Comic Book Corner (1)

February 29, 2012

Zack Whedon (Author), Joelle Jones (Illustrator), Jim Rugg (Illustrator), Farel Dalrymple (Illustrator), Eric Cenete (Illustrator)

Based on the Emmy Award-winning web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, this collection of stories written by Zack Whedon (Deadwood, Fringe) chronicles some of the earliest adventures in the lives of archenemies Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible. This anthology solves many unanswered questions left over from the show. For instance: What event inspired Dr. Horrible to become the world's greatest criminal mastermind? Why is Penny, the beautiful girl from the Laundromat, still single? How can you, the reader, be like blustering do-gooder Captain Hammer? And why is Horrible's sidekick, Moist, so... um... well, you'll find out! 
 Have you watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog yet? No? Then go. Now. Then come back read this. Then go watch How I Met Your Mother. Please.

Seriously, it's amazing. The music, the everything is unbelievably awesome. If you love Neil Patrick Harris, Barney, or Dr. Horrible you're guaranteed to love it. The comic book goes along with the blog, covering the back story of all the characters and giving us more of Dr. Horrible and his humble beginnings in the world of evil villantry. Bad Horse and his choir of men make an appearance as well as Moist, Penny, Captain Hammer, his groupies, and a bunch of other evil villains that are mentioned on the blog.

Seriously, just watch it.
What would NPH do?

Sneak Peak Sunday (1)

February 26, 2012

The Fine Art of Truth of Dare by Melissa Jensen

Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is her French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before.

 Read the First Chapter Here!

It just came out on the 16th and I really really really really can't wait to get my hands on it. I mean, when you compare it to Anna and the French Kiss you have me hooked.

Review: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hardcover, 427 pages

Published October 19th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Rating: 3.4 Glasses

Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. 
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something. 
Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
So I picked up Crescendo at the library the other day and I just finished. Filled with mystery, a lot of miscommunication, and sketchy characters, the second novel definitely continues Hush, Hush's legacy of angel love, if that's even what you'd call it. 

I really wanted to love this book. I wanted to swoon over it like I did with Hush, Hush and fall in love all over again with Patch, but I just couldn't. As good as Crescendo was, it didn't live up to my expectations. I found myself  constantly getting upset with Nora and Patch. If they just talked and listened to each other like normal people do in relationships, none of their problems would have existed.

But if you look past all of that the book is actually a really good read. The death of Nora's father comes in to play as you try and figure out what really did occur that dark night years ago. Then there's a weird thing going on with Patch and Marcie that leads to a problem with his and Nora's relationship. Vee plays a larger role in Nora's life in Crescendo and she's a lot more bearable than her attitude in the first book. She's dating Rixon throughout the novel after she was introduced to him by Patch.

Although the Patch and Nora action isn't as much in the book when they are together you're either annoyed with Patch or just frustrated that they can't be cute and get along most of the time. 

Despite the fact that I didn't really like it as Hush, Hush, it was a follow up to an amazing start of a series and I can't wait to get my hands on Silence. I mean, who can't help but love Patch, no matter how stupid he can get.

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

February 20, 2012

Hardcover, 487 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published March 1st 2011)

Rating: 4.2 Stars

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
I've seen this book everywhere. It was on practically every book blog I went on, mentioned in every teen magazine I flipped through, and on every recommended book shelf in every book store I visited. Did I have any other choice than to read it?

After one of my friends gave me her blessing to read it, I checked it out from the library and read it. I have I wasn't expecting anything anything other than the average "Hunger Games" - esque type of dysfunctional dystopian governmental society. Even though, it's sorta in that same realm of things, it's quite different. 

At sixteen your supposed to choose between the five factions. There's Dauntless, for the brave, Abnegation, for the selfless, Candor, for the honest, Erudite, for the smart, and Amity for the peaceful. Our heroine Tris, discovers that she's different, that she's a Divergent, a term that's surrounded by mystery and the unknown. At her choosing ceremony she decides to become a Dauntless and the book is about her trying to make it past the initiation, trying to deal with the consequences of her actions, and uncovering the corruption that may or may not be lingering within her grasp.

Tris's main love interest in Divergent is Four, a trainer for the Dauntless who is hiding a big secret. The book isn't romance driven like Delirium, but it doesn't have its fair share of it. You don't know what I would give to spend a day with Four, although preferably not one where he throws knives at me. 

