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REVIEW: lady midnight by cassandra clare

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Published by: McElderry Books on March 8th, 2016

Pages: 669

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Hardcover

Series: The Dark Artifices Book 1

Amazon // Goodreads

★★★★★

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

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REVIEW: city of fallen angels by cassandra clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Published by: Simon & Schuster on April 5th, 2011

Pages: 424

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Hardcover

Series: The Mortal Instruments Book 4

Amazon // Goodreads

★★★★

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

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REVIEW: tell me three things

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Published by: Delacorte Press on April 5th, 2016

Pages: 325

Genre: Contemporary

Format: Hardcover

Amazon // Goodreads

★★★.5

 

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son. In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

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REVIEW: a conjuring of light by v.e. schwab

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Published by: Tor Books on February 21st, 2017

Pages: 624

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Hardcover

Series: Shades of Magic Book 3

Amazon // Goodreads

★★★★★

 

The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive? Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.

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The Bachelorette Recap: Episode 3

Hey, everyone! Today, I am here with a different kind of post, and that is one focusing on what is probably my biggest guilty pleasure: The Bachelorette! I’m sure that everyone knows what this show is about, but this season’s Bachelorette is 31-year-old Rachel Lindsay, an attorney from Dallas, Texas, who also happens to be the first black Bachelorette ever. AND I LOVE HER. So without further ado, let’s get started on this episode’s recap! Just a note, these posts are going to be pretty informal, since it’s reality TV 🙂

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