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September Book Reviews

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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

(Book 3 of the Mortal Instruments Series)

The facts: To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost?

My thoughts: Book 3 did not disappoint. Like the first two stories, this one kept you on the edge of your seat. Lots of action and suspense. We get to dive a little deeper into the backgrounds of a few of the characters. As if I couldn’t love them more. Some issues are resolved, but there are definitely some unanswered questions that will encourage you to continue the series.

The Wedding Trap by Adrienne Bell

The facts: Beth Bradley has a problem. Everyone is expecting her successful music executive boyfriend, Charlie, to be her date for her best friend’s wedding. There’s one hitch: Charlie doesn’t exist. Unless she can think of something fast, she’s headed for the most humiliating weekend of her life.

Alex Tanner has a problem. The former Navy SEAL’s search for a double agent lands him at the Kensington Hotel, and he needs a cover to finish the job. When the sexy maid of honor blackmails him into pretending to be her lover, he thinks he’s been handed the solution.

Except Beth has a way of stumbling into trouble, and when the man Alex is hunting starts targeting Beth, Alex has to decide between solving the mystery or protecting the woman who has stolen his heart.

My thoughts: Personally, I love a good story that involves a couple that’s not really a couple. More often than not, there are moments of hilarity intertwined into the fake romance. This book is no different. There’s comedy, romance, and suspense. And it all centers around a wedding.

This is a good read with an intriguing story. I especially like the main character, Beth. She’s witty and flawed. She’s also full of surprises. The whole story is really. There’s some edge-of-your-seat excitement that keeps you turning page after page. If there were errors in the writing, I was too invested to care.

Reader Disclaimer: There were some steamy scenes in this one!

7 thoughts on “September Book Reviews”

  1. Great reviews, Mar. They sound like good reads. I got a lot of reading done last night including your latest. Its my favorite to date of your stories 🙂

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