Good afternoon readers! I’m super behind on book reviews, because I just went on vacation with no wifi and took advantage of the tropical weather by reading a whole bunch of books lol. They were all amazing, but definitely put some weight on my luggage, and almost broke my shoulders (especially Lady Midnight). Also, I’m really sorry I missed a bunch of everyone’s posts lately, since my reader isn’t working right and won’t allow me to like your posts! AND dumb WordPress won’t let me align left so I’m also sorry about the awful formatting in this post.
In addition, I know this could be quite a bit early, but I would like to start collecting questions for a future Q&A celebration post for when I hit 500. 😉 And thank you to every one of my followers who has carried me to 400 this month!! I’m thinking of doing an giveaway too, along with the Q&A, for a Barnes and Noble/Amazon giftcard!
Lady Midnight//Cassandra Clare
This book left me internally screaming at the end from all the unresolved love triangles. And Emma’s life choices. Seriously. I wouldn’t have even believed this was possible before I read this, but somehow TDA is even BETTER than the TMI series. I wasn’t aware anything better existed until I got my nose buried in Lady Midnight. Also, you HAVE to read all of Cassandra Clare’s other series, or it won’t make sense. Overall this book was perfection and awesomeness smooshed up into a bunch of sacred pages, and I can’t wait for more in a few weeks!
Okay so first, two things that are big news: this is a series (yes!) and it is being made into a film by Universal (also yes!). This book had a really interesting and therefore, great, base of an idea to begin with, and didn’t let me down. The action/adventure only got better, as you dug yourself deeper into the secrets of the scythdom (yes you heard that right). I loved the main characters…they were really likable yet flawed, but from my past experience Shusterman isn’t great with romance, so this book killed me on behalf of that! Rowan and Citra clearly deny the fact that they like each other throughout the book, given near the end Rowan admits he loves her and Citra replies “Same here.” And I stared at the book in utter silence, thinking, SAME HERE?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME CITRA THAT’S NOT A CASUAL SORT OF REMARK.
To be quite candid, this was an incredible, one of a kind, extremely insightful graphic novel that deserves praise. But it just wasn’t for me. I didn’t fly through it and found it a little confusing, although overall, bottom line, it is a crazy impressive book. It is the true story of the author’s father surviving WWII, and I know, that makes it sound like a boring stereotypical survival story, but it’s NOT. I loved how the people of different religion, nationalities, etc, are portrayed as animals, as a way of showing the harsh segregation Hitler lay upon the world. The animals have a very deep meaning in the story, and this makes it intriguing.
Please comment any questions for our future Q&A post!