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Hello readers! My name is Kate and I'm a 20 year old English/Writing major with a passion for reading and writing. I read so many young adult book blogs and I've decided to start my own!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Bought Because of Their Covers

I am insanely guilty of this! Some have worked out, others haven't.

Twilight: Yep, I read this back in 2005 when it came out and the cover was what drew me in. I still think it's one of the better YA covers and has started a bit of a YA cover revolution.

Across the Universe: Haven't even touched it yet but the cover is beautiful.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher: I'm not sure why but I think this cover is just lovely. Its simplicity is what works.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: This book was on everyone's list for interesting covers. Obviously, I am included!

Hush, Hush: I started to read this but couldn't get into it. I plan on trying again but this cover is just amazing!

Delirium: I love everything about this book, including the amazing cover!

Wither: I just grabbed this book one day without even looking at the description. The cover alone sold me.

Anna Dressed in Blood: The title, the cover, just everything works.

The Dark Divine: So pretty!

Hereafter: I am completely in love with this cover but couldn't get into the book. Maybe I'll pick it up again?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

In my Mailbox (well, technically Kindle) #4

So many books this week!

Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz
Afterlife (Evernight #4) by Claudia Gray
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Suspense by Jason Letts (thank you for the copy!)
Eve by Anna Carey
Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

So sorry for the lack of updates. We read a book every two weeks in my lit class, plus other class workload has kept me from my enjoyable reading!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

City of Bones

Title: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) 

Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 512 pages
Source: My kindle
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: Paranormal

Summary: When Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. She learns that the teens are Shadowhunters (humans who hunt and kill demons), and Clary, a mundie (i.e., mundane human), should not be able to see them either. Shortly after this discovery, her mother, Jocelyn, an erstwhile Shadowhunter, is kidnapped. Jocelyn is the only person who knows the whereabouts of The Mortal Cup, a dangerous magical item that turns humans into Shadowhunters. Clary must find the cup and keep it from a renegade sector of Shadowhunters bent on eliminating all nonhumans, including benevolent werewolves and friendly vampires. Buy it Here!

Review: So I'm a bit late to the party, but at least I'm making my entrance! So how did I like City of Bones? Well, it took me two tries to finish it but I'm happy I did. I spent the first half of the novel pretty much bored but once I hit the 50% on my Kindle, the book took off! I don't really have much to say other than I'm not a fan of really anyone except Jace. Jace is all kinds of awesome and it saddens me that Jamie Campbell Bower is playing him, instead of Alex Pettyfer (dumb boy!) I absolutely love the setting of New York as well. Usually in books, New York is the setting but this time it was different. New York felt like a character in the book. The city has never felt so real to me. With that said, I'm off to continue reading City of Ashes!
Rating: 4 STARS