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… 

The City of Bones is a novel I pondered reading for a long time; I was hesitant to read this book – just like I was reluctant to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl – because this book had amassed a hype that was enormous. I was worried that this book would disappoint me and not live up to my expectations because this is a real possibility with ‘media frenzy books.’ However! Upon finishing the City of Bones, all I could think was “wow, now this is an incredible fantasy read!”. I loved this incredible book and it most certainly exceeded my expectations. Unlike some books, this novel was worth the hype, and so I am so proud to write that I am one of the many legions of fans of Cassandra Clare and a proud Shadowhunter! I am in awe of Clare and the beautiful world which she has created so if you like I was, are hesitant to read this book then take a chance because you will not be disappointed! For those of you that do not know I am going to write a brief synopsis of the book for you lovely readers.

City of Bones tells the tale of an ordinary teenage girl named Clary Fray (can we please appreciate how beautiful this name is?!) who suddenly has a Sight to see things that others cannot. Clary is a special woman who has been blessed – some would say cursed – with an ability to see Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, Warlocks and much more demonic creatures. Clary is a young woman who has been thrust into a world that is beyond her wildest imagination. She at first does not know what part she has to play in this mystical parallel world, but when her mother is attacked and kidnapped, Clary is forced to remember a past as well as secrets that have previously been hidden from her. This is a very brief synopsis of this extraordinary tale, but if you are a reader who loves to know more about stories, then please read further to learn more about the plot of this story!

Our novel begins with our fifteen-year-old protagonist Clary Fray as she goes to the Pandemonium Club with her best friend, Simon Lewis. Inside the club, she sees a blue-haired boy and a black haired girl sneak into a storeroom, pursued by two other boys. One of these boys is armed with what appears to be a knife and thinking something terrible is about to happen, she soon sends Simon for help. Clary, however, is an impulsive character and she can’t wait, so she follows the mysterious group into the storeroom. Once inside this storeroom, she witnesses the blue-haired ‘boy’ being attacked and then murdered, but when she observes him being killed, he seems to vanish from the room. Clary soon gets caught looking, and she is told by one of the people in the room that “demons return to their home dimensions when they die.”
Simon soon enters the storeroom with the clubs bouncer in tow, and for some unknown reason, Simon, as well as the bouncer cannot see anybody, and when Clary realizes this, she mumbles an apology and soon leaves confused and shook up.

When Clary returns home she does so to the scolding of her mother, Jocelyn. Clary shrugs this off, but the next day Jocelyn announces to Clary that they are moving away from New York City to the country for the summer where Jocelyn’s best friend, Luke, has a home. Clary is furious and upset by this unexpected move and soon confides in Simon that she is angry as well as confused by the fact that she knows nothing about her mother or her entire family, she describes how her life is almost like a mystery and that she is sick of it.

Simon consoles Clary, and soon they go to a poetry reading. However, when Clary arrives she happens to see one of the boys who were at the club – who we later find out is called Jace. Clary confronts Jace angrily but after calming down, Jace tells Clary all about demon-hunters called Shadowhunters or Nephilim. Jace has a bold claim, and this is that Clary is not a mundane (ordinary human). This is a lot to take in for Clary but to make matters worse, she gets a call from Jocelyn who is in a frantic panic who tells Clary not to come home and to let Luke know that ‘he’ has found her. Then the phone call ends abruptly and ignoring her mother’s wishes; she races home to help her mother only to find her house in disarray with her mother gone. To make matters even worse, Clary is attacked by a demon but soon kills him thanks to the use of Jace’s sensor. After this traumatic event, Jace whisks Clary off to the ‘Institute’; the local headquarters of Shadowhunters.

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At this point in my review, I think I should stop discussing the plot because I am getting carried away… this is what this novel does to you, it takes over and makes you want to talk about this book non stop! What I will tell you book lovers is that the rest of this novel becomes a thrilling adventure in which Clary must find her mother, find the mysterious Mortal Cup and discover her true self.

Personally, I do not read much Young Adult, why? I do not know but what I do know now is that I need to read more of it! If YA novels are like this, then I am missing out because this book is brilliant! I never understood the love of YA before I read it but now I understand perfectly; they make for enjoyable, light, lovely reads that readers can pick up and quickly get lost in so I will definitely be reading more Young Adult books!

