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City Of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Book 4) Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I've just finished City Of Fallen Angels and I loved it. I don't know why I stopped reading it before because it continues the  Mortal Instruments series nicely. 
We get to see more of the other characters here, I feel. The first three books were focused mainly on Clary and Jace and their relationship and while I love reading about them I also liked seeing the relationships of others. 
City Of Fallen Angels is primarily Simon's book I feel as he gets the most character development. He starts off as this vampire who doesn't know what he's meant to do with his new life/powers but in the last chapter we see him accept his new life and the person he's become. 
There are again a range of characters that come into this book. One of the new characters is known as Kyle for most of the book. He's a werewolf it is revealed, as well as the werewolf that turned Maia.  Kyle is a protective figure for Simon who's still a new vampire as well as Maia'…

City Of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Book 3) Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I loved City Of Glass!! It has lots of action, comedy, a bit of romance and a lot of mystery. I mean, I finished the book in 3 days - that's how good it is! 
As this is the 3rd book in a series, don't read below as there will be SPOILERS! 
What starts off in the normal human city of New York changes suddenly when the main characters are thrust into the Shadowhunter world of Alicante to save Clary's mother because of a demon invasion. The majority of the book is set in Alicante as well. I enjoyed this because I always enjoy reading about different worlds that authors create. Alicante isn't much different to other cities. It just has magical towers that keep demons off the street unlike those in New York for example. 
Jace wants to stop Clary from going to Alicante because he doesn't want to put her in danger. She defies this though, and creates her own portal, as she created a rune in the previous book, to get through. This is dangerous, however beca…

City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments Book 2) by Cassandra Clare Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I've just finished reading City Of Ashes and it was really good! I've read this book before again and I didn't think it was very good last time but now I think differently. It had everything from fighting demons, to laugh out loud parts, to heartfelt moments.
The story starts from where City Of Bones finished so there will be minor spoilers below. 
The characters continue developing in this second book. For example, Clary's best friend, Simon really takes on a new role as a vampire, as well as the other characters maturing too. This was good to see as it gave the story different levels that we haven't seen before. I especially enjoyed reading about Simon's transformations. There's a new character called Maia, who is a werewolf. There's some antagonism between Simon and her as in this series vampires and werewolves don't get on.  
We meet Alec and Isabelle's parents here. Maryse, their mother is a strong character, who is angry at…

City Of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Book 1) by Cassandra Clare Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I read City Of Bones when I was 17 or so and I really didn't like it then - let's just say that that dislike has really changed now...I loved it this time!
Clary, the lead female character of this series has been blind to the otherworld of this book since she was born because her mother didn't want her to see it. Clary and her friend, Simon go to a club and there she sees a creature that shouldn't exist within this world.  That's where the story really begins and where the shadowhunters come into the story. Led by Jace, someone whom Clary feels a connection with, the shadowhunters are people who rid the world of evil creatures. 
Minor spoilers below... 
Clary goes with the shadowhunters to their headquarters (a church that becomes the New York shadowhunter institute). There she gets to know Jace, Alec and Isabelle - the shadowhunters. She also meets Hodge, the leader of the institute. Hodge explains the world of the shadowhunters a little bit. I foun…

Brighid's Quest (Partholon Series #5 Review) by PC Cast Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
This book was good. 
It took me about 150 pages to really get in to unfourtunately, and even then I really only enjoyed the last half of the book. 
This tells more the story of centaur huntress Brighid, although we do see others stories' within this book as well. 
Spoilers below!
The first 100 or so pages have nothing to really do with the overall plot. It's just Brighid and Cuchulainn (Cu) going to find the femorians that killed Brenna, Cu's lost love. Cu is hell bent on redemption at first but when he gets to know the "new femorians" he doesn't want to hurt them as most of them are only children without parents. He wants to bring them back to find their own redemption at Macallan Castle with Clan Macallan. The new femorians are given the power of restoration by the Goddess Epona. This kind of does come into play right at the end of the novel but I didn't think we needed everything the author gave us to understand what Cu and Brighid were …