Greek Mythology Book Tag (And I’m back!!)

***(Fanart of Percy used above is by Space Dementia)


Bonjour my fellow bookworms!✨ I know that I disappeared out of the blue for quite awhile but I’m back now after a long break! And to start off, I’m finally doing one of my tags hehe

Yes I know how ridiculously late this is, but I mean better late than never…? * nervous laughter * Maybe I’ll finally be able to catch up with all my other tags doubtful hopefully. And what better time to do this then 2 days after Percy’s birthday?πŸ”±

Anyways, sorry for being so late and thank you May @ Dreamer of Books and Coffee for tagging me!! Truly honoured and I had so much fun putting in my answers😌 and now i feel like rereading pjo omg

Now on to the tag!


Oh yes, the cursed question bookworms fearβ€”the “favourite book.” Like how can you even choose just one book??? The day I’m able to is the day hell freezes over, but until then I’m going to choose one of my favs of this year and that’s House of Earth and Blood. So many of my friends were telling me that I’d love HOEAB and that’s just what happened.πŸ₯°

Once upon a time, I would’ve right away said Clockwork Princess, but now… oh now The Burning God easily steals the spot. If you know, you know😭😭 That ending gave me all the feels, more specifically it destroyed what was left of my heart and even months later I still haven’t recovered. I want to say that I’d sob to my heart’s content, but I’ll never be okay. And it’s all thanks to Rebecca Kuang😘

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What automatically came to mind was The Box in the Woods aka the 4th book in the Truly Devious series. Definitely the most creepiest out of the books published so far in that series😰 Imagine going camping only to find dead bodies all around and soon after be the target of the killer-

Tara Spruit Art β€” Adolin and Shallan as the Lovers card for my...

OMG LITERALLY I SCREAMED WHEN I SAW THIS BECAUSE I AUTOMATICALLY KNEW OF THE PERFECT COUPLE. First of all though, there are way too many cute fictional couples to pick and a long time ago I would’ve definitely struggled. However, recently I’ve found a new OTP that I’d die forπŸ₯Ί Adolin and Shallan are just so adorable and precious. Like that fanart above?? How does that not scream cute?? Looking at them makes me want to cry because I just love them so so much. Oh, and these two characters are from The Stormlight Archives, so this is another reminder to ADD THIS SERIES TO YOUR TBR.

Uh oh… not me putting another Sanderson book-

Okay but seriously, Sanderson really does have the best worldbuilding I’ve ever seen in any other book. His best yet (imo) is once again in The Stormlight Archives. It’s really just beyond amazing, it always just blows my mind away like how does this guy do it??

This is very cruel. I’ve honestly contemplated creating a shelf on Goodreads for gorgeous covers because omg a lot of them are just so beautiful I can’t stop staringπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί One of my favourite covers this year is the one for Chain of Iron. Lucie being on the cover made me so happy and she’s so beautiful it hurts🀧 I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE CHAIN OF THORNS COVER REVEALπŸ”₯πŸ”₯ * manifesting James Herondale on the cover *

R.F. Kuang's Epic Poppy War Series Is Headed to Television | Tor.com

AHAHAHAHA * laughs in pain * there’s no doubt about it that the whole The Poppy War trilogy is literally the most violent series I have ever read in my entire life and I don’t think that’s going to change any time soonπŸ’€ I love it so much but oh the pain I went through reading the series. Thinking about it now makes me want to curl up and die😭

The one and only Jude Duarte aka the love of my life from The Folk of the Air trilogyπŸ₯ΊπŸ’ž Of course she’d be one of my favourite femme fatales mehehe her boldness and cunning ways – I love her so much <33

Skyward : Sanderson, Brandon: Amazon.ca: Books

There have been so many books with such beautiful messages to the point where I’d be tearing up, especially when seeing the main character follow that messageπŸ₯Ί Most recently Skyward is what’s done that to me. It’s human nature to care about what others say about you to the point where even you start to believe them. And seeing the message to trust in what you think about yourself more than what others say was just ❀ because in the end, we know ourselves better than anyone else in the world.

Link to my review ~ Skyward Review

Another cruel one😭😭 I’m going with not one–but TWO scorching hot characters and that is my two loves the James Herondale and Cordelia Carstairs from The Last Hours series. I love them with my entire being AND NEED TO SEE THEIR HEA OR ELSEπŸ”ͺ I could literally stare at this piece of fanart all day. Stan Jordelia foreverπŸ”₯

Hana Khan Carries On was a totally relatable story and probably the most relatable up to date for me. The main character Hana is Muslim (like me), lives in Canada (like me), and has to deal with Islamophobia (also like me). It’s nice reading about a character who tries to fight back against Islamophobia but also face reality that it can’t be easily fixed just like in the real world here.

