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“Born to Endless Night” by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

“Born to Endless Night” was more like a chapter from The Mortal Instruments than it was an instalment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. It bounced between perspectives, just like the main series does. We got a little Simon and a … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Literary Loves of my Life

The sad thing about living in Australia and following blogs from overseas is that I don’t get “Top Ten Tuesdays”. I get “Top Ten Wednesdays”, and it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Anyways, this week’s TTW from … Continue reading

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Alec Lightwood

So, my copy of City of Heavenly Fire still hasn’t arrived yet. I had a twenty second rush when the doorbell rang and I saw a delivery van carefully going back down the driveway, but instead of a cardboard box emblazoned … Continue reading

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“The Shadowhunter’s Codex” by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

I know, right? Why aren’t I reviewing City of Heavenly Fire? I’ll tell you why: I haven’t read a book that wasn’t a textbook since this time last week. It HASN’T COME YET! I ordered my copy from Barnes and … Continue reading

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels Discussion with C.J. Matthews!

Today was work and study. Study before work, work, study after work. Four chapters down, a billion to go (actually, probably something like twenty, but still). Anyway, I just checked my emails and what should I have but an email … Continue reading

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes Discussion with C.J. Matthews!

Five hours of study, an hour long run, and the beginnings of a migraine pretty much sum up my day. Throw in a few episodes of SHIELD to break up the study sessions so I didn’t go insane and that … Continue reading

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Discussion with C.J. Matthews!

D Day is coming. In less than a month we will all be reading the last of The Mortal Instruments cycle. So, in order to mentally prepare myself, I have been re-reading the first five books. Unfortunately, given my love of all … Continue reading

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“The Course of True Love (and First Dates)” by Cassandra Clare

After finishing Belladonna about a week ago, I haven’t actually touched a novel. I had the very first exam of my psychology degree today and I’ve been spending every single second studying, or preparing for study. I think I did alright. But … Continue reading

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“The Last Stand of the New York Institute” by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

I’m too excited to even bother with my usual rambling intro. Let’s just dive straight into how amazing this was for the Mortal Instruments canon, shall we? First of all, we get to see Valentine’s Circle at the very beginning, when everyone … Continue reading

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#12.5 “What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (and Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway)” by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

i. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ii. Dracula – Bram Stoker 1.  Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov 2. Holiday in Cambodia – Laura Jean McKay 3. Only Human – Gareth Roberts 4. Beautiful Chaos – Gary Russell 5. The Silent Stars – Dan Abnett 6. American Gods – Neil Gaiman 7. Every … Continue reading

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