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Author: Dia Reeves
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 512 (Hardcover)
Kit and Fancy Cordelle are sisters of the best kind: best friends, best confidantes, and best accomplices. The daughters of the infamous Bonesaw Killer, Kit and Fancy are used to feeling like outsiders, and that’s just the way they like it. But in Portero, where the weird and wild run rampant, the Cordelle sisters are hardly the oddest or most dangerous creatures around.
It’s no surprise when Kit and Fancy start to give in to their deepest desire—the desire to kill. What starts as a fascination with slicing open and stitching up quickly spirals into a gratifying murder spree. Of course, the sisters aren’t killing just anyone, only the people who truly deserve it. But the girls have learned from the mistakes of their father, and know that a shred of evidence could get them caught. So when Fancy stumbles upon a mysterious and invisible doorway to another world, she opens a door to endless possibilities….
If you've read my review of Bleeding Violet, Dia's first book, then you know how excited I am to read this next book set in the freakishly strange town of Portero. I was to visit this town. It seems to satisfy the weird, gruesome part of me. I bet I could find a weird boyfriend there. ;) Plus the giggly part of me wants a Swan and Little Swan cameo. So adorable. :D
Title: City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: 432 (Hardcover)
Love, blood, betrayal and revenge — the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter—and spending time with her new boyfriend Jace. Not to mention that Simon doesn’t quite know how to handle the pressure of not-quite-dating two girls at once. What’s a daylight-loving vampire to do? Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city—only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realizing that the war they thought they’d won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day — if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge.
After my Clockwork Angel review and general enjoyment of the first three Mortal Instruments books, and the release of this gorgeous cover yesterday (the 14th), how could I not feature this one? And now it's Simon's time to shine, I see. ;) Score. He's like the cute nerd vampire missing from so many other vampire books.The thing is I read the first three all mostly together. Now, if I read this one not long after it comes out, there'll be a big wait for the next two books. *sigh*