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
This is my second time reading this book. I first read it in April last year. Back then I read the UK edition; Northern Lights. Which is still my favoThis is my second time reading this book. I first read it in April last year. Back then I read the UK edition; Northern Lights. Which is still my favorite cover of them all. But this time I wanted to read a hardcover, and not a paperback. And oh, how much I love this book. I cannot wait to re-read the next two books as well. Starting in a moment. Ever since I first read His Dark Materials, I wanted to re-read the books. But I have been scared of the ending of book three. But I'm glad I decided to read them now.
There is so much I could say about this book. So much. But I will not. I cannot. Because I would never finish talking about it. Instead I'm going to just say a few short things about it, to share my love for it. Because my love for this book? It is huge. I'm so glad I re-read it. First, the writing is stunning. It might have taken me a long time to read this book, because there are a lot of words, but they are all awesome and I didn't mind the time. I just fell in love with it all. The writing and the characters and the world.
This book is about Lyra. Whom I think is eleven years old. I'm still a bit unsure about that, as I don't know if she lied or not. But I think it's true. Because most of the time she acts like a child. And she's adorable. But she can also act so grown up and I loved that about her. Lyra is just an amazing main character. And I adored reading about her. I couldn't have loved her more. Okay, fine, I might have wished she had been older. But then the plot wouldn't have worked. And this plot is just so stunning.
While this book is about Lyra, there are also some other very important characters in it. First there are the dæmons. Everyone has one. It is their very soul, kind of. In the shape of an animal. Who can talk. And share your thoughts. And my god, it was just the sweetest thing. I want my own dæmon. Lyra has Pan, whom is adorable. I loved reading about him. Just so cute. I loved all the different animals he changed into. Sigh. The whole dæmon thing was just so interesting. It's different and beautiful.
The characters. Sigh. So many. There is Lyra's best friend, Roger. Though I felt like we saw too little of him, so I didn't care much. There is Ma Costa, whom I adored. I adored all the gyptians. They were awesome. Then, Lord Asriel. Ugh. I hated him. I hated how he treated and hurt Lyra. I did not like him. And Mrs. Coulter. I couldn't stand her. But she was an interesting character and her dæmon was the creepiest little monkey. Ack. I did love reading about all the characters in this book. They were all great.
There is so much happening in this book. I cannot describe it all. But I do want to say that I loved reading about the panserbjørne. They were amazing. I loved Iorek. And I liked the witches too. Sigh. Mostly I loved all the moments in this book. When Lyra find that boy in the small village up North. That broke my heart. It killed me a little. It was so evil and heartbreaking and beautiful. So well done. There are many depressing scenes in this book. And I loved every one of them. So well written, all of it.
I want to mention it all. But I will not. I will just say a few more things. Like how beautiful this book is. How full of adventure it is. How mysterious it is. How heartbreaking it is. How fun and sweet it is. Sigh. I adored Lyra so much and I loved reading about her. But oh. What I did not remember from reading this book last year was how much it would make me cry. Because I cried a lot while reading it this time. It is all so sad. I loved it so much. Philip Pullman is an amazing author. Can't wait to read more from him.
I'm blaming Philip Pullman for my desire to start re-reading these books right away. Because he replied to my question on twitter. Which kind of killed me a little. And I'm so excited to be reading these books again. <3 So excited that I'm planning on buying this very special and very expensive version of the trilogy for myself for Christmas. <3 And I cannot wait to own them. Sigh. These are books you can read again and again. Well, if your heart can take it. Because, my god, they are heartbreakingly beautiful.
I tried not to talk too much about the book in this book recommendation of mine. I just wanted to share my love for it again. Which I hope I managed to do. And if you have yet to start reading this trilogy, then I hope you will consider doing it now. Because it is worth it. Oh, it is. It is worth all the heartbreak and all the tears. Because it is a beautiful story. So perfect. And I need you all to read these books. They are middle grade, but I believe they would touch the heart of anyone. As it did with me. Now, go read it.
Sigh. I'm so glad I'm re-reading these books right now. Because I feel like I'm loving them even more. And I'm realizing that I've forgotten so much oSigh. I'm so glad I'm re-reading these books right now. Because I feel like I'm loving them even more. And I'm realizing that I've forgotten so much of these books. But not the important parts. Not how much I loved them. But yes. I'm pretty sure I loved The Subtle Knife even more this time around. But omg. It is too short. I need more. Thankfully, I'm re-reading book three next. <3 And I cannot wait. But then. I also don't want to read it yet, because I know what's coming. And it will break my heart all over again.
The Subtle Knife is the book where we meet Will. Who will forever have such a huge part of my heart. Sniffs. He is just twelve years old, but he is the most adorable and broken and honest and sweetest boy. I love the love he has for his mother, who is quite sick, in a way. I love how much he loves her and cares for her. And protects her. Sniffs. I adored his cat too, Moxie. Adorable. But mostly I loved Will. He is just the best. And my heart broke for him all the time. It is just so sad and perfect. I love this book.
I don't know how to talk about this book. I'm not sure I even want to. Because it is just simply stunning. It is such an amazing second book. And I love it to pieces. And while there is so much happening, there is also not that much that happens. But everything is amazing to read about. Mostly I loved to read from Will's point of view. But I did enjoy other parts too. Like the witches. I did like reading about them for the most part. They were interesting. And Lee Scoresby. Sobs. I adored him a lot. He was awesome.
