Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



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Day O4: Favorite Book of Your Favorite Series

By D.J. MacHale: Raven Rise (Pendragon) - -Aladdin- City of Ashes  - Cassandra Clare Demonglass  - Rachel Hawkins

(Catching up.)


This was surprisingly easy--I didn't expect to be able to pick out my favorites so quickly, but I did! 


Raven Rise: I still remember when I first read this book. I remember sitting in my parents' office, sobbing in a back room because of something that happened. I was literally inconsolable, and I cried for hours over what had happened. I was so shocked and surprised and terrified and downright sad that I can't bring myself to chose any other book in this series. I think Rivers of Zadaa probably comes in a close second, just because I'm such a huge Bobby/Loor shipper, but Raven Rise man...ugh, it hurt.


City of Ashes: I can't actually pick a favorite book in the Mortal Instruments series--I love the first three almost equally, and I only chose this one because my two favorite scenes of the series are both in this one. I didn't think it was a strong plot-wise, as the other books, and it was mostly filler--but the Seelie Court scene and page two-hundred are two of my favorite moments, so I had to pick this one. I mean, come on--I've remembered my favorite line happens on page two hundred. That's got to count for something. It was just so emotional and ripped up and it hurt to read, and UGH THIS QUESTION IS MAKING ME RELIVE ALL THESE FEELINGS.


Demonglass: This was by far the easiest to pick. Hex Hall and Spell Bound didn't even come CLOSE to the perfection that was Demonglass. Okay, maybe I only liked it because of the immense Cal overload, but I couldn't help myself. I've literally memorized all my favorite parts and know exactly where they are in the book--and I reread them. Frequently. I wrote an entire chunk of the ending from Cal's point of view in a fanfic one-shot and it kills me every time I get the notification from that someone has favorited it. I just loved this book so so so so so ridiculously much. Because, you know...Cal.