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Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter

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This is a review on the first three books in the Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter. I dived into this series without so much of an expectation and was pleasantly surprised by it.

Kylie Galen is 16 years old and got many issues to face in her daily life. It all starts off with her parents getting a divorce, her having a stalker whom nobody else seem to realize is there, her grandmother’s death and a party where Kylie was and the police found drugs at. Because of her cold mother who never listens Kylie gets sent off to a summer camp for troubled teens called The Shadow Falls Camp. On the bus that would take Kylie and some other teens to the camp she realizes that the teens are somewhat weird. There is a girl dressed all in black, another girl with hair in three different colors and carries a toad with her. Soon Kylie will get to see all her childhood fairytale and goodnight story creatures come to life right in front of her own pair of eyes.

This series feels like a mixture of every fantasy book I have read. There are angels, ghosts, heaven, hell, vampires, weres, witches, faes and many more. Seeing all these mythological, supernatural beings meet and collide in our world as teenagers was an experience worth my time. The excitement does not stop there, there is some triangular love involved too. I will continue on with this series as soon as possible, as always too many books and so little time.

I recommend this book to you if you enjoy some fantasy in your life!!

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Until next post, keep reading, it feels good!!

//Dulls

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

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This is the third and final book in the original Mortal Instruments trilogy, which is now known as The Mortal Instruments series because there has been a 4:th, 5:th and even a 6:th book released and the series have finally been finished not so long ago. It also has a prequel to it, The Infernal Devices series, which has a total of three books in it. It starts with Clockwork Angel, continues with Clockwork Prince and is finished with Clockwork Princess. A lot of people who have read both series recommend reading them in their release order, which looks like this:

  1. City of Bones
  2. City of Ashes
  3. City of Glass
  4. Clockwork Angel
  5. City of Fallen Angels
  6. Clockwork Prince
  7. City of Lost Souls
  8. Clockwork Princess
  9. City of Heavenly Fire

They say that the characters from both series end up connecting to each other and other kinds of things so I’ve decided to read those series in that order.

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare would actually have been a beautiful ending to a trilogy if it were so. But now that it’s in the middle of a huge series, you just know that something must be coming soon and you start imagining all the different possibilities of trouble that could pop up in the next book. Otherwise, in this book you get to actually visit the famous city of Alicante and see all of its beautiful demon-towers that pierce the sky with their sharp tops. Clary is still looking for the antidote to wake her mom up from the never ending coma and while she’s in Alicante she gets to meet these gorgeous new characters. Also you will get to see how Clary and Jace’s love life develops further and there are of course some huge plot twists that you didn’t expect at all that makes it even better and more enjoyable.

It is quiet nice to get to know all these characters and then continue reading about them and living amongst them for so long, unlike books that either doesn’t have a sequel or short series like duologies or trilogies. I’m totally looking forward to be starting on the Infernal Devices series and also continuing on the Mortal Instruments series.

I recommend this series in general for all of you who enjoy some good low-fantasy, Young Adult books!!

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars because of it’s amazing character developments and more.

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Enjoy!

Dulguun

The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes

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I finished this book yesterday, but I had a lot going on and so I finally got the chance to write a review on it today. Honestly I loved it!! Even more than City of Bones actually, because now you already know who the characters are and most of their pasts, their personalities etc. so you can sit back and enjoy the actions without wondering who someone is. City of Ashes sucked me in deep, believe it or not, the Prologue was kind of sort of huge with it’s mini reveal of a beginning of something big. I also enjoyed seeing some action I was missing since the ending of City of Bones happen shortly into the book, it was a good balance between action and romance which made it a roller coaster of feelings. There were many character developments throughout the book which I totally love reading.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare is the second book in The Mortal Instruments series which is completed with a total of six (6) books. It has 19 chapters in 411 pages. In this book Clary discovers more of the dark and dangerous side of New York City while her relationship with other characters slowly starts to change and develop. She would love to forget everything that has happened and get back to her life before she discovered the Shadowhunter world, but it seems to be seeping more and more into her life when dark forces starts to collect themselves preparing for a war.

I don’t want to spoil anything and so I can’t tell you more about the happenings, but that is my attempt on a short summary. If you have read City of Bones and can’t decide whether continue on with the series or not… DO IT!! People said that this series gets better and better with every book, which is totally true. Now after the second book, I’m in!! I can’t wait to read the next one, City of Glass, which I’m expecting big things from because of the cliffhanger City of Ashes ended with.

Totally awesome! I recommend to all fantasy lovers out there to give this series a shot.

It gets 5 out of 5 stars from me!!

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Enjoy!

Dulguun

The short second life of bree tanner

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Hello everyone, here is my first review ever! I read this book called the short second life of bree tanner by Stephenie Meyer around a week ago and I finished it the day I started reading it. The story was (still is) so dear to me because it is an eclipse novella which means that this story is connected to Eclipse (book 3 of The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer). The Twilight Saga lives in my heart and is a part of who I am so of course I had to read a novella connected to the big story. The main character of this book, Bree Tanner, appears in the book and the movie Eclipse for a very short amount of time which is really sad for me after getting to know the story from her perspective.

the short second life of bree tanner is all about the emotions and physical changes the main character Bree Tanner gets to experience once she had become a vampire. She was a member of a group of vampires all created by the same “creator” and doesn’t have a clue about what purpose they were created and collected for. Bree was one of the rare newborn vampires that actually could stop fighting for blood and take a look around and wonder what was going on outside their raging group. Shortly after her change, Bree gets to know Diego who is also a newborn and who is looking for the same answers as Bree does. Before Bree and Diego themselves relized it, they were secretly falling for each other. But really what they don’t know is that their time as an immortal is quickly running out.

As a huge fan of The Twilight Saga I really loved this book and I enjoyed every page of it. My expectations on Stephenie Meyer’s books are pretty high and this book did complete them entirely. It is really nice to get to know what was actually happening behind all the doubts and guesses the Cullen family had in the book Eclipse and also to get a taste of how it feels to be a real wild newborn with no idea about the outer world.

I’m really grateful that Stephenie Meyer decided to write this book and tell us about the happenings behind the things we knew.

P.S. Make sure that you have watched the movie Eclipse or read the book Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer before reading this one so that you can connect those two story lines together and understand them completely.

I will give this one 3 out of 5 stars.

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Hope you enjoy!

Dulguun