10 Iconic Shadowhunters Locations - Riveted

So you see, on one hand there are soooo many places I’d die to live in😍 but on the other… I’d quite literally die if I lived in any of those places as most of them would be in set in deadly fantasy worldsπŸ˜‚ But if I had to choose, 100% say the Shadowhunter world (specifically in London, England) BECAUSE UM JEM CARSTAIRS?? To be able to meet Jem face to face would be a dream come trueπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

The Iron Sword (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, #2)

TOO MANY. #1 on that list is most definitely Chain of Thorns along with my 2nd being House of Sky and Breath buut since both haven’t had their covers revealed yet, I’m going to go with one of my most anticipated 2022 releases that does have a cover and The Iron Sword it is! This is a spin-off series to one of my all-time favourite series in the world–The Iron Fey–and this book here is said to be in the POV of the love of my life AND first book boyfriend Ash!! I’m so so excited to read this and that cover so fits Ash, just gorgeousπŸ’™

Lacey @ Starlit Shelves

Amanda @ Bookish Brews

I’m All Booked Up

Lyra @ Defiantly Yours

Maddie @ Inking & Thinking

Birdie @ Birdie’s booktopia

Rania @ Rania’s Rambling Reads

Ritz @ Living, Loving and Reading

Susana @Susana Loves Books

Feel free to ignore this if you’ve already done this tag or are too busy!! hehe and if anyone else wants to do this tag, I’d love to see your answers!

Chain of Iron (The Last Hours, #2) by Cassandra Clare | Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Tell me, what do I say? What do I say about this masterpiece?

I would change nothing. And I mean nothing. actually maybe just that bloody ending sobs

CASSIE, YOU CANNOT EXPECT ME TO WAIT 393+ DAYS FOR CHAIN OF THORNS-


No, this is true torture. She really fooled us smh this book hurt so much.

The secrets, the lies, everything was painful. I don’t like having my heart torn into pieces 😦

There are so many ways to destroy me, ah I shouldn’t have been surprised that Cassie was able to do it again — and in the most unbelievable way possible considering where I stood last book.

My queen is ruthless :’ )


(πŸ›‘There shall be SPOILERS from Chain of Gold…you have been warned.πŸ›‘)


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“When you want something very much, you are willing to accept the shadow of that thing.”

“Even if it is just a shadow.”

That line is the embodiment of p a i n. sobs

Oh Cordelia, how my love has grown for her. Imagine marrying the love of your life, but not actually marrying him, yet suffering through it with determination and not yielding to that pain. My respect πŸ“ˆ

And to add on to that, you know that he’s in love with someone else that isn’t you. I don’t know how she endured that, especially when James here would continue making stupid mistakes.

But of course, it’s not his fault. As we all know, it’s because of that cursed bracelet that’s making him feel that way. That bracelet that Grace gave to him — orders given to her by Tatiana Blackthorn, the true monster here.

Cordelia’s strength and kindness is so awe-inspiring. Throughout the book she continued to amaze me sdfsdfsadf I seriously love her so much — and that’s exactly why it pained me so much to see her in pain. but that was me with everyone here, so ig that’s nothing new cries

And that dangerous oath of loyalty to the mysterious power she swore herself too…ohmygodd guys I’m so shook. I’m telling you that if you guess what and who it is, you are a scary genius — but I have to say that I don’t think anyone’s going to guess it. It’s truly something none of us could’ve imagined, so be ready.

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“I believe what he means to say is that it cannot be the responsibility of one’s friends to prevent one from doing something one believes is right.”

“It is, however, the job of one’s friends to rescue one from the consequences of one’s actions when it all goes skew-whiff.”

Ahhh James Herondale, he really does give one of the best speeches known to humanity. I must say though, I did not like him in book 1 and could not possibly compare him to Will — now though, omg he’s stolen my heart and I would die for him.

It can’t be helped that the bracelet has bewitched him into ‘loving’ Grace. And watching him and Cordelia together in their fake marriage…ohmygod my heart-

I’ve been converted to Team Jordelia.le gasp I know, practically everything I said/thought in my Chain of Gold review has totally changed. Where I once was totally Team Fairstairs…ahh I must betray my fellow friends. Jamie and Cordelia is so sweet and wholesomeπŸ₯Ί

THEY MUST BE ENDGAME OR I WILL RIOT.

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“I know what it is to be in pain, and not to be able to seek comfort from the one you love most, not to be able to share that pain with anyone you know.”

And that brings me to my cinnamon roll, Matthew Fairchild. All I want is for Matthew to be happy. He doesn’t need to be in a romantic relationship or anything — I just want him to find his happiness and be able to forgive himself. Please, Matthew. but with how Cassie’s like, I don’t believe thats going to happen sobs

The Matthew and Cordelia moments also broke my heart. They both could relate to so many things ughhh and this was where I’d be cheering for Fairstairs, but in the end, I say that it’s better off with the two being friends — not lovers.

But why does Matthew continue to destroy pieces of my soul?? The way he hides away his grief and suffering with witty and dramatic comments…and with his consumption of alcohol omggg I’m so so scared. This really isn’t going to end well.😭 He needs help and I pray that he finds that help.

My cinnamon roll needs all the love in the world.

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“I remember what it is to be hot or cold. To want things. To need things. All those things are real for me again, as nothing else has been real to me since I died–except for you.”

sdfdsfd that is so beautiful. When I say Cassie wasn’t holding back on the feels, I truly mean that. It’s like she’s setting up everything for all of it then to come crashing down on us in the last book-

WAIT, SHE PROBABLY IS DOING THAT ON PURPOSE. That monster Her plan is working sobs I’m not ready. I’m not ready. I’m not ready.

