Book Review: The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater

 

Another award wining slow as ever book that took me ages to write this review due to procrastination and forgetfulness


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Name: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher(s): Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: September 17, 2013 (Sept 30, 2014 my edition)

Synopsis

If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys – a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan’s secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface – changing everything in its wake.


Book Cover Comments

I find Ronan’s bald head, eccentric?

Still can’t get over the paintbrush technique over the heart.


The Review

 

This series surprises me.
Series’ usually go from only one person’s perspective, or even if it was from someone else, it highly surrounds the first MC. Not here though!

Right here in this book, and I thought it was Blue all along, we have Ronan playing such a huge huge huge role in this book. If I serve my memory right, over 50% of the content in the book talks about Ronan, because he has a lot of significance in terms of magical abilities, since revealed in Book 1, he is able to take things out of his dream.

What I liked during Ronan’s POV, was that we got to explore more of his fam. His fam is pretty cool honestly. And I kinda imagined his house like the Weasley’s. You’ll know why if you’ve read it or if you’re about to read it. Ronan’s parents actually really fascinate me. Stiefvater, despite having her books set in snail pace, no offence, makes up for it with all the super cool paranormal activity. And what Ronan is able to do, is connected with how the mystical place, I forgot the name, is acting.

Love fueds are born in this book, where Blue tried something that she might never be able to experience the true thing, where Blue discovers that her emotions begin to waver, and where Blue discovers that she might have always preferred someone else over her current so-called interest, and why in the world did she not think about what she saw on the night she saw the dead-people crossing back in book one. Oh Blue.

Now, I don’t think I can say much about Gansey, since this book is really Ronan and Adam based, so Adam time. Adam really shone in the last parts of the book, where he had to embrace what he has and who he is now, in order to maintain order and balance within himself (book one spoilers and secrets). Then things get real cool at the end, though I feel like things get a little bit too, non-realistic.

And a recurring problem I have is, I found myself heavily relying on book recap websites because I can’t really follow the plot sometimes. It just confuses me.

But there was that one line that was the tether to hold on to me to why I know that continuing this book is worth it:

 

In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them.
Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness.
Her raven boys.

Book Review: City of Bones – Cassandra Clare

 

And here I am… reviewing the legend of legends…

aaaand being behind book blogging schedule!

Note that I will be commentating on the new covers, since that is the edition that I have and will go for.


Name: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: September 1, 2015 (1st published Mar 27, 2007)

Synopsis

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it’s hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.

Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary’s mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon.

But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…


Book Cover Comments

Guess what.

I love it.

Shiny surface, not as creepy as the other edition with a male chest in my face-opinion, the bronze color scheme is lovely. And then there’s wonderful Jace holding a sword and touching some cards. Does it mean something hmm? hmm? hmm? ;)

Btw the new editions’ spines are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous.


The Actual Review

I never thought about reading this series, because I know how many books there are, and I was always so scared to start it because I know how much potential there would be. But here I am, thankful of my friend who basically forced me to read it by buying it as my Christmas present.

Even in the first book and it took a little bit of time to get into, Cassandra Clare’s writing was pretty amazing. The new edition comes with a forward that introduces just a little bit to what the Shadowhunter Chronicles would be like. Just how she decides to combine nephilims, vampires, faeries, all these magical creatures into one cauldron, mix it all up and pour it into one book? That was pretty amazing.

While the general plot concept was somewhat cliche about how a girl embarks on a journey to find her missing mother without knowing anything about her existing past or abilities whatsoever because her mom hid it from her (Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier or Passenger by Alex Bracken), this series didn’t disappoint me at all. Book one begins with a lot of world and character introduction, concept building, so on and so forth. And through Clary, I get to know a lot of basically everything. Now the fact that this book was written in the old ages, there is bound to be a triangular relationship of some sort. But hey, who doesn’t like cliche plot lines? Honestly though, Clary and Jace are pretty cute, and I really want to know what happens next, because there was a plot twist regarding these two’s relationship that makes everything much more intriguing.

