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A Jessie Jefferson Novel By Paige Toon

Posted by S.N on June 7, 2016 at 10:07 PM Comments comments (2)

 

A Jessie Jefferson Novel By Paige Toon






WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BOOK COVERS?


I remember when I was at the book store staring at these books thinking how the covers looked catchy and cool. I loved the design and what it implied - or at least how I interpreted it. Each book looked like the cover of a teen magazine promising an interesting story. I wasn’t very encouraged by the synopsis though. I thought the story would be dull and lifeless, but I ended up buying the books anyway.


I bought the books three months ago, and it has been sitting prettily on my bookshelf waiting to be read. Thanks to the adrenaline pump I got after reading a bunch of romantic books that I felt I am still in the mood for more. When I started reading The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson I was instantly hooked. I can’t stop reading. It was so captivating. I loved everything about the book, even when I was ‘cross’ with the main character. I was still interested in her life, her story and every aspect of it. I can’t wait for her third book All About The Hype  which Thankfully is going to be released soon, July 28th 2016.


If you have read any of my previous posts you would know that I don’t get into details, especially ones that are easy to spoil. I was debating posting this, because I knew I will end up with a very short not helpful post. But I can’t help wanting to share this. I am wrecking my brain trying to think of a good comparison or at least give you an idea on how the novel might interest you. If you liked Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, then you might like A Jessie Jefferson Novel. Both novels are very different from each other, I only compared them because of the atmosphere that I felt while reading Toon’s books seemed similar to Anna and The French Kiss. I don’t know how to explain the feelings I got when I read the novel except that I lived temporarily In Jessie’s bubble without realizing so.

The books were a quick read, finished them in one sitting. By the time I have reached book two I Knew You Were Trouble  I was already in love with the characters. I am just hoping that book three is as good or even better. I am anxious to know what would happen. This is my first time to read a book by Paige Toon and I am very impressed by her. It is so easy to connect with her story. I am definitely going to keep an eye on her releases and buy more of her books.


Rating 3.75/5

Cute Romantic YA Books

Posted by S.N on May 27, 2016 at 5:42 PM Comments comments (0)

Six Cute Romantic Books

by Kasie West and Simone Elkelese




 

  

Hello reader. I am here today with six different books, three of them by Kasie West and the other three are by Simone Elkelese. But before I get into them I would like to mention that these books were recommended by a very good friend and a humble Youtuber named Dhuha Al Haddad. A Kuwaiti engineer/author and an avid reader. She shares her book/movie reviews creatively on her Youtube channel. The Language spoken is arabic which is obviously amazing, because we need more arabic book reviewers on the scene, especially one with a shining soul like hers.

 

Down bellow is a link to her Youtube account, If you are looking for arabic reviews. She is the ONE. And incase you have a problem activating the link, just copy and paste the link bellow

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/dhlolaa/videos 

 

So starting by Kasie West, down below are the list of books that I have read:

 

 

  • The Fill-In Boyfriend
  • The Distance Between Us
  • On The Fence

 

 

I would really like to talk about each of her books separately but since this is a spoiler free review I won’t get into it as much as I would love to; it’ll just ruin the whole point of exploring the romantic cuteness for you. I can tell you though that the female characters are very different. So you won’t get this boring repetition in the next two books. The main characters in each book are totally different in personality and history, hence a very different story in each book.

 

The three books are very fast-paced and so smooth to read. West’s style is so amazing, she reminds me of Colleen Hoover in some way - my favorite author for romantic books I like to call her Queen of Happy Endings-, but in a more suitable version for the very YOUNGER range of young adults. Her way of writing helps you live the book. You can actually be the character. That is how brilliant the author is. She can make you live the lives of the characters; which equals ultimate another world-experience. Which is what your are supposed to feel when you read a book.

I don’t want to sound like I am raving about these books so much. So I will let you know right now that if you are seeking for some cute romantic books with a big splash of cheesiness that reminds you of a girly-teen movie then these books are for you to read. If you are not a big fan of girls-in-love-like-in-a-fairy-tale story, you’ll see it as an OK book to kill time.

