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I’ll be honest I have never read this book series as I somehow missed it in middle school/high school, but it’s on my TBR list. And with the TV Show adaptation coming to Disney + I’m really need to get to these books. I have seen the two movie adaptations, which I didn’t think were the worst (can’t compare it to the books to know if it was actually bad) but they also weren’t the best. I was tagged by Sarah to do this tagged created by May from Forever and Everly.
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Alright favorite book that I’ve read in the last year by no shock to anyone of this blog would be City of Bones (or The Mortal Instruments as a whole) by Cassandra Clare. I don’t know how I could’ve missed it when I was in high school, but this series seriously slipped my radar. Still even though I’m not in high school anymore, this series still latched onto my attention and found it’s way to being my favorite series of all time (along with the prequel and sequel series).
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski took me by surprise and I didn’t know what to expect while reading it. All I knew going into it were that the style wildly changes throughout the book. It’s a story centered around a possibly fictional documentary about a family house that does insane things. Followed with sections of a narrator that might not be plagued by weird things in their own life. I’m still not even sure if it’s somewhat real, or what to make of that book. Which I have to give credit to the author for this.
Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld, I don’t think this series got as much love as his Uglies series which I also enjoyed a lot. Sure it’s more straight forward, but it has a unique concept. A group of individuals that get to experience a secret extra hour every day with special talents they can use during that time. But there’s a catch, that there are also monsters they have to deal with as well.
This isn’t so much I thought I would hate it, more I couldn’t get myself through the first book and therefore wrote off the entire series… yes, this is going on my list twice… sue me. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I thought I would hate the series all the way through, they just didn’t have the charm of the movies and I couldn’t stand Harry for most of the books. I would’ve much preferred reading the story from the perspective of Hermione or a Ravenclaw. But by the third book, I was hooked.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler). While it’s not a ‘feel good’ book series, it just reminds me of childhood and going up to the cabin with my family. I used to read these in the car rides up North and while we were stuck inside due to rain. So, returning to these books while they aren’t happy stories, they remind me of those times.
I’m going to go with the Pevensie siblings from The Chronicles of Narnia. Not only are they all vastly different from each other, but they just have that sibling banter. Many other series don’t have that. It’s just they are siblings, they generally agree with each other, and that’s it. The Pevensie’s have more of a family dynamic.
Divergent by Veronica Roth. I started this series during a cross country bus ride from Minnesota to Montana (ok maybe not completely cross country but still), and somehow it was early in the morning when we left and then it was dark when I finished the second book and had arrived in Montana. I literally don’t know remember time flowing that entire trip as I was so captivated by the series.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. This series is a ride. More so than the original series, and though I love the original… The Infernal Devices just hits different. You have an actual love triangle (not the not one in The Mortal Instruments) that’s well written. By that I mean it doesn’t seem forced like a lot of other series (The Mortal Instruments or Hunger Games), and it is an emotional rollercoaster that you can’t put down. I seriously loved it, not just for the romance but for the rest of the story as well. If you read The Mortal Instruments first, you know how this series ends. But my god, you forget about that while you’re reading it. And if you haven’t read the all her books yet, read this series after book three of The Mortal Instruments then the ending isn’t spoiled.
Is it cheating to say a series? Or one that I’ve already mentioned? Because if I had to pick just one book series to take with me it would be The Shadowhunters Chronicles, specifically The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I’m not joking when I say I have already read this series six or more times, and would happily re-read it hundreds of more times. So, if I was marooned on an island… these books I would be more than happy to have for company.
I just got this book series but I have a feeling I will absolutely love A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and I’m really excited to start reading it once I finish my O.W.L.s.
Right now everything on my TBR list have already come out. But considering it just came out and I’m in the middle of my O.W.L.s (almost done, I’ll post about that in a week or two) I have to go with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. It just came out, so I think it still kind of falls in this category.
Or the next book in The Last Hours trilogy by Cassandra Clare so I could keep reading this series… that would be great too.
I have to go with Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling. I didn’t read the book series until the summer before I left for college. My sister loved these books, but I never understood why. I could barely get past the first few chapters, and always set it aside. But I finally forced myself through the first and second book, I was hooked by the third. Normally I would never do that, if I can’t get into the first book then it’s a done series. But I’m glad my sister convinced me to force myself to the later books.
I don’t have an answer for this one… as usually the books I read are kind of dark or fantasy. While some elements make me laugh, I wouldn’t call them “funny books”.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I haven’t re-read the thirteen book series since I was in middle school, but I loved it a lot since it was one of the first books that I ever read that wasn’t assigned to me by school. Even though I haven’t picked it up in ages, I still keep those books on my shelves through several moves. And don’t plan on parting ways with them.
This one isn’t a book so much that I’m afraid to reach the end of by a series. Mainly as I don’t want it to ever end. That’s The Shadowhunters Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. She has two series left. One set in the past (The Last Hours) following the children from The Infernal Devices and then one in the future called The Wicked Powers which will include Sebastian’s (Jonathan Morgenstern’s) son, Thule’s Jace, and the characters from The Mortal Instruments. I’m not sure what’s going to happen other than the hints that Thule’s Jace will try to steal away Clary from the Jace we have seen throughout the books. I’m a little scared to find out what happens there, granted it will be years before that’s released.
Honestly, I don’t have an answer for this. Most of the books I’ve read have typically 4/5 stars on Goodreads and Amazon. Granted, I didn’t read them because of their rating. So, unfortunately I don’t have an answer to this question. Though I am surprised Uglies by Scott Westerfeld only has a 3.8/5 review on Goodreads, I loved that book. So, I guess that one could qualify for this question granted it has a 4.5/5 rating on Amazon.
I would punch Torment by Lauren Kate. Because Luce (Lucinda) Price drives me insane in that book. I get she’s a teenager that was moved across country for her protection… but the girl acts like it’s nothing. Meanwhile, every celestial being in the world is trying to get their hands on her or kill her in a war over heaven and hell. Leaving her from the beginning of time, angel boyfriend, Daniel Grigori to handle everything. Then just peaces out after he thinks she almost dies like a spoiled brat. I love the series as a whole, but I cannot with Luce especially in that book and most of Passion.
Clary Fairchild and Jace Herondale from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I can’t get enough of their scenes together, even when it makes me frustrated that they think they’re siblings for two books. I seriously could re-read their tale a million times over and never get tired of it, or not have strong feelings reading it. Sometimes happy feelings, sometimes frustrated where I would want to hit the back of their heads or when Clary in The Dark Artifices turned down Jace’s marriage proposal out of fear of leaving him a widow. CLARY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! It’s fine… she’s fine… everything’s fine…
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