Maand: oktober 2015

Book Review: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

Hi, everybody!

Autumn break has started so that means more reading and more book reviews! As always on Saturdays I have a review for you. Probably there will be some extra posts this week beside my normal posts so look out for that!

Titel: City of Glass

Author: Cassandra Clare

Genre:  YA,  Fantasy Adventure

Publishing Date: January 1ste 2009

Pages: 541

Rate: 4.75/5


Synopsis  (Goodreads)

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City – whatever the cost?
Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.


My review

After almost two months of waiting I finally got to reading the third book in this fantastic series. And it only got better.

Cassandra Clare places Jace and Clary in very difficult stituations for them both. It’s impossible to hide their love for each other even though they know they shouldn’t feel the way they do. The negative comments I had on Clary in my book review for City of Bones (which you can read here) completely dissapeared. She proves that she’s strong and she really has changed in such a short period of time. And even though Jace is broken he still is himself, fortunatly.
A thing I really like was the relationship between Simon and Jace. Then don’t like each other very much but they try to tolerate each other for Clary which leads to hilarious comments from both sides. Now that Simon is a Daylighter it seems much easier for him to live a normal life. But nothing comes without a price.
Alec was amazing. He still is a little bit irritating and pedantic but to his credit. Finally he starts to kind of like Clary in his way.
Isabelle, as always, was her kickbutt self.
We also got to meet the new and handsome character Sebastian. In the beginning I quite liked him actually, then I started to think he was a creep and then… well…

At the moment, when I’m writing this, I already read City of Fallen Angels. When I finished City of Glass I was wondering what still had to happen in the next three books because it was all nicely wrapped up, but more of that in my review of City of Fallen Angels.


Did you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below or send a link to your review if you have one, I’d love to read it! I’ll see see you tomorrow with a Book Tag!

Love

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

This or That? Challenge #12

this or that

Hi, everybody!

This week’s This or That? Challenge of Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles is very interesting.


We have to choose between…

own your own bookshop (spruce it up however you like)

OR

get paid to read (on your own timeline and read whatever you want)


Owning a bookshop would be absolutely wonderfull. I could recommend books to people and talk about books to people just books *-* But now that I think about it I don’t really like people… I find it very difficult to talk to stragers or just any humans actually. XD

And getting paid to read? That’s just a dream, isn’t it?! I would be a millionaire in no time! Yep, I’m deffinitly choosing getting paid to read. I could read all day long and my parents wouldn’t mind it because I can say that I get mony for it. And with that money I can buy more books. And then when I read those books I have more money for some more books. Oh, yes! Can this please happen?!


What would you choose? Comment on Rae’s post (linked above) or make your own post about it (make sure to link it to Rae’s blog)! That’s it for this Wednesday. I will hopefully see you again on Saturday!

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

Hi, everybody!

I was tagged by Another Afterthought to do the Fall Time Cozy Book Tag. Thank you for tagging me and definitely check out his blog! Let’s get started!


CRUNCHING LEAVES: THE WORLD IS FULL OF COLOUR. CHOOSE A BOOK THAT HAS REDS, ORANGES AND YELLOWS ON THE COVER.

This is probably the most warm cover of all The Mortal Instruments series. With Clary’s red hair and yellow dress and Simon’s (I think it’s Simon, I’m not sure xD ) brown/orange clothes and all the orange and brown colours it looks really cozy.


COZY SWEATER: IT’S FINALLY COLD ENOUGH THE DON WARM COZY CLOTHING. WHAT BOOK GIVES YOU THE WARM FUZZIES?

I know this a winter read but these cute lovestories make me so warm inside! They’re fun, lovely and light. A really nice quick read while curled up in a blanket.


FALL STORM: THE WIND IS HOWLING AND THE RAIN IS POUNDING. CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OR GENRE THAT YOU LIKE TO READ ON A STORMY DAY.

I don’t think I actually have such a book or genre. I just read what I feel like reading or what I already was reading. Wheter there’s a storm outside or the sun shines bright I will curl up in a blanket and read the book I’m currently reading on my bed. :p


COOL CRISP AIR: WHO’S THE COOLEST CHARACTER YOU WANT TO TRADE PLACES WITH?

How cool would it be to be Izzy for a day? I could wear badass clothes and I could finally be more confident in myself. AND I would kill demons like it was nothing! B-) I chose the Isabelle from the movie because I don’t really like the Isabelle from the tv-series… (We’ll see what I think of her when the serie starts.)


