Girl Online Book Review


[Spoilers below for Girl Online by Zoe Sugg]

I brought this book a good few years ago before all the ghost writer drama came out because I liked the idea of the novel. I was a little bit skeptical about reading it after finding out it was ghost written but since I already brought it and didn’t want to waste money I thought I’d read it anyway.

The story is about a small timid red haired girl named Penny. Penny posts about her life anonymously on her blog, Girl Online. She blogs about her friends, family, crushes, school and her panic attacks which began after Penny’s family were in a car accident. I found Penny to be an okay character. She wasn’t a character I particularly hated or loved throughout the novel, although saying that I liked her a lot more towards the end when she got her own back on the people who were horrible to her. All throughout the story I was waiting for her to say or do something to her ex-best friend Megan as she was making Penny’s life a living hell and Penny wasn’t fighting back. Right at the end of the novel Penny finally gets her own back by throwing a milkshake in Megan’s face. Now I know this sounds terribly mean, but after how Megan treated Penny throughout the entire story I was so glad she did this instead of doing ‘be the bigger person’ trope that a lot of novels tend to go with. Sometimes bitches need to learn their lesson and Megan definitely did. I was grinning when Penny got her revenge.

It took me a really long time to get into the story. I didn’t really get into it until they went to New York, which was about 20% of the way into the book. I just found the beginning and the world building dragged on for a long time and I also found it wasn’t that great in terms of writing? I just found the style and tone of writing to remind me of that of a young teenager. If that’s what the author (whether that be Zoe Sugg or Siobhan Curham) was going for then that’s it’s a very artistic move. It did put me off at the beginning and I did actually consider giving up a few times, eyeing the charity bag when Penny spent way too long describing Brighton.

The book got a lot better when Penny’s love interest Noah was introduced. I’m not really into romance novels, I prefer fantasy/adventure with a romantic sub plot so at first I was very meh about this part of the novel. I really wanted to read about Penny’s blog, being a sorta anonymous blogger myself I want to read about it from another bloggers point of view and when I found out this was actually only a small part of the story I was put off. The more I read however the more I came to like Noah and Penny and by the end of the novel I was in love with them as a couple. When they briefly split I was egging them to get back together and I ended up speed reading the rest of the book just so they could have their happily ever after.

Overall I’d give this book a 6.5/10. I liked the story but it took a long time for me to get into it and I found the writing style to be very strange. I feel like I’d probably enjoy this book if I was younger, more towards it’s demographic of 8 – 13 year olds. (I’m 19 but feel like I would’ve given this a 10/10 if I had read it when I was 12).  Then again, I enjoyed it and I’m a lot older than the target audience so it really depends on what type of novels you like.

I’m aware there’s a sequel to this that I probably will be reading, although not for a while as I have a few other book series I’m trying to make my way through.If you’ve read girl online, feel free to leave a comment below telling me what you thought of it. I’d love to know your thoughts.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review


PSA // Spoilers below for Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children

So I’ve had this book since November 2015 I believe, along with around 7 other books. Together they were all shoved on my book shelf and mentally added to my never ending ‘to read list’. I was going to take this one to LA with me as my in flight entertainment, but as I found out the movie would be released before that, I had no choice but to read it first so I could escape all the spoilers which I’m sure non book/movie will love to shout about.

I went into this book almost completely blind. I had read the blurb of course and I was aware Tim Burton was making a movie based on this novel but apart from that I knew nothing. I was really intrigued but the appearance of his book, because the cover as well as around 50 pages inside contain creepy looking pictures. What I found even more interesting as that they’re all real pictures from the past, not artists sketches, models or special effects. If you know me you know I love anything creepy or scary and I love ghosts, so that is was attracted to me to this story almost straight away.

