The Infernal Devicess : review

Cassandra Clare

I am sure you have all heard of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. City of Bones being the first of the five and already as a movie.
Set in the same world she has made a prequel/companion trilogy for The Mortal Instruments called The Infernal Devices (shocker since the title is there...)

Clockwork Angel, first book, is set in 1878 and it follows a girl named Tessa.

(from goodreads):
Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them....

I finished the last book, Clockwork Princess, and I loved it. Much better than The Mortal Instruments hands down. It had adventure and romance (my favorite) and even though it had lots of characters (I doubted in the beginning how it will all pull of) but it was great. The characters, even minor ones, developed and grew along the line of the books, which I find makes a better book.
The Mortal Instruments series for me was just one of those series that are New York Times best sellers not because they would be good but because the story line is good so people who don't normally read reads them. For that series I would give a 3.5/5 stars... Because I already then had Clockwork Angel I decided to read it. Because of low expectations it really suprised me in a positive way.



Throne of Glass : review

Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass is a fairly unknown book *lined with sarcasm*. I, oh so much, enjoyed reading this book and its second book Crown of Midnight that came out this year.

The book is about Celaena Sardothien and how she was dragged before the Crown Prince after serving at  a salt mine for her crimes. This 18 year old assassin is given an option of being in a competition to determine who will becoming the new royal assassin. Her task is to beat the other competitors, thieves and assassins, and if she wins she will serve as the kings pet assassin for three years after which she is granted her freedom. After the contestants start mysteriously turning up dead she needs to figure out how before she becomes the next victim.

The books had lots of action yet still there was room for a bit of romance. It reminded me greatly of Graceling but still had it's differences. The next book will come somewhere during next year, and I'm already looking forward to it. Even though the books have multiple novellas, I still can't wait to read more on how everything will turn out.


Gallagher Girls : review

Ally Carter

The Gallagher Girls series is now finished. The last book United we spy (book 6) came out this year. I had been loving this series, (not from the start but close enough), and this last book was a perfect ending for the series. I laughed and cried as the adventures went forwards.

What it's about:
The series follows Cammie Morgan and her friends at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. It would be a fairly normal girl school, if all the girl schools trained girls to be spies.

The first book I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You I picked up because of the name. Honestly that is what made me pick it up and after reading the back cover I absolutely had to buy it. I was disappointed by the book but I had bought the second and third book at the same time, since they are fairly short and were cheap at the moment, so I did read them too.
And. I. Fell. In. Love.
The second book Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy was better than the first, yet it did have flaws in my opinion. Then after reading the third Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover I was full on in the enchantment of the series. I ordered the next book in the series, then the next when it came out, and the next which is the last one. The covers of them are very well done and thought of. Though the last three books I do have in the English editions I do love them too.

(American)                    (English)

I'm giving the series over all 4.5 stars. Even though I loved it the first one gets a 3 stars, second 4 and rest 5. As a result it would be 4 stars in total but I loved the series over all too much...



Hunger Games : review

Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games trilogy was a very pleasant read. The first book was very exciting and wonderfully written and so was the second. Even though I think it would have been nice as a stand alone I was extremely happy while reading Catching Fire. The third book then again was a bit of a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, it was very good, but I think the speed of the amazement (if that makes sense) went slowly downhill. It was an exciting book and all but I wasn't gripping into the story that much anymore.
I think we all are excited for the Catching Fire movie that is coming at the end of this year. The first movie was great so at least I am excited for the second one.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)I think everyone here knows about the Hunger Games but here is a recap:
In a near future twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a reality TV show called the hunger games. In these games that are held once a year there is only one winner who afterwards get glory.
There is only one rule in these games: kill or be killed. 
Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games. This is more like a death sentence.
Can she survive all the other twenty-three battlers all trying to survive? What will happen when she leaves home, her mother, sister and best friend? Will she meet new friends at this arena of death? Everyone's thoughts are on food and shelter. Oh, and not getting killed.



Graceling : review

Kristin Cashore

Graceling is a fantasy book with action and romance. It is in a world where people have Graces. They are skills that can make a person very good at something. For example cooking or climbing trees. These people with Graces can be recognized for their eyes are different color from each other. If you would have a child that turns out to be graced she/he will be taken to the king. If the graced person is useful the king he will keep them, if not they will be sent home.
The book follows around the main character Katsa. She is Graced with killing. As the kings niece she is forced to work for him, by killing anyone he sends her to kill. But can she stand this forever? What happens when she meets Po? What will happen to her when she finds out a new truth about her Grace?

Graceling is simply one of my favorite books. Kristin Cashore can make all the events in the books seem so lively. I adore her writing style, that grabs any reader with it into this amazing world she has created.

Graceling is a New York times bestseller and has a lot of praise from different authors.

Kristin has also written two companion novels to Graceling
called Fire and Bitterblue.


Book Buying Habits

I thought it was only appropriate to start of this blog on book buying habits.

What kind of books do you read?

I buy mostly YA (young adult) books.

What would be the perfect book?

A fiction YA book with romance and loads of action.

Where do you buy your books from?

I usually order all my books online (amazon, book depository...). Then I buy them when I visit USA or England since where I live they do not have too much of books in English.

How much books do you own?

Maybe around 150.

Where do you read?

Everywhere! I take the book I am reading at the time everywhere I go, even if I know I won't read it there. But you never know...

How did you start on reading (in the beginning)?

My whole family reads loads! Especially my brother. I started to get into reading after reading some Roald Dahl books when I was small but especially after reading the Harry Potters. I absolutely loved them, still my favorite series.



The Start of Booksonal

Dear you,

I started this blog to write about books. Shocker, since the title is there...
Anyway, so as you can assume I love reading books. I don't have that many, but I read loads. I decided to make a blog for writing about them. About what I have read, how much I loved them (if I even liked them), overall about books and I'll maybe make some book tags.

I'll try to post every Saturday, but probably I will be delayed sometimes...
So hope you will like my posts,
and as always read on.


Four years later update post: link