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Book Review: Shattered Memories by VC Andrews (spoilers)

Book 3 in the Mirror Sisters trilogy

Published in 2017

421 pages

3 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Sypnosis:

In this finale of the darkly gothic Mirror Sisters trilogy, one twin fears her reunion with sister dearest—from the legendary New York Times bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina (now Lifetime movies). For fans of Ruth Ware (The Woman in Cabin 10) and Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies).

They share an unbreakable bond…

An inescapable bond.

As identical twins, Haylee and Kaylee Fitzgerald have always done things in exactly the same way. Under their mother’s guidance their every outfit, every meal, and every thought was identical.

But now things are different.

With Kaylee back at home after her sister’s betrayal, her life has been turned inside out. Both her mother and Haylee are away and Kaylee’s alone and more lost than ever. Her father suggests going to a new school where she can have a fresh start, and where no one will know about her dark past. But if Kaylee knows her sister at all, she knows that her twin isn’t through with her yet.

Let’s talk about the plot:

Okay, so this book picks up soon after the events of book 2. Kaylee is in therapy and getting ready to attend a new school, and starting to realise she needs to separate herself from Haylee.

Except she can’t. Haylee is constantly ‘with’ her everywhere. In her thoughts, and her speaking. A reminder of what Kaylee was put through, and her demons from that experience constantly came back to hurt her. At her new school, she finds herself meeting some colourful characters, and all the while is trying to shake a feeling of uneasiness and wondering what truly will become of Haylee, the sister she adores (I feel bad using present tense seeing as to what happened, but alas).

Let’s talk about the writing:

Can I just say that I was ridiculously excited about this final instalment? Whilst book 1 had be so angry with rage, book 2 kind of lulled a bit, whereas book 3 had such an intense start I was nervous for what was to come. The writing itself initially was great! Fast paced, nail biting, you couldn’t guess what would happen next. But then, about a quarter of the way through, it took a lull and I felt like I was mostly reading filler chapters. I was hoping that Kaylee’s roommates would be darker, and that there would be many a twist, and then about 3/4 of the way through, once Haylee was mentioned again, things rapidly picked up, and I was hoping for an epic finale. Because in the past I have freaking loved VC Andrews’ books, book 1 was freaking brilliant, and I love the authors Dollangager book series. The Mirror Sisters was fast on the track to becoming my next favourite series from the author, now, I can’t say that’s the case. I honestly feel like where it was dull, repetitive and not as exciting, so much more could’ve been happening! And I’m annoyed because the writing in book 1, and even in some parts of book 2, was so emotional!! This definitely didn’t deliver in the end! I mean, why write Haylee the way she did?! And have her come in and make what was possibly the most stupid exit, like ever?

Let’s talk about the characters:

Let’s not talk about Haylee. I don’t like her. Never have. Who arranges their own freaking twin sister’s bloody abduction?

Kaylee is honestly the definition of a sweet summer flower. That’s the best term I could think of. I was admiring her at first, excited to see her start fresh, but then she just became too repetitive, I mean okay I get she was reluctant to open up to people but then to turn to drugs because of this?! No honey!

And why the bloody hell (excuse me) did she forgive Haylee for putting her through everything? I mean, girl! You were TORTURED! And okay sure she was scared of her at first, as you bloody (excuse me) would be, and good on you love, for standing your ground. And I admire your forgiveness; but, and I guess denial was a prominent feature here, but to think that Haylee wanted to be ‘The Mirror Sisters’ as they were originally meant that theoretically, it all would’ve been for nothing!

I thank you for reading. I think this’ll be the last VC Andrews book I read for a good while. *shakes head sadly*.

Happy reading!!

– Brooklyn.

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Book Review: A Familiar Tail by Delia James

Book 1 in A Witch’s Cat Mystery

Published in 2016

324 pages

4 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Magic and meows meet in the first enchanting Witch’s Cat mystery!

Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton decides that a visit to the seaside town of  Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the perfect way to get over her problems. But when she stumbles upon a smoky gray cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spellbook full of trouble.

