Okay, I have finished the book already and even now I am still not sure how I feel about the conclusion of the story. But before I tell anything, I juOkay, I have finished the book already and even now I am still not sure how I feel about the conclusion of the story. But before I tell anything, I just wanted to let you guys know that Clockwork Princess is a masterpiece for me. Miss Clare, you have, yet again, amazed me on how wonderfully written this book was. I admit on being a blubbering fool and crying (noiselessly as I can) for the most part of the book. Your words had me anticipating what my next reaction and emotion might bring to me. This conclusion had answered so many questions that had been raised in the Mortal Instruments, and hopefully in the Dark Artifices, series. Most of my previous hunches came true and some slightly wrong. This book is truly worth the wait and I enjoyed devouring it for 9 hours.
I love the Infernal Devices series, since book one, they brought nothing but sheer emotions, love and understanding for the characters in the book and I expect nothing less in this one. The time is running and Will, Tessa and Jem are fighting hard for the people they love and care about. The one thing I love the most in this series is the Will-Tessa-Jem love triangle. They hold the spot for being the best love triangle in my heart and nothing will ever replace them. The thing about them is even if they (Will and Tessa) know that they are hurting, they continued to do what is right. The love between them is meant for them to draw strength from one another and not to destroy, the sacrifice each were willing to make to ensure that the girl both Will and Jem loved would be safe was astounding and I don't think there is no greater love than that. For me, their unique relationship is what make the three of them whole. Jem is what grounds Will to humanity and brought hope upon Tessa that she can still be loved whatever she is and made her hope for the future; Will is whom Jem cherish the most, not because they're parabatai but because he understands and believes in Will and he is Tessa's first love and heartbreak; Tessa is what drove Will to fight for his future and break his curse and it is her love that drove Jem to live his life, however short it might be, to the fullest. The three of them are all part of each other (however convoluted it might be) and you can't remove one without hurting the other two, they made each other whole.
In this book, I finally understood how impossible it is for Tessa to love only one boy and I deeply feel for her. I am one of those people who believed that one can't love two people at the same time equally, but Tessa had proven me wrong. She would do absolutely everything just to have Jem live longer and love him wholeheartedly without lessening what she feels for Will. It is such a confusing thing but I truly understand her. Tessa is willing to sacrifice, even herself, if it means saving the people she considered her family. Tessa, as a character, had grown more from the last book (if it's possible). Her strength, courage, hope, faith and love never faltered and it continued to grow. Her love for both Jem and Will still continued to grow and was explored deeply. Tessa's heritage was revealed and it was really not as much as a shock for me but I am also happy that Miss Clare had already cleared it up.
Jem is always the sweetheart, so the slight changes in his character was more than welcome since it showed me a different side of him. His willingness to live for Tessa and Will supersede anything else. And in doing so, he took matters into his own hands and sped the process of his impending death. His love for Tessa is pure and selfless and I can't fault him for that but it hurts me to see him with Tessa knowing that Will is suffering in silence. But Jem is very noble and kind and I loved him for it (view spoiler)[ especially when he had learned that Will is in love with Tessa. He wasn't even angry that his parabatai kept it from him. (hide spoiler)]
Will is ever a hero for me, even when he had been pushing all those who cared about him away. I like him a lot and I have shared his pain and suffering. Even if I think I know all about Will, he still had surprised me with the little bits of information that he had shared throughout the book,specially when it comes to his sister, Cecily. I have known Will as a brother to Jem but not to Cecily and this book had expound that relationship. However trying and hard it might be, Will kept his promise and distance himself with the gir he loved and only hoped the his parabatai would live for a long time and never learned of his love for Tessa. His grief, pain and sense of abandonment (view spoiler)[when he felt his parabatai bond severed (hide spoiler)] was so profound that I can barely see through my tears. But he once again surprised me with his strength and will to survive for he had picked himself up and did what he must.
Other characters such as Charlotte, Henry, Gideon, Sophie, Cecily, Gabriel, Magnus and even Bridget played an integral part to the story. They have added the spice and thrill in this adventure and I enjoyed reading through them. They provided me a sense of peace and happiness knowing that our main characters have them at their side and they loved each other as a family. I wouldn't even spare a second for Mortmain, I don't really care about him. These supporting characters had done a many wonderful things in this book, and as much as I want to expound them,I'd better not lest I slipped up.
As the plot thickens, more secrets had been revealed that would/had affect/affected the TMI series. I am barely controlling myself into filling this review with spoilers but I don't want to be hated. There are so many things that had happened in this book and they are not fit to be summarized. But I think I kind of like the ending though. But even through the Epilogue I was still crying. The ending was superb, but at first I wasn't that thrilled with what happened. But as the shock wore off, I think it all made sense. I wouldn't have thought of a better ending than that. As much as I will miss these wonderful characters and their story, I was still glad that it has come to an end and I am more than happy to be a part of this wonderful story.
