Monday, May 30, 2016

Lady Midnight (A Review)

   Hello guys! I've decided to post a review about the newest Cassandra Clare book, Lady Midnight!

   Lady Midnight was phenomenal, and I absolutely CANNOT wait for Book 2(which comes out next April, good gosh!) in The Dark Artifices trilogy! This book came out in March, a couple days before my birthday, and I got it shipped to me from Amazon the day it came out! It is a HUGE book, but I managed to read it in 2-3 days, because I could not put it down! (Keep in mind that I was also at school while reading this, so that's pretty incredible ;P) The plot twists in this book were very unexpected, and I couldn't believe what I read at first. I had to reread it a couple times until I could finally get it into my brain. Ugh, the FEELS! Honestly, I was expecting something totally different from what happened in this book, but it was definitely a positive difference. Cassie Clare just knows how to write a book, let me tell you. The ships in this book though...I have no idea who to ship anymore. *sobs* Mark...Cristina...Julian...Emma...*dies*
Here is a summary of Lady Midnight, taken from the inside cover of my very own copy!:

   "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 change 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?
   "The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare."
   What I forgot to mention above is that this trilogy is a spin-off of The Mortal Instruments series, which takes place in 2008, while this one takes place in 2012. Oh my goodness, was this book good! Some characters from TMI make an appearance, and it is AMAZING! (Especially the end!!)
Being that I have the book right next to me, I will even provide a snippet! XP

“You’ve got a lot of responsibility now,” Jace said to Julian. “You’ll have to make sure Emma winds up with a guy who deserves her.”

Julian was strangely white-faced. Maybe he was feeling the effects of the ceremony, Emma thought. It had been strong magic; she still felt it sizzling through her blood like champagne bubbles. But Jules looked as if he’d been slapped.

“What about me?” Emma said, quickly. “Don’t I have to make sure Jules winds up with someone who deserves him?”

“Absolutely. I did it for Alec, Alec did it for me — well, actually, he hated Clary at first, but he came around.”

“I bet you didn’t like Magnus much, either,” said Julian, still with the same odd, stiff look on his face.

“Maybe not,” said Jace, “but I never would have said so.”

“Because it would have hurt Alec’s feelings?” Emma asked.

“No,” said Jace, “because Magnus would have turned me into a hat rack.”

 As always, I must include some of my favorite quotes from Lady Midnight!

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm *painfully weeping in the corner* This book....It tore me apart with the feels. Yet I still give it...
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5 stars! For being beautiful, creative, suspenseful, and absolutely wonderful! Thank you, Cassie! Eeeeeeeeee! Lord of Shadows is going to be so saaaaaaaddddddd! 
Anywho, I'm going to wrap this up by asking if you guys have any book, movie, or music recommendations for me, and what reviews you want me to do next! (I think I'm going to do a Throne of Glass review, A Court of Mist and Fury review, a Red Queen review, and maybe an Unbecoming of Mara Dyer review!)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Music Award


   Hola amigos! You know how I said that I have some reviews coming? Welp, I completely forgot that I was going to do those, and I haven't even started. Woopee! I'm so responsible lately...Whatever. I'll do them eventually, I hope! Anywho, I got this award from Loren (even though I don't listen to Owl City, I'm sorry!). I just thought this would be pretty fun, and I want to get some awards/tags on this blog! XD

   The Rules:
  • Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping!)
  • Write your favorite lyrics from each song
  • Tag some people
   Let's get this thang started!

  1. House of Gold by twenty one pilots
    "And since we know that dreams are dead And life turns plans up on our heads I will plan to be a bum So I just might become someone"
  2. Ride by twenty one pilots
    "I'd die for you, that's easy to say
     We have a list of people we'd take
     A bullet for them, a bullet for you
     A bullet for everybody in this room"
  3. Nobody's Home by Avril Lavigne
    "What's wrong, what's wrong now
     Too many, too many problems
     Don't know where she belongs
     Where she belongs"
  4. She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) by David Guetta feat. Sia
    "You hunted me down
     Like a wolf
     A predator"
  5. Mirror by Kat Dahlia
    "I don't know the monsters you do
     But I'm trying to forget the ones I met too
     Baby, you can help me
     Baby, I can help you"
  6. House of Memories by Panic! At The Disco
    "Those thoughts of past lovers
     They always haunt me
     I wish I could believe
     You'd never rob me"
  7. Novocaine by Fall Out Boy
    "If you knew, knew what the bluebirds sing at you
     You would never sing along
     Cast them out 'cause this is our culture
     These new flocks are nothing but vultures"
  8. Fairly Local by twenty one pilots
    "Yo, this song will never be on the radio
     Even if my clique were to pick and the people were to vote
     It's the few, the proud, and the emotional
     Yo, you, bulletproof in black like a funeral
     The world around us is burning but we're so cold
     It's the few, the proud, and the emotional"
  9. Goner by twenty one pilots
    "Don't let me be gone
     Don't let me be gone
     Don't let me be gone
     Don't let me be"
  10. Castle (Winter's War Version) by Halsey
    "Now my neck is so open wide
     Begging for a fist to round it
     Already choking on my pride
     So there's no use crying about it"
   Wow, out of ten songs, four of them were twenty one pilots songs, so what does that say about my playlist? XD 
   I tag anyone who wants to do this! Leave a comment with the link and I'll be sure to check it out! Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for reviews! (By the way, you can always recommend books for me to read, or reviews you want me to do for you!)