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Book Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

 


Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Infernal Devices, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on December 6th 2011 by  Walker Books
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them….

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Book Review: City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

 


City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #4
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 424 pages
Source: Birthday gift from my sisters
Published on September 2012 by Otava
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Langeneiden Enkelten Kaupunki”.

Synopsis:
The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

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Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

 


Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Infernal Devices, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 479 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on August 31st 2010 by  Walker Books
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them….

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Double Book Review: City Of Ashes + City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare

 


City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 453 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on March 24th 2009 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Tuhkakaupunki”.

Synopsis:
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won’t let her go–especially her handsome, infuriating newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil–and also her father. When the second of the Mortal Instruments is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

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Buddy Read: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 


Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: The Dark Elements, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 378 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on July 28th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Jennifer L. Armentout: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Some loves will last ’til your dying breath. Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

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Buddy Read: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 


Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: The Dark Elements, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 457 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on August 11th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
Jennifer L. Armentout: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Every touch has its price. Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life–no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay….

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Buddy Read: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 


White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: The Dark Elements, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 392 pages.
Source: Won in Tiffany’s giveaway
Published on May 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Jennifer L. Armentout: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
One kiss could be the last. Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul. But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

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