It has been a long time since I have read a fantasy novel and I have to admit that I have missed the genre dearly! I absolutely loved being in this magical world full of mysterious, sometimes terrifying creatures and enchanting people. Oh, and who can forget that I loved being in a book full of incredible Shadowhunters! All of this made this fantasy read perfectly; I was I pure heaven as I read this book as the author allowed me to imagine all the wondrous things perfectly!

Cassandra Clare’s is a magnificent writer whose words were captivating as well as addictive. I was surprised by how well developed this story was, it may be a YA novel but it has mature themes. These incredible themes combined with Clare’s intelligent and savvy writing, combined again with excellent action sequences meant that I was kept on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!

The characters in this novel were superb, and it would be a crime not to write about the host of diverse, and brilliantly created characters the reader comes across in this book. Each character in this spell-binding novel had something unique and special about them, and I found this to be mesmerizing. The characters the reader comes across in this book are ambitious, and I was thrilled with this. I am thrilled that the characters are ambitious because the story is ambitious, Clare is an author who loves to take risks… this is wonderful because it shows she is brave and unafraid.

I found the protagonist of the story, Clary Fray to be an adorable, sweet girl but do not let this fool you as she is a young woman who can pack a punch! She is a character who keeps developing and evolving throughout; there were times when I was shocked by her changes of attitude. For example, Clary can in one moment be a sweet and innocent woman only to be quick-tempered, and fiery in the next and I have to say, I found myself applauding her fierceness! It was delightful to read a novel in which a strong female protagonist is prominent, plus, she is a redhead like me so how can I not love her!

The other main character in this story is Jace, Jace is a character who surprised me and delighted me. I had heard many things about Jace before I read this novel and what I heard was not great. I thought that he was going to be a jerk, but I was delighted when I found out that he was not like this at all! He is a fun character who brought some much-needed humor to the novel. Besides, he and Simon were the perfect comedy duo, and they had me laughing frequently.

Overall, the City of Bones is an enchanting fantasy novel which is full of action, adventure and sprinkles of humor. The imagery in this book is quite simply stunning, and as you read the descriptions of this mind-bending world, your brain will visualize every part because the writing is so beautiful. I adored every part of this novel, the story, the plot, the world, the characters, everything! If you have a taste for fantasy, then I would recommend this book because it is brilliant! This wonderful book gets Five Stars from me.

As always thank you so much for reading book lovers! Comment below all those wonderful thoughts of yours and let me know whether you have read the novel or if you would like to! Also, for the people who have read the novel could you please tell me whether it is worth continuing the series? I have heard that it is not so great from this point onward’s so please let me know fellow book lovers!

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some more links about this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   


Amazon U.K. / Goodreads / Book Depository / Publisher; Walker

Mini Movie Review

The movie adaption of this incredible book is a brilliant movie, however! I do not believe it lived up to the book. I adored the casting and thought the set design and costumes were beautiful, but for me, the directors left out too many parts of the original story. What did you think of the movie book lovers? I would love to know! Thank you so much again for reading!

Thank you so much again for reading book lovers! 

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It’s no worry at all, I understand life tends to get in the way at times! As far as standalone fantasy, they are harder to come by. It’s funny because as a budding writer myself, I plan on writing standalone fantasy novels to start off with because it’s said that they’re easier to get published. It’s often said in advice blogs that the publisher is more likely to take a chance on a standalone piece, rather than commit to a trilogy or a series. If that’s the case, why does it seem that there are so few examples? I think there are more out there than we realize, they just take some more digging to uncover because they might not be as well known. Anyway, I’m currently reading two standalone fantasy novels: 1) Phantastes by George MacDonald, and 2) The Princess Bride by William Goldman. There are also a few more that I found that I’ll be reading next: 1) Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, 2) The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, 3) The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison, 4) The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, and a few by Neil Gaiman 5) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, 6) Norse Mythology, 7) American Gods, 8) Neverwhere, and 9) Anansi Boys (all are standalone), and the last for good measure 10) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Each of those I found by going over the lists located here: (http://bestfantasybooks.com/best-literary-fantasy-books.html#crowd). Their version of the list has 17 books, but the publicly ranked version of the list has 49 books. Not all are standalone, but I combed through them all to find all the standalone books that I could! Hopefully you’ll find a few there that you’ll want to read! As for your other question, My wife and I have been together since we were 18, and it’s been a little over 10 years. We’ve only been married however for 3 (almost 4) years. We decided to get married on Halloween because we love it so much, but what’s funny is that we got together on May 1st and we didn’t know until after we got married that this was the Celtic holiday of Beltane. So we got together on Beltane, and Married on Samhain! It was totally unplanned, which is what made it all the more interesting to us. Anyway, I’ll definitely let you know once I read the series (I’ll probably do a review on my blog), but it won’t be for a while since I have all this standalone fantasy to read! Cheers!