I was expecting this to be horror or at least scary. It’s more of a mystery, drama/fantasy novel, which although it wasn’t what I expected I really didn’t mind at all. The story centers around Jacob, a teenage boy who is thrown into a world of mystery and monsters when his grandfather mysteriously dies. Jacob ends up going to try and find out what happened to his grandfather during the war and ends up finding a portal that sends him back in time to when his grandfather left the mysterious children’s home he always talked about. Jacob meets and befriends the peculiar children his grandfather was once friends with and later in the book he learns he may be the only one who can save them.

I really really enjoyed this book. Fantasy/Drama is generally the genre I read most. I usually know a lot about books before I go into reading them, so I think going into this blind really made it more interesting. I did like Jacob and found him to be an entertaining main character, which doesn’t actually happen often. The side characters I found a little confusing, because their was so many of them and I kept getting them mixed up. I didn’t really have a favourite character, I did like Emma but she annoyed at times. I am partial however to Olive and Fiona, because I thought their powers were really cool.

I thought the book was a major page turner in the begging, became really good in the middle but then slowed down at the end. I struggled to get through the last few pages or the ‘battle’ scene if you will, although I often get bored with battle scenes when reading so I’ll assume that’s just me. I have since watched the trailer for the film version, starring Eva Green and Tim Burton, both whom I love. I’ll admit it does look a lot different to the book and the fact they’ve switched Oliver and Emma’s powers is a bit annoying and may mess up the plot a bit. But I’ll still be seeing the movie regardless because hey it’s Tim Burton.

So overall I really enjoyed this book and I’d definitely recommend it if you like fantasy/mystery books. I’m aware this book has two sequels and I have purchased the first already and I intend to read and review it in the coming months. Although I have two other books to read before that so it’ll be awhile.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Summer and The City Book Review


PSA // Spoilers below for The Carrie Diaries & Summer and the City

So if you know me you’ll know that I love The Carrie Diaries. I binged watch the TV show a year and a half ago and I think I watched two seasons in two days. I was addicted. So addicted I remember changing all my social media icons to pictures of AnnaSophia Robb and changing all my bios to KyddShaw quotes. Yeah I went major ‘omg the feels!’ fangirl mode.

I knew the series was cancelled before I’d even started it, I still wanted to watch it but I didn’t expect just how in love with the show I would become. So when it got cancelled I searched for other material. I ordered both The Carrie Diaries and Summer and the City, and stuck with reading fanfiction till they arrived to get my TCD fix. I already reviewed The Carrie Diaries a year or so ago, so I won’t be going back into that now but you can check that review out here, if you wish.

Now enough rambling, onto the actual review. The beginning felt a little dry and I wasn’t in to it very much, mostly because I was still very much in love with the world and characters from The Carrie Diaries and apart from Carrie herself  everything was different. She was in a different setting and non of the other characters from the first book were featured in and never mentioned except once or twice. I got that they needed Carrie’s life to transfer over from what we see in The Carrie Diaries to what we see in Sex and the City but I thought it was bit rushed.

However a few chapters in some old characters started to show up and things changed and got a bit better.

I have to say I’ve never seen Sex and the City (I watched both movies with my mum when I was young but I don’t remember them very well) or read the book so I can’t comment on Carrie’s character in those stories but in this story I relate to Carrie’s character a lot.
There’s just to so much about her that I can relate to. For one Carrie’s friends changing after leaving school and becoming obsessed with sex was one thing, being the last one of your friends to fall in love is another and just Carrie’s general view towards the world. her love for vintage fashion and writing is something I can relate to a lot, as well as her general grown up nature which is mistaken as ‘stuck up’ by others in the story. I also hope to one day get out my home town, I’m not sure where exactly I want to go but I know I don’t want to stay here, and Carrie spends a lot of time talking about how she loves New York and she talks about how returning to her home town made her feel like a failure. And I have to say, in a way I kind of get that feeling sometimes too, maybe not as intensely but I understand it.

