Designing is easily one of the most fun and frustrating parts of blogging. There are many beautiful blogs out there and you need to make yours stick out. In this post, I have accumulated some resources and tips to help you in your designing endeavors. 


If you follow me on Goodreads, you know that I recently reread City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass (the first three books in the series). I reread the first two books a year ago, and I hated this series. I think I was unhappy with the series because I was in a book slump. After rereading the third time, I understand why I fell in love with this series. It's an imaginative world with a compulsive storyline. However, I thought City of Bones was a bit haphazard. Clare introduces the world, her jargon, and it's a lot to take in. Things become clearer as you read, but everything was thrown at you. I felt like Clary being thrown into the world.

I see everything with new eyes because I know what's going to happen. I picked up on hidden foreshadowings that I never paid attention to. Clare drops these hints you don't expect to be important, but they are!
This time around, I found Jace annoying. I used to think he was charming, but his charm became annoying and obnoxious. I think I disliked all the characters, except Magnus. I found them all whiny, lol. I was able to appreciate the diversity of the series a little more. Clare creates characters from every corner of the world, it makes sense to do so because there are demons all over their world, and incorporates demons from various cultures. The ones that stood out were Japanese. I'm a little more acquainted with these because of manga and anime. I loved the oni demons and the possible mention of the shinigami. (She mentioned this demon with a katana, and it reminded me of the shinigami in Naruto)

By reading the series the third time, everything made sense. I skimmed through the books the first time, and now I'm taking my time reading. I'm not reading for the sake of reading; I'm reading for my enjoyment now! It's funny how I hated this book in my book slump, but it brought me out of my slump. 

Yes, this series is hyped, but you should try it. I know I say books are original all the time, but this series really was. 


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thornes and Roses #2)
by Sarah J. Maas
Bloomsbury | May 3, 2016
        Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court,but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
        Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms-and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future-and the future of a world cleaved in two.