Jun 24, 2012

Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harary can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school.


I really like this book mainly because it's really starting to get into the story. I'M really starting to get into the story. I really understand Hogwarts while reading the book more than I ever did with watching the movie. Still, while reading, they leave a lot out of the movie, they change a lot of things around. I don't like that they do that. I understand that movie producers have to change it up to make it their own but if you think about it...it shouldn't be made their own! Let them think up their alternative universe and make a movie about it, then they can change things up but until then write a script that really goes with the book. Well, there's my little movie ramble. Now read the book.

Jun 18, 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling


In one of the most hotly anticipated sequel in memory, J.K. Rowling takes up where she left off with Harry's second year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Old friends and new torments abound, including a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, an outrageously conceited professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, and a mysterious force that turns Hogwarts students to stone.


I am amazed at how much the movie leaves out from the book. There are so many situations where I'm reading that I start thinking, "If this was put in the movie it would have been less confusing". You don't realize it until you read the books how much the movies confuse you. The movie doesn't tell the whole stories. My family is the family that watches the whole series every year, but it wasn't until I read the books that I even remember the names of all of Ron's brothers and sister. That's pretty sad. I also like how the book really just puts you into the story. When watching a movie you sit there thinking "wow I wish this were real" but when you're reading it you're thinking like you ARE harry potter. I don't know, that's just how I experience books. I also like that Rowling puts more of the Ginny/Harry romance things in more, real life scenarios where Ginny's brothers tease her, and the feeling of a little boy who isn't quit sure how to feel about a girl yet. It's a really good story.

Jun 17, 2012

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling


Believe it or not this book is so popular and widely known that no one has a description of it online.....isn't that weird?


Ok, so, this may be surprising but it's my first time actually reading these books. I was always inspired by the story of J.K. Rowling story though. Someone that poor becoming that rich because she inspired so many people with the written word? That's just....yeah, that's awesome. To be honest though, at the begging of this book I found it difficult to get into it. Not because it was a bad book, but because I just can't picture Daniel Radcliffe as the person she writes Harry to be. I mean... Daniel Radcliffe is so old now...well not OLD old but too old to picture as ten years old. As the book went on I got past picturing Daniel and just stuck with a goofy kid with glasses.

Jun 11, 2012

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare


The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge.

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


More problems for Jace and Clary....as always. Those two must truly love each other, because if they didn't there's no way they'd put up with all the crap they have to put up with. I like how you got to see the other relationships flourish, and end, in this book. I like Simon as a character. He's the type of nice always-liked-by-everyone kind of guy. I also like the tough girl type that Isabell is. She reminds me of the kind of girl I try to be because we both fail at it. I don't like, however, that this book ends with more problems for Jace and Clary. I mean....Jeesh! Give them a break Clare!!!!!

Jun 6, 2012

Funny part from City of Lost Souls

"Clary sat back. 'You don't just get to say no.'
'This plan involves me! I get to say no! No.'
Simon patted the seat beside him as if someone were sitting there. 'Let me introduce you to my good friend No.'
'Maybe we can comprimise,' she suggested,taking a bite of pie.
'No is a magical word,' he told her. 'Here's how it goes. You say, 'Simon, I have an insane, suicidal plan. Would you like to help me carry it out?' And I say, 'Why, no.'" (pg 141. so funny)

Jun 5, 2012

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare


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. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.

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.

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.


I hated the ending to this book! It was one of those endings that piss you off because they are so good. I don't like the idea of Sebastian/Jonathan coming back. Jace and Clary should really have some time to just be in love. They need to work on their relationship without more problems. I can't wait to here what happens when Simon comes back home. Ahhh, I wish I could read forever and not have to stop for the mandatory things like sleep, food, and bathroom time...yeah...ugh... I want to start the next one now...O.K. Why not. I've only got major finals and the ACT to worry about....no preshure!

Jun 3, 2012

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare


To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.


I have to say I'm a little confused. In the book it says "...in the final instalment of bestselling series...", you know, in the last line and all. I know that's not true because there's more in the series but I think Clare was a little confused as well. This book was so amazing it left people wanting more, and so she wrote some more. It really is amazing though. The fighting, the new runes, the insight into who Simon really was, the final destruction of Valentine, the awakening of Clary's mother, and even the realistic reaction Clary has to the amakening of Clary's mother. It's an amazing book to read. Amazing!

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare


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? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to 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.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.


This book is awesome. I like how Clary finaly does something in this book. In the other book she was a scared little child, but in this book she becomes a warrior. I like her new ability more than I like Jace's. Yeah he can run and do cool thing like jump of a three story building without getting hurt, but she can create runs that make you not experience fear. That is more cool in my opinion.

Jun 1, 2012

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

This is one of my favorite series to read because I am constantly finding connections between Clary and myself. Clare's story is unique in an un-unique world. There are simalarities to other books but the idea of a shadowhunter is so refreshing....It's just an amazing book. I can barely describe it because I'm affraid I'll flub it up. So I wont try anymore. LOL. Just read it, it's awesome.