Book Reviews

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare.City of Lost Souls

I enjoyed City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare as it has a brilliant storyline. There is a wide variety of characters and they are all completely and utterly different individuals. There are many layers in the book and it is told from the perspective of more than one character but it still has a main character.

Also, it is a fresh, original adaptation of an old idea. It has taken magic and the supernatural – demons, werewolves, vampires, fairies and even angels – and infused them with the new idea of Shadowhunters, a race of half-angel half-human mortals who protect ordinary mundanes from the horrors that they are unable to see.

It’s definitely a breath of fresh air compared to the classic fantasy tales that are more commonly known.

Ella

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city of bones

City of Bones (the first book in The Mortal Instruments series)

Although it was still a good book, City of Bones was possibly my least favourite of the series as, although it was the first, it was the least interesting. Quite a bit of the time I didn’t understand what some of the characters were talking about – runes, silent brothers, steles, Idris. It was mostly made-up Shadowhunter things and places though, which I managed to grasp in the following books.

City of Bones

city of heavenly fire

City of Heavenly Fire (the sixth book in The Mortal Instruments series)

Of the five books I read for my Bronze Award the best was City of Heavenly Fire. As well as being told from the views of the original principal characters, it is also told from the point of view of twelve-year-old Emma Carstairs whose parents were killed in an attack upon the Los Angeles Shadowhunter Institute by Sebastian (Jonathan) Morgenstern and the Dark Shadowhunters that he turned using the Infernal Cup. It  involves different sides of the story.

Ella

City of Glass

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The Twits by Roald Dahl is really, really stupid and funny.The Twits

Basically, Mr and Mrs Twit pull pranks on each other and the families around really hate them.

Mr Twit has bird pie once a week and trains monkeys to do everything upside down. One day the birds and the monkeys decide to get their revenge and turn the Twits’ house upside down.

I would recommend this book to people who like funny books.

Rhianna

TwilightI’ve just finished Twilight and I absolutely loved it. It is a vampire-human teenage love story.

Bella, the main character, doesn’t realise at first that the person she is falling in love with is a vampire but it isn’t too long before she discovers that Edward isn’t human.

My favourite character is Bella and my least favourite is James because he tried to hurt Bella.

The ending was so sweet and made me smile.

Rhianna

 

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