Lucie has grown so much in this book, although it pains me to see her keeping so many secrets from the others. No longer is she being kept from the action as she was before, but now her mission, along with Grace, is to bring Jesse back from the dead and give him the life he deserves.

However, while I did ship Lucie and Jesse in the Chain of Gold, my amazing friend, Sofia brought up a good point about how bland Jesse is.

And I see that now. There really isn’t anything at all that’s really amazing about him. He’s just…a ghost? He’s kind to Grace? Hmmm maybe I’ll love him more in the next book. Watching those two together was so beautiful and heartbreaking, though.🀧

But I will say this — Lucie needs no man. She’s the strong and independent girl I love ❀

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“If there was one thing she couldn’t bear, it was other people having expectations. She would always disappoint them.”

And here’s another opinion I had in CoG that’s changed now:

I LOVE Grace.

You’re probably wondering how? or maybe you weren’t blinded by rage bc of the gracelet and could see past all of it unlike me

Grace really is the victim here. Her parents were killed when she was so young and then after being sent to live with the devil Tatiana Blackthorn, she was never cared for or loved by anyone, except for Jesse and he died-

That is just so devastating, I can’t imagine how terrible that is. And look at how corrupt and vicious Tatiana is…and then just imagine living in the same household as that demon . shudder The horror.

And then when you have Cassie giving you Grace’s POV and more of her background story/secrets…oh come on, I really can’t see how one would still despise her after learning all that. The true monster who needs to die is Tatiana.

Also, I’m so shipping Kit and Grace — they’re literally perfect for each other ohmygod I seriously just had a goofy smile on my face reading their scenes. Grace is so confused with Kit’s honesty and innocence sdfsfsfs I love it. They couldn’t be more perfect for each other.

I just have to share this scene-

“You don’t seem that surprised,” Grace observed.

“On the contrary. I’ve never heard of transferring a rune between Shadowhuntersβ€””

“No, I meantβ€”” Grace wished she hadn’t said anything. “I only meant that you didn’t seem surprised to see me put a rune on myself.”

“Why would I be?” Christopher asked, obviously confused. “You’re a Shadowhunter. It’s what we do.”

Grace’s heart sank. Now Christopher probably thought she was completely peculiarβ€”and for some reason, that bothered her.

(okay, i’ll stop now)

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“I am nothing like you, Thomas, because you are one of the better people I have ever known. You have a kind nature and a heart like some knight out of a legend. Brave and proud and true and strong. All of it. And all the time you have known me, I have been a terrible person.”

So, you see. We are nothing at all alike.”

SDFDSFSAD THE FEELS. STOP IT CASSIE. STOP IT.

This is exactly what I mean. She cannot stop making me feel this way.

ThomasxAlastair moments were so sweet.

AriadnexAnna moments were filled with so much longing.

JamesxCordelia moments with so much angst.

GracexKit moments being so adorable and innocent.

LuciexJesse moments…so beautiful and heartbreaking.

My heart cannot take this I-

I truly believe nothing is going to go right in Chain of Thorns . And it doesn’t help that this series is called The Last Hours nor does it help that Cassie herself said that the ending of this series is much worse than Clockwork Princess AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS HEARTBREAKINGLY PAINFUL-

laughs in ‘I don’t want to die’

But ignoring that haha i could never, I could go on and on forever with how perfect this book felt to me. The amount of TDA references in this book?!?! ohmygodd it actually just left me shook — Cassie said that this series interconnects with The Dark Artifices and I so see that now. I’m in awe. Did she really plan all of this beforehand?? She’s a witch.

I will never be able to say everything I want to in this review. cries Already I’m reaching the word limit dammit. Honestly, if you read all of this I applaud you. It truly is an honor.πŸ₯Ί

So yeah, I can tell that we’re all screwed and Cassie is going to be the only one laughing by the end of this.

Death is coming.

Ave atque vale

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•’π•Ÿπ•ͺ β„‚π•’π•€π•€π•šπ•– π•“π• π• π•œπ•€? π•Žπ•’π•€ π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕒 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕒𝕔π•₯𝕖𝕣 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕒π•₯𝕖𝕕 𝕒π•₯ π•—π•šπ•£π•€π•₯ 𝕓𝕦π•₯ π•€π• π• π•Ÿ π•˜π•£π•–π•¨ π•₯𝕠 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖? 𝔸𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕒𝕝𝕀𝕠 𝕕π•ͺπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕒𝕗π•₯𝕖𝕣 π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ π•–π•Ÿπ••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•šπ•Ÿ β„‚π•™π•’π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕠𝕗 π•€π•£π• π•Ÿ?

𝕃𝕖π•₯ π•žπ•– π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!πŸ’•

🏹February 2021 ~ TBR🏹

Happy February!!!