Other characters in the book include Simon, Clary’s best friend, Izzy and Raphael who are Jace’s companions, as well as the nephilim’s mentor. Being a regular human introduced into this gang of shadowhunters, Simon naturally felt lost, and Clary somewhat was using him as an advantage to access the human world, because I mean, Clary pretty much lost her house. There was a bit of annoyance and jealously that arose from Simon, in which I haven’t seen for awhile in YA novels, so he was a pretty fresh characters. The relationship between Clary and Simon as best friends, but including an unrequited love was pretty classic as well, but their existing bond could perhaps make them have more interesting development in the future.

Jace is a pretty cocky character to be honest. But hey lets just say this hot guy kinda got attracted to Clary, and chemistry just happened. And the way how he puts himself before others, acts without thinking, the way he just knew what he had to do in some situations in the book for the sake of Clary and not really himself, to save others around him, was pretty sweet of him.

We also get a brief introduction with Magnus Bane!!! Yes he is so significant because he literally has a book for himself (Bane Chronicles in which I have not read yet) He’s a pretty funny character in my opinion, with the way he hosted his heck of a party, but at the same time, really mysterious, because he has so much hidden power, and he only displayed a fraction of it in front of Clary and her friends.

So talking about roll credits, City of Bones refers to Bone City in the book (lol I’m just repeating myself), a place which Clary and Jace would visit, gain a knowledge to a really key information to discover the past of Clary, and how the plot moves along. I won’t spoil you (most of you here reading my review has probably already read City of Bones but whatever) because Clary’s past and family tree is what drives the conclusion to this first book and therefore leading to the plot twist that happened 75% of the way, but yea.

So that’s pretty much it because I can’t think what else to write, but I know that I must get City of Glass as soon as I finish my May Book Haul. And yes, I CANNOT WAIT FOR MY A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN TO ARRIVE. Sarah J. Maas 4evvaaa

Book Review: The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

Alright. Let’s do this.
The Raven Boys is my current record of “book that took the longest time to read” this year, with a record holding of 5 days.

Note that all my Raven Cycle reviews will be in the US paperback versions, so the cover would be different from the hardbacks.


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Name: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher(s): Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: September 1, 2012 (July 30, 2013 my edition)

Synopsis

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them — not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all — family money, good looks, devoted friends — but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.


Book Cover Comments

I mean, who doesn’t love that cool-ass font and the sick raven, with it’s heart glowing?


The Review

 

I’m currently in sleepy mode.
oh dear.

So as you guys read from my intro, I took like 5 days to read this. And one of those days was just a few chapters, cus I entered a mini book slump and read manga instead. I’ll do a manga review on that when all the books are out, which is soon trololol

But despite the extremely slow pacing, which is something that kept me procrastinating on finishing this book in 3 days, was all that paranormal and cool stuff. Blue’s family, so her mom and her aunts are all clairvoyants and seers, so it’s super cool to see their work and the tarots and stuff, because I am quite interested in these kind of things. Honestly though, Blue’s aunts are one of the highlights in the book.

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This whole seer thing just reminds me of Yuuko’s store from xxxHOLiC.

Lol is it just me or are we all confused when all the four raven boys are introduced at once, and when we get into their private lives, everything is just like ????!??????
But these boys are really cool. Each of them are unique in the sense that, for instance, Gansey has a really strong passion for what he looks for and what he believes for, and Adam is just a little stubborn with his pride. Ronan is a really interesting and mysterious character, and the very last line of the book is why Ronan gets book 2’s cover all to himself. trololol. And Noah, he’s a very special Raven Boy, so be sure to give him lots of love and *@#*$&!&(@#&(@*##%&)$@(#!*#&$^*@&#*!@&#*&$ (spoilers)

I like Blue. She shows what teenage freedom is all about, not following what your mother says (lol) and doing what she wants to do, and her relationships with her aunt are on point. All the aunts seems really cool and really nice in my opinion, and of course, mysterious. And as I’m typing this up, I really don’t seem to see a lot of places that really shows Blue’s character (it’s probably just me as well). But I do like her curiosity with things, and the fact that she wants to be even the slightest bit closer to having the abilities of her mom and aunts, in which she don’t, as she has another extremely rare ability that will be kept a secret. And with her so called true love, there’s just an extremely low amount of romance development in this book, so i’m like asdfghjkl wherawhatwhowhenwhyhow. But yea I super love the entire idea that Blue’s prophecy is that she will kill her true love if she kisses him.

