Reread: City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare [Book 2 of The Mortal Instruments] . Now that I wasn’t so overshadowed by worry on what would happen (since I knew how the series would work out) I was able to notice the clues that had me shaking my head at the apparent obviousness of the truth behind some of the plot lines. Pfft... I don’t know why I was fretting in the first place 😋🙈 . I noticed the characters a lot more this time around and can see how they have developed after the first book has built its foundations. It’s where Jace becomes more likeable, sarcasm and arrogance still there but you see how his upbringing has shaped him. Clary has matured and is not such a headless chicken in this new world. Isabelle can be noticed for the fierce female she is, doing whatever to protect her family, not just a a girl with an attitude problem. Alec is a gem! The part where he loses his fear and starts telling his parents the truth- oh gosh 🤣. I recognised so much more humour in this book than I did the first time! 😅 . I overlook City of Ashes a lot because I didn’t like the brother/sister storyline at all or the Simon ship. A big NOPE from me. My feelings in that regard have not changed and it is still my least favourite in the series. I saw the ‘tension’ more as it being dragged longer than it needed this time around. But as always, I did enjoy her writing and that it reminded me of some points that I’d forgotten. In future, if i ever reread the whole series, I’ll probably skip this book since it doesn’t add THAT much and I know City of Glass is one I enjoyed a lot more. . Q. Do you reread books? Why/why not? Do you have go-to books to reread? . . . #cityofashes #cityofbones #themortalinstruments #themortalinstrumentseries #tmifandom #ashadowhuntersnovel #shadowhuntersfandom #shadowhunters #runes #runetattoos #cassandraclare #bookaddict #bookstagramfeatures #iamreading #beatthisalgorithm #unitedbookstagram #artysprinkles
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@artysprinkles I’ll keep you posted whenever that time comes. 😂 ACOTAR is even better the 2nd time. 😏 HP will be on that list for me too once I finish them all.

Julie
(@bookspired)
2018-02-09 01:33:33

@artysprinkles it's free with kindle unlimited😉

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-09 00:28:23

@bookspired hahahaha - I’ll see if I can find the first one, I’m intrigued 😋

Julie
(@bookspired)
2018-02-09 00:24:47

@artysprinkles haha lol😂 it is pretty good and lots of drama. Yeah love hexagon. No they are not into her like that. Not all of them at least😂 series isn't over yet so I don't know😂

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-09 00:18:17

@rhapsodyreads hahaha hi! Glad you like it 😋💕

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-09 00:16:57

@alderaanwords I hope you enjoy them! Some of them are a bit hit or miss for me but I love the shadowhunter world she created 😍 Hahaha, I can see ACOTAR being a series reread for me too 😂 My usual reread is HP ⚡️ Then I have a go to list to for getting me out of reading slumps, which are a mix of fav series’ (like Lux) or just light easy reads 😋

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-09 00:09:07

@bookspired Oooh that does sound interesting! And... FIVE?! Forget love triangle, is this a love hexagon or something 😂🙈

Rebecca McCoy
(@rhapsodyreads)
2018-02-07 14:00:09

I keep happening upon your lovely feed 😍😍😍

Julie
(@bookspired)
2018-02-07 00:50:03

@artysprinkles it's about a teenage girl who can see ghosts. But every time she sees one it affects her physical. Like destroying her body. A lot of other stuff happens like child and sexual abuse and she moves to live with her uncle, she goes to a new school where she meets five hot guys😁

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-07 00:44:20

@bookspired yasss 🙌🏽💃🏽 I do that too! Or with favourite scenes, I’ll reread those a couple times 😋 I’ve not read the Veil Diaries series, what’s it about? And thank you! 💕

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-07 00:27:08

@wiintertide hahaha the best reread 😉🙌🏽

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-07 00:26:45

@ficwishes thank you so much ☺️💕

I haven’t read this but have one and two on my shelf! Oh do I ever reread books. I also rewatch tv shows even when I fall behind on old ones. 🤦🏻‍♀️ So far, I think The Hobbit has been my most reread book. And a new yearly tradition of the ACOTAR series. We’ll see how many times a read it this year. 😂 What about you?

Julie
(@bookspired)
2018-02-06 15:44:33

I love rereading books! It's just brings back to that world, the world that you love and all these characters... You feel so connected to them like you actually know them as if they are real people. And sometimes I re-read while reading. Like you know a big plot twist or something happens when you just like :"that did not just happen" and you read it again and again until it sinks in. 😊 and i love to reread veil diaries series. I love all the characters and the plot line is quit interesting. But it's mostly a character driven story. And I love them all😍 and this photo is amazing btw as always😘💗

A n n 🌿
(@wiintertide)
2018-02-06 15:35:14

I reread- rarely.😅 The only books I've reread are the HP books!

Lori Wilt
(@ficwishes)
2018-02-06 12:25:28

Love this love💞

@artysprinkles oooh cool!! I will check them out then 😊💃

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-06 10:53:42

@fromjuliereads they really are! I’m hoping to reread The Infernal Devices soon to remind myself exactly why 🤣💃🏽

@artysprinkles I haven't read those... 🙈🙈🙈 I've heard they're better. I might get around to them at some point! 😅😅💃

Arty Sprinkles
(@artysprinkles)
2018-02-06 10:50:28

@fromjuliereads thank you! ❤️ Right?! 🤦🏻‍♀️ It did get better but I much preferred the plots of the TID and TDA 🙌🏽 Aww! That’s such a nice way to look at it 😍💃🏽