I loved it. Though if you don't like real emotions and prefer your angst to be melodramatic and soap opera-y, stay away. If you can't deal with oh I dI loved it. Though if you don't like real emotions and prefer your angst to be melodramatic and soap opera-y, stay away. If you can't deal with oh I don't know, real characters that could be real people, stay away but otherwise this is so excellent. ...more
Anyways, this series is the best ever. Julie Anne Long is the dialogue queen. All the Penyroyal Green books are EXCELLENT. Why does she do this to me? this is too much love. But really, this is a romance book that's romantic and if you're a historical romance fan, then you must read this series....more
5++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I have not truly enjoyed a romance as much as I did this one in quite a while. (just kidding I loved the shit out o5++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I have not truly enjoyed a romance as much as I did this one in quite a while. (just kidding I loved the shit out of The Luckiest Lady in London which I read last week. But honestly, I really haven't been this happy to read a romance in a while. I already want to reread it.)...more
Gah. LOVED IT SO MUCH. I've been looking for a book with a main character like Renna. She doesn't take shit from anyone (especially the hero) and she'Gah. LOVED IT SO MUCH. I've been looking for a book with a main character like Renna. She doesn't take shit from anyone (especially the hero) and she's SO unapologetic about her sexuality. Seriously kudos to Jamie Grey for showing us that the heroine can have sex and enjoy it and OMG... the WORLD WILL NOT END. WHAT A FUCKING SURPRISE.
But really I've been looking a long long long loooooong time for a Renna and now I've found her and just like imagined, I would love a character like her and what's even better is that the story was so action packed and great to read and I need a time machine to fast forward to book 2 release.
SO I LOVED THIS BOOK AND YOU NEED TO READ IT TOO....more
Of course this was beautiful and lovely. After all, Liz Flaherty wrote it. (what is up with this weird cover change though? This one is hideous. The otOf course this was beautiful and lovely. After all, Liz Flaherty wrote it. (what is up with this weird cover change though? This one is hideous. The other one was at least bearable)...more
Of course I bought this and read it as soon as I found out about its existence. Didn't put it down until 3 am then I woke up early to finish it. THAT'Of course I bought this and read it as soon as I found out about its existence. Didn't put it down until 3 am then I woke up early to finish it. THAT'S love.
New Liz Flaherty? WHY DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?!...more
I LOVE YOU, HARRY PYE. Where can I find myself a Harry Pye??? I died every time he said "my lady" *swoooon* New favorite for sure. I love Harry and GeorgI LOVE YOU, HARRY PYE. Where can I find myself a Harry Pye??? I died every time he said "my lady" *swoooon* New favorite for sure. I love Harry and George....more
What. An. Ending. I mentioned in my mid-year favorites post that Clockwork Princess would definitely be in my end of the year favorites list once I read it and YEAH. This book is definitely a favorite because Cassandra Clare just killed it.
I pretty much sobbed through the last 100 pages. A lot of books make me tear up but Clockwork Princess? Full out SOBBING and I pretty much never done that before. A trilogy has never ended more perfectly and hundreds of readers can attest to that. Somehow, Clare manages to equip this book with happiness, heartbreak and every emotion between that spectrum. Bittersweet? That's a real thing and it's this book.
In the Infernal Devices, Clare doesn't just make us fall in love with the main characters, Tessa, Will & Jem, but she makes us fall in love with a whole gang. Charlotte, Henry, Gideon, Gabriel, Sophie, Cecily AND Magnus and reading about these characters and getting to know them and following their story has been such a pleasure. I usually lose interest in a book after reading it for two days but I took my sweeeet time while reading Clockwork Princess because I wanted to savor every word of the journey that was coming to an end. I don't want to spoil anything but I will mention that the villain plot came to a pretty great end and the characters personal lives? I'll just say this: UGLY CRYING. I've come a long way from my Clockwork Angel review where I stated how much I hate Will's guts and vowed that nothing will redeem him in my eyes but Clare managed to fully redeem him in Clockwork Prince and by Clockwork Princess? I've come to love him as much as I love Jem and I LOVE Jem. Love love love love love love love him. I'm a Jem girl! I also love Tessa and seeing her kick physical ass in this book? I couldn't be happier.
So this book has the best love triangle that was ever written. Not the best triangle I've read but the best love triangle EVER. Yeah it's that good and that heartwrenching but my favorite thing about this series is Will and Jem's friendship slash parabatai brotherhood which is just so beautiful and so, so, so real. I've never read about two souls who care about each other more than anything in the world and Clare made me believe it. Will and Jem really would do absolutely anything for each other.
“They say you cannot love two people equally at once,” she said. “And perhaps for others that is so. But you and Will—you are not like two ordinary people, two people who might have been jealous of each other, or who would have imagined my love for one of them diminished by my love of the other. You merged your souls when you were both children. I could not have loved Will so much if I had not loved you as well. And I could not love you as I do if I had not loved Will as I did.”
This quote describes the pair spot-on correctly. Jem and his violin and music and Will and his love for books and their one joined soul just wrecked me and there is a gaping hole in my heart thanks to them (rest assured though, my love for Hardy Cates is still beating strong). Honestly, I'll never be the same after reading this series. That's REALLY dramtic but it's REALLY true.
So I know this isn't a review-review but if you read Clockwork Princess, you'd understand. This is a hard book to review. There are so many emotions and not enough words to convey them plus, I don't want to spoil anyone who hasn't read it. If you're one of those people, do yourself a favor and read this series. It's worth the investment and time and overall, it's a beautiful and well written trilogy that I will revisit many, many times because I've come to just love these characters so much. Especially my sweet Jem. This is series you need to read because there is a reason so many people love it. It's this simple: The Infernal Devices series is utterly amazing.
“And now I need you to do for me what I cannot do for myself. For you to be my eyes when I do not have them. For you to be my hands when I cannot use my own. For you to be my heart when mine is done beating.”
Just typing this quote for the review makes me sob. Oh my heart. Oh. My. Heart.
Rating: [A+] An epic end to an epic series!...more
Okay. Serious observation/question for the people who've read the book in the spoilNo second book syndrome. This was even better than Clockwork Angel.
Okay. Serious observation/question for the people who've read the book in the spoiler tag: (view spoiler)[Has anyone noticed that Magnus is like, HOMELESS? He was staying at Camille's then she tossed him out because monogamy is boring. Then he was at Woosley's house. Does he have his own place and I just missed it? Or he just doesn't like preforming demon summonings at his own crib? Or is he just out doing men and woman, vampire, werewolves and everything in between all day and all night? I love Magnus, by the way. I'm just making sure he has proper shelter besides his latest hunny's house. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I spent the last 25% of the book crying. Not in a sad way but a in a watching a big mess unfold that you can't fix way. God, this book was rough to reI spent the last 25% of the book crying. Not in a sad way but a in a watching a big mess unfold that you can't fix way. God, this book was rough to read....more