Hey guys, I’m finally back from vacation and ready to do some serious catching up on my reading 🙂
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is the first book of the Mortal Instruments, an iconic series about the world of Shadowhunters. In a nutshell, the story takes place in a universe where Downworlders such as werewolves, vampires and warlocks roam freely amongst mortals. There’s a group of enhanced humans called the Shadowhunters who are tasked with managing them and battling any supernatural forces that pose a threat to humanity. I described the world in more detail in my review of Lady Midnight so go check that out if you want to get a better feel for their setting.
Let’s start off with, this series is pretty darn amazing. it has an amazing plot that keeps on developing and some of the best character relationships I’ve ever seen. It’s an extraordinarily popular series and it’s not difficult to see why. City of Bones is the perfect debut, starring strong, classic, female protagonist Clary Fray who finds out that she’s actually a shadowhunter. From there on, she makes life-long friends within the community with whom she gets into many adventures. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good supernatural story 🙂 Final rating is a 9/10 because the plot has just started developing but later sequels get even better!
Teen SRC 2018 – Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren
Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren
Weave A Circle Round is a book about a 14 year old girl named Freddy. She just wants get through her high school life but when a pair of reality-disobeying weirdos move in next door, life gets complicated.
This book is certainly strange. It starts like your typical high school drama book, slowly starts to add light mystery and supernatural elements, then completely flips everything on its head by adding something from an entirely different genre without warning! Now, you could see this as a good thing or a bad thing. On one hand, this book could sound like it has no sense of direction, but on the other, you could see organised chaos(which I think is what the author was going for). But which hand is the right one, and which one’s the left? In my opinion, both kinds of people should read it.Read More
Okay, I’ve got your next great read!
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant is such a fun book to read. It’s about senior Eva Walker who is a math genius. She isn’t popular, but she’s fine with that because she has a super power. Whenever she touches people (or if she even touches their belongings), she sees a vision of their emotions and childhoods. She has spent her whole life trying to avoid touching people because her super power is a lot to deal with and it makes it hard for her to connect with others.
This all changes when she meet the new boy in school, Zenn. He needs her help in math and goes to her for tutoring, but the more they get to know about each other, the more they are drawn to each other.
Eva is funny and self-deprecating, and such a fun character. If you’re looking for a good romance with a bit of a twist, try this one out. You won’t regret it!
Hi, guys! So I just finished an awesome book called Frozen Charlotte, but before I start, I just want to warn you that if you don’t like scary stories, don’t read this book!
It is about a girl named Sophie who was playing with an ouija board with her best friend, and that same night, her friend dies! She then goes to Scotland to visit her relatives, but Sophie suspects that their mansion is haunted.
Sophie quickly learns that her cousin, Rebecca, has died in an incident. One of the cousins, Lilias, tells Sophie that the little Frozen Charlotte dolls that are in Rebecca’s room are haunted, and if they are let out, they kill people in their sleep. Sophie starts to believe the stories, and she realized that the killer may lurk right beside her…
I had goosebumps throughout the whole story, but I really liked this book. I give it a 4.5 out of 5!