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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
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Dec 29, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, trilogy, books-i-own, fantasy, romance
Read 2 times. Last read January 6, 2011 to January 8, 2011.

What can I say about this book?
First, I was hesitant to read it because it was only a prequel to TMI, and I thought it was boring for it was set in 1878. Thank God I was wrong! XD

*awfully good, fast paced, funny, full of action, twists and turns, of course, romance ♥

I reread some sentences because I was like, “Really?” I can’t believe that happened!

The characters are all unique in their own way. They have their own flaws and charms. I’ve fallen in love with some of them.

William or James?
Now, that’s the hardest question I’ve ever encountered while reading a book. Usually, I go for the leading man (in this case, Will), but now, I’m torn between them; a first for me!
Tessa is so lucky! (Unfortunately, she doesn’t know it)

Even though it was set in London, I might as well be there because I saw everything clearly in my eyes. The way Ms. Clare wrote it, it was detailed; you will not have a problem imagining it.
In the last part, I didn’t know I was holding my breath until I exhaled from relief.
Cassandra Clare has a brilliant mind!
I really thought .. WOW! Unbelievable, but possible. (Note: those who read CA knows what I mean.)
I found my face glued to this book. I almost got late for I can’t quit reading it!

It’s interesting to know what happened before the characters from TMI were born. Those Shadowhunters in CA are different from TMI.
Magnus Bane was here! "Black hair and blue eyes are my favorite combination." (Now I know why Alec) **
Camille too, even though her name was just mentioned in TMI; I've read that she’ll be in CoFA. Oh, and Tessa was in CoG. Does that mean she’ll outlive Jem and Will? >.<
Church! Who would have thought? XD

I don’t know which I like more; TMI or CA. I’m glad I don’t have to choose when it’s fiction! *.*

There are some (a lot) questions unanswered. Hopefully, we can know all about them in Clockwork Prince or if not, in Clockwork Princess.
Speaking of, I can’t wait to read the next book! CA is definitely one of the best!

I want to live inside this book.
Talk about cliffhanger!
It was indeed a great one! :)

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Quotes Kimberly Liked

Cassandra Clare
“It is not the same thing to be good and to be kind.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare
“That was enterprising," Will sounded nearly impressed.
Nate smiled. Tess shot him a furious look. "Don't look pleased with yourself. When Will says 'enterprising' he means 'morally deficient.'"
"No, I mean enterprising," said Will. "When I mean morally deficient, I say, 'Now, that's something I would have done'.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare
“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
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Cassandra Clare
“There's plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare
“Will looked horrified. "What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”
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Cassandra Clare
“Will smiled the way Lucifer might have smiled, moments before he fell from Heaven.”
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Cassandra Clare
“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. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare
“Black hair and blue eyes are my favorite combination.”
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Cassandra Clare
“cleverness that comes too late is hardly cleverness at all?”
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Cassandra Clare
“You've always been what you are. That's not new. What you'll get used to is knowing it.”
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Cassandra Clare
“Do reasons matter when there's nothing that can be done to change things.”
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Cassandra Clare
“Look at him. The face of a bad angel and eyes like the night sky in Hell. He's very pretty, and vampires like that. I can't say I mind either.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare
“Goodness, my nose is enormous,' she exclaimed. 'Why didn't anyone tell me?”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare
“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.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare
“If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?”
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Cassandra Clare
“When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.”
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Cassandra Clare
“This is your true self, Tessa. This power is who you are. Whoever loves you now - and you must also love yourself - will love the truth of you.”
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Cassandra Clare
“It is as great a thing to love as it is to be loved. Love is not something that can be wasted.”
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Cassandra Clare
“For so many years she had wondered what her first kiss would be like - if he would be handsome, if he would love her, if he would be kind. She had never imagined that the kiss would be so brief and desperate and wild. Or that it would taste of holy water. Holy water and blood.”
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Cassandra Clare
“Dreams can be dangerous things.”
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Cassandra Clare
“Concerned about my safety, are you?
-William Herondale.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare
“It isn't against the Law to be an idiot.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Reading Progress

Finished Reading
December 29, 2010 – Shelved
January 5, 2011 –
page 40
January 5, 2011 –
page 40
8.35% "love it already :)"
January 6, 2011 – Started Reading
January 7, 2011 –
page 239
49.9% "Will or Jem? ♥ :)"
January 7, 2011 –
page 277
January 7, 2011 –
page 370
77.24% "Poor Jem >.< Now I know."
January 8, 2011 – Finished Reading
April 3, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
April 3, 2011 – Shelved as: trilogy
December 8, 2012 – Shelved as: books-i-own
December 8, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy
March 9, 2013 – Shelved as: romance

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Julie love that book ^^

message 39: by Kimberly (last edited Jan 07, 2011 01:34AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kimberly wee! d aaq mkapg hintay na matpos xa! buti nlng, mababasa q na xa ng maayos bukas, and sa sunday! :D

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i have that

Kimberly have you read it?

