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Clockwork Angel [Reading] ➻ Clockwork Angel Author Cassandra Clare – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk მინდოდა შემექმნა პესონაში რომელიც ჩემსავით წიგნებში იქნებოდა ჩაფლული და მინდოდა შემექმნა პესონაში რომელიც ჩემსავით წიგნებში იქნებოდა ჩაფლული და კარგად ვიცი ასეთები არიან ჩემი მკითხველებიც ტესა მიხვდა რომ შესაძლებელია თავგადასავალი გადახდეს წიგნების მეშვეობით; რომ რომანი ერთდროულად მშვენიერის არის და ტკივილის მომტანიც; რომ სიმამაცე და გულისხმიერება გასაჭირში დაეხმარება; მინდა თითოეულმა გოგომ რომელიც ჯოჯოხეთის მექანიზმებს წაიკითხავს იგრძნოს თავადაც შეუძლია რომანის მთავარი პერსონაჟ გახდეს თუნდაც ამ რომანის კასანდრა კლერი.


10 thoughts on “Clockwork Angel

  1. NReads NReads says:

    “One must always be careful of books said Tessa and what is inside them for words have the power to change us” ☆☆☆☆☆5 FULLY STARS☆☆☆☆☆ You can find the full review and about this book on my blogI never thought this could be that goodI had started City of Bones the first book of The Mortal Instruments by the same author but it didn't work for me so I thought this could be the same but I was totally wrongThis was an arta fine peace of artI read it in one dayLiterally couldn't put the book down for a secondEverything is perfect and matches and I really dig the lifestyle of the time before two hundred yearsthe classy outfits and the funny teasing“Only the very weak minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry” The plot is beyond goodnessand it has every paranormal creatureThe book is written in third person and who knows me knows that I don't like books in third person but in this one I didn't mind at allIt was perfectly build and the story fits well with characterstheir personality with their actionsthe style of talking with the time book is written inEverything is in the right place“Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks They ate it too Will reminisced Bloodthirsty little beasts Never trust a duck” I also liked the romance in this bookbecause the book needed it and I'm so glad that the author didn't make it a big deallike the reason of things happening because I'm tired with books where only true love and stuff like this triumphThe bonding between characters was so natural and seemed uite realAnd so you know there is a love triangle“Will looked horrified What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate” The only thing that I didn't like much was the vampiresThis is my personal opinion and there is not a single problem in this book with vampiresthey are well described and everything but I don't like these creatures so muchAnd I would liked if vampires were replaced with any other creatureBeside that everything is perfect“It's all right to love someone who doesn't love you back as long as they're worth you loving them As long as they deserve it” I usually talk in my reviews which part of the book was goodbetter and badBut I can't part this oneFrom the first page till the last onemoments never got boring and there were always thrilling and exciting ones“There's plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes if you wish to look for it” The ending was phenomenalAnd there was also a cliff in the epilogueSo I can't wait to read the next book“If no one in the entire world cared about you did you really exist at all” The story This book is about a girl who travels to London to meet her brotherbut when she arrived there someone else takes her and keeps her as prisonerThere she discovers her special abilities and grows a lot of uestions about herselfOne day she is saved from the Dark house from a boy named Will and he sent her to the instituteThere she finds about the Downworldshadowhuntersand other mysterious paranormal thingsAlso she is caught up in a love triangle between two bestfriends The characters TessaI rarely build feeling for charactersany feelingsbut this time Tessa got me hardI really dig herShe is so finesmart and beautiful and the way she does things it's just admirable WillI liked this character for his sense of humorAnd I must say he has a dark past and doesn't want to involve anyone in iteven the people he really cares aboutJemJem is one of those characters you feel sorry aboutI mean he at least deserved his addictionOtherwise he is a person you should look afteruite a role model“Sometimes when I have to do something I don't want to do I pretend I'm a character from a book It's easier to know what they would do” I highly recommend this book to everyoneEven if you loved or hated The mortal instruments you should read this oneIt's awesomeAnd I really want to see this on screen Pictures from the review are not mine I took them mostly from Google images or Tumblr


