“The House of Shattered Wings” Is Historical Fiction With a Divine Twist (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

91AGRKR1HTL-174x131“The House of Shattered Wings” takes the historical novel into new territory, combining angelic mythology and urban fantasy to make a fascinating mystery story. […] Continue reading ““The House of Shattered Wings” Is Historical Fiction With a Divine Twist (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Emertainment Monthly”

A Finale Not Worth Dying Over | Review of ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

By Cynthia Ayala

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry

With the Infernal Cup, Sebastian Morgenstern, brother of Shadowhunter Clary Fray, is on the move, turning Shadowhunters into Endarkened, creatures of nightmare. Now the Shadowhunters must retreat to Idris and form a plan to defeat the insane son of Valentine, the boy poisoned by the demon queen Lilith. But with hope and fear, Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle and Alec must run towards traitors and set foot into the depths of hell to fight the only battle that matters. The battle to save the world, the battle that will cost them dearly.

City of Heavenly Fire is the sixth and final novel in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare published on May 27, 2014 by Margaret K. McElderry. The novel follows young Shadowhunters in this young adult fantasy and paranormal friend as they battle the twisted forces of evil and save the worlds’ they love.
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Historical Fiction with a Divine Twist | Review of ‘The House of Shattered Wings’ (Dominion of the Fallen #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Roc

Paris has survived the Great Houses War, a War created by the Fallen Angels and their houses. Their blood and their essence has polluted the air. While the citizens continue to live on and fight for survival among their ailing country the war of politics continues on. Something from the past has come to undo House Silverspires, once the leader of the power games now a house in disarray. Something in the shadows is stalking them and killing innocents who come and go. But there are three people who might be able to save it: a naive and powerful fallen angel, an alchemist with a terrible addiction and a seemingly young man from the Far East. But are they powerful enough to undo the sins of the father?

Published August 18, 2015 by Roc, The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard takes mystery into new territory dealing with angelic mythology and urban fantasy to make a very interesting novel.
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Weekly Reading List #17

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope that everyone had a wonderful week/weekend. It’s been pretty boring here in sunny Florida. Of course, here is some interesting news. My reviews have been favorited and retweeted Twitter by some authors! Isn’t that exciting! It may have only been two authors (Soman Chainani and Danielle Vega), but any sort of recognition is exciting in my book. They liked what I had to say about their novels. Then again, when I’m giving a book 4 or 5 stars, it’s hard to not like it, even if it may be poorly written. Oh God, now I’m going to be even more self-conscious about my reviews. However, if I stop now I won’t improve and sticking to it, analyzing and editing it certainly a way to make sure that I continue to improve.

So I finished the fourth novel in the Saga of Seven Suns series, Scattered Suns, and it was amazing! I’m in the middle of A Magic Dark and Bright right now and so far I like it. Can’t really complain, I did get the book for free after all via a Goodreads Giveaway. Anyway, here’s what’s on my reading list for the coming week. Happy reading folks.

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An Imaginative & Cohesive Novel | Review of ‘Wolf Pact’ (Wolf Pact, #1-4)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Wolf Pact by Melissa de la Cruz
Disney Hyperion

Bliss Llewellyn has come far, finally escaping the clutches of her father, Lucifer himself. But her task to help the Blue Bloods is far from over. She may not be a Vampire anymore, but those gifts haven’t left her and her mother, the fallen angel Gabrielle, has given her a task: finds the werewolves, find the hounds that once guarded time and bring them to the fight against Lucifer and his silver bloods. It’s a task easier said than done.

Melissa de la Cruz has brought in a new chapter in her New York Times bestselling Blue Bloods series, one that follows Bliss Llewellyn as she makes her journey in search of the Hellhounds. Published on January 15, 2013 by Disney Hyperion, the novel takes one of the more underrated characters within the Blue Bloods series, and finally gives her life…or at least tries to.
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