I’m not gonna lie, for as long as I can remember I’ve always liked reading & I’m a big bookworm. Kind of a Hermione Granger/Annabeth Chase warning, don’t you think? No literally, I always carry a book & if not a book, then my Kindle gets to go on an adventure (that sounded better in my head). During the month of September, I read a total of 3 books, & I also started on The Horse & His Boy by C.S. Lewis.
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – 4/5 stars
I’m not going to go into detail about the book but focus more on my personal opinions. If you want to know more about the story then there’s a lot of well-written reviews all over the internet.
The way this book is written… Amazing. I have no other words to describe it. George R.R. Martin’s way to describe both places, characters and situations make you almost jealous. But that is also the problem, this book can be very overwhelming at points. The combination of the writing plus the font in my book (I read the paperback version) meant that I couldn’t read more than 2 pages without getting either a headache or become distracted. Imagine the smallest font where you can still read & then one size smaller. A minus there. My favourite character? Daenerys all the way. I also found Sansa very cool, both book version & TV version. I will definitely continue reading the next book in the series, but I will probably wait for when I know I have time to sit down and really read.
- City of Bones av Cassandra Clare – 4/5 stars
City of Bones is about a young girl named Clary Fray. She lives with her mother in an apartment in Brooklyn. On her 16th birthday, she & her best friend Simon goes to a club. Once there, Clary meets 3 teenagers & witness a murder. Simon invites Clary to a poetry reading at a coffee shop the next day & there Clary sees one of the 3 teenagers from the night before. When Clary & Simon comes back to the apartment they find that Clary’s mother has been kidnapped & the whole apartment is upside down. I’m not going to reveal too much, but a whole new world opens up for Clary & not everything is as it seems.
I have to give plus points to my friends here. This was a book that has laid untouched on my bookshelf for a long time. If it was not for the nagging that I should read it, it would probably still be there today. Cassandra Clare has done well in creating interesting & fun characters that you quickly attach to & the world the series takes place in is very well thought out. The only problem I had with the book was that I had to read a few chapters before I got into the story. Since this is the first part of a series you get a lot of information, so sometimes it gets a little too much. Despite this, the end was amazing & I may or may not have stayed up an extra hour just to finish the book.
- The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe av C.S. Lewis – 4/5 stars
I don’t think I need to write much here. C.S. Lewis has an incredible imagination & you’re always amazed every time you open one of his books. I may be biased because this is one of my childhood favourites – alongside Harry Potter, can’t forget him – but the Narnia books are equal as magical the first & the tenth time you read them.