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Before The Mortal Instruments


There were "The Infernal Devices"

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
(Review via Goodreads)

And now! This wonderful prequel of the Mortal Instruments that promise so much and keeps us on the edge until it is out and hating the fact that we don't live in America so we can try and win an ARC...ranting, yeah sorry!

drumroooooooooooooool HAS A COVER

A wonderful cover by the one and only Cliff Neilson who made the covers for The Mortal Instruments. Like Jace was our leading and premiering bad boy cover it is time for dear old bad boy hunk Will (Not so Goldie as Jace but still amazing)

And for a closer view and the bad boy cover hunk (I love saying that X3 )

Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life has is up together with an interview with the editor Karen Wojtyla.

Darkest Powers - Kelley Armstrong


After seeing a the ghost of a janitor in her school, Chloe is sent in Lyle House, a group home where she starts to understand more about her hallucinations than she expected. Chloe realizes there is something more that binds her with the kids at Lyle, and not the fact that they are “problem children”. She discovers that Lyle is not your usual group home, and that they are not usual kids.
After trying to get out, and being betrayed Chloe manages to put problems behind her with Tori and find the boys: Simon and Derek.

"If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.
Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying."

After reading most of the Women of the Otherworld books by Kelley Armstrong I really didn't know what to expect from the Darkest Powers series.
I've read the first volume in a matter of hours practically eating up the words as I went on, like Bungaku Girl. And today the second volume got me all hyped up.
Again, this is one of the books that makes me happy for the existence of YA genre, and for the existance of Kelley Armstrong.
It got me hooked from the beginning, and loved how love had not such a major role in. These kids are really running for their lives, not stopping to snog on the way. Ok, there are some hints of like here and there and I have to admit I would rather see Derek with Chloe than Simon, simply because it's his time. Simon always had friends and girlfriends while Derek was the odd one.


Derek caught my arm again as I started to move--at this rate, it was going to be as sore as my injured one. "Dog," he said, jerking his chin toward the fenced yard. "It was inside earlier." Expecting to see a Doberman slavering at the fence, I followed his gaze to a little puff of white fur, the kind of dog women stick in their purses. It wasn't even barking, just staring at us, dancing in place. "Oh, my God! It's a killer Pomeranian." I glanced up at Derek. "It's a tough call, but I think you can take him."

“Undying gratitude?" Simon looked at me. "Cool. Dose that come with eternal servitude? If so, I like my eggs sunny side up."
I smiled" I’ll remember that."

Simon looked from her to me, confused, then understanding. “You guys thought…”
“That if you didn’t get your medicine in the next twenty-four hours, you’d be dead?” I said. “Not exactly, but close. You know, the old ‘upping the ante with a fatal disease that needs medication’ twist. Apparently, it still works.”
“Kind of a letdown, then, huh?”
“No kidding. Here we were, expecting to find you minutes from death. Look at you, not even gasping.”
“All right, then. Emergency medical situation, take two.”
He leaped to his feet, staggered, keeled over, then lifted his head weakly.
“Chloe? Is that you?” He coughed. “Do you have my insulin?”
I placed it in his outstretched hand.
“You saved my life,” he said. “How can I ever repay you?”
“Undying servitude sounds good. I like my eggs scrambled.”
He held up a piece of fruit. “Would you settle for a bruised apple?”
I laughed."

Waiting on


When you have a card and money on that card and then you give it to can be sure that money turns into a different kind of paper. Paper with stories on...BOOOOOOOKS

I've received a fair share of what I ordered and I am still waiting on for next week

Wondrous Strange - Wondrous Strange #1 and Darklight #2 - Lesley Livingston


Kelley Winslow is a young 17 year old girl with nothing out of the ordinary except her love for theatre. Young actor to be on the stage is the only magic she knows, as she puts on the wings of Faerie wings of Queen Titania on a Broadway production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Well, that until she finds out she is not far from being a real Faerie Royalty.

Princess of the Otherworld, in love with the changeling guard Sonny Flannery who has secrets that even he doesn’t know about, Kelly is a constant hit target now that her identity has been revealed.

These were the first books of the Faerie Month, and oh I loved them. Books like this make me happy for the YA out there. Kudos to Maggie Stiefvater for defending the YA literature.

The Story is very good and action wise as well. I had some time I have to admit, getting used to Sonny’s name. Tall, dark and handsome by the name of Sonny. I got used to by the time I hit volume two.

Now I can’t wait for what it will come next. The ending left me heart broken and with dozens of questions. I bow to a great Fairy work and look forward to more from the author.


"You're joking. You want to help me?"
"We're brothers-in-arms, Sonny." Fennrys stood and paced restlessly. "And, truth is, I'm bored out of my mind in Manhattan. Nothing to do there but jump at shadows and put up with Aaneel's pompous yapping: 'There're crack in the Gate! Remain vigilant! Protect the puny humans! Eek, a mouse!' It's tiresome."

(One thing I loved about the second volume was that we got to have more of Fennrys Wolf! XD )

"Sonny pulled Lucky up short and swung around to face Fennrys. "I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to die surprised. And I swear to all the gods, if the last thought that goes through my mind is 'What the hell was that?' I will hunt you down in the afterlife and punch you in the face throughout eternity."

"What about the whiskey?" Jack said as they ran. "Won't it keep them out?"
"The Green Maidens don't drink anything but blood." Bob's disembodied voice floated after them. "The whiskey magick won't affect them."
"Wonderful," the old actor muttered a tremor of fear in his voice. "I should've poured a Bloody Mary.""