I AM SO ANGRY. Brb I will write an actual review. CAckling.
UPDATE!! Ok. Let me tell you how angry I got at this book, and mostly because WILLIAM HERONDI AM SO ANGRY. Brb I will write an actual review. CAckling.
UPDATE!! Ok. Let me tell you how angry I got at this book, and mostly because WILLIAM HERONDALE IS A LITTLE SHIT PERSON I ABSOLUTELY HATE AND I CANNOT STAND TO LOOK AT HIM.
OH MY GOD. OMFG. I have never been so angry in my life (WHATEver I am always angry but today more than usual.) This is going to be the worst review ever.
I’ve been on a bit of a Cassandra Clare binge lately: I finished City of Glass after I put the book down for two years, and then I picked up Clockwork Angel because it seemed that everyone was reading Clockwork Princess and I actually could not go on the internet without seeing everyone in pain. So, what do I do? Well, I couldn’t avoid the internet for ever. So I picked up Clockwork Angel and I made the biggest mistake of my life.
William Herondale is an actual little piece of – DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON HIM, ACTUALLY DON’T. I don’t understand how someone like Will can go from amiable to jerk in 2.5 seconds. I don’t understand how this same person can be cruel but so caring when Jem, his parabatai, is involved and I don’t know if this means that I love him. Will is an archetype; I understand that he fulfills ‘beautiful and broken,’ *internal anguish,* and succumbs to vice. I got really angry at him for being cruel and cold-hearted and I don’t think I will ever feel that much hatred towards someone who I actually came to really like during the course of the book. There was this one point between Tessa and Will on the roof of the Institute which made so angry. Must you be the worst possible person to someone you love? You are not like this, Will.
And you know what?? Who said that this series was a love triangle??!!! Who? I don’t understand how this love triangle could not have been solved with a threesome at the very beginning. Threesomes solve everything, you should know this by now. I went into this book expecting that I would clearly have an OTP, but instead I got an OT3. Everyone has been lying to me about Will/Tessa and Jem/Tessa, because obviously it should be Will/Jem/Tessa or even just Will/Jem as the brotp of all brotps. Surely.
This book only got bumped up a star because of stupid Jem Carstairs and how much I loved him, and how much William stupidhead Herondale loves him, too. How they are closer than brothers, how Will says, “Don’t think that you know Jem better than I do,” or how Jem is always in a mild state of amusement with Will, but never denigrates or chastises him. This dynamic actually makes my heart melt and it's the best thing CC has ever written IMO.
I didn’t think that I would like Jem that much because there is a certain archetype of boy that I do like and know that I am attracted to when choosing the side of the love triangle (lol), but you would really have to be reading a different book if you couldn’t tell that Jem is such a calm, steady, comfortable force in both Tessa and Will’s lives. And to read about him is so refreshing. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you, James Carstairs.
<3Jem bby<3 Jem who is suffering from this heartbreaking existential crisis every minute of his life. Jem Carstairs who is from Shanghai; who I will always love because I love my Men of Colour - who are also protagonists - more than I love you. Cassandra Clare did one thing that did not annoy me, and that was to cast a male protagonist and love interest who is part Chinese, part British, because it’s really fantastic to finally get someone like Jem heading up a series like this.
I don’t want to read the rest of this series because something bad is going to happen and I’m going to be in pain. Basically because of this: “I know about parabatai,” said Magnus, an angry, dark undercurrent to his voice. “I’ve known parabatai so close they were almost the same person; do you know what happens, when one of them dies, to the one that’s left —?”
Someone on Twitter said “i hate cassanda clare a lot her writing is pretty shotty and shes not a v. nice person but the infernal devices mAAAAAAAAAAAN”
You should just read this book because it has four hot brothers and that's the only thing that matters. Can you imagine being in the Merrick householdYou should just read this book because it has four hot brothers and that's the only thing that matters. Can you imagine being in the Merrick household for even a second? The clothes would come off instantly and then we would be rolling around in polyamory. I DON'T EVEN KNOW (but let's be real, this would probably happen, don't lie to yourself). The only way I can describe this is Avatar: The Last Airbender but with cute brothers and lots of man-angst thrown in.
- The Merrick brothers teasing each other about girs!!! - Merrick brothers being sexy!!! - Merrick brothers looking out for each other!!! - Merrick brothers protecting each other's honour!!! - BORTHERHSH!!!!!!!!
I can feel my life spiralling slowly in a downward direction....more