Saturday, May 5, 2012 | By: brittkneesaur

Clockwork Prince

 Author: Cassandra Clare
Reviewer : brittknee

 Tessa Gray Has found the institute as now her home, she knows her brother to be nothing but an imposter; so her mind is sick with worry and confusion.The Magister is still missing and Charlotte and Henry must find some trace of him or she may lose her title to run the institute. Tessa may be losing her new home already, along with Jem and Will and the other Shadowhunters who share it.

 Meanwhile, Tessa still has obvious feelings for Will, but with him constantly pushing her and everyone else away, she is forced into the arms of Jem. Whom she's also beginning to grow feelings for. What will become of Tessa when she must not only do what her mind tells her, but her heart too?

This was such a good novel, and I am utterly impressed. I was forced into limbo of heart stings being pulled for Tessa. That girl is one of the most strong willed girls, and to see her kick ass as she did, made me smile. The writing from beginning to end kept me intrigued and reading from morning to night. My heart was yearning for Tessa to see Will for the person he truly is and not the person whom kept pushing her away. Although my heart also yearned for Jem, who's sweetness could melt any woman's heart in an instant.

When first reading the Internal devices, I was afraid they'd be the same, but indeed they are not. They somehow connect but still go in different directions, and I adore that. The characters were incredibly relatable, and I felt as if I was watching they grow, adapt and be utterly content. I love beign able to understand, and relate to characters, and Cassandra definitly does this perfectly for me!

If you enjoyed any other novels by Cassandra Clare, you will surley not be disapointed by the Internal devices, or by Clockwork prince spesifically. They draw you in, and keep you there from begining to end.
Cassandra Clare has written another beautifully wonderful novel, and I wil be anticipating the next novel in the Infernal devices!


5/5 Ticks of the clockwork angel
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | By: brittkneesaur

Winners of Signed Forever and the Runners up prize pack!

Congratulations to
Jennie Nickerson
winner of Signed Forever


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winner of runners up prize pack!

Winners have 48 hours to respond, or we'll have to pick new winners!

Many thanks to everyone who entered, and to our new and old followers! :)
Be sure to check back for many new reviews, covers to gush over, and many contests and giveaways in the future!

Love, The Literature Monsters
Friday, January 13, 2012 | By: brittkneesaur


Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Reviewer: brittknee

   The wolf that lingers beyond the woods of her backyard, returns every year. Every winter, the wolf is the one thing Grace looks forward too. Seeing those yellow eyes staring back at her, without hesitation. She should be scared, considering so many years ago the wolves had pulled her from her swing and dragged her out into the forest. She has a unconditional love for the wolf regardless. Although Grace barely remembers it, the only thing she really remembers is those yellow eyes, watching her as the other wolves tore and ripped her. And then she remembers the wolf protecting her, not allowing the pack to do further damage. The last thing she remembers of that day are memories of being in her backyard again, with her mother screaming frantically.  

 Grace is practically an adult, taking care of herself while her parents are catching up with old friends, or at a late night art gallery. Grace wonders what it would be like, to be a wolf effortlessly running through the forest with a purpose. Instead of feeling as if there's something more to her life that she has yet to discover. Although Grace has no idea, she may just find out.

Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver just so happens to be one of the most thrilling, romantic ,and exhilarating novels in my life. I adored every moment of this book. The absolute magnitude of awesomeness that radiated from this book to my brain is indescribable. This novel had me reading for hours on end. I could not put it down, I needed to know what was going to happen right then and there.

The amount of detail about the wolves was extraordinary, I loved how Maggie Stievfvater described the elegance and ferociousness they could have. I don't think I will read another werewolf love story that will compare to the magnitude of awesome Shiver had! Recommend to the werewolf romance, lovers out there! This book will get you shivering for more!

5/5 howls!

My Linger review can be found here!
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Sunday, January 8, 2012 | By: kaependragon

Reckoning by Lili St.Crow

Reviewer: kaependragon

Nobody expected Dru Anderson to survive this long. Not Graves. Not Christophe. Not even Dru. She’s battled killer zombies, jealousdjamphirs, and bloodthirsty suckers straight out of her worst nightmares. But now that Dru has bloomed into a full-fledgedsvetocha - rare, beautiful, and toxic to all vampires - the worst is yet to come.

Because getting out alive is going to cost more than she’s ever imagined. And in the end, is survival really worth the sacrifice?


In the final book of an amazing saga, Ms.St.Crow has created the ultimate spellbinding, hex throwing and suspense building end to Dru Anderson’s story! I simply devoured the four previous novels in this series within hours of buying them. When Reckoning graced the bookshelves of my local bookstore I had no qualms about buying it on the spot. I will admit that once it was in my hands I was utterly lost within the pages and the final chapter of Dru’s unhinged life.
            The main thing that I love about these books is that Dru is such a real character. Now, I bet you often read the word ‘real’ and have your own definition but when it comes to a literary character my definition is when a character has the ability to reach from the pages and grab hold of your heart and wrap themselves around it. It’s when you become emotionally invested with the character(s) and it’s almost as if they are sitting beside you, talking to you when you are reading. Dru is this type of character, well, at least for me. In this novel you get to see and experience even more of the dark and vivid world that she has become a figurehead of, a sevtocha, a rare female half-vampire who is toxic to the nosferatu.
            Despite all the hardships Dru had to go through she has come out on top, but just barely. She flees to her Grandmothers cabin in the Appalachian Mountains in hope that she will be able to lay low for while her friend Graves and broken wulf Ash can recuperate from the run in with Sergej, an evil vampire who wants to drain Dru of her blood so that he can gain the power to walk in the sun. But no such luck. Dru is betrayed by someone she trusts the most and whatever life she has left is starting to crumble. If that isn't enough Dru is having some serious boy trouble, her best friend Graves who is her rock, is in love with her and Christophe, a teenage looking dhampire who always protects her is also vying for her affections. Who will she lean on the most in times of trouble? 
             St.Crow is an elegant and flawless writer who has created not only the perfect ending to this series but she has also created a believable world that could just be living in the folds and shadows of our everyday life. The slight cliffhanger ending left me with the dull hope that she will write another. Well done Lili, well done.

