A pair of werewovles occupied another booth. They were eating raw shanks of lamb and arguing about who would win in a fight: Dumbledore from the Harry Potter books or Magnus Bane.
“Dumbledore would totally win,” said the first one. “He has the badass Killing Curse.”
The second lycanthrope made a trenchant point. “But Dumbledore isn’t real.”
“I don’t think Magnus Bane is real either,” scoffed the first. “Have you ever met him?”

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

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Caro Emerald – Back It Up (Official Video)

I love this song. I love her sound. I love her! She’s beautiful and talented!

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Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Sever by Lauren DeStefano

With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this in one of my local bookstores! I thought that I’d have to wait months before I could get my hands on a copy! Can’t wait to read it! xD

-Ellie Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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Currently Reading;

Currently Reading;

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.

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When books become movies.

I’m from the Caribbean. Trinidad to be exact. So, when new books are released, it takes probably a month or two to find its way into our local bookstores. About two weeks ago, I visited my local bookstore to see if they had anything new and this is what I saw;

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Normally I’d be through-the-roof happy but I was more upset than happy. I mean, yeah I heard of the book because of the movie, but I made a pledge to always read the book before watching its movie. The only problem is that the books aren’t always available to me when I want to read them. Especially if no one has heard of it! So being the book hunter extraordinaire that I am, I searched high and low across the interweb in hopes of getting a copy of ‘Warm Bodies’. Eventually I found one and read it out in a day. 

So, imagine my surprise the moment I walked into my local bookstore and I see that staring at me in the face! Where was that when I wanted to read it? Why couldn’t it been on the shelves before the movie? I mean, come oonn! I felt cheated and betrayed. But it doesn’t end there!

Oh no! When I move further into my bookstore, I see this is what I see;

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Three best sellers all now ‘a major motion picture’ ! I’m disappointed. Two years ago, when I got my copy of ‘Perks’, no one had even heard of it. Now, a year later, it’s all over the place. The same goes for the ‘Life of Pi’. 

It saddens me that these books are out in stores and popular after they’ve had a movie made about them. I knew about all these books before they were even considered to made into a movie. Well, all cept ‘Warm Bodies’. 

I probably shouldn’t be as upset as I am, or blowing this out of proportion, it’s just I feel sorry for books like that. They gotta wait to be turned into “major motion” pictures before people discover them and realize how good they are. Most times they just watch the movie without reading the novel. 

Sigh…  But, that’s just me. And I’m weird. Lol.

And with that, I end this rant. 

-Ellie Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

 

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate (book review)

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And girl created boy…

In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect… won’t he?

Now, I’m a huge Michael Grant fan. I instantly fell in love with his work the moment I began the Gone series. And who could forget about Katherine Applegate, the author of one my favorite childhood book series?! The day that I found out that these two wrote a book together, I was ecstatic. I counted down the days it would have been released. Luckily for me, I traveled that year and was able to get my hands on a copy. I couldn’t wait to read it.

This book was not at all what I expected it to be. I’m sure what I expected it to be like. Either way I enjoyed the book up until the end, that is. 

To be honest it barely had anything to do with Adam! Yeah, Adam was featured in the book, Eve was creating him from scratch, but the book (in my opinion) had more to do with Evening and Solo and how the two characters linked with one another. 

The ending surprised me the most. I found that it fell quite flat in the end. I felt that more could have been done with after the fact that the majority of the book kept you on your toes, it kept you interested and for the way it ended, it disappointed me. 

Maybe there’s a second book on the way. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Still it was a well written, page turning, adventurous sci-fi. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. It keeps you interested with all its science-y stuff and back story. It’s one of those books that make you go “oh really?” when you find out something new.This book is more for all those into sci-fi, genetic modifying and the perfect guy? action. Except for the ending, that book overall was pretty good.

I gave it ★★★★

-Ellie Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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