Not so long ago I wrote my review for Clockwork Angel and with that talked all about my first impressions of The Infernal Devices, this well-loved series people talk about still so much. Today, I present to you the rest of my thoughts about this prequel to TMI in form of a double review since I flew through the second book and picked up the third one right after that. Now, I can at least say that I have read TDI for the first time during my time in quarantine. If that’s not an accomplishment I don’t know what is…
Hello everyone! I hope everyone’s doing okay so far. Thanks to quarantine, I’ve been able to plan blog posts that are a bit different from my usal ones because as you might know I rarely do book tags, reading challenges and even weekly memes because I tend to be a slow reader at the moment but I do enjoy making lists especially top x lists very much. So, I thought why not try out Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Jana (@ that artsy reader girl)? And, here I am but instead of 10 books (that was a bit too much for me) I decided to go with my usual Top 5 books which is even allowed
(yes, I checked). This weeks topic “Books I Wish I Had Read as a Child” really resonated with me and I think it’s a really interesting one to write about but to be honest, I found almost all the TTT topics I saw so far really appealing. Maybe this will be my new go-to blogpost…? (⇀‸↼)
While I do enjoy reading a good and satisfying standalone there is something about reading a gripping duology, trilogy or even a seven-books long series that standalones just don’t bring with them (if that makes any sense?). Sure, even long book series end eventually end but at least you can spend some more time with your favourite characters and/or in a really interesting and fascinating world which (in the best case) the author has managed to built in an amazing way and you find yourself binge-reading the whole series in one go. That’s the best case scenario.
Lately, I find myself more often following the worst case scenario i.e. starting with a really good book series, finishing the first book in a series and not continuing with the rest of the books because they aren’t out now
(which is less often the case), I prefer reading other books first or don’t own copies (or even worse: reading the whole series except for the final installment). But in most cases it’s probably neither of these reasons and just pure laziness. I really want to change that considering how many interesting book series I have started yet but not finished. So, to make myself a bit more aware of that I’ll present to you 5 book series that have high priority.
The year is 2020. We are in the middle of a global pandemic spending time at home in quarantine and I’ve finally decided that now would be a good time to pick up one of the most loved ya-series ever for the very first time
(yes, I’m not re-reading at this point!). You might be surprised but before reading Clockwork Angel I had never read anything by Cassandra Clare before i.e. I had never read a Shadowhunters book before, nor the movie adaption (which isn’t everyone’s favourite, is it?) or the tv show. How come?! Well, I don’t know why but somehow I never was in the right mood to start The Mortal Instruments and when the “trend” of the ya-paranormal genre started to flatten I lost interest in started trying out other ya subgenres (e.g. historical fiction) which made me love the setting of Victorian London. So, it was clear to me (after watching Emma’s video in which order to read the Shadowhunters books) that while TMI intimidated me because of its length I could still try out the prequel trilogy first and see what happens.
And, now we’re here, almost ten years (!!) after the release of Clockwork Angel and the start of The Infernal Devices and I’m trying to (as the last in the goodreads community for sure) sort my thoughts about this book and I’m sure that this will be amusing and entertaining for those of you who have already immersed themselves into the Shadowhunter world a long time ago…
Note: This review may contain spoilers! Read on at your own risk. Continue reading “I read MY FIRST Shadowhunters book! 🌑| Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare”
Hello everyone! I hope your days in quarantine have been going well. I already apologize for my inactivity these last few months. Unfortunately, I really didn’t have any chance to read anything except for my required school reads but luckily, these times are over now (!) and I can finally get back to reducing my tbr pile and continuing with this year’s reading challenge. The Kite Runner had been sitting on my to-read shelf for a while now, so I picked it up, slowly reading bits and bits until I finally finished it a few days ago being totally speechless and in awe. So, today is the day I’ll explain why that’s the case and to maybe encourage you to pick up The Kite Runner yourself – just in case it has been sitting on your tbr shelf for a while too.
Long time no see! Happy New Year and Welcome Back to this (still existing) book blog! I have to admit that I haven’t been really active at all for the second half of 2019 due to the basic reasons but I am looking forward to finally post again and, more and more frequently. Yes, that’s supposed to be a promise! Seeing all of your 2019 wrap up posts, reading resolutions and, my personal favourite; “most anticipated releases”-posts made me really excited about 2020 not only generally but also readingwise and, as a reader, there is no better way to celebrate the beginning of a new year than talking about upcoming releases, right? So, I came up with the following list of 5 ya books I can’t wait to finally read. This list may be a bit different from other posts you have probably already seen since 1) I narrowed my anticipated releases down to 5, and 2) you won’t see ACOTAR 4, this new novella (is it even a novella?) which is part of The Hunger Games universe, and so on. Okay, okay, enough of all this announcement stuff and let’s see what we have here. Continue reading “My TOP 5 MOST ANTICIPATED Books of 2020! // + Happy New Year ‘2️⃣0️⃣!”
Hello everyone! Already irritated by the title of today’s post? It’s no wonder since I RARELY (i.e.
never??) join any readathons or reading challenges just because I am really moody reader who changes their monthly tbr’s multiple times (that is also the reason why you don’t see any tbr posts on this blog) and still doesn’t stick to it but this month I want to go out of my bookish comfort zone by joining a themed readathon hosted by Sage!
Princess-A-Thon runs from September 1st to September 30th and is all about (Disney) princesses. You can visit Sage’s original post with more info here. As soon as I saw all the challenges I knew I HAD to join.
In order to actually manage this readathon I decided to choose Team Faeri as my team so that I can make books count for 4 challenges. It was really hard to choose a team since they all have cool abilities and the design is amazing!! I also included some school reads which fit to the challenges I know I’ll have to read
and I want the credit points, haha + I used the same books a couple of times which is a bit boring but otherwise I know I wouldn’t be able to read that much.
I’ll update on my progress of the readathon either here or on my Goodreads account. Maybe, I’ll even write some kind of “wrap up” post but I’m not sure about that yet. Let me first show you my tbr though: Continue reading “My TBR for Princess-A-Thon 👸🏽”
Hello everyone! Before I start this review let me tell you that I was more than excited to finally read this book because – “Mulan meets Feudal Japan” – how cool is that?! I had never read anything by Renée Ahdieh before + it does help me add something to YARC (#YARC 2019 🏮🐯🥢 | Joining a Reading Challenge! + Updates). So, after months of it waiting on my digital want-to-read list I finally decided to pick it up. And, I’ll be honest with you guys: You have probably already heard me raving about Shadow of the Fox
(awesome book, check it out!! yes you!). This book may have contributed a little something to me wanting to read books with similar settings as itself. But Flame in the Mist turned out to be quite different from what I expected… Continue reading ““Mulan meets Feudal Japan” (??) 🍵 | Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh”
“Romeo and Juliet” – a romantic story you can basically put in any context, doesn’t matter the setting and get a good(?) story out of it. Used so much that it’s everywhere; books, movies, music, I don’t even know where else (on a cereal package, you say?). So, today I’m bringing you something old and something new, mixed with some magic. It’s definitely gonna be worth your time ALTHOUGH you have probably already read like 789 retellings, right?