Monday, 28 November 2011

Bonus Scene from Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel

This scene takes place before the events of Clockwork Angel. Enjoy!

November Teaser for City of Lost Souls

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)

Teaser for City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. Enjoy!

“Why did you?” Clary asked.
“Why did I what?”
“Help me back there.”
“You’re my sister.”
She swallowed. In the morning light, Sebastian’s face had some color in it. There were faint burns along his neck where demon ichor had splashed him. “You never cared that I was your sister before.”
“Didn’t I?” His black eyes flicked up and down her. “Our father’s dead,” he said. “There are no other relatives. You and I, we are the last. The last of the Morgensterns. You are the only one left whose blood runs in my veins, too. You are my last chance.”

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand- Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Okay, so I'm upset that I've finished Unearthly. Really, about 3/4's into the book, somewhere when Clara was out fishing with Tucker, I was filled with some ridiculous glee that I didn't want to finish the book. I did of course. And loved it.

After being stuck in the limbo of No-Good-Book-To-Read syndrome for nearly a month, reading Unearthly was like being in the sight of glory (see the pun there?). Unearthly had everything a good book should have, an original plot, a loveable cast of friends and family, a believeable main character and swoon- worthy love interests (I have to say, though, Tucker was my absolute favourite).

Cynthia Hand's writing flowed naturally and described vividly without being over the top. It was easy to get into and after the first five hours of continuous reading (with me under the covers of my duvet, flashlight on, 1:00am) I was surprised to find myself already halfway through the book.

The romance. *sighs* It was perfect. It wasn't in that cliche love triangle way where the boys go, "No, you can't have her! She's mine!" and result in some sort of fight. Both boys, Christian and Tucker, were accepting and mature in the end; Christian, with his acceptance of Clara's love for Tucker and Tucker, with his acceptance of Clara's purpose with Christian (I don't know for sure though, for either of them; we'll have to see in the future books). I loved how both romances grew in their own time, neither of them rushed or hurried.
In the end, Tucker won me over with the romantic tension between him and Clara, and not to mention that it's FORBIDDEN! Ah, don't you just enjoy a good forbidden romance...

Unearthly was filled with tension, romance, mystery and had me craving for the sequel.

Oh, it's going to be a long wait cause I miss Tucker already...