Suddenly saddled with a witch’s wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms, and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth safe. But despite their gifts, the witches can’t prevent every wicked deed in town….

Soon, the mystery surrounding Alistair’s former owner, who died under unusual circumstances, grows when another local turns up dead. Armed with magic, friends, and the charmed cat who adopted her more than the other way around, Annabelle sets out to paw through the evidence and uncover a killer.

My Review:

This was definitely a surprising read! I hadn’t even heard of this book until a few days ago, I was in fact browsing the internet, getting a scope for ‘cozy mysteries’ (deciding to read something aside from my dear Agatha Christie), and I was drawn to what seems to an endless plethora of mysteries with cats or dogs in them. I then checked to see if this book was on the shelf at work, The sypnosis having intrigued me, and I promptly found it on the shelf and borrowed it. Starting it that night, I was hooked. The writing was so addictive! I could picture everything, from Anna’s first arrival upon Portsmouth, to the cozy bed and breakfast, and the colourful cast of characters that Anna meets; my favourite being a vanishing cat called Alastair. The author gave all these characters such great personalities, especially Alistair, I love how much Anna and the cheeky cat interacted; but it goes so much deeper! When witchcraft got introduced to the plot, that’s when things were getting insanely good! And the mystery! Truthfully I had no idea where it was going, and I was surprised at the end, I thought it would be something more ‘wow’, but to be honest, I was definitely in the book more for the characters, so it’s all good! I definitely hope to read more books in this series and others similar too!

Happy reading 🙂

Book Review: Plague City by Jonathan Morris

Published by BBC Books in 2017

246 pages

5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

We should leave. We definitely should leave. But… chatty ghosts!”

The year is 1645, and Edinburgh is in the grip of the worst plague in its history. Nobody knows who will be the next to succumb – nobody except the Night Doctor, a masked figure that stalks the streets, seeking out those who will not live to see another day.

But death is not the end. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole discover that the living are being haunted by the recently departed – by ghosts that do not know they are dead. And there are other creatures lurking in the shadows, slithering, creeping creatures filled with an insatiable hunger.

The Doctor and his friends must face the terrifying secret of the Street of Sorrows – that something which has lain dormant for two hundred million years is due to destroy the entire city…

An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole as played by Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas.

My Review:

This was honestly such an awesome, fun read! As I read it, I felt like I was watching a Doctor Who episode; honestly the pacing was exciting, and I could see the characters saying their lines and everything! The premise definitely intrigued me from the start, and I was constantly trying to figure out what would come next; see, the writing wasn’t at all predictable, there were a lot of twists and feels! I loved all the side characters, Annabell was so sweet and brave, Thomas and Isobel were amazing and I couldn’t help but adore Catherine and Betsy! I would honestly read a sequel based on these characters!

I definitely recommend this to all fellow Whovians!

Until next time, happy reading 🙂

Brooklyn.

Book Review: Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

Published in 2016

388 pages

2 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. 

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

My thoughts:

Let me start by saying I had high expectations for this book! “All the Bright Places” is one of my all time favourite books, and when I saw Jennifer Niven being interviewed about this book earlier in the year, I was instantly intrigued; one of the main characters suffers a unique problem; he can’t always recognise faces; and Libby sounded like an intriguing character. When I started this book, I was definitely feeling like it was so unique! Jennifer Niven writes characters so intricately, you can’t help but be pulled in! I was excited to read more….

But, as I did read on, I just found the book didn’t really go anywhere? I mean sure, Libby did some great things, I’m glad how much she evolved as a character; same with Jack – but oh my goodness there were times when both characters started to get on my nerves; some of the things that they did made no sense! Like, what was with Libby’s sexual urges,the fact that she thought she could have sex to lose all the weight? Just cause she saw it on tv? Didn’t do it for me; and Jack was great, honestly, but ugh I got so annoyed when he suddenly decided something about 3/4 in the book, it’s like ‘what the heck?’ I then felt like Jack was the biggest walking contradiction. Honestly. And then the last 1/4 of the book didn’t do much for me at all, I feel like it was just even more repetitive. I really hope Jennifer Niven writes something similar to ‘All The Bright Places’ next! That book just tugged at my heartstrings in all the best ways, and honestly it’s still with me today!

