The Mortal Instrument #1 to #6 – Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments Series
Cassandra Clare

– Collective Book RevieW –

Yeah, I was definitely late for the party but better late than never right?
Anyway, I started to read The Mortal Instruments Series last summer after a friend recommend it to me. I first was very hesitant about it and did a good research on it before buying the books but the reviews just sounded too brilliant to leave these books unread. And what can I say, I don’t regret reading them.

Cassandra Clare as a vivid imagination that takes you away in a world that is close to ours and yet again so far. Her writing style is fantastic and really enjoyable. Please notice that I have read the books in German and thus, part of the initially meaning might have gotten lost due to the translation but I have never felt like that. I really liked the wording and the feel the writing gave me. The translation never seemed weird and not suiting and, without braking, due to my background I often feels when a translation just doesn’t feel right.

Because I never really wrote any review for the books on my blog, I thought it was a good idea to make a collective review for all the 6 books and keep them rather short. So let’s get this party started!
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[Wrap-Up] What I’ve read in April

I’m not sure whether I’m satisfied with the outcome of March or not. I read a total of 6 books; 1545 pages which makes 51,5 pages a day. But I have to say that I have been (and still am) in a reading slump since Mid-April… Also I listened to one Audiobook.

Highlights definitely were Clockwork Princess by Cassandra ClareHyperbole and a half by Allie Brosh and How To Build A Girl (Audiobook) by Caitlin Moran. These books are so different from each other and yet I have them all a 5-Star rating. Continue reading “[Wrap-Up] What I’ve read in April”

April Bookhaul

This months bookhaul is rather small – for once! I got 3 paperbacks, 5 ebooks, and pre-ordered a book.

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How To Build A GirlCaitlin Moran
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What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself.

It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer—like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontës—but without the dying-young bit.

By sixteen, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk, and working for a music paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock stars, having all the kinds of sex with all the kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less.

But what happens when Johanna realizes she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks enough to build a girl after all?

Imagine The Bell Jar—written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girlis a funny, poignant, and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.

I have listened to the Audiobook on Scribd within my free trail month and I found to book so entertaining and hilarious that I wanted to read it myself again. Continue reading “April Bookhaul”

[to be read ] April

March is over soon and I’m really satisfied with the result of it. I managed to read 6 books (as of March 25th.) already, which surprises me – it’s been a while since I last read that many books.

For April, I plan to read 4 books but they are rather lengthy.

Cassandra ClareClockwork Princess

I finally wanna wrap up the Infernal Devices Series, so I definitely will be reading the last book of them. Very excited to see how things will end. So far I have really enjoyed the series!

The German version of this book has 604 pages.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cassandra Clare & Holly Black – The Iron Trial

I was long hesitant about picking up this book, and after reading it I know why. I didn’t really had any expectations upon that book and all I knew was that it would be about three kids, a school and magic.

Summery from Goodreads:
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .

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