There’s one short scene in particularly where Maggie is telling Carrie she’ll be staying at Ryan’s apartment:

C – “What about his fiancée?”
M – “he said he thinks she’s cheating.”
C – “So that makes it okay?”
M – “Jesus, Carrie. What’s your problem? You’re so uptight.”

It just struck me as a conversation I’ve had several times with ‘old friends’ who believe it’s okay to cheat and date multiple people at once, or have sex with any and all their guys friends. Now I really don’t have much of a problem with people having sex with whoever they went (as long as there is mutual consent of course) and I am the first to say I am 100% against slut shamming women, but when you’re in a friendship group where almost everyone has slept with everyone (apart from me of course) things tend to get awkward. That and I’ve also been looked down and even made fun of by ‘friends’ because I don’t have the same… let’s say ‘sex tendency’s’ as them.
As I was saying earlier I didn’t like how many characters were gone from the first story. Most of the characters from TCD, with the exception of Maggie and Walt were only ever mentioned, I’d say 3 or 4 times throughout the book, and only ever in a throwaway thought. Maggie, Walt, Donna LaDona, Carrie’s sisters and her Dad were the only characters from the first book to make an actual appearance in the book, with Maggie and Carrie’s Dad being the only characters to feature in more than one chapter. I was really disappointed in this as I was looking forward to seeing Maggie (before she turned into a bitch), Walt and Mouse again, and I was even slightly disappointed Sebastian and Lali weren’t in it, as even though they were awful to Carrie in the first book, I really wanted Carrie to get some revenge or at least rub her happiness in the faces. But the fact most of these characters or really any of the plot from the first book weren’t mentioned at all kind of peeved me off for I’d say the first half of the book or so.

Now ignoring what the book doesn’t have. In this book we get to meet Miranda and Samantha. Samantha annoyed me slightly at times but I like the way she looks after Carrie and let’s her live with her despite the fact they barely know each other. Miranda was also an interesting character that I was surprised I actually liked a lot. I’m almost always more drawn to more Samantha like characters and was surprised to find myself liking Miranda more than her in this book, although I can’t quite put my finger on why.
I didn’t pay much attention to Carrie’s romantic relationship’s in the book. Mostly because I was still caught up with Kyddshaw but also because I really didn’t feel much chemistry with any of the male characters. I did like the fact she ended up with Capote (or not? I wasn’t quite clear on the ending), although I again didn’t feel any chemistry around them or really like them at all until they actually got together. Although I will admit I did like the scene where he helped her out of the broken lift earlier in the book.
There isn’t really a main plot. There no quest or goal the characters are trying to reach for, it’s simply reading about Carrie’s life and everything she’s doing. But I like it. It feels like you’re just reading a mix between a gossip magazine about a celebrity and the diary of an old friend you haven’t seen in a while. I think if you’re a teen reaching out about to enter her ‘adult’ (groan) years, this is a great read.

In conclusion this book has its ups and downs, overall I did like the book, everything in it was great, but there were things missing (characters from TCD) that made the first half kind of meh for me. But overall it was a good book, not as good as the first one (which remains to be one of my favourite novels ever) but still amazing and definitely worth a read.

It may not be in my top 10 books but it’s definitely in my top 50.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

The Kill Order Book Review

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So I recently (and by recently I mean a month ago) finished reading The Kill Order by James Dashner which is the prequel book to the Maze Runner Series. It’s set before The Maze was built and centers around a teenage boy named Mark and his older army general friend Alec.

Now I want to start of by saying I really love the maze runner trilogy, it’s a brilliant series and the story, world and characters are amazing. But with this book I wasn’t as impressed. First off there was a whole bunch of characters introduced in the beginning that didn’t have enough description for me to tell them apart. Later the story branched off and mostly became Mark and Alec and a little bit about Trina, Deedee and Lana. I learned more about them and whilst their was very little description about their looks during the story I kind of made my own idea of how they looked. So throughout the whole story I was imagining Mark as Nat Wolff, Alec as Tommy Lee Jones and Trina as AnnaSophia Robb, which did help with the lack of description slightly.