 

The books should be read in the same order I have placed them above. Better read it the way I did so you won’t miss the cross-point of the books.

 

And now onto Simone Elkeles’s books:

 

 

  • Perfect Chemistry
  • Rules of Attraction
  • Chain of Reaction

 

 

The three books above are a trilogy, but can also be read separately if you are only willing to read one of the books. I wouldn’t advice you to do that though, because you would probably not like the last two books. It has to start with the first book Perfect Chemistry in order for you to get attached with all of the characters, and more so to actually UNDERSTAND what is going on. It makes the last two books cute enough for you to continue -can’t say why, that is for you to know. 

Simone has this theme I think going on for her books, it’s kind of like she had this idea of a subject called Science of Love and made three subdivisions into books. It is sort of cute and cool to incorporate the book title with a cheesy story. These books to me are definitely CHICK-FLICK-Friday-girls-night-in type of movie. If these books were a movie you would understand the desire to keep reading until the very end, if not for the romance at least to admire the studs. LOL

Also, the books are no where near slow. Fast paced and packed, even a little quick for my taste. But I still enjoyed them. I enjoyed seeing the charcters progress along the stories. The writing style is different than West's but not in a bad way. I just preferred West's style. Don't get discouraged, I am just stating my peresonal opinion.

I would summarize these three books by saying that it’s about three Mexican brothers and their story of falling in love. Period. if I say anything more it’ll just spoil these books for you. There is a pattern though that you might feel at some point but don’t let it stop your reading. If you are again, SEEKING for cute and cheesy books this is for you. Just read and shut your realistic views and enjoy some love. Don't worry about the three boys being similar and that you would see some character repetition. NO. The boys are very different just similar in a sibling kind of way. Enjoy


As I did in my instagram with my mini review of these books, I will do the same here and mesh up the ratings. So the ratings for these six book will range between 3 - 4.5/5


The Strange Library

Posted by S.N on May 21, 2016 at 1:17 PM Comments comments (0)

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami




 

First and foremost I have to point out that this book cover should appeal to every book-lover out there. The design idea is very simple, yet very eye-catching. Now that is out of the way, the inside pages are even more amazing. I loved the incorporation of graphic with this short novel. It gave the story life, it backed up its every word and made it easy to feel a lot of emotions while reading its pages.

 

This book literally took no more than 15 minutes to finish. But I don’t know why I feel that it had much more to it. It felt like one of those good children’s book that had very strange things going on and you don’t get the whole idea of why these strange things are happening in the book; like feeling lost in its world and suddenly it ends without knowing why the strange things are mentioned in the story.

I strongly feel like it is one of those books with lots of symbolics that needed to be interpreted and found between the lines. It is a new kind of read for me, so I went through Goodreads to see what others thought of this book and what they have understood from it. So bellow are posts from Goodreads that shared my thoughts beautifully.


 

 

POST (1) by Rinda Elwakil

 

في عدد من الصفحات لا يتخطّي الثلاثين، يلخص موراكامي اسوأ كوابيس القراء و يضعها حيز التنفيذ

 

ماذا إن كان عشقك قاتِلك؟

ماذا إن فُرضت عليك القراءة فرضًا و صار إتقانك لما تقرأه سبيلًا لنجاتك؟

ماذا إن وجدت نفسك -بعد زيارة اعتيادية للمكتبة- مُحتجزًا تحت إمرة عجوز رهيب مختل يطلب منك أن تجيد قراءة ما بيدك و إلا ؟

 

 

القصة رمزية لا شك، مقبضةبعض الشئ

اثارت الخوف بأوصالي.

 

فقط ابعدوا تلك القصة عن الأطفال و من لا زالوا يتحسسون طرقهم في عالم القراءة، تحرّي أن يعرف أحد بمكانك عند ذهابك لمكتبة عامة، و إن وجدت عجوزًا عابسًا يطلب منك أن تصحبه إلي قاعة القراءة،

ف اطلق ساقيك للريح، اهرب ! :)


 

 

Basically she voices her thoughts of what she got out of the book, questions.

