By Mist@ke – Sigal Ehrlich
Romance, new adult, fiction.
Anna receives a mysterious email and replies. Liam realizes that he sent the email to the wrong person. However, both decide to spark a conversation that led to Liam and Anna having feelings for each other. Liam offers to meet in person and Anna decides why not meet in person. They slowly get to know each other and right when their friendship was going to become a romance, he is faced with his reality of being a resident doctor and he has tried a relationship before that combusted. He tells her its over and she is left heartbroken. While he is at Doctors Without Borders, he has an epiphany and returns to make amends.
This was an interesting romance novel and I have had a hard time trying to find the new adult genre. This was one of the few I could find. I loved this novel and wished it was longer. Knowing that this is to become a series, I am invested in reading the next installation. The author has an excellent way of writing comedy alongside romance with a touch of slow burn. The characters felt like real people and their interactions felt like chemistry. I would want to read more of this author, and I would recommend this novel.
The Mortal Instruments: Graphic Novel Volume 1 – Cassandra Clare, Art by – Cassandra Jean
Young Adult, fiction, fantasy, fiction.
Clary is at a bar with her friend Simon, enjoying the night life. Clary’s eyes catch onto some interesting people that only seem to only be visible to Clary. Clary returns home to receive news that her mother wants to move out of the city to the countryside for no logical reason. She heads out with Simon. After running into the guy, she saw the previous night, she gets a horrifying phone call from her mother that leaves her wanting to go see what’s wrong. Clary comes back to this monster that’s destroying her home. She doesn’t remember what happened when she wakes up in a hospital. These people who surround her are discussing what she is, she finds out that she isn’t human at all. All she knows is that her mother is missing, a whole new mystical world is revealed to her, and she must do what it takes to try to rescue her mother as well as navigate this new world.
This graphic novel felt plain and boring. It was a slow start and got a little interesting towards the end. I understand why this series was popular. I feel that the novel would be better than the graphic novel version of this. A lot felt missing and felt quickly paced rather than a slow burn. I might have to give this a reread to understand the concept of the work.