HOT APLLE CIDER: WHAT UNDER HYPED BOOK DO YOU WANT TO SEE BECOME THE NEXT BIGGEST, HOTTEST THING?

Maybe this book already once was a really popular book but I just want everyone to read this book because it’s so so good! I still haven’t come around on reading Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s other books but I really want to.


COAT, SCARVES AND MITTENS: THE WEATHER HAS TURNED COLD AND IT’S TIME TO COVER UP. WHAT’S THE MOST EMBARRASING COVER YOU OWN THAT YOU LIKE TO KEEP HIDDEN IN PUBLIC?

I don’t think I have a cover that’s that embarrasing. Since I’m only fourteen years old and I mostly don’t read NA I don’t have books with inapropriate covers or something.


PUMPKIN SPICE: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FALL TIME CONFORT FOOD/FOODS?

SOUP!!! I love soup! It’s so warm and in a nice looking mug it looks really cozy. *-*


That’s it for the Fall Time Cozy Book Tag! I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you on Wednesday!

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

Bookreview: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Hi, everybody!

This week’s book review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell!

Eleanor & ParkTitel: Eleanor & Park

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publishing date: February 26th 2013

Genre: YA

Pages: 283

Rating: 5/5


Synopsis (Goodreads)

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor
… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.


My review

I finally read my second book by Rainbow Rowell. After I read Fangirl in April I was sold. This book, too, was fantastic! I flew right through it. If people didn’t need sleep I would’ve read it in one sitting.
Eleanor lives in difficult family circumstances. After a year she can finally live with her mother, stepdad and siblings again. But, still her stepdad despises her. She’s such a strong character with a really strong will and reading about a corpulent person really did something with me.  Because of financial problems her clothes are all wrong and she isn’t much appreciated at school. But there is one boy who may show some interest in her and that’s the start of their first, unusual and special love.
Park lives in a warm family. But at home and school he feels like he doesn’t really belong untill he meets Eleanor. I thought Park was a less interesting character but I still really liked him.

While I was reading and after I finished it I was thinking about what I actually liked about this book and I have to admit that I still don’t know. I know that I just do. Maybe because I want my first love to start like this or maybe because the circumstances intrigued me.

Rainbow Rowell did such a good job on making me fall in love with this book and making my heart break and her writingstyle! God, I love it!

Although I still love Fangirl better than this one, this was almost as good!


Did you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below or leave a link to your review if you have one. I’d love to read it! ALSO! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK THE THREE WORDS ARE!!!

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

This or That? Challenge #11

this or that

Hi, everybody!

This week Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles made a lovely Harry Potter themed This or That? Challenge! And you all know how much I love talking about Harry Potter so here we go!


Choose between…

Only reading the Harry Potter series for the rest of your life

or

only watching the movies for the rest of your life.


I love, love, love watching the movies. It’s definitly not as good as the books but I really love almost all the actors. When I’m in a bad and depresive mood Harry Potter is always there to make me happy and it’s easier to watch a movie than read a whole book.

But the books… You can’t ignore these masterpieces that J. K. Rowling has created.  I can’t imagine a life without them! I know I read almost all of them ten times but I can’t imagine living without Hogwarts and all these wonderfull characters and just  I love it so much! I would never give those books up. Just thinking about living without them makes me sad and ugh Rae! How dare you even ask this and make me so sad! Just kidding, I love you. ;p

So I would definitly choose the books over the movies although I can’t really imagine a life without the movies, either… I’m so glad questions like these aren’t real… XD


So, that’s it! Make sure to comment on Rae’s post (linked above) or make you own post about it and make sure to link it to Rae’s. I will see you on Saturday! 😉

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

Villain Squad Tag

Hi, everybody!

Although I’m very lazy I am making this post! XD I was tagged by Another Afterthought. Thank you so much for tagging me! Before we start you have to know that I’m usually not a villain lover. So most of all these villains I pick I probably don’t like but I just think they would be quite good for the job.


