Friday, June 26, 2009

A good sister?

My sister turns 24 on Sunday and she loves to read just like me. That's why I decided to give her books for her birthday.. and I bought books I want to read(so I can borrow them when she has finished them ;)) lol. This might seem a bit mean and selfish of me but luckily we have the same taste in books(almost at least).'

What do you think of my choices?

I bought City of Bones and the sequel City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare and Skin by Mo Hayder. I was suddenly a bit unsure but Mo Hayder's Skin can be read as a standalone novel?

Their hidden world is about to be revealed....

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.

Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

When the decomposed body of a young woman is found by near railway tracks just outside Bristol one hot May morning, all indications are that she’s committed suicide. That’s how the police want it too; all neatly squared and tidied away.

But DI Jack Caffery is not so sure. He is on the trail of someone predatory, someone who hides in the shadows and can slip into houses unseen.

And for the first time in a very long time, he feels scared.

Police Diver Flea Marley is working alongside Caffery.Having come to terms with the loss of her parents, and with the traumas of her past safely behind her, she’s beginning to wonder whether their relationship could go beyond the professional.

And then she finds something that changes everything. Not only is it far too close to home for comfort – but it’s so horrifying that she knows that nothing will ever be the same again.

And that this time, no one – not even Caffery – can help her …


  1. I'm not familiar with Mo Hayder, but the others look like good choices!

  2. I don't know about Skin as this is the first time I have heard of it, but she is going to love City of Bones and City of Ashes. You can be my sister any day, if you are buying presents like that.LOL

  3. I just bought City of Bones yesterday!! Can't wait to start. I like your plan of book buying:)

  4. Looks like some good choices. I hate having my birthday 5 days before Christmas, because I have to depend on all my books/money/etc coming then gift wise. Those sound like some great summer reads for your sister.

  5. Books are always great gifts! My birthday is in another week and that's all I have asked for, well I asked for gift cards so I could pick my own books.

  6. Ooh, I'm a big fan of Mo Hayder!
    You can read Skin as a standalone, but I'd suggest to read Ritual first because there're things that are mentioned which already took place in Ritual.

  7. Scrap Girl: Just let me know when your birthday is lol.

    Mandi: Yes, I think it's a rather clever plan ;) And I'm glad to say that she has already started City Of Bones and she really likes it so far.

    Kristen: I can understand that you don't like it. My brother has the same problem.

    Kilina: I thought about a gift card actually, but I felt pretty sure that she would like these books.

    Melody: Thank you so much for letting me know, Melody! I had to hurry to tell my sister not to start with Skin lol. I first discovered Mo Hayder over @ your blog. I couldn't remember which of her books you recommended to start with when I was in the store(and Skin was the only one I saw). I had to look it up now and you recommended Tokyo(talk about bad memory).


Thank you for sharing your thoughts =)