I just realized I haven't posed my August wrap-up yet!
I read a total of 7 books during August (including two re-reads).
What I read
- Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (5/5)
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (4/5)
- The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkosky (3/5)
- The 100 by Kass Morgan (4/5)
- The Archived by Victoria Schwab (4/5)
- City of Lost Sould by Cassandra Clare (4/5)
- Dorothy and The Wizard in Oz (4/5)
What I watched
I'm still watching Gilmore Gilrs, I'm currently watching season 3. It's so good!
I'm going to post a haul quite soon and then hopefully some picture of my brand new shelves (I'm moving really soon!). I won't post reviews in the near future, because I'm not reading that much these days and I don't have the energy to go on the computer after 8 hours staring at it at work... That's sad, actually.
Thanks for reading,
It was my second read of this book. I first read it in August 2014. I'm currently re-reading the entire series after having read The Infernal Devices.
Because I've now read the Infernal Devices, I've got so many extra that I did not get the first time. Mostly mentions about Will, but other things too. I liked it a lot!
My problem with this book is that it seems like all the characters are having hormonal outbursts... Seriously, I know they are teenagers but it was just too much.
I still liked Isabelle a lot and in this book we get to know her better and see a new side of her personnality which was really cool.
Clary and Jace are still not my favourite characters but Clary was a bit less annoying in this one and Jace, well, he's not really himself in the book.
The plot was really great too, a lot of storylines are happening at the same time but it is really well managed. It was a pleasant re-read!
Goodreads summary of the first book:
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...
These are the rating I gave to each book:
City Of Bones 5/5 ★
City Of Ashes 4/5 ★
City Of Glass 4/5 ★
City Of Fallen Angels 3.5/5 ★
City Of Lost Souls 3.5/5 ★
City Of Heavenly Fire 3.5/5 ★
I gave this series a 3.5 out of 5 stars, because when I was reading City of Fallen Angels I just realized that I was tired of paranormal reads. I like contemporary and real books way much more. When it's just a story without anything (besides the relationships) real in it, I just get bored. I really liked City Of Heavenly Fire thought, because that was the only one with good morals in it and in that book we see a war, but it was just too long for me.
A 3.5 starrating means for me a 7 out of 10: it was good and entertaining, but sometimes boring and I would have liked to read other books when I was reading these ones.
As you also can see, I gave the first three books a much more higher rating. That was because the story felt really unique and it excited me very much, but at the end I realized that long series and especially fantasy/paranormal series just isn't something for me anymore.
If you do like paranormal books: go read this one! It has also a great love story between two men, which I really appreciate (especially in YA books). And speaking of the characters: in the beginning I liked Clary and Jace, but n the last few books not so much...
What is your opinion about The Mortal Instruments?