The story itself was kind of predictable. I don’t know if it’s because the stories a prequel and I haven’t read many prequels before but it just felt it was repeating everything we learned at throughout the Maze Runner series and we weren’t really learning much knew. The characters weren’t that captivating really and I didn’t really care about them all that much. I couldn’t really find myself to care about what happens to them or be that interested in their journey, no matter how much I tried.

This book took me a lot longer than it usually does to read a book and I think that’s because it wasn’t really that much of a page turner. It eventually felt like a bit of a chore to read it and I wasn’t ever really eager to pick it up. I was planning what book I was going to read next whilst reading it, because I couldn’t wait to read something else. I know there’s another novel in the Maze Runner series, called the Fever Code that comes after the Kill Order but before the Death Cure but I think I’m going to take a break from reading this series for a while and come back to it later when I’m not as disappointed with the series.

So despite the fact the Maze Runner is an amazing series that I adore I did not enjoy The Kill Order as much at all as I found it quite boring and found I wasn’t as captivated by the world as much as I like to be when reading books. But as always, I’ve seen reviews where people both love and hate this book so each to their own.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day :)

The Maze Runner Series Review

maze-runner-books[Spoilers for the first 3 books in the maze runner series]

So I recently finished The Maze Runner series and thought I would post a quick review. There’s 5 books in the series, 3 in the main trilogy (The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure) and 2 Prequels (The Kill Order and The Fever Code). I’m currently reading The Kill Order but thought I’d post a review of the first official trilogy first. I will say I have enjoyed this trilogy more than I’ve enjoyed any other trilogy for a while. I’ve read both the hunger games and the Divergent trilogies and with both them I found I really enjoyed the first novels and then just found it got boring and repetitive as it went on. Both thg and Divergent had terrible endings that made the whole series feel like a disappointment. The Maze Runner wasn’t like that at all and I actually really enjoyed the ending. There was a few major deaths at the end but I felt they fit well with the plot and weren’t just put in for shock factor.

Book 1 – The Maze Runner

Now I read the first book a few months before the movie came out so sorry if my memory is a little foggy. So what happens is a boy named Thomas basically wakes up in a box in the middle of a giant maze, he has no memory of his life before that moment and is surrounded by groups of boys who have had the exact same thing happen to them. They only know one thing – they have to escape the maze. A lot of drama, adventure and a few deaths happen but overall it was a really great book. It was really gripping and I found myself eagerly awaiting what would happen next. Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger that just made you eager to read on. There’s a movie adaption of this, and I think it was a really good translation. Unlike a few franchises they have had failed movie adaptions this one was really good and apart from a few changes it was surprisingly accurate. Plus Dylan O’Brien is just, a perfect beautiful human being.

Book 2 – The Scorch Trials

The second book in the series is The Scorch Trials. The Scorch Trials was a really gripping just as exciting sequel. Often trilogies suffer from middle book syndrome, which in short just means the middle book of a trilogy is really bad. I didn’t think that was the case with this series, as I found this book to be just as good as the first and last one. Now our characters have escaped the maze they’re faced with faze 2 of the Maze Runner trials, aka the Scorch Trials. Some characters changed a lot, some were barely there and we were introduced to some cool new characters. There was lots of drama and action and it was every bit as gripping as the first one. There’s also a movie adaption of this novel, but to be honest it was kind of bad. They completely changed the plot around and messed it up so badly that I have no idea how they’re going to make the third one, especially with the way the second movie ended vs how the third book begins. Dylan O’Brien was amazing of course, but then again he always is.

