Well technically, I don’t really have book shelves (yet!) so my books live very comfortably stacked against walls, on my window sill, under the bed, next to my pillow, in bags and boxes, and all sorts of nooks and crannies. I probably have enough books and magazines to start my own little library (my goal is to one day have a library like the one in Beauty & the Beast – a girl can dream, right?).
One of my favourite things to do is to curl up on the sofa with a steaming cup of coffee and a good, dog-eared book in my hand and I’m lost for the day. I could read for hours, days and not once feel bored. And with the constant rain that comes along with the British Summer, I have had plenty of days to while away with a book in one hand and coffee in the other. Now, the books that have completely stolen my heart this summer are the Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare and let me tell you, they are all kinds of heart-eye-emoji… oh the feels!
The reason why I’ve picked these books as my Literature Pick for August is because I’ve followed Clare’s novels for a long time. I finally got a chance to read these books again this summer and it reminded my why I loved them so much. Cassandra Clare is an absolute genius when it comes to story telling. I’ a cynic about literature and what I like to see in books and somehow Clare managed to tick the entire check list in one fell swoop.
The first book, Clockwork Angel, is a prequel to her bestselling Mortal Instruments Books and the rest follow on from that. The trilogy is brimming to the cup with mysteries, misdirection, riddles, love and gruesomely heart breaking moments that suck you in from the first page and leave you floored until the last word comes to a close. I could write for hours upon hours about these books but I wouldn’t be able to help adding in a few cheeky spoilers, so I’ll leave you to find out it’s glory for yourself. If you decide you want to stay in the shadowhunter world for a bit longer, then I also recommend you pick up the Shadow Hunter’s Codex, which gives you detailed analysis of the mythological theory behind the novels and makes reading them an even more enjoyable experience.
So if you’re looking for some new reading material, then I highly, HIGHLY suggest you pick up a copy of the books for yourself. You’ll be sucked in just like I was and believe me when I say you won’t want to put them down! Happy reading!