The Infernal Devices Book 1: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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Synopsis:

“In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…”

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NSA by Benny Neylon

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It’s early 2017, and the United States is suffering a thin-skinned popularity-obsessed President and a sluggish economy. (Though this is a work of fiction, it just happens to be an astonishingly prescient one.)

The USA’s woes are nothing, however, compared to those of the NSA, the nation’s surveillance specialists. Senator Carolyn Bigsley, a one-woman force of nature, is on the cusp of shuttering the rudderless intelligence agency for good.

Until General Whiteley is appointed NSA Director, just as a series of terror attacks led by bearded men suddenly rocks the nation, and that’s when things start to get a little crazy. Everyone’s involved: the Amish, hipsters, wild-eyed Irishmen, lizard people, something called the Mirror, and – worst of all – the CIA.

This scathing satire of governance and modern media is the book you need to read if:
—You found Trump vs Clinton depressing
—Snowden’s revelations made you hopping mad
—You want to laugh instead of cry”

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The Fifteenth of June by Brent Jones

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Can we lose a loved one without losing ourselves?

Twenty-eight-year-old Drew Thomson is haunted by a troubled past. After struggling for years with alcoholism and antisocial behavior, he ends a stable relationship with his girlfriend and finds himself without a home, job, or purpose.

Just as he learns that his father is terminally ill, he meets a stranger who offers him a flicker of hope for a better future. But is he ready to bury the past?

Rich with dark humor and a keen insight into the human condition, this debut fictional release from author Brent Jones delves into life’s most pressing trials—destructive relationships, love, loss, and pursuing happiness.”

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The Mortal Instruments Book 3: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

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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 the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.”

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The Mortal Instruments Book 2: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

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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.”

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The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night

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In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret…

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic––and her life––is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.”

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August TBR!

Hey everyone! Here are all of the books that I plan on reading in the month of August!!

So I decided a couple of months ago to stop taking requests for review books (unless they were Advanced Readers Copies) in order to catch up on all of the books that I have received over the past 8 months. So far I’m almost caught up. So the next couple of months, most of the books on TBR will be review books.

With all that being said, here are all of the books on my TBR:

The Infernal Devices Book 1: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (already finished)

The Fifteenth of June by Brent Jones (sent to me for review by the author) (already finished)

NSA by Benny Neylon (sent to me for review by the author) (currently reading)

Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson (sent to me for review by the publisher)

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

The Dark Net by Benjamin (sent to me for review by the publisher)

Focusing Emptiness by Michael P. Staples (sent to me for review by the author)

Infinity by Tabitha Lord (sent to me for review by the author)

As always, I will have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog as well as my YouTube channel as soon as I finish them.

 

July Wrap Up!!

Hey everyone! I’m here today to do my July Wrap Up!!

So in the month of July, it was my best reading month by far considering I read a total of 15 books throughout the month.

So here they all are:

Facade by Emem Uko: 3/5 (sent to me for review by the author)

The Heroes of Olympus Book 3: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan: 4.5/5

The Heroes of Olympus Book 4: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan: 5/5

Use the Force: A Jedi’s Guide to the Law of Attraction by Joshua P. Warren: 4/5 (sent to me for review by the author)

The Heroes of Olympus Book 5: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan: 5/5

The Mortal Instruments Book 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: 4/5

Vital Spark by Leah Devlin: 2.5/5 (sent to me for review by the author)

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy: 4/5

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: 3.5/5

Animal Farm by George Orwell: 5/5

The Blackwell Pages Book 1: Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr: 3.5/5

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin: 3.5/5

The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night: 4/5 (got as an Advanced Readers Copy from Netgalley)

The Mortal Instruments Book 2: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: 3.5/5

The Mortal Instruments Book 3: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare: 4.5/5

I have reviews for all of the books except for The Crowns of Croswald, City of Ashes, City of Glass (those will be posted shortly). As always, I will also have reviews for all of these books on my YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

 

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.

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