Book 3 – The Death Cure

The third book in the maze runner wasn’t actually a major let down. With the terrible endings to Divergent and the hunger games I was expecting this was going to have a terrible ending where pretty much everybody dies, but it actually wasn’t like that at all. It carried on straight from where the last book took off and had our characters escaping Wicked to try to find some hope of a normal life. Like the first two there was a lot of drama, adventure and cliff hangers. It was just as gripping as the first two and like the first two there were a few major deaths. I thought the deaths were pretty justifiable however and helped with character development and the plot. They were dramatic deaths but they weren’t just there for shock factor. I also really enjoyed the ending. I know a lot of people aren’t particularly fans of ‘happy ever afters’ but I feel like after all the drama and death in this series Thomas and his friends deserved their happy ever after.

Definitely check out this series if you’ve never read it, it’s amazing. If you have read it leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day :)

The Good Girls by Sara Shepard Review

9781471404320[obviously spoilers below for the book in questions]

This is the second book in the perfectionists series which I read a few weeks after the first one. I enjoyed the first one a lot. I thought it was really good, I loved all the characters and I was really engaged and interested in the murder mystery plot of the novel. The ending was brilliant and made me eager to dive into the next one.

Now this book started off great. We were thrown back into the plot and the twisted messed up lives of our 5 main characters, each of which get more interesting as the book goes on. There’s a lot of drama going on and it was honestly as addicting as the first one. Ava’s boyfriend is arrested for the murder of her teacher, Julie’s social life is slowly being destroyed by Ashley, Caitlin is having trouble deciding between Jeremy and his brother, Parker is having trouble with, lets face it her life and Mac is still fighting over boys with her best friend Claire. I really like all the characters in this novel, except Ashley and Claire who made me want to throw my book.

There were a lot of happy and sad moments in this book. There was also a lot of murder, cheating and lying. I was very addicted all the way through and I really loved the plot all the way through.

That was until the ending.

Now major major spoilers coming up, although to be honest you shouldn’t be reading this review if you didn’t want to read spoilers. So we finally find out who the killer is, and it’s Julie. Now by this point Julie has already killed almost everyone from the list and we’re led to believe it was Parker who did it. Then we find out Parker is actually a figment of Julie’s imagination and that the real Parker died a year before. Out of grief Julie began imagining Parker and carrying out tasks and activities dressed as her. So she was basically talking to herself the whole time and every time Parker spoke to one of the girls, it was actually Julie talking to them.

Now Julie was my favourite character and I was really disappointed in the ending. I’d heard this theory about the characters before but I brushed it off, not wanting it to be true. I wanted Julie to get a happy ending, but instead she was put in an mental health center, which she then escaped from. We’re left with Julie sat in an hotel room talking to Parker, who apparently it’s not real. Kind of a disappointing ending. Julie and Parker’s friendship was one of my favourite things about this book and too that torn apart kind of hurt.

Worse still this is the last book in the series, and whilst I’m glad it didn’t take the usual Sara Shepard book route and go on for 14 books and I wish at had at least one more. I was really hoping in the end it turned out Parker was alive and that Julie wasn’t making her up, or something of that sort that didn’t 100% ruin my favourite character of the series. Not only that but I’m very attached to a lot of the characters and I’m not ready to say goodbye to them after only two books. I feel like I’ve got so many unanswered questions and I’m disappointed that this is the ending of the series and also the last book. I feel kind of cheated of a real ending and like my favourite character has been crushed, chewed, swallowed and spat back out again.

Anyway I give this book a 5/10. It’s a great series and it’s really addicting but the ending was just so disappointing it ruined it for me a lot.

The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard Book Review

perfectionists[obviously spoilers below for the book in questions]

I recently read The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard, which is the first book in the series. Before this I’d never read anything by Sara Shepard before, although I am a huge fan of the Pretty Little Liars TV series which is based on book series of the same name that she happens to be the author of.

I read this book over a few days and I found it to be very addicting and I honestly couldn’t put it down. It reminded me a lot of Pretty Little Liars, but they were also quite different. Basically the book centers around 5 girls, Julie, Ava Caitlin, Mackenzie and Parker. They’re all from different clicks/groups, (apart from Parker and Julie who are best friends) but all have one thing in common: they all hate their local high school rich kid brat Nolan Hotchkiss. They all get together to pull a prank on Nolan, but slipping him a drug, waiting for him to pass out, writing on his face and then taking a picture. Things go as plan until it’s reported Nolan had died that very same night.

