Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Author: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: 14 years old
Synopsis: Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.
Review: This was my favourite book I have read so far this year and the serise was one of the best I have ever read before I my life. There was so much action all the way through for example there was a major part to the story only three chapters in and you could have though that you were reading an ending to a book.The book doesn't slow up from start to finish. i felt so much for the chartors and the love triangle just sweaped you through the book but was not the main focus of the book. The bond between Jem and Will was shown through out this book and im going to compare to 'The mortal instruments' but Jem and wills relationship was so much stronger than Alec and Jace. It really made the story very emotional. The additional characters were also as equally developed and amazing through out this book as the main three characters. There was a little hidden message that you don't see in other young adult books there are it was like Evil can exist in the dark or the light. The ending was so unexpexcted and you sort of thought that you had been cheated out of an ending they were both winners witch dose not happen in other Young Adult books.
I cant say anything bad about this book really there are really small features that didn't agree with but it was over all a great book. so instead I will rant about how Cassandra Clare can write this so amazingly well, This is by far one of the best book she has written, in my opinion.but i am currently reading the mortal instruments and I want to no how these books came as a spin off from them there so much better, better characters, story line and I feel it makes so much more sense than the Mortal instruments.
Best book Cassandra Clare has ever written, you have to read this book.
Monday, 24 June 2013
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: 2011 by Walker books Ltd
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: 14 years
Synopsis: In magical Victorian London, orphan Tessa found safety with the Shadowhunters, until traitors betray her to the Magister. He wants to marry her, but so do self-destructive Will and fiercely devoted Jem. Mage Magnus Bane returns to help them. Secrets to her parentage lie with the mist-shrouded Yorkshire Institute's aged manager Alyosius Starkweather.
Review: I loved this book just as much as the first book after the climatic ending to the first book this book carried on where it left off with still so many questions that need to be answered this book adds more and more questions. There are some excellent plot twists from what you though you knew from Clockwork Angel. This book didn't have as fast pace as the previous book but it kept you turning the page. One of the best parts for me about this book was that the love triangle progressed A lot in this book because of what happens between Jem and Tessa. When Will rids himself of his curse it means that they are able to form a more of a relationship that cannot be and now we no that one person is going to get hurt out of this. I found this book to be a very enjoyable second book because some second books don't always contain to much because it is just the bridge between the world building and character introducing to the last book where all the questions are answered and the action happens but this book was A very good book that didn't feel like you were reading a second book at all.
Some of my very few bad points was that the climax was really early in the book it was almost three chapters from the end and Cassandra Clare's chapters are so long that i found the ending drag a little and could have been more condense
the book didn't have as fast a pase this was because the Magister was not in it for most of the book. This book was about him and his past but he was not in the book at all leaving the bad guy role in this book to Nate.
This is one of my favourite books and series and you must read them it has an amazing world and is easy to follow.
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Series: The Infernal Devices.
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: August 31st 2010 by Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: 13 years
Synopsis: Orphan Tessa Gray, sixteen, crosses the ocean from New York to find her brother Nate in Victorian London, her only possession a clockwork angel necklace from her mother. She is ignorant of her power to transform; the Dark sisters are not. They kidnap her for the Magister, who wants to marry Tessa and claim her power.
Shadowhunters, warriors of angel blood, battle demons and keep the peace in the Downworld of vampires, warlocks and other supernaturals. Orphan teen Shadowhunters Jem, Will, and Jess rescue Tessa and agree to help save Nate. Vengeful vampire Lady Camille Belcourt and her current lover, warlock Magnus Bane provide entrée to the Magister's secret Pandemonium Club.
Review: I loved this book it was so good. The wrighting was amazing. The pace was high all the time, there was never dull moment thought out the book. The setting was amazing for the 18 hundreds. There was lots of added little details from the time period. At some points its almost steam punk for example the technology that they have is not from the 18th century but they are shadow hunters and have this technology ahead of time its very futuristic. This book has
lots of great action moments that set your imagination off, that plays in your mind when reading the book.
My only two criticisms is I found it personally hard to imagine Tessa was an American character but that was properly just me. Another point I didn't like about this book was the main characters age range. They were almost to wise for there age because they were only sixteen to eighteen it didn't really seem to real. She said about the book that contains Vampires, Warlocks, demons and shadow hunters.
My over all view on this book is that it is one of my favourites this year and I have read on in the end of the serise and its a great first book a
to a series. This book if you haven't read it already should and must be in your TBR pile.