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{Meme} Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

TO READ OR NOT TO READ?

1. The fault in our stars
the fault in our stars cover
Do I believe all the hype and read it anyway or should I just give it more time. I’ve had it in the bookshelf for a while now. While my two sisters have read it and loved it, I still bring myself around to reading it.

2. The 100
I watched 20 minutes of the TV show and just couldn’t watch anymore. Now I’m not sure if I want to read the book.

3.  A game of thrones series.
I’ve never started but it looks so long. Plus I’ve still only watched the first season of the TV show. I just can’t commit to either at the moment.

4. Scorpia Rising
I have had this on my current reading list for a while. It’s not that I have the series or the author. Total opposite. I just know that when I finish it, the story will be over and I’ll have to close another part of my teenage years.

5. Books 4, 5 & 6 of The Mortal Instruments
I liked the original 3 books in the series. And that was all it was ever going to be. But then there was more. Do I read more or not? I’m still undecided on that

6. Matched, Crossed & Reached
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Another series I have all the book to, but not sure if I want to read them now

7. Twisted by Emma Chase
I really loved Tangled, first book in the series and am scared that the rest of the books will just fall flat for me.

8. The Vampire Academy
There is only so many YA vampire books I person can read in their life time. I may have reached that limit. Well for now anyways

9. Fifty Shades Darker
I read the first one because of the hype. I admit I got sucked it and now blah… I just can’t seem to finish the series. I always find something else to read instead. It just can’t hold me.

10. Rusty Nailed
Another read the first book, loved it, but do I continue with the rest of the series? I want to know what happens, but do I really want to know that badly. Clearly not, or else it wouldn’t be on this list.

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{Meme} Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Now this week Top Ten Tuesday should be pretty easy.  Well I thought so til I got side tracked by how many books I actually own. I have quite a few it would seem. I have been data basing my books for a while now because it was annoying me when I was buying doubles of things. I have also decided to count my eBooks in this list and not just my traditional paperbacks.

 

1) Ian Fleming (14 books)

Known for the original James Bond series

2) Anthony Horowitz (14 books)

known for the Alex Rider and Power of Five series

3) Sylvia Day (13 books)

known for the crossfire series

 

4) Kresley Cole (13 books)

known for the immortals after dark series

 

5) P.C. and Kristin Cast (11 books)

known for the house of night series

 

6) Anne Bishop (9 books)

known for the black jewels series

 

7) Cassandra Clare (8 books)

known for the mortal instruments series

 

8) Christina Lauren (7 book)

known for the beautiful bastard series

 

9) Lauren Blakely (7 books)

known for the seductive nights series

 

10) L. J. Smith (7 books)

known for the vampires diaries series

 

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{Cover Reveal} City of Heavenly Fire Cover

City of Heavenly Fire

The final book in The Mortal Instruments series is coming this year! While you’re eagerly waiting to find out what finally happens to Clary, Jace, Simon & the rest of the crew, here’s a little something to help hold you over.

{Completed} Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Karine has
completed her goal of reading 52 books in 2013!
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With two months still left for this year, I have completed my goodreads reading challenge with some time to spare. But don’t panic this is in no way the end of the reading year for me. Two months is still plenty of time to fall in love with many more books and the characters contained with in their pages. Let’s see how many more I can get in before the year is out.
Below are some interesting stats based on the challenge.

Books read: 52

Pages: 19 700

Shortest Book: City of Bones Movie – The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Longest Book: Beautiful Creatures

Book Series Started: Wicked Lovers, Gabriel’s Inferno, Beautiful Bastard, Heat Wave, On Dublin Street, The Dark Heroine, The Others, James Bond, The Mortal Instruments, Aphrodite’s Club, Warm Bodies, Crossfire, The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Immortals After Dark

Book Series Finished: House of Comarre

Book Series Completed in Challenge: Stark Trilogy, Thoughtless, Beautiful, Regency Draculia, The Vampire Diaries, Caster Chronicles, The Hunger Games

Favourite Book: Too many. But if I had to choose Beautiful Disaster maybe

Most read category: Paranormal and romance

3 Star Reviews: 6

4 Star Reviews: 29

5 Star Reviews: 17

{Review} City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)

city of glass

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments #3
Read August 2013
5 stars

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Synopsis:

Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders – or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: Should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?

