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Top Ten: Books on my Summer TBR List

Top Ten: Books on my Summer TBR List

Holy Crow, there are soo many amazing books coming out this summer that I just had to spread the love/proselytize their greatness! Series Closers! Assassins! Supernatural Creatures! Mystery! Oh my! Cassandra Clare (along with Kristin Cashore) was pretty much my ‘gateway drug’author to YA, thus it’s with baited breath that I reunite with the ole shadowhunter/downworlder … Continue reading

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

I picked up Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr after a recommendation from a friend who seems to have read practically everything. She thought I would like the supernatural elements with a dark, contemporary twist, telling me it was hard to put down, so when I found a signed, tattered copy in Powell’s for $4 I … Continue reading

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

After a short break reading other books and spending time in distant literary lands, I’m back in the world of shadowhunters with the 5th installment in Cassandra Clare’s City of Lost Souls. I’ve voraciously devoured Clare’s 7 books over the last 6 months, but I unfortunately just discovered that the next one isn’t due out … Continue reading

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Before I started Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels, I was still running off a high from the last installment, City of Glass and I’ll be honest, I was slightly nervous about how Clare would manage to move the story forward after such climactic events. The beginning of this book is indeed a little slower … Continue reading

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Almost as legend as the magnificent graphic novels, comic books and fiction that graces its shelves, Forbidden Planet is a shelter for fantasy and sci-fi nerds located in New York City. Settled on the corner of 13th and Broadway a stone’s throw away from Union Square and tantalizingly close to the Strand (NYC’s behemoth independently … Continue reading

City of Glass

City of Glass

After a brief hiatus, upon reentering the world of shadowhunters I expected the story to progress intriguingly, yet rather slowly, around the same pace it had in the previous installments (City of Bones and City of Ashes), lingering on the intimate interactions between the lead characters while building the tension in the secrets of the … Continue reading

City of Ashes

City of Ashes

City of Ashes picks up right where City of Bones left off. Clary is reeling from recent revelations and we get a sense that her life is about to get even more complicated. This story fits so seemlessly into City of Bones that it’s difficult to remember where one left off and the other begins. … Continue reading

City of Bones

City of Bones

It’s been intriguing jumping in to City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series after reading Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Angel. I was already acquainted with the world of shadowhunters, albeit in another era and place: Victorian England. City of Bones takes place in modern day New York City, and while at … Continue reading