Will Dru let this betrayal get to her or will she continue to fight and kick some sucker ass? Will Dru's life end in Sergej's clutches?

To find out, I highly suggest you pick up this series and give it a go! If you like action, mystery and some gore with an aftertaste of candied oranges and romance you will love this book!

5/5 wooden malaika's!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | By: Megzarooni

Covers to Gush Over (20)

This week marks the start of a new year, so the Literature Monsters decided to dedicate this week's CtGO to the covers of 2011.

Kaependragon chose: Hades by Alexandra Adornetto

As a reader this cover automatically caught my attention due to the bright clash of colours and models that are front and center. I love how much detail you can visibly see on the motorcycle—to the engine and all its chrome to the paint decals on the gas tank and back fender. I like how Bethany and her companion are silhouetted but you can almost make out their faces and clothing. Personally, it adds a bit of mystery to the whole cover. My favourite part of this cover is the lightening in the foreground; it’s almost as if it splits the grey sky from the red. I particularly like how, where the lightening meets the ground, there is a split and you see cracks in the pavement and how lava can be seen. Finally, I love how the title is bold and upfront and encircled in an intricate weave of red designs! A favourite of 2011

Megzarooni chose: Hourglass by Myra McEntier

My favourite cover of 2011 is Myra McEntire’s Hourglass. All the colours harmonise with each other and the model on the cover looks so elegant. The paleness of her skin emphasise her black dress in a way that is completely complementary to both the purple wall and her golden coloured hair. I wish I had hair like that. I love how the model appears to be standing horizontally on the wall a few inches above the floor. It makes the whole cover look so much more intriguing and magical. Lastly, I love how smooth flowing the white letters of the tittle which reminds me so much of the smooth flow of sand within an hourglass.

Brittkneesaur chose: Hades by Alexandra Adornetto

By far my favourite cover of 2011 has to be the spine chilling epic cover of Hades! It has a sexy shadowy man on a motorcycle, with what appears to be an innocent angel riding on the back. The angel's wings are spread out; incredibly beautifully and elegant. In the background the sky goes from a dark gray, to a dark and bright red with an incredible lightning bolt shooting from the sky, hitting the ground. The colours, and the intense graphic images portrayed draw you into it immediately. I think someone would be crazy if they saw this cover and didn't pick it up to at least read the summary! This stunning cover of 2011 is an eye grabber, and definitely deserves to go into book cover heaven!

Sunday, January 1, 2012 | By: Megzarooni

The Everafter

Author: Amy Huntley
Reviewer: Megzarooni
Madison Stanton doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this — she is dead. And alone in a vast, dark space. The only company Maddy has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things she lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that, with these artefacts, she can re-experience — and even change — moments from her life. Her first kiss. A trip to Disney World. Her sister’s wedding. A disastrous sleepover. In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and frightening truths about her life — and death. (Via Shelfari)

The Everafter is an interesting quick read novel that illustrates a new concept to one of humanities biggest questions; Is there life after death? Maddy knows she’s dead, but she’s also aware of the fact that she’s not a stereotypical ghost.  In the novel she describes herself as being something close to a misty substance that takes on a nonspecific form that can still talk, think, and move. I liked the fact that Maddy knew that she was dead and states so in the first line of the novel. It’s a strait to the point set up that created a title wave of questions in my head. How did she die? Why? Will we find out now or later in in the book?  Is she in the afterlife? Limbo? Haunting the living?
       Amy used snippets of poetry in her novel, from very well-known authors such as Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, both of which are two of my favourite poets. They’re well placed throughout the novel and in my opinion, enrich certain parts of the story.  It was also nice to have Huntley’s characters explain their personal depictions whenever the poems were used, my favourite being how one characters explained their use of Emily’s poetry as a copping method for grief.
       Now onto IS; The vast black space filled with lost things. When I read the description for The Everafter the idea of lost things being able to help you relive some of your past experiences was what really attracted me to the novel. Because Maddy is dead, and has thus lost her life, it only seems fitting that she can temporarily gain back her mortality through objects she had lost while alive. Through the objects the reader views disjointed parts of Maddy’s life that jump between her infancy to the year that she died at 17. In one chapter she’s six, in another 17 and with the following object we’re pulled back into an 8 year old. All the objects play a special role in helping Maddy discover both the powers she now contains as a misty ghost, but also about how she’s able to affect and change IS.
       I recommend Amy Huntley’s The Everafter to anyone who have read and enjoyed Lauren Oliver’s Before I fall and Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why, for it has the same kind of feel to it. I cried while reading all three of these novels.

3/3 Cat names (Read the book and you’ll understand the odd scoring here)