What if your passion is your killer”?

What if you are forced to read and how good you are at it is your only chance of survival?

What if you were in the boy’s shoes?

 

Exactly the right questions you would ask, because it applies on everything. And that is exactly why I felt this book to be symbolic.

And Also one of my very first question was, why did that happen to an innocent boy? Like it really makes you think that sometimes bad things happen for no reason, and you keep wondering why because you really did nothing to initiate it. Nothing but follow an innocent desire and you still end up shaken.

 

Anyway, I found another post which is going to be very long BUT it really sums up the whole book. It’ll give you a very VERY good idea about the book. And I must mention that it is going to be a spoiler post. It is up to you if you would like to continue.


 

POST (2) by s.penkevich

 

‘Why did something like this have to happen to me? All I did was go to the library to borrow some books.’

 

Haruki Murakami has a fascinating ability to break open the natural world and let loose all the magic that we hope and suspect is lurking right under the surface. The Strange Library is a cause for celebration in the Murakami ouveur, even just for the simple fact that its existence signals that the well-respected novelist has achieved a superstar status in the world of reading; even more worth celebrating as this status is not commonly held these days by an author with such literary chops and depth of heart. It is also satisfying to see the novel used as an art-form beyond the printed word as Chip Kidd has done here (this is nothing new or groundbreaking, such as B.S. Johnson's book-in-a-box The Unfortunates, but still refreshing). In an age of digital books it is relieving to see publishers producing a reason to go out and buy the physical copy, offering so much more than just the story for those who still enjoy the tangible paper. Though the book is merely a single short story¹—a story that works like a microcosm of all that is Murakami even if a bit watered-down—with a cover price just above a standard novel, it is a gorgeous work of art to support the content and proves that Murakami is enough of a household name to be able to release such an exciting collectors piece.

 

Flourishing under the art direction of Chip Kidd, the physical book itself is as whimsical as the story within and is truly something to take down from your shelf so you and your friends can marvel at it. The back cover folds over the top and bottom of the book, creating a slip-case like box out of the book itself, and each page corresponds to a full-color image that reflects the current actions of the story. These illustrations create a multi-media experience that drives the book along and returns the reader to their childhood of being just as drawn in by the pictures as the story. Plus the text is set in ‘Typewriter’, which is sure to tickle any fan. While the illustrations are fun, some are used multiple times and some of it left me desiring a little more. The effort is there, the result is beautiful, but somehow it seems like it could have been easily taken to higher heights.

 

‘Like a blind dolphin, the night of the new moon silently drew near’

 

The story itself is simple: a young boy gets locked in a library’s reading room by an evil librarian who will eat his brains if the boy cannot memorize three thick books on Ottoman tax collection. It is the type of plot you would find in a children’s book, and what I enjoyed most was the way the story seems to play on the irrational fears you have as an over-imaginative child, always wondering how even the most mundane events could suddenly break into a life-or-death fantasy full of heros and villans. This is what Murakami does best in his works, particularly Wind-Up Bird Chronicles. He allows the reader to have all the fun of a children’s book without sacrificing the literary merit or writing caliber. All the Murakami trademarks are within, from oversensitive and passive protagonists and the alluring and mysterious women who aid them, to labyrinths and parallel worlds. There is even an appearance by the Sheep Man from his early book A Wild Sheep Chase. Particularly intriguing is the girl he meets in the prison who ‘talks with her hands’, Murakami making something more magical than just meaning sign-language as the hands are described as bearing a distinct, audible voice and her dialogue is denoted by blue ink.

The sheep man has his world. I have mind. And you have yours,too...just because I don’t exist in the sheep man’s world, it doesn’t mean that I don’t exist at all.

