Lately, I've sort of been slacking on writing reviews for these fabulous books, and my pile for writing reviews has been growing... like non stop [because apparently I can't stop reading... or buying books ;) ]. Soooooo, I'm just gonna write some mini reviews right here! Reviews are going for the following books: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, The Dark Divine by Bree Despain, The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong, The Anatomy of Wings by Karen Foxlee, aaaaand Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel. Isn't that a lot of reviews to catch up on? But, Part One contains only the first three :)
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Date Released: October 12th, 2010
Rating: 5 out of 5
This book was AMAZING! I loved every single bit of it! The characters, Andi and Alexandrine were awesome. Especially Andi, because throughout the book you really got to see her change. The plot was really good, too, and there was a twist that I definitely did not see coming. It was a little bit of a confusing twist, and honestly I thought it was sort of a weird twist that probably should have been in something like a science fiction novel, but it was a cool touch to the book at the same time. Jennifer Donnelly is a brilliant author that really makes historical fiction truly interesting. If you haven't read her first young adult novel A Northern Light, then you must get it! Revolution was also written pretty beautifully as well. You should definitely go pick this book up :)
Title: Clockwork Angel
Author: Cassandra Clare
Date Released: August 31st, 2010
Rating: 4 out of 5
I didn't think that this one was as great as all the books in The Mortal Instrument series, but it was still good nonetheless. The plot was captivating and the characters were super cool (like Will), but I guess maybe it just didn't really live up to my expectations? Who knows... However, the setting was really cool :D I really liked how it was set in Victorian London, really giving the book a sort of old vibe. It was also definitely fun trying to imagine the characters with English accents :D Another cool thing was getting to learn more about the Shadowhunters and their background. Overall, it was a cool book, a fairly captivating read, and really good. So, if you enjoyed The Mortal Instrument series, then you might like this one as well.
Title: The Dark Divine
Author: Bree Despain
Date Released: December 22nd, 2009
Rating: 4 out of 5
This book was really cool. I found the whole religion and supernatural aspect of it really interesting. What really kept me on my toes was finding out who the killer was, of course lol :) I bet that really intrigued everyone else too hahaha. I don't know if the whole supernatural creature part of it is supposed to be a secret since the description doesn't seem to have anything about it, so I won't say what it is, but Bree Despain really made this creature different from the other ones out there. So, basically it was fairly original. The characters were cool, too, although I found Jude to be a little weird... And it kind of annoyed me that his family couldn't really sense that he was acting different right away. It was pretty obviousGrace's friend was especially annoying, too, because who dates their friend's brother?? That must've been so awkward for Grace! But Daniel seemed super hot, after he cut his hair though. Note: I'm not the biggest fan of guys with long hair. Oh! Another really cool thing!!! I'm pretty sure that it said that the main character, Grace, had purple/violet eyes. I WANT HER EYES!
*All review copies have been purchased by me or received as a gift.