I’m so so so excited for this month. SO many new releases, buddy reads with some amazing people and of course, it’s the month of ~love~

Already this month has gone off to a great start. I’ve already finished two books ahhh hopefully it continues that way <33

Here’s what I’ve planned:


Can you hear me screaming??? I was so so lucky to get a physical ARC of one of my 2021 most anticipated reads at the end of January!! I still can’t believe it😭 I’ve already finished reading it and ohmygod guys you are not ready for what Cassie’s planned. and i just found out that Chain of Thorns is BEING PUSHED BACK SDFGDSDF WHY IS THE WORLD SO CRUEL

more info on that here * sobs *


Me and Alex @ The Scribe Owl are doing a buddy read for our ARCS of Hot British Boyfriend. It’s been a lot of fun ahhh so happy to have done it with her!!


Yes, I’m finally getting back to my buddy read pals’ TOG Marathon. We’re re-reading and ohmygod ALL THE FORESHADOWING IM NOTICING. * shook *


I know, I’m FINALLY reading thisπŸ˜‚ I’m doing a huge buddy read with others except I’m very, very behind and by that — I mean, I haven’t even startedπŸ’€ I realize I have way too many buddy reads going on at the same time, but I’m going to definitely start in a few days!!

We’re all ready for the tv show.😎


This is another buddy read I’m planning on doing with both Katie @ Whispering Pages and Alex @ The Scribe Owl. Super excited for this, especially since we’re all doing blog tours and it’s for fans of The Ember in the Ashes series. Hopefully we won’t be let down🀞


Of course, I’m totally hoping to finish TPW series and read The Burning God. oh god, how I actually fear for my life. Everyone who has read the series hasn’t come out the same.

I’m too young to die :’ )


Last but not least, I couldn’t not plan on reading this in February — my second most anticipated read this year, A Court of Silver Flames. Although the cover’s colours are…questionable, I so can’t wait to read about Nesta and Cassian’s story!!

Queen SJM blessing us again.πŸ”₯


I’m definitely hoping to read more than this sdfdsfgdfds I can already tell my heart’s going to break even more this month with some of these books…ahhh how fun pain is.🀑

Also, I know I’ve been posting less than usual — know that it’s because of school ughh the new quad has just started and already my teacher’s are torturing with so many assignments * sobs * don’t they understand that I want to read?? smh these monsters.

So if you see drop off the face of earth know that it’s because of school or I got lazy

𝔻𝕠 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•’π•Ÿπ•ͺ 𝕠𝕗 π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕀𝕖 π• π•Ÿ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕋𝔹ℝ? π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ 𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•žπ• π•€π•₯ π•–π•©π•”π•šπ•₯𝕖𝕕 π•₯𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕? ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•’π•Ÿπ•ͺ 𝕠π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣 π•‘π•π•’π•Ÿπ•€?

𝕃𝕖π•₯ π•žπ•– π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!πŸ’•

🏹September 2020 ~ Wrap Up🏹

Yesss!!! One month down. 9 more to go.πŸ₯Ί

I don’t know about you. But ever since the first day of school started, I’ve been counting down the days until summer break again.😒 I hate this.

Being forced to learn a whole course in 2 months is not fun.😭😭😭 Nobody wants to cram all of physics and computer science in that time frame!!! I just want this quadmester to be done alreadyπŸ˜“.

The good thing is that I managed to get in some of my TBR before school began on the 15th, so at least this month wasn’t wasted!πŸ˜†

5 stars!!!

4 – 4.5 stars!!!

3 – 3.5 stars!!!

I found some new favourites!!! Although, while they were favourite…. did the authors have to end it in the worst cliffhanger possible?!?!😭😭

Blood & Honey definitely killed me with that terrible ending (people who read…you know what I’m talking aboutπŸ’”).

OMG and A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I’m so happy JLA is such a fast writer, because I don’t think I could survive waiting more than a year after that ending.😣😨

And then there’s me finally catching up to the ACOTAR fandom after finishing ACOWAR (which I loved) and ACOFAS (which was….okay). By the end of this series, Azriel, Cassian, AND Lucien better get the happiness they deserve.πŸ”₯πŸ₯Ί

This was honestly a pretty good month for meβ€”well, before school started and all. I highly doubt that I’ll be able to get in as much in October as I was able to in September xD.

Who knows? Maybe my teachers will be nice enough to give me that free time🀣 (unlikely)

π•Žπ•–π•π•, 𝕙𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕒𝕀 π•Šπ•–π•‘π•₯π•–π•žπ•“π•–π•£ 𝕗𝕠𝕣 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦? π”Έπ•Ÿπ•ͺ π•—π•’π•§π• π•¦π•£π•šπ•₯𝕖𝕀? ℝ𝕖-𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕀? 𝕃𝕖π•₯ π•žπ•– π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!πŸ’•

The Lost Book of the White (The Eldest Curses, #2) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu | Review

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

“You’re my heart, Magnus Bane.

Stay unbroken, for me.”


OhMyGodWhatWasThatEpilogue?!?!?!?πŸ˜°πŸ˜±πŸ˜“
AND THE JESSA WEDDING🀧πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­πŸ˜
MY HEARTβ€”

I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t.
I CAN’T DEAL WITH THAT ENDING😫😡

All these theories that are popping up in my head now that I’ve read the epilogue……..

