Stacking the Shelves: 10th Anniversary Editions

Posted November 11, 2017 by Kim in book haul, stacking the shelves / 20 Comments

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Renegades by Marissa Meyer
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 

It was 1:03 a.m. on November 7th when I was scrolling through Instagram and realized that I forgot to send in proof for the Renegades preorder campaign. It’s been sad coming to terms with the fact that I’ll never have a pack of Anarchist buttons and pictures will have to do. I don’t know when I’ll get to reading Renegades, because although I do like superheroes, Steelheart has been suffering the fate of sitting unread on a shelf for years. I finished reading the whole Lunar Chronicles (which I really liked), but I still need to read Heartless. Also, remember that promise I made to stop buying duplicate copies of books I already own? Yeah, me neither. In my flimsy defense, I owned a mass-market paperback of The Name of the Wind and it isn’t easy to read an enormous fantasy book in that size. Plus, the tenth anniversary edition has red edges (how much more Crooked Kingdom vibes can it get) and art interspersed throughout the book. What really sold me, however, was the extensive author’s note at the end. Authors’ notes are fascinating because after living through a whole world in however many pages, you get to know a little about the person who created it all. For some reason, the Goodreads synopsis of the collector’s edition of City of Bones includes this snippet:

This beautifully crafted collector’s item also includes four bonus stories that have previously only appeared in limited distribution, and—best of all—a new piece written by Cassandra Clare. A perfect gift for the Shadowhunter fan in your life.

So I was extremely confused when I received my copy and the only thing after the epilogue were the Clave Files. Either way, the tenth anniversary edition is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l with it’s gilded edges and full color artwork. For one of the first series I really fell in love with, I made an easy exception and bought this copy with no regrets. I might give away one of the versions I already owned to someone else though. Unhauling books is way toooooo hard.

What is one of the oldest book series you read and adored?

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20 responses to “Stacking the Shelves: 10th Anniversary Editions

    • Kim

      I feel like a re-read of all of Cassandra Clare books are due, especially because I want to refresh my memory before starting the Dark Artifices series, I hope that if you pick up Renegades, it’ll meet your expectations 🙂 I loved her Lunar Chronicles series, so I’m also interested in reading more by her.
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    • Kim

      I’ve been hearing so many interesting things about Renegades that I almost want to start it right away D: No one is going to catch me if I completely ignore all the books I should be reading…right?

      Sometimes I really want to re-read the Shadowhunter books too 🙂 The Infernal Devices are some of my favorite books, so I hope you love them 😀
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  1. I still need to finish the last book in the Mortal Instruments series, I’m not sure why I haven’t… maybe because I don’t want it to be over even though I know it is. Great editions to add to your to your collection. Enjoy your day 🙂

    • Kim

      I completely understand the feeling. 🙂 What I love about Cassandra Clare though is that she’s written so many books in the world that the Mortal Instruments’ story isn’t truly over after City of Heavenly Fire. We see little bits of the characters in The Shadowhunter Academy and the Dark Artifices series 😀

      Thank you! I hope you have a great day too.
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  2. Aw, I’m sorry you didn’t get the buttons!! I still need to read Winter; it will happen soon! I own Heartless and need to read that – and then I need to get Renegades! haha I’m getting there…

    I love pretty, anniversary type of books. They are so great to look at!

    -Lauren
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    • Kim

      Thank you! In the long run, I’ll be able to appreciate the buttons I already own 😀 Which Is way too many…

      I remember thinking that Winter was a satisfying conclusion, so I hope you’ll love it too when you get around to it. I’m right with you on Heartless and Renegades; it’s a slow process but it’ll definitely happen 🙂

      Anniversary editions are super display worthy, and it’s all the better when it’s a book you really adored. Have a great day!
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