What can I say about this book... This book really disappointed me. I couldn’t endure the dullness and lack of surprises. There are some likeble charact...moreWhat can I say about this book... This book really disappointed me. I couldn’t endure the dullness and lack of surprises. There are some likeble characters: witty and sarcastic Jace, cute Simon, Alec...And after so much sexual tension between Jace and Clary they found out that they are brother and sister: Yuck!!! The incest!!! My guess is that it will turn out at the end that Jace and Clary aren't siblings at all and because of that I will keep reading. I'm still hoping for an improvement but so far I'm not a big fan of the series...
Well, I´m one of the few exceptions which haven´t liked this book (This one was just a little bit better than City...moreMy favourite scene...
Well, I´m one of the few exceptions which haven´t liked this book (This one was just a little bit better than City of Bones). There are some good parts: on the Seelie Court, Simons transformation into a vamire; and there are lame parts: final battle, inquisitor... There are parts where I laughed, parts where I almost teared up, and parts where I wanted to smack the author for being so damned cliche... I love witty and sarcastic Jace and I would love to meet him, but...HELLO JACE, NICE TO MEET YOU JACE, GOODBYE JACE... My guess is that it will turn out that Jace and Clary aren't siblings at all, and just because of that I will endure to read the next book...(less)
City of Glass was so much better than the first two books and it made reading the first two worth it. I really loved characters and their world: Alec...moreCity of Glass was so much better than the first two books and it made reading the first two worth it. I really loved characters and their world: Alec and Magnus, Simon´s jokes, Sebastian´s creepiness, action was wonderful, but…there were still so many things that annoyed me. If you ignore the sappiness, the story is pretty interesting, but not all that memorable. Jace’s sarcastic comments are probably the only reasons why I’ll continue reading the sequels–but I’m in no hurry… (less)
WILL & TESSA "I assumed you were a prostitute due to your presence in what can only be termed a brothel."
Tessa stared at him.
"You can't expect me...more WILL & TESSA "I assumed you were a prostitute due to your presence in what can only be termed a brothel."
Tessa stared at him.
"You can't expect me to believe you were entirely ignorant of the Darke House's function?" Will inquired. "You must have seen what was going on."
"I told you, I was never allowed out of that room."
"I didn't realize that meant no one else was ever allowed in," Will said.
"What—oh, ugh. Ugh. There's something horribly wrong with you, isn't there? It's like you can't stop saying awful things."
JEM & TESSA "I am more than anything else a Shadowhunter. I am a brother to the Nephilim of England more than I am a brother to any mundane of the land where I was born. And when Nephilim look at me, they see only a Shadowhunter. It is the mundanes who look at me and see something they do not understand—a boy who is not quite white and not quite foreign either."
"Just as I am not human, and not demon either," Tessa said softly.
His eyes softened. "You are human," he said. "Never think you are not. I have seen you with your brother; I know how you care for him. If you can feel hope, guilt, sorrow, love—then you are human."
Oh Jem...I adore him. He is so kind and sweet and brave and surprisingly sexy as heck. It is impossible not to love him.
Will & Jem = ♥
I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Victorian steampunk with magical literary nerds... it's like the author was in my head.
I fell in love with Shadowhunters Jem and Will immediately. Two polar opposites. " Then came Jem, and then Will, looking like two chess pieces from some odd game, both Jem´s silver hair and Will´s tangled black locks set off by the pallor of their clothes. White Knight and black Knight..."
At first we see the JEM is kind, cautious, sweet, smart and caring: "...Whatever you are physically, male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy-all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lamp remains the same. You are that flame. You just cannot help but adore and quite possibly love him.
WILL is dark, witty, moody, careless, arrogant hot bad boy. He is neglectful to everyone but Jem. Can I just say that Will is entirely swoon-worthy. "He had the most beautiful face she had ever seen. Tangled black hair and eyes like blue glass. Elegant cheekbones, a full mouth, a long, thick lashes. Even the curve of his throat was perfect. He looked like every fictional hero she´d ever conjured up in her head. Although she´d never imagined one of them cursing at her while shaking his bleeding hand in an accusing fashion." "(...)The face of bad angel and eyes like the night sky in hell."
TESSA, a shape-shifter, is a feisty, proud, intelligent young woman who immediately is taken by the beauty of both Jem and Will. Together all three of them must fight against The Magister, a man who has built a clockwork army against the Shadowhunters.
Clockwork Angel was a complete surprise. It´s so much better than The Mortal Instruments. (Thanks @Zemira again!) Can't wait for the next book!
"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
"Well, she's not responding to my advances," he observed more brightly than he felt, "so she must be dead." "Or she's a woman of good taste and sense."
"There's plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it."
"If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?"
"It's all right to love someone who doesn't love you back, as long as they're worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it."
"Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs."(less)