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Wow thank you for such an epic comment! I am going to reply now but unlike you I am useless at writing a big comment so I will have to do shorter ones if that is ok!? Thanks again for commenting you are really great to talk with (:

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Your comment about the publisher and the stand alone novel was so funny! That is so true though! Why isn’t there more!? Maybe it’s because they publish one and it does well and they then beg the author to make it into a series because let’s face it. Series make more money.

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I think it is really amazing that you are planning to write. I admire writers so much and wish I had the kind of brain for it. I just do not have any original stories in my head and I do not think my writing is good enough to actually write. I think there are two people in this world, people who love to read and people who love to write. I would love to hear more about your novels though!

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Thank you so much for listing these books. I have read all of Neil Gaimans books, he is one of my favourite authors of all time so any book of his gets a plus from me! American gods is one of my favourite novels of all time so you will love that. The Anansi Boys too is pretty incredible. Even his younger novel Coraline is great! So is the movie too. Have you seen the American Gods Tv show? (:

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Oh, and Norse Mythology is great too! I adore Mythology so much, I have a degree in classical studies so I am obsessed with Greek mythology in particular but I love Norse too!

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How about you? Do you enjoy reading Mythology? I would love to know!

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The story of you and your wife is amazing!! I love stories like this and love when two soulmates are brought together. Me and my husband too love Halloween, it is our favourite holiday. We probably celebrate it more than Christmas! Lol. Our children love it too.

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Me and my husband actually met in a book store which is such a cliche but it was perfect. I was looking at my favourite book in England (I’m British) and he came over with this Arizonan accent and just swept me off my feet whilst talking about what an amazing book Jane Eyre is. I fell in love in that moment and we ran away to Scotland and got married a month later! I look forward to hearing back from you (:

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I’m currently on the hunt for some standalone fantasy novels, but I will certainly read this series eventually! I personally enjoy the show. I think the first season was a little bit B rated in regards to production value, but not so much that it was unwatchable. Then with the second season they made some changes and improved that aspect in my opinion. My wife and I both enjoy the series because the story is very interesting, so I’m sure we’ll both give the movie a shot, as well as both be reading the novels. Thank you again for your review, because I love finding out that shows/movies I enjoy are based on books – it gives me more material to add to my “to-read” pile!

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Hi again Michael, I am so sorry for my delayed reply. I have been a bit busy but I am going to reply to this amazing comment now (:

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I too am always on the look out for standalone fantasy novels and I always am because there hardly are none! Lol. I don’t know why but all fantasy novels end up as series right? Same with most science fiction novels. I do like reading a series but sometimes it can be frustrating when I want to read just one great fantasy book. Do you have any you could recommend? (:

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I might watch the show now that you have said it is really good! The production value normally improves with each series so it is good it did with this one! I would definitely recommend that you watch the movie though. It is a great story (:

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How long have you been married? I love marriage so much. I have been married 6 years now and got married to an American (I’m British) when I was 17! I would love to hear more about you and your wife. Thanks again for the lovely comment and kind words. Be sure to let me know if you ever read the books or watch the movie!

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I first learned about this through the series on Netflix, didn’t really catch me as such but after reading this, I may consider picking up the book as the concept sounds pretty neat.

Also, I’ve promised myself that I would try and read things I normally wouldn’t so this would be a great way to, not so much step out of my comfort zone, but at least lean heavily against the wall of it.

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Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate it so much!

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This book truly is wonderful and if the Tv series piqued your interest then you will adore this book!