Julie yes, poor Jem talaga T.T read it na and post your review :) it's one of the best books for me!

Kimberly one of the best dn for me :)
okay, mag type na =D

Joyzi Me I'm Team Jem!

Kimberly haha :D
sna makahanp cla ng cure pra sa "disability" nya ..

Joyzi oo nga e, grabe talaga nangyari ke Jem

Kimberly oo nga >.<
ugh tlga un demon!

napno nmn kaya si Will?

Joyzi ewan ko dun, si Jem lang ang inaalala ko

Julie hahaha! hey Joyzi, why are you so mean to Will my labs! LoL

Joyzi di naman ako mean hehe, wala lang sa kanya ang attention ko :)

Julie hahaha, dedma talaga kay will eh XD

@kim: now ko lang nabasa ang review mo :) oo nga, yan yung gusto ko kay ms clare ma detalye pero may nabasa ako na isang reviewer in GR na ayaw nya daw kasi parang na bore sya :( pero ako naman super na appreciate ko kasi mas nafe-feel mo yung book kung magaling mag share ng detail yung author and you're right about that ^^

Joyzi Oo nga e mix reviews din ang friends ko ke Cassandra Clare, marami din nagsabi na di sila natuwa na puro insulto at negative ang sinabi ni Tessa sa London

Kimberly joyzi, rude ka kay Will! si Jem lng un iniisip mo! ahaha XD

julie, buti nlang ako/tayo hindi na bore! :D
ang ganda kya!

aahh un, mas gus2 nya un NY, kc un London gloomy ..

Julie @joyzi: haha siguro naisip ni clare na para naman may edge ang character ni tessa :D
siguro kung Londoner ako baka mainis din ako

@kim: tama, grabe naman kasing magreminisce si tessa ng new york! haha i think nakailang pages din syang nagcompare/contrast ng new york vs london hahaha

Joyzi Oo julie yung nabasa ko atang review, sa London nakatira yung reviewer kaya nainis siya, maganda daw kasi sa London, di katulad nung parang dinedescribe sa book na mas maganda daw sa New York

Kimberly aahhh un comparison tsk tsk tsk.
dahil cguro dun kya ayw nya un book!

Joyzi Oo basahin nyo review ni Kat matutuwa kayo, wait lang ah

Kimberly gnun naman xa, ang dme nyang reklamo.
kahit anu nlng sinabi pa nya. tas tngnan q dn un mga iba nyang reviews, reklamadora! ahahaha :D

Joyzi Lols maganda mag review yan, actually nakakatawa lahat ng rant reviews niya, kaso ang dami niyang trolls lalo sa thread niya dyan sa Clockwork Angel

Kimberly oo nga haha :D
tlgng sinabi nya lhat!

Joyzi Oo basta pag YA laging rant reviews yan haha, maski ako e parang naiinis na rin ako sa YA siguro pag 20 na ko igigive-up ko na totally ang YA genre

Kimberly bkt nman?
mag che'change ka na ng genre?

Joyzi oo pag 20 na ko hehehe, parang di na ko makarelate sa mga teenagers hahaha *joke*

Julie @joyzi: oo nga no minsan nare-realize ko na I'm getting tired narin sa YA lalo na yung mga damsel in distress na bida :D nahiya tuloy ako eh 21 nako ngayon palang nagbloom ang YA reading life ko hahaha

mabasa nga yang review ni Kat :D

Kimberly haha :D ilng taon k nba?

okay lng yan julie, bsta gus2 mo ub bnabsa mo, hayaan mo un age ..

Julie hahaha :) tama ka dyan kim!

Joyzi kasi meron talagang something na nakakainis sa YA e, siguro yun yung tipong masyadong angsty at immature pa ang mga characters

Julie TRUE JOYZI >:)) super!

Joyzi Oo pero merong YA na ganun, meron din namang di ganun, parang half half nga e

Julie is BDB still considered as YA?

Joyzi Julie hahaha walang YA na erotica no (strictly R-18 yun)

Julie hahahahaha ^__^ thanks Joyzi, anu ba namang tanung eh no LoLsssss

hala alin-alin ang aking uunahin HoN ba o BDB??? ini-mini-miney-mo...

Joyzi yung BDB ang the best vamp series ko e, ikaw hahaha

Julie cge na nga BDB na =) parehas kayo ni rachel sabi BDB is the BOMB tawa ko ng tawa sa comment nya tas eto isa ka pa super fan ng BDB so hindi exaggerated ang THE BOMB nya

Joyzi Oo julie the best talaga yan haha

Julie ok Joyzi! thanks :)

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