End of Summer Reads

It’s been a few weeks since I posted a new reading list, but I do have a few good ones this time. It’s worth the wait, I promise!

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: I was emotionally drained by the time I finished the first book to Clare’s newest trilogy. Set in London with a different group of completely lovable characters — except for Grace, whom we no longer speak about — I was drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters once more. I suggest reading the Infernal Devices before you begin, as there is a family tree that can be slightly confusing, but other than that, I adored the vivid imagery and complex plot (wasn’t a fan of the cliffhanger though). If you enjoyed any of Clare’s other books, you’ll be enthralled by this novel, even if there are more love interests kept apart, a familiar trait shown throughout the Shadowhunter books.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I didn’t realize I could relate to a book as much as I did this one. It tells the tale of Cath, twin to Wren, and her journey into the first year of college… there are boys, challenging classes, surly roommates… Above all, however, Cath’s priority is to keep up with her fan fiction story, which has thousands and thousands of readers. I loved how Rowell incorporated very real writing struggles with her character’s personality, and I loved the fact that Cath would rather stay inside her dorm room and write than interact with her peers (some days, that’s all I want to do with my life, haha!) 10/10 for my fellow writers.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han: Calling all romantics: if you haven’t read this series, and you enjoyed To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, you need to check it out. Han does an excellent job with characterization, and even though the plot is relatively mild, I found myself rooting for a certain pair to get together. For a wholesome read that ends on a bittersweet note, pick up this book, lounge in the sun, and sip on a cold lemonade. It certainly brings those summer vibes!

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