I will say this book is very drama filled, and a lot of the time it’s just a lot of bad stuff happening to the characters. I found every character in this very interesting and unlike most books that chance point of view I actually found every character really compelling and captivating. I think most of all I liked Parker, Ava and Julie because their stories were really engaging and honestly kept me on the edge of my seat. Not that Mackenzie and Caitlin weren’t as they had great stories too but just Julie, Ava and Parker were just a little more interesting.

I will say the one bad thing about this book is that it ends with all the characters having pretty bad endings, as pretty much all their worlds are turned upside down. It also ends on a huge cliffhanger. I’m definitely going to be reading the other books in the series at some point, because I have to know what happens next.

If you enjoy teen/drama/mystery novels definitely pick up this novel because it is so good and so addicting and you will undoubtedly love it.

The Mortal Instruments Book Series Review


So I recently finished reading The Mortal Instruments series. I read the first book last year and the other 5 books this year. I read them with other books in between (most of which I reviewed on this blog) but didn’t want to actually review any of the books individually until I’d finished the series because I just knew someone was going to spoil it for me, which I did really not want to happen. I quickly became addicted to this series, for reasons I’m going to talk about below. As always if you haven’t read all 6 books in The Mortal Instruments series and don’t want to be spoiled then please don’t read any of this post!

City of Bones

The first book in the series is City of Bones. I brought and read this is in around February/March last year because all the harry potter fan pages/book club pages (I know I’m a loser) I follow on Facebook were always talking about this as well as a few other books I’d never heard of. I looked up the plot and It looked good so I decided to buy it. I had a hard time getting into it at the beginning, but I usually have a hard time getting into a book series I know little to nothing about. If you don’t know what the book it’s about it’s basically a girl named Clary Fray starts seeing Demons and ‘Demon hunters’ called Shadowhunters everywhere and then she meet’s Jace, a mysterious Shadowhunter who she feels connected too. We also meet Clary’s geeky best friend Simon (who is very clearly in love with Clary), Jace’s adoptive siblings; Alec (who has a crush on Jace) and Isabelle as well as the always over dressed glittery high warlock of Brooklyn Magnus Bane. We venture through Clary’s journey as she finds out about the world her mother had been hiding from her for years. When I read this book Clary and Jace were definitely my favourite characters and I actually did a little happy dance when they first kissed. They’re definitely still today one of my biggest ships. Of course that all came crashing down when at the end of the book we learn that Clary and Jace are actually brother and sister. Yikes. Not a good ending at all and I was very disappointed.

City of Ashes

The next book in the series is City of Ashes. Now I think the disappointing ending to the first one is why it took me almost a year to start the next one. I actually brought the next two books after reading the first one, but I was so disappointed with the ending of the first one I just shoved them onto my book shelf and refused to look at them for a year. In this book the characters are dealing with the aftermath of the first book. A lot of The Clave as well as Jace’s adopted parents have turned against him, because they think he is secretly working with Valentine. A lot of stuff happens and somehow Simon, who turns into a vampire during this book, begins dating Clary. I hated this part so much, the only good bit of it was Jace’s clear jealousy of it all. And I know I know I shouldn’t be shipping them when they’re brother and sister but even as characters on a page, they have so much chemistry and I couldn’t help it. In fact the ending of this book when Simon and Clary break up and Clary realizes she wants Jace was probably the best part. Jace rejected her though which was a downside. Overall this was my least favourite book in the whole series, just because it’s got the least amount of Clary/Jace love in it, which let’s face it is the best thing in the whole series. Oh and Simon really annoyed my during this one.

