Ghosts of the Shadow Market: Son of the Dawn

The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their father’s friend, Jace Wayland.

World: Shadowhunters

Book: Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Story: Son of the Dawn

Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

Genres: Fantasy, YA, Short Stories, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

I thought I had posted about this one before, but it seems I didn’t.

Hello, dearies! I hope you’re enjoying the quick reviews about the Shadowhunters world. 📖

And this is all from memory, I haven’t read this book again in a while, and it’s past time that I do because there will be another one in stores soon, and I am yet to read Chain of Iron, but I am a little afraid to do so, just like I am of finishing The Brightest Night, I want to, but then it will be all over, so I have been postponing it.

Now, for the Ghosts of the Shadow Market, which I think is on my top 5 of books that I love in the Shadow World, it was all Jem on these short stories, and you can check out my other reviews on my Shadow World section. 💘

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Maid Sama! 会長はメイド様!

“In my opinion, giving a kiss is a much better prize than receiving one.”

This one is long overdue.

Manga: Maid Sama! (Japanese: 会長はメイド様!, Hepburn: Kaichō wa Meido-sama!, “The Class President Is a Maid!”) 

Author: Hiro Fujiwara

Anime: Maid-sama (Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!) on Hulu

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Shojo, Young Adult

Hello, dearies! I watched Maid Sama! a long time ago, it seems it was ages past but more like ten years ago. It made me want to re-watch it.

After watching it, I was in a frenzy because I wanted to know what else had happened since, as with many anime, you don’t quite know what happens in the end and you don’t get the whole story. There are very few that follow the original story, this is a bookish (readers) problem that we often find the adaptations to be lacking in some way. But with anime, you get a little more excited and can watch calmly.

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The Promise of Rain

‘They call him the Hound of Hell….’

Author: Shana Abe

Genre: Historical Romance, Enemy-to-Lover, Medieval Romance, Adult (sort of)

Happy Weekend, dearies! I hope you’re enjoying a great one.

Today I finished The Promise of Rain, and said, wow, the difference between reading an enjoyable book and when I don’t. Why? Because I read this one so fast, I couldn’t get enough of it, I had to finish it and know all their secrets. Unlike when I read The King’s Obsession, which I started last year and finished not long ago.

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Favourite Books to Re-Read Challenge

Hello, dearies!

I trust you’re having a good day or night or afternoon. 

Today, I am bringing you a new challenge, that I saw online it’s called #challengelieblingsbücher created by @nadineslesecouch It’s literally translated to Favourite books Challenge. So, no brainer there, what are some books that are your absolute favourites to read over and over again, whether it’s a series or a single book. 

I’ll let you know some of mine, I’ll keep the list short. 📜 😄 For real, I won’t expand. 

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HP and The Goblet of Fire

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

This is going to be interesting, I’ll try to keep the movie and the book separated.

Author: JK Rowling

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Adventure, Magic

Book 4 in the Harry Potter Saga

“Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret…”

Ron

Hello, dearies! 🙂

Hope is shiny where you are or not really cold as it gets here. 

This one was the natural next step because we already have a review (sort of) about The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban, so The Goblet of Fire deserves its spot, however, if this were about the movies, it would not get more than a few lines because the fourth movie didn’t live up to all the expectations it should have. 

When we first read The Goblet of Fire, it was that we’re-growing-up book, yes, PoA too, but this more so because Harry found a love interest, the first crush, and we met Cedric full-on, and that was the opening to the other houses, especially because now there would be a tournament with other magic schools. 

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HP and the Philosopher’s Stone

Saga: Harry Potter

Book: The Philosopher’s Stone

Author: JK Rowling

Oh, wow. I know this is weird perhaps, but I wanted to dedicate a little more to each of these books, although I already have the Wizarding World page where I say just how great everything is. I decided now, to go book by book, quickly and point out once more that they’re great, though it might surprise us Potterheads that there are still people out there who have not read HP ever in their lives, so this is for you too.

“The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Philosopher’s Stone, a legendary substance with astonishing powers. The Stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal.”
—A Hogwarts library book

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market: The Lost World

Book: Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Authors: Cassie Clare 

Genre: Pain, YA, more sorrow

Some of these reviews are way quicker than others, not only because they are short stories but also because I was not entirely stopping on all of them to jot down my thoughts, so things slip a bit out of my grasp when I actually write the review but be advised there might be some spoilers here, for those who don’t know much about the Shadow World. There are way too many books on it (which is great), and I’m grateful that I have read most of them. The Eldest Curses is the only big one that I’m missing right now.

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Card Captor Sakura: Original

Alternative names: カードキャプターさくら

Genre: Shōjo

Year: 1996 – 2000

Author: CLAMP

Who does not know about Sakura Kinomoto, right? In some capacity, you know her or have seen her at one point or another in your life. I’d like to clarify, this is about the manga but the anime is of course what made us start loving everything about this world.

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Junjo Romantica

Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance

Junjō Romanchika, lit. “Pure-Hearted Romantica”

Author: Shungiku Nakamura

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Yaoi, Slice of Life

Another one. I am sure you know this one. If you are a fan of Anime, Yaoi or Romance, or all of them together then you certainly have watched, heard about, read about or seen anything related to Junjo Romantica (Junjou Romantica in Spanish). I’ll make it quick.

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Namaikizakari

Author: Mitsubachi Miyuki

Alternative title: Cheeky Brat

Japanese: なまいきざかり。, lit. “Full Bloom Cheekiness” 

Genres: School Life, Romance, Sports

Hello, dearies! ❤️

This one is late by a lot, though not so much considering that this is ongoing. Alright, it is a Manga as you might have guessed by the name and it is still going, and it is completely amazing.

I cannot be sure that any of you read Manga but if you do then you would love this one, do not let the element of sports throw you off, it is actually pretty cool and it is not the only thing the story is about. I cannot really remember how I got to it but I know that after the first two chapters I was completely hooked and Naruse is so great.

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