Monday, November 18, 2013

Mark This Book Monday: Mini reviews for Saving Raphael Santiago and The Moth In The Mirror!

Hello everyone! This edition of Mark This Book Monday is a bit late, but my schedule and life is still adjusting after vacation and even more since I've barely had a day off since I came back!

Today's reviews are for two novellas I've read to try and make sure that at least one of my challenges for the month will be a success!



Two down, three to go!


Saving Raphael Santiago (The Bane Chronicles, #6)Saving Raphael Santiago by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The Bane Chronicles are always a fun read and a quick one, but some are more memorable than others.

This one it's one of the more memorable ones, it might be cause we encounter another character that we know from the Mortal Instruments series, and that I always found quite intriguing, or it might also be cause we see the kinder side of Magnus. Here he's his usual charming and outrageous self, but we see the side of him that doesn't mind getting in trouble to help others.

We get the backstory or even more aptly name, the beginning of the story of Raphael Santiago, the same Raphael we met on TMI and we do learn about how he was turned and we get a bit of a look at what makes him tick and we see how he started the road to being where he is when we met him on TMI.

All in all a very good read, probably one of my faves of the series, with a very good balance between humour, seriousness and background info! Well deserved 4 stars.



View all my reviews




The Moth in the Mirror (Splintered, #1.5)The Moth in the Mirror by A.G. Howard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This novella was quite awaited since it features both Jeb and Morpheus and is a different POV for some of the scenes from Splintered. Also it'll help us with the wait till Unhinged!

The Moth in the Mirror has both Morpheus and Jeb's POV. Though all the scenes from Splintered are from Jeb's POV we also get a bit of a look into Morpheus' head, which is quite interesting! We get a bit more info on what was going on that we didn't know before and we understand a bit better Morpheus' motivations.

It also managed to make me even more excited for Unhinged that I already was so big kudos to Anita Howard for that! A very well deserved 4 stars to this one!



View all my reviews

7 comments:

  1. I really need to read the Moth and the Mirror...I'm sort of shocked I've not read it yet but so many books to read! I'm glad you liked it :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The thing about Month and the Mirror is that you'll like it regardless from being Team Morpheus or Team Jeb!

      Delete
  2. Something about me and retellings just doesn't work. I had such a difficult time getting through Splintered, I'm pretty sure I won't be continuing.
    Magnus, on the other hand, i adore. They keep offering me these on audio, and I keep hesitating, but I really shouldn't. They sound great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I loved Splintered! Not all retellings work for me, but this one did! Sad to hear it didn't work for you, Maja!
      You should give the Magnus novellas a try, Maja. So are a bit more so-so, but others like this one, they're great!

      Delete
  3. I haven't read the Splintered series, but it sounds intriguing I know a lot of people like it!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I loved it! A great reimagining of the Alice series!

      Delete
  4. Oh, I'm not following the Magnus novellas, but they do sound very informative and I like that we are getting flashbacks of his life. And if I'm correct, Raphael is the vampire in-charge of Simon, right? It's been way to long since I read the last TMI book (City of Fallen Angels) and I really need to continue the story. Thanks for sharing, Pili :)

    ReplyDelete

¡Muchas gracias por vuestros comentarios, leerlos me alegra el día!/ Thanks a lot for all your comments, reading them brightens my day!!