MONSTROUS AFFECTIONS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BEASTLY TALES was a mixed bag for me with some stories being pretty entertaining and spooky while others fell flat or just outright confused me. Each story involved a twist on a classic monster or monsters who inhabit the world living alongside humans.
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series enders are challenging because readers expect not just a fresh story and character resolutions, but also answers to every question they’ve asked over the course of The Infernal Devices trilogy. At well over five hundred pages, CLOCKWORK PRINCESS is a large book, which is fitting since it tells not just a large story, but one that satisfies all the demands that the legion of fans this series has garnered have placed on it.
*This title will be released on December 6, 2011* Title: Clockwork Prince Author: Cassandra Clare Series: The Infernal Devices #2 Cover Art: Cliff Nielsen Genre: Paranormal Steampunk, YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Hardcover: 528 pages Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (December 6, 2011) ISBN-10: 1416975888 ISBN-13: 978-1416975885 Sexual Content: Kissing. Two scenes of sensuality Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in… Read more »
Title: City of Fallen Angels Author: Cassandra Clare Series: The Mortal Instruments #4 Cover Art: Cliff Nielsen Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 432 pages Publisher: Walker & Company ISBN-10: 9781406328677 ISBN-13: 978-1406328677 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to homosexuality. Rating: Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description The Mortal War is over, and 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… Read more »
*This title will be released on August 31, 2010* Book Description Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself… Read more »
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare Book Description: When 15-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… Read more »