The characters were wonderful and grew as the story progressed. Tris is an awesome heroine and her friends Al, Christina, Will, and everyone else add to the depth. There are also people like Eric and Peter who are two faced and keep you guessing at what deceptive thing they're going to do next. It's set in Chicago and I loved the little remainders of the city that they mentions. The Sears tower is the "Hub" and the entire area around them in walled off. The reasons being are unknown and really compelling.

With the tensions between factions growing ever more tense, Divergent tells the story of the problems in a seemingly perfect society. However, I didn't really like how even though the book's pace was nice and the story was interesting, a lot of questions weren't answered. I felt that it was a great book to start off a series, but was holding a lot of stuff back so the next couple books would have something to go on. It had that whole weird cliff-hanger-but-not-really-kinda-sorta-thing going on at the end and it bugged me. Like, the overall problem hasn't been solved yet, but the main characters personal problems are all good. It's weird.

I think that overall, I really liked this book. It was exciting and makes you think about what kind of person you are, and what faction do you really belong in. I loved the world it was in and I can't wait for the next book in the series!

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

February 14, 2012

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 2nd 2012 by Poppy/Little Brown

Rating: 4.5 Glasses

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
Seeing as it's Valentine's Day, I finished this last night, and I have nothing better to do, I'm writing a review! Why? Because I loved this book! I got it for my nook last week to keep me occupied while on a field trip but I got bus sick and had to stop. I finished it last night, or very early morning, and I've fallen in like with it.

It was a fairly quick read. It's 256 pages as an actual book, but on my e-reader it was only 151, so pretty short. I think what first drew me to it was the name. I mean, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is quite a title and really fun to say. Plus you have to admit, the cover is extraordinarily pretty. 

There was a little too much reminiscing in the book for my tastes. It took me a while to get used to it, but I did eventually. I think it tried to hard to be philosophical. However, it was really well written Hadley (is it Had-lee or Heyd-ly?!) has some family issues and meets fellow lost soul on a plane ride to London for her father's second wedding, an event she'd rather not have happened.

As far as romance goes, it wasn't heavy with it. There was enough to make it cute, but it was overbearing. This book basically happens with a two day span and I think the romance fits that. It's realistic and not to overbearing. It's short and reminds me a lot of "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day". Lives change in a surprisingly short amount of time.

Oliver, a british exchange student going to Yale meets Hadley at the airport and helps her carry her bags. Even sits next to her on the flight! He's not prefect, but you love him, flaws and quirks in all. The settings weren't to die but I think helped to tell the story Smith was trying to get across. Basically the entire novel takes place in an airport, on a plane, in a subway car (for like a chapter), and a church, and at a wedding reception. 

Despite a few of its weird flaws, I REALLY loved this book. It might have been because it's Valentine's Day and I'm alone, or that I was sleep deprived when I finished it, but I just can't get enough of Hadley and Oliver! Why can't that happen in real life?!?!

It's definitely not the most exciting love story, nor was it epic or passionate. What it was, was cute, fluffy, adorable, and really heartfelt. Not only do you fall in love with Oliver, but you grow with Hadley as she deals with her family issues. 

I teared up and smiled uncontrollably in a matter of a couple pages. "The Statistically Probability of Love at First Sight" is the definition of short, poignant, and incredible.

How Fictional Characters Ruin My Life

In case you're living in a ditch, today's Valentine's Day, or as I like to call it, Single's Awareness Day. A day where the lovers of the world rejoice and the single people have a chance to wallow in our pit of despair.

But, dear reader, that wallowing angsty teenager is not I! For today I had my weekly date at the library and I just got myself several new fictional boyfriends. Currently I have over a hundred, but let's ignore that little fact and look at the wonderful new additions that are added to that list daily. 

Now, in retrospect I do think that I probably should put myself more out there. Granted, I will never be a social butterfly, but I mean, I could bother to go to a couple of the dances once in a while (I've never been to one. Ever.) 

But why should I? The guys at my school are terrible and they seem to be epitome of socially awkward. They are the mixed with the wanting need to love anime girls or be a model for either Urban Outfitters or a gangster clothing brand chain. They're a weird bunch of teenage guys who's conception of romance is fueled by their hormones and not understanding. 

