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Treasure Island (Stevenson, Robert Louis)

6/10

Treasure Island

Synopsis

Treasure Island is an exciting tale of pirates, buried treasure and danger. It tells the story of young Jim Hawkins and his adventures in the search for the buried treasure of the evil Captain Flint.

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

I had to read this book for an English assignment and at first I was unsure as to whether I would like it or not because as a general rule, I don’t read many classics. However, I was soon hooked on the story line and found myself following eagerly the adventures of Jim Hawkins as he sets out on an adventure to find the treasure of Captain Flint. This book had just the right amount of adventure and it was action packed right from the very beginning.

This book was a pleasant surprise for me and I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. I would definitely recommend this book to younger readers as it is not a heavy book, but is definitely a classic that people should read before they reach their teenager years.

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City of Heavenly Fire – The Mortal Instruments Book #6 (Clare, Cassandra)

Rating 8/10

City of Heavenly Fire

 

Synopsis

“Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned. Love will be sacrified and lives lost in the thrilling and long-awaited final instalment of the bestselling and acclaimed Mortal Instruments.”

Overview

The pace in the City of Heavenly Fire is relentless, just as it begins to slow, something occurs to make you want to read more! It is certainly a page turner. The relationships that the readers have seen developing over the course of these books finally reach their climax as we see Clary and Jace, Izzy and Simon and Alec and Magnus’ love blossom right from page one.

This book is physically very large, however the text used was larger than the other books in the series, but still made it an uncomfortable read to hold, especially for the amount of time that it took to read it. However, this may have been subjective to the edition that I had, so I wouldn’t let this minor fact dissuade you from reading it.

This was probably my favourite book out of the Mortal Instrument series because of the relentless pace and how the plot unfolded from the prologue to the epilogue. It was very well constructed, and didn’t jump between different characters’ viewpoints too frequently so it wasn’t confusing. I would highly recommend reading this book, however if you haven’t done so already, read the other books in the series first!

I thought this was the perfect ending to the Mortal Instruments series; it takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions from joy to anger as Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle and Alec take on Clary’s brother, Sebastian, one last time.

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