The Eldest Curses is WAY more important than I ever thought it would be. All of this is definitely going to be HUGE leading up to The Wicked Powers .

I really thought of The Eldest Curses just being a fun side project Cassie wanted to make featuring our fav warlock ~Magnus Bane~ , but wow…….to anyone who wasn’t planning on reading this series, I urge you to read TEC. It’s really important for Cassie’s future series.

Especially since The Black Volume of the Dead is said to take place during the The Wicked Powers!!! AHhhh I can’t wait now!!!😍

Haha I don’t think I can go into the rest without spoilers soooooooo…………..

πŸ›‘WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!πŸ›‘

TLBOTW takes place in between City of Heavenly Fire and Lady Midnight and after Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, so of course, one would think to have read those (except maybe not Lady Midnight) before reading this.

Magnus & Alec are living their life with their baby warlock, MaxπŸ₯°, and all seems well.

That is, until someone or rather…. two someones ruin that peacefulness. Both Shinyun & Ragnor Fell appear out of nowhere demanding for the Book of the White, escaping with it and stabbing Magnus with a strange thorn on their way out.

And this all happened while Alec was only in the shower xD.

I thought Shinyun would’ve learned from her evil deeds in the last book, but sadly ’tis not the case. Ahh this is what happens when you try giving villains a second chance.πŸ˜”πŸ˜‚

Of course, they need to get back the book and stop whatever Shinyun & Ragnor are planning, BUT this time they’re gonna have backup.

Time for our favs ~ ✨TMI Gang✨

Beautiful art by Cat in the Box😍😍😍

β€œCan we see the glowing fissure in your chest?” Simon asked.

β€œSimon, it’s rude to bring up glowing fissures in other people’s chests,” said Clary. β€œWhat do you think they want with the Book of the White, Magnus?”

Magnus turned to look at Alec. β€œSo, you told them everything? Did you say the S-word? The R-word?”

Alec rolled his eyes. β€œIf you’re asking if I told them about Shinyun and Ragnor, I did.”

Haha love Simon’s straightforwardness.🀣

All the Simon scenes were awesome.πŸ‘Œ He’s recently become a Shadowhunter and finally we can see some more action from him and how he’s coping with George Lovelace’s death. Poor Simon.πŸ’” He was as funny as ever though. AND there were more SIZZY moments.πŸ₯°

xD then there’s Jace trying to act cool trying out his new flail and using ‘mundane’ terms.

Magnus hesitated. β€œI don’t know,” he admitted. β€œWe’ve been rushing around getting ready to leave, and I haven’t so much as googled the word Svefnthorn.”

β€œI googled it,” Jace said, to Alec’s surprise. β€œWhile we were getting our stuff together.”

β€œYou,” said Alec, β€œgoogled it.”

β€œYeah,” said Jace. β€œIt sounded Norse, so I went into the library and looked it up in the Saga Concordances. Like a normal person. That’s googling, right?”

β€œMore or less,” said Simon.

Simon was kind enough not to tell Jace the truth.πŸ˜‚ Oh Jace……
Of course, Jace & Clary are much more mature in this book and it’s nice seeing that. Jace especially acted a lot more worried during this mission than usualβ€”and THAT’S saying something. Jace almost never voices out his worries nor does he hesitate to jump into reckless fights, but here…….xD he seems like the least reckless one.

β€œI’ve made some weird calls in my time,” Jace mused, β€œbut spending ten minutes in free fall from one unknown place in a hell dimension to a different unknown place in a hell dimension is pretty reckless even for me.”

β€œDon’t feel bad,” said Magnus. β€œIt wasn’t really your decision.”

Ha! And I can’t believe all the different Hells there are in Diyum. Even one that would be pure torture for any Herondale.πŸ˜“πŸ˜‚

β€œHell of Worms, Hell of Maggots, Hell of Boiling Sand, Hell of Boiling Oil, Hell of Boiling Soup with Human Dumplings, Hell of Boiling Tea with Human Tea Strainers, Hell of Small Biting Insects, Hell of Large Biting Insects, Hell of Being Eaten by Wolves, Hell of Being Trampled by Horses, Hell of Being Gored by Oxen, Hell of Being Pecked to Death by Ducks—”

β€œWhat was that last one?” said Jace. Shinyun ignored him.

Ahhh I missed these guys so much.😍

Oh and I found a certain part pretty important. The meaning behind being an Eldest Curse was explained and how many there can only be!

β€œWhy would Shinyun be after Tessa?” Magnus said.

Jem looked at him in surprise. β€œWellβ€”because she’s an eldest curse, of course. Like you.”

Magnus blinked. β€œYou mean, because she’s the daughter of a Prince of Hell? Like me?”

β€œNo. It’s more than that. Tessa went to the Labyrinth not just to hide but to research. Eldest curses are not just children of Princes of Hell. They’re the oldest living children of those princes. There can only be nine of them alive at any one time, and I know of only two. And I’m talking to one of them and married to the other.”