So you see my predicament? I'm a sensible teenage girl. I wear normal clothes, like fandoms and books way too much, and I don't spend hours in front of my mirror every morning. I'm plain and about as social as a Perry the Platypus over the summer in the tri-state area. These guys and I don't click, and I don't think we ever will.

And that's why I resort to fictional characters. I need my Edward Cullen's and Jace Wayland's to comfort me in the fact that the guys that I know are terrible. That no one will ever exist who is as badass as Patch or as caring as Etienne St. Clair (and if you don't know who that is, then shame on you). I need these characters to make up not only for the lack of nice guys at my school, but the fact that no one will ever live up to them. They're perfect and irreplaceable.

In the end, I think that no matter how much I love them and how amazingly awesome they are, they are both my saviors and my condemners. They've ruined real people for me and have given me unrealistic expectations. They're stupidly perfect and have made me realise with an aching despair that the only guys that might live up to those expectations either don't exist at all, or are douche bag English majors with beards who read Thoreau in their free time and hate all things main stream.

But do I regret loving them despite all that? No.
I'm in too deep and I can't get out, even if I wanted too. 

Am I sad that I'm alone on Valentines Day? No.
I really don't mind being single, I just would like to know that maybe somewhere out there a perfect guy exists. Like Edward Cullen-esque type guy just to be reassured that they haven't completely screwed my life. But, really, I'm not in denial. I'm not.

So yeah, they terrible in all the right ways and that's why I love them.

Now, if only Lloyd Dobler existed in real life...

Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

February 13, 2012

Hardcover, 316 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Tor Teen

Rating: 4 Glasses

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .
 Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
 So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
 When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
 And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

I wasn't actually going to the library that day to get books, but I couldn't help myself when my feet dragged me towards the "new book" section. I know that most of the books in this "new book" section are at least a year old, but "new book" section is easier to say than "slightly new book section". Anyway, this book looked pristine, no wrinkles on the pages, no scratches on the cover. It was in perfect condition. So, I guess I did judge the book by it's cover - which I really liked as well. Plus Cassandra Clare liked so... *shrugs*

So when I finally finished reading it, it left me with that overbearing sense of, "Well, I liked it, but god that was such a bitter sweet romance." And the weird thing was I thought I would get over that feeling, but I haven't.

It's told in first person by Theseus Cassio Lowood, or Cas for short, who kills ghosts for a living and can't help moving a lot. He's witting and is really entertaining. His mom and he travel all around the world looking for ghosts that he can slay with his sword after his father died. That is, until he meets Anna. At first I didn't get the whole concept of how he kills the ghosts, but I can assure that by the second chapter you might be thoroughly freaked out. He meets Thomas, a kid at his school who can read minds, and Carmel, the queen bee who joins his group of make-shift helpers. There are a couple other interesting characters that I wished Blake talked about more, but it's mostly the teenagers that hold this book up.

Even though the names are kind of funky in the book, if you look past it, it's pretty awesome. The story moves along in a very even pace and a lot of cool twist and turns happen along the way. It's definitely not like one of those Ghost/Human love stories either. This girl has been trapped in this house for years and kills anyone who enters. She brutal and scary. Cas kills dead people for a living. You can't get a weirder couple than that. It's not love at first sight and is probably as realistic as you can get with this type of romance. Although, if I were Anna, I think I'd fall for Cas a whole lot quicker than she did. He's polite but has that whole badass thing going on and it's just... *swoon*

I think that despite its sometimes weird death scenes and a bittersweet romance (take that as you will) Anna Dressed in Blood holds its own. The writing is wonderful, it's completely original and guaranteed to be interesting enough that you won't be able to put it down.

Under the Never Sky Author Insight

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.
If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.
Is it weird that every time I hear the name Perry, I think of Perry the Platypus? But anyways, I really, really, really can't wait to get my hands on this book!

New Goal: Blog Renovating

February 9, 2012

So that's it, this weekend I'm going to majorly update it. It's been a while and I want to get some stuff seriously settled before I start blogging again.
The stupid white behind the words and all that other confusing formatting junk is getting on my nerves and for the next few days I'm going to overcome them all. Photoshopping the hell out of my blog and computer.

