To-Be-Read List

When you finally finish an amazing book or series, all you really want to do is go back to immersing yourself in the world of another amazing book. You confidently stroll on down to your local library,  determined to find the perfect book….but then you set your sights on the never-ending rows and rows  of books. ‘Tis both a reader’s dream come true, and worst nightmare. So many books to chose from, but which will you chose? Which will carry you away from your problems? Which will set you free… of, you know, the restraints of reality and such.

I can relate. I’ve been in that situation, but what has always come through for me is my TBR (To Be Read) list. One look at this, and I know what exactly I need to look for. For you, my fellow book lovers, I have complied a list of books that I still need to read, with hopes that you too can benifit from it and know what to look for in the library. Without further ado, here is my current TBR list.

1). Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – (Comes out May 23, 2017)


BREIF SYNOPSIS (courtesy of GoodReads) 

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.


As I have just recently finished its predecessor, Lady Midnight, (and became an emotional wreck), number one on my list is definitely Lord of Shadows. This book spotlights some of the characters whose stories and struggles were shared with the audience in Clare’s previous series, The Mortal Instruments. Not only does it seem totally exciting, but also new and revamped, from the point of view of newer, younger characters. If you haven’t read The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices series, I suggest you do that before trying out this series. This book is meant to follow the events that had taken place in TMI and TID and will undoubtedly reference the occurrences and characters from that series.

I’ll read this when I’m in the mood for RomanceAction/Adventure, and (because this is a Cassandra Clare book) Soul-Crushing Devastation and Tragedy.

2). The Siren by Keira Cass

BREIF SYNOPSIS (courtesy of GoodReads) – “You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won’t lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…”

The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can’t bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important as the one she’s living now.


The Siren is the first of a brand new series by Keira Cass. I am über excited to get my hands on this book, as it not only sounds like a totally exciting book, but also has one of the most gorgeous covers ever. I’ve read a tiny sample of this book, and it sounds amazing. The characters are exciting and compelling, and from the first page I could tell that once again, Cass went all-out with a no-doubt awesome plot!

I’ll read this when I’m in the mood for Romance and a little Adventure.

3). Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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BRIEF SYNOPSIS (courtesy of GoodReads) – Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?


The Heir of Fire is the third book of the Throne of Glass series. Quick warning: if you can’t handle intensity, excitement, and mind-altering  plot twists,  then stay FAR AWAY from this series, because it is literally awesomeness in the form of literature. It is completely the opposite of what I had expected, and there has never been a time when I could accurately guess what was going to happen! Sarah J. Maas truly has talent when it comes to crafting the perfect characters, the craziest storylines, and most terrifying world. She has surpassed my every expectation for her series, and I’m excited for this book, and I want it so freaking bad!

I’ll read this when I’m in the mood for Romance, a lot of Action/Adventure, and some Mystery.

4). Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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SYNOPSIS (courtesy of GoodReads) – 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?


Normally, I don’t read a lot of contemporary books, because they can’t hold my attention very long, and sappy love stories are not my thing. But everything about this book excites me, and it makes me feel like I could probably understand the main character. Besides the cover being SUPER cute (which is a definite plus), the idea is so cool to me, and for people who like to read, it seems like it could be easy to relate to. I’ve never read anything by Rainbow Rowell, but I’ve heard good things about her writing, so this seems like a good choice to be on my list. I have high expectations for this book, so I hope its not all just hype.

I’ll read this when I’m in the mood for Romance, Comedy/Relatable Moments and the Real World.

5). Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 

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SYNOPSIS (courtesy of GoodReads) – A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

This book looks awesome, and I am actually pretty excited to read it. From what I’ve heard, it’s a pretty creepy story, and as the story goes on, the book includes some freaky vintage pictures. Plus, describes this as a “spine-tingling fantasy” which sounds pretty cool to me. And, to add to the excitement, its movie came out in September. I haven’t seen the trailer yet, but I heard that the main character is played by the amazing Asa Butterfield, so I am even more excited than before. I’m guessing that if you’re in the mood for a creepy, thrilling adventure, then this would be the book to pick up

I’ll read this when I’m in the mood for Action/Adventure and Horror.

6). Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (Comes out October 3, 2017)

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Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin’s chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn’t naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?


Magnus Chase is one of my favorite stories that Rick Riordan has ever written. Though some of his books are known to be for kids, the Magnus Chase series is darker and more exciting than any other book he has written, making it perfect for teens and even adults. It features Norse mythology, but takes place in the same universe as Percy Jackson, so we get to see little snipets of Percy and Annabeth’s lives after the whole saving-the-world-for-the-SECOND-time business. ANDDDDD its pretty much guaranteed that Percy Jackson, the sass master himself, will be in this book. Need proof? WELL, if the last sentence of of Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor doesn’t clue you in, ( Annabeth smiled. “I don’t know the ocean very well, but my boyfriend does. I think it’s time you met Percy.” )  I don’t know what will. Unfortunately, I think this might be the last book of the series, which means there will be many tears when I finish.

I’ll read this when in the mood for Fantasy, Adventure, Humor, SASS-MASTER PERCY JACKSON, and pure awesomeness.


