Book Review: Prince of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence (2011).

Prince of Thorns has been an amazing whirlwind adventure, games of chance, and total madness! It’s been a thrilling opening novel to a series that is set to bring further mayhem and destruction to an already war ridden land where 100 kings and their bloodlines fought to become emperor. Jorge, honourable Prince of Ancrath, is set to be the first man to succeed. This thrilling tale follows Jorge through his adventures from his torturous youth, to the present mayhem of teenage hood. As an adult King Jorge is set to become formidable. With his band of “brothers” Jorge sets off … Continue reading Book Review: Prince of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence (2011).

Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare. Book 6 of the Shadow Hunters series. 

The final instalment of this series has yet again given readers another thrilling novel, following the party of supernaturals in their attempts to stop Sebastian and his evil plans of destruction. Definitely a page turner, with constant action and surprises in the storyline.  The Institutes are being invaded and attacked by Sebastian and his followers which causes Shadow Hunters to flee to Alicante. Sebastian threatens to destroy all they hold dear if Clary and Jace are not sent to him. With council representatives captured and mass betrayal by the Seelie Queen, it is up to Clary and her friends to … Continue reading Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare. Book 6 of the Shadow Hunters series. 

Book Review: City of Lost Souls, by Cassandra Clare 2012. Book 5 in the Shadow Hunter series.

Jace has managed to get himself bonded to Sebastian and along with mark of Lilith, is causing him to behave very unlike himself. So much so that Clary, Simon, Alec, Izy, Magnus, Maia, and Jordan to find a way to rescue him. In this, the 5th episode in the Shadow Hunter series, the author has presented a thrilling suspenseful storyline that keeps readers wanting to turn the page to see what happens next.  Clary joins Jace and Sebastian in their hidden apartment and tries to learn Sebastian’s plans are. She realises Jace has been “brainwashed” so to speak, and the … Continue reading Book Review: City of Lost Souls, by Cassandra Clare 2012. Book 5 in the Shadow Hunter series.

Book Review: City of Fallen Angels, by Cassandra Clare. Book 4 in the Shadow Hunter series.

Wow, now I really hadn’t been expecting majority of that! The fourth instalment of this series really brings the plot twists to the table and keeps the reader guessing what is almost impossible to guess. Especially at the end!  Just when life for our characters finally seems to be going in some sort of normal direction, a new threat seems to be brewing just out of sight. Although Clary is doing her best to be happy for her mother who is finally marrying Luke, she is worried about Jace. They are finally able to be together and for some reason … Continue reading Book Review: City of Fallen Angels, by Cassandra Clare. Book 4 in the Shadow Hunter series.

Book Review: City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare 2009. Book 3 of the Shadow Hunter series.

Cassandra Clare didn’t disappoint in the third instalment of the series. Twists and turns show new paths for the characters and this novel is the epitome of change. Mostly for the best. There are also some extremely sad moments, when mortality really hits home.  Even though Jace almost succeeded in stopping Clary from travelling to Idris, she managed to find her own way there and finally got her glimpse of the glass city. And what she sees is everything she dreamt it was. Jace finds truths hidden in a veil of lies and secrets, giving him and Clary the chance … Continue reading Book Review: City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare 2009. Book 3 of the Shadow Hunter series.

Book Review: City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare (2008). Book 2 of the Shadow Hunter series.

I was feeling hesitant toward entertaining this instalment of the series, since I found the storyline somewhat awkward to follow. Perhaps it was the newness of the concepts that Cassandra Clare brings to light, but admittedly the second book peeked my interest enough that I will follow through with the series. This book begins with Clary and Simon being in an “on-again off-again” kind of relationship. Which of course means that they really only see each other at night! As expected Clary and Luke (Clary’s ‘adopted’ father/guardian person), are helping Simon through the Vampire transition, which is going as well … Continue reading Book Review: City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare (2008). Book 2 of the Shadow Hunter series.

Book Review: Deadlocked, by Charlaine Harris. (Book 12 in the Sookie Stackhouse series 2012).

Deadlocked, by Charlaine Harris begins with a young girl losing her life at a vampire party – and it looks as though her lover, Eric, might be responsible. Eric swears he didn’t do it, the police don’t believe him, and even Sookie isn’t so sure. Nor is she inclined to take his word for it, not having caught him enjoying the victim’s blood minutes before she was killed. But something strange is going on. Why had Sookie been asked to come to the fateful party a few minutes early – just to catch Eric in the act? And why had … Continue reading Book Review: Deadlocked, by Charlaine Harris. (Book 12 in the Sookie Stackhouse series 2012).

Book Review (re-edit): Definitely Dead, by Charlaine Harris. (Book 6 in the Sookie Stackhouse series 2006).

Sookie begins the sixth novel of the series with a boyfriend with a beating heart, no matter that it belongs to a were-tiger! Which is lucky for her that he is, even though he does struggle to protect her numerous times through this book. Sookie is attacked physically by a werewolf at the beginning of the book, and Bill attacks her emotionally by telling her the real reason for his courting her (persuaded by Eric), which of course crushes her heart into a million tiny pieces. But she doesn’t really have much time to contemplate this since she is required … Continue reading Book Review (re-edit): Definitely Dead, by Charlaine Harris. (Book 6 in the Sookie Stackhouse series 2006).

Book Review (re-edit): Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris. (Book 5 in the Sookie Stackhouse series 2005).

Wow! Poor Sookie! She doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break! This book is that jammed pack full of action I’m surprised she has time to use the bathroom! The fifth book of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead as a Doornail, authored by Charlaine Harris, begins with Sookie concerned about her brother since it’s the first full moon since Jason had been bitten several times by a were-panther. Luckily for her Calvin Norris from Hotshot offered to take care of him whilst in his “state”, but unluckily for Calvin he is a victim of a shooting and only … Continue reading Book Review (re-edit): Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris. (Book 5 in the Sookie Stackhouse series 2005).

Book Review (re-edit): Dead to the World, by Charlaine Harris. (Book 4 in the Sookie Stackhouse series 2004).

In the previous novel authored by Charlaine Harris, Club Dead, we see Sookie attempt to sever ties with the two Vampires who impact on her life most, Bill and Eric. She even goes as far as to rescind their invitations into her house to make a statement of finality where the Vampires are concerned. In the fourth novel – Dead to the World, we find Sookie is attempting to piece together some kind of resemblance of a “normal” life. This seems to work alright until she is driving home from Merlotte’s after working the New Year’s Eve shift, only to … Continue reading Book Review (re-edit): Dead to the World, by Charlaine Harris. (Book 4 in the Sookie Stackhouse series 2004).