Hey everyone! How are you?!?
Before I get into this Wednesday's book review, I need to let you in on a totally unfun-not-really-a-secret secret. I know, tantalizing, right?
If you've noticed my recent blog absense, both from posting and commenting, I just want you to know that I promise to return to normal in January. The truth is, my full time job has a busy season that starts right after Thanksgiving and lasts right through to our deadline on December 31st. So, the 11 and 12 hour workdays have been leaving me dragging and tired, with little time for anything (not even writing...GASP!) but spending the holidays with my family.
Am I complaining? Okay, yes, maybe a little, but honestly, I love my job and what I do, so it's a necessary evil. But, I promise my darlings that I will be back to my peppy normal self come January and I will try to come around from time to time to say hello. But if you don't see me, just know I'm thinking about you!
Now, onto my latest book review...the good news is that no matter how busy my life gets, I always unwind before bed with a few pages of a good book. So, here's my latest.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
First of all, I LOVE this cover and the title is full of awesomeness. I moved this to the top of my TBR stack for those two reasons alone, because I was totally intrigued.
But I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't a little let down by it. The story was good and it definitely kept me interested, but there was something missing for me that is a bit harder to describe. I never "lost" myself in this book. Throughout the reading I was reminded that I was indeed, reading. After reading so many GREAT young adult books, this one just didn't have the same flow and unputtdownableness of the others. Not to say it wasn't good, because it was, it just wasn't GREAT in my mind.
My favorite things about it? The creative storyline and the characters, Jem in particular. They were flawed and lovable, just the way I like my characters to be. The story was unique and interesting. The Shadowhunters themselves are very, very cool.
In summary, I would definitely recommend this book, it was fun and different. As a reader, I plan to continue reading Cassandra Clare's other books, because as an author, her creativity is superb.
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SO, have you read it? What did you think? I love getting other readers opinions because we're all so very different!
Hope you're holidays are going well and you're staying warm!