Another thing I wanna talk about is the POVs. It can take place from Blue and any of the Raven Boys’ perspectives, so some parts kinda get confused, and I get kinda lost as well, haha. Other than that, the book was really really awesome and cool, and though slow paced, well paced. (contradictory. I’m such a jerk)

I hope that the rest of the series will pick up the pace a little bit, and I’m sure the next few books won’t disappoint me!

 

Book Review: Unforgiven – Lauren Kate

 

I kept seeing this as part of the “Fallen Book Review Catch Up Franchise” when this book is a new read. So this book was finished on December 31, 2016. Now it’s uh, whats the date? January 21. Lol me.


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Name: Unforgiven
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher(s): Delacorte Press (Corgi, Doubleday, Ember)
Release Date: November 10, 2015

Synopsis

It’s the book FALLEN fans have been waiting for: Cam’s story, the brooding, bad-boy dark angel readers love.

High school can be hell.

Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes.

Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails…there’s a special place in Hell just for him.

Tick-tock.

Spread your wings and cry as bad boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in the epic new FALLEN novel, UNFORGIVEN.


Book Cover Comments

Hi Cam.

Tbh I can’t really determine what’s behind Cam, but I love the sky blue color. It’s perfect, and 100 points for Cam and the perfect blue “waves”.


The Review

We always wanted more about Cam’s side of the story.

What happened between him and Lilith, his one and only love.

And now we have it.

Unrequited love, friendship love, love where you expect it the least, boundless love, love that spans across millenniums. And here, limitless love.

Before Cam, music had been an escape, passion, a daydream, love, an impossibility.

Flipping each page leads you into an even more exciting realm.
Tick Tock.
As the fifteen days soar by until Cam’s bargain with Lucifer ends.
Till Lilith’s heart makes her choice: whether love is greater than hate, or hate is greater than love.

She was luminous. Her red hair had been braided a dozen ways, all swirled together in a high shaggy twist. Her eyelids were shimmering green, her lips crimson and matte. She wore black vintage ankle-high motorcycle boots. She was lethal.

This story takes place right after the ending time of the fourth book of the Fallen Series, leading us into the story of our wonderful hero.

“Existence is never so miserable as when you have a taste of something beautiful,” Lucifer said. “It serves to remind you of everything you can never have.”

We are introduced to the very Lilith that Cam has dearly treasured and loved, the hell that she is trapped in, and how Cam will try his very best to rescue her. And please don’t get me on cliche love story or not. I love romance, and this was the perfect way to close the series. Not that I ever want it to end.

He thought about Daniel and Lucinda.
They had embodied love for so long, as far as the fallen angels were concerned. He wished they were beside him now, playing the role of the happy couple offering sage advice to their suffering friend.

The things that Cam has to do in order to win Lilith’s heart: not only by his charm, but with his heart and sincerity as well. When there are outside interferences that will continuously pull Lilith away from Cam, what will happen next to ensure the thread doesn’t snap?

And yet he went for it again and again and again. Why? To save her. To help her. Because he loved her. Because if he gave up… He could not give up.

Each book in the Fallen Series shows you a different side of love, and this love is one that also spans across millenniums, overpowers the flames of hell, one where the overflowing emotions from the heart and the desire to find each other again is stronger than anything else.

His hands grasped her waist and lifted her until she could have sworn that his feet had come off the ground, too; that they were floating up above the creek, above the trees, above the burning hillside, into the dense tangle of stars, about to kiss the moon.