Wow. I wonder if there are any other Eldest Curses around?!?! Arghhh I want TWP right now!!!😫

Cassie said that TLBOTW’s epilogue is meant to point towards the events of TWP, so what the Princes of Hell are planning is gonna be a HUGE plot in TWP.

I seriously regret reading this book now. After reading all that, I have to wait until like 2023 for The Wicked Powers?!?! AHHHHhhhh the TORTURE😭

OMG AND THE JESSA WEDDING!!!😍
Now I see why nobody remembered their wedding. Magnus had used the remaining power from the Svefnthorn to make a dream-like wedding where everyone they loved would be present, but eventually the memory would fade away until they all forgotβ€”except for Jem, Tessa, Magnus, & Alec.

It was too sweet.πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯° And of course, Will was there.🀧😭

Art by Naira Peredo

Gosh, I can’t wait for these next few years.😍

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œ 𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•žπ• π•€π•₯ π•π• π• π•œπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕕 π•₯𝕠 π•šπ•Ÿ πŸšπŸ˜πŸšπŸ™? 𝕃𝕖π•₯ π•žπ•– π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!πŸ’•

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses, #1) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu | Review

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

β€œSometimes, love worked, past any hope of change, when no other force in this world could.

Without love, the miracle never came.”

What a vacation this was.🀣
And that ending!!!😰

πŸ›‘WARNING: SPOILERS FROM THE FIRST 3 TMI BOOKS!!!πŸ›‘

This romantic getaway across Eurpe takes place after The Mortal War in City of Glass and occurs during City of Fallen Angels featuring our favourite warlock ~ Ultra Magnus Bane and his boyfriend, Alec Lightwood. (Why do I sound like I’m advertising this book xD)

They both want to go on vacation for some peace and quietβ€”unfortunately, that doesn’t last very long when Tessa pops up during an awkward moment and brings up the bad news xD.

β€œCall it even,” said Tessa. β€œYou once walked in on me in an embarrassing situation with a gentleman in a mountain fortress, after all.”

Her half-concealed smile flickered. She looked again at Alec, who had inherited his coloring from Shadowhunters long gone. Shadowhunters Tessa had loved.

β€œYou should let that go,” Magnus advised.

β€œI certainly have let it go,” she replied. β€œNow.”

Haha!🀣 That’s so true. Magnus did the same to Will & Tessa too. Sounds like revenge.πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‚

Anyways, Magnus is told about the demon-worshiping cultβ€”The Crimson Handβ€” he created as a joke a long time ago that’s now causing chaos everywhere. The worst part is that the leader of The Crimson Hand is going by the name of Magnus Bane so word’s going out that he’s causing all of this and that’s not good.😬

Of course, that means Magnus & Alec will have to travel around Europe to stop this cultβ€”Haha so much for their ‘vacation’ xD.

Art by Cassandra Jean

Ahhh my favourite parts were definitely seeing all the references to the other books in The Shadowhunter World. Especially mentions of TID characters.πŸ₯°

“It had reminded Magnus of times long ago, the memory of Nephilim he had cared for once, and how very much they had cared for each other. Knowing the way Will and Jem loved each other had changed his feelings for Nephilim, and seeing Jaceβ€”calm, superior Jaceβ€”in pieces over Alec had made him like the boy much more.”

Omg and I DIED when I heard Alec question Magnus and Tessa about their relationship🀣

Alec, who was watching this back-and-forth as if sitting center court in a tennis match, raised a hand. β€œI’m sorry, but did you two used to date?”

That stopped the conversation dead in its tracks. Both Tessa and Magnus turned to him with identical looks of shock.

β€œYou seem more horrified than I do,” Magnus told Tessa, β€œand somehow I am deeply wounded.”

Tessa gave Magnus a tiny smile, then turned to Alec. β€œMagnus and I have been friends for more than a hundred years.”

Magnus and Tessa?!?! Best joke I’ve ever heardπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And their reactions, too xD.

And I forgot how funny Malcolm could be before everything else happened. And why Barnabas hates him so much xD.

β€œMalcolm Fade.” The look on the warlock’s face was thunderous as he pointed a finger at the High Warlock of Los Angeles. A light vapor seemed to drift from the tip of his finger. β€œYou stole my party and my mansion.”

β€œHello, Barnabas,” said Malcolm. β€œDid you lose a mansion? That’s so sad. I hope you find it.”

β€œI bought this mansion last week! The moment it went up for sale!” Barnabas bellowed. β€œWe are standing right now in the mansion you stole from me!”

β€œOh, hooray! Consider it found then,” Malcolm said.

Haha I actually feel bad for Barnabas, though. He wanted to be the one to host the party.πŸ˜‚

Oh! Then there’s when Helen & Aline meet for the first time!!! AHHhhhhhh😍😍😍

β€œRight,” Helen said at last. β€œAnyway, back to the questions.”

β€œI have a question too,” said Aline, and swallowed. β€œWho do you think you are, Helen Blackthorn, and why are you talking to my friend, a Shadowhunter and a recent hero of the war for Alicante, as if he’s a common criminal?”

β€œBecause he’s being incredibly suspicious!” Helen snapped back.

