Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pottermore and Books


For those of you who didn't wake up insanely early like myself and Marvel to view J.K. Rowling's highly anticipated mystery announcement, click the link and watch the video. There was actually a countdown starting from February, I believe, on J.K.'s YouTube channel; it was very, very unique. The background was purple, and essentially the theme was owls gathering to hear her announcement. As the numbers ticked down, more and more owls would literally appear and take their places on branches. Somehow, J.K. had gotten the page to be animated. Anyhow, thank God I found out about pottermore less than a week before the announcement; I didn't have to wait too long. Still, the anticipation was incredible. I somehow was left as uninformed, confused, and excited after watching the announcement as I was before doing so. She revealed a bit of information, but then counteracted it with some more unknown material. Can't wait till July 31st!!! Why? GO TO: WWW.POTTERMORE.COM.

All righty, now let's go to books.
I currently am reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Summary from
Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
Clockwork Angel is actually the first of a planned trilogy. The sequel, Clockwork Prince, is coming out later this fall; I can't wait! The book is going pretty well so far but it's not rave-material yet. It's very, very captivating though. I especially love the cover:
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)

I have realized I've made this post a bit longer than I'd like so I'm going to continue my thoughts in another post. Thanks for reading, and comment, comment, comment