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Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare Goodreads Summary: Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all. (less)
Review: A few months ago I tried to re-read the Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare and frankly I couldn’t get through it. I think it’s the fact that I really hate Clary and Jace. I know, I hate Jace… what am I thinking?! But when Clockwork Angel came out I decided to give it a chance. I’m happy I did. Tessa is an amazing lead, she is strong and witty. I love that Cassandra is not afraid to put Tessa in sticky situations. Tessa can fight, she’s selfless and unlike most YA heroines she doesn’t need the big strong strapping man at all times. Will and Jem are, well …. Amazingly delicious I have to say. Jem, I always love the boy who has a dark past but still comes out of it with a good heart. (Besides the fact that James is my favorite male name) And Will, oh Will how I love thee let me count the ways. Now how can I love Will and not Jace? (I don’t even know I just do) I am very curious as to what happened to Will in his past, what made him the way he is? He fascinates me, and I can’t wait to find out more. I highly recommend this book, whether you liked TMI or not, it’s a great read.
First love, broken friendships, and heartache all play a part in this evocative, voice-driven novel about Alex, a girl whose world is ripped apart when her father’s affair splits her family in two.
Alex moves with her mess of a mother to a new town, where she is befriended by hot, enigmatic Fred—and alternately flirted with and cold-shouldered by Fred’s twin sister, Adina. Others warn Alex to steer clear of the twins, whose sibling relationship is considered abnormal at best, but there’s just something about Fred—and something about Adina—that draws Alex to them and makes her want to be part of their crazy world…no matter the consequences.
I really don't know what to say about this book, I liked it but at the same time I thought it was lacking. I felt bad for Alex, an alcholic mother and "slutty" father are not good things to have in your life. I liked the interactiosn between Fred and Adina and how they seemed to be one person before Alex came into the picture. I found Adina's jelousy to be very intersting and what she does to try and stake her claim...WOW! O.o but this is where I have my issue with this book: The Ending. It just ends, theres this huge event where Adina ends up in the hospital but nothing is ever really resolved between her and Alex. We just asume that things are going to be okay. I was actually in shock when it was over. so I'd give this a B-
Now for the Winner of my 100 followers contest!! *drum roll please* Debbie!! - I have emailed you and you have one week to email me back then I'll pick a new winner Twitter: I bet some of you are wondering where @Vacilici went.... well she retired from twitter lol! I am now under the Name @Pagan_Elina - the Pagan being from a character and Elina is my Faerie name