March Update.

So I actually surprised myself this month. Read a total of 34 books. Which is surprising because about a week ago I felt like I had only read about 15 or so books for the whole month (because I didn’t actually check my monthly total till today… even though I could have just pulled it up on my phone…).
So anyways!
3 months down and 9 to go. (Wow I must be tired, I seriously had to think for a few minutes how many months were left…)
Now off to go read some more,

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

“If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?” -Goodreads

This Is What Happy Looks Like was so good. There were so many points that I noticed I was grinning like a fool or laughing out loud. Even though I predicted pretty soon what Ellie was hiding based on a few hints but I really liked playing out, only thing I wish was that the ending was a bit longer but oh well 🙂

5 stars.
Read from March 22 to 23, 2013

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogyTessa Gray should be happy – aren’t all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her.” -Goodreads

I think Clockwork Princess was probably my FAVORITE ending for a series. Is also now my favorite book by Cassandra Clare. I loved everything about it (and not just because Tessa isn’t like Clary 😉 ). I seriously did not want this to end, with all the twist in it and how it wove the two series together was amazing. Before starting it I knew people loved it so I went into it with expectations and it went beyond that. Eap. It’s so hard to write about it without spoilers.

5 stars.
Read from March 20 to 22, 2013

The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet

“On their first day in Paris, Maya and her little brother, James, find themselves caught up in some very old magic. Houses with bronze salamanders for door handles, statues that look too much like Maya’s own worried face, a man wearing sunglasses to hide his radiant purple eyes . . . nothing is what it seems. And what does all that magic want from Maya?
With the help of a friendly boy named Valko, Maya discovers surprises hidden in her family tree–grandmothers who walked in magic, a cousin so unremarkable she’s actually hard to see, and a terrible family habit of betraying one’s brother. And now the shimmering glass Cabinet of Earths, at the heart of all these secrets, has chosen Maya to be its new Keeper.
As she untangles the ties between the Salamander House, the purple-eyed man, and the Cabinet of Earths, Maya realizes that her own brother may be in terrible danger. To save him, Maya must take on the magical underworld of Paris . . . before it is too late.”

I feel like lately I have been hitting the jackpot while reading middle grade fiction. Pretty much Every. Single. One. has sucked me in and I have loved it, where were these type of books when I was younger? I seriously would have been obsessed with The Cabinet of Earths. I loved all the details and the story plot of it and was also really well written.

4 stars.
Read on March 20, 2013