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Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments "The Mortal Cup"

January 12th marks the release date of Shadowhunters, an adaptation of the global bestselling Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare; it is a complete re-boot to the series and has no ties with the 2013 movie, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Shadowhunters are half-human, half-angel beings that protect mankind from demons whilst having frequent encounters with Downworlders, who are the vampires, warlocks and faeries that roam the streets of New York. The story follows Clary Fray, played by Katherine McNamara, who discovers that she is a Shadowhunter, after her mother gets kidnapped by Valentine, who is attempting to create a demon army.
While many fans were wary due to the fact that there already was a cast and a movie, I thought the new actors were chosen like I originally imagined the characters when reading the books, therefore I was keen to see them portrayed on screen.
I, however, did have doubts about the plot as a result of numerous accounts circling the web that the s…

How To Get Over A Reading Slump

The New Year has just began and reading goals will have been set but how exactly do we achieve them when Reading Slumps come to haunt us on a daily basis.  Here are my top tips to overcome them!

 1. Re-read a favourite Reading your favourite book will bring back the memories of obsessive, non-stop and 'forget the sleeping' reading. This will encourage you to pick up a new book to re-live those same emotions, it will get you back to a regular habit of reading once again.

2. Read a short book As much as I love reading lengthy books, they can be daunting and this can be discouraging. Trying to get over a reading slump will be difficult with a giant 700+ novel and so picking up a short one will help you to get back in the swing of reading. I'd recommend something under 300 pages.

3. Read a novella Novellas are quick reads that do not require a fresh mind-set as a lot of the time you are revisiting a familiar world, yet unlike rereading a book you get a fresh new story in about 100  p…