Spoiler-free Gushing: Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

Clockwork Princess is the third and final book in the Infernal Devices triology by Cassandra Clare.

My Thoughts:

Okay, I literally just finished reading Clockwork Princess about 10 minutes ago.
I'm blown away. This is not going to be a review as much as just me cathartically vomiting up my non-spoilery feelings onto this page. After closing the book for the final time, I felt out of breath. Like I had just run a mile (or in my case more like 50 yards..). I went through the entire spectrum of emotions while reading this incredible conclusion to a fantastic series. There was laughter and oh yes, there were tears. There were edge of my seat, hand over my mouth moments where I was freaking out a bit over what was going to happen next.
Laughter, love, heartbreak, suspense, anger, anticipation, sadness, happiness, excitement and most of all, satisfaction.

When I finished the Harry Potter series, I went through a period of mourning. Mourning, not because everyone was dead (although some were), but because I would never read any further adventures about all the beloved characters that became like my family. Never would I have new experiences at Hogwarts.  In a same, though different way, I am a bit devastated now that I have finished Clockwork Princess.  Towards the last 100 pages or so, I kept putting the book down. Not because it wasn't good, but because it was sooo good, too good, and the closer I came to the end the more I didn't want it to end. Things happened in this book that I never came close to predicting. This book was everything I wanted, even if I didn't know it at the time, and so much more then I ever could have imagined it being.
Well done Ms. Clare. Well done. 5/5 

"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
   -Sarah Williams


Top Ten Tuesday: Book Recommendations

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! Check em out cuz they rule!

This week's topic is:

Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most
I'm always recommending books to people that I know. I've gotten 4 people to read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I've been known to be a Twilight Pusher, and I will recommend the Harry Potter series until the end of time.
I'm cheating. Cause that's how I roll. I'm gonna do 2 lists, the top 10 series I recommend and the top 10 stand-alone books I recommend.  Yeeeeah.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Poison Study (Study, #1)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)Twilight (Twilight, #1)Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
Stray (Shifters, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone series (Laini Taylor)
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series (J.R. Ward)
Vampire Academy series (Richelle Mead)
Study series (Maria V. Snyder)
The Hunger Games series (Suzanne Collins)
Twilight series (Stephenie Meyer)
The Infernal Devices trilogy (Cassandra Clare)
Under the Never Sky series (Veronica Rossi)
Shifters series (Rachel Vincent)
Harry Potter series (J. K. Rowling)
Eleanor & ParkThe Sky Is EverywhereThe Book ThiefThe Scorpio Races
Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
They Sky is Everywhere (Jandy Nelson)
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
The Scorpio Races (Maggie Steifvater)
A Blue So DarkWarm BodiesAmy and Roger's Epic Detour
A Blue So Dark (Holly Schindler)
Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion)
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour (Morgan Matson)
Looking for AlaskaThe Fault in Our StarsAn Abundance of Katherines
Anything by John Green
Every DayNick & Norah's Infinite PlaylistDash & Lily's Book of Dares
Anything by David Levithan
The Truth About ForeverJust ListenThis Lullaby
Anything by Sarah Dessen (These are my favorite 3 by her that I've read so far!)

 There's a LOT more books I could/do recommend, but well, this is supposed to be a top 10 list so this will have to do for now.
Leave your list link in the comments and I'll check it out!


Back in Action

Just wanted to post something real quick to explain my recent lack of posting. I've been really extra tired lately and not sleeping very well. My energy level has been extra low, so I haven't felt like doing anything when I get home from work except make like a potato, read a little and then watch tv until I fall asleep.
I will be resuming posting this week! You can expect some top ten Tuesday posts, a giant book haul this weekend, and maybe a review!
If you've left me a comment recently I thank you very much. I read them all. I will respond back to as many as I can tonight :)

It's officially Spring and we got a nice snow fall last night here in VA. I LOVE snow so I was super happy!  I guess ole Phil got it wrong!

If you read my blog and leave me comments you rock my socks off!


Top Ten Tuesday: SPRING anticipation!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They rock AND rule.

