Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

“I will always be your knight, Meghan Chase. And I swear, if there is a way for us to be together, I will find it. No matter how long it takes. If I have to chase your soul to the ends of eternity, I won’t stop until I find you, I promise.”

What is this I'm feeling?... 
I can't think of anything else. 
He's everything I want and everything I think about. 
Could this be... 
The in-love-with-Ashallyn’darkmyr-Tallyn feeling?

Indeed it is!

First of all, I want to say that Julie Kagawa is my new favorite author! I love the way she writes, the 
way she always leaves me breathless, amazed, and satisfied. The third book in the Iron Fey Series is a great reading experience! If you think second book is awesome, you better read this because you might just change your mind!

Meghan and the fey world finally face the most dreaded war against the Iron Fey. To withstand them, they must join forces and do the most crucial sacrifices. I have to admire Meghan for her bravery as well as Ash for making me swoony everytime he utters cheesy lines and for being an amazing knight. It makes me want to have a knight of my own. As for Puck, I feel sorry for him because somehow I know that behind that teasing and happy-go-lucky facade is a heart breaking for the love he cannot have. The ending left me contented and emotional. I don't know why but it brought tears to my eyes, as in A-Walk-to-Remember-kind-of tears. 

It's really sad that Meghan cannot do anything to alter her fate, she has no choice but to accept it. Now I'm dying to read the fourth book because I know there'll be more surprises,especially after Ash says he will not give up Meghan, that he'll find a way for them to be together. Gosh! Ash Tallyn I wish you were real!!! No forget that, I wish I was Meghan!! She's lucky lucky girl!!

Well. I'm not a fangirl. But reading this.. I think I have to give an exception ^_^
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 I ABSOLUTELY recommend this!!

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars!! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly undeniably surpassed my very low expectations.

 Being that it is one of those well-known Nephilim/Fallen angels novels like Hush Hush, or Fallen, I really thought my mind is very close to abandoning ship and fluttering away on its own because I'm getting tired of this concept and its popularity, as if it's the replacement to the vampire mania. But surprisingly, it's so much BETTER!

 One distinguishing factor that I like about the story is its originality. I like how the angels radiate their Glory, that they all have to fulfill their one purpose in life. And for the first time, the heroine, Clara becomes the powerful angel, and not some weakling who's only good at pining over a handsome guy. At first, I was frustrated because it's crystal clear that Christian is Clara's loveteam. He's the guy in her vision, the guy she's so obsessed with, and the guy she dreams of. That's why I thought that this would be the first time I would be siding with the other guy who's pathetically loving the girl who doesn't love him back. I was so distraught because Tucker is the right guy, and I can feel it...

 But luckily, I was right all along! Tucker is the one! I wanted to rejoice, to celebrate because he deserved it and he's such a great guy. I knew it, the first time he called her "Carrots," they'd be amazing, romantic, and inseparable! 

This is such a refreshing read that I became so excited for the next book. And I keep my fingers crossed that she still choose Tucker because she's having some issues and kind of getting confused.  

My Rating 4 of 5 stars!

Monday, June 04, 2012

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Just when I thought I wouldn't like this any better than the previous book, I was so 
wrong. The much awaited fifth installment of is packed with awesome action and surprises. And let us not forget the romance, and well, the lost souls....

After the disappearance of Jace and Sebastian, The shadowhunters, Clary, Alec, Magnus, Isabelle, and Simon try to search for the whereabouts of the two. But things change when they discoaver that Sebastian did not just kidnap Jace. They are now bound to each other. And to destroy one of them means destroying the other. Together they must find a powerful weapon to sever the tie between the two before it's too late.

Actually, I was really bothered throughout the most part of this novel. Part of this is because of their somehow futile search for the weapon, and the other part is for Jace. He is not himself that is sure. But the way he is described in the story is like he's hopeless. That who he turned into is impossible to change. I felt it. I felt what Clary must have felt during those times. Because I know it's hard to be with someone you love who isn't what he used to be. You tell yourself that everything is fine but deep down you know it's not the same anymore. That's probably the reason why I thought the story would just be another not-good-enough story. Because I didn't like it that Jace has to always be the one possessed or the one who's not himself. He seems vulnerable that way. And fake by the way. But that disappointment was only short-lived because of how everything turned out.

I guess there were so many scenes that I like. The omniscient point of view helped a great deal in building up the hype. I am entertained by their conversations sometimes. I liked Simon. His personality makes the situation much lighter, like his SMURFS and Star Wars thingy. The other characters are also interesting, like Maia and Jordan, and Alec and Magnus although I'm not really a big fan of their relationship. And the ending, boy it was exactly what I've hoped for! It's incredible and made me wish to read the next book right away!

There's no surprise that Cassandra Clare again made a great shadowhunter novel. She has proven herself so many times. So now I'm waiting more from her.

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars!