Book Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

28954137Title: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman

Type: Series (kinda the book between 2 series in the same universe)

Pages: 655

Rating: 5 Stars

 

 

 

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fireleft him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it.

So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. Whomever this new Simon might be.

Do you ever forget how much you love something? And then go back to it one day and get to rediscover how amazing it is? Well that was this book for me. I have had Lady Midnight for the LONGEST time and have heard such amazing things about it but I’d heard that I could not read that before I read this collection of novellas. And for some reason that just wasn’t appealing to me.

But I saw it at Target the other day and bought it on a whim. And finished this 655 page whopper in less than 24 hours. This book reminded me why I love Cassandra Clare so much. Now if you haven’t read the mortal instruments…go away. Major spoilers ahead. This book bridges the gap between the Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices and Lady Midnight. So if you haven’t read the other 2 series, you won’t get it.

Now this book is all about Simon. And of course at the end of CoHF he lost his memory to save everyone. But he remembers some things and it’s so heartbreaking seeing him interact with his friends and not really remember them. But what makes this book great is Simon Lewis. I have always loved Simon as a character. He is the hilarious comic relief character, always coming up with witty retorts and nerdy references in the face of death. And he has not lost that ability. I was laughing out loud and smiling like crazy at the pages of this book. There were so many moments where you couldn’t help but laugh.

We also got to see a lot of favorite characters. Yes Jace, Clary, Isabelle, Alec and Magnus were all there. But also Jem and Tessa. And then there were so many great stories within the story. Tessa telling a story about her and Will fighting Jack the Ripper, Will and Tessa’s son at school and Robert Lightwood giving us a glimpse of the Circle while they were at the academy. It was nice to hear about old favorites.

What I also loved about this book was how much it made me think. At the end of CoHF there’s the whole big “cold peace” with the faeries and it really is a problem in this book. We see the Blackthorn children and all the pain that it’s caused their family. We see poor Mark Blackthorn who was basically left to rot in fairy by his own people and then he saves Simon and Isabelle anyway. The politics at the school of the “elite” looking down on the “dregs” but Simon being a catalyst for change. We really see in this book that Shadowhutners can be racist and this new generation is going to be the first big chance for change. I’ll be interested to see how Downworlder and Clave relations are changing in Lady Midnight and how the fairy situation escalates.

My favorite favorite story in this whole book was the one with the baby. I mean come on! It was so precious. First of all, Magnus is a fabulous narrator. But then just seeing the Lightwoods offer their name and their love to a warlock child was so magical. Because obviously we don’t have the highest opinions of Mr and Mrs Lightwood. But seeing them accept this child as a part of their family and offer up what is maybe now the most sacred name in their family was so touching. And then just the idea of Alec and Magnus having a little blue baby is so sweet. When they named him Max I wanted to melt.

This whole book blew me away and I devoured every page. Of course the end was incredibly sad. After everything we lost poor George. But the end, him being with Jessamine’s ghost was so special and then Simon taking the name Lovelace.

I think this was every bit the book Simon deserved. He is looking to find himself this entire book but he’s still so true to the Simon we know and love from TMI. But he does mature in this book and we really see him find his principles and stand up for what he believes.

I absolutely give this book 5/5 stars. It’s been so long since I’ve had a new Cassandra Clare book and I forgot how special they were to me and why (Sarah J Maas may have overshadowed it a bit…) I know some people think Cassandra Clare is just doing too many spinoffs and books but this is one I am so glad I’ve read and I honestly believe that the story of this world and these characters isn’t finished yet. There is a lot that still needs to change in the Shadowhunter world and I’m excited that we’re going to get to see it.

Thanks for Reading

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BookClub Discussion: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

WELCOME TO OUR OCTOBER 2016 BOOKCLUB DISCUSSION OF THREE DARK CROWNS BY KENDARE BLAKE. BELOW THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION INCLUDES:

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-Maggie @ Massachusetts Novel

-Emily @ EmiesNook

-Jess @ StarsWhoListen

 

October 2016: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Lets get this over with

So enthusiastic (but like i feel the same it’s fine)

This is a long time coming so it feel like more of a burden at this point

Whose fault is that #FinishedTheBookNovember5th

At least I finished it @emily

Why are we doing this if it hasn’t finished the book?

Because at this point she’s never going to finish it. And it’s November 26 so she’s run out of time.

She’s still doing her lab report and doesn’t look to be coming into this doc any time soon. JK she’s coming but she’s not happy

I will finish eventually I’ve just been super busy lately between working for my Etsy shop, school, and Skyrim Remastered.

*rolls eyes*

Discussion Questions:

1. What was your favorite thing about the book?

Ok lets start shall we.

Okay so tbh my favorite thing is how this fantasy world has reversed gender roles and the women rule everything but like of course that’s my favorite thing.

How did I know you were going to say that *rolling eyes*

Okay whatever you have to admit it’s nice to have an alternate perspective to point out a real world problem in the reverse, AND another feminist themed fantasy novel a la ACOMAF

Well, my favorite thing was probably that it was nothing like I was expecting. Reading the description I figured poisoners was the lamest gift and upon opening you find out they’re the ones who have controlled the government for a while.

I like that people have really cool powers on different parts of the island, with some being able to control animals, others having poison immunity, and elemental control. It was really interesting to see how their powers contributed to a kind of “speciest” perspective.

2. What was your least favorite thing about this book?

My least favorite thing about this book was the priestesses. I hate them. Cutting peoples hands of #notcool

I consistently say I don’t read books for the romance plots but like I’m lying it’s fine, so my least favorite thing was there was nothing slow burn to destroy my heart.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No slow burn LOL of course. I was unimpressed with the romance we got. Kat and Pietyr (spelling?) was nothing special to me.

God that fucking coupling reminded me of Sansa Stark and Littlefinger. NO THANKS.

Yea that whole relationship was creepily twisted.

Also wtf is with him throwing her into a ditch at the end…???

Moon Door AF.

I know this is kind of bad, because it’s kind of against the plotline but I didn’t like the whole insertion of the “dark magic” that Arsinoe gets into.

Oh same. As soon as thing “low magic thing” started I was unhappy about it.

Yeah idk what that was all about but maybe she’ll shy away from that once she learns to use her actual power… Emily I can’t help but spoil you since you haven’t finished but since Arsinoe is a poisoner that’ll probably be more important to future plot. ALSO I GUESSED THAT FROM PAGE LIKE 2.

Oh I know I read the ending. Plus her name is Arsinoe (like Arsenic).

Because she sucks and reads like a shit.

3. Favorite character

Mirabella is mine. I’m calling her. She loves her sisters so much and I can’t get over it. It breaks my heart.

Nope sorry. Mirabella is mine. Fire powers….? That belongs to me.

No. Stop. Let me make an argument right now. You are Arsinoe because of this line:

“Arsinoe struggles out of Mirabella’s arms. That too is like the sister she remembers. Always a wild thing, not made for cuddling.”

Done.

Nope sorry. Called her.

Stop I literally have 400 other reasons you are Arsinoe. She’s the sarcastic one. I bookmarked like 12 pages where she says sarcastic shit because I knew we were going to have this argument. Also, she was raised as a naturalist and is the ~animal~ one. Mirabella is like the protective mom one and that’s me AF.

But she’s not the animal one. She’s a poisoners *plot twist*

But she’s still outdoorsy and loves animals because she was raised by them.

I don’t know who my favorite is. Arsinoe made me angry cause of that whole dark magic thing. I guess I really felt bad for Kathryn.

See but Kathryn is the only one on board with murdering her sisters.

Ya’ll it’s KATHARINE

But can you blame her? She has been constantly poisoned her entire life for the sole purpose. She doesn’t know anything else and she has so much room for growth.

I like Katharine. She reminds me of Sansa as I said before. She has to learn the game and her mind is poisoned (hehe) by the politics of Fennbirn, and I think she will overcome that and become a major player but at the same time not cruel like the poisoners who raised her.

Ya too bad she got thrown down a cliff at the end. So does that mean she’s a naturalist? Is that why her snake never bit her. Why she didn’t have to drug it.

She is 100% naturalist. Her snake. Doesn’t bite her and she trained it and now that she has a new one I think it’s gonna cause problems. Sweetheart was her familiar.