I’ll leave it there, until next time happy reading!

Brooklyn 🙂

Book Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia 


Published in 2015

Pages: 428

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. 

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up. 

My Review:


I’m honestly not even sure where to begin here, this was such a beautiful and unique read. I’ve rarely read books with such strong mental illness theme, and in this book, it’s the main character, Alex, who suffers from schizophrenia and paranoia. 

Now, as far as paranoia and mental illness goes, I’ve seen both closely; and I felt like I could relate to Alex, to a small degree. This book was honestly so well written and it was paced so quickly, I could hardly put it down. The reader is literally thrust into the world of Alex’s, where, without being too spoilery, we don’t know what’s real and what’s not; and honestly, I’ve read nothing like this before, and daresay I never will again, but hey, never say never. The emotions through this book were unreal, I felt like I was feeling as Alex was, and whilst I was expecting some things to not be real; when I found out what wasn’t; I couldn’t believe it! Honestly, it was such a shock, I’m still reeling even as I type. 

There was some really cute romance throughout this book, honestly; I loved how Zappia developed that part of the storyline, but at the same time, it didn’t feature too heavily throughout the story. Miles, who had gone through some hardships of his own; he was honestly such a fabulous character and I was cheering when he spoke towards Alex’s parents. Now, without being too spoilery, they were definitely interesting characters; but there were times where I didn’t exactly like her mum, I mean, she was brutal sometimes; but at other times you could tell both Alex’s mum and dad really loved their daughter; and there were definitely some tender moments between Alex and her parents, which I loved. 

What I loved even more though, is Alex’s bond with her little sister, it was honestly so perfect and beautiful. The whole book was such a unique, eye opening delight to read, and I definitely felt like it was an invitation into the character’s life, and I definitely felt like I went on her journey with her!
And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading, 

Brooklyn 🙂 

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

Published in 1997

Pages: 350 (Ravenclaw edition)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars 

Sypnosis from Goodreads: 

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw … Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer’s pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs – and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling’s modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and sprayed edges in the house colours. Exciting new extra content will include fact files, profiles of favourite characters and line illustrations exclusive to that house. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions will be a must-have for all Harry Potter fans in 2017)

Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.
Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.
Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.

My Review:


I’ve officially lost count how many times I’ve re read these magical books; and to be honest I’ll re read them again, many more times. Harry Potter has been part of my life for 20 odd years now, I can’t imagine life without it. They were the books that got me into reading; and I’m forever grateful to Queen Rowling for bringing magic into my life, every time. Honestly, re reading Harry Potter feels like going home; it is always perfection and I can easily say that it’s my favourite book series of all time; my top fandom, and even as I read them, what with being older now, I can appreciate the magic in a new light; and I always seem to pick up some fine detail that I’ve missed in the past; and this was such a quick re read! I finished it in less than 24hrs!

Where do we begin, Rowling is honestly a flawless writer! I was there, observing Mr Dursley and his frankly mundane (see what I did there, fellow Shadowhunters), life; and then even as I re read, my curiosity heightened when the surname Potter came up; honestly yes I knew what was to come and what would happen but it was just so exciting re reading the book! And whilst I can never capture the first read feeling; it will never not excite me when I re read Harry Potter. Meeting all the new characters again, was awesome. I loved the little banter between Ron and Hermione (I mean they had always been clearly meant to be!) and the wisdom of Dumbledore, who gives many of my all time favourite quotes: “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” to name one! And the honest to goodness awe inspiring that is just the description of Hogwarts! With its moving portraits, endless staircases, house ghosts; it’s magic is honestly infinite and Hogwarts has always been a dream, literally. 

I honestly forgot how fast paced the story is; and not at all confusing, ever! Harry Potter needs to be read by everyone at least once! I mean all the characters are freaking awesome; the dialogue can be humourous, and it’s an epic adventure if there ever was one! I felt I was there, feeling Harry’s desperation to get his letters, his excitement and all round awe at Diagon Alley; and how Hogwarts feels like his home. Honestly, my emotions from this re read; I always feel excitement and often get goosebumps, when Harry, Ron and Hermione become friends (go girl, for covering up for the lads!) and honestly who doesn’t love Hermione? She’s my next favourite girl character after Luna and probably the one I relate to the most; and as I said I loved seeing all these characters again, it was nothing short of wicked! 