With as simple of a discussion as that, Murakami lightly paints in parallel worlds and fantasy, keeping them vague enough to provoke the imagination and making them feel plausible in the world we live in.

 

Often, especially towards the beginning, the language feels a bit juvenile and flimsy, though it is key to remember that the narrator is a young teen. Murakami has done well to keep an authentic atmosphere with this style instead of being unable or unwilling to separate himself and his voice from his characters. The character of the narrator reflects many of Murakami's common motifs, especially the boy's passive nature. As the Sheep Man and the boy are both those who do what they are told, especially if doing so will earn them praise despite not actually agreeing with their actions, they have been led into the servitude and imprisonment of the evil librarian. However, they realize they deserve more than to be pushed around and the boy, Sheep Man and the mysterious girl unite with one another to escape and overthrow their oppressors. This all makes for a wonderful statement about not sitting silent under the authority of tyranny, finding your voice and forging your own way in the world even if it means overthrowing those above you. The epilogue-of-sorts that appears in small print on the final page is a devastating little paragraph that sinks the reader in melancholy yet reminds them of Murakami’s ultimate message: that it is through meaningful human interaction, friendship, love and bravery that we conquer the darkness of the world. We all must care for one another, like the narrator cares for his parakeet and his mother cares for him.

 

While the content of the book is a bit slim and reads more like a children’s novel, all the hallmarks of classic Murakami are within. This is not a book for everyone, mostly those already fascinated by the worlds of it’s author and I would not recommend it as a starting point for those wishing to take their first dip into Murakami's words. However, it is a book to hold and marvel, and if you allow yourself to, it sure is a hell of a lot of fun. This was the perfect companion for a day stuck in bed with a savage bout of flu, and for those needing a brief little smile of a book to brighten the day and return them to the emotions and actions that first connected them with loving books as a child, then this is a perfect choice.

3.5/5

 

¹ Apparently The Strange Library is occasionally categorized as Children's Literature (that you to Praj for the insight!). While reading the book, I was under the impression Library published solo with Kidd's artistry as an excuse to put it out without need of a full-fledged short story collection. While the story would have felt at home between the covers of The Elephant Vanishes, it also works quite well as a children's novel. This would account for the slender standard Murakami themes, and also why this book is general devoid of the sex scenes and sexuality that is usually present within his work, as well as the more novel-like plot complete with problem and climax as opposed to a slice-of-life short story structure.

 

 

 

 My rating would be 3.8/5

A Kiss In Time

Posted by S.N on May 21, 2016 at 1:07 PM Comments comments (0)

A Kiss In Time by Alex Flinn


 

 

 

I’ve been quite obsessed with retellings lately. I had this book since four months ago with at least half a dozen others by a good friend’s recommendation. I’ll have to tell you more about her later and the bunch of books she recommended.

 

I believe that I’ve finally reached the phase where I am getting out of my reading slump -which is good- and the past few readings where the first stages of getting out of it. A Kiss in Time was what I needed to crack that block and be completely free of that horrid-lazy-to-read zone.

 

A Kiss In Time is one of those books that makes it hard for me to explain. I don’t know how to review this book without spoiling it. I could get away with not telling the story but not with what it consists of.

 

This book should be a cool surprise for those who like reading retelling books, cute retelling books, the kind that has the Disney mood all over it. So if you think that this is your type of book then stop reading right about now.

 

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And for those who still need more convincing, a general idea on how the retelling is going to take its course in this book then keep reading this post.

I am definitely going to make this a one brief post, so you might have to make do with what I am going to say about this book.

 If you are one of those readers that criticize the book sentence by sentence and let your realistic view of life interfere with the atmosphere of this book, then this book is definitely not for you. The writing style of Alex is simple and very lovely, easy to follow through her stories. She doesn’t take long to get her ideas across and that has a lot to do with how fast-paced this book was. I love how she made this huge collage of old and new, past and present, magic and technology, history and modern age all in a single book. The transition in time was very smooth and very exciting. The difference between every two opposites in this book were laid clearly for observation and humor. The romance was as cute as the characters themselves. True some minds would be skeptic at how this book started, but if you are Disney-mind-operated then you would understand that it will eventually be very clear at the very end of the book why it started that way. The reason for that starts with the letter D, the word is for you to figure out.