Here we go...

Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

February 7, 2012

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Hardcover391 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Rating: 4.4 Glasses


For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.  With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.  For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

My Thoughts

I've heard a lot of bad things about this book. Some of the reviews online weren't very nice and a few of my friends even condemned it their never read again pile. So, I'm not exaggerating when I say I was a little bit more than nervous to read this book. But despite my hesitance I cleared my mind of all bias (well as much as I could hope to) and began reading and lo and behold, I really, really, really liked it.

Patch is just the right amount of badass-ary and cockiness to make you love him. Nora, although she seems a little dull, reminds me a bit of Bella with more spunk in her step. She's speaks up and has Vee, her quirky best friend to help her survive their sex-ed like version of biology class. With Patch her new desk partner, you realise that he's as much of an idiot as he is a mysterious bundle of hotness on legs. I hate subjecting these fictional guys, but you can't help it. Patch is just Patch.

I have to admit that the writing's not the greatest. There were even some story lines in the book that seemed really unnecessary or didn't add much of the story at all. Also, some of the characters are border line obnoxious. But I think that the overall story that's trying to be told overshadows a lot of these things.

If you liked Twilight you're going to love this book. Although, if you're one of the twi-haters out there, you might want to stay away. Vee can get annoying sometimes and there are quiet a lot of parallels in both of the plots.

But besides being a lot like Twilight, it was a perfectly good read and I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. The ending of Hush, Hush was completely satisfactory and I could've been happy with just that one book. There was no dramatic cliff hanger and there weren't any huge gaping questions unanswered. 

With side characters and police investigations in the midst of Nora's confusing relationship with Patch Hush, Hush was definitely worth my time.

What I Liked.

  • The Cover. I'm going to be shallow for a second and say the cover of this book is really incredibly pretty....
  • The Angels. I can now finally say I've thoroughly enjoyed a good angel themed romance novel!
  • Patch. He's mysterious and broods just the right amount to make it okay that's he a cocky bastard sometimes. Plus it doesn't hurt that he's extremely good looking.
  • The Romance. It was sweet and although it bordered weird and kind of psychotic at some points, I think it worked out very well. Nora and Patch fit perfectly together.
  • Their biology class. I know a lot of people think it's extremely stupid, "Twilight"-y, and very unrealistic, but I mean, it's supposed to be a teen romance novel about angels. I think it was stupid and unrealistic for just the right reasons. It was funny and gave the characters a lot to work with. Because really, what coach/bio teacher asks their students "What do they look for in their future mate?"
  • The flash backs. They were well placed and helped aid the story.
What I Didn't Like.
  • Nora's "wishy-washy"-ness. She has spunk, but sometimes it seems she just lets people walk all over her. I wish she'd stand up to Vee when she didn't like something. That would have solved so many of their problems.
  • It's set in the north west. I'm sorry, but that just reminds me too much of Twilight.
  • The foreshadowing. It was too obvious. The fact that he calls her angel, asks her to go on an angel-themed roller coaster at a theme park named Delphic is just too much.
  • Vee. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have a friend like her, but at some points I was just fed up with her attitude. I wan't to grab her and shout "JUST LISTEN TO NORA!" I swear, half the stuff that happened wouldn't have happened if she did just that. I personally think that if you can stand her, the rest of this book will be a breeze.
  • Elliot and Jules. So Vee and Nora meet these two guys and although they're big parts of the story, I don't think they're given enough attention. 
  • eZine. I never got it. It seemed really interesting for the first quarter of the book, I mean, it was mentioned a lot,and then proof! Never mentioned again.
Should You Read It?
I'm going to be honest, if you didn't like Twilight, you probably won't like this. However, if you did, then go for it! I can guarantee Patch is going to be right up there for you next to the many other dreamy fictional guys of your dreams.

Cover Rating: 5 STARS!!!! Seriously, it's just too pretty. Like uber beautiful pretty.

Review: Insatiable by Meg Cabot

February 5, 2012

Insatiable by Meg Cabot
Hardcover441 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by William Morrow

Rating: 3.7 Glasses

Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper.  
But her boss is making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them.  
Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die (not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does).  
But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.  
The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own. 
And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.  
Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . .  
If she even has one.

My Thoughts.