And when Lauren brings back our beloved Arriane and Roland, Fallenatics couldn’t ask for more of the happiness they can find in seeing two of our favourite angels once again, helping Cam along the way.

“We all carry pieces of our journeys within us,” Roland said. “We all learn from our mistakes. Who’s to say we don’t deserve happiness?”

Cam is also making his decisions here: to face his fear during the very beginning of why he lost Lilith in the first place, and to face it again, and to understand how to move on from it, and sometimes, how the truth is the most beautiful thing.

Even when it seems like all is lost, do not give up the fight for love.

Get ready to fall…

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Book Review: Fallen in Love – Lauren Kate

Ok cool I think I’m on track around here!

Why am I typing the introduction in the middle of an “Open Book” essay!


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Name: Fallen in Love
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher(s): Delacorte Press (Corgi, Doubleday, Ember)
Release Date: January 24, 2012

Synopsis

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.

And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine’s Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding and losing love. Arriane pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first and last time, Daniel and Luce will spend a night together like none other. Lauren Kate’s Fallen in Love is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for.
True love never says goodbye . . .


Book Cover Comments

Anyone who doesn’t love any Fallen series cover can go away. Just the black somberness of the dress and the way she is gazing into the far distance…


The Review

So Fallen in Love is a novella that takes place somewhere in book 3, sort of like a cutaway. This is one of those places, when Luce is travelling into the past, and everyone else is looking for her, pretty much all intercross. And this novella takes you through some of our favourite main characters, and the stories of love that they have to tell.

“Sometimes love needed a lift from its guardian angels, to get its feet off the ground. But once it made its first early beats toward flight, it had to be trusted to take wing on its own and soar past the highest conceivable heights, into the heavens-and beyond.”

I super love the fact that Fallen in Love, which takes place in 4 perspectives, with some of them intercrossing, shows readers the authors’ understandings of different types of love. Forbidden love, love when you expect it the least, letting everything go, and of course, the love that spans across eternities.

When one lover suffered from a broken heart, no matter how badly the other wanted to help, they couldn’t be the one to heal it.

This novella is extremely fun to read, and while doesn’t give the actual plot much of a backing, other than filling up some minor information that will definitely thrill the reader for them to know, it was really enjoyable to see everyone falling in love and going through the follow up of what happened after they fell in love. Geez this is getting repetitive.

“Love means not being afraid to let yourself go, trusting that one will desire everything you have to offer.”

The nice thing about this novella is that you can pick it up after book three or book four; reading it after book three will keep you on the journey even though it ends at the end of book three, while reading it after book four is like, because you can’t let go of the Fallen Series, you’re finding something to dive into again.

She realized, each soul had to be content alone before plunging into love, because one never knew when the other would move out of that love. It was the greatest paradox: Souls need each other, but they also need to not need each other.

And through this, you really see how some of our characters became the them today, and also how through tough times, they have changed and matured, understood more of the world, and accepted the consequences of the decisions that they have made. And all of this, I wanna say, is pretty much all thanks to Luce, as if it wasn’t her destiny that led her to her past, no one would come back and deal with their past matters, or Lauren wouldn’t be showing us such a wonderful side story so we wouldn’t have to foreverly let go.

Sometimes love was not about winning, but about wise sacrifice and the reliability of friends like her. Friendship, he realized, was its very own kind of love.

And as this was the last book that I have read from the Luce and Daniel arc, I thought it made an extremely beautiful conclusion, with all the teachings and understandings of love, all the different forms that love exists in, and how love never dies.


Always.

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Book Review: Rapture – Lauren Kate

Rrrrright. I’ve got an Chinese essay to write and cram in, I’m sleepy due to lack of sleep in the past few days, and I wanna continue reading Orphan Queen.


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Name: Rapture
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher(s): Delacorte Press (Corgi, Doubleday, Ember)
Release Date: June 12, 2012

Synopsis

The sky is dark with wings . . .

