The Taker is a story of mystery, passion, unreturned tragic love, and the paranormal. It’s sort of adult dark tale with goth elements, paranormal roma...moreThe Taker is a story of mystery, passion, unreturned tragic love, and the paranormal. It’s sort of adult dark tale with goth elements, paranormal romance and historical fiction. This book is cleverly constructed and has a few stories within a story, it's very well written - compelling characters, and intricately detailed. The brilliant Alma Katsu is definitely an author to watch out for in the future!
If you are looking for a fantastic, brutal, heartbreaking and magical story, read THE TAKER. I highly recommend this book to fans of Anne Rice. (less)
Three hours ago I came from my sister´s engagement´s party and I was so happy. I took this book just to kill my time before I fall asleep, and than it...moreThree hours ago I came from my sister´s engagement´s party and I was so happy. I took this book just to kill my time before I fall asleep, and than it all happend...I got so hooked up that I literally devoured it! Last hundred pages I cried so badly that I feel ashamed by myself. There are just not enough words for how good this book really is. It´s kind of Alice in Wonderland meets Time Travelers Wife meets history. I´m so happy that Michele and Philip got their chanse for Happily Ever After, and I can´t wait for the next book! Man, it´s going to be a long year! Now, I´m going to bed and I´m going to dream my own Philip Walker...(less)
Attic scene from Will´s POV: I LOVED IT! I love him even more now (if that´s even possible).
WILL & TESSA "I assumed you were a prosti...moreAttic scene from Will´s POV: I LOVED IT! I love him even more now (if that´s even possible).
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)
“All I’ve been doing is sleeping!” “And very amusing it is to w...moreThis letter made my heart sing with pain for him.
Night in the infirmary...
“All I’ve been doing is sleeping!” “And very amusing it is to watch,” said Jem. “Did you know you twitch your nose when you sleep, like a rabbit?” “I do not,” she said, with a whispered laugh. “You do,” he said. “Fortunately, I like rabbits."
My rating: MORE THAN 5!!!
I finally understand why everyone loves this woman. Cassandra Clare has outdone herself!
Clockwork Angel was amazing, but Clockwork Prince was INTOXICATING! I am torn between Jem and Will. I simply love them both so I am utterly heartbroken now. I hope that they both find happy endings, though that isn´t quite possible. I love Tessa Gray. Seriously. And I feel sorry for her. I never once thought Tessa was being selfish or silly. She has catapulted herself to status as one of my favourite YA heroines. All characters are so likable: kind Charlotte, mad and funny Henry, wise Sophie, Gideon Lightwood, and of course Magnus Bane who is awsome. I especially love Bridget, the insane cook and "singer of murderous ballads.
My favorite funny scene:" Demon Pox, Oh Demon Pox ..."
This book had me in tears. It had me laughing, and above all it put a smile on my face. This book stole my heart and soul. ♥
Favorite Quotations: "If no one cares for you at all, do you even really exist?"
"Where Will's kisses were all fire, Jem's were like pure air after a long time of being closed up in the airless dark."
"Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind."
"I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you. That you were the center of everything I did and felt and thought."
"We live and breathe words. It was books that kept me from taking my own life after I thought I could never love anyone, never be loved by anyone again. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them."
"When two souls are as one, they stay together on the Wheel. I was born into this world to love you, and I will love you in the next life, and the one after that."
"Master Will has alwasy been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention- but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy."
"He is very pretty,"said Woolsey. "For a human." "He´s very broken," said Magnus. "Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before."(less)
Timeless was such a sweet YA book, and I expected so much from sequel. It turned out to be a big letdown. Most of the time it bored me to death. The p...moreTimeless was such a sweet YA book, and I expected so much from sequel. It turned out to be a big letdown. Most of the time it bored me to death. The plot is predictable, the characters are shallow, and stereotypical. This book left too many things unresolved. It also left so many questions unanswered and me unsatisfied.
So overall, this book was nice, but that's just it. Nice. Nothing special about it. For people who didn't read the Timeless series at all, I recommend you to read Timeless (first book), but all of you who are already fans of Timeless, don't read Timekeeper. You will be disappointed.
By the Angel, this book ruined me for all the others. For days my heart was caught so tightly in my throat I had to remind myself to breathe. I shed so...moreBy the Angel, this book ruined me for all the others. For days my heart was caught so tightly in my throat I had to remind myself to breathe. I shed so many tears that even my postman asked me if I´m all right. Now I have major problem. I feel so empty inside and though I´m restless. How can I move on now? Surely there must be some cure or support groups for those who have a same problem? I need a new shelf for this book. It would be called PURE PERFECTION.
I´m not a woman of many words but this book was painfully beautiful. It was magnificent! Purely amazing! Heartbreaking and romantic! I am absolutely in love with the characters that Cassandra Clare has created. The lives of Tessa, Jem, and Will are bonded forever and they are unforgettable. My friends know that I am masochist reader and that I´m not a sucker for happily ever after. But this was, by far, the best ending to a trilogy I have ever read. This ending is bittersweet. It lies not in traditional relationship, yet in acceptance of a different kind of happiness, in bearing what is unbearable. It lies in sacrifice which is the ultimate love. Cassandra Clare captured how incredibly complicated and unique love is as an emotion, and in my opinion, she deserves standing ovation.
So, hail and farewell my favorite characters and brothers in arms. I´ll never forget you!
My soundtrack for this book:
These mist covered mountains Are a home now for me But my home is the lowlands And always will be Some day you'll return to me Your valleys and your farms And you'll no longer burn To be brothers in arms
Through these fields of destruction Baptisms of fire I've witnessed all your suffering As the battle raged higher And though they did hurt me so bad In the fear and alarm You did not desert me My brothers in arms
There's so many different worlds So many different suns And we have just one world But we live in different ones
Now the sun's gone to hell And the moon's riding high Let me bid you farewell Every man has to die But it's written in the starlight And every line on your palm We're fools to make war On our brothers in arms...
"Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother´s was worth a pocket watch."
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I´VE EVER READ! Harsh,...more "Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother´s was worth a pocket watch."
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I´VE EVER READ! Harsh, beautiful, sad, inspiring and utterly heart-breaking. This story really moved me. When someone mentions World War II, we usually just think of what the Nazis and Hitler did but we should remember that the Soviets were just as bad.
Everyone who read and liked Anne Frank´s Diary should pick this book up. Between Shades of Gray is powerful book and you will feel its emotional weight long after you turned the last page.