Review: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments (#5)
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, YA

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.

Fangirling & Waiting on Wednesday: City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare

Hi guys! Today's a Wednesday which means....It's time to do my very first Waiting on Wednesday! Except in this post I'm going to be screaming for CoHF instead of Waiting which is why I've altered the title slightly. Waiting on Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where you state all the releases that you are anticipating. So why am I doing a WoW now? I just cannot contain my excitement for CoHF (the last book of TMI) to be released in 5 days and I fear that I might explode if I just don't pour out my fandomness in a post. 5 DAYS!! Though I could have easily just done a random fangirling post on CoHF but I thought it'd be nice to try this meme out for the first time :) Anyways, here we go! And do tell me what you think :D

Title: City of Heavenly Fire 
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margret K. McElderly
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, YA

In the 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 Dark 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 world in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

Okay, I can't do this anymore. Please excuse me for the moment while I scream for TMI again. 

I've recently fell in love with this series and only a few days ago, I finished City of Lost Souls. I was amazed at how much it made me not want but NEED CoHF! CoLS is probably my favourite book in the series so far. There's so much action in it, compared to the rest of the series! Random fact: Did you know that CoHF is 762 pages?!? 

I keep on forgetting that this is a WoW, not a review, so just bear with me :) and do forgive me if I leak any spoilers which I will try my best not to. Anyways, I love CoLS. I even started to feel sympathetic for the 'bad guy', Sebastian/Jonathan, and I've made up my mind. 

I don't want him to die.

Anyone else feel this way? It's so weird, I actually like Sebastian a TINY bit more than Jace...

I won't tell you the whole story WHY now but I will in my review that I solemnly swear will come either Saturday or Sunday :D and I'm pretty sure the entire review will be about why I love Sebastian. Now before you post comments like "HOW THE SHIAT IS THAT POSSIBLE?" all I have to say is, its surprising for me as well ;) and

I've actually started to read TMI fanfictions :D I never really have been a fan of fanfictions because some of them suck bs, but I just needed to have my hands on something TMI related. And I've also been going through some CoHF snippets and I thought I'd share some interesting snippets: 
“Oh, good. For a second there I was worried there was going to be an actual plan with, like, steps we couldfollow.You know, something reassuring.”
— Isabelle
“Okayyyyy,” Isabelle said in a low voice, “When did Brother Zachariah get hot?”
A parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.
Simon's Sacrifice

“No killing,” Jordan said. “We’re trying to make you feel peaceful, so you don’t go up in flames. Blood, killing, war, those are all non-peaceful things. Isn’t there anything else you like? Rainforests? Chirping birds?”
“Weapons,” said Jace. “I like weapons.”
“I’m starting to think we have a problematic issue of personal philosophy here.”
Jace leaned forward, his palms flat on the ground. “I’m a warrior,” he said. “I was brought up as a warrior. I didn’t have toys, I had weapons. I slept with a wooden sword until I was five. My first books were medieval demonologies with illuminated pages. The first songs I learned were chants to banish demons. I know what brings me peace, and it isn’t sandy beaches or chirping birds in rainforests. I want a weapon in my hand and a strategy to win.”
Jordan looked at him levelly. “So you’re saying that what brings you peace … is war.”
“Now you get it.”

“We shouldn’t,” protested Isabelle. “The Clave has a plan.”
“The Clave has the collective intelligence of a pineapple,” said Jace.
Alec blinked up at them. “Jace is right.”
Isabelle turned on her brother. “What do you know? You weren’t even paying attention.”
“I was,” Alec said, injured. “I said Jace was right.”
“Yeah, but there’s like a 90% chance of me being right most of the time, so that’s not proof you were listening,” said Jace. “That’s just a good guess.”
MY FAVE (partially because of feels towards Sebastian) : 

His eyes shone when he looked at her, green as spring grass.
He has always had green eyes, said the voice in her head. People often marvel at how much alike you are, he and your mother and yourself. His name is Jonathan and he is your brother; he has always protected you.
Somewhere in the back of Clary’s mind she saw black eyes and whip marks, but she didn’t know why. He’s your brother. He’s your brother, and he’s always taken care of you.

And now. PICTURE SPOILERS! *just click on image to enlarge*

Anyways if you already haven't heard, Cassie said that 5 people that we know of are going to die + 1 main character in CoHF. I was thinking about if I had to choose 6 people to die in TMI, who would it be. I came up with a list (I don't mean any offence to those characters, it's just that if I HAD TO CHOOSE, these are the people I'd rather die than the others) .
  1. Maryse
  2. Raphael
  3. Camille
  4. Maia
  5. Jordan
As for the main character who will die, we all know that Cassie can't kill Clary because the main character almost never dies. Or Jace (or else we'd all go rage and try to kill her, lol) which leaves us with Izzy, Alec, Magus or Simon. I don't even want to guess. JUST ANYONE BUT SIMON! He's the kind of friend we all want, and plus, I really stared to love him in CoLS.

I've already pre-ordered two copies of CoHF and I might even be giving one away ;) I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THE ENTIRE SERIES IS GOING TO END IN JUST 5 DAYS FROM NOW! AGH, I don't know what to think. Half of my brain is like: CoHF Y U NO COME FASTER, and then the other half is afraid to read it in fear of either Magnus, Izzy, Alec or Simon dying and the entire series will be over after CoHF! Lol I've said that already, but whatever. I'm probably going to spend the entire day and night reading CoHF then the next morning bawling my eyes out. AHHH Where will all the TMI fandom go? Someone needs to set up a support group for the TMI fandom...

*cries in a corner* Alright. I'm back now.

So, my question to readers of TMI. What do you think about CoHF, and who do you think will die?

I'd love to hear what you think about this post! :)

ARC Review: Guarding Angel by S.L. Saboviec

Title: Guarding Angel
Author: S.L. Saboviec
Series: Fallen Redemption (#1)
Publication Date: May 19, 2014
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, YA

Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.
When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.
Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?

Review: Doon by Carey Cory and Lorie Langdon

Title: Doon
Authors: Carey Cory & Lorie Langdom
Series: Doon Novels (#1)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Publication Date: August 30, 2013
Publisher: Zondervan
Page Count: 368
Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.
But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.
Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.