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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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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”

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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.”

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🖤My Favourite Love Stories🖤

Hi, hey, hello, welcome to my blog and Happy Valentines day!💕

Today is the day of love. Today is also the day I take a philosophy exam I’ve been studying all week for. My philosophy teacher definitely does not love me.

While in real time right now I’m probably stressing out more then is probably necessary (I see you future me), I thought I’d share some of my favourite love stories.

When I say “love stories” I don’t mean a romance novel or a book that’s main plot point is necessarily the romance but instead I’m talking about the love between two characters in general ya know. Their connection, their road to happily ever after etcetera.

There’s actually two fictional couples that are the main inspiration for this post and so I’m going to talk about them first because they’re the ones I care about the most:

Jem Carstairs & Tessa Grey (Shadowhunter Chronicles)

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Don’t get me wrong I adore Tessa and Will together, although the beginning of their relationship is rocky their love and life together is incredibly sweet if not also emotionally traumatic to us readers *cough* Clockwork Princess Prequel *cough* but my god Jem and Tessa literally waited a whole ass century to be together!

They were couple goals back in the nineteen century and they’re still couple goals over a hundred years later! 2019 was truly the year I came to realise just how much I love Jem Carstairs which was probably the best thing to come out of last year to be honest.

I really hope I get more of these two in the Wicked Powers series coming out I don’t even know when.

Neil Josten & Andrew Minyard (All For the Game)

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It’s no secrete that I adore the All For the Game series and a big part of my love for those books has to do with Neil and Andrew.

Theirs really isn’t the typical love story. It’s full of psychotic fathers, made up sports and the freaking mafia but it’s the story of two people who’ve been so alone and had such terrible things happen to them coming together and finding each other and trusting each other and protecting each other and learning to love each other in their own ways.

It’s also the story of a gay character and a demi sexual character that spams three whole books with slow-burn and hate-to-love (or well … hate-to-“hate”) and the premis of their relationship is built on trust and most importantly consent and I just love it so much.

I would happily stop there but I’ve added two more couples who I also love just to even it out a bit: Continue reading “🖤My Favourite Love Stories🖤”

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Happy Halloween! // Halloween Book Tag

Hi, hey, hello and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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(I love this gif so much)

I’d like to say I have some super spooky and fun Halloween plans but I really don’t. My night includes trying to get through my stack of homework while not falling asleep and maybe, hopefully finishing my current read.

And so I’m here to do a Halloween Book Tag to at least pretend like I’m getting int the festive spirit.

I saw this done by Robin @ Paperbacks and Planners 🙂 Continue reading “Happy Halloween! // Halloween Book Tag”

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Book’s I want to read from a different POV

Hi, hey, hello and happy Thursday 🙂

So today I’m talking about books that I would happily re-read … from a different characters perspective.

These are all really popular series that I enjoy so I’m probably going to re-read them anyways but a girl can dream.

TWILIGHT from the perspective of …

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Ma boy Edward.

Not going to lie, during my time re-reading twilight (which you can read all about here) I wanted to be in Edwards head, more because I think it could be highly amusing and entertaining then because I think it’d add anything to the story.

Wasn’t this like an actual thing though? Wasn’t Meyer going to write the book from his perspective but then it got leaked?

Hey, @ Stephanie Meyer where is it I need it? Continue reading “Book’s I want to read from a different POV”

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Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy BFFs // Top 5 Wednesday.

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Hello and happy Wednesday!

Today we’re talking BFFFFs. Best Fictional Fantasy Friends Forever! Reading about friendships is honestly one of my favourite things ever. If a show/book has strong relationships I’m guaranteed to enjoy it ten times more.

All weekly topics can be found HERE!.

1- Harry Potter & Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)

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Favorite SFF Creatures // Top 5 Wednesday

 

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Hello and Happy Wednesday!

Today’s topic is favourite Science Fiction & Fantasy creatures.

All Weekly topics can be found HERE.

1-Beebo (Legends of Tomorrow)

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I love this show and I especially love Beebo. It’s just so fucking random that I can’t help it. I want a giant teddy bear of him.

2- Opal (The Raven Cycle)

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A dream girl with goat legs and hooves who speaks Latin. Again, so random and weird and yet I cannot wait for more of her in the dreamer trilogy (which is out in less than 7 months!!) Continue reading “Favorite SFF Creatures // Top 5 Wednesday”

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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.

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Continue reading “Book Review: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare *spoilers*”