April 26, 2014

Upcoming Releases: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Upcoming Releases:
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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

I am burning on the inside with desire for this book.

The release of City of Heavenly Fire is just a month away. On May 27th, The Mortal Instruments series will be completed. I have been with this series since the release of City of Bones in 2008. The series has taken countless turns, with the addition of two spin-off series, (The Infernal Devices trilogy, and the to-be-released The Dark Artifices), an e-book series (The Bane Chronicles) and a controversial movie.

For those unfortunate souls who have not read The Mortal Instruments series, the premise is simple-- demons are real and so are the people who have to kill them. They are called Shadowhunters, and this is where the plot gets complicated. They are a secret organization that base their beliefs off of three objects, the mortal instruments. When one suddenly goes missing, the Shadowhunters need the help of a human to find it.

Really, a blurb cannot do it justice. The plot is so intricate that the only way to understand it is to read it, and watching the movie does not count. There is plenty of romance, magic, and adventure to entertain anyone.

April 21, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Hey everybody! Cassia here! I finally have another review for you all, and I'm working on another. There's more (a lot more), but I have to re-read those before I can provide an accurate review. So, here you go! (Note: the cover below is the original edition, and I read the public domain version in English.)

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Christine Daae still thinks of her deceased father every day; his companionship, stories, and the music they made. Soon, her career takes off at the Paris Opera House when she is tutored by the mysterious Angel of Music. However, she has never seen him. Eventually she finds out that he is what the regulars of the opera refer to as the “opera ghost.” When his orders--which are made to help Christine--are dismissed as jokes, he terrorizes the opera with threats and murders to get what he wants. Christine’s love, Raoul, vows to save Christine from his grip before he can take her forever.

For those of you who don’t already know, I love musicals. One of them happens to be “The Phantom of the Opera.” So, when I found out that it was a book, and the book was in public domain on Amazon,