City of Heavenly Fire

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City of Heavenly Fire

By:Cassandra Claire

The long-awaited conclusion to the Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire, follows Clary, Jace and friends as they attempt to save the entire race of Shadowhunters from annihilation. Their foe is the twisted Sebastian Morgenstern, who is determined to destroy the Shadowhunters and leave the world in chaos. Morgenstern and his band of dark Shadowhunters are growing in strength and number, and all Shadowhunters are forced to flee to the city of Alicante to avoid genocide. Can Clary and her friends stop him before it’s too late?

City of Heavenly Fire is the last book in The Mortal Instruments series, so I would recommend reading the preceding books first. The series is worth reading if you like supernatural books with romance. I’m always a little apprehensive about reading the last book in a long series. What if, after all this time, the ending is disappointing? City of Heavenly Fire was not at all disappointing. The ending was very fitting. The story all came together, and all major plotlines were resolved. There were only a few loose ends to lead into Cassandra Claire’s next Shadowhunter series. Even though it is sad saying goodbye to Clary, Jace and Simon, I am excited to read about the next generation of Shadowhunters.

Weekly Reads

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Candace- The Wars of the Roses:The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

Christine- I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister

Jeanne- Good Manners For Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

JoAnna- Not That Kind Of Girl

Shianne- The Night Circus

 

 

Godzilla

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godzillaRating: PG-13

When a malevolent monster emerges from the depths of the Earth and threatens civilization another monster emerges to try to protect us from total destruction.

I really enjoyed this movie. The special effects were amazing, and it kept me entertained the entire time. The only thing that I didn’t like about it was that you really had to pay attention to all of the scientific explanations of the monsters or you would be very confused (like I was). All in all though, I was impressed with the movie,and would recommend it to any monster movie or action movie fan. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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Candace-The Great Grisby:Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals

Christine-Not My Father’s Son

Meghan- The Blood of Olympus

Shianne- Falling Into Place

 

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Candace- Female Executions:Martyrs, Murderesses, and Madwomen

Christine-The Public Library:A Photographic Essay

Shianne- The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn

 

Don’t Even Think About It

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Don’t Even Think About It

by: Sarah Mlynowski

The cover description sounds cheesy, a homeroom of high school sophomore aged teens obtaining telepathic powers from their annual flu shot. Despite the premise, the story was handled really well. The thoughts of 22 students were networked into one ‘hive mind’ but their personalities were kept intact. It was not hard to understand who was talking/thinking or who each character was. Some of the students’ stories were delved into more than others- handling mature issues such as cheating, family values, courage, and what it means to work as a team. This book was a speedy read with short chapters that  make you feel as though you can progress through the story quickly and easily.

 

 

Guitar Notes

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Guitar Notes

by: Mary Amato

It’s always enjoyable to find an author who’s not well known by and to have the book you uncover be so enthralling that you can’t seem to forget about it or put it down. The chapters are in a pattern alternating between the two main characters, Tripp Broody and Lyla Marks, despite this neither the book nor the story is confusing. The chapters are short and sweet in their nature but it’s hard to tell whether the book takes place in middle school or high school. It is both existential and innocent in nature. Going along with the title, there is actual music involved and written lyrics tied to pitches and notes that express the character’s feelings. The songs are more like poems within the text but they would be more entertaining for someone with musical experience/knowledge. Also, there is a website name included in the book for anyone who actually wants to hear the songs performed. Take note parents of teens who seem more interested in music than reading- recommend this book to your teen, they are sure to be delighted.