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I think it is always great to read novels that are out of your comfort zone. What do you typically read then I am curious (:

Fantasy and horror mostly, but not urban or YA fantasy, I’m a Lovecraft kinda guy ^^
Grew up with Tolkien as well.

Oh I love Lovecraft! His novels are so dark and brilliant all at the time.

What novels of his do you like the most? (:

Well wouldn’t really call them novels, don’t think he ever tried writing one actually ^^
I do have a book of his collected works and though it’s hard to point to a favorite, The Outsider and Colour out of Space is certainly amongst them.

Sorry novellas! Lol. I love colour out of space but don’t know if I have read the outsider.

It’s a great short read, with a nice reveal at the end.

The movie based on Colour out of space is also pretty good for a low budget production, they capture the Lovecraft spirit pretty well.

Wait there is a movie?! I did not know this! Who is the director I will have to find it and watch it (:

Don’t know the director, it’s a German indie film called Die Farbe.

Aww great I will have to find this, thank you!

Also Indie movies are some of the best movies!

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Hi there! I have not spoken to you in a very long time, I just wanted to see how you have been and what great books you have read recently? I am in dire need of book recommendations and I know you probably have many! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Currently reading Blackwing by Ed McDonald and it’s pretty good so far.

Hi there! It is so lovely to hear from you, sorry for my delayed reply!

I have read Blackwing too, it is so great! Have you finished it now? I would love to know your thoughts!

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I thought the movie did a good job casting Jace even if it kind of failed the book. It is a good book though. One of these days I’ll read the rest of the series.

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I too loved the casting of Jace, I have heard of some people who hated the actor playing him but I thought he done a pretty good job!

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Haha, yes this is so me too, I need to read the rest of the series but just can’t find the time! Lol.

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Hi there! I have not spoken to you in a very long time, I just wanted to see how you have been and what great books you have read recently? I am in dire need of book recommendations and I know you probably have many! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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Goodness, I relate so much to your hesitance when it came to reading this book. I felt the same way about it for so long! It was one of those overly popular books that everyone loved and I was so terrified it was going to end up overhyped. Ended up listening to most of the book on audible (finishing up with the physical copy) and loved it so much.

Also, love triangles infuriate me. so much. I just don’t get why so many authors find them necessary when a lot of the time they just aren’t.

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Thank you so much for commenting Ambi! Is this your name? (: Youre comment is so great and I will reply to it now ?(:

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I am so happy that I am not the only person who was reluctant to read this novel! You understood exactly how I felt at the time. It is so terrifying reading a book which is so hyped up just in case it turns out to be awful.

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Yes! Love triangles are SO infuriating! Why do authors do it? Honestly, 90% of novels would be better if they didnt have pesky love triangles!

Just give me a slow burn romance or a book where the main character has the same love interest the whole story (unless that love interest sucks, then they can find a new person). I’ll even deal with instalove if it’s not overly cheesy or obnoxious.

Haha yes! That is all I want in a novel!

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Personally I would love the novel so much more if it focused on one love interest because we would see them grow as a couple.

I love books like that. When a book centers on one couple and goes through their relationship progression as the series progresses it just makes my heart so happy. On the other hand, books where there’s the constant flip flop between love interests and the main character doesn’t pick between one until either the very end or close to it irk me so much.

I am so glad you love novels like this too! I think they are great and I love seeing a relationships natural progression but yes, love triangles just suck lol.

Natural progression in novels is amazing because it feels like real life that way. Well, almost like it lol

It really does and that is what I love about those kind of novels because you can really invest in a couple and I adore that (:

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I think authors do it though, especially YA authors because it is great for a fandom and for people to choose but still, it ruins a book for me! Thank you so much for commenting again (:

I have yet to find a book with a love triangle that I truly enjoy. Every once in a blue moon I might think that I’ve found one or gotten close to it but at the end of the day love triangles still irk me especially those insanely unnecessary ones. Ugh, they’re the worst lol

Haha this is so true I have never found a book with a love triangle that I love! They just don’t do it for me and I think they never will.

Love triangles just feel so unnecessary to me. Just put two people together and be done with it.

Haha yes exactly!

