March Wrap-up

Last month I ended up finishing 5 books.

-The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

-City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

-City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

-Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

-Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Out of these books Red Queen was definitely my highlight. It was gripping and had me up till 1:30am. The storyline was well thought out and it was a new idea that I hadn’t read before. What really made this book amazing was the plot twist at the end, I didn’t see it coming at all! Until the character actually said it I was thinking something completely different which was a nice change.

City of bones was amazing and has started me on a slight obsession with Shadow hunters.. I have now finished the first 3 and have the next 2 sitting on my shelf. City of Ashes wasn’t as good as the first book but was still a great read and left me really shipping the main two characters.

Spirit bound and The 5th wave were still good but shadowed by the other books, I had started Spirit Bound sometime last year so wasn’t to sure what had actually happened in the book but i was determined to finish the last 100 pages and it was reasonably good, and I already did a review on The 5th Wave which was also enjoyable.

Thanks for reading 🙂

City of Bones By Cassandra Clare

City of Bones
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Why did I wait so long to read this!?! This book kept me reading for 9-10 hours straight. I decided to read all through the night and I am now facing the consequences of that decision. This book was so addicting to read and Clary and Jace, who wouldn’t ship those two?? I’m still processing what I just read, although i’m finding it hard to think as it’s 9:00am and I have now been awake for more then 24 hours. This book just got to me, and I was so annoyed that someone had ruined the plot twist at the end and also that I know what happens with Clary and Jace at the end.  I have had this book on my shelf for over a year for some insane I never picked it up!

The main character Clary (15 ) comes home to find that her mother has been kidnapped, and with this horrible event she discovers a whole new world that had been hidden from her since she was born. With this secret comes intense danger, her best friend Simon is a mundane unlike her, Jace, Isabelle and Alec, who are all shadow hunters (Part Angel). The Shadow Hunters were created to hunt down Demons and keep piece between their world and the down worlders. And of course Clary has to have a love interest, and that is Jace. I can’t even describe Jace well enough. He is perfect and I will happily swap with Clary anytime. Though maybe not at the end… Cassandra Clare has created this amazing new world and her writing is ennoble to read as well. I am so glad that I already have the 2nd book (City of Ashes). During the novel Simon is put into danger so many times by The Clave but still stays with her, what an awesome friend! I’m also leaning towards Sizzy/Simabelle. I guessI shall soon see as I continue reading this amazing world.

4/5 stars on Goodreads.

The 5th Wave By Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave

17415470Where should I start? It was amazing. Hooking you in from the start and then continues to keep you intrigued. The chilling story that is told from the POV’s of 4 children between the ages of 5-18, Cassie, Zombie, Evan and Sam. This YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi novel is set in modern times where an alien invasion is taking place, I know what you are thinking. Aliens? that sounds weird. I will admit that when I was first told about this book I wasn’t that keen on reading it, but then I read the creepy blurb on the back.

The 1st wave took out half a million people.

The 2nd wave put that number to shame.

The 3rd wave lasted a little longer, twelve weeks…Four billion dead.

In the 4th wave, you can’t trust that people are still people.

And the 5th wave? No one knows. But its coming

I mean doesn’t that draw you in? And the fact that the main characters are around my age just made it that much better. This book got me questioning what I would do in these situations and unfortunately I think I would have died in the first 3 waves, but not everyone can survive. I heard it was being made into a movie when I was around 3/4 of the way through which made me sad as this series will be a trilogy, and we all know that means the last book being split into two parts. It’s a trilogy for a reason. The one down side I found whilst reading this book was that I could see the plot twists coming which wasn’t great.I loved the characters and Cassie is a great female character, especially if you look at her at the end of the book rather than the beginning, the only downside of this character, like most female characters is the love interest. Can we get one YA book where the girl doesn’t get betrayed or heartbroken and lose herself in the process? Overall I gave this a 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads and I did go and buy the second book about two hours after I finished this one.

The Ultimate Book Tag (not mine)

Hi, so I really wanted to start a blog about books because of how much I love reading. so to start off here is a book tag. 🙂

1. Do you get sick reading in the car?

Yes. and I hate it! i lose so much time reading because of this, but it doesn’t stop me reading on the bus and feeling sick in class for the rest of the day.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

I really enjoy reading Cat Patrick, Rick Riordan and J.K.Rowling.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter of course!! I mean magic for one thing, no major live triangle that takes over the whole series and all the amazing female characters.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?

No, but my school bag always has at least one novel in it (maybe 2).

5. Do you smell your books?

YES! who doesn’t? is it just me? In my defence they smell nice and it’s better than drugs.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?

Only illustrations on chapter titles, other wise I get a bit distracted by the art.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)

I really enjoyed the pretty little liars series when I first read them a few years back, but now I see that they just dragged on and the later ones just weren’t as interesting.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? 

I don’t think I do.

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

Animal Farm by George Orwell.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Either the Order of the Phoenix or A Game of Thrones.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I like writing but I’m not great at it, I might just stick with reading I don’t have enough time to do that anyway.

12. When did you get into reading?

When I was 7 or 8 once I learned how to read thats all I ever did. Harry Potter really got me into reading closely followed by His Dark Materials.

13. What is your favorite classic book?

I haven’t read any classic books I don’t think, which is really bad but I read Greek mythology if that counts..

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?

I’m still in school and English is one of my better subjects, my worst being math. I seem to be one of the only people in my class who actually reads novels

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?

Smile and thank them, hopefully there is a return receipt, otherwise sell it.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

I guess the Mara Dyer trilogy, I haven’t met anyone else that has read them.

17. What is your favorite word?

I like the word whilst and Shan’t.

18. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

I usually would call myself a nerd or a Geek.

19. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires. I mean they are pretty awesome.

20. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Shapeshifter. I have always wanted to be one.

21. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Werewolves. You are practically a animagus.

22. Zombies or Vampires?

Vampires again. I don’t think zombies read that much.

23. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Love triangles are the most frustrating things in books. I will always go for forbidden love, unless it’s stupid like the characters have known each other for a day. It needs to be a logical forbidden love.

24. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action packed. I love my love scenes but I need some fighting in there as well. A full on romance book is no fun to read.

Thank you for reading. answer the questions yourself.

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