 

I hope I helped enough for you decide what to do with this book.

 

I rate A Kiss In Time 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Midnight

Posted by S.N on April 22, 2016 at 10:27 AM Comments comments (0)


YAAAAASSSSSS, a book by Cassandra Clare. "This is going to be a one brief post".

 

I need to address the fact that I had this pre-ordered and signed by the author [signed and stamped], so guess how happy I am? Beyond happy screaming. I love Cassandra Clare; you would know that if you have read my previous post about the Shadow hunter series (TMI & TID). If not, read it, please.

 

Of course this book was highly anticipated by moi; I was going through so much that caused me a major reading slump, but when the package arrived I gave this book its deserved attention -along with another book Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard but that will obviously be talked about in a different post.

 

I have to say this before I continue with my review: ----> All books deserve some sort of attention, but you can have your favorites among them where you share some of your extra special attention, and Lady Midnight was one of them. Hence, I've read it during my most chaotic period in life.

 

The characters in this book were previously mentioned in TMI, specifically City of Heavenly Fire. I loved them then and I am in love with them now even more. Cassandra has her super power ways of letting you get attached to the characters. and I was hooked with this family. They feel real to me with everything that is going on with them. I was so afraid because this book has a sequel, and by reading it there is a chance that I won’t get a good ending because I have to wait for the second book to come out- like putting us through a solid killing sort of a cliffhanger ending. But no, this book really had all its elements, (1) enjoyed it while reading, (2) plot twists, (3) pleasant ending and (4) an ending where you need to have to read the second book. So yeah, that is all what I can say about this book. I don’t want to spoil this for anybody. Read, read , read it.



I give this book 4/5

 

 

 

Throne of Glass Series

Posted by S.N on April 21, 2016 at 4:27 PM Comments comments (0)


No Spoilers


This series consists of 6 books, the release of the fifth installment is expected to be released this september 2016, and the sixth would probably be next year 2017. This post will be updated sometime soon.

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Book One: Throne of Glass

Major Confusion with the protagonist Celaena Sardothien. So much was implied that she was brutal, smart and unforgiving. and yes it showed but at the same time she was goofy and even girly?! I was very conflicted with her, but then it made her very interesting. And the more you read the more you get to understand her, everything will click in its place, all you have to do is keep reading, and enjoy wondering about her personality.

But if you have started with The Assassin's blade you would’ve understood her far better than starting off with Throne of Glass –which I would personally recommend. I didn't start with reading the novella until I have finished reading Heir of Fire. -if you do not like spoilers, start reading The Assassin’s Blade.

So that is why I was confused with her – even though I enjoyed the fact I was trying to figure her out-, I understood her a lot better as I went on reading. I loved her character so much that if I get to choose to live and be a character from a book I would not hesitate to be Celeana Sardothien minus her some heart breaking events because I can't I am too weak to handle such things, even though her experiences are what have honed her personality and the very core of her character. Discussing the book further will spoil so much. I wish I would do a discussion of this and talk about every detail of it but I can’t- maybe a different post? Because I want those who seek to know if this series are worth their time or not to find this post encouraging to do so. So All I can say is please read this series and bear whatever boredom you think that you feel because you are going to love this book- I guarantee it. Plus, I need to mention that after I have read Heir of Fire and The Assassin’s Blade, I went ahead and reread Throne of Glass, and enjoyed every bit of its words. I remember when I first read Throne of Glass I was thinking it wouldn’t be as good as The Mortal Instruments series, but no I found one, and Throne of Glass series is a definite match.


