Wednesday, February 18, 2015

City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass is the third book in the Mortal Instruments series. Clary now knows the key to saving her mother, and the answer lies in Idris, the majestic city of Shadowhunters. The Lightwoods, Jace, and Simon all leave to Idris without her, so Clary tries to figure out a way to create a Portal and go to Idris. Luke, her guardian and father figure, comes with her, though unhappily. Soon the Shadowhunters must face Valentine as he tries to retrieve the last Mortal Instrument and destroy Shadowhunters who do not believe in his message.

City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare, is a very good read. It is a whole new plot with the same lovable characters. There is a lot of suspense and mystery, and there are many shocks that will change everything. I think this novel was the best one out of the series that I read so far. I would recommend this book to fans of the Mortal Instruments series and I would rate it an 8 out of 10.

Reviewed by Rebecca S, Grade 10
Glendale Central Library 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Now and Forever, by Susane Colasanti

Now and Forever, by Susane Colasanti,  is about eighteen year-old Sterling who is currently dating Ethan Cross, a rising star. In the beginning of their relationship, Ethan is just a boy in a band, but after an agent signs him after he sees their band playing, things just elevate from there. Soon Ethan is the star of his band, plastered on magazines, and traveling on tours around the country. How does Sterling fit into Ethan's new, glamorous life?

Overall, this book was uninteresting and dull. I read many books by this author and they were really cute, but Now and Forever disappointed. There was nothing new about the characters, just your typical teenagers who think they're in love. I would recommend this book to teenage girls looking for a quick, easy read and a cute love story, and I would give this book a 6 out of 10.

Reviewed by Rebecca S., Grade 10
Glendale Central Library