β€œAlec is very honorable,” Aline said loyally. β€œHe would never do anything suspicious.”

Although, they both start off by arguing about whether Alec is suspicious or not.πŸ˜† I loved how I got to see more of how they met and just more of their personalities before The Dark War. The Helen & Aline I always thought of were how they were in TDA, but here, there’s more to them both.πŸ’•

And lastly, the conversations between Alec & Magnus were awesome.🀣

β€œWe will be eating three meals a day. Breakfast will be one of those meals. In fact, breakfast will be the most important of those meals, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Shinyun looked at Alec, who said in a deadpan voice, β€œMany a mission to end a great evil has failed because of low blood sugar.”

β€œYou do listen when I talk!” exclaimed Magnus.

He’s right, though. You cannot go on without breakfast. Who knows how that would affect a mission.πŸ˜“

Now, as much I loved the references and jokes between Magnus and the others, the story kinda felt lacking.πŸ˜• To be honest, this wasn’t super necessary to have been written BUT the ending really gets me super excited for The Lost Book of the White !!!

SPOILERS BELOW

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I can’t believe after everything that happened, Shinyung still wants to get revenge on Magnus AND she’s going to be using RAGNOR to do this whom everyone thought was dead!!!😰😭 I can’t wait for the next book!

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SPOILERS END

I’m mostly excited to see TMI gang and of course……..
JESSA WEDDING!!!πŸ₯ΊπŸ€§πŸ˜

“But as someone once said to me, the right man will not care.”

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•ͺ𝕖π•₯? π•Žπ•™π• ’𝕀 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦𝕣 π•—π•’π•§π• π•¦π•£π•šπ•₯𝕖 𝕔𝕠𝕦𝕑𝕝𝕖 π•šπ•Ÿ π•‹π•Šβ„‚? π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œ 𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•–π•©π•”π•šπ•₯𝕖𝕕 π•₯𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕? 𝕃𝕖π•₯ π•žπ•– π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices: Manga #3) by Cassandra Clare (Author) & Hyekyung Baek (Illustrator) | Review

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5


Whether it’s the book or manga, the ending still makes me cry.😭😭😭


Oh and every time I read the name Tatiana………..arghhh it just made me so mad.πŸ‘ΏπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
Although I do feel bad with what happened to Rupert, I still don’t like her.πŸ˜’


I must say though. I was really excited to see Will singing the Demon Pox song bragging about how he was right, but it never happened.😒😭 There was a small part of it though.

Again. Jem’s laughπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

And then the scones scene was skipped too!😫 But at least I got to see a little more of Gideon and SophieπŸ₯°


^Henry is so clueless🀣

Cecily’s arguments with Will were just awesome xD. One thing I will always love about the manga is seeing the expressions on the characters’ faces.πŸ˜‚

^Jem is always the peacekeeperβ€”even between siblings.

And then some other Cecily and Will moments.πŸ˜‚


Also, seeing Will blush is just so sweet.πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯° And it happens a lot.😏


I still can’t get over the ending though. It was bad enough reading about it but now you actually see it.😫😭😭😭

Why do I keep doing this to myself???πŸ’”


Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices: Manga #2) by Cassandra Clare (Author) & Hyekyung Baek (Illustrator) | Review

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5


Rereading these mangas makes me want to reread TID again.πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯°
Also, Hye-Kyung Baek is killing me with her art.

I love how the first few pages have color in themβ€”it makes Jem & Will look even more beautiful.πŸ₯Ί



And why do the Lightwoods look so hot??? Especially Gabriel😍😍😍


And then Will during the masquerade ball swoonsπŸ’ž



xD Will was probably my favourite character in this one. All those faces he would make arguing with the others.πŸ˜‚ He looks so evil xD.

The bickering between Will & Gabriel🀣


Arguing with Tessa (And Jem laughing in the background xD)


Insulting the food gasp Shame on himπŸ˜€πŸ˜‚


And then there’s Will having an evil & creepy smile on his face xD
If I saw that myself, I’d be worried😰


And of course, seeing Sophie & Gideon……..πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯°


I’m not ready to read Clockwork Princess.
I’m scared.😫😭😭😭


P.S. This added bonus was definitely something I could imagine happening.πŸ˜‚



Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices: Manga #1) by Cassandra Clare (Author) & Hyekyung Baek (Illustrator) | Review

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

“I’m here on my own account.

I need your help.

There isβ€”There is absolutely no one else that I can ask.”

What a coincidence seeing this right after reading a similar scene in TDA.πŸ₯Ί

Ahhhh I loved reading this manga again!😍 To anyone who loved TID, you definitely won’t regret reading the manga version!

Some scenes from the original book were obviously cut but the funny ones I remember were still there.πŸ˜‚ Omg and the expressions on their facesπŸ˜‚πŸ₯°.

Tessa’s first encounter with Will🀣

Six-fingered Nigel xD

Will’s hatred of ducks……….

Jem playing his violin.😍

And just seeing the faces Tessa would make.πŸ˜‚

Of course, I’ll always prefer the book to the manga.
I must stay loyal to the true masterpiece.✌

(Hehe also this helps with my reading challenge🀭😈)

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) by Cassandra Clare | Spoiler Review

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ of 5

“Without sorrow, there can be no joy.”


