December and 2018 have ended, which means it is time to talk about the books I read in the past month. I’m going to be honest and say that I barely read at all this month, which is a shame, but there was a lot of other things going on, so I’m not that surprised. I had 2 5 hour long practical exams, my birthday in the middle of the month, I moved into my new room and of course it was Christmas. To top it all off I then ended my 2018 by being ill, so it has been a great month for other things, but a tiring one, which means I didn’t have much energy left for reading. I did continue with my re-read of The Shadowhunter’s Chronicles as much as I could though, so let’s talk about the few books I did read.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I started by re-read of the Shadowhunter Chronicles with The Infernal Devices, which I finished last month, so this month I moved onto The Mortal Insturments, which I haven’t read for 4 years since I read them for the first time. I was only 12 years old then and I’m now 16, so I have obviously changed a lot as a reader and read more critically now, so I have a lot more thoughts than I did 4 years ago. I’m not going to go into too much detail now because I’m going to do a review of the entire Shadowhunter Chronicles as it currently is at the end of 2018 (because I know there are many more books coming in the next few years) and what I think of it now compared to what I thought of it 4 years ago. Even though I have different thoughts on it now, I still loved it and gave it 5/5 stars!
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes is of course the second book in The Mortal Instruments series, which is actually one of my favourite books in the series, but also one of the most emotional. I haven’t got that many non-spoilery thoughts on this book that I’m going to share here, but I will just say one thing and that is that I HATE the Inquisitor.
The Shadowhuter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare
If you don’t know, the Shadowhunter’s Codex is a book that is referenced in all of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books because it is basically the Shadowhunter’s version of a religious text. It tells them all about the Shadowhunter world and all the basics about downworlders, demons and everything in between. It’s almost like being giving all of the text books from Harry Potter, which is amazing because you get to find out all the little things about the world your reading about that you may not have known otherwise. It makes me feel so much more involved in the world and helps me to be consumed by the story so much more, so I of course love it!
Even though I didn’t get lots read this month, I have high hopes for 2019 and I am truly back in the reading mood now, so hopefully my January wrap-up will be much longer. What did you read in December? Have you set a reading goal for 2019? I’d love to know, so leave a comment down below or come and chat to me over on my Instagram (@theoriginalbookdragon)
Goodbye for now!
Over and Out