And time is running out for Luce and Daniel.
In order to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the Fall began. Only Luce can break the curse, and it is her choice alone that will decide all of their fates.
But as Dark Forces gather, great sacrifices will have to be made in this final, epic struggle . . .
In the fight for Luce, and for Love, who will win?
The astonishing climax to the Fallen series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.


Book Cover Comments

I super love how mesmerising the cover is, as well as the fact that the girl is gazing towards the cloudy sky. Clouds = heaven (?) And I suspect that the background is Mount Sinai, which is a location that Luce will be visiting in the book, which is real real cool. Also, if you guys have noticed, since this is the last book mainly surrounding Luce and Daniel, aka conclusion, the dress is White instead of Black. Rapture.

 


The Review

Goodness gracious.

I knew I wasn’t ready for the ending and I wasn’t.

That ending. Is the most. beautiful. Ending of all YA books that reside on my shelf, right, now. I can’t even stop describing how beautiful and amazing this book got. Though now that I think about it, it might have slightly sidetracked from the original plot style this book went for, but everything has a meaning to it.

 

“I want you to know that I would do it all again. I will choose you every time.”

This time, a slight bit of non-time travelling adventure is mixed into the story, where they will have to gather ancient relics in order to find out the truth about the Fall, so that they might be able to save their love and the world.

“Mortality is the most romantic story ever told. Just one chance to do everything you should. Then, magically, you move on.”

Through their journeys and encounters with other people, some of our characters, especially Luce, grow even more, touches down into who they truly are deep down, and the displayed love, acceptance and forgiveness in this book is just absolutely lovely. The times when you know you have to work with those you might despise, but all for the sake of the World.

“Heartbreak is its own form of amnesia.”

This finale is also what really changed my mind about Christianity a lot. Because if even Satan was a fallen angel, then that means he was once pure. And the fact that God had forgiveness…

“Maybe not all punishments are eternal.”

I love the fact that each place Luce and Daniel visits to find the things they seek, Luce will remember a slight memory of her past lives, and while rereading this book, I remembered the very pressing reason why I chose the course of the Danube River when me and my family were choosing the River Cruise programs for Summer 2016’s trip.

It was because one of the locations in the Danube Course was one that Luce and Daniel visited.

Obsessed huh.
Yes, very.
Even if its in such an indirect way.

“Inspiration is an excuse for doing something you already want to do.”

This book is filled with the most devastating revelations that will keep you in awe until you close the book, leaving that aftertaste warm in your senses. Then you think about the glory of each character, the aura that they put off throughout the whole book, even if they have a small role. Also, please don’t get me on the “its a cliche plot” thing. I personally don’t mind cliche plots cus I don’t dig down and CinemaSin a book. Though I might.

I mean, if I CinemaSin-ed a book, I could CinemaSin any book with a score of 50 because none of them are realistic.

*DING*

I’m sorry I watch too much CinemaSins.

“You must remember how to dream what you already know.”

In this book, you will meet Dee, who is a wonderful and amusing character that is going to help Luce and the others along the way to learn the truth about the Fall, the one where all Fallen Angels do not have a clear memory about. Dee puts Luce as her first priority, so that her existence and purpose surrounds Luce entirely, and was prepared for this very moment. Her doubtless heart, knowing that Luce will turn what’s wrong into right, is absolutely beautiful.

“Grief can choke you. It’s dangerous, something else you have to beat.”

The final choices Luce and Daniel will have to make in order to be together, so that they would not need to face another curse over and over again, cursed to walk the grounds of Earth, separated any longer, ending up in flames.

“The past is important for all the information and wisdom it holds. But you can get lost in it. You’ve got to learn to keep the knowledge of the past with you as you pursue the present.”

I’m much desperate to spoil that ending for you and give you that very last line in the book, that one devastating line that only those who have finished the series, and followed each and every character on their journey will understand. I adjusted the last sentence so it’s not spoilery, but…

“Then they flew to distant corners of the sky, leaving a moment’s brilliant flash of light behind them, as Luce and Daniel fell in love…”

“We put our faith in love.”