So anyways thats it for my TBR list! Comment below if you have any book suggestions, or any ideas about what else you guys want me to post about (or just for fun – lol I don’t care). That’s all for today! BYE!


The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel -Book Review

Hey everyone! This is Divya, here to review Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. I have been a HUGE fan of Clare’s since I picked up The Mortal Instruments a few years ago. This book was a high-paced adventure, with extremely intense fight scenes and (hehehe) some romantic tension. If you have yet to read the Mortal Instruments, I suggest you backtrack and read those first, as Clare sets up the complex, yet fantastical shadow-world in those books. You probably wont be lost if you read this series without knowledge from the original series, but you will definitely enjoy it a lot more if you can see all the connections and relive the magic of this crazy world.

Summary (Courtesy of GoodReads): In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them… 

I rate this book a 4.8/5 stars. That’s it for the no-spoilers section, so if you have yet to read this book, GO READ IT and come back. BYEE!


OK, lets get down to business. This book… oh my goodness. Where to start? As soon as I picked up this book, I told myself not to get too attached to any characters. Cassandra Clare does, after all, have the tendency to rip out the hearts and souls of her readers and crush it. However, from the very first sentence of the book, I could feel myself being drawn in and clinging to each character.

While I want to discuss every character, and every fine detail concering them, I really want to try and discuss the main few as well as all those crazy plot twists. I love Tessa with every fiber of my being, because she is literally living my dream. She is a book lover (the first of the fangirls) who is thrust into a world of magic and demons. I love how even though the time period demands that women need a man, to hold and be protected by, Tessa is pretty stong on her own. She’s brave and smart, and though she isn’t afraid to get help when she needs it, she can fend for herself, and she loves with the whole of her heart. However it is because of the love she has for others that she fails to see the monster in her own brother.

It was shocking enough for me to find out that Mortmain, the seemingly foolish and annoying mundane, was the villain all along. But when I realized that NATE was on the villain’s side, I was blown right over the edge. I literally wanted to wring Nate’s neck when we found out that he was part of Mortmain’s crew. Throughout the book, I was genuinely terrified for Nate, and what might’ve happened to him. And I felt like laughing for him when Jessamine was hard-core flirting-it-up with him (seriously, Jessamine annoyed me to an extent I couldn’t understand). Poor Tessa was doing everything in her power to save him, and out of no where, HE’S EVIL. Oh my goodness, I couldn’t even comprehend the intensity of that moment, because my mind was BLOWN. In other words: Best plot twist. EVER.

And that love triangle… Will and Jem just break my heart. I’m never sure who I ship her more with, and who is my favorite out of the two.  Jem is so kind to Tessa. Where Will takes all his issues  out on Tessa, and shames her *(cough, cough)* like their kiss at the end of the book *(cough, cough)*, Jem gives her a shoulder to lean on, and someone to smile with.  Not only is he good to Tessa, but he’s good to Will. He is Will’s parabati, and quite possibly one of the few people that Will loves equally, which makes Jem an interesting part of the love triangle. It’s so clear he likes her, but honestly Tessa is so daft sometimes, she doesn’t even see it. But even more heartbreaking that the unrequited affection Jem has for Tessa is the fact that Jem is literally dying. When I read Jem’s story of how he became sick, it made me want to curl up in a ball and cry. I was so shocked, but learning this bit of his backstory made me love him even more. Though living everyday is a constant struggle, with that demon-drug slowly leeching the life out of him, he’s still kind. I wonder if Clare will be expanding on that later, because I do not want Jem to die. This must be just the start, and I’m hoping that by the end, the will have found a cure or something.

Though they are parabati, Will and Jem could not be more opposite. Will is literally the epitome of all Herondales; sarcastic, EXTREMELY attractive, and clearly hiding from something dark in his past. Sometimes all you can see is his rudeness and jokes, but when he’s with Tessa or Jem,  you can almost see a softer side to him. He’s clearly hiding something, or struggling with something that makes him afraid to be with Tessa, because everytime she gets too close, the walls come down, and he shuts her out and it just breaks my heart. I’m probably just overanalyzing things, but I certainly hope there’s more to Will. The last scene where he’s standing in the rain, waiting for Magnus breaks my heart, because I just know its because of his kiss with Tessa. Whether he’s distraught about pushing Tessa away again, or because he doesn’t want to let her in. WHY CANT EVERYONE JUST BE HAPPY, WHAT THE HECK?!

And speaking of unhappy relationships; I can never tell if Charlotte is completely happy with Henry. She’s so smart, and she stuck with this guys whose constantly lost in his own head. That’s not to say she doesn’t care about him, because I can sense that they both genuinely care about each other, however we didn’t really expand on their relationship. Of course they care about each other, but what about LOVE? I’m hoping Clare expands a bit on that later, and decides to show the reader a little more of a reason to ship it.

Clockwork Prince is the next book in the Infernal Devices series, so keep an eye out for it. I have a feeling that this book was only the start of a truly amazing, crazy adventure.


Thanks for reading my review. Comment below if you have any book suggestions, or any ideas about what else you guys want Kate and me to post about. That’s all for today! BYE