Monday, June 29, 2015

Books, Books, & More!

I wanted to share some books I would love to read and also while sharing to others these amazing books! I haven't read these books yet, so I hope these will be really good reads for me and you guys who will take these suggestions :)

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the center of

those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

Grave Mercy

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
Bad Romeo

When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan's romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.

Cast as romantic leads once again, they're forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they'll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks

Beautiful Disaster

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
A Thousand Pieces of You

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

The Raven Boys

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

Well, these are the books I'm gonna plan to read throughout this year and next year cause I had just recently went to the library and gone home with like 6 books that I have yet to have read xD So these are what I guess I can consider books that will be added onto my long long list of books to be read now. If anybody has read any of these books feel free to comment about them but please don't include any spoilers! 
*All of these summaries are from Goodreads*

Until next time, Cindy :)

The Clockwork Angel Review

The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series. 
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them... 

Honestly the Infernal Devices is one of my favorite series ever, it's only second to The Maximum Ride Series and The Beautiful Creatures Series! :D Back to the book, I really liked how Cassandra Clare had portrayed the characters and their feelings in the book. I mean between Will and Tessa's witty conversations and the heartbreaking sickness that Jem has, and it really amazes me how she can make her readers feel so attached to the characters so fast. I also love that Tessa and Will are book lovers! xD

Another thing abut the book, is it's poetry. I mean if you take the chance to read them you'll notice that the poetry is really beautiful. Plus as you read them, you'll realize how beautifully the poems are incorporated into the chapters too. The Clockwork Angel is also really eye catching with it's book cover alone, and I have to say honestly it was one of the reasons that I was attracted to the series .-. Don't judge. >.< Though it was partially the cover, I had really loved the plot of the book to. I have to say this is a double threat book, I mean it has a great plot and a gorgeous cover!

Even though it kills me to be negative about books, I guess it is the time to point out some things about this book. X_X The only annoying part of this book to me was even though I love him, Will Herondale... I mean yeah let's face it he can be very snarky, and mean but there's a line you shouldn't cross and he did it. His personality sometimes is also a bit overbearing, though gotta say it's one that also will make you laugh out loud while reading his remarks. I mean sometimes I really want Will to just stop trying to ignore that he likes Tessa in the book =.= Like I'm heading into an spoiler area so I'm just gonna stop myself here but sometimes Will is like this. The other image also describes him so much, *any anime lovers out there? :o*

So 4/5 is what my final score for this book would be, this is a definitely must read book in my library! :) Though my analyzing skills may not be that good right now, I really hope I'll get better as I continue reviewing!

Until next time, Cindy :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

*Not A Review* The Infernal Devices Ramblings & A little bit of The Mortal Instruments

How can I start to write anything about the awesomeness of this series! Dx When I still can't get over it: *do not highlight unless you have read the whole series of The Infernal Devices* Wills death, and Jem becoming a Silent Brother Dx It as so tear jerking! I feel for Tessa though cause she is immortal which mean she has to watch all her love ones die just like Magnus.
I loved Will so much, his sarcastic and witty nature always made me laugh and it really makes me wish I could re-read the series again for the first time. :'(  ← #1 Book worm problem for me. Me saying this is a huge deal cause it takes a lot for me to want to re-read a book again. *of course thought, their is the occasional times I forget what the book is about and want to read it again*
This is what is so sad about the ending of the series :'( It really got me in the feels, if you guys who read the entire series or have read the bonus story: Magnus' Vow, know what I mean. They don't really incorporate this quote, but the meaning behind the quote is quite sad and it's a reminder to Tessa cause Will had once said this to her too. The love triangle in the book series too is both really heartbreaking and surprising. Jem, Tessa, and Will... they will always be my favorite book trio ever. Though a lot of people say the New York Institute I wanna go to the London Institute if it were real, ♥_♥ cause who doesn't want to meet Will? I'm so sorry to those who like Jace but I love Will better than Jace. X_X

By the way have you guys heard about The Mortal Instruments TV show that will be coming out in 2016? I gotta say I honestly wasn't a really big fan of the movie, so I really hope the tv show will be better. Okay so I'll leave off with this from Will Herondale xD

Until next time, Cindy :)

*Test Blog*

Hey, I'm starting this blog as a test blog for now since this is my first time trying a book blog. It's actually pretty exciting starting a blog, so please support me on this! :D I'll probably start reviewing books really soon! So here are some books I will review soon:

I would also like to thank, Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf for her tips on how to start a book blog! :)  Until next time, xoxo Cindy.