REVIEW: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare

9751119d-e99a-4945-b562-2f3ec2fb45d2Title: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link and Robin Wasserman
Pages: 617
Published by: Walker Books
Publication date: 4th June 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. It’s no place for Shadowhunters, but through two centuries a Silent Brother has visited. Brother Zachariah was once a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. Now he is searching for a relic from his past.

Follow Jem and see, against the backdrop of the Market’s dark dealings, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin, and Tessa Gray as she is plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul and a young Jace Wayland’s finds safety.

In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost. But no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah.

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Five Book Series I Want to Finish in 2020

Hey guys! One of my 2020 reading resolutions was to finish series I’m in the middle of and so today I thought I would pick out my top five series that I’m determined to finish this year. So without further ado, lets get into it!

The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff

I feel like I don’t have any excuse for not finishing this series. Despite having a rocky start with Nevernight, I ended up loving it and thought it was one of the darkest and most interesting stories I’ve come across. I really love how this series is completely driven by the need for revenge and that the main character, Mia Corvere, is in no way, shape or form a good character. I’m terrified of how it will end though as I’ve seen many shocked reactions but at the same time I’m kind of looking forward to it?

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Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d talk about my most anticipated 2020 releases and writing this post has made me even more excited now just because they all sound so amazing. We truly have some incredibly talented authors and I cannot wait for their books to come out! Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: I remember putting this on my list last year and then being gutted when it was pushed back. I love Cassie’s books so much and think she is an amazing writer, she really makes me care about her characters. I’m so excited to meet another generation of shadowhunters and I hope it’s just as good as The Infernal Devices.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi: I really enjoyed Defy Me and then the cliffhanger at the end of Reveal Me was so intense! I had no idea what was happening and it completely threw me, but it made me so excited for Imagine Me. I was so gutted when I realised I had such a long wait for the last book. I can’t wait to see Ella use her powers and not hold back. Also I really want a happy ending for Ella and Warner.

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January 2020 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am finally sharing with you my first TBR of the year and in typical me style, I have already finished one book this month. I finally read Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare and it was awesome! So the year is off to a good start. Hopefully the rest of the month goes well. For January, I have picked a couple books that I do need to read this month and the rest have been randomly selected by Goodreads. So here’s what I’ll hopefully be reading this month:

The Guest House by Abbie Frost: I was sent this by HarperCollins and I am taking part in the blog tour towards the end of the month so this is a high priority. I recently read The Hunting Party and this sounds similar to it so I couldn’t resist requesting it. These type of thrillers seem to be gaining popularity recently and I am here for it.

She by HC Warner: My lovely friend Kate surprised me with an ARC of this over Christmas and I am super grateful to her for thinking of me. She rated it highly and we have similar tastes in book so I cannot wait to read this!

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2020 Reading/Blogging Resolutions!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my 2020 reading/blogging resolutions and have chosen five goals that I want to achieve by the end of the year. I hope you enjoy!

Screenshot 2020-01-02 at 7.22.52 pm.png1) Read 80 books

Since I read 71 books in 2018 and 101 in 2019, I feel pretty confident about setting a much higher challenge for myself this year. Normally I start off small, like 40 books or so, but I’m going straight for 80 and who knows, I might end up hitting 100 again!

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Review of 2019!

Hey guys! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to 2020. I’m still on holiday until Monday thankfully but I honestly feel like Christmas went by so fast and I’m already dreading going back to work. Before I post my 2020 reading goals and my January TBR, I thought it’d be great to look back on my reading in 2019 as I think I absolutely smashed it. So let’s get into it!

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So I originally set myself a goal of 40 books and I was worried I wouldn’t even read that because I ended up in a reading slump at the start of the year. Thankfully I managed to find the motivation to read again and once I hit my goal of 40, I then set myself a goal of 80 books but massively surpassed it and read 101! I finished 2018 on 71 books so even 2019 was a massive improvement. I can’t wait to see if I can pull this off again in 2020.

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December 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! It’s officially 2020 in the UK! How crazy is that?! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to the New Year. I had so many reading plans for December as I had two weeks off work. I was planning to read a series but in reality I played GTA and watched You Season 1! So I didn’t end up reading as much as I wanted but I beat my reading challenge so I’m happy with that! Here’s what I read:

Defy Me & Find Me by Tahereh Mafi: I am finally all caught up with this series and ready for Imagine Me which comes out in April! I must say though I haven’t loved the newer books as much as I did the first three. Restore Me made it onto my least favourite books of 2019 but Defy Me was better than I was expecting. I thought there was more of a plot and the characters had more purpose. However, I don’t know what happened to Kenji because he became a completely different character?! He was so obsessed with finding a girlfriend so he wouldn’t die alone, it was crazy. You don’t need a girlfriend or a partner to be happy in life and I didn’t appreciate how that seemed to consume Kenji’s character.

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