Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Finale

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

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Finale (Hush, Hush #4) 

Expected Publication Date: October 23, 2012 

Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the "New York Times" bestselling Hush, Hush saga. Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen Angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean that they will always be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. And yet their biggest challenge lies ahead. Can their love survive a seemingly insurmountable divide? The lines are drawn, but it's unclear which sides have been taken. And in the end, will there be enough trust left to rebuild what has been broken?

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Tiger's Destiny
Release Date: September 4, 2012

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling "Tiger's Curse" series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

City of Lost Souls

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Author: Cassandra Clare
Goodreads Rating: 4.36
My Rating: 4
Pages: 534

Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide?     Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

My Rant on unfinished series
Many Many times I have told myself that I am only going to read books that are part of a completed series.  I can't stand waiting on the next book!  I also have to go back and "refresh" the story in my mind.  Most of the time the author knows that this is the case and will help you remember things in subtal ways.  For the most part, that is what happened with this book.  It took me getting into the book a little for the story came back, but also since this is the 5th book, there were somethings that I had to go back and look at when it was referenced.  I love series don't get me wrong.  I want to stay with charcters I like as long as I can and often find myself slowly reading the last book in hope to make my stay longer.  It really irritates me with this book.  I am going to read the last book in 2014! When I started this series I thought all the books were done.  Then she decided to write an additional 3 books!  I love Jace and Clary so I was happy, but after wiating a year on this book and the last not coming till 2014, yes I am a little frustrated!

Ok, Ok, Ok.... Lets get to the reveiw.....

Overall Feelings
Have I said I love Jace and Clary?  Reading the sample from Amazon, my thoughts were, Jace is missing!?!?!  NO!  I really hope that I do not have to read a whole book without Jace!?!?! Turns out that he is there and not there at the same time.  Poor Clary cannot catch a break! They don't really get the chance to be a couple in this book.  Clary is too busy trying to find Jace and solve problems.  You do get the see Izzy and Simions relationship bloom though.  Sabastian is back and up to no good ( a new race of Shadowhunters!).  As usual with Cassandra Clare, there is a lot going on in this book.  It wasn't easy to find stopping points.  Since the charcters were in different places, the story skipped around a lot.  Simon was awesome!  I can't believe that he would risk EVERYTHING for his friends.  It is almost like Clary is blind to danger most of the time.  I know that she was only trying to help Jace, but she has 0% self preservation!  Magnus and Alec so sad....  The ending was ok.  I wish that it would have went a little longer but I know that she don't it that way to set up the next book.  I don't want to say too much and give it away to thoes that haven't read it so I am going to stop there.  I really enjoyed reading it and I hope that you will too.