TAG| 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – DAY 3

Thanks again to Carianne @ Carianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques for the nomination. This ones a day late but I thought I’d post it anyway.

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Quote

ACOTAR quote

Nominations
Justine@ BOOKWORMMANIAC
Tim Learn
Emily @ Emily Books

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TAG: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – DAY 2

Thanks again to Carianne @ Carianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques for the nomination. To read my quote for day 1 click here.

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

The Quote
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Nominations
Helen Jones @ Journey to Ambeth
Klinta @ Book OwlyAman @ Confessions of a Readaholic

TAG: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – DAY 1

Thanks to Carianne @ Carianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques for the nomination. I’m going to try to keep my quotes related to the YA books that I love.

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Quote

lie tree quote
Nominations
Ella @ Ella’s Book Blog
Heba @ Hebasbookblog
Will @ The Eye of Orion

REVIEW: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

city of bonesCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare
ISBN: 9781406307627
Published: 2nd July 2007
441 Pages, Paperback
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 9/10
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Oh…my…god. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I world. Some of my friends have been on at me about reading these for ages and now that I’ve finally got round to it I can see why.

On her 18th birthday, Clary Fray and her best friend Simon go to Pandemonium to celebrate however, Clary starts to see things. Like the best-looking guy in the nightclub stabbing another boy to death. Her mother has disappeared and a hideous monster is lurking in her apartemnt. Soon Clary realises that she has stumbled into an invisible war between ancient demonic forces and the secretive Shadowhunters – a war in which she has a fateful role to play…

I’ve already watched the film and have been watching the tv show (which I’m actually kinda falling in love with) so I knew most of the things that were going to happen but it was amazing! It was a bit slow starting and some of the chapters are huge but the story just flows and makes you rethink everything you think you know about the world.

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’
Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
“At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”  

I loved Jace’s attitude and some of his comments were pretty funny. His character progresses really well through the book. I also liked the Lightwoods and the contrast between them with Isabelle being sharp but fun-loving and Alec being quite serious. I did like Clary however, she could be a little whiny about times about wanting to find her mother as if we didn’t get the point the first thousand times. Oh Simon, where to begin. He is just so adorable in a mundane way that makes you love him so much that just makes you want to say “It’s gonna be okay”.

The only real problem I found was that because I have already watched most of the book I was seeing the actors playing the parts and comparing the books to the film/tv series. Saying that, I can’t wait to get stuck into the next book!

 

March TBR

I’m putting three books on my to be read list this month. Hopefully I can stick to it this time round.

Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter by Tim Learn
Chewy Noh 2(Currently at 30%) Chewy Noh has many problems. Besides his mom becoming a mu-dang—a Korean fortune-teller possessed by his dead grandmother who can read minds—the school bully, Kent, is still on the warpath to get Chewy kicked out of school. With his secret ability to win at everything, none of this bothers him until he starts disappearing for no reason while a mysterious force attacks his fellow students, and he must scramble to figure out what’s going on before he becomes its next and final victim.

A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
a song for ella grey(Currently at 27%) Claire is Ella Grey’s best friend. She’s there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world. This is her story – as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.

Everyone Dies at the End by Riley Westbrook
everyone dies at the endWho knew the zombie apocalypse would be caused by something we all know is deadly…but that is also all around us? Two stories intersect as the world delves into chaos – Earl, a drugged out heroin addict constantly in search of his next fix, and a family struggling with the dramas of everyday life, get no reprieve during this zombie outbreak. Can any of them survive the deadliest game of all – survival against undead, each other, and the world around them?

What’s on your to read list for this month?

BLOG TOUR: Counterfeit Conspiracies by Ritter Ames

counterfeitbannerAs part of the Counterfeit Conspiracies book tour I’ve has the opportunity to interview the USA Today Bestselling author Ritter Ames so here we go with the interview.

  1. So before we start, tell us a bit about yourself.

Honey Reading Counterfeit ConspiraciesI’m a full-time author of two mysteries series, the Bodies of Art Mysteries and the Organized Mysteries. I absolutely love to read all subjects and genres, though mysteries are my personal favorite. I also love gadgets and photography, and I put my marvelous white Labrashepherd in almost daily pictures—luckily, she’s a great sport about it all.

  1. What is the Counterfeit Conspiracies all about?

The Bodies of Art Series, which includes the book Counterfeit Conspiracies and Marked Masters, are about art recovery expert Laurel Beacham. This is a very fast paced mystery series set in Europe, with a lot of fun dialogue and fast action scenes and frequent plot twists. Laurel feels her premier mission is to make sure art stays public and stolen art is returned. Her ethics might be questioned by some, but what she does is always for the greater good.

  1. 3. Who are you’re favourite YA authors at the moment? Why?

Ally Carter. I loved her Heist Society series and the Gallagher Girls series.

  1. What are the main characters in the book like?

The characters in each of these YA series are a lot like my main character in Counterfeit Conspiracies. All are smart, intrepid, undaunted by challenges, and their friends are extremely important to them. And they aren’t afraid to strike out on their own when they’re told they should hang back in a situation.

  1. Why did you start writing?

About fifteen years ago as a full-time professional. But I’ve written steadily as long as I can remember and decided as a child I wanted to write for a career.

  1. Who inspires you, authors or otherwise?

I’m inspired by people who see obstacles as challenges instead of roadblocks, and people who think about society as a whole.

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one book with you, what would you take?

Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff or Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I wanted to add my thanks for letting me stop by here today on the blog tour for Counterfeit Conspiracies. I appreciate the chance to talk with you and your readers.


About the Book

Counterfeit ConspiraciesTitle: Counterfeit Conspiracies
Author: Ritter Ames
Genre: Mystery / Suspense

Laurel Beacham may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has long since lost it digging herself out of trouble. Her father gambled and womanized his way through the family fortune before skiing off an Alp, leaving her with more tarnish than trust fund. Quick wits and connections have gained her a reputation as one of the world’s premier art recovery experts. The police may catch the thief, but she reclaims the missing masterpieces.

The latest assignment, however, may be her undoing. Using every ounce of luck and larceny she possesses, Laurel must locate a priceless art icon and rescue a co-worker (and ex-lover) from a master criminal, all the while matching wits with a charming new nemesis. Unfortunately, he seems to know where the bodies are buried—and she prefers hers isn’t next.


About the Author

Ritter AmesRitter Ames is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Organized Mysteries series and the Bodies of Art Mysteries series. When she’s not writing or brainstorming new mysteries Ritter is usually trying to get her favorite yellow lab to stay out of the pond, or keep her grouchy black cat from trying to give the dog away on Freecycle. Ritter would love to live on a boat and write from far flung locations around the globe, but the dog would constantly have to be fished from the water, and her husband and cat would just complain endlessly about the dog’s smell, so staying on land seems to be the only good option to keep her sanity and not get sidetracked from writing.

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