TV TALK: Shadowhunters

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I finally caught up with the show and I have to say that the show is moving very fast. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not. I might have too much expectation of the show. Another thing that I noticed is the lack of chemistry between Clary and Jace. I’m not sure why but I just couldn’t really feel it. Also, for some reason, Jace is easily forgotten in the show. (Or maybe it’s just me) I don’t think his character on the show takes centre stage as much as the book or movie version of TMI.

Another surprise for me is the appearance of Lydia Branwell. I’m aware that she is not actually on the book? I was confused when I saw her on the show and I went to google if there was anyone named Lydia Branwell in the book. Then I found out that she was added to the show. I think her appearance will definitely make everything more interesting.

Matthew Daddario, Harry Shum Jr., and Alberto Rosende definitely steal the show. Alec was not my favourite character in the book, but on the tv show, he’s definitely on the top of the list. I think Matthew did great job portraying Alec. Casting Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane is probably the best decision they make. He is amazing and I would say he succeed in bringing Magnus to life. And Alberto! I’ve loved him since the first episode and he is definitely the perfect Simon.

And yesterday, we found out that there would be season 2 of the Shadowhunters. I have to say that I’m excited for the second season. Even though I don’t love the show, I Iike seeing the shadowhunters world. I don’t have much expectation on the second season but I do hope that it would be well-developed and not miss out on anything important from the book.

Book Review: Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare

Title: Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release date: 08.03.2016
Rating: 5/5

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Synopsis

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…

Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.

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Book Review: The Avery Shaw Experiment – Kelly Oram

Title: The Avery Shaw Experiment (Science Squad #1)
Author: Kelly Oram
Release date: 4.5.2016
Rating: 4.5/5

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Synopsis

When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically

The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.

Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest.

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