Finally some room for my books😍❤
So far I'm not terribly impressed... a bit too heavy on the teen angsty tropes (plus a heroine constantly doing idiotic things, presumably to move the plot), but I find the concept interesting and I have the whole series, so I'll at least finish this book before I decide whether or not to bail on the series.
Alright, here we go! Starting over so I can read 4-6 of TMI. I read the first three so fast I don‘t really remember them. I‘ve been enjoying Book of Life, but I like having an easier book to read when I‘m feeling a little lazier 🙃 I also have a DC trip with my 8th graders this week, so there‘s a 10+ hour bus ride both ways to cover!
This book is well-loved by many and not at all by some—which reminds me how people told me how to dress ALL THE FREAKING TIME as a teen. Like every item I wore was up for discussion/criticism. Like maybe I *like* wearing bootie shorts, or a floral pattern tunic over striped leggings!😤
Point is, we have different tastes and that‘s not only okay but necessary for the survival of our species. 🔮🦎
#yafantasy #yabooks #shadowhunters➰
“the young man blocking the doorway was a tall and thin as a rail, his hair a crown of dense black spikes. he was asian, with an elegantly high-cheekboned, handsome face, broad shouldered despite his slim frame. he was certainly dressed for a party, in tight jeans and a black shirt covered with dozens of metal buckles. his eyes were crusted with a raccoon mask of charcoal glitter, his lips painted a dark shade of blue.”
Bad, bad, bad!
A friend loaned me this book, telling me that I'd think it was great. Boy, was she ever wrong!
Terrible dialogue, poorly written, I had to force myself to get to the end. The 'shocking twist' was no surprise at all, and I just couldn't bring myself to care about such an annoying lead character, or any of the supporting characters (Luke wasn't terrible, to be fair).
I *definitely* won't be continuing the series.
Does anyone have any recommendations of what order to read these? 🙂
I liked this. I didn‘t love it, and I can find lots to critique about it, but there are also things that were done well. It feels very YA, and that is not an insult , just more of an observation. I feel like I would have loved this when I was 13, but coming to it from the perspective of a 42-year old woman, it leaves a lot to be desired. I would not hesitate to recommend it to younger fantasy fans, though. It is an interesting world.
This had a plot twist in every chapter. I was like ?that in last plot twist. I really wasn't expecting that.But somehow I am hoping things might turn out good in the upcoming books.
This is a story about a girl clary who can see things that no one else can . She witnesses a murder that only she can see and that she is the only one who saw. Then her mother disappears . To spice it up more " she has a forbidden love?"
I started this series in high school but my #yearlytbrchallenge is to try to read all her books this year involving the shadowhunter world. I love the diversity of the characters and the uniqueness of the world Clare has created.
Truthfully, I despise movie covers with a burning passion. But it was a cheap Goodwill find, and I was intrigued. (Also, the TV series sucked.)
I'm in love with the world Clare has created. I adore the long game she plays with her plot lines. The characters are so beautifully crafted and wide-ranging in their personalities, flaws, and development. She isn't a favorite author yet, but she's a brilliant writer.
In the Mortal Instruments series, the Shadowhunters use steles to cut magical designs in their skin - giving them strength or speed or rapid healing etc. These instruments #cutlikeaknife I loved this series - a dense, complex world compared to a lot of YA fantasy I‘ve read, and I think Cassandra Clare writes it beautifully. Fanart of the steles thanks to Google and the artist named.
I've decided to re-read The Mortal Instruments. After reading and LOVING The Infernal Devices I decided to give these books one more chance. I must say, reading it the second time knowing a lot more about the world and what was and what will be, this was not so bad. Clary was still annoying & Jace is still a spoiled brat.
This time I'm really gonna try reading all the books and not stop after book three - I hear they get better.
Started reading City of Bones! Any opinions?
10th Anniversary Edition is Beautiful! Lots of gorgeous art inside. Delightful kickoff to my reread in the lead up to April release of Red Scrolls of Magic. This is where I met one of my All Time Favorite Characters - Magnus Bane. How can you not love a magical Warlock who loves glitter and throws a birthday party for his cat Chairman Meow. 😻
#reread #shadowhunters #readwhatyouloveproject2019
I'm currently struggling to devote myself to one book 😐
I recently finished City of Bones by Cassandra Clare because one of goals for 2019 is to become complete Shadowhunter trash but this first book was ROUGH to get through to say the least.....
What did you guys think of this book?
I read the first 3 books over 2 years ago. Planning on rereading them to continue the series.
With my new (cool?) bookmark!
I wasn‘t expecting much from this book, and it ended up being more readable than some reviews made me think. It was a little predictable, and I wasn‘t impressed with the writing, but the plot was interesting enough that I want to read the next one. Overall it reminded me of Supernatural, so that‘s a positive in my book. Hoping the series gets better from here. | ⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Through half-open doors Clary glimpsed countless identical small rooms, each with a stripped bed, a nightstand, and a large wooden wardrobe standing open. Pale arches of stone held up the high ceilings, many of the arches intricately carved with small figures. She noticed #certain repeating motifs: angels and swords, suns and roses.” #QuotsyNov18
Frequently, but page count is suggestive. Thinks like font spacing and size play a big part in how many pages a book contains.