Saturday, 25 April 2015

Treasure Hunt!

Alright, so my task was to find 3 books; one with snow on the cover, a tree, and a weapon. This was really difficult, seeing as I have so many hard cover books, of which I have thrown out the book jacket! But I (kinda) managed!
Tree: Invaded by Melissa Landers. Okay, so its not really a tree, but its a small little branchy tree in the bottom right corner. Still counts, right?
Snow: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. The whole theme is snowy, and there small little snowflakes decorating the boarder.
Weapon: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. Look at that beautiful demon hunting sword on his back. Lovely.

4 Seasons 4 Books- Mini Challenge!

So this challenge entails finding 4 books that represent the 4 seasons. Well, these were my choices;     Spring- Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. Just look at those beautiful flowers!                                               Summer- The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle. Come on, that cover screams summer!       Fall- Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. To me, that orange tine is definitely giving off a fall vibe.       Winter- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Between the blue cover and the name, its totally winter.

So It Begins!

In honor of the readathon, I feel the need to answer the opening questions!
Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
      Canada, represent!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
     Oh gosh, don't make me chose! But probably The Notebook. I've seen the movie a million time, but (shamefully) have not read the book yet!3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
     Three words; yogurt. covered. pretzels.4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
     I have a small obsession with mugs....5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
     This is my first time!!

Saturday, 4 April 2015

I'm Back!

     Oh wow, it's been awhile... But now I'm back! It's time to get this blog up and running! My inspiration for this blog is due to the fact that I have signed up for Dewys Readathon! What is this readathon exactly? Well basically, on April 25th, 2015, I will be reading for 24 hours. Now, you don't have to do all 24 hours, but I'm going to try my best, keeping the world updated on here!
     On that note, I do want to start blogging my reading. I will try my best to make this a regular thing. If anyone has any book recommendations, let me know!
The Book Blogger

Monday, 6 January 2014

Book review- The Mortal Instruments ~ City of Bones

   City of Bones is the first novel in Cassandra Clares The Mortal Instruments series. The series will contain 6 YA (Young adult) novels.
   Book summary:  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. (From Goodreads)

   I'd like to start off by talking about the plot. The story line was fairly original, but of course its not the first we've seen of demon hunters. Clare managed to make demon hunters her own, by giving us a new perspective. Now known as Showdowhunters, we get to see a completely new world of demons and other creatures. The major events were well spaced well, and the plot moved along at a nice, steady pace. The book contains a fair amount of conflict that will keep you on your toes the whole time.
   The character development was probably one of the best parts of the book. Clare manages to tell you so much about each character just by the things they do or say. You learn a good amount about all the basic characters within the first half of the novel. The characters are easy to fall in love with, and I can guarantee you'll wish you were Clary by the end of the book. Clary is a strong willed and fiery girl, which is a nice change from most novels where the girls are completely helpless. Clare has obviously put a lot of thought into her characters, and it really shows throughout the novel. 
   The world in which TMI takes place is completely made up in the fabulous mind of Cassandra Clare herself. The Shadowhunters live in their own world, hidden within our own. The world is well described and incorporated in the novel, and it helps you get beautiful mental images.
   Now, whats a YA novel without romance? Nothing. So for all you fellow hopeless romantics, TMI gives you just what you need. You'll easily fall in love with Jace and his amazing sense of humor, such as myself, or you may even fall for the best friend Simon. The romantic interactions between the characters are so well written. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll enjoy every moment of romantic pain this novel gives you. 
   Overall, City of Bones was a well written and intriguing novel to read. I loved every moment of reading it, and as soon as I finished I went out to adopt the next book, City of Ashes. This book is a great read if you're looking to get emotionally involved into a great book. I would give this book 4.5 stars out of 5, and highly recommend it.
There you have it Darlings! TheBookBloggers first book review! That was intense. Let me know if there's any other information about the books you'd like me to start including in my reviews.
Have an amazing day my lovelies!


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Review Schedule

Hello my lovelies! So I have decided that I will post a review every Sunday starting tomorrow! Yes, tomorrow is the day I shall write my first review on The Book Blogger!! I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited for this. I will be reviewing *Drum roll....* City of Bones by Cassandra Clare!
~The Book Blogger~

Monday, 2 December 2013

Welcome to The Book Blogger! Here I will post honest reviews on many popular YA novels. Once upon a time I wrote 2 short book reviews for the National Post newspaper, and am an obsessive book hoarder. I know when I go to adopt a new book (Yes, adopt), the first thing I do is look for a review on that particular book. I would love to get my thoughts on various books out into the world so that I can help others with the pestering decision on which book to invest your emotions into.