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Did you manage to read the rest of the series? (:

Not yet, the Mortal Instruments series is one of the ones that I’ve made more progress through than some others but I still end up getting through series very slowly. I’m not exactly a binge reader and there are so many books that I want to get through that it’s just sort of hard to stick to any one thing and breeze through it. Hopefully, I’ll make more progress with the series soon though.

I understand that completely and everything you said is so right!

I am awful with finishing series lol and I have only read the sequel in the series but I just still haven’t got round to finishing the series yet!

Have you read any other popular YA series? (:

I read the first book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and wasn’t really a fan. I’ve also read the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer (except for the last book and novella) and ended up really loving them. I’ve also read the first two novels in the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo and enjoyed them a lot. Outside of that though I tend to be very behind when it comes to what’s popular.

I haven’t read Throne of Glass but I have heard so much about them! So you wouldn’t recommend it?

The Lunar Chronicles and Grisha trilogy sound great though! I will have to check these out soon thanks!

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Hi there! I have not spoken to you in a very long time, I just wanted to see how you have been and what great books you have read recently? I am in dire need of book recommendations and I know you probably have many! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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And all of the spin-off books make it so you can live in this world basically forever! Definitely nerdy fangirled over this series!

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Aww really?! So they are definitely worth me picking up? (:

I’ve only read one but I really liked it! It’s the clockwork spinoff I think?

Ooo I will have to check that series out, thanks!

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Have you ever read the divergent series? I seriously fangirled over that series!

Oh heck yes I did ❤️

Isn’t it just the best series ever?! I love tris and four so much!

I think it was one of my favorite endings. It was so unexpected!

I cried my eyes out did you? Lol.

Yes, yes I did lol

Haha I’m so glad I am not the only one!

What did you think of the movies? First one was good but it got worse and the last one omg it was nothing like the book at all!!

I didn’t watch the movies 🙈, I didn’t like the actors in the previews so I decided to not go out of my way to see it

I think you saved yourself a lot of anger by doing that lol. I did like the actors besides miles teller as Peter but tobias was great but yes, the second and third were not good! Lol.

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Hi there! I have not spoken to you in a very long time, I just wanted to see how you have been and what great books you have read recently? I am in dire need of book recommendations and I know you probably have many! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Hey! I have been pretty hit and miss lately but my latest obsession is Leigh Bardugo! I love love love her writing!

Hi Briana! It is so lovely to hear from you. Sorry also for my delayed reply I promise this will not happen again!

I have not heard of this author! Do you have a book of hers you can recommend? She must be great if you adore her!

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P.S. sorry for that longish comment but I couldn’t help writing all that I wrote. And please don’t mind the spelling mistakes because I was too lazy to check it before I posted it.

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No no I loved it! I just replied in a dozen messages so sorry about all of that! haha. I really adored it thank you (:

No, its fine. It made reading easier.

Haha good! (:

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And your spelling was perfect I could not see any!

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Loved the movie. The lead actress is brilliant

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She is no?! I thought she done a great job at portraying Carey. Plus I thought her styling and hair was awesome!

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Have you read the book at all? (:

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Hi there! I have not spoken to you in a very long time, I just wanted to see how you have been and what great books you have read recently? I am in dire need of book recommendations and I know you probably have many! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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I have a daughter (she’s 19 now) who turned me onto some pretty good YA. If you haven’t read Code Name: Verity, give it a whirl. I’d be interested to know what you think of it. I think it’s brilliant.

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Thank you so much for commenting I appreciate it so much!

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I have not heard of this book but it sounds amazing! What is it about?!

It takes place in WWII Germany. A captured young woman is forced to talk about her life–her job, friendships, personal losses. It’s structured perfectly. And so, so moving.

Oh wow that does sound good! I am going to see if their is a preview online now and then add it to my to be read list!

Thank you so much for the recommendation also (:

You’re welcome! 🙂

I will have to think of some good ones to recommend to you also! Im curious have you read this series?

I read most of the first book. I saw the movie, hated the movie, and so the movie ruined the book for me.

The movie is completely different from the book which is a real shame because the book is enjoyable and it could have been a great movie series if they stuck to the original source!

I agree. Directors and screen writers often take too many creative liberties which destroy the story. I didn’t like actors in the film either.

That is the exact word I was looking for! Creative liberties you are so right. And no they definitely could have done much better with the actors.