You know what one of my friends asked when she saw this? 

"Vampires? Again?" Then she shook her head. 

It's a well known fact within the small group of friends that I have a thing for vampire novels. They're my kryptonite in the literary world and no matter of power is ever going to stop that. 

Lucien and Meena were cute together and the addition of Jon and Alaric were most of the time well placed and helped relieve the tension of a few of the scenes. It's in limited third person so we get to see inside some of the characters head, giving us, the reader, an insightful look not only the main characters lives, but a few of the minor ones as well. 

I've never read Meg Cabot before. Other than skimming through a few of her other books, this was the first one I had finished, and I must say I quite liked it. It was original, very well written, clever, and often times funny and very entertaining. However, I hated the ending and I can only hope that the second one in the series will make up for it.

What I Liked.

  • Lucien and Meena. They almost seem like the perfect couple. He whisks her off out of her world of television and into his world of darkness and excitement. They have their problems and their cute moments and it's easy to read through them both.
  • Meena's Power. The fact that she can tell when people are going to die is a really clever twist to the story and totally adds to it.
  • Meena's dog Jack Bauer. If the main heroine has a dog I think I'm genetically programmed to love it. He's so cute and is always there to protect her.
  • Insatiable. I'd do anything to work in New York for some soap opera, no matter how terribly cheesy it is. Insatiable reminds you of those real soaps you see on TV and gives the novel a sense of reality.
  • New York. I don't think the novel could have worked anywhere else. It feels so real and you really do get some of that New Yorker vibe from of the characters.
What I Didn't Like.
  • Alaric. He just came off to me as some shallow jerk who has a prejudice against vampires and likes to kill them with his "Senor Sticky" of a sword.
  • Jon. Meena's brother hardly seems like someone I'd want to know. He doesn't think most of the time, leeches off of his sister, and often times, only cares about his own needs.
  • The Love Triangle. Must all romance novels have love triangles? I mean, Meena belongs with Lucien, end of story. Why did Alaric have to develop feelings for her too?!
  • Lucien and his Pushiness. I understand that he's supposed to be the whole big shot Prince of Darkness and all that, but sometimes the way he treats others sort of bugs me. Especially with those red eyes.
Should you read it?
If you like the good old vampire romance novel with a twist, pick this up next time you see it and give it a read.

Cover: 3 Stars. I'm not digging the whole stake with lady thing going on.

Why I ADORE The Mortal Instruments

With finals FINALLY over I'd like to take some time off of my social life (or lack there of) to rant online about why I absolutely positively and unequivocally without a doubt love the Mortal Instruments.

In seventh grade I had the best history teacher in the world. Not only was her class awesome, but her entire classroom was filled with copies historic relics and shelves upon shelves of books, and if it wasn't for I never would have gotten so into reading. But, besides the point, I remember her lending me The Mortal Instruments, telling me how amazing they were after school as I helped her clean her classroom. 

Anyway, I got home and read them all in a week, as well as drop my math grade by one half a letter grade. With my middle school vocabulary there weren't any words to describe how in awe I was of this series. 

Jace, Clary, Simon, Alec, Isabelle, and everyone at the Institute were characters that were not only incredibly witting and entertaining, but were depthful and had motives to their actions (unlike Twilight, which I had just finished). There I got to the end of the City of Bones and I threw the book down and freaked out. You become so involved with the story that you can't help but feel heartbroken when the characters feel that way. 

With Simon being the geeky guy I wish I could have, Clary the badass heroine I wanted to be, and Jace the beautiful jerk I yearned to meet, you can't help but live vicariously though these characters. And when she said she was going to write prequels and well as a sequels to TMI I almost squealed my head off. I mean, I can't say how many times I wished I was Tessa in The Infernal Devices. I mean, I don't want to have to choose between Will and Jem, because that's probably the worst and best love triangle in the world, but to live in Victorian London!

And finally, that last nail in the coffin that cemented my devotion to this series was Cassandra Clare. Not only is she a Nerdfighter, but she loves almost all the same things I do. She seems just like one of those writers that you can complete relate with. Plus, she does so much stuff for her fans. 

So as you can see, I have many reasons for loving this series a crazy amount. I could probably go on, but my fingers are getting numb and I really should go and turn on the heater. Auvoir!  
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