City of Glass

Now this is 100% my favourite book in the entire series. It’s the first book in the series where we see the characters go to Idris, the Shadowhunters home country. We also learn a lot more backstory to the more minor characters, such as Luke, Jocelyn and Valentine. We also meet new character Sebastian who takes a romantic interest in Clary. Now I’m the biggest Clace (Clary+Jace) shipper out their but even I shipped Sebastian and Clary a little. Of course I would 100% choose Clace every time but I did really enjoy Clary and Sebastian’s scenes and could possibly ship them in AU where they are not actually brother and sister). We find out in the end that Sebastian is Clary’s actual brother, not Jace, which actually made me the happiest person ever. There’s a lot of drama in the end and honestly this book made me feel a lot of emotions. I think the most emotional bits were 1. Clary catching Jace and Aline kissing and Jace shouting at Clary, 2. Isobel asking Clary to leave Jace alone because she’s hurting him, 3. Jace sneaking into Clary’s room to tell her he loves her, 4. Clary finding out Jace isn’t her brother, 5. Clary bringing Jace back to life and 6. the ending. I love all the mortal instruments books but honestly out of them all this is my favourite one and also one of my all time favourite books ever.

City of Fallen Angels

This book starts off very well, because Jace and Clary are finally together! Yay! I was so happy at the possibility of seeing them be an actual couple. Other big things were happening also of course – Luke and Jocelyn are preparing to be married, Simon is dating both Maya and Isobel and mysterious things have been happening across New York. I found this one a little bit boring. Jace was very distant in this book and their weren’t many romantic Clace scenes (apart from the making out in the alley scene, which was the best scene of the whole book). We’re also introduced to Kyle or Jordan, the werewolf ex-boyfriend of Maya who turned her against her will, who also happens to be Simon’s flatmate. Yikes. I found this book to move very slow in terms of plot. I kind of think maybe originally the author – Cassandra Clare intended this to be a trilogy, as the way City of Glass ended everything was tied up and it could’ve ended then and I feel a majority of people would be happy with the ending. I didn’t find City of Fallen Angels as gripping as I did the others in the series, but the way it left on a giant cliffhanger definitely made me immediately want to pick up and read the next one.

City of Lost Souls

City of Lost Souls had a really different feeling to the other mortal instruments books. I will say I probably found this to be the darkest one of the series. The book starts off with Clary, Simon, Alec, Isobel and Magnus trying to find Jace, who has since disappeared. Eventually Clary manages to find Jace with Sebastian and makes the decision to leave with them. Jace is connected to Sebastian and as such has turned slightly evil, but still has all real Jace’s love for Clary. Clary makes it her mission to stick with Jace and Sebastian in hopes that she can help Jace and make him good again. There’s a few dark moments in that we find out towards the end Sebastian’s feelings for Clary go a lot deeper than brotherly love and there’s actually a scene at the end where he attempts to rape her. She escapes, thankfully but that was still quite a deep dark scene. Even though I know Sebastian is a terrible dark evil character you can’t help but love him, mostly because of how beautifuly he is written. Actually I think all the characters are written really well. Props to Cassandra Clare. The ending was also really nice, as Jace finally became good again and was reunited with his family.

City of Heavenly Fire

The last book in the series, aka as the one I read really slowly because I didn’t want the series to end. In this book we’re introduced to two new characters, Emma and Julian. Now I know they were introduced because they’re the new main characters is Cassandra Clare’s new book series, but I just find them extremely boring. I don’t know if it’s because they’re kids or because I’m just to invested in Jace, Clary, Simon, Isobel and Magnus or care about them but I found their chapters very boring and spent the majority of them waiting for the story to get back to Clary and Jace. We are thrown into drama as soon as this book begins. Near the beginning Jordan dies. Now this really annoyed me for two reasons 1. I really liked him, 2. Maia said after that she never loved him and almost immediately began flirting with a werewolf she had previously dated called Bat. I’ve never really liked Maia since she was introduced in City of Ashes, but her being with Jordan made her bearable. When she was nervous about telling Jordan something I really thought it was going to be that she was pregnant, and when it turned out it was that she didn’t love him I was a little big pissed. I spent the majority of the rest of my book fighting to get through her chapters because I honestly did not care about her character in the slightest.

