Lady Midnight // Cassandra Clare
“There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion.
Every human heart was chained by love.”
Rating on Reread: 5/5 ⭐
Mostly rambling, slightly reviewing, welcome to a new post series on my little blog all about rereading. I’m not that big of a rereader and besides a handful of them, books tend to be pretty one and done for me. That being said, I’m ALWAYS going on about how I want to reread this or how I’m due for a reread of that; there’s so many books that I’m dying to get into again but I feel a little guilty ignoring my (already huge) TBR so … I thought by making whole posts dedicated to just rereading I would have the perfect excuse to not feel guilty because it’s for the blog.
Lady Midnight is the perfect book to start with because it was the one book that I was dying to reread, I hardly remembered anything from my first read and with the sequel fast approaching I knew I would need to read Lady Midnight again anyway. When I first read Lady Midnight I hadn’t actually been planning to, in fact I was pretty sure I was done with the Shadowhunters world altogether but boy was I wrong.
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Bone Gap // Laura Ruby
“People look, they don’t see.”
Actual Rating: 4.5/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?
Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
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I like to hoard books in my online TBR like a dragon hoards treasure which means it quickly becomes a small mountain of books that honestly? I’ll probably never read. I decided to go through and clear out my TBR shelf after almost half of my a little over a thousand shelved books were want-to-read’s, I ended up getting rid of almost five pages of books and doing so actually felt cathartic (well, as cathartic as clicking a little x and watching it vanish can be). So here are a few tips/things I told myself while unshelving that will hopefully help you declutter!
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The Lies of Locke Lamora // Scott Lynch
“You’re one third bad intentions, one third pure avarice, and one eighth sawdust. What’s left, I’ll credit, must be brains.”
Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐
The Thorn of Camorr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a friend to the poor, a ghost that walks through walls.
Slightly built and barely competent with a sword, Locke Lamora is, much to his annoyance, the fables Thorn. And while Locke does indeed steal from the rich (who else would be worth stealing from?), the poor never see a penny. All of Locke’s gains are strictly for himself and his tight-knit band of thieves. The Gentlemen Bastards.
The capricious, colourful underworld of the ancient city of Camorr is the only home they’ve ever known. But now a clandestine war is threatening to tear it apart. Caught up in a murderous game, Locke and his friends are suddenly struggling just to stay alive …
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I have been pretty good about two things lately, 1) completing my reading challenge for this year (only ten books left!) and 2) reviewing most of the books I read on Goodreads. What I haven’t been too good at is getting those reviews from there to here so I thought it was time for another review roundup, ya edition!
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I’m the kind of person that doesn’t like to DNF books, any book that I technically DNF just ends up on a return-to-later shelf with the promise that I’ll pick it up again (and I never actually do), but for some odd reason DNFing a series is as easy as cutting butter for me.
So out of curiosity I went through all my shelves to see just how many series I had abandoned and I was honestly surprised on how high the number was. I think quite a few of them I’ve given up on just because there are other books I want to read more or because I completely forgot about them but there are a few that I’ve knowingly decided to DNF and I wanted to share them with you!
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So, I pretty much set myself up for a HUGE reading month this July and I actually feel a little accomplished because I somehow managed to read almost all of this month’s TBR (including my for-class reading) 💪
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Oh adaptations, how we love and hate thee. Even though I’m always a bit apprehensive I love adaptations, I love watching books come to life but I know that I’ll always be just the tiniest bit disappointed in some missed or changed detail. That being said, I’m also one of those people that once I know something’s an adaptation I HAVE TO read the book because finding the differences always feels like finding some hidden Easter egg.
So! I thought that doing a whole series on my blog comparing and discussing adaptations would be fun. I recently (and by recently I mean an entire month ago) found myself watching Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children one day which then got me knee deep into a reread of the book, which I love by the way. I figured this was as good a place as any to start for my first “adaptation battle”.
I’m not going to be reviewing the book or the movie (I’m sure I will a little bit) in depth in these or getting hung up on tiny details, instead I’m going to talk about some of the bigger/more noticeable differences and whether or not I think they work/if I like them. At the very end I’ll decide if I prefer the book or the movie more.
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The Princess Saves Herself in this One // Amanda Lovelace
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”
A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.
Actual Rating: 2.99 / 5 ⭐
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Director: John Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Robert Downey JR, Zendaya
Released: July 7th | Marvel Studios
Rating: 4/5 ⭐
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