Mostly Reviews

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White September 22, 2011

The Blurb:
Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shapeshifter and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She begins to suspect there is a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths, and even worse, that she is at the center of a dark prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

Ok, so where to begin with this book?

Well, Evie, our heroine, was very funny and I loved how she described everything. I am a huge fan of tv series and lockers myself and enjoy spending time inside her head. She had just the right mix of bravery, humour and irony. And all the way she was concerned with doing the right thing. I love a character that believes in something and sticks to that.

Now about the plot, the story was nice, well build, there where a lot of hints about everything so no major surprise, but I enjoyed it very much. But sometimes it felt like Evie didn’t had the chance to anything to move the plot forward, she was just drag around by everything that happened.

I also loved the titles of each chapter. That was one great touch! 🙂

 

 

Advertisements
 

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassadra Clare August 11, 2011

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. . . .

Pros:I liked the fact that Jace and Clary’s relationship grew over time and they weren’t drawn to each other from the beginning. I loved the character of Isabelle! She’s awesome and kind of reminds me of myself. Loved the scenes in New York, the places, everything about it. Loved the chapter with the Uprising story.

Cons:The world that Cassandra Clare created seemed like it had no rules. At all. I mean, everything happened to be so conviniently doable. There’s always something that the characters can do and we have no idea about it. There are no limits to anyones possible powers. The begining of the book reminds me of some anime shows, where at the first episode you learn so many new names, terms, things about the new world that you don’t really understand any of it. But it got smoother later on.

I was expecting to read an amazing book, from everything that I heard, but unfortunately I didn’t. I was somewhat dissapointed, but it was I great read and I will read the next ones.