That is what I’m thinking. Maybe she will have a large animal come to her from across the ocean like they were talking about earlier for Arsinoe because her other sisters are so powerful.

She also loved her horse.

4. What do you rate it?

Ok moving on. Rating. I gave it 4 stars.

I haven’t rated it because I still haven’t finished, and I strongly disagree with people who rate books without finishing (or even reading) it.

I think I gave it 4.25? I am holding tight to my appreciation for its feminist themes and I really liked the queens as characters. They were complex and I’m excited to see what decisions they make and if they ally together or kill each other or whatever.

Yes you did. I thought it was a really fresh and interesting concept. And there were parts where it got slow for me but for the majority of it I was pretty intrigued by the story. I hope they don’t kill each other. I want them all to be queens in the end. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t want any of them to die because at some level I do feel attached to all of them.

Same! Co-queens are always a plus. I also HIGHLY NEED THEM ALL TO BE ALLIES AND FUCK UP THAT SYSTEM OF KILLING EACH OTHER. Like they are the three sisters who could overcome that system.

Plus wouldn’t that just make the island stronger? To have 3 queens with 3 different powers.Well I mean Mirabella seems least likely to kill her sisters, although now who knows.

5. What did you think of the plot?

I generally like the plot. Again, didn’t really care for the whole “dark magic” spin-off which kind of made me dread switching back to Arsinoe point of view, because she is slowly messing up her own life.

Ya honestly I thought Arsinoe’s chapters were the most interesting when we followed Jules.

The plot was a divergence from anything that I expected. I really thought it would heavily rely on Mirabella vs. Katharine but Arsinoe’s storyline was so much more that I expected. I also really liked that they focused mostly on their separate lives and character development in this first book because it got me more attached to the queens. The whole competition thing was like the last few chapters and that’s it.

I figured from the description they would all be living in a castle and when it started they would spend the entire book trying to kill each other, which was not the case. I liked how character driven the story was. I also really thought “poisoners” would be the obvious “weak gift” but they have all the power.

6. Final thoughts?

I will eventually finish the book, because I really enjoy it, and I will definitely be reading the next book in the series to see where it takes us.

I’ll read the next one. I also thought this book was going to be a stand alone but I’m excited that there’s more.

I really want a plotline to involve Mirabella and Arsinoe teaming up to like save Katharine from herself and like SISTER POWER. Idk why I just need it.

I’m also excited for Katherine to realize she’s a naturalist. Or how Arsione will reveal she’s a poisoner.

Couldn’t she also have that “war power” that they were talking about? I would rather he be a naturalist though.

Oh yeah that’s also possible. But I really think Sweetheart is her familiar.

Sweetheart is dead.

That would also be a lame familiar and I feel like she would match the power of her sisters.

I know Sweetheart is dead and I don’t think a poisonous viper is a lame familiar. But there will be ramifications of them replacing her snake with a fake.

Ya but she had the snake on at the quickening ceremony and was fine.

I mean naturalists can control all animals to an extent right? Especially if they’re super powerful? Like Jules can control that bear.

Kinda

OH ALSO: WTF JOSEPH????

Don’t get me started on the fuckboy.

Like they waited for each other and he sleeps with mirabella ONE TIME and all of a sudden Jules is not good enough???

Like I get it was supposed to be part of the ~dark magic~ that Arsinoe did but still, another reason not to like that plotline.

Probably. But still. The fact that he’s still “torn” between the two of them and then has the audacity to even speak to her at the end.

He can go home. The patriarchy on the mainland did something to him clearly. Bye, Jules deserves better and so does Mirabella.

Are we done

Ya I’d say so.

Ok now you have 5 days to finish And I Darken.

As if

FEEL FREE TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION! ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS FROM ABOVE OR JUST TELL US ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK! AND DON’T FORGET TO JOIN US FOR OUR AND I DARKEN REVIEW AT THE END OF THIS MONTH!

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Book Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

41nhwszqa7l-_sx328_bo1204203200_Title: Three Dark Crowns

Author: Kendare Blake

Type: Series

Pages:

Rating: 4

 

So first of all, I’m sure you’re thinking “wasn’t this your October book? It’s November 25th?” And you’re right, this is LONG overdue. But this month was crazy. I was so busy with school that I just did not have time to read.

