This book had been sitting on my shelf months old and when The Clockwork Prince came out, I immediately devoured The Clockwork Angel. After finishing...moreThis book had been sitting on my shelf months old and when The Clockwork Prince came out, I immediately devoured The Clockwork Angel. After finishing it, all I can say was, what a brilliant, inescapable world this was. Cassandra Clare had done it again. She masterfully combined Victorian London with her Shadowhunters, plus some steam punk automatons, and a love triangle; who would ever thought that a great story will emerge. I couldn’t ask for more!
The setting was brilliantly plotted, perhaps, the world as a whole. Clare did a really good job on researching and creating this Victorian version of the world of Shadowhunters.
I have been drawn to the intricate world of Shadowhunters since The Mortal Instruments series. But this book had me drawn to it more even dwell in it if it’s possible. It had really blown me away. I couldn’t keep my eyes from opening just not to miss any scenes.
The characters, as well, definitely blew me away. I thought I will not love them as much as The Mortal Instruments characters. I really did love Tessa from the roots of her hair to the tips of her toe. She’s a marvelous character to reckon for. With that power to Change and a charming face, why would not William and James vie for her love? And I also loved Clare’s addition on most characters as bookworms as expected in a kind of era they were in. But I couldn’t keep Will and Jem to be compared to Jace as the three of them are all gorgeous young men. Then there’s the ever young and vibrant Magnus Bane. He’s the one the three should fear. But then there’s Henry, he really reminded me of Ron Weasley.
On the other hand, females also made impressions to me. Jessamine reminded me of Isabelle with the same stubbornness, yet with different beliefs. Charlotte, for me, is the symbol of feminism during her time.
Overall, I loved it. Such a remarkable book with so many twists. Don’t dare miss it!
Cassandra Clare is a natural. I couldn’t wait for more of The Infernal Devices.
I couldn't say anything after reading this book. My mind was totally trapped inside this harrowing thought of the future. Why have I not read this the...moreI couldn't say anything after reading this book. My mind was totally trapped inside this harrowing thought of the future. Why have I not read this the moment it came out? Or while it is still the talk of town? And now I'm begging for more. I know that you're wondering why I'm still telling you my thoughts about this book. Well, I just thought that you want to know my opinions on Hunger Games especially, that we're all expecting it to be in the big screen. And I think my review is just in time for the movie.
I actually found this book absolutely extraordinary. Its plot is so amazing. I really like reading a book when it has lots and lots of twists. And the characters were all well-thought especially Katniss, who was an almost perfect heroine. She was fearless, caring, and loving. She was easy to relate, though not the female side, but how she deal with her life's situation particularly when she joined the horrific Hunger Games in exchange for her sister's life. She had to battle herself out to survive and go back home and believe again that everything will be normal.
Another thing that made me love this book was the setting, the entire world of Hunger Games so to speak. Collins really was a natural. She made me believe that it was all real. From the quirky fashion of the Capitol to the unbelievable skills of the Tributes.
All in all, I couldn't put it down. I'm thinking that even my review couldn't give justice to this book. Amazing or brilliant are not enough words to describe this book. It's one of the addictive books I've read so far. I have no more words to tell.
Suzanne Collins is such a brilliant, exceptional author. She weave a book with such force that made my heart pumped out more blood more than ever. A phenomenal fiery tale of drama, suspense, and romance. It's this story I'll never forget.
I really didn't have any idea, even the slightest idea how this book came out to be. I didn't know how the story would go on. I was clueless of everyt...moreI really didn't have any idea, even the slightest idea how this book came out to be. I didn't know how the story would go on. I was clueless of everything. When I finished The Hunger Games, I immediately devoured Catching Fire while the scenes on the first book were still fresh. After finishing the second book, I was on delirium! What an addictive read this was! Definitely extraordinary! More than extraordinary if there is such thing! Suzanne Collins did it again. Another yet riveting follow-up to The Hunger Games.
I believed that the plot was the best thing that happened to this book. There were so many twists that had me turning the pages. Everything were like on fire. The characters were so much better. New characters emerged. Dangers were far more worse. I couldn't imagine how Collins put these all in her head. Those were almost too real for me. I will never, ever forget this book.
More traps, more bloods, more emotions. This second installment just left me breathless. I believed that no words could really define the beauty of this book. Suzanne Collins is the pure master storyteller.