This week's topic:

Top Ten Books on my Spring 2013 TBR list!
I went with books that are due to be published in the upcoming months, but it's only a sampling of some that I want to read.
1. The Eternity Cure (Julie Kagawa) -4/30
The Eternity Cure
2. Dark Triumph (Robin LaFevers)- 4/2
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) 
3. Breath (Jackie Morse Kessler) - 4/16
Breath (Riders of the Apocalypse, #4)
4. The Symptoms of My Insanity (Mindy Raf)- 4/18
The Symptoms of My Insanity
5. Gameboard of the Gods (Richelle Mead) - 6/4 (JUNE IS STILL SPRING RIGHT?!)
Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1)
6. This is What Happy Looks Like (Jennifer E.Smith)- 4/2
This Is What Happy Looks Like
7. Invisibility (Andrea Cremer & David Levithan) - 5/7
8. Icons (Margaret Stohl)- 5/7
Icons (Icons #1)
9. School Spirits (Rachel Hawkins)- 5/14
School Spirits (School Spirits, #1)
10. Dead Ever After (Charlaine Harris) -5/7 THE FINAL SOOKIE STACKHOUSE BOOK!!
Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
I know I've been a bit lazy with responding to comments, for which I am deeply sorry. The last week and a half has been a bit cray. But if you've made a list leave your link in the comments and I doubly promise to visit your post on fear of walking the plank. 


Know Me Better

I love this idea! Know Me Better is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer. Each week she picks 5 questions off her author interview list to answer. Anyone can participate and she has a place to link up on her page! OOH yeah!
I meant to post this yesterday but time and exhaustion did not cooperate.
1. Things you’d rather be doing right this moment?
-hmm...let's see. SLEEPING, maybe walking on the beach, thinking about NOT having to go to work tomorrow, cruisin the open seas, building a snowman. Random, I know.
2. Time wasters?
-Recently the only things I do to waste time are spend too much time on the internets surfing, reading and occasionally watching a tv show or movie. 
3. Books they should make into movies?
-Daughter of Smoke & Bone!!!
-Under the Never Sky!!
-Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood)...haha this one would have to be X-rated
4. Things you wish you knew before? ( I'm just going to leave this as a general when I as younger type question)
-Holding on to misplaced anger and hurt until it's too late will haunt you for the rest of your life
-Losing weight when you get older IS SO MUCH HARDER then when you're young
-You will regret not doing the things that you were too scared to do
5. Games you like to play?
I LOVE GAMES LIKE WHOA!! Mostly I  like to win...
-UNO, Skip-Bo, Phase 10
-Backgammon, Balderdash, CatchPhrase
-Mario Brothers 3, Mario Kart, the ORIGINAL Nintendo in general
-Ping-pong, bowling


Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Want to Start

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic:

Top Ten Series I'd Like To Start But Haven't Yet
1. Bloodlines Series (Richelle Mead)
Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)
2. Unearthly Trilogy (Cynthia Hand)
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)Boundless (Unearthly, #3)
3. Mercy Thompson Series (Patricia Briggs)
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson...Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson...Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson...Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompso...Silver Borne (Mercy Thompso...River Marked (Mercedes Thom...
4. Lords of the Underworld Series (Gena Showalter)
The Darkest Night (Lords of...The Darkest Kiss (Lords of ...The Darkest Pleasure (Lords...The Darkest Whisper (Lords ...The Darkest Passion (Lords ...The Darkest Lie (Lords of t...The Darkest Secret (Lords o...The Darkest Surrender  (Lor...
5. Shade Series (Jeri Smith-Ready)
Shade (Shade, #1)Shift (Shade, #2)Shine (Shade, #3)
6. Noughts & Crosses Series (Malorie Blackman)
Noughts & Crosses (Noughts ...Knife Edge (Noughts & Cross...Checkmate (Noughts & Crosse...Double Cross (Noughts & Cro...
7. Glass Series (Maria V. Snyder)
Storm Glass (Glass, #1)Sea Glass (Glass, #2)Spy Glass (Glass, #3)
8. Fins Series  (Tera Lynn Childs)
Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1)Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2)Just for Fins (Fins, #3)
9. Jessica Darling  Series (Megan McCafferty)
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darl...Second Helpings (Jessica Da...Charmed Thirds (Jessica Dar...Fourth Comings (Jessica Dar...Perfect Fifths (Jessica Dar...
10. Delirium Series (Lauren Oliver)
Delirium (Delirium, #1)Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)Requiem (Delirium, #3)
Have you read any of these series? Loved? Hated? Recommended?
If you made a list, leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!