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Book Review: Passion – Lauren Kate

I’m torn between doing this review and Gemina. But this is priority cus I’ve delayed it for so long hahahahaha.


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Name: Passion
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher(s): Delacorte Press (Corgi, Doubleday, Ember)
Release Date: June 14, 2011

Synopsis

‘Every single lifetime, I’ll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.’

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way . . . Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.


Book Cover Comments

Tbh this is the only cover where I’m not satisfied with the face lol.

Probably because all other books (excluding 3.5) does not face forward, so when we see the model’s face, it’s a bit “uh?”. Mainly because her expression looks real depressed, but the Ember edition balances it out cus the green theme of it is real nice.
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The Review

Ok just to note that whatever I say beneath will be something already seen in the synopsis. So If you haven’t read the previous books, you’ll be slightly spoiling yourself.

“I think about her and only her. I count the seconds until she’ll be with me again. I choose her, as she chooses me.”

This time, Luce jumps into the Announcers to learn more about her past, past lives and to know more about the relationship between her and Daniel, as she had multiple doubts in the solidity of it throughout the course of the second book.

“Every single lifetime, I’ll choose you. Just as you have always chosen me. Forever.”

It’s really cool (even my brother said so lol) when you combine historical contexts with the book itself. The book included some events that took place in WWI and WWII, though the focus of course, is not on the war. And at the same time, it’s really interesting for those past lives in a sense that, instead of seeing the

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BOOM

BRURURBURBURBURBURBURBURBURBURBURUUUUU

WEEWOOWEEWEOOOWEEOWOOWEEOOOWOWOOWO

you’re closing the angle and to see the citizens, not soldiers, what they are doing while war is happening, and ultimately, what Luce of that lifetime is doing: the differences of her name, her appearance (course you can’t tell cus its 1-D but you can imagine), everything.

“I’ll love you with all my heart, in every life, through every death. I will not be bound by anything but my love for you.”

I feel like this is also a history + geography lesson for me, because in order to imagine how the scenes and locations will play out in my head, I went on my laptop and did research on those places to get an idea of what I’ll be looking through Luce’s eyes.

Which is basically what happened with the book series. I did some research on Fallen Angels, Lucifer, the Fall, and the Grigori clan, and going through Bible verses that are related to these topics are my past time activities during sermons in Church. (Yes I am forced. Never chose to go me-self)

Suicide was a mortal luxury not afforded to angels.

There were some past lives that Luce visited that were absolutely heartbreaking. The physical proof that Daniel’s love for Luce literally transcends over everything. But yea I’ve heard some opinions about this (though of course, this thought is erased from my mind at the time I’m reading it), is that Luce had too much doubt in the relationship and still refuses to really believe.

I get where she is. I mean, she doesn’t even fully understand the curse that is surrounding her. But it is because of this destined journey-it is because all the other Fallen already knew this would happen- shows the proof of destiny kicking into place, and how it is Luce’s destiny to go through her past lives. To know beyond than that kiss that sends Luce into flames, to understand their love over time and space.

“And you know that I’ll be with you until the end?”

Bill was a pretty interesting companion. Yes, he is Luce’s travelling companion, guiding her along the way and being her tour guide, as well as being a friend for Luce. Though near the second half of the trip, he started turning bipolar. Though I quite enjoy the sense of humor that he’s got. Btw he really reminds me of Urd from Ah! My Goddess.

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Urd is half-goddess, half-demon, which is what makes her super cool~
“That’s his soul you recognise. Regardless of how you two may look on the outside, you’ll always know each other’s souls.”

My friend decided to call this book (she doesn’t like reading so I kinda summarized it): Harry Potter and Angels. Well I wouldn’t deny the fact that it might as well be a more cliche love story. But hey, this is a love phenomenon that started in 2009. And no matter what people say, this series is magnificent in the way that it’s love is so pure and beautiful. And it is all the smiles, tears, fury and laughs that makes a relationship even deeper than before.


“Love is the only thing worth fighting for.”

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