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

Now, this book was nothing like I was expecting. After reading the description online I was expecting the 3 sisters to be living together and thinking this book would have a hunger games princess feel. I also thought that as far as powers went “poisoner” sounded the lamest. So imagine my surprise when I open the book and find out that the poisoners have been in power for a long time.

The entire set up of this island was very interesting. Women are in control and the island is a completely separate culture from the mainland. Also the fact that the queen always has triplets, they’re always born under these categories of power and then the queen leaves after they’re born.

We start the book with the poisoners and we discover Kat is a very weak poisoners. But the poisoners have all the power so she’s faking her way thought. I liked Kat, but she was probably my least favorite of the 3. Mostly because she seemed the most eager to kill her sisters.

Mirabella was probably my favorite of the three sisters but I felt the worst for her because I was NOT a fan of the priestesses. Mirabella didn’t want to kill her sisters and remembered when they were still friends and promised to protect them. My heart broke for her and I was really happy when she left the temple. I was less excited when she got dragged back. I really thought her getting away from them was going to be where the story picked up but she got taken back pretty quick and then of course what happened with Elizabeth’s hand really disturbed me. I don’t do mutilation. I actually put the book down for a while after that.

Arsinoe’s chapters were probably the most interesting but mostly because we had Jules. Arsinoe has zero naturalist power from the get go even though her friend Jules is the most powerful naturalist in a long time. I did not approve of her using low magic although I felt bad for her when she got mauled by the bear and when she had her second failed escape attempt. I also really felt bad for Jules because she did nothing to deserve Joseph betraying her for Mirabella. But I was so glad that Mirabella protected Arsinoe when the priestesses were going to kill her and I wish she would see that Mirabella was protecting her and not trying to kill her.

Now of course the big reveal at the end which makes everything make sense was that Arsinoe is ACTUALLY the poisoner. You wonder if the last queen made a mistake or did it on purpose because she didn’t want the poisoners in power any more? Either way it leaves a lot of questions on what will happen in the next book. I actually picked this up thinking it would be a oneshot but it seems that’s not the case. And of course now I’ve become attached to the sisters enough that I don’t want any of them to die.

Did you read this book? What did you think? And lookout for our group discussion

Check out Jess and Emily’s Reviews:

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Jess – Three Dark Crowns Review

 

Thanks for Reading and be sure to read along with our November book “And I Darken” by Kiersten White!

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October Book Haul

Whoo so this is SUPER late but the end of October/beginning of November was CRAZY busy IMG_4160.jpgfor me! So finally, here is my October book haul! This month I bought 10 books (which is much more reasonable than the 21 I bought last month!) It was still a lot but I went to some great used bookstore this month and also felt the need to reward myself after some particularly difficult exams.

This month’s haul:

  • Cinder
  • Scarlet
  • The Wrath and the Dawn
  • Dragonfly in Amber
  • Voyager
  • The Iron King
  • The Iron Daughter
  • Gone
  • An Ember in the Ashes
  • Neverfade

Thanks for Reading!

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Monthly Shelfie

October 2016

Books Read | 1

-Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

That’s right…just 1 book this month. It was a crazy month for school and my weekends were pretty full so I did not have a lot of time to read.

Favorite Book This Month | Three Dark Crowns

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So this wins by default but I did enjoy this book. It was our bookclub book this month so lookout for our group discussion.

November TBR |

-And I Darken

-The Wrath and the Dawn

-Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

October Map|

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So my favorite feature on WordPress is the map of where your views are coming from so I just like to share that since I think it’s fascinating. My goal every month is to get a country on every continent so mission accomplished!

Thanks for Reading

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The Book Barn

So if you follow Emily @ EmiesNook you may have seen her post about our bookish adventure (click here to read it) to the Book Barn.

It’s this old barn filled floor to ceiling with books! It’s run by the Lions Club and helps raise money for children who need glasses.

We took a 20 minute drive through gorgeous pennsylvania farmland to get there and it was awesome. Hardcover books were only $1.50 and paperbacks were .75c!!! I was just browsing and happened to see the second book in the darkest minds trilogy, Never Fade! I’ve been looking for them at the used bookstore near our school but here it was for $1.50!

There was a really adorable barn cat named Tom there who was happy to have his back scratched and pose for a few photos as well. Emily was kind enough to bring her fancy camera for me to play with since I’m throwing around the idea of getting my own. Tom was even kind enough to pose for a photo in a pile of children’s books.

All in all it was a great way to spend a cool fall afternoon, completely surrounded by books!

Now before you go,enjoy our hay bale photo shoot in which I took this marvelous photo of Emily trying to get on it and failing miserably.

Thanks for Reading

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Weekly Bookstagram – #9


So this was my October haul photo but then that day I went out and got some more books (oops) so now it’s just a really pretty photo. I love the bookstagram dagger. It makes everything look better! I’m really excited about The Wrath and the Dawn? What purchase are you most excited about this month???

Thanks for Reading 

Dog Breed Book Tag

Ok so I have been sitting on this idea for a little while now and I think I’ve finally come up with enough categories to post this tag. So this is the Dog Breed Book Tag! If you haven’t noticed I love dogs and I love books so what better way to combine these things?

The Rules:

-Tag the creator: Maggie @ MassachusettsNovel so I can see all your amazing answers

-Tag at least 3 people when you’re done

-Use photos! Who doesn’t want to see cute photos of dogs to brighten their day?

-Add a new dog category if you can think of one!

-Have Fun!

Ok so let’s get on with the tag and the dogs!

Golden Retriever, The Family Dog: What book character would you bring home to meet your family | Levi

Levi from Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. Ugh what I would give to find a Levi of my own. A boy who would enjoy listening to me read a loud to him and would enjoy my immense neediness. A boy who would bring me coffee and be literally the sweetest person on the face of this planet. I would bring Levi home with me in a heartbeat and honestly the more I think about it the more the actual character reminds me of a big lovable Golden Retriever.

 

Pitbull, The Misunderstood: Name a character you misjudged at first meeting | Rhysand

Is anyone surprised that this is my answer? No? Didn’t think so. Rhys. My precious baby bat who must be protected. Now I did not hate him when we first met, but I was a little wary just because I was not looking forward to the back and forth love triangle I was expecting in ACOMAF. But boy was I surprised at the route it took and Rhys quickly became one of the greatest characters of all times, and like a pitbull looked tough on the outside but was actually a precious baby who needed some love and snuggles.

 

Dalmatian: A book cover that is aesthetically pleasing to you | Clockwork Princess

There are so many beautiful books so it was hard to choose but one of my all-time favorite book cover is Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. All her book cover are beautiful (the originals not the new ones) but this one is hands down the best. Tessa looks stunning and that dress *fanning myself*.

 

Lab, The Lovable: A book you think almost anyone can love | Eleanor and Park

This book is so sweet and adorable and addresses some sensitive issues but I honestly believe it is a book that most people could get something out of. It’s a great coming of age story, love story and catalogs some of the hardships that affect a lot of people the tae don’t always see in literature. Plus the characters are just so lovable.

 

Mutt: A book with a little bit of everything in it | I’ll Give You the Sun

I don’t know why I feel like this has a little bit of everything for everyone in it. It’s a contemporary following a twin brother and sister. It has loss, secrets, first love and love lost. I feel like it covers a wide variety of topics that come up in your peoples lives and incorporates a lot of important themes.

 

Dachshund: A long book that’s worth the read | The Book Thief

In an effort to avoid sounding like a broken record I have not chosen my gut instinct of ACOMAF. Instead I’ve picked The Book Thief. I loved this book and actually did not realize how big a book it is until I recently bought the anniversary edition. But I loved this book. I had to read it for school but it was so moving and sad but beautiful.

 

Samoyed: A book you love that is full of fluff | Anna and the French Kiss Series

These books are super fluffy. They are your classic “Boy Meets Girl” romances but they are so adorable and I love the way they all tie together even thought they follow different characters every time. They’re also super fun because they all take place in different places but if you’re looking for a fluffy feel good romance these are perfect.

 

Border Collie: A book that is a high energy read | Six of Crows Series

I love Six of Crows and by extension Crooked Kingdom. I love heist shows and books so this was perfect. If you’ve ever seen Leverage, it’s about a group of criminals who do these crazy heists to help people. Six of Crows reminded me of that a lot and so I loved it. The entire time there is so much going on, that you don’t even notice until Kaz reveals it usually, and it’s just such a fun, action packed read.

 

Chines Crested: A book that looks great naked | Three Dark Crowns/Insurgent

Ok so I have a tie for this one. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is gorgeous naked. I love the tiny little gold symbols on the cover, the deep maroon color and the black spine. But I recently learned the Insurgent is gorgeous naked. It’s cover is kinda a light sickly green BUT NAKED it is a deep dark BEAUTIFUL forest green with the gold tree insignia on the cover and I LOVE IT. So it’s a tie for this one.

 

Your favorite literary pooch | Fleetfoot

Of course it’s Fleetfoot from the Throne of Glass series. I have a stuffed dog named Fleetfoot but honestly I have some serious reasons for loving her. First of all she is a mutt and she was originally going to be killed because she was shy but she got a second change and became an amazing companion. Second chances for dogs, especially mutts is important for me which is why I love Fleetfoot so much.

Your Favorite Dog(s) | Jonesy and McGuire 

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Jonesy: 12 year old female border collie-golden retriever mix (brown)                                                 McGuire: 8 year old male pointer mix (black and white)

Who do you tag |

Emily @ Emiesnook

Jess @ Starswholsiten

Megan @ Bookslayerreads

Hannah @ Hannahreads2001

Ashley @ Insidemyminds

Carrie @ Carriesbookreviews

Birdie @ Birdiebookwormblog

M @ Mreadsbooks 

Aly @ Bookhuntressworld

Anyone who wants to do this tag!

What’s your favorite dog breed? Do you think there’s a dog category that should’ve been on this list? What for? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for Reading

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Top 5 Literary Mothers

So today is my Mom’s birthday, so in honor of that today I’m listing my top 5 literary mothers! Now in YA I feel like the mothers are often background characters we don’t see much of so this was not an easy list to come up with.

19063-2Rosa Hubermann | The Book Thief 

Now Rosa is not Liesel’s real mother. She’s her foster mother and at first she doesn’t seem to care for Liesel all that much and appears very strict. But I have a distinct memory of sobbing over the book at 1 in the morning. It was reading the scene where Liesel admits that she spent some of Rosa’s money to send a letter to her real mother and she realizes her mother will never write back and she would never see her again. And then Rosa apologizes and Liesel says “she leaked a little” meaning Rosa is crying and that scene broke me.

 

15745753Mindy Sheridan | Eleanor and Park 

I love Park’s mom in Eleanor and Park. She is so welcoming to Eleanor and even though it seems she may not like her at first, when she realizes that Eleanor comes from a big family and has a lot of responsibility she really comes to understand her and is so sweet in trying to make Eleanor always feel welcome.

 

harry_potter_and_the_goblet_of_fire_us_coverMolly Weasley | Harry Potter 

Now disclaimer: I have not read all the Harry Potter books. BUT I have read 1-4 and the beginning of 5 and Mrs. Weasley is one of my favorite characters. In the movies she’s not shown as much but one of my favorite scenes thus far in the books is at the end of the fourth book when she is there to comfort Harry when he needs a mother most. She is so sweet to him and even though she has so many of her own children to look after, she is nothing but sweet to Harry.

 

21473404Sally Jackson | Percy Jackson

How can you not love Sally Jackson? She does so much to protect Percy and sacrifices her own happiness to do it. But even though she’s doing all she can to keep him safe, she still goes out of her way to make him happy. I love the mention of how she makes as much blue food as possible just because Gabe once said there wasn’t blue food and how the blue food carried on throughout the entire series and spinoff.

 

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Frannie Lancaster | The Fault in our Stars

Although a bit of a background character for a lot of the book Frannie Lancaster is a great mother. I can hardly imagine what it is like to watch your child suffer like that but I love all that she does for Hazel. She is so encouraging and positive throughout the book. Plus I love that at the end she reveals she’s been taking classes to become a social worker to help others through experiences similar to her own which just shows what an amazing woman she is.

Who are your favorite book moms?

Thanks for Reading

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