Rating: 4/5 Stars
This book is one of my favorite books of this year – wait – life. I adored this book because it was truthful and honest.
Summary (from Goodreads): On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan’s older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.
Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.
And just when you thought the dystopian genre had been exhausted, Lauren DeStefano comes up with this gem. Perfect Ruin is the firs book in the Internment Chronicles, a new trilogy. Her first, the Chemical Garden books, were terrible. However, I decided to give her books another chance because the summary was so intriguing.
Morgan is one of the best female characters. She isn’t strong like Tris or Katniss. She is honestly a normal girl reacting in the same way I would (like a better version of Clary). Her best friend, Pen, would be amazing to have as a best friend. She is extremely funny and witty, the perfect comparison to Morgan. Basil is adorable and my new fictional boyfriend. Thomas and Pen were also very cute together, in a different way.
The book is written beautifully and all the pictures of the world are so drawn out. It is perfect for those looking for a fast paced read, while not necessarily action. Love, love, loved this book. Highly suggest.
If you have not read Insurgent, do not read this post! I do suggest this series though.
October is at a close, and with it, the books that I have read. Let’s check out my TBR and compare what actually happened.
Allegiant by Veronica Rothreview coming soon House of Hades by Rick Riordanreview Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clarereview coming soon Fangirl by Rainbow Rowellreview
- Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
Four out of five, not bad! Here are the six books I purchased this month:
Lots of dark books! Not sure when I’ll read the last four, but I am excited for them each. Let me know if you’ve read any in the comments below.
And that’s October. Hope you had a wonderful month!
It’s November and that means a new to be read list, bigger than October! I’ve picked out ten books for me to (hopefully) read during this month. Let’s see my picks, shall we?
Reboot by Amy Tintera. This book is sure to be action-packed and a quick read, perfect for the ever hectic month I’ll be having (did I mention NaNoWriMo?)
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken. I’m a little hesitant with this one because Darkest Minds was so heartbreaking and also long, but the reviews have been fantastic.
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans. I’m a little nervous for this one because of the negative reviews, but it’s been on my shelf forever.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. THE COVER, man. The cover.
Frostbite by Richelle Mead. Not sure why I’m so prepared for the second Vampire Academy book because I didn’t like the first one. Maybe it’s the movie?
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. I’m so anxious to read this…EEP!
Champion by Marie Lu. I’ve loved the Legend trilogy so far, so let’s hope this one is as epic as the last two.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. This is, of course, a re-read as I prepare myself for the movie. *deep breaths*
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell. After all this action, I should probably have a fun read to let my mind relax and I love the TV show.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. As a Native American myself, I’m excited for this look from another person’s perspective. It sounds amazingly brilliant.
That’s it! I’ll post reviews as I go. Wish me luck. 🙂
Rating: 4/5 Stars
If you have not read Clockwork Angel, the first book in this trilogy, this review still has spoilers! If you have not read Clockwork Prince, you will be safe.
Overall, I thought this book was slow. Until the last 100 pages or so kicked in. It seemed like we spent a whole lot of time doing just about nothing, including multiple failed attempts to find Mortmain. Charlotte has been set up to find Mortmain, or she will lose the Institute, so you would think that is the major priority in this book.
Except, no, not really.
During this book, we get the “conclusion” of the love triangle. Throughout the failed attempts, Tessa is accompanied on her missions by either Jem or Will and stuff happens. Mostly in carriages and under balconies and pretty much everywhere. This book is mainly Tessa’s decision between the two as they are finally put under equal light. In the end, she does make a decision, even though it may not be right for her. This part is the only thing that really grabs readers, until the main chunk of action at the end.
There is some exciting stuff going on with London, as well as the expansion of Will’s backstory which was very intriguing. We also got some more of Magnus Bane, whom I am always a fan of, but not so much Camille, who I am also a fan of. Jessamine’s character is also expanded upon more, but you have to wait until the end to see that story line really unfold. Sophie also gets more book time with a new love interest :).
So, in essence, the book is like a Clockwork Angel – part 2, which I guess it should be considering it’s a sequel. I wouldn’t say it suffered sequel syndrome, but it definitely had some side effects.
I highly suggest this series (at least what I’ve read of it) and it is MUCH better than the Mortal Instruments. I will probably not get around to Clockwork Princess for a while, maybe January? Late December? Hopefully this book packs more of a punch. It certainly has room for it.