Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review : City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare

Author : Cassandra Clare
Category : Fantasy, Paranormal
Format : Paperback (540 pages)
Publisher : Simon & Schuster (8 May 2012)
Language : English
ISBN- 10 : 1442456884
ISBN- 13 : 978-1442456884

Goodreads Description :
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

My Thought :
City of Lost Souls start where the previous book left off. After Simon destroys Lilith, Sebastian and Jace disappear. The clave start the search for them but still get no result, so they deproritize the search. Clary and friends decide to take the matters into their own hands. When Jace comes to meet Clary, she finally knows that Jace and Sebastian are bound to each other. If something happen to Jace, it also happen to Sebastian, and vice versa. With Simon's help, Clary follows team evil to find out what Sebastian plan to do. At the other side, team good try to find a way to break the strong bound between Jace and Sebastian. Can they break the bound and save Jace? And what is Sebastian hiding from Clary?

Just like the other Cassandra Clare's book, I absolutely love the book. I love the characters, and in this book I'm more in love with Simon. We also can see different Jace in CoLS. In this book, we can find more romance (you can see it from the cover, right?), not only between Jace and Clary but also between the other characters. At the other side, I also think the book have less action than what I expected. Honestly, when I saw the book trailer I expect more action from the book. 

The twists and turns in CoLS make me hold my breath. It is mindblowing. And the cliffhanger ending is a great way to end the book. It spark my curiosity for the next book. I can't wait to read the last book in this series. After all, I really enjoy the book and I'm highly recommend the book. If you haven't read the series yet, you have to read it now.

I give City of Lost Souls 4,5 out of 5 stars.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Review : When Dreams Come True by Rebecca Emin

Author : Rebecca Emin
Category : Fiction
Format : Paperback (162 pages)
Publisher : (28 May 2012)
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 1471092046 
ISBN-13 : 978-1471092046 

Goodreads Description :
Charlie is happiest when biking with Max and Toby, or watching films with Allie. But when Charlie reaches year nine (age 13), everything begins to change.

As her friends develop new interests, Charlie's dreams become more frequent and vivid, and a family crisis tears her away from her friends.

How will Charlie react when old family secrets are revealed? Will her life change completely when some of her dreams start to come true? 

My Thought :
Charlie is a 13 years old girl who have three best friends, two boys (Max and Toby) and a girl (Allie). Unlike any other girls her age who loves to shopping or talking about boys, she always prefer to do something sporty, like riding a bike or climbing with Max and Toby. When Allie shows her interest in boys, Charlie starts to see the world in new pespective. She becomes more aware of how her friends start to develop feeling for the opposite sex.  She also starts to have a vivid dream that seems to related with her real life. She thinks that there must be some meaning behind all of her vivid dream and she tries to figure that out. When her aunt falls ill and her parents have to look after her aunt, Charlie spends more of her time at her aunt's house where she find out old family secrets. 

I received the book two days ago from the author and devour it immediately. The story is quite good, I enjoy it. It's about friendship and family. I love how the relationship between the characters develop because that seems relevant to teenager's real life. If you want to read a simple and easy read for teenager, you can definitely read this one.

I give When Dreams Come True 3 out of 5 stars.

Cover Revealed : Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration #2) by Lia Habel

Title : Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration #2)
Author : Lia Habel
Expected Publication: 25 September 2012 (Del Rey Books)
Language : English

Dearly, Beloved is the second book in Gone With The Respiration series. The cover of Dearly, Beloved is darker than the previous book, Dearly, Departed.  Maybe, it has something to do with the story. It's beautiful, but Dearly, Departed's cover is still my favorite from the series. I can't wait to read the book and find out more about Nora and Bram (and the meaning behind this cover).

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Celebrate My Day !!!

Setelah selama kurang lebih satu bulan tidak aktif, akhirnya saya kembali ke blog ini dengan membawa kabar gembira. Ya... saya memutuskan untuk mengadakan giveaway pertama saya. Berhubung bulan ini saya baru menerima Pandemonium (Delirium #2), maka saya akan memberikan 1 copy Delirium kepada 1 orang yang beruntung.

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