Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

I am not the only person celebrating a birthday today. These books were published exactly one year ago. Back then I decided I wanted to read both, yet until today I haven't had the chance to take a look at them.

Winging It (The Dragon Diaries #2)by Deborah Cooke

The new Dragon Diary novel from the author of Flying Blind.
Zoë Sorensson yearns to come into her powers as the only female dragon shifter. But being part of two worlds is more complicated than she expected. It's bad enough that she's the target of the Mages's plan to eliminate all shifters-but she also has to hide her true nature from her human best friend, Megan. But when Megan gets a last-minute invite to the popular kids' Halloween party-hosted by an apprentice Mage-Zoë must save the day and her best friend without revealing her fire- breathing secrets...

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

It's also Rubeus Hagrid's birthday today! The friendly wizard is now 84 years of age.

So, have you read these books? If yes, did you enjoy them?
I hope you have a nice day,

~ Sylke


  1. Happy Birthday! I haven't read either of those but Clockwork Prince is on my TBR mountain :)

  2. Happy birthday to you!!! Mine is on Monday!

  3. Hope you had a great birthay yesterday:-) Happy birthday a day too late!

  4. Happy Birthday :D I have not read any of those books as well, but the Clockwork Prince is on my TBR list as well :)

  5. A very Happy Belated Birthday to you! You are a Saggi just like me (Dec. 2)! I haven't read either books, waiting for your reviews.

    I hope you had a wonderful day.

  6. Thank you!

    Happy late birthday to you as well Veens, and happy early birthday to you Fredamans!

    I'm very curious about The Infernal Devices, I might start it soon.

  7. Happy belated birthday, sweetie :D I hope you had a great one. I haven't read any of the two books you mention, actually I haven't read any of Cassandra Clare's novels.

    Have you read the first book in the Dragon Diaries series, Sylke, and how was it?

  8. Thank you Mari! :)

    I haven't read the first book either actually, I can't find it anywhere. I've nearly finished Shatter Me, so maybe I'll pick up one of Cassandra Clare's books now, as I have them on my kindle.


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