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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.