There is also Lyra in this book. Because this is still her story. And oh, how I still adore Lyra. She is amazing. Though she do makes some mistakes in this book. Which made me so sad. Yet I couldn't blame her. She's too cute. And my gosh, how I ship Lyra and Will. <3 Sure, they are young, but not too young for a gorgeous relationship. Sigh. Anyway. I loved seeing Lyra and Will together. They are fierce. And they become such great friends and it's breaking my heart a little. This friendship is the best one.
There is so much I could say about this book. But I don't want to. I only wanted to say a little bit. There are some bad people in this book. Adults and kids. Shudders. And there is a knife. And it is a bit creepy yet I loved it. There are Specters that creeped me out so much. And it is full of adventure and mystery and amazing characters. Oh, how I love these worlds. And this plot. And all these adorable characters. I will never get enough of this series. And I will always want more. But yeah. This book as awesome.
If you have yet to start reading this book I'm not sure what's wrong with you. If you don't think you will love it, you are wrong. Because this book is stunning. It is beautiful. And heartbreaking. And just all kinds of amazing. You really need to start reading this series. <3 And read this book. Because the story of Lyra and Will is one of the best ones. And it will always be a big part of me. Even if it will break my heart. It is still the best. And I need you all to read and love this book too. I just loved it so much. <3
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
Oh. You beautiful trilogy. I cannot deal with how perfect these books are. And I'm so happy that I decided to re-read them at this moment. My heart isOh. You beautiful trilogy. I cannot deal with how perfect these books are. And I'm so happy that I decided to re-read them at this moment. My heart is full. Though, of course, after this ending, it is also shattered into a million pieces. But I have hope. I have hope because I think I catched some hidden meanings in the ending. I hope. Yes. I'm going to hope. Otherwise this is just the saddest love story in all the world. But I don't think it is. I think The Book of Dust will heal me. Crossing all my fingers. <3
I could talk forever about The Amber Spyglass. Because there are about a thousand things happening at all times. And I loved reading about them all. I confess, I mostly wanted to read about Will and Lyra at all times. But I also confess to loving reading about the other characters. I loved getting to know them better and getting to see what they were doing. Though the scene with Iorek in the beginning was kind of heartbreaking. Sniffs. But it also made sense so it was kind of really beautiful at the same time.
There are a lot of different plot points in this book. And I loved reading about them all. I adored reading about the bears. The witches. I even liked the angels. And the little people. Sigh. They were kind of cute. But they all died so fast. Sniffs. Then there were the creatures Mary found, and I adored those too. It was so interesting to read about. Different. Yet all kinds of awesome. And I adored Mary as well. I enjoyed reading about her very much. And the things she did with her new friends. Yeah. I loved it all.
A lot of the plot is also about the Church. And the evil things they are doing in the worlds. And my god. I hated it. So much. As I do not believe in god, and I'm not a church person, so I kind of really liked reading about it all. Well. For the most part. It was interesting and it broke my heart all the evil things they all did. A bunch of different men, and they were all pretty awful. And then. Lord Asriel. I cannot with him. I hate so many things that he did. How many he hurt. But I also liked what he did in this book.
And Mrs. Coulter. I couldn't hate her. I tried to. Well, I hated her a little bit. She had done so many awful things. Hurt so many people. But she grew to love Lyra. And I couldn't hate her for that. And did like some of the things she did in this book. So yeah. I did love reading about her and Asriel. They were interesting characters. Truly. I'm wishing we had seen a bit more about Serafina, though. But I did like reading about her at the end. Though that ending I will never forgive. Or forget. Sigh. So much sadness.
There are a lot of worlds in The Amber Spyglass. And I loved getting to see them all. Sigh. I loved watching Will with the knife. He's just awesome. Anyway. I loved when Will and Lyra went to the world of the dead. That was creepy. Yet also all kinds of amazing. I loved that plot twist. So good. But also so heartbreaking, when they were on the boat. Sniffs. And when Lyra fell. Sobs. But that was also beautiful to read about, hih, as the small romance between Will and Lyra killed me in this book. So good.
We see so much of Lyra and Will in this book. And I loved that. I loved that so much. But there is also not that much about them, as we get so many other point of views as well. Hmph. But I did love what I did get to read about them. They are just the most adorable characters. They are both so strong and brave and broken and loving and perfect. I couldn't love them more. They are so young. Yet so fierce and amazing. And they have the best friendship. Which turns into a bit more. And my heart. So beautiful.
The romance. Sigh. I wouldn't say that there is a lot of it. And it happens so late. And it's breaking my heart. But it is also the best romance of all time. Because Lyra and Will are so intense and they love each other so much and it's so beautiful and so heartbreaking and I loved it to pieces. It is written so well. But yesss. I do wish there had been a bit more. Sobs. And that ending. I will never forgive the ending to this book. It broke me. But it is also beautiful. And makes sense. But also so sad and awful.
One of the things I loved the most to read about in these books were the dæmons. They are beautiful and so perfect and my gosh. I want my own dæmon. Sobs. So much. I loved the relationship between Pan and Lyra. It is stunning. And I loved how person and dæmon can't be that far away from each other without dying. I loved how their bond works. How they understand and love each other. And ack. I just cannot. Philip Pullman did a beautiful job with these books. And I will forever and always love them.
There is so much I could say about this book. Because this book has everything. There is an epic adventure. Full of mystery and heartbreak. It if fun and sweet and sad. There is fighting. And death. And everything was beautiful to read about. I loved The Amber Spyglass to pieces. <3 So glad that I re-read it. You need to read this book. You truly do. Now I will be reading the short stories. <3 And wait forever for more news about The Book of Dust. I must know more. I must know it now. So excited. <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