However I did love the characters in divergent but apart from Peter, miles teller just did not suit him! What did you think of tris and four? Their actors? (:

I adore Shailene Woodley. But I liked her better in The Fault in Our Stars. I don’t know who Four is, be hot as fuuuhh

Shailiene Woodley is such a great actress! I adore everything she has starred in. Do not even get me started on The Fault in Our Stars, that novel is so beautiful and I have read it more times than I can count.

Have you read the book and haha! He is really is. His real name is Theo James and he too has done some really good movies!

I love The Fault in Our Stars. John Greene is a great writer. I also love Looking for Alaska.

The only book by him I have read Is The Fault in Our Stars. I am just not sure about his other books because I loved this one so much.

There was one other I read, and I hated it. An Abundance of Katherines. Or something like that.

I have heard of it but have not read it! Maybe I wont read this one then lol.

I think Looking for Alaska is being made into a movie though!

I hear it is. I hope it’s better than Paper Towns.

Oh god was Paper Towns that bad? lol.

I did not enjoy it lol

Haha I wont watch it then! I saw the trailer and didnt like the look of it. Plus I find it to be so annoying when a model gets really famous and then they move into acting. It just annoys me am I the only one that thinks this? lol.

Nah, just because a person is good looking doesn’t mean they act for shit.

Exactly! You said exactly what I was thinking. They make terrible actors, like Rosie Huntington Whitley in Transformers…just awful. When will these film companies learn! lol.

When people stop paying the price of a movie ticket. Or never. LOL

Haha! That is too funny.

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Thanks for following me on Twitter by the way! I just followed you back (: . Do you have Instagram at all?

Yes, I do. The link is on my WordPress page

Great I will have a look now! (:

I couldn’t find the link, maybe it is because I am on my mobile. Do you have your handle handy? (:

Oh, you couldn’t find the instagram camera? It’s kindra_m_austin

I did look but I couldn’t find it but I will follow you now! (:

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I think that is honestly why it didnt do so well at the box office because the people who primarily go and see those movies are the fans of the book and if you ruin and trash it then us fans will hate you for it you know?

Have you ever read the Divergent series? Those are one of my favourite YA series and the first movie I actually enjoyed, it was a little different but ok. However the second and third movies were just atrocious. They did not include anything from the book, the only thing which was similar is that the characters have the same names in the book! Such a disappointment. But the books are amazing! Rant over lol.

I read Divergent and liked it a lot. I thought the film was decent.

I am so glad you are a Divergent fan too! I loved it and devoured those books so fast. Has your daughter read the series also?

Yes, she’s the one who turned me onto the books.

You’re daughter has good taste!

And even though I am a mum of four I couldnt help but swoon over Tris and Four! Is this just me? lol

I love love. Lol

lol (:

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I cant wait for my children to grow up and for them to start recommending books to me! One thing I want to pass onto my children is a love of reading! It opens the mind and is so wonderful!

Absolutely! My daughter and I are avid readers.

I love that! I really hope all of my children become the same way. Do you have just the one child? (:

Yes, she is an only child. I do have step-son, and step-daughter. I hate using the word “step.”

Oh I agree! they are not step anything they are your child! (:

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Hi there! I have not spoken to you in a very long time, I just wanted to see how you have been and what great books you have read recently? I am in dire need of book recommendations and I know you probably have many! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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I absolutely adored this book and while I’m at it let me just tell you that your reviews are sooooo accurate!!!! Love your blog!

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I am so glad that you adored this book! It is so wonderful now?! Have you read the rest of the series? (:

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This is the sweetest thing ever thank you so much and thank you for commenting! What are you reading right now? (:

I’m currently reading The Gaze by Elif Shafak and it is just heartbreakingly beautiful!!!

I have not heard of this! What is it about?! (:

Have you read 40 rules of love? It’s been written by the same writer and it so correctly captures how judmental society can be to those who are out of ordinary i.e obese or very short etc. You have to read it to fall in love with it!

I have not heard of this but this sounds amazing! I will definitely go and check this out on goodreads now. Thank you so much for the recommendation!

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Hi there! I have not spoken to you in a very long time, I just wanted to see how you have been and what great books you have read recently? I am in dire need of book recommendations and I know you probably have many! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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