Book Trailer: Lord of Shadows

Alright you Shadowhunter Fans, the book trailer for Lord of Shadows is here. Riveted has released the book trailer on April 28th, but it is set to unlisted so you can only go to the direct video through links instead of searching for it on YouTube. As many of you know, Lord of Shadows hit the shelves this month on the 23rd. I’m sure the lot of you, including myself, are excited to get your hands on this book and read to your hearts content.

Here is the video:

We will get to see our favorites (characters, and couples) in action, along with old time favorites from TMI. But the tagline is worrisome, and is leading to a bunch of questions that can only be answered in the book. What do you think of the trailer? Leave a comment down below.

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Why I haven’t Posted Anything Lately

First of all, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in about a month.

The reason behind it, I have been super busy with college this semester and I wasn’t prepared for it, honestly. I won’t be posting anything until after finals are over, which is in about two weeks. I’ve been so busy with classes that I haven’t even read any books and in my book club we are already on the fourth book of the Series of Unfortunate Events, while I’m stuck on the second book.

I do plan on catching up quite a bit over the summer, and hopefully be on track once again. I do have plan on doing a Summer Reads for 2017, again the goal will be 15 books. While I didn’t meet that goal last year but I did manage to read 6 books and it was actually fun. Hopefully, I can get through a chunk of my unread book pile, that way I can get rid of series/books I do not like and keep the ones I do like.

I guess that is all for this update and hopefully I’ll see you guys in two weeks when classes are over.

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Currently Reading

It’s the start of a new month and that means new books to read. I’m going to try and do these posts monthly and decided to start this month. I decided to get productive with this page and post more than just posting reviews. If you have any suggestions for me, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Anyways, here is a list of what I will be currently reading in the month of April:

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Title: The Wide Window

Author: Lemony Snicket

Pages:  208

Format: Ebook

Series: The Series of Unfortunate Events #3

GoodReads Summary: Dear Reader,

If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one
more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all.If you haven’t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair.I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect,

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Title: The Miserable Mill

Author: Lemony Snicket

Pages: 208

Format: Ebook

Series: The Series of Unfortunate Events #4

GoodReads Summary: Dear Reader,

I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, THE MISERABLE MILL might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumbermill, and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log.

The pages of this book, I’m sorry to inform you, contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons.

I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven’t, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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Title: Lady Midnight

Author: Cassandra Clare

Pages: 698

Format: Hardcover

Series: The Dark Artifices #1

GoodReads Summary: In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

 

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Review: The Sword of Summer

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Author: Rick Riordan

Pages: 497

Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1

Format: Ebook

Started: January 10, 2017

Finished: March 27, 2017

Rating: 4/5

 

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GoodReads Summary: Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die…

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Review: The Bad Beginning

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Author: Lemony Snickey

Pages: 94

Series: The Series of Unfortunate Events #1

Format: Ebook

Started: February 24, 2017

Finished: March 10, 2017

Rating: 4/5

 

 

 

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GoodReads Summary: Dear Reader,

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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Review: The Marvels

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Author: Brian Selznick

Pages: 665

Format: Hardcover

Started: January 21, 2017

Finished: February 18, 2017

Rating: 3/5

 

 

 

 

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GoodReads Summary: Two seemingly unrelated stories–one in words, the other in pictures–come together. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle’s puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries.

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Review: The Raven Boys

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Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Pages: 416

Series: The Raven Cycle #1

Format: Ebook

Started: July 28, 2016

Finished: December 31, 2016

Rating: 5/5

 

 

 

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GoodReads Summary: Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Gansey is different. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been told by her psychic family that she will kill her true love. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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