It takes a strong person to admit when their wrong. It takes an even stronger person not to whine when they get imprisoned on someone else’s behalf. Which brings me to today’s predicament. I am Dorian Grey, not to be mistaken for the book character that went insane over his portrait. Even though like him I’m quite a charmer, I can say with complete clarity that I’m definitely not him.
“This is inhumane! Isn’t it a polite courtesty to offer me a phone call!” I said, my accent flowing through my words no doubt a cause of either my frustration or perhaps, the vast amount of alcohol that was currently flowing though my veins.
So, unless you have chosen to completely ignore reading altogether you will notice that the new trend in YA and TEEN books. Angels. Can you tell me how the hell we as readers (or writers) went from writing about the demons of the dark. To Angels, the denizens of heaven. How do you go from stories about the dark, to stories about fallen angels. And don’t get me started on the children of both Angels and Humans. The Nephilim. I guess I wouldn’t be so down on Angel books, if the endings didn’t piss me off so much. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, for example, I thought was extremely well written except for the big gaps in the books where you were basically hitting your head on the desk. Or wall, whichever was near. Only because you had no idea what was actually going on. Until you did, and then you were throwing your book across the room going either one of two phrases ; “WHY WHY WHY?!” or “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!”.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole idea of Fallen Angels, the ability to drag other Fallen Angels to hell and chain them up there, or Archangels that are real Jack*****. The plot was brilliant, the way it went down. Not a big fan. Or about the ending. Which I am not going to write down here. Even though I did read the books at least over four times. Still not a big fan. But if it comes to a fight between the HUSH HUSH series, and the FALLEN series I will vote for HUSH HUSH all the way.
Now what can I say about Fallen that’s good? Not much. I didn’t care for the series. So much so that I didn’t even bother actually finishing my collection in my own bookshelf. I currently own Fallen, Torment, and Rapture. I didn’t even bother with the novella “Fallen in Love” . I am the kind of reader who very rarely will give up on a book series. Which is the main reason why I finished the book series to begin with. And when I finished reading Rupture. I really, wished I hadn’t taken the chance on reading it in the first place. OH MY GOD. The ending was completely unexpected, but at the same time the kind of ending where you put the book back on your shelf to let it collect dust and never look at it again. Which is why I probably will never read another Lauren Kate book. Even though I loved her characters, and the way she wrote the book. I just didn’t like the plot. AT ALL.
Sorry Daniel but I would rather appreaciate the broody Vampires rather than the Angels who are always falling in love with mortals. You are dead dude. Leave the living alone. That’s all. 🙂
The Clockwork Princess book trailer will premiere Thursday at 9 a.m. ET on Entertainment Weekly (EW.com).
Cassandra Clare shared the news on Twitter on Tuesday:
The trailer is being produced by Dirty Robber, the production company behind the previous Clockwork Prince and City of Lost Souls book trailers, and the girl on the Clockwork Princess cover will star as Tessa.
No word yet on exactly what time the trailer will debut, but stay tuned to TMIsource.com for details when they break.
Here’s what Clare toldEW.comabout Clockwork Princess in an interview last November:
It was really fun to write because it takes place all over England and Wales. I went to England and Wales and mapped out the routes the characters would take. Part of the reason I wanted to write The Infernal Devices is to have this huge love of the gothic romances of the Victorian era. I…
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Instructions for Decorating the Christmas tree !
Step One: Locate Last Years Christmas Tree (we are in a recession!)
Step Two: Grab tree by the metal part (the Stem) DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GRAB BY THE LEAVES.
Step three: Drag Tree all the way to the second floor (keep all swearing inside at all times)
*repeat this step two more times or until all parts of the tree are at the second floor location.*
Step Four : Realize that you have forgotten the stand for the tree. Go downstairs and retrieve it from the bottom of the box.
Step Five: Give yourself a pep talk. Ignore the disapproving looks from your parental units for talking to yourself (again)
Step Six: Start attaching the tree together.
Step Seven: Realize that the tree is on backwards. Put the tree in the proper order.
Step Eight: have parental unit or little adult tell you that the tree is still on backwards.
Step Nine: swear
Step Ten: spread out the leaves on the tree
Step Eleven: locate decorations from the basement.
Step Twelve: drag decorations upstairs along with the lights.
Step Thirteen: untangle the lights (you may need assistance from a parental unit)
Step fourteen: plug in the lights. Realize that the lights are no longer working.
Step Fifteen: go downstairs and look for more lights.
Step Sixteen: find two different lights. Argue with parental units over which lights to use.
Step Seventeen: lose the argument
Step Eighteen: watch parental units put lights on the tree.
Step Nineteen: put baubles on the tree.
Step Twenty: watch little adult rearrange baubles.
Take off the lights and admire tree.
My hand clenched tighter and I lunged forward. This wasn’t over. Not by a long shot. My other hand fisted in his idiotic checkered hoodie that he wore, and I let my other fist fly. I heard the hard crunch of bone as his nose broke. Again. This time however he fought back, shoving me back towards the locker. I found myself ducking and heard his scream as his fist found purchase in the locker, making a sizeable dent in the metal. ‘Great. No doubt I would be blamed for that as well.’ I thought my annoyance rising as Cassie shoved her way through the crowd to put herself between the two of us.
“Stop! You’re hurting him!” She said her eyes flashing. “Ergh!” I said throwing up my hands, nearly growling as Cassie turned around to see Liam’s injuries. “You always take his side.” I grumbled my annoyance getting the better of me. “That’s because you should know better.” Cassie said looking up at me. This time I did growl.
Death was supposed to be easy. It’s what I was promised. I should’ve known that even death would screw me over as well. I was willing and prepared to stay buried under the lava, but death it seemed, had other ideas.