Profound and Powerful Writing | Review of ‘Lord of Shadows’ (The Dark Artifices #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Image Credit: Goodreads

Emma and Julian are in love, but the love between parabatai is the one law in the Shadowhunters that cannot ever be broken. Their only chance at happiness is finding the Black Volume of the Dead and the help of the Seelie Queen. There is a chance for the Cold Peace to end, but the dangers that lurk, the enemies are within the Shadowhunters ranks, where fear has bred hatred for the Downworlders. Emma and Julian must put their feelings aside, hunt for Annabel Blackburn before the Unseelie King gets his hands on her first.

Published May 23, 2017, by Margaret K. McElderry Books Lord of Shadows
by Cassandra Clare is the second novel in her young adult Dark Artifices series that offers readers a sophisticated plot coupled with charismatic, complex characters.
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Weekly Reading List #92

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a great week. So as it stands, I’ve become quite lazy so I’ve decided to try to mix things up…and maybe put myself on some sort of normal sleep schedule which is going to be a little hard since I work nights. Not complaining, I like working nights, the energy at work may be hectic but at least it gets my blood pumping and time flies by. But I’ve decided I’m going to make a change, work out 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s, get up earlier, clean my room, have my cup of coffee, and then dedicate my morning to cleaning and reading before working out and working on my reviews and such. I’m hoping this change is going to make me more productive, energy building is supposed to do that right? I’m also hoping this is going to offer me a chance to focus on my reading and my writing, giving me more energy to do the things I love to do.

Anyway, that’s enough about me, here’s my reading list. Man, I’m so behind. See why I need more time?
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Weekly Reading List #91

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. So it looks like I might have to take some time off from blogging. I have all these books, 2 are ARC’s and 2 are library books all set to expire in the next few weeks. Here’s hoping I’m able to get to them all. Man or man do I need a time-turner or what. Anyway, here’s hoping I don’t need to take time off for my reading. Although, I do love reading….
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Weekly Reading List #90

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Haven’t had much time to read or edit this past week so I’ve fallen behind just a bit. But nothing to worry about, I’ll always find time to read, even if it’s only 20 pages a day. And I’ll always find some time to edit my novel. Anyway, see my weekly reading list right here. Happy reading!
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Gothic Loveliness | Review of ‘Lady Midnight’ (The Dark Artifices #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Image Credit: Goodreads

It’s been five years since the battle between Clary and her demonic brother, and now the torch has been passed to another pair of fierce warriors…

Emma lost her parents that day and her life has been nothing but a battle to try to figure out who murdered her parents, leaving her an orphan. Nevertheless, she had Julian, who took on the reigns to be the parent to his family. Together, as parabatai, they held together, but strange murders are taking place, taking the shape of her parents’ death leading them to an unsanctioned peace with fairies that may even hold the key to putting the family back together.
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Weekly Reading List #38

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a great week. All in all, things are good. I’ve already started packing to go back home to Florida. I’m gonna need a second job this summer. I applied at Barnes and Noble and I’m really praying here to work there in the summer, Monday – Wednesday, 9 – 5. That would be perfect, absolutely perfect. I would work there, stocking books, marveling at them, taking extra good care of them, and then I could go home, spend time with my mom and my kitties before heading to my bf’s apartment because he lives closer and drives by there on his way to work. It would certainly be better than waking up obscenely early to catch the bus for an hour long ride. I’m being hopeful here, I could so use that job because I hate how low my account has gotten. Oh money. Living off campus is so expensive, but I’m being hopeful.

Anyway, it was a nice week and it went by really quick. Wow, I only have a month left in school. Insane! Anyway here is my reading list that will keep me sane. All synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading. Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #38”

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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Mortal Instruments Fans Prepare Yourselves – City of Heavenly Fire is Coming

By: Cynthia Ayala

The Mortal Instruments is a book saga that has enchanted hundreds of readers. Following one Clary as she discovers just who she is and the power she has, has been hidden from her for years. Now, 5 books later, Clary is a Shadowhunter. She has discovered secrets about herself, secrets about her power and found a brother who is ready to make the world burn.
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Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

By: Cassandra Clare Published: March 19, 2013 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Series: The Infernal Devices Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Tessa Gray should be happy as she prepares for her wedding to the frail James Carstairs, but darkness continues to loom around her and her Shadowhunter companions in the London Institute.  An attack on the Institute causes Tessa to become a captive of Mortiman … Continue reading Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)