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Nevernight and The Infernal Devices | Re-reads

Heyyyy lovelies,

One benefit of stopping blogging for a while meant I had the chance to catch up with some books I wanted to re-read. Admittedly not as many as I wanted, but do we ever read as much as we really want? I don’t!

I thought I would write down some of my thoughts having re-read these books for the second time!

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Books I’ve been re-reading

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

These books took me on an emotional rollercoaster the first time I read them. But did knowing the twists and turns stop it from happening the second time around? Heck no! I loved them just as much the second time around!

Knowing what drives and motivates the characters meant I read so much more into their character, especially Will, because you know from the start why he acts as he does. It made me love him even more.

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The heartbreak surrounding Jem was even worse because I connected with his character much faster the second time around. Then again, I also knew it wasn’t forever. It was Will’s reaction rather than Jem’s death that got me this time, a sign of Clare’s powerful writing.

It had been a while since I read these, so although I could remember the gist of the plot, there were a lot of details I had forgotten. I quite honestly got as swept away the second time around as I did the first. Re-reading certainly confirmed that The Infernal Devices is my favourite Shadowhunter series.

Now to re-read The Mortal Instruments…

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I’m notorious for re-reading books just before the next in the series is released. I’m glad I did here though, because a lot of the complexities of the world and characters I had forgotten. It meant I could dive straight into Godsgrave.

The first thing I had forgotten was just how confusing the opening is. All I remembered was loving the book, I didn’t remember getting confused. Even knowing where it goes didn’t make it that much clearer! But it’s certainly a style, as the same thing happens in Godsgrave.

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The second thing was just how much of this book revolves around sex. Either who is sleeping with who, who wants to sleep with who or who is sexy enough to get away with anything just because they are sexy.

That being said, I really love the Mia/Tric relationship. Perhaps more than the first time around; I realised this time just how much Mia has to convince herself that she doesn’t love him. So bittersweet when you know how their story ends.

Despite knowing how events play out, I didn’t suddenly pick up signs from early on what was going to happen. I think that shows how well Kristoff brings his tale to life; there literally is no hint about what will happen, yet when it does, it’s completely plausible.

This book – this series – will definitely be one that I keep returning to.

Do you like re-reading books? What’s your favourite?

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