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Lifestyle, Offline • 07/30/2015

Book ..err Series Review – The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Author: Cassandra Clare
Date: May 27, 2014
Number of Books: 6
Source: Purchased
Genre: Fantasy literature, Young-adult fiction, Urban fantasy
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Just a warning: This review is not dedicated to each book separetly, but to the entire series as a whole. I don’t want to review each book. I enjoyed the series as a whole, but there were certain events that I liked from each book.

I first heard about the The Mortal Instruments when I actually went into a bookstore and was looking for something new to read. I was intrigued by the book cover. I didn’t even know about the movie, since the movie didn’t come out till sometime later. I started reading the first book, but I actually stopped when the movie came out. I feel that this is a little bias since I actually didn’t finish the first book. I just went based off the first movie. Don’t get me wrong. I liked the movie, and I loved the series. I just need to reread the first book.

Anyways, the series was amazing. After I started reading book two, I was hooked. I went through the second and third book really fast, almost a week apart from each other. I liked the idea, but at the same time, I hated the idea of Clary and Jace being brother and sister. When I finally finished the third book, I was so happy. I know they are the main characters/pair in this series, but they are my favorite characters. Besides the movie, I could picture Jace and Clary easily in my head. Actually, their whole world, I was able to see everything in my head as I read the series.

Each book held so much information, so much action, so much romance. Each page, I kept wondering what was going to happen next. However, if I had to pick a favorite book out of the series. My favorite would have to be Book VI: City of Heavenly Fire. I enjoyed the journey that Jace, Clary, Isabella, Alec, and Simon had to take. I felt as if the days were dragging by and when they reached the stronghold, the journey was over. It reminded me of when I played Final Fantasy VI. You had to travel across the world before you reached your final destination. I enjoyed reading all the side events that happen on the journey. Yes, I am picking out the cave scene, too. It was very well written, and love the spark between Clary and Jace. As I said, they were my favorite characters throughout the series. At the ending, I have to admit, I was sad. I felt sorry for Sebastian, especially at the end. Now, with the series over with, I feel like a part of my life is over with. When you find a series like that, you just want to keep reading and reading. In conclusion, this series has a special place in my bookshelves. I know it will be a series that in the future that I will read again for sure.

RATING: 4.5/5

Lifestyle, Offline, Online • 06/02/2015

A Big Change

I know I usually try to keep up with my blog posts and such, especially since I want to bring more than just personal. However, after my previous post that happen back in April, a lot of things have changed, and I had a huge adjustment to deal with it. Turns out, that after the minor disasters, things did turn out better, and there is still hope for the future. After all, in just a little over a week, I am getting married. I promise to bring more updates about the huge day and our honeymoon which happen to be a bigger surprise to me.

After losing my job, I thought it was going to take forever for me to find a new job. I took out my resume and cover letters to all possible job opportunities believing that I might have a chance. Over a month and half, I had no luck. However, a job offer did come through. In a little way it was because of my resume, but after speaking with my new manager, not really. She knew that because I had a Bachelor’s Degree, I deserved a higher paying job, but was unable to offer me that at the position she was giving me. The position that I did receive wasn’t even available. After friendly conversations, somehow that position became open. The reason for the job offer came from my web designing experience. The company is wanting me to redo their website which I happily agreed. Finally another business wanting my business for web designing.

As of the big surprise on the honeymoon, we booked a trip to Hawaii. I went to Hawaii in 2006, and always wanted to return. However, the cost of flying from Kansas to Hawaii is pretty expensive. We orginally want to do a Sandals honeymoon, but we took too long on getting a Pass Port. However, he is still intriged about doing a trip to Sandals so maybe as a second honeymoon in the future. We plan to have a fun four day stay. He already told me as a wedding present, he is going to pay for a dolphin adventure for that includes boat riding and scuba diving! I cannot wait. However, I think I am more excited that our wedding is next week Saturday, and we will be together on our honeymoon that following week.

I plan to bring pictures and talk about the wedding and the honeymon. More ideas and articles are going to brought to this site. Might not be right away, but I plan on to bring more interesting topics. Till next time!

Lifestyle, Offline, Online • 04/03/2015

Cloudy day

The saying goes that there will always being a ray of sunshine through the darkest days or when one door closes another door opens. If those sayings are true, then I hope with my belief and my faith, that one door does open for me or there is a ray of sunshine in these dark days. There has been a lot happening. This week has been hell. It is hard for me to even figure out what is going to happen next. I know that with the current situation, it has give me the opportunity to do what I wanted to do. I just now have to get my behind in gear and do it.

I recently just lost my job. At first, I was upset about it. I have no insurance, no 401K, no paycheck coming in. What was I suppose to do? However, after talking it over with my fiance, he suggested that I start up one of my business. He wants me to do makeup reviews and such on another site. I am fine with that, but I also know the work and cost of doing a makeup review site. He believes I can use my current makeup and go from there. Sooner or later, I am going to have to start buying makeup. However, it might turn out to be a blessing in disguise. My second option is continue working with the webdesigning business. I know if I sit down and start the coding, I can produce a layout. I just don’t know if it will make the money I need to survive. My last option is my writing, even if my fiance doesn’t believe it will help at this moment. If I can become an author, I will accomplish my main goal after graduating college.

This week has been hell with other issues both on his side of the family and mine. However, I am hoping that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. I need something to give me that boost to keep trying. Sooner or later, everything will start to fall into place. Keep praying for me for each prayer helps.