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Book Review: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

The Bane Chronicles

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Magnus Bane…the High Warlock of Brooklyn, three hundred years ago, and have quite some tales to be told. From Peru (I’m still trying to figure out what really happened in Peru), to the rise and fall of the Hotel Dumort, to first dates with a Shadowhunter (Alec Lightwood needs to be protected at all cost) but these eleven stories about Magnus made me love and stan him even more. I mean, he had adventures with his friends Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss, he watched Raphael Santiago (in which he wanted to have a drink, stat), fought in the Last Stand of the New York Insitute, and also met two Herondales. Magnus also had a relationship with Camille Belcourt, though I honestly didn’t care one bit about her…

And he also smuggled Marie Antoinette out of Paris, though the way I saw it, he yeeted Marie Antionette out of Versailles in a hot-air balloon.

I read when he didn’t know what to get his boyfriend Alec for his birthday and I found it really adorable because I would be freaking out too if I didn’t know what to get my shadowhunter boyfriend on his birthday. But the first date story made me awe and want to protect my son Alec because he was so nervous and actually helped Magnus deal with a werewolf-and I honestly teared up at some parts.

But the voice mails…yes it did spoil a couple of things for me, but I got curious and worried that something happened to my Malec ship and I don’t want anything to happen to my Malec ship-just thinking about it makes me worry about it even more. But I just need to read the last four books in the Mortal Instruments series so I can understand what happened to them and pray to god that they can get back together.

I loved this book so much and I’m glad that I read all of them and want to finish up the Shadowhunter novels because I love this world so much.



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Book Review: Storm Front, a novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


My second Harry Dresden novel, which turned out to be the first book in the series…and all I have to say is wow…holy moly.

So this book introduced Harry Dresden as a Wizard, who got hired to work on a case with Karrin Murphy about a murder, along with a woman named Monica Sells who needed help with her husband. But who would’ve thought that these two cases were connected to each other? Especially when the White Council is also after Harry and wanted to catch him in the act when they thought he cast the spell to kill those folks. But Harry didn’t, even though he was tired to the bone. He figured out who was casting the spell and wanted to stop him.

Shockingly enough, it was Monica Sells’s husband, Victor, who was using a drug called ThreeEye, using…erm, how can I say this…sexual energy to fuel his and call up a storm to kill these people, and even tried to do it to Harry. But Harry turned it around, even though it caused him to lie to Karrin and nearly got arrested, get blamed for something he really didn’t do this time, and narrowly escaped death by a scorpion attack.

All in all, a normal day for Mr. Dresden, huh?

Oh and also he got beaten up by the mob too, thinking that it was Johnny Marcone, but it wasn’t. Also, they way he summoned Took was pretty damned neat (though I don’t recommend doing that to the poor fairy) and also Bob was funny with his love potions and stuff.



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Book Review: Blood Rites, a novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault.

The first line of my first Harry Dresden novel sucked me in and it took me a while to read this book, but I enjoyed it. I’ve never read a Harry Dresden novel ever, not once, not even when a friend of mine recommended me the book series years ago. And it took me till now to read it and I’m glad that I did. And honestly, I loved hanging out with Harry, Murphy, Thomas…

But before I get ahead of myself, lemme start this book review…

Harry was hired by Arturo Genosa to go undercover to figure out who’s been killing off females on his movie after Thomas went to him and asked him to help. So Harry went to the site, only to find out that the entropy curse is going after women that the producer hired for the movie. He tries to stop it, only to get hurt and is taken to Thomas’s home. There, he finds out a couple of things-one, that he and Thomas are brothers-half-brothers, to be exact. Two, freakin’ Marva and her Black Court vamps are out to get him, and three…three is that Thomas’s father, Lord Raith, is a horrible person. He tried to get his youngest daughter, Inari, to sleep and kill Harry, to have her first feeding, but her lips started to burn.

It turns out that if the White Court Vampires kisses someone that’s in love, their lips would burn. So while dealing with the entropy curse, he also had to deal with Marva and her Black Court vampires, hiring Kincaid to help him do it. They went to the poor side of Chigaco and fought her Renfields, only for Harry to nearly burning his hand off, which sucked.

He learned about his teacher’s past with his mother and the White Court, and the only thing Harry wanted to do was kill Lord Raith for what he did to her, which was sickening, by the way, using the curse to kill her. Even though Ebenezer told him that he couldn’t do it, darn it, Harry tried, with the help of Murphy again. He also found out that Lord Raith kidnapped Thomas and wanted to use him for the curse…

And oh boy, did he use them…

To bring back the thing Harry destroyed a long time ago.

He Who Walks Behind.

And I have to say, THAT THING IS SCARY AFFFF MAN.

I actually enjoyed this book so much that I actually checked out another Harry Dresden novel (after I get done reading another book, actually) but all in all, I loved it and I would honestly read this whole entire book series.



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Book Review: Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong

Forsaken

Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This book…this book, this book, this book…holy moly….

This book made me shake, nearly have a panic attack, and also made me worry about both Elena and Clay and their kids…

And no, no, no this book didn’t make me have ideas of writing my own werewolf AU (it totally did).

But anyway…

Elena is all the way up in England, at a Alpha meeting and she hates the Alpha of the UK pack and wants to go home to her kids and husband on their family trip. She does, but not before her daughter walks out of the house and gets lost. Worried, she starts looking for her, only to catch the scent of another werewolf that should’ve been in Belguim, Malcolm Danvers, but it totally wasn’t him as she finally found her daughter, scared, shaking and alone, but this time she saw the muscles moving and started having fears of her daughter changing into a werewolf.

So the Danvers family moved to a hotel and that’s when everything came ahead. Turns out the UK pack wanted to show that Elena was a weak, hysterical mother (and they didn’t), and both Kate and Logan successfully Changed into werewolves (that part makes me cringe when Kate changed) and also they didn’t want to give Malcolm a chance, but they’re thinking about it. And it was nice to see Hope and Karl again (sans her pregnancy from Otherworld Secrets).



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Book Review: Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

Otherworld Secrets (Otherworld Stories, #4)

Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I haven’t read an anthology in so long that when I picked this book up I actually had a good time reading it. So I’m going to break this anthology up by the stories so I can fully review this book.

1) Life After Theft (Hope x Karl) – This one I read through quickly. Someone set up Karl, a werewolf and a thief, about stealing something when he wanted to retire and work part time for his children. So he and his wife investigates who set him up while also stealing a very priceless grimiore. I loved this one and their kid as well.

2) Forbidden (Elena x Clay) – Morgan Walsh comes from Alaska to see if he wants to join The Pack, but then is accused of killing someone. Elena and Clay comes down from Stonehaven to investigate and to clear Morgan’s name. Honestly I loved this one as well, mostly because of Elena and Clay from Bitten.

3) Angelic (Eve x Kristoff) – Have no memory of what happened in this one. It was alright to me, nothing to run home to tell mama about.

4) Zen and the Art of Vampirism (Zoe) – Basically Zoe just scared off some potential new vamps in town.

5) The Ungrateful Dead (Jamie) – A dead guy wanted Jamie to investigate his and his cousin’s murder, turns out the guys were zombies and she and Savannah gives them to someone named Molly.

6) Counterfeit Magic (Paige x Lucas) – Underground fight club for supernatural but one of the brothers is getting blackmailed. A demon tricks Paige to make her think that Lucas is cheating on her, but it turns out it was someone that was part of the Cabal that wants to take Lucas’s place, but that didn’t work at all.

So all in all, this is a really good anthology but some I just didn’t care to remember, which is a shame really.



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