All in all, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the perfect start to a perfect series; and it always will be.
And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading 🙂
Brooklyn. 

Book Review: What To Buy The Shadowhunter that Has Everything by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan


The 8th novella in The Bane Chronicles 

Published in 2013

Rating: 5/5

Pages: 40

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Magnus Bane may or may not be dating Alec Lightwood, but he definitely needs to find him the perfect birthday present.

Set in the time between City of Ashes and City of Glass, warlock Magnus Bane is determined to find the best birthday present possible for Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter he may or may not be dating. And he’s also got to deal with the demon he’s conjured up for a very irritating client.

My Thoughts:


Oh this novella was honestly perfection, it brought back a lot of memories from the Mortal Instruments series, and was full of Malec feels. They are one of my all time favourite ships and I loved reading about Magnus’s thoughts and feelings about Alec, and his utter desperation to find him something for his birthday, even though he has no idea what. The first line in this book made me snort with laughter, that’s right, snort! It involved Magnus and Chairman Meow, it was just fabulous, hilarious and relatable. I loved the constant wit in this one as well, and there was an amazing and touching scene with Isabelle and Magnus.

All in all this was yet another perfect novella in this collection. 

Have a great weekend and happy reading, 

Brooklyn 🙂 

Book Review: The Fall of The Hotel Dumort by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

The 7th novella in The Bane Chronicles 

40 pages 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Magnus Bane watches the once-glamorous Hotel Dumort become something else altogether in 1970s New York City.

Fifty years after the Jazz Age rise of the Hotel Dumort, immortal warlock Magnus Bane knows the Manhattan landmark is on the decline. The once-beautiful Hotel Dumort has fallen into a decayed thing, a ruin, as dead as a place can be. But the vampires don’t mind…

My thoughts:

I actually couldn’t fault this one! This got me right in the feels, anyone who’s read The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices will understand how important Camille is to Magnus. This novella honestly highlights this; we see the former in a rather surprising state and honestly seeing how Magnus reacts was amazing. He’s so precious and once again this novella gave us an insight into his thoughts and feelings regarding Camille. 

There was some wicked humour at the start, classic Magnus. Absolutely loving these novellas so far! Perfection, and I can’t wait to read the remaining four. 

Have a great week and happy reading, 

Brooklyn 🙂 


Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare


Book 6 in The Mortal Instruments series

Published: 2014

Pages: 733

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

ΕRCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID.

I am coming.
Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series! 

My Thoughts:

Okay,as I type this I’m honestly feeling every feel in existence. I have the best adrenaline rush and honestly I couldn’t be happier with how Clare wrapped up the series! Every page was perfection and the anticipation and feelings were real! There were shocks and feels aplenty in this book and I couldn’t put it down! There were even comical moments from banter between the characters which remained delicious as always! 

The character growth for everyone was amazing! And the links from The Infernal Devices and the Mortal Instruments were amazing! I love how Clare tied everything together, and we saw characters interact from both series and the feels were real! It was so beautifully done! And the friends we lost throughout both series, I definitely felt their prescence was felt. A character death from City of Glass, (those that read it will definitely know what I mean), has definitely shaped some of the characters, and we feel their pain too, but for Izzy, I felt that she bore the weight almost more than the rest; but in saying that she opened up and I loved her scenes with Simon! They are both so precious and I was cheering for them to get together. Every ship in this series had so many feels! Lots of angst and love! I was honestly screaming throughout this book! I didn’t want it to end yet I was hooked! I love Clare’s ability to tie up this series but set the foundation for The Dark Artefices! Amazing! And I loved meeting Emma and Julian and learning more about Aline and Helen! I love how Clare is continually bringing in all the more diversity to her world! And Mark! He’s so precious! I can’t wait to read more about these new characters, and I know I’ll get to re meet some old friends in The Bane Chronicles and Tales from The Shadowhunter Academy. I cannot wait!

