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City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes  - Cassandra Clare

This series is just ok, to me. I think I'm having trouble connecting to this story because I don't feel anything for the characters. I just don't like any of them.

I will really try to continue on with the series, but it's frustrating that I'm just not getting the same feel for it that so many others seem to have got.

The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley

The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window - Kirsty Moseley

I loved this story a lot more than I was expecting to. There was never a dull moment and the characters were great. Liam and Jake are so adorable.

Sure, I found myself rolling my eyes sometimes at Amber's lack of self confidence and silly decisions at times, but I can forgive the girl. She'd been through a lot and she was only 16 years old. She was flawed, but it didn't spoil the story for me.

 

I loved the development of the characters. I loved that there was a real back story explaining why Liam loved Amber so much, instead of the approach of so many other New Adult genre books, where the guy meets the girl and instantly he can't live without her.

This story had a lot of heart. Great read.

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10 Book Related Things Each Book Lover Should Have

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Want to buy book lover a gift? Book is an obvious solution. Why don't you try something different? And if you like it, make it yourself, for you and your bookish friends ;-) 

 

1. Armchair, a special one. All you need to do is to sit and read.

 

 

2. Books Mug, can by any book themed, including banned books. 

 

 

3. A Pillow, all about books of course. 

 

 

4. Bookshelf on the wall. Not wooden or any other. New trend is here - you can paint your personalized shelf!

 

 

5. Book Ends - of any shape. Need to be funny and eye catching ;-)

 

 

 

6. Tissues. Necessary while reading dystopian, romance, ya, msytery ...

 

 

 

7. Make yourself bookish stairs! 

 

 

 

8. Book purse for books. 

 

 

 

9. Shakespeare Pill Box - for literary hypochondriacs. 

 

 

10. "In the Library" Perfume - yes, the scent of books in perfume bottle.

 

 

Source: http://www.bustle.com/articles/3764-10-book-related-things-to-spice-up-your-lit-themed-life

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

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1. When someone asks you what your favorite book is and expects you to pick just one.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

2. When someone interrupts your reading.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

Because, really, a book is basically a Do Not Disturb sign.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

3. When the movie version of a book gets everything wrong.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

4. And completely ruins your mental images of characters.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

5. When someone you like tells you they don’t like to read.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

6. When you forget to eat or sleep because a book is so good.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

7. When your favorite character dies.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

And you pretend they’re still alive but it’s just not the same.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

8. When a book you love gets a harsh review.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

9. When an author stops writing mid-series.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

10. When someone spoils the ending of a book.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

Or worse, the ending of an entire series.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

11. When you walk into a bookstore.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

12. When you lend someone a book and get it back in terrible condition.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

13. Or never get it back at all.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

14. When you finish a book and have to wait a year for the sequel.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

15. When a book makes you cry hysterically in public and everyone thinks you’re crazy.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

16. When no one gets your obscure literary reference.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

17. When someone says you read too much.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

Because you know there’s no such thing as too many books.

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand
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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones  - Cassandra Clare
I have mixed feelings for this book. It started out pretty interesting, but then I just wasn't buying the fact that Clary so matter-of-factly accepted this paranormal world of Shadowhunters and Demons. If it were me, I'd be pretty bloody freaked out!
 
The pacing was a bit slow at times. I was kind of bored and my mind was wandering, but then there would be some action that kind of came out of nowhere. Then it just kind of plodded along again.
 
I didn't really like Jace or Isabelle, much. In fact, the overall character development was a bit weak.
There were definite parts where I was getting into the story, but it was few and far between.
 
I was going to rate it 3 stars, but then the reveal towards the end was a bit of a shock to me and has got me all intrigued for City of Ashes, so I bumped it up by half a star.
I have a feeling I might enjoy the movie more because it'll be much more fast paced.

 

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings
This was a simple plot with a really candid, well written story, with quick witted dialogue that showed just the right amount of sadness, humour, and family disfunction, all wrapped up into one heart warming story.
Great read. I hope the movie does it justice.