Happy Release Day Lord Of Shadows!

On March 8th, 2016, Cassandra Clare’s much awaited Lady Midnight was released.

Today, May 23rd, 2017, it’s Lord Of Shadows turn, and let me tell you, I am excited.

Here is the official cover and summary for Cassandra Clare’s latest installment to her bestselling Shadowhunter series.

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A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.

If you haven’t yet ordered your copy, you can purchase special editions at Target, Barnes And Noble, as well as Costco. All first edition copies of the book will feature 30 new rune illustrations from the book. The Costco edition features an interpretation of Julian’s portrait of Emma from Lady Midnight. The Target edition includes a beautiful map of Alicante. The Barnes And Noble edition has a deleted scene from Lord of Shadows, in which Emma and Julian, Shadowhunter warriors and soul mates, meet on Blackfriars Bridge in London.

If you’re waiting for your pre-ordered copy to come, like I am, you can read the first two and a half chapters here.

Happy reading and again, happy release day to both Cassandra Clare and to Lord Of Shadows. Let me know down in the comments how you’re spending this day!

 

 

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Shadowhunters Episode 202, “A Door Into The Dark” Recap.

Alright, last week on The Shadowhunters, we open on the same scene we ended with last week. Jocelyn is about to shoot Jace, and he and Valentine go through a portal.

We meet Clary and Jocelyn back at the Institute, where Jocelyn tries to explain to Clary that Jace is powerful, but evil, because of the demon blood Valentine experimented on him with when he was a baby.

Lydia has a meeting to inform the rest of the Institute to bring in any of Valentine’s Circle members that they can, for interrogation purposes.

When Clary confronts Alec about what their next plan of action is, of course, Alec blames Clary for Jace’s disappearance entirely. Since Izzy is a rational person, she later explains to Clary that Alec is just upset that Jace is gone.

Meanwhile, Simon goes to the Hotel Dumort, where Raphael makes him fins Camille and bring her back to the Hotel.

Clary is hiding in her room, and then she escapes from under her mothers nose, and heads to a local art store. Her mother and Luke track her down there, where Luke tries to get Clary to forgive Jocelyn. Clary quickly exits the shop, runs into Dot (who she thought was dead), and Dot kidnaps her and takes her through a portal onto Valentine’s ship, where she convinces her that she can see the future.

Whilst this is happening, Izzy and Alec head to a local underground fight club to look for Circle members. They find a few, but no information.

Simon heads to Magnus’s apartment to ask for his help in finding Camille. Magnus portals them to Camille’s home in India, where Simon finally learns to use his vampire powers, and he and Magnus find a mysterious, special box, but no Camille.

Jocelyn heads back to the Institute where she proposes that she, Alec, and Isabelle work together to find Jace and Clary through his parabatai bond, with the help of a magical stone called Adamas. Jocelyn tells them that it could potentially kill Alec, and of course, Isabelle is less than pleased. Alec agrees to help anyway.

Clary finds Jace on the boat and she tells him that she can see the future. Her vision is of all the Downworlders slaughtering the humans into extinction, and that Jace is the only one who can stop them because of his demon blood. Valentine interrupts, and he and Jace promptly leave for a mission to find a werewolf.

We see that Clary is stuck inside a cage on Valentine’s boat, and Dot is revealing that Clary cannot actually see the future, and Dot had cast a spell on her, and that Valentine has been experimenting on her, and she needs Clary’s help. She also tells Clary that she’s upset she stopped looking for her, that she gave up.

  1. Dot is upset that Clary stopped looking for her, and she cast a spell on her.
  2. Camille is not in India. Instead, Simon and Magnus find a special box.
  3. Valentine and Jace capture one of Luke’s werewolves. They want to kill her because they think she broke the accords.
  4. Jace and Clary try to escape the boat, Dot helps them, and they jump over the edge.
  5. Valentine kills the werewolf anyway.
  6. The End.

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Top Ten Tuesday!

Hey! It’s Tuesday, and as I’m sure you know, that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish, and this week it is the Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).

10. Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a802 Book Review favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants
to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

9. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead.

Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust
and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Top Ten Tuesday On 802 Book Review!Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…

8. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine.

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To 802 Book Review.do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

7. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

 

802 Book Review.Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?

 

6. The Crowns Game by Evelyn Skye.

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—802 Book Review.the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

5. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

When kingdom come, there will be one.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—802 Book Review.three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

4. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.

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iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.

3. A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir.

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake August 2016 New Releases On 802 Book Review!a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

802 Book Review.Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai 802 Book Review.is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare.

Alright, that’s my list. Which books would be on yours? Let me know down in the comments section!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys! It’s Liv. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish, and this week it is the Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds. Here we go.

10. Carrie Bradshaw from The Carrie Diaries and Sex In The City. Carrie is an up and coming hopeful writer in the series, and consequently, loves to red.

9. Charlie Kelmeckis from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. Charlie likes to read, which is pretty much how he becomes friends with his writing teacher.

8. Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars. Hazel and Gus start talking about books when they first meet, and a huge point in the book is when they go to meet the writer of Hazel’s favorite book that she got Gus to read, An Imperial Affliction.

7. Anna Oliphant from Anna And The French Kiss. Anna loves movies, and she loves to write. She has her own blog where she writes reviews for movies.

6. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda. Matilda reads a lot, she often will read to escape her horrible life, so, she logs a ton of hours reading books.

5. Cather Avery from Fangirl. fangirl is practically built on Cath’s love for her favorite book series featuring the one and only Simon Snow, she connects to people using her love of books and fangirling.

4. Meggie Folchart from the Inkworld Series. Meggie believed when she was a child, that if she put books under her pillow she would dream about them, she didn’t want to miss a single second of reading time.

3. Sam Roth From The Wolves Of Mercy Falls Series. Sam works in a bookstore during the summer when he’s human, and when he’s not there, he is reading poetry to Grace.

2. Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices Series. Tessa lived in the age of the classics, before they were classics. She loves reading these books, and she will often discuss them with Will.

1. Chloe Saunders from The Darkest Powers Series and The Darkness Rising Trilogy. Chloe wants to become a screenwriter/director when she grows up, so she really works on her craft, reading and writing screenplays in her free time, whenever she has it.

This list was a little bit tricky. No one immediately came to mind, but I powered through and thought really hard. I hope you guys liked this list and I’ll see you back here soon! Have a great rest of your day, goodbye!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey, It’s Liv! I have yet another Top Ten Tuesday for you guys, since it is Tuesday, after all. As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish, this week it is the Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession. This was a little tricky, because I have been on a huge book buying ban, and the last time I bought books, that I can remember, I only bought 5. Here we go.

10. Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mylnowski.

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9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

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8. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

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7. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

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6. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger.

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5. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

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4. The Heir by Kiera Cass.

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3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

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2. Endgame: The Calling by Nils Johnson-Shelton and James Frey.

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1. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch.

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Alright, I hope you enjoyed this and I’ll see you back here later! Have a great rest of your day! Goodbye!

The Shadowhunters: Casting, Clary!

Hey Guys! It’s Liv.

I have been waiting for this release ever since I found out that there was even going o be a T.V. show. I’m of course talking about the casting of the one, the only, Miss Clary Fray.

This, is our new Clary.

Katherine McNamara

This is Katherine McNamara. She started her career when she was thirteen, and she was in the Broadway play, A Little Night Music, she played Fredrika Armfeldt. I cannot even get over how happy I am about this. I loved her in Happyland, her character Harper was pretty great. I think that she’s a great actor. She’s also a dead ringer for Clary. Clary is described as delicate, fair skinned, and a red head. Does that remind you of anyone mentioned in this post? I’m so happy that she has been cast, I think that she’ll be a fantastic Clary!