THINK OF YOUR VILLAIN IDENTITY AND POWER

Well, for my name I’m not sure I will find a good one because I’m terrible at choosing names. XD But I know what super power I want! I want to be able to read minds! Like who doesn’t want that? Maybe it can be boring in life because you know what everyone is thinking and life becomes less mysterious but just how cool would it be?! I always want to know what other people are thinking. About me, about others, about things in the world… I can’t help it. :p


THE LEADER – PICK A LEADER TO LEAD THE PACK

(Valentine Morgenstern – The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare)

Look, I absolutely hate Valentine but I do think he is a good leader. When he was the leader of the Circle everyone loved him and his plans were kind of working. But then ofcourse almost everyone turned their back to him… :p

THE KILLER SMILE – PICK A VILLAIN WHO IS JUST EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE

(Rhysand – A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas)

We just have to appreciate the good looks of Rhysand, right? This is one villain that I actually do like! Maybe even love… If you read A Court Of Thorns And Roses you probably know why. He’s so mysterious and dark and just *-*

THE LOOSE CANON – PICK A VILLAIN THAT MARCHES TO THE BEAT OF THEIR OWN DRUM

(Ares – The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan)

You have to admit all the gods are kind of villains. They mostly just think about themselves, everyone has to admire them, … And Ares really doesn’t give an f about what others think of his actions. He will just do his own thing.

THE UNHINGED ONE – PICK A VILLAIN WHO ISN’T PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK

(Bellatrix Lestrange – The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling)

Bellatrix is just donwright insane and crazy and awfull. I absolutely hate her actually but I can understand why people love her. It’s probably just because Helena did such a good job on her with the movies. Because I really don’t understand how you can like her otherwise. XD I love Helena too as Bellatrix. :p

THE REDEEMER – PICK A VILLAIN THAT’S ON PATH OF REDEMPTION/WOULD PLAY BOTH SIDES

(Draco Malfoy – The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling)

I know, I know, a cliché. I don’t like Draco nor do I hate him. He’s just a boy who thinks he’s doing the right thing because of his parents. But when the series comes to a close he knows he’s not doing the right thing but he just doesn’t really know how to put things right.

THE EVIL ONE – PICK A VILLAIN THAT’S JUST BAD TO THE BONE

(President Snow – The Hunger Games trilogy)

I would’ve said Voldemort but I don’t think he can be in a “squad” without being a leader so I went with president Snow. Now, you can say that he neither can be in a squad without being the leader but I believe he would be quite a bit intimidated by all the other villains I picked since then all have some kind of super power. And we just have to admit that there is no good in Snow.

THE ONCE-WAS-GOOD – PICK A VILLAIN THAT DIDN’T ORIGINALLY START OUT AS A VILLAIN

I’ve been thinking about this one for already 15 minutes or something and I can’t think of anyone… XD I need to read more books! :’) If you know one please comment below! 🙂


So, that’s it! As you can see I really don’t like villains but I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you on Wednesday (if I don’t forget to post XD)

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

Book Review: The Sword by Deborah Chester

Hi, everybody!

I’m so sorry! I totally forgot to post on Wednesday! I had so much homework and I only realised I forgot to post when I lay in bed that evening. Thereby I missed a really good This or That? Challenge of Rae. I’m bussy with school, I can’t concentrate on anything and I don’t have any insperation for anything. There’s something happening with me, I think. :p But today I have a book review for you! I’m sorry it’s a short one but as I said I’m bussy, can’t concentrate and don’t have any insperation.

Titel: The Sword

Author: Deborah Chester

Publishing date: February 1ste 2000

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 2/5


Synopsis (Goodreads)

Two men. One is a prince of royal blood. The other is a half-breed, part human, part elf. But the part that is human is also royal.Two women. One is a princess, pampered and protected. The other lives in the forest, the leader of a band of rebels. She too has elven blood.

This is their story — the tale of love and hate, courage and cowardliness, and magic both dark and light.


My review

This series, too, I received from a friend and I wasn’t actually that keen to start it for some reason.
In the first part we follow king Tobeszijian while he loses his throne and while he’s on the run. He loses his wife who he loves with all his heart and tries to bring his children in safety.
Especially in the first part it was really action-packed and this is the part I read the fastest.
In the second and third part we follow the son of king Tobeszijian 15 years later. These parts were a little bit slower but there still happened a lot. Still I barely went forward. Mostly because of school but I also just didn’t want to read.
I had big troubles with the world building. It was really confusing and a map would’ve been welcome! But overall the writingsstyle was good although there were so many difficult names!
Unfortunatly I didn’t really enjoy this book. Probably because I just wasn’t in the mood for it because it was a really interesting story.
One day I will continue with this trilogy but for now I don’t think so.


I hope you enjoyed and I see you tomorrow. 🙂

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx