City Of Bones – Review

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 Blurb 

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murdermuch 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 nothingnot even a smear of bloodto 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. . . . Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Review 

I don’t know where to start, just wow. This book was a slow book for me, but I was indulged in every minute of it, and enjoyed all of it. The world created by Cassandra Clare’s mind is pure perfection and really grips you and holds you in. At first, it takes awhile to adjust to the world, and understand the ways of the people, but this book really is amazing. City Of Bones is the first book in “The Mortal Instruments” which contains 5 books and owns a corresponding series about the Shadowhunter world in the past. The main viewpoint for this book is 15 year-old Clarissa Fray and the story is about her discovering her hidden past and finding who she truly is. This books puts a unique spin on fairy-tale characters including, demons, werewolves and even vampires. I really don’t want to ruin this series for you with spoilers but it will leave you eyes bulged with the plot twists that you will not see coming! The only negative comment I have on this book, is that I found I got confused a little with all the information that wasn’t put into detail on the world.

Other than that, I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend this series written by Cassandra Clare, id you are struggling to get through this book and decide to not read the second, shame on you! I beg for you to read the second book, as you will get used to the world and find it much easier to read!

If you would like to see more from Cassandra… 

Her Website: http://www.cassandraclare.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cassieclare 

Tumblr: http://cassandraclare.tumblr.com/

I rate this book (out of five): 

★★★★★

– A.

The Lightning Thief (PJO) – Review

 Blurb  

The gods of Olympus are alive in the 21st Century.  They still fall in love with mortals and have children who might become great heroes, but most of these children meet horrible fates at the hands of monsters by the age of twelve.  Only a few learn the truth of their identity and make it to Half Blood Hill, a Long Island summer camp dedicated to training young demigods.  Such is the revelation that launches young Percy Jackson on a quest to help his real father, Poseidon, avert a war among the gods.

With the help of Grover the satyr and Annabeth the daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt.  Along the way, they face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop them.  Most of all, Percy must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

Review   

I really enjoyed this book. I’d always be the first one to hate when people be sexist, but I thought that the book would come off as to ‘boyish’ since it was written in the viewpoint of 12-year-old male, Percy Jackson. The story really gripped me straight away, and the first page hooked me, with it’s quirkiness. If you have not read the book, I highly recommend it! I have been told countless times to read this series, but I never really thought of picking it up. I really like the original hard-cover copies, but there are newer versions. Rick Riordan has not only written the PJO series, that consists of 7 books but also wrote another series called the ‘The Hero’s Of Olympus’ that includes the characters of PJO. I have yet to read the next book in this series, but plan to very soon.

Percy is a troubled child at the start of the book, and later it is explained that he suffers from ADHD and dyslexia, which comes in use for his fights in the books. Percy, who has been expelled from numerous (six) schools, the latest being Yancy Academy and during a school field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan New York City, his pre-algebra teacher, Mrs. Dodds, attacks Percy, revealing that she is one of the three Furies. Percy’s stepfather, Gabe Ugliano, a man whose smell is very repulsive, mistreats both Percy and Percy’s mother, Sally. To get away from Gabe, Sally takes Percy on a trip to Montauk in Long Island for a three-day vacation. Percy’s true calling comes at this trip away and there’s only one thing Percy and his mother can do, take him to Half Blood Camp. Half Blood Camp, is where Percy finds his true self, and slowly finds that he is the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea.

This book puts a different spin on Greek Mythology and I really enjoyed it. I highly recomend it, and I will put up a review of the second book as soon as I can. To check out what I’m currently reading, there will be a page up so you can keep up to date with what I’m reading! 🙂

If you would like to hear more from Rick… 

His website: http://www.rickriordan.com/home.aspx 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/camphalfblood

I rate this book (out of five): 

★★★ and 1 half

A.

Divergent – Review

Blurb

In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior’s world, society is divided into five factions – Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) – each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives.

On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris, rejects her family’s group, and chooses another faction. After surviving a brutal initiation, Tris finds romance with a super-hot boy, but also discovers unrest and growing conflict in their seemingly “perfect society.” To survive and save those they love, they must use their strengths to uncover the truths about their identities, their families, and the order of their society itself.

Review

This book really surprised me, and I say that it is an under-hyped book. Even with it’s sales through the roof, (selling over 1 million copies) the book talk on this book was not as popular around the time I read it. The main character, Tris is a very strong character and I really enjoyed reading from her perspective because of her character’s strong will.

Divergent is set in the future where a lot has dramatically changed within society. There are 5 factions, each one symbolizing a different characteristic. When a student comes the age of 16, they are able to leave their home faction and choose a different or the same factions. Things are not a simple as this in their society, changing upon faction can be down looked and the choice you make will determine the rest of your future  Once taking your choice there is an ‘initiation’ process, where the initiates will be tested beyond their capabilities, only some will survive and get in.

The main character and the viewpoint for the story is sixteen-year-old Beatrice (Tris) prior, who has grown up in the selfless world of abnegation. Beatrice has always known she has not fit into her faction and would rather let her curiosity lead her, than her selflessness. This changes for Beatrice as she is given the choice to stay with her family, and live a life she’s always known or choose a different faction, leaving her family and home behind. Beatrice chosen the path of a different faction, taking the most challenging of them all, Dauntless. Dauntless is one of the five factions in the world of Divergent, the one and only faction dedicated to courage, bravery, and lack of fear. Not only does she leave behind her old ways, but her name, changing it to ‘Tris’.

This series left me hanging for more and I could not put it down, every page is filled with action-pack cliff hangers. You will grow close to Tris, her newly made friends and her love interest, the mysterious ‘Four’.  Divergent is a book I highly recommend if you have not already read it. This book is part of a trilogy that is still in the writing of Roth, the second book being released, and the third and final book being released this year.

If you would like to hear more from Veronica..  

Her blog: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com.au/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/veronicaroth

Tumblr: http://theartofnotwriting.tumblr.com/ask 

I rate this book (out of five): 

★★★★

A.

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