It can easily be said that the Shadowhunter world is an all time favourite of mine, and Clare a favourite author; she packs so many emotions into her characters and there’s such intricate detail to her Shadowhunter world, it’s perfection. While I’m sad that I’ve finished The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, I know I’ll easily re read both, and Clare is gifting us with many more books centred around her characters, so it feels like it’ll never end, which is just how I want it! Clare’s books have definitely been a constant in my life from when I started reading them, they’re comforting and not once did anything feel forced or overwhelming. And she wrapped up everything in this book so perfectly, I’m once again in awe. 

I laughed, cried, cheered and lamented in this book, it feels like this whole book had something memorable in it, and it did. Utterly perfect and even the whole series never had a dull moment in it! As well as JK Rowling, I think only Clare could make me feel slightly sorry for the antagonist. There’s been moments when I’ve compared Sebastian to Voldemort, both having been stripped bare of any humanity; and both are honestly such wicked villains, but oh honestly. What happened at the end of this book was actually raw and powerful. An honourable mention to Luke and Jocelyn, honestly my heart ached for both of them for different reasons throughout. 

But the last chapter and the epilogue really topped off the epicness in this series! The feelings were unreal and wild! I was constantly on the edge of my seat, once again feeling every possible emotion. It remains one of the best epilogues ever and I couldn’t get enough, even though I tried to take it slow, it was just too addictive. 

I could keep ranting but I’ll end it there, all in all there are no words. I applaud Clare once again and can’t wait to read The Bane Chronicles, Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy and The Dark Artifices! As well as her planned books, which will be amazing! And her series co written with Holly Black. She’s definitely a favourite author as I mentioned and I’m so happy to have discovered her epic writing!

And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading 🙂

– Brooklyn The Bookworm 

Book Review: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare


Book 5 in The Mortal Instruments series 

Published: 2012

Pages: 542

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars 

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

The 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. 
My Thoughts (slight spoilers):

I really enjoyed the pacing of this book, I thought that there was a steady beat throughout building up to some insane climax and lots of drama throughout, and I totally felt that; there was so much forboding throughout and it was so unnerving waiting to find out what happened next. 

Sebastian is pure evil, in my opinion; yes he was trained by Valentine to be a soldier but honestly he is so mechanical and reminded me a lot of Tom Riddle aka Voldemort!! Zero humanity and full ruthlessness. But you know what? I’m freaking proud of Clary for standing up to him! She’s so loyal to Jace and she has such undying love for him, it’s honestly one of my favourite things about her; and I love her blooming friendship throughout with Izzy; who had some kick ass scenes and I was cheering all the way. I loved all the Magnus and Alec feels in this book and I just wanted everyone to be happy and everything! I love how Simon had such an important role to play in this book; honestly, all of the characters have developed so much! It’s amazing, and I love how Clare portrays these favourites and introduces new faces; and I love the connections between The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices; the references are epic and every time Brother Zachariah came into this book I was a puddle of emotions; I still have so many questions about lots of things in this book; but I know they will surely get answered in the next and final book! 

Clare has definitely cemented her place as one of my favourite authors of all time, every book of hers and both series are in my all time favourites list / Goodreads shelf, and everything is just amazing about her books and writing. Nothing is forced or fake, everything feels natural and real, her writing projects the reader into her world and we feel like we’re there every single moment, experiencing things and emotions as the characters do! Every page held a different emotion and honestly I feel so mixed about so many things in this book! I loved the constant angst, word building and atmosphere; I couldn’t anticipate what would happen next. It was absolutely amazing and I could keep ranting about the epicness that is this series; but I’m honestly thinking and feeling so much after finishing this book so I’ll leave it there, but honestly cannot wait to read the last book in this series! The Shadowhunter world is one I never want to leave, I’m so excited to read Clare’s other books. There’s no words for their perfection and magic to be honest; I can see myself re reading all her books often. Okay, I promise I’ll stop now 😉

And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading 🙂

– BrooklynTheBookworm