Shadowhunters: Netflix Up

Episode 9 is here. Well, it’s been here and gone and we’re now on ep 12. I’ve had a lot of uni deadlines, so that’s my excuse for the slow updates.

Also, because we’ve broken up for the Easter holidays, I won’t be able to watch episodes 11 through 13 until mid-April, because I watch it with my Netflix-account-holding housemates. I have a review for episode 10 to write up but after that it’ll be a couple of weeks before the next one.

Spoilers under the cut.
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Quote of the Week

“L’histoire est un roman qui été, le roman est une histoire qui aurait pu être.
[History is a novel that has been lived, a novel is history that could have been.]”

E & J de Goncourt

Quote of the Week

“And here is the shock – when you risk it, when you do the right thing, when you arrive at the borders of common sense and cross into unknown territory, leaving behind you all the familiar smells and lights, then you do not experience great joy and huge energy.

You are unhappy. Things get worse. 

It is a time of mourning. Loss. Fear. We bullet ourselves through with questions. And then we feel shot and wounded.

And then all the cowards come out and say, ‘See, I told you so.’

In fact, they told you nothing.”

Jeanette Winterson

RC’16: A Young Adult Bestseller

Book: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
First published: 2007

So, because I started watching the Netflix series Shadowhunters, which is based on The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, my housemates insisted that I read the books – which, according to them, are much better than the TV show. It just so happens that City of Bones TMI Book 1 – is a YA bestseller, so I was like, ‘Huh, I can read this for the challenge’ and gave in.

Summary: Clary Fray bumps into a group of Shadowhunters at a club, and when her mother goes missing, ends up falling into their world. As she tries to save her mother, she finds and loses friends, love and family.

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