3.5/5

 

Book Two: Crown of Midnight

The book started slow, good but slow, but then it started to pick up its pace from the middle until the very end of it. Events started to suddenly roll one after another, unfolding very interesting information, and facts finally clearly stated. True it was hinted all over the place, but when it was finally stated clearly it felt good to read it not like, Oh-I- saw-it- coming-boring-what-else. Try to bear with me, this is my way of not spoiling XP.

I did the mistake of reading more than 10 books after finally documenting my thoughts about Crown of Midnight. Because I am sure I should be saying more. But the bottom line I remember when I finished this book I thought it was so GOOD.


3.75/5

 

Book three: Heir of Fire

It started beautifully, but what annoyed me a bit was the extra characters having their own chapters, which made it slow FOR ME. Because I was very interested with Celeana's events that I didn't want any interruption. It felt like I was going through time-travelling-intermission to see what other characters are doing whom- at the moment-  didn’t care about, but obviously I do know these other events and characters play some vital role somewhere in the future events of the book. But it was kind of frustrating for me because I was like: yeah what’s next with Celaena, and then, the next chapter is not about Celaena but another character. So basically this is a very personal opinion/preference of reading that has nothing to do with how good the book is written. 


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And because of my personal opinion. I know that I didn't give the book its proper attention. so I reread the first 12 chapters of the book -because I typed my first opinion once I reached that chapter- and I take back everything that I have said. Every single chapter was worth my time. The characters I didn't care to know about, now I cared so much to know what would happen to them and what their next step is going to be. Each chapter said something valuable and they were not boring me at all. The extra characters were brilliant, a very brilliant tactic or something by Sarah. All I was thinking was how they would play out eventually. I kept having theories and anticipating certain ideas and reading page after page just to know what will happen, my mind was racing and I love when that happens, it makes me feel alive, edgy while reading and very much living the book's world- which is the essence and pure beauty of reading.


Sarah J. Mass did a wonderful work progressing her stories starting from her first book. I loved how it keeps topping the book before, how every book gets better and livelier.

 

4.75/5 

Reunion At Walnut Cherryville (Eternal Feud, #1)

Posted by S.N on February 22, 2016 at 12:17 AM Comments comments (0)


ALERT: Content includes a spoiler


I was part of the few that received an online copy of this book for a review. and I wanted to share my opinion here as well.

I have to mention the fact that I am still reading this book, so obviously there are a lot more to say later on. but I wanted to write a review about the book so far. I read until chapter 21. and I am stopping here, because I think it will start a different phase, so I am not stopping in the middle of something grave. 

So far I don’t know where I stand with this book. I feel like it is missing so much action. There are so many information that does help to understand the characters, but it is like more kind of a talk rather than a series of thrilling events that makes it a smooth read. it started ok but then I felt like this book as it goes on started to take a slow and long turn. it’s like I wanted to read faster to get to a page where I can feel the story but haven't reached it, except when Collins was sent to the Chair Trials –a little emotion I felt at that moment.


Until chapter 21, the characters have nothing in common except that they go to the same school and was abducted from it and sent to a deserted unknown factory to work under a set of strict rules. As the story goes on the author has a pattern of repeating the notion that they are different, see things differently and want different things. After their escape the main 4 characters go to their separate ways to continue with their life. and so far, it only shows how differently they lived and got caught again by the people from the Walnut Cherryville. so basically it goes down to being abducted, plan the escape, escaped, then got caught. throughout this series of events the book was not exciting. It was missing a lot. the whole idea of the book is good, but cool twists would’ve made the story even better. It lacked the thrilling details and again the crazy unexpected twists. The chair Trials was the closest thing to a thriller feel. I hope when I get to the end of this book, the direction of the storyline would change drastically or be more lively and enticing. 



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Back again where I left off, things got really exciting, thrilling and confusing until I got bored with the writing style where the author keeps jumping back and forth between the past and the present retelling stories related to the characters. And when I mentioned that I wanted the storyline to change drastically, IT DID! But the jumping back and forth in time retelling old stories killed it for me. I stopped reading this book. And I don’t know if I am willing to continue reading it anytime in the near future.



