Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

In preparation of the release of Lord of Shadows, I decided to read Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy before rereading Lady Midnight. I’ve heard many people say that this companion to TMI is best read before the Dark Artifices, and I have to agree. I’m so glad I read this book! These 10 stories are so valuable to TDA. It’s not necessary to read them all, but I really suggest you do! Beware of SPOILERS in this review!
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Ruined by Amy Tintera

Ruined by Amy Tintera

If you’ve been following me and my blog for a while, I’m sure you’ll know that the Orphan Queen duology by Jodi Meadows is like my all time favourite duology. I absolutely love the story of a princess who infiltrates the enemy kingdom for revenge. When I found Ruined, I was immediately excited, I mean, a princess infiltrating an enemy kingdom?! Yes please! Some of you might think this trope (can I call this a trope..?) is boring or cliché, but Ruined was a surprising and really great book!
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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Happy Lord of Shadows release day! As you might know, for some reason unknown to me, I received my copy of the book eleven days ago. Back then I was still in the middle of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and my reread of Lady Midnight, so I only started reading three days ago. Let me tell you something: Lord of Shadows is absolutely incredible. I’ll tell you all about it in my spoiler free review!
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

This review is way overdue. And when I say “way overdue” I really mean WAY, WAY overdue. As in, I started writing this review at the end of August last year. Whoops! Anyway, I was afraid I couldn’t review Blue Lily, Lily Blue anymore since it had been so long since I read it. I was so suprised to find I’d already finished the review! (Say whaaaat?!) So I edited it a bit and decided to publish it. Please, please, please read this incredible book! I’m already planning a reread of the entire Raven Cycle just because I love them so much. Read more

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

An “action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Jeufal Japan“?! Sign me up! I’ve heard some great things about Renée Ahdieh, so when Flame in the Mist was available on Netgalley, I could not pass up the opportunity. I never got anything off Netgalley before, so I imagine my surprise when I got the email telling me I got access to the title! A huuuuuuge thank you to Pinguin for providing me with an eARC. This book releases May 16th, so make sure to preorder or pick up a copy!

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A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The day has FINALLY come! Ahh, you guys… I wrote this review for A Court of Mist & Fury in August (nine freaking months ago!) and never published it. I’ve read both ACOTAR and ACOMAF twice now and I’m in the middle of ACOWAR!  I. Am. Obsessed. I got a tote bag and art print of the “Stars who listen” quote and I even made a Night Court button at YALFest NL. Yeah, I’m obsessed. Anyway, here’s what I think of the masterpiece that’s called A Court of Mist & Fury!

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie GarberIt’s not often that I actually pay money to read a Dutch book. In fact, the last time I remember buying a Dutch book, it was for a signing. Before that? I don’t even know… Anyway, everyone was excited about Caraval by Stephanie Garber, I was considering reading it in Dutch. I went to my favourite bookshop and I just couldn’t leave without it! And so I bought Het zwarte hart. It’s absolutely wonderful! To all those international bookworms who can’t read it yet: It”s worth the wait! Here’s what I think of Caraval. Read more

The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare & Joshua Lewis

The Shadowhunter's Codex

The Shadowhunter’s Codex is a companion to the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare and I read it months ago. Then I went on a break and never finished my review… Aaaanyway, the book doesn’t really have a plot like the other Shadowhunter books because it’s quite literally a fictional study guide. The Codex has information on anything mentioned in the Shadowhunter books, from laws, to history, to runes! It’s a must read for any massive Shadowhunter fan, but it’s not necessary  to understand the plot of the series. I wanted to read it because it’s mentioned in most of the books and I was just super interested!
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A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns & Roses is book one in Sarah J. Maas' new series. It follows Feyre, a human who kills a wolf & ends up in the land of Faerie. I don’t really have favourites, not when it comes to music, or TV shows, and definitely not when it comes to books. But then I read the Throne of Glass series over the summer, and I fell so in love with Sarah J. Maas’ writing, that I just had to read more! And of course, everyone was raging over the A Court of Thorns & Roses series. Lucky for me, I finally had a chance to pick them up!
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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream ThievesThe Dream Thieves is the sequel to Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys, and book two in the Raven Cycle Series! I went through a whole lot of struggling to actually get through the first bit of the novel, but it was so worth it! The Dream Thieves is incredible and the Raven Cycle is such an amazing series! I definitely recommend everyone to read this! (After you’ve read The Raven Boys, of course!) Here’s my review, I hope I can convince you to pick up the book!
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