lives in a house with her master and his workers. He seemed like such an asshole, but I do suppose he was kind. Sometimes. He cared for Eona, it seemed. But there wasn't anything between them; and I'm glad for that, because he was over 40. I loved reading about where she lived. So many amazing characters.
Like Rilla and Chart. I think I missed the explanation of what Chart was. But I did know that he was a 14 year old boy living under the kitchen table. He seemed to be deformed. But oh. He was really sweet, and I liked him a lot :) Eona had some great friends. Only those two, but still :)
Eona is an really amazing character. I loved her from the beginning. She is a cripple. Somewhat. Her hip is about broken, so she drags her leg a lot and is in a lot of pain. And I hated that. But oh, I loved her so much more for it. Loved that she wasn't perfect. She is also kind, and smart, and an really awesome character. She does some really stupid things though, later, but I forgive her ;)
I don't want to give away the plot in this book. Because so much is happening and it would be amazing for you to read it yourself. But I will say some things. There are dragons in this book. But they aren't like normal dragons, I think. There were 12. And I loved how they did that :) But, uhm, I won't manage to describe it :p I don't think the dragons are visible to others. They are energy dragons.
And there is a lot of mention of people's energy in this book. But I did like it :) It just really confused me at times :p There are a few more awesome characters in this book. Like Lady Dela. Liked her. And Ryko. Liked him as well. They aren't normal, but oh, how I liked that there were so many different kinds of people in this book. Then there was Kygo. And I think he will be an awesome love interest :D
He better be. There weren't any romance in this book. You know, considering Eona was a boy to everyone. Except to her master and Rilla. They knew what she was :) And I'm happy for that. But I do think there will be romance in the next book ;) At least, I hope so. Another thing in this book I didn't like was the Sun powder. It was awesome, but I didn't like it. It was interesting, though :)
Then there is the bad guy in this book. Ido. And omg! I hated him. Although, I probably could have learned to love him if he was the love interest (A) But he isn't. He can't be. He is just so evil, and he kills so many people. Sort of. He is just an terrible person. But he made this book so good. And I loved that. He is an awesome villain.
Don't know what else to say about this book. The plot is amazing. The characters are perfect. The writing is perfect. And everything is just so good. It is a long book, but every page needed to be there. It ends in a cliffhanger; but that don't matter if you have the second book as well :) You really need to read Eon. It is a must read. <3...more