Welcome to my May 2019 Reading Wrap-up! May has been a great reading month for me. I really enjoyed discovering Cassandra Clare and the world of the Shadowhunters. After a terrible month in April, it felt good to have my head stuck in a series again. I read four books this month, an improvement on my measly two books for last month. I also listened to my first audio book in May which I really enjoyed.
City of Bones By Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I adored this read. Hooked from start to finish! I really appreciated the large bold font too, it made reading so much easier for me. Absolutely loved the story, the characters, the world building. Cassandra Clares writing style is fantastic. So descriptive and emotive, I am living for this series and thus, it got the full five stars. You can read my review here.
City of Ashes By Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation. While I enjoyed this read it didn’t fill me with the same joy that City of Bones did. I go into more detail in my review but I definitely felt a little bit less invested in where the story was going. This is why I gave it four our of five stars.
City of Glass By Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I LOVED City of Glass. This book had me shouting, crying, shocked. My emotions were ruined reading this book. The plot twists were incredible and I got what I really hoped for with the story after a lot of uncertainty as to where it would go. Cassandra Clare got me again and I love it. My full review is available here. This was my first audio book experience and while I found the pacing too slow for me, I read quite quickly in my head. I did enjoy having the narration keeping me on track so my mind couldn’t drift off.
Clockwork Angel By Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am reading this series in publication order so after the first part of The Mortal Instruments follows The Infernal Devices. Clockwork Angel is the first book in the trilogy and I absolutely loved that it was set in London. I live very close to London and have spent a lot of time there so it was so cool to be familiar with the locations and imagining all these fantasy events taking place in them. I adored the new characters and creatures introduced and I’m thrilled to be jumping into Clockwork Prince next to see what is to come for the characters and their stories.
Thank you for reading my May 2019 Reading Wrap-up! How many books did you read in May? Which one was your favourite?