City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)

The last book. The conclusion to all the greatness of this tale. The epic ending of Clary’s story. Words… Where are the words…

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If there is a reason to read the series, the last book is the reason. It is everything. This conclusion will suck you into a new level of the world of Shadowhunters, and the characters will fill your heart.

Rocking back and forth, she clutched the sword like it was the only thing she had ever loved, and let the blood spill down instead of tears.

THE WAR IS ON!!!

The action, the intensity, the struggle, and the unity. IT’S MAGICAL.

“Weapons, when they break and are mended, can be stronger at the mended places,” said Jace. “Perhaps hearts are the same.”

I can’t say a lot here because if I did I’d be spoiling a lot of the other books, and I just can’t do that to you! This book is worth all the others. And all the others are already great, so basically, just read this series. You won’t regret it!

Rating: 5 stars!

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24944889In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned…

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones

This took some time to get into. The writing style is very jagged. Not smooth. it doesn’t flow at all, so I had a hard time with that. But since the book is so short (112 pages) I figured I’d push through and finish the book.

Once I was able to work past the writing style and just focus on the story, I was immersed. The overall tale (I can’t say plot because I don’t feel there really was one) was fascinating. From about 1/3 of the way through, I was hooked and couldn’t put the book down. Granted, I still struggled with a smooth read, but the characters held me in.

If you’re looking for something short and unique and, dare I say a bit freaky, I’d recommend trying this. While it might not be for everyone, I think we can all feel for the two main boys in this book.

Also, the ending is something that I can’t seem to get out of my head. The story was one thing, but the end will cling to you like a leech.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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31189134Mapping the Interior is a horrifying, inward-looking novella from Stephen Graham Jones that Paul Tremblay calls “emotionally raw, disturbing, creepy, and brilliant.”

Walking through his own house at night, a fifteen-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew.

The house is the kind of wrong place where you can lose yourself and find things you’d rather not have. Over the course of a few nights, the boy tries to map out his house in an effort that puts his little brother in the worst danger, and puts him in the position to save them . . . at terrible cost.

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare

“‘Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.’ ‘If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell.’”

Welcome back to the Mortal Instruments series, City of Lost Souls, book #5 in the six book series. I have to say, I love this series so much. And this book… THIS BOOK.

If you think you loved these characters before, you will love them even more. With each book, we learn more about the strength each of these individuals possess. The difference of fighting styles, the power of sheer will, and the unyeilding strength of love.

I’m thinking next time I read a large series like this, I’ll do one review for the entire series because if I tell you ANYTHING of what was happening in this book, I’ll likely spoil the first few books for you. And I just can’t do that.

So how about a couple quote teasers!

She knew how strong he was, but she still felt a shock as he carried her to the bed and laid her down gently among the scattered pillows, sliding his body over hers, one smooth gesture that reminded her what all those Marks on his body were for. Strength. Grace. Lightness of touch.
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“My heart is your heart,” he said. “My hands are your hands.”

Basically, if you haven’t read this book yet or this series, you may want to. 🙂

Rating: 4.5 stars!

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8755776The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

In My Head by JM Storm

If you currently follow JM Storm on Instagram and truly enjoy reading his posts, you will love this collection. He speaks of help and healing, of moving on and letting go, of falling in love and loving yourself. While his prose is short, it’s also tender.

if you’re going to kiss her,
then pull her close and mean it.
kiss her as the moon does the sea.
weightless and yet the deepest
parts of her are moved.

JM Storm typically writes pieces around this length, so if you order this book and don’t realize what you’re getting when you order, don’t blame the writer. I personally enjoy longer pieces, but this was still a beautiful book of prose that was both comforting and uplifting.

This book contains JM Storm’s heart that just ebbs off his words like little butterflies. A soft and gentle caress.

maybe that’s all we need.
to know that someone
thinks we’re worth the
bad times. to know we’re
set apart from the others.
to feel a hand reaching
for us in the dark.

While this isn’t one of my favorite collections, it’s still a beautifully short and sweet read.

Rating: 4 stars

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35254618“Sometimes I wonder if there are others like me. Who feel everything and everything has feeling.”

In My Head, the debut release of one of Instagram’s most popular poets whose writing has been liked by millions, dives below the surface of love, loss, and life.

J.M. Storm has crafted a haunting yet hopeful poetry collection that is meant to be felt as much as it is read.

Wildly into the Dark by Tyler Knott Gregson

This book is filled with beautiful and peaceful prose. I simply adored all of these pieces. Tyler Knott’s books have yet to disappoint me even a little. There are so many pieces in here that caused me to stop and ponder. They settled inside me and made a home. They brought a calming to my stressful days.

If I do not follow you
out of this zone of comfort
I’ve lived safely inside,
Push me, pull me, or
throw me from that
circle. If my wander loses
its lust, if the soles of my feet
begin to rust, if I forget
the way to adventure,
force it upon me until I
remember; demand a life
five thousand shades
from ordinary.

It is incredibly hard to write reviews for poetry books. They are very personal to the author, and the words either resonate or they do not. But Tyler Knott has a unique ability to bring you in and consume you with the stunning thoughts of his soul. If you’ve read and enjoyed his other books, you’ll want to be sure to add this one to the collection.

Rating: 5 stars!

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34427870The most intimate and eclectic poetry collection yet from bestselling author and online sensation Tyler Knott Gregson

With loyal fans around the world and across the internet, Tyler Knott Gregson is reinventing poetry for a new generation, using Instagram and Tumblr to reach readers where they are.

Tyler’s third collection includes more of his popular Typewriter Series poems (featured in his first book, Chasers of the Light) as well as never-before-published scenes that paint the world as only Tyler sees and experiences it. Filled with vivid photographs and even more vivid emotions, Wildly Into the Dark is a must-have for longtime fans as well as newcomers to Tyler’s unique brand of passionate, intimate, and playful words and images.