Someone who I always just kind of pictured as Clary was Sasha from ABookUtopia. I love Sasha’s channel, and her videos are some of my favorites on Booktube, and, trust me, I watch a lot of Booktube. She looks like her, right? Well, I certainly think so. She’s also known for being Lily Collins’ Doppelganger. They look so dang similar, it’s pretty hard to differentiate who’s who in the picture on the right. You should definitely check out Sasha’s channel, her videos are so great, and so hilarious, I die laughing sometimes.

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Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to find out the rest of the cast. See you soon!

The Shadowhunters: Casting, Jace

Hey guys, it’s Liv! I have exciting news. If you haven’t heard yet, The Mortal Instruments is becoming a show. This T.V. show feels so great, because second chances like this practically never happen. The movie flopped, big time, not because of the actors, mainly just the way it was marketed and the way it was adapted from the book. Since the series has been given another chance, it just feels like a sign that it is going to go well. Constantin Films, who made the The Mortal Instruments movie, announced their plans to recreate the Shadowhunter world in a television series in September 2014.  ABC Family was the network chosen to make this a reality. I wasn’t too excited when I heard that ABC Family was producing this show. I was really hoping that the CW would pick up this show because it just fits in so well with the other shows that they do, and do well, in my opinion. ABC Family wanted this because they are trying to re-brand and draw more older viewers to their network. The show has a guaranteed 13 episodes, which is good, we get a whole season to see this play out. On Monday, sorry this is so late, they announced who will be playing Jace in the show. Playing Jace is the one, the only, Mr. Dominic Sherwood.

Dominic Sherwood As Jace

Gorgeous, right? Dominic Sherwood was recently in Taylor Swifts’ music video for her song Style. He played Christian Ozera in the Vampire Academy movie adaption. This casting has the book world absolutely buzzing.  I’m interested to see how he does as Jace. Jamie was a really good Jace. I think Dominic will do a good job. I’ll try and update you guys each time a cast member is announced or there is more news. Filming is going to start this May, in Toronto, so there should be some news pretty soon! Until next time!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys, it’s Liv, and as you know, it’s Tuesday. So, Top Ten Tuesday is in order. Once again, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week, it’s the Top Ten Favorite Authors of all time. While I was writing this, I kind of knew immediately who was in my top three or four, but after that, it was a little difficult. Here are my Top Ten Favorite Authors Of All Time.

10. Andrea Cremer.

Andrea Cremer wrote a series that I was absolutely obsessed with called Nightshade. This series isn’t that well known, but it definitely should be. The main character, Calla Tor is a Searcher, the protector of the Keepers in her world. This trilogy is filled with love, loyalty, and mystery. She is also writing an adult series and a prequel based on the Nightshade Series.

9. L.J. Smith.

L.J. Smith is a completely understated writer. She is very prolific with her work and all her plotlines are original. Her works are the basis of the very popular The Vampire Diaries television series, as well as The Secret Circle. If you haven’t already, definitely pick up something by L.J. Smith.

8. Stephenie Meyer.

Stephenie Meyer is a classic. If you haven’t read, The Twilight Saga yet, you are seriously missing out. These books were so fantastic. The writing is absolutely beautiful and the characters are one of kind. They each come with their own back story that perfectly shapes who they are in the books.

7. Suzanne Collins.

Suzanne Collins’s, The Hunger Games, is, of course, one of my favorite series. I love the world that she created. With classic themes set in a dystopian society, what’s not to love? If you haven’t already, pick up one of Suzanne Collins books today!

6. Holly Black.

Holly Black creates a magical world of lies and deceit in her Curse Workers series. Cassel is one of my favorite characters, ever. Cassel is, as my mother would say, as clever as the devil and twice as pretty. He’s sweet and charming, but he’s also lying, cheating, stealing, con artist. This mafia ruled world of danger and deceit is one I’d definitely like to live in.

5. Michelle Hodkin.

Michelle Hodkin earns this spot for her fabulous Mara Dyer trilogy. These books were wonderfully creepy and spooky. I liked these so much because you could never tell what was real and what wasn’t. Just when you thought you had it figured out, you didn’t. It was just plot twist after plot twist and it was great.