I can now say that I’ve reread all of Cassie’s main series during quarantine.
What an accomplishment.πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚

Ahhhh but why is it that Cassie’s endings to a series always make me cry????😭😫

πŸ›‘WARNING: SPOILERS AHEADπŸ›‘

Clockwork Princess, City of Heavenly Fire, and Queen of Air and Darkness…………………

They’re always so beautifully written and especially with QoAaD’s endingβ€”the wedding, specifically Malec’s weddingπŸ₯Ίβ€”It was just too sweetπŸ₯°πŸ˜­.

β€œAnd when one day people look back on me and what my life meant, I don’t want them to say, β€˜Alec Lightwood fought in the Dark War’ or even β€˜Alec Lightwood was Consul once.’ I want them to think, β€˜Alec Lightwood loved one man so much he changed the world for him.β€™β€Šβ€

Cassie is really trying to make me an emotional wreck.πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­

City of Bones Alec and Queen of Air and Darkness Alec are such different people…….Cassie just leaves me in awe with the amazing character development.😍 From being a shy and self-conscious teenager, he’s now grown up to be the new Consul and an inspiration to many Shadowhunters all over the world. AHHHH I can’t🀧🀧🀧 I love Alec so much.πŸ’• And of course, Magnus Lightwood-Bane is no different.πŸ₯°

β€œOkay, let’s talk about the important part.” Magnus turned to Alec with a furious look on his face. β€œYou killed yourself? Why would you do that?”

Alec looked startled. β€œThat wasn’t me,” he pointed out. β€œIt’s an alternate universe, Magnus!”

Magnus grabbed Alec by the front of his shirt. β€œIf I die, you are not allowed to do anything like that! Who would take care of our kids? How could you do that to them?”

β€œWe never had kids in that world!” Alec protested.

xD and delirious Magnus is hilariousπŸ˜‚:

β€œThe Children of Lilith will indeed be in debt to the Children of the Courts after this day, Kieran Kingson,” said Magnus, staring intently in what he clearly thought was Kieran’s direction.

β€œThat was a very nice speech, Bane,” said Jace. β€œUnfortunately, you’re talking to a doughnut.”

Then there’s seeing the rest of the TMI crew throughout the book. Simon & Izzy and Clary & Jace were the same as always.🀣 Their trick against the Cohort was the best.πŸ˜‚

Manuel made a sputtering noise. β€œKill them,” he said, turning to his companions. β€œGo on. Kill them.”

Jace drew the third in a line of X’s on the ground and tossed aside his stick. β€œCheckmate,” he said.

β€œCheckmate is chess,” Clary pointed out, entirely ignoring the Cohort surrounding them.

Jace grinned. It was a bright, beautiful grin, the sort of grin that made Helen understand why, all those years ago, Aline had kissed him just to see. β€œI wasn’t talking about our game,” he said.


Argh that reminds me of the stupid Cohort. I was SO HAPPY when Horace Dearborn was killed by Julian (his spine was snapped in half muahahahha😈).

I was really hoping for Zara and Manuel to die, but unfortunately Emma decides to spare her life……and what does she do? SHE STABS EMMA IN THE BACK. ISTG ZARA U BACKSTABBING (literally) COWARDπŸ‘ΏπŸ€¬πŸ€¬πŸ˜€

I swear, she better get the death she deserves in The Wicked Powers or I WILL RAGE. SHE NEEDS THE MOST PAINFUL DEATH POSSIBLE.😀

But you know, I’m really curious to what their plan is seeing how they’re stuck in Alicante.πŸ€”

OH and I just LOVED ANNABEL’S DEATH. AND IT WAS BY THE HANDS OF JULIAN!!!πŸ”₯ LIVVY HAS BEEN AVENGED😭 (Altho Ty had to ruin her peace and bring her back as a ghost😫😒 Poor Livvy.)

I love how this art by Alice Duke was the dust jacket for QoAaD. I’m in looooveeee😍😍😍

Julian and Emma have been through so much together dealing with the parabatai curse. I’m so happy everything turned out well and they got the happiness they deserved.πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯°

At the edge of everything, love and faith have always brought me back.

If I had to choose the characters I’m most looking forward to in TWP, it’d definitely be Ash Morgenstern, Dru, and Kit!!! Really curious to see what’s gonna happen between those three. Oh, and I wonder how Ty and Ghost Livvy are going to be dealing with their bond. HmmmmmπŸ€”

Ahhh but the epilogue seriously just kills me though.😣 Cassie just leaves everything off like that and expects us to wait until 2022 (but like it’ll probably be 2023)?!?! The torture😫😭😭

One thing is certain:

The Wicked Powers is definitely going to destroy me in a way that I could’ve never imagined possible.

And I am so not ready.

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯’𝕀 𝕒 π•“π• π• π•œ/π•€π•–π•£π•šπ•–π•€ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•”π•’π•Ÿ’π•₯ π•¨π•’π•šπ•₯ 𝕗𝕠𝕣?πŸ–€