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Let’s Talk Bookish: Long vs Short Series

Hi 👋 Happy Friday

Please can I have a pat on the bag. I’ve just finished one assignment. Yes I have two and a bit more to go but this is still an accomplishment from someone who has been procrastinating like her life depends on it recently.

My next plan was to go make myself some food but my housemate has beaten me to the kitchen. While I starve to death (lies – i’m gonna eat chocolate or biscuits while I wait) I thought I’d go back to last week’s Lets Talk Bookish.

I really liked the look of this topic but I was on a bit of a blogging break so I didn’t get the chance to do it 🙂

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week. Since April 2022, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! May Topics!

This weeks topic is … Long Series vs. Short Series (Hannah @ Hannah’s Library)

Prompts: What is the ideal number of books in a series? Does it depend on the genre? Do you prefer longer series with five or more books, or shorter series with less than that? Have you ever read a duology and if so, did you wish it was longer, or was two books enough for the story?

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Book Review: The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Publication Date: September 1st 2020

Series: The Eldest Curses #2

Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway.

Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter.

Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon and the wound is glowing, so they have that to worry about too.

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I’m trash so I re-read Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy☺

811x6VYf64LHi 🙂 A couple of months ago I read Chain of Gold which re-ignited my obsession with all things Shadowhunters. Because I do not have the time, or the patience to re-read the entire series I settled on re-reading the novella bind ups.

I started with the Ghosts of the Shadow Market because my love for Jem Carstairs trumps everything and then earlier this month I re-read Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy and I’m here to talk about that today.

This novella bind up follows Simon Lewis after the events of the Mortal Instruments series as he attends the newly re-opened Shadowhunter Academy. Continue reading “I’m trash so I re-read Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy☺”

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My favourite books of the year (so far!)

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I usually sit here and prattle for a paragraph or two but I’m getting straight to the point today because I actually wanna go curl up in bed and read.

Before that though I am going to be talking about my favourite books of the year so far.

In the completely crazy year that is 2020 I have so far read 48 books which is wayyyy more than I thought I’d read all year let alone only up to now and yet my favourites really weren’t hard to pick out.


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo


Ninth House was the first book that I completed this year and so because of that I keep forgetting I read it in 2020.

I feel like it’s hard to give an accurate description of this book but basically it follows Galaxy “Alex” Stern who has lived a hard life to the point that, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. She is offered a full ride to Yale in exchange for monitoring the schools secrete society.

This book was something completely new to me. It was dark, daring, it made me uncomfortable so many times to the point I was reading through my fingers and yet I couldn’t put it down.

It’s also not for the faint of hearted as there are a lot of trigger warnings: addiction, abuse, assault, graphic details and descriptions of blood and injuries, to name but a few.

I believe the sequel is set for 2021 which is kind of sad because I was hoping it’d be released this year but also kinda of good because then I won’t feel bad going and re-reading this. Full Review Here. 

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I’m trash so I re-read Ghosts of the Shadow Market☺

Hi. I’m trash. Welcome to my blog.

So first things first: Its 1:30 am right now so apologies in advance for any possible spelling mistakes. My ability to write coherently is shabby at the best of times let alone in the middle of the night.

GSM_cover_01I read Chain of Gold a few weeks back and now I’m back in my Shadowhunter obsessed ways. On some level I knew this was going to happen but I didn’t expect it to hit me this hard. So to feed my obsession I have decided to re-read some of the Shadowhunter novella bind ups.

I’m doing this for two reasons: 1) The novellas feature characters from all current series especially The Last Hours, and 2) my next option is re-reading The Mortal Instruments which I lowkey don’t want to do because it’s so long and that series high-key annoys and frustrates me 🙂

As you can see I decided to start my novella re-read with the Ghosts of the Shadow Market bind up. I started with this solely because it features my man Brother Zachariah who I love dearly. Continue reading “I’m trash so I re-read Ghosts of the Shadow Market☺”


Book Review: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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Series: The Last Hours #1

Publication Date: March 3rd 2020

Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world.

James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague.Read More. Continue reading “Book Review: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare”


7 Reasons why Clockwork Prince is the best Shadowhunter novel.

Maybe a week and a half of lockdown has sent me crazy. Or maybe I just really love this book but either way I plan on listing a selection of valid reasons why Clockwork Prince, book 2 of The Infernal Devices trilogy, is the best book of the whole Shadowhunter lot.

Mild spoilers may lay ahead. 

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Not to romanticise the Victorian era or anything because as great a time as it might have been for a select few of the privileged it was a time steeped in hypocrisy and child labour and colonization, but the banter between these characters in their posh/proper old time speak hits different.

I’ve always said Cassandra Clare is amazingly talented at writing dialogue and sarcasm between her characters but it’s so good.

•Demon Pox Song

“Demon pox, oh demon pox
Just how is it acquired?
One must go down to the bad part of town
Until one is very tired.
Demon pox, oh demon pox, I had it all along—
Not the pox, you foolish blocks,
I mean this very song—
For I was right, and you were wrong!”

A Masterpiece. Continue reading “7 Reasons why Clockwork Prince is the best Shadowhunter novel.”


Book Review: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare *spoilers*

Hello 🙂

Last week I finally completed The Dark Artifices series by reading the final concluding novel, Queen of Air and Darkness and I have a hell of a lot of feelings. I did a whole non spoiler post about The Dark Artifices and all my opinions on the series in general but now I just need to talk about this book because I have a lot of feelings and emotions.

20190106_11012118044670.jpgBehold the beauty that is this book!
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Series Review: The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare



I can’t believe it’s been three years since I first picked up Lady Midnight, my first time following along with each new publication of a Cassandra Clare book and being swept along with all the hype of an upcoming book and all the theories and everything. It was a lot of fun.

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