4. Stephanie Perkins.

Stephanie Perkins is a favorite because of her novel, of course, Anna and the French Kiss. I love this book. I loved it the first time I read it, and every reread after that, it is just as great as the first time. The writing is beautiful, as is the setting, and the characters are, in my opinion, pretty great. I wish I had a romance as great as Anna and Étienne.

3. Rick Riordan.

Rick Riordan, like Cassandra Clare, is very prolific. He found something that worked and went for it.  I have read the majority of his books, my favorites are the books with Percy. His stories were really great because when they were published Percy and I were the same age, I didn’t read them right away, but it still felt like I was growing up with Percy, and I still am.

2. Cassandra Clare.

Cassandra Clare is practically a legend. I have read almost all of her books, and, they are so fantastic that I don’t even have words. Her books make me feel so much, and they have everything that I could ever want in a book series. What I especially love about her books is that they all interconnect. They all take place in the same world, but, until you read the other series, you don’t notice how connected every book she writes really is. And she just keeps writing, she even has plans for a fifth Shadowhunter series that won’t even be published until 2021. I can’t even wait. I’ve been reading her books since the fifth grade, and it looks like I’ll still be reading the into my late twenties.

1. Kelley Armstrong.

Kelley Armstrong has always been my favorite author. I love The Darkest Powers Series, I wish so much that there had been more, The Darkness Rising Series was also fantastic. Her Women of The Otherworld Series is one of the only adult series that I read, and I love it. If you haven’t picked up a book by Kelley Armstrong yet, I’d encourage you to do immediately, she is truly fantastic!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys! Once again, it’s Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Inspiring Book Quotes. I don’t really know if these quotes are inspiring, but they are definitely some of my favorites. Here are my top ten, in no particular order.

10. “It doesn’t matter what we are. It matters what we do.”

~ Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution Of Mara Dyer.

9. “Fear is the mind killer.”

~ Frank Herbert, Dune.

8. “That’s what we all want, isn’t it? Power without price.”

~ Kelley Armstrong, The Summoning.

7. “A stereotype becomes a stereotype when a significant percentage of the population appears to conform to it.”

~ Kelley Armstrong, Dime Store Magic.

6. “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”

~ Stephanie Meyer, Twilight.

5. “Do you know great minds enjoy excellence, average minds love mediocrity and small minds adore comfort zones?”

~ Onyi Anyado, Doorway To Distinction

4. “Nothing sparkly can stay.”

~ S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders.

3. “Girls like her, my grandfather once warned me, girls like her turn into women with eyes like bullet holes and mouths made of knives. They are always restless. They are always hungry. They are bad news. They will drink you down like a shot of whisky. Falling in love with them is like falling down a flight of stairs. What no one told me, with all those warnings, is that even after you’ve fallen, even after you know how painful it is, you’d still get in line to do it again.”

~ Holly Black, Black Heart.

2. “To love is to destroy, and to be loved is to be the one destroyed”.

~ Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments, City Of Bones.

1. “She wears trouble like a crown. If she ever falls in love, she’ll fall like a comet, burning the sky as she goes.”

~ Holly Black, Black Heart.

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey, it’s Liv here with the latest Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week, it is the Top Ten characters you’d like to check in on. So, it’s the characters that you wish you could know what they’re life is like after the book or series ended. This list started out as 6 couples and 4 single characters, but, some of the singles were from the same series as the couples, so I just lumped them together. Enjoy!

10. 9. and 8. Corey Carling, Daniel Bianchi, and Maya Delaney from The Darkest Rising Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong.

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7. Calla Tor and Renier “Ren” LaRoche from The Nightshade Trilogy by Andrea Cremer.

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6. Carmen Bianchi and Jeremy King from Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez.

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5. Clary Fray and Jace Herondale from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

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4. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer.

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3. Anna Oliphant and Étienne St. Clair from Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

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1. and 2. Derek Souza, Chloe Saunders, and Simon Bae from The Darkest Powers Series by Kelley Armstrong.

The SummoningThe AwakeningThe Reckoning

Some of you probably won’t know who these people are, but you should definitely check out these books, they are definitely all in my top ten books ever.