Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her ...more
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The Dirty Sexy Attic Scene, from Will's point of view: http://www.cassandraclare.com/cms/loss1
Yeah, yeah, it's a little over the top in parts, but who cares? :D Yum
I don't give many 5 star reviews, but this one is definitely a 5 star book for me. While I liked Mortal Instruments, I wasn't as rabid a fan as I know many people are, so I read Clockwork Angel out of curiosity more than anything else...and I'm so glad I did!
This book is ...more
“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
☆☆☆☆☆5 FULLY STARS!☆☆☆☆☆
You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!
I never thought this could be that good.I had started "City of Bones" (the first book of The Mortal Instruments by the same author) but it didn't work for me so I thought this could be the same but I was t...more
However, I think I would have liked it much better if I hadn’t read the Mortal Instruments series before. But the books are so similar (which was to be expected, I know, as they are set in th ...more
For those of you that didn't know about it here is the link. It's the attic scene from the Will's perspective.
This just made me more excited for Clockwork Prince to come out. Goodness I am not patient these days!
Seriously blown away doesn't even cover it. I have to admit I had my doubts and reservations about how this book was going to turn out. We have the eve ...more
In order to save you some precious time, I will tell you my honest reaction to Clockwork Angel right here, right now:
Thank you, Shou.
Also, when I first opened the book, I was faced by this description as well:
Magic is dangerous-but love is more dangerous still.
*sighs* What kind of soap-operatic shit is that!? I hat ...more
Overall, an EXCELLENT fir ...more
The beginning (1-100 pg)
The beginning till the middle was horrible. I had to force myself to keep on reading. It was so tedious i had to fight the urge to fall asleep. Most of the stuff was not even relevant and important! There was so much small, annoy ...more
I apparently have gained a following because of these reviews, and they have convinced me to use my analytical powers on The Infernal Devices series. You could say I'm easily swayed because I lack dignity. But this is really just too much fun. It's so much fun, I need to be stroking a cat.
First, the usual disclaimer. This review contains spoilers, griping, whining, over thinking, and general ranting. Trolls need not apply.
Let's get started.
Ladies and gents. Gather 'ro ...more
Cassandra Clare is brilliant! Not only did Cassie captivate me with her Victorian Era setting (in London) and transport me i ...more
Reread rating: 4 stars again
"This is what is real, and the life I had before was a dream."
"That is correct. And now is the time to wake up"
Cassandra Clare is and always will be a fantastic writer when it comes to worldbuilding and sucking the reader into a book.
Tessa, an American teenage girl in 1878 has recently suffered the loss of her Aunt when her brother sends her a ticket to travel from New York to London. Upon arrival, Tessa is abducted by a sinister duo who c ...more
If you've been following my reviews you know that I love underdogs. I'm not entirely sure why I love underdogs. I just do. Perhaps it's my belief that underdogs typically have the potential to be top dog if they just try a little harder, put a little more effort into whatever they're trying to accomplish.
So I stand on the sidelines cheering like a maniac for the underdog, despite the odds, despite their performance in the past. Thinking ...more
Of course, there are connections ...more
I say "girls" because this is the target audience of Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel. Love, emotions, strong female characters, this has them in spades. On the negative side, it also panders a bit with overt book love, puppy love and petty angst.
Regardless of the testosterone that was gushing through my boy parts, I might've enjoyed the heck out of this when I was 12 or 13ish, ...more
For everyone out there, bookbloggers and mundanes alike, there is no way to avoid the inevitable. You will fall in love with William Herondale, given codename: #101
Include: Crying without stopping. Having dreams which occur after reading about #101. Shortness of breath. The incapability of being about the form sentences. Thinking about #101 non-stop. Day-dreaming about #101. Chest pains. A sudden fear of Ducks. Quoting lines from books at random. Smiling, whilst thinking abou ...more
5 months later and i've finally finished this book!! hahahah!!! What an accomplishment, I've been reading it for so long and just kept putting it down, not because i wasn't enjoying it, jut because i have to be in the mood for Cassandra Clare books and i just wasn't at the time i picked it up... anyway...
This book was such a roller coaster! I love Jem, also really like Will, Jessamine, Sophie and Tessa. The characters are so great, much like the setting of London in this book. ...more
Update: Crap, I lost my chapter 1 and 2 nitpicks. I'm so sorry, I took off the links now. If I go back to this book, I'll post them again. I don't know.
This is going to be a slow, long read. Thank you to Persephone for giving me a copy.
It is time to explain why Clare's characters and story don't make sense, and I know I'm only 10% through the book, but this is important, because I will forget about it later.
All right, so far, Tessa gets off the ship and then these two ladies are like, ...more
<-- I'm the queen of fanart.
To everyone who told me to read this: Much obliged. ;)
Can I just say that Will and Jem are both amazing in their own ways and I could never choose one of them over the other? That has never happened to me! I'm always so firm in my opinion about which love interest I prefer. But here? Team Both! I love Will (troubled and funny) as much as I love Jem (kind and sweet).
This book was epic from the beginning on. It's been years since I've read TMI, but ...more
Okay okay okay *Calms down a little* I will try to break this down.
So, I'm a huuuuge Mortal Instruments fan. Love the series to death. Read it three times. Thus, I saw two possibilities for Infernal Devices. A) I was afraid it wou ...more
I'm sorry, Cassandra Clare. I really and truly am. I loved TMI, but this book is insufferable. And that's a shame, because the writing is really quite stellar. If you'd written like this in TMI, I'd probably be less inclined to label the original series enjoyable fluff.
(I feel bad saying that. It's just...yeah. TMI is my guilty pleasure. When I read it, I read it with a big doofy idiot smile on my face. It's just so much fun.)
Okay, so let me confess something: I don't like steampunk. It doe ...more
Second, I'm going to tell you that I loved this book.
And third, I'm going to tell you why I wasn't sure I would.
I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare. I have been following her writing since long before City of Bones was published. I run this website, I've stalked her book signings, bugged the heck out of her on Twitter, and I had the privilege of receiving an ARC of City of Glass in January ...more
When I read City of Bones, I didn't have much issue with the story itself as I did with the writing. The text was drowning in descriptions and the plot was very derivative. I didn't read on in the series because while I was entertained by the story, I wasn't entertained enough to try and slog through Clare's writing again. I have been told that her writing does get better as the series went on but I still didn't venture.
Until Clockwork Angel. I figured by now the writin ...more
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo ...more