I rate this book 1.5/5

TMI and TID, A Shadow Hunters Novel

Posted by S.N on February 1, 2016 at 11:57 PM Comments comments (0)

The Mortal Instruments

& The Infernal Devices !!!


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*images are from the internet



Hello dear friends

I am starting my first blog post with one of my favorite series ever. The Shadow Hunters Novel by Cassandra Clare, so far there are two complete series out in the market regarding this novel and others soon to come, but for now will focus on TMI and TID:

1-The Mortal Instruments

http://shadowhunters.com/shadowhunters-novels/the-mortal-instruments/


2-The Infernal Devices

http://shadowhunters.com/shadowhunters-novels/the-infernal-devices/


I have placed the links for you to check them out, go ahead and read the synopsis of both series and see if it is a world you would like to live in. The reason I share the links instead of telling you what the books are about -even though I can easily copy and paste a little info about it and save you time surfing the site- is because it is very hard for me to talk about a book/series and what they are about without having spoilers lurking around my sentences.

But what I can tell and share with you here is how I read it and the fact that I love the Shadow Hunters Novel.


HOW I READ THE NOVEL:

I learned about this series from fellow members of a local Book Club in Kuwait "Book Therapy", and those particular members were raving so much about it, they got me intrigued enough to buy the first two books of the Mortal Instruments. So once I started reading the first book and got somewhere in the middle of it, I raced and bought the whole novel available before they get out of stock -local bookstore issues. That is how good it was and still is for me.

For a first book, where it is mostly about building worlds, placing characters and forming the concept it was enough to grab my attention and not bore me of its details. I was able to understand the world and live it while the story evolves. And book one is not even my favorite. Book 3 City of Glass and Book 6 City of Heavenly Fire are LIFE. So if I raced because of book 1 City of Bones then you do the math with how brilliant the rest of the series are.

One of the book club members told me how to start reading the books so I could get the whole experience of it. I took the advice, and I am so grateful to that person. I started with The Mortal Instruments first three books City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass, then I continued with the prequel series which is The Infernal Devices, starting with Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and finally Clockwork Princess. After that, I returned to The Mortal Instruments and continued with City of Fallen Angels, then City of Lost Souls and lastly City of Heavenly Fire.

The reason is, TID is the prequel series of TMI. But you could start with the first three books of TMI and then TID, because the events in TID has a lot to do with the last 3 books of TMI. Reading it the way I did, will help you understand more about the characters in the last 3 books of TMI, you would have a better and fresh memory of TID characters while reading the rest of TMI. I don't know if I made sense. I hope I helped a little, or maybe I confused you even more XD. 


To break it down again, I read it this way:

1-City of Bones

2-City of Ashes

3-City of Glass

4-Clockwork Angel (prequel)

5-Clockwork Prince (prequel)

6- Clockwork Princess (prequel) [I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH]

7-City of Fallen Angels

8-City of Lost Souls

9-City of Heavenly Fire


I LOVE THE SHADOW HUNTERS NOVEL

Book series by Cassandra Clare , are probably going to be my life time favorite series. Nine books makes you think why drag the story so much and keep it longer than most good trilogy series. And I am one of those people who gets discouraged knowing there are many more sequels to read to reach a satisfactory ending. But never did I think that I would seek passionately for more sequels and even prequels until I have reached the very end of the Mortal Instruments looking for more pages to read, devastated because I wasn't ready to part with the novel. I wanted more information, more stories about the characters, I just wanted more, it is like falling in-love with someone and wanting to know more about them, and never getting sick while learning more. For me it is a series that makes me want to say more and more all over again. I love Cassandra Clare for creating this brilliant world of shadow hunters, warlocks, werewolves, vampires, fairies and demons all wrapped up in a book that is so easy to follow through their characteristics, differences and specialties. I cannot say more about this series other than, if you have not read it yet, READ IT. And if you have read it and liked it HIGH FIVE and comment bellow. 


Yours Truly,

SN

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