Series Reading Order:

#1 City of Bones ~ my review
#2 City of Ashes ~ my review
#3 City of Glass

Review:

Where do I start?
There is so mush going on in the city of glass, yet it never seems too much. There is just enough action and drama to keep you turning the page to the very end. I was never bored along the way.
Clary, Jace and all the shadowhunters are pushed to their limits in the ultimate show down with evil. It was nice to see the shadowhunters and downworlders come together. Good truly does win but it take a lot of doing to get there.
Everybody gets to have their happy ending now, or do they?

{Review} City of Bones: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

city of bones movie guide

City of Bones: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Mimi O’Connor
Read August 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

When Clary Fray heads out to a New York nightclub with her best friend Simon, she isn’t expecting to witness a murder, much less one committed by three teenagers bedecked with odd tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she’s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret army of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And she’s introduced with a vengeance, when Clary’s mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon?

The Shadowhunters would like to know…Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie with this official companion book. This fan favourite features full-colour photos from the set, designers’ sketches, interviews with the cast and crew, and more! From the screenwriting process to the casting decisions to the director’s vision, this definitive book is a must-have for fans of the blockbuster film!

Review:

It was interesting reading about the background for the movie and how it all came to be. Well worth the read before seeing the movie.

{Review} City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

city of ashes

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments #2
Read July 2013
4 Stars

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Synopsis:

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Series Reading Order:

#1 City of Bones ~ my review
#2 City of Ashes
#3 City of Glass

Review:

The mortal instruments is getting darker with every turn of the page; and with it drawing me in even more.
I can’t believe I let this sit on my bookshelf for so long. But then I have a lot of books in this situation. City of Ashes is everything that an urban fantasy novel should be. The characters are well bodied and each has their own personality, the plot has many twists and turns, and the environment is something truly for the imagination.

{Review} City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)

city of bones

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments #1
Read July 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, who likes hanging out in Brooklyn with her friends. But everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens armed with medieval weaponry. The murderous group are Shadowhunters, secret warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family – and the battle for the fate of the world.

Series Reading Order:

#1 City of Bones
#2 City of Ashes
#3 City of Glass

Review:

I enjoyed this book more the second time around. I originally read it when it was first released and didn’t really fall that much in love with it. But I felt more of a connection the second time around.
The story is very dark, but not depressingly moody. All of the characters have a personality of their own, and I loved all of them. Well nearly all of them.
It was strange reading about the world as we know it, but different somehow. For those that love urban fantasy this is a must.

{Review} Shadowhunter’s Guide: City of Bones

shadowhunters guide

Shadowhunter’s Guide: City of Bones by Mimi O’Connor
Read July 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

When Clary Fray heads out to a New York nightclub with her best friend Simon, she isn’t expecting to witness a murder, much less one committed by three teenagers bedecked with odd tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she’s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air.

Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret army of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And she’s introduced with a vengeance, when Clary’s mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon?

The Shadowhunters would like to know…Delve deep into the world of the Shadowhunters with this ultimate guide that’s based on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie.

Featuring full-colour photographic portraits and profiles of the film characters, quotes from the script, detailed information on downworlders, Shadowhunters, the Clave, and more. Fans of the movie won’t want to miss this must-have guide to the realm of the blockbuster City of Bones movie!

Review:

Don’t know if I can really call this reading a book, since it was more about the images from the movie than any thing else.
However, it is still a useful information source for those that have read the book or would like to see the movie.
There is not a lot of detail to this book, but what there is get straight to the point.
A must have book for those that love everything about The Mortal Instruments.