In September I Read | 2017

September has flown by – summer’s long gone and I started back at school, which means I now have less time to read than I would like to. That said, I did manage to read six books this month, and a couple of them were ones I’ve been looking forward to all year round!


The first book (well, play) I read was A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams. I just started English Literature A-Level and this is one of my set texts, so I decided to read it to give me a better understanding of the play when I’m studying it. I really enjoyed it – the characters are very complex, and in particular I find Blanche incredibly interesting. I look forward to studying this in more depth!

Next I read what was perhaps my most anticipated book of 2017: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I cannot believe it took me this long to read this book, but I finally have, and I loved being back in the Shadowhunter world. I actually rated it slightly lower than other books by Cassandra Clare (meaning, four and a half stars as opposed to five), simply because it was so long, but I thought this book was really excellent. I posted my review in September as well, so you can see my full thoughts there!

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Review – Lord of Shadows

30312891Title: Lord of Shadows
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Published by: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 23rd May 2017
Pages: 701, paperback
Genre: YA, fantasy, romance

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.


Lord of Shadows was, without a doubt, my most anticipated release of 2017, and I have been looking forward to reading it for so long. My excitement for this book is older than this blog, in fact. So when I finally sat down to read it this September, I had high hopes, and was ready to delve back into my most-loved fictional world.

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