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I love the Graceling world and how incredibly each of the people with Graces are. Bitterblue had grown up and it was nice to see her and have her storI love the Graceling world and how incredibly each of the people with Graces are. Bitterblue had grown up and it was nice to see her and have her story be told. Her transgressions are nothing alike the others, for she need to unravel 35 long years of his father's tyranny and too much abuse of power. Being a queen had proven to be too difficult for Bitterblue to handle and when she had seen what was hidden from her, it was hard to trust people that surrounds her. And Saf, oh, how I love him. How reckless he is and seems to be fulfilling some kind of death wish had, in a way, endeared him to me. And I was, still am, rooting for him and Bitterblue. I love this book, but somehow, it seems to be just half-way done. Though I know it would be hard and very unrealistic to undo 35 years of lies and abuse in a single book, I just feel like Bitterblue's story should have a second part (and that was the reason I rated it 4 out of 5). But maybe, on the upcoming books, we could see how she was faring. And I want to see more of Sapphire. :) Oh, I can't wait for the next installment of the Graceling world.. :D...more
Well, I think my dislike for time-travelling theme was known, but I just wanted to say that this novel rocks! I mean, yeah, I have read a couple of boWell, I think my dislike for time-travelling theme was known, but I just wanted to say that this novel rocks! I mean, yeah, I have read a couple of books which involves time-travelling, but I have never liked them as much as I loved this one... :D
I really don't know what came over me to read Ruby Red. As I can remember, I've always crossed this one out as a "not interested" book on my recommendations, but still, I tried to read it out. Imagine my surprise when I fell in love with the book as much as the characters. It is not your typical time-travelling thing that you go back in time and do something drastic or go back just to, I don't know, hang out, maybe? But this one has more story into it. I love Gwyneth because she is not your typical heroine. She did not expect the turn of events in her life and she never boast about it. She may act like childish but her actions are what endear her to me. At least, for me, she acted what any girl would do. She's curious of her lineage as well as the things that she shouldn't know, even her growing powers. She is quite impulsive too and tends to be a little overbearing. And still, I loved her. Her simplicity had won me over for sure, but also her stubborness, her wit, how she view things, her willingness to see the good in others and not hold a grudge against someone and her beauty, inside and out.
Gideon is, as far as any leading male protagonist, is hot. Specially that he is British. I don't know, I just love the British accent and all that. But, accent aside, I love him, because he is funny, caring, undeniably hot and courageous. And unlike others, he is not perfect. I hate how, in their first meeting, he rudely brush Gwen off easily and judge her because of what he had seen in others and her physicality. And it was such a revelation how we see Gideon in Gwyneth's eyes, that although he likes the guy, she never cover-up his imperfections and sees him objectively. But as time go by that he and Gwen spent together, he warms up to her. And his hot-and-cold treatment of Gwen brings more excitement. He definitely likes Gwen, but there is something holding him back and that was why I want to know his view of things.
I really loved the whole plot. Some stories would have bothered me about the whole time-travelling thing, 'coz really, I am not a BIG fan of those and I don't know why, but this one didn't. It compelled me to read one page to the other and not realize that I've already finished it. And talk about a cliff-hanger. That one really undo me. And I was also surprised to know that this was originally in German and was just translated in English. And even though the 3 books had already been published, the translated book, Blue Sapphire, wouldn't be out in the market until this October. Oh, I just love this book and I couldn't wait for October to come. This book is really a must-read! :D...more
It was okay for me. But at first, it was really boring, especially it was dated before the 1900's. Both William and Tess do remind me of Jace and ClarIt was okay for me. But at first, it was really boring, especially it was dated before the 1900's. Both William and Tess do remind me of Jace and Clary,but they were also different from them. Jem is really a sweetheart and I don't mind him ending up with Tessa. But what I really wanted to know is what happened between Will and Magnus that Camille had hinted on The City of Fallen Angels. I also wanted to differentiate Will from Jace since they are clearly almost the same including the fact that they are both a Herondale. I was getting a bit hyped-up during the last bits of the story and I simply love how Will tries to be the bad guy. I can't wait for the next sequel of the Infernal Devices......more
Once again, Miss Clare had given us, readers, a book we would all love and cherish. But this book had surpassed the others in so many ways. It was heaOnce again, Miss Clare had given us, readers, a book we would all love and cherish. But this book had surpassed the others in so many ways. It was heartbreakingly BEAUTIFUL. I was on a emotional roller coaster ride all throughout the book. I loved every character in it, and I am constantly hanging on their every words. I have seen a new side to the characters that was either never there on CA or it was just there, giving us glimpses of it. My heart goes out with the characters. I am as helpless as they were, full of joy as they were, and heart broken as they were. My very favorite character is and always will be William Herondale and I really feel for him. I am one of those girls who falls madly, deeply and irrevocably in love with the beautiful and the broken, and he is both and irreparably so. I love Jem too, but I love William more, and I cannot help not to be torn between them at times. It is a small reprieve to know that Will is not alone in his sufferings for Tessa is torn and heart-broken as he is. I cannot help myself not to cry for Will's sufferings. He had lost everything, specially his family because of what had happened to him, and when he finally knew that he can have everything he had ever wanted, when he finally had a chance to be truly happy,the person he loved the most had broken his heart. Though, I cannot and will not blame Tessa on that, but I just feel that life is truly not fair. Will was given a chance to be whole again, but everything was against him. And as much as he wants to be that bad guy, he just can't bear the thought of hurting his beloved Jem too by taking away Tessa from him. That garnered Will my unconditional and eternal love and devotion. And because of that, I can't wait for the release of CP2. I cannot wait to see what would happen in Will, Jem and Tessa's love triangle. There were still questions left unanswered and I am excited as ever to read another work of masterpiece from Miss Cassandra Clare. CP is truly amazing and it had made me cry, a lot, laugh and feeling empty and heartbroken. I am really hooked onto it. I feel like I'm some kind of drug addict and reading TID and TMI were the drugs that I crave for. Thank you for working hard and sharing this wonderful and mesmerizing story with us Miss Clare. I absolutely, 101% adore you... <3...more
Sexy and highly entertaining. I cannot help not to laugh at it. It is a page-turner and adventurous with a romance that left me wanting for more. I neSexy and highly entertaining. I cannot help not to laugh at it. It is a page-turner and adventurous with a romance that left me wanting for more. I never knew dragons were that sexy.....more