Otherwise known as: The Special Cassandra Clare edition.
(I swear I started this post once before, but then this awesome thing came, so I guess I can start over.)
As you can see, I received a fancy-schmancy advanced reader copy of Lady Midnight, the upcoming new release by Cassandra Clare and the first of a new series, The Dark Artifices.
It also means that I have to play catch up, as I have been resisting and not keeping up in the series. I am still ambivalent about the announcement of several more Shadowhunters trilogies and not a new series. I fear that Clare will not be different enough with her plotting and characterization for my taste. That said, I was beyond excited to get this ARC. I did not think that Simon and Schuster was making them and I am forsaking everything else for it. Cassandra Clare clearly still fascinates me.
If Mercedes Lackey can write several trilogies in the Valdemar world, I guess Cassandra Clare can do the same thing. I just hope that they are not complete retreads. That is all I ask.
Lady Midnight is the book that I hope will suck me back into the series. But first, I have to finish the trilogies before it, hence Clockwork Princess and City of Heavenly Fire…and The Magnus Bane Chronicles, though I might do those after Lady Midnight. Because I can.
Please do not post any spoilers here, gentle readers. I’ve managed to avoid them for several years. Please…no spoilers!
In addition to the Clare book, I received these fine beauties to add to the stash
(Last few weeks’ haul.)
(My most looking-forward to pile.)
(Sway is a library borrow.)
I did start The Crown’s Game and was massively underwhelmed. I actually stopped reading it, which I am bummed about. I’m chalking it up to style opposition. I was coming out of editing and she was doing everything I am trying not to do, so I’m hoping it might be better another time. Maybe I’ll try it again later this year. It just seemed disappointing, though, considering how much I wanted it and was looking forward to it. Bummer.
Other than that, I got nothing. I guess it’s going to be a brief update then. What are you reading right now? What are you looking forward to reading?
Also, I’m thinking of giving away Lady Midnight when I am done. Would that appeal to anyone? I imagine it might. Keep watching for that giveaway.
Happy reading, all!
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