Fangirl Friday: Shadowhunters S2E1 Review + New Book Releases

Posted January 6, 2017 by Lupe

I hope you guys had a happy new year! I sure did! Its now time to get back into the swing of things such as going back to work or school. It sucks. I know. What else are we going to do besides watching Shadowhunters, and binge reading?

Shadowhunters S2E1 The Guilty Blood: Spoiler Free Review

The start to this second season was NO JOKE. The episode was intense and filled with great action scenes from the start. Was it just me or did the acting sort of cracked me up at times? I’m not used to watching a lot of Freeform shows, but I would say that the acting has some room for improvement and it’s not clearly shown at times. This all became rather confusing at some point and the scenes seemed extremely short at times. I felt like there were tons of short scenes all scrambled together. This didn’t really flow smoothly for me.

Besides that, the story line was done really well. I saw some improvements in Clary’s character. I’m still not happy with the way Valentine is manipulating Jace like that and was not happy with Alec in the beginning part of the episode. The ENDING was BRUTAL. I want to know what happens next with Jace and what The institute will do about him. If you haven’t seen it already then please watch the first season and catch up while there’s still time! I will definitely watch the next episode!

All of these novels were released on January 3!

The Book Jumper
Author: Mechthild Gläser
Synopsis: Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.

Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.


Author: Amanda Hocking
Synopsis: Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…

Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.

When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe…and a normal life has never been more appealing.

But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodies are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of—one that could change her future forever.

Bestselling author Amanda Hocking draws readers inside the dark and mysterious world of Freeks.

The Continent
Author: Keira Drake
Synopsis: For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually at war. Most citizens tour the Continent to see the spectacle and violence of battle—a thing long vanished in the Spire. For Vaela—a smart and talented apprentice cartographer—it is an opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But an idyllic aerial exploration is not to be had: the realities of war are made clear in a bloody battle seen from the heli-plane during the tour, leaving Vaela forever changed. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, she has no illusions about the true nature of the danger she faces. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

Lupe is a 21-year-old Latina (she feels 80 sometimes) who loves to read and watch movies and share her thoughts/opinions about them! Her all-time favorite series consists of Bloodlines and Vampire Academy (among others), and her favorite author is Richelle Mead.

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