Clary, Jace, Alec, Isobel and Simon spend a large chunk of this book in a demon realm, looking for Jocelyn, Raphael, Magnus and Luke who have been kidnapped by Sebastian with help from the fairy queen. I found Sebastian interacting with more characters to be really interesting and I actually really enjoyed a majority of this book. At one point Isobel almost dies after being bit my a demon and this was a really sad moment. Luckily she survives but honestly whilst reading it I wasn’t sure if she would. The ending I thought was really sad because Simon loses his memories, and although he slowly starts to get them back I just found it really emotional. I’m glad they had a epilogue because I think it was really needed. I’m glad all the characters got to end up together and be happy though. But now I’m in book hungover mode because I’m too attached to these characters to even think of starting another book. God damn you Cassandra Clare.

There’s a sequel series coming out next year centering on Emma and Jules with some Clary and Jace. I don’t know if I’m going to read this, because like I said before I find them a little boring. But then again I really want to read more of Clary and Jace so I may wait till it comes out, read some reviews and then decide whether to get it or not.

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Book Review: 13 Reasons why by Jay Asher

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This book was recommend to me by a now ex-friend years ago and I stuck it on my to read list but never actually got around to reading it this year. To summarize the plot for you it’s about a girl named Hannah Baker who commits suicide and leaves behind a set of tapes with the 13 reasons why she ended her own life. Each person has to listen to all 13 tapes to know why they’re on it and then each person has to give the tapes on to the next person on the list, because if they don’t then everyone will know what they did (and some of them did some really bad stuff only Hannah knew about.)

This book drags out quite a bit, sometimes Hannah will talk about someone for a long time without mentioning a name which irritated me a little due to the amount of characters there were I was often getting people mixed up. The story is told from the point of view of Clay, Hannah’s first love and one of her 13 reasons. I found him to be an okay character, he over reacted a little bit at times to certain things I thought but it was easy to ignore.

This book is overall a good read, it drags out a bit and is a bit on the dark side but still very good.  I also really enjoyed the ending a lot. It kind of put a happy turn on such a deep depressing book.

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan Book Review


As you may or may not be able to tell from my past book reviews I read a lot of John Green books. This is because my parents brought me a lot of them for Christmas and although it may seem like I only read John Green books, I do in fact read a lot of others. For example I’m currently reading the mortal instruments book series and whenever I’m reading a long book series I like to read one off books in between so that I don’t get too bored. As always this review contains spoilers for the book in question.

Anyway I started reading this book last month but I was very busy at that time with college work so it took me I think around 2 weeks to read it all. I have to say it’s not my favourite John Green book. The beginning was great and I really loved the chapters about Will and Maura a lot more than the ones about Will and Tiny. I think one of the things that annoyed me a lot about this book was defiantly Tiny. Tiny’s character is very loud, obnoxious and selfish. I really did not enjoy his character at all and when he started appearing in both of the characters chapters it really annoyed me. I like hearing the two Will Grayson’s point of views on things and I really did like the story of Will and Maura and ‘Isaac’ and whilst what Maura did was horrible I would’ve liked them to actually become friends in the end (and ngl if he was bisexual I could totally ship them). I lik Jane and the other Will too and I felt sorry for him throughout the book a lot especially when Tiny was replacing him and being a jerk.

So apart from Tiny I did enjoy this book. Tiny was just a small part of it that annoyed me a lot. This was a good book, not one of my favourites from John Green since that still falls to Looking for Alaska but it was still pretty good. Anyway don’t take my word for it too much, read it for yourself or if you’ve already read it comment bellow telling me what you thought about it!

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