We were looking for something to post on Sundays when we don’t have anything planned. Then I saw a post on Early Bookish Bird‘s blog and it seemed like the perfect fit. She started #howimetmybook so we’re alternating between #howimetmybook and Down the TBR hole on Sundays from now on!
In this post we tell the story behind our books. The following questions will be answered: Where did we get the book? Why did we pick it up? What made us pick it up in the first place?Today I picked Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare for you guys!
When I started my masters degree I had a girl in my class that seemed to love reading as much as I did so we became good friends fast haha. She told me about the Mortal Instruments series and got me hooked haha. I read the first couple of books as ebooks but eventually got these beautiful editions of both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
After reading and enjoying these series I knew I wanted to continue with the whole Shadowhunter world so I was excited when we got the Dark Artifices trilogy. However I wasn’t sure what to do, the first book Lady Midnight wasn’t released in the same edition as my other Shadowhunter books (not yet at least!). I didn’t want to buy the regular edition and the beautiful special edition with golden runes was only limited edition so I figured I just had to wait. Maybe get the ebook. Fast forward to a trip to London, a trip where I naturally had to go to Barnes & Nobles, as one does when going to the U.K. And while I was browsing all those shelves I walked into 1 copy of Lady Midnight and obviously I grabbed that right away!
I love this edition! It’s so beautiful and you can really tell it’s a limited edition. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get my hands on the same edition of Lord it Shadows and since these books have been released in the edition of my other Shadowhunters books now I’m considering just getting those. I might sell this edition as I know some people are willing to pay for it. However, I probably want to read it first – I read about 100 pages I think – because if I really love it I just know I’ll want to keep this edition!
What would you do? Let me know in the comments!