Book Review: “City of Bones”

Hello dear reader,

Today I have an awesome review for you. I read the first book in the Mortal Instruments series and I have to say that it was amazing!!!

Here is the summary:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

I feel really bad for seeing the movie before reading the book. While I was reading, I was constantly comparing it to what I remembered from the movie. Obviously, that wasn’t the best thing to do but I couldn’t stop.

The book is very good and I figured that the movie was poorly adapted. From what I can remember the movie ending is 100% different from the book. And that is pretty sad because this is a great series and I am pretty bummed that they changed so much of the story.

The characters are very well built and they suck you in the story very fast. Also, the premise is original and very thrilling. Because of the changes made in the movie, I was always on the edge of my seat when I read the book.

I bought my book for Christmas last year, but I only read it now, and I feel bad for not starting it sooner. It is definitely an amazing read. Cassandra Clare writes beautifully and her characters are full of mystery and will make you love them. This is definitely a series with great potential and I am happy to have started it.

I just have to give it four stars out of five because for me the book had a very slow start. However, I recommend this to everyone, I honestly don’t know how someone won’t like it. So, in conclusion I am sure that you will love it!!!

Until next time, read a lot,

Lexi xoxox!

Book review: “Quintessentially Q”

1174543_1406739366210223_1318539032_nQuintessentially Q written by Pepper Winters is the sequel of Tears of Tess and is part of the Monsters in the Dark series. In this sequel,we get to take a peek into Tess’s mind as well as Q’s.

Tess and Q couldn’t be more happy together.They finally could let themselves go in their throes of passion. How long will their happiness last? When will Q finally appreciate Tess the way she deserves and realize what he is about to lose?

When I read Tears of Tess this summer, I thought it would be the darkest book I will ever read, but I was wrong. Quintessentially Q is so much darker, and has so much more angst that I had to take breaks from reading from time to time.

Tess loves Q with all her heart, and tries to make him love her back. But while she thinks she is in a paradise with Q, someone is plotting to hurt them both. The struggles and battles Tess goes through are most impressive and my heart went out to her every time she was in pain, mental or physical.

Q had a huuuugee character development in my opinion.He still shows his defining power and wealth. Whilst I had little affection towards Q in the first book, in the second, I grew to love and respect him. *sigh* I wish he were real. Honestly, I felt worse for Q than I did for Tess. Tess represents a strong personality, but I think that Q hides in his darkness because he is not as strong as she it. And I honestly think that Q would be easier to bring down. So, I had my heart clenching every time Q would suffer or go through something bad…it really was a development from him and me as well.

Also, the way Pepper Winters describes everything to the smallest detail, makes my heart leap with joy. I love how she concentrates on diverse actions and emotions, but manages to describe them all so well.

The book covers are marvelous and definitely have two thumbs up from me. They are elegant and very sophisticated, making you want to read it after you have only seen the cover.

When I first read the blurb for Tears of Tess, I was very apprehensive about it because I did not like extra-angsty books. With this series, I’ve come to love it and I am super happy that I got to start reading the genre after reading ToT and QQ.For me, this book is definitely a masterpiece. I am so happy to have had the possibility of reading it!

After finishing QQ I thought that that was it,that their story ended and I was preparing myself to let the characters go,like i always do, but I screamed bloody murder when I found out that the series Monsters in the Dark  will continue with a third book. And I honestly can not wait to have my heart hurting for their suffering again and to read once again the peacefulness of its ending…well I hope it will be peaceful *evil grin*.

The series Monsters in the Dark that contains two volumes until now: Tears of Tess and Quintessentially Q and will continue with Twisted Together that is coming out in the early 2014. Everyone that loves very dark and twisted stories, that have tortured characters and make your heart beat out of your chest while reading them, has to have this series in their collection. I thoroughly recommend this series to anyone that loves these kinds of things and not only.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Let me know what you think of this book if you’ve read it!

Until next time,

Lexi xxxxx. 🙂