Four years have passed since the Dark War and the then twelve-year-old children- Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn have been forced to grow up faster as both their parents were killed during the war. Julian and Emma are parabatai. A sacred bond between shadowhunters, forbidden to fall in love. Dead bodies start to turn up around the city bearing strange marks. They try to follow the leads and try to crack the mystery forming a potentially disastrous alliance with the fae.
This book was a pleasant surprise. I used to watch a little of Rizzoli and Isles, the TV series- but the thought that the books could exist had never crossed my mind. Imagine my surprise when I found the twelve-series books! I was more than ecstatic. I could almost see the picture clear in my head, of every event that happened in the book, every chilling and gory detail shoved at my brain. It might, have been further aided due to my vivid imagination. A curse, while reading some parts. ---continue---
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Like its cover, the story is also vibrant and rich. It is a debut young adult romance book featuring Madeline and Ollie by Nicola Yoon. The book comes with illustrations by David Yoon with Madeline’s diary entries, IMs, emails, doodles and lots of fun stuff. Their story was doomed from the beginning-but as Madeline’s heart filled with hope I could not help but feel hopeful too. The thing is even when I was reading the lines I knew exactly what was going to happen and it did happen.
Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door is a fast-paced mystery thriller filled with twists and turns. If you want a no nonsense good thriller book, this is it. The plot is solid and the story does not stray from its chilling thriller course. Lapena does not dwell into unnecessary details and drives straight to the point in a twisted way. The plot is gripping enough to make page turning addictive. No wonder I finished the book in one sitting.
Yes, this book is about exactly what its title suggests. Thirteen reasons why a girl ended her life. This book will give you a different perspective on how your actions can affect other people around you. It will make you question how your actions might have affected someone else. I would not recommend this to a skeptical person, you might find it too incredulous and sketchy at times but if you can sympathize with Hannah, it is an utterly devastating and moving story.