  2. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    A lot of Goodreads friends that I have people I deeply respect and whose opinions I actually hold in great value gave this book lots of stars and glowing reviews Friends of mine you know I adore you so please don't take offense at this review If you enjoyed this book then I’m really glad you did It makes me happy when people enjoy literature So you probably shouldn't read this review if you love this book It's nice to know that even though Cassandra Clare's Draco Trilogy ended years ago I can pick up ANY SINGLE ONE of her books that she has published and see not only Draco’s character but all my old friends from the Harry Potter Fanon Universe with different names and physical descriptions but otherwise pretty much intact Because seven really long books just wasn’t enough for them apparentlyIt's nice to know that the snappy little one liners and cheap hijinks are being recycled because they worked so well the first AND second time she used themI don't think I've made it any great secret that I despise the writings of Cassandra Clare so let me get the few good points out of the way so I can go back to imagining a world where authors like this are forcibly chained to their desks and made to read their own stories over and over again until they’re sorry She stopped using so many damn similes I no longer feel like gouging out my own eyes every single time she tries to describe something There is no creepy incest in this book so my husband was spared walking in on me trying to choke the life out of a paperback novelAnd that about it I mean let’s face it if the only good things I can say about this book are that she’s made slight improvements so that I no longer feel the urge to commit seppuku by diving head first into a meat grinder then it’s not high praiseSo what was wrong with this novel Well other than the fact that the characters were almost CARBON COPIES of ones that I’d read in City of Bones Draco Dormiens Draco Sinister and Draco Veritas there was just so much to hate The character building that they actually DO have only exists because she did the work years ago on top of another author's pre existing characters – otherwise they’d be little animated than the clockwork automatons that appear in this storyDon’t get me started on how she wiki’d “Victorian Society” copy and pasted the information into word and then randomly injected it into the story via the characters parroting the cans and can’ts of the time period Not even going there It’ll take too long to complain about that How about her inability to write a storyline that is in anyway surprising Reading one of her novels is like watching a dumbed down version of Scooby Doo I actually liked Scooby Doo before Scrappy Doo came along Whoever made that character needed to be shot hung kheelhauled and uartered – the whole works but you know how they’d go somewhere and they’d be like “Hey guys I think something’s going to happen Hey look gang a perfectly inconspicuous diving mask I WONDER IF THIS COULD BE A CLUE WINKWINKNUDGENUDGE FOR ALL THE FIVE YEAR OLD KIDS PLAYING AT HOME”In Clockwork Angel Clare practically flags you down makes you come look VERY hard at her clue that is painted bright bright red and poorly hidden behind her back while she insists that it’s not actually there and giggles every time she tries to make you not look at her ENORMOUS FLIPPIN' CLUE She insists on this behaviour until finally you pat her on the head tell her that she ALMOST managed to colour inside all the lines The whole concept of this book wasn’t original It was her looking at the Internet culture going “Huh so people are really getting into steampunk eh Hmmmm how can I cash in on this with as little effort on my behalf as possible”She is recycling characters that she built on from the Harry Potter universe years ago She's recycling storylines conversations personalities plot points ideas and concepts from all around her and she recycles her own stuff what little there is of it just as freuently When she was accused of plagiarism for lifting entire paragraphs of text from other authors without referencing it she made a comment that it didn't really matter because hey isn't fanfiction just pastiche anywayWell fine It was just fanfiction who really cares But I'd think after all these years she would have moved on past her pastiche style of writing to something that she could actually claim as her ownBut you know what She can't I feel no guilt in saying that she doesn’t deserve to be published or to be earning the money that she is I will proudly complain about her books until she actually starts to care about the fudge that she’s packing


  3. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    When people ask me ''Who is your favorite author'' I never know exactly what answer to offer I very much enjoy reading LJ Smith’s books But CS Pacat is my favorite MM author And let’s not forget how amazing JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series is Oh and have you heard of Kiera Cass She wrote such a swoon worthy love story And Eliza Crewe Leigh Bardugo Laini Taylor and Marissa Meyer are all new favorite authors of mineNonsense No need to be torned ever again Cassandra Clareis to me an incredible and worth knowing author She seems to be possessing such an overflowing with imagination and ideas and originality mind And she simply knows how to create endearing and filled with chemistry relationships romantic or not Plus you know how sometimes you read scenes in a book and you feel like they aren’t clear or so poorly contextualized that the author’s words are sadly hard to follow Well that never happens with this author And hell she switched from urban fantasy to historical fiction fantasy steampunk with perfection It's crazy so to speak how interesting I find her characters to read about They’re not just fantastically created and developped beings They’re always than that and often they will reach out to the deepest parts inside youand make you realize some things you never have before and open your eyes on others I don’t know how she does it What I do know though is that she has a great talent and that is something I very strongly believe and will not let someone convince me on thinking otherwhise It's how it should always go anyway You appreciate admire love or even crave something Don't let anyone destroy that feeling Because it is true and powerful I fervently and judiciously thought about it andI did not uite prefer this impressive series to The Mortal Instruments one You see I simply think that they’re both very different stories This one for instance contains a variety of new original characters and elements that we do not see featured in the other seriesand that’s great I mean I LOVED this book But I still am deeply smitten with Alec Magnus as a couple and this beautiful couple in uestion is unfortunately yet understandably not present in Clockwork Angel Magnus Bane is in fact my all time favorite book character which one is yours Certainly this book gave me some background story on him and made me learn new things about his character but he still is present in The Mortal Instruments nonetheless which is something that I cannot forget Very awe moment from this book Remember when Magnus says ''Black hair and blue eyes are my favorite combination'' Thatdrives you right to Alec Lightwood It earnestly made me sigh with love and contentment Oh Jem Jem Jemisn't he a lovely swoon worthy characterAll beautiful art works were taken here


  4. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader) says:

    THIS WAS SO GREAT I'm so glad that I finally picked it up I'm going to be doing video reviewdiscussion for this so be on the look out for that soon on youtubecomjessethereader reread 422 428


  5. Hannah Hannah says:

    Five years later and my love has yet to subside


  6. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    rips apart ‘I love Jem Carstairs’ shirt to reveal another ‘I love Jem Carstairs’ shirt in bigger font I can't walk up the stairs without wheezing but I would fisfight the moon for this boyAs for Will Herondale being that I am a fellow emo I respect his self loathing but as his foster mother I do not want him to feel that wayLastly I can see the fledgling tendrils of a love triangle and I am suffering Make it an OT3 you COWARDS


  7. Zoë Zoë says:

    This book was fantastic I am happy that I read it after TMI because I was able to catch the nods to those books I love both Jem and Will and all of the other characters I'm excited to start next book right away which is rare since I never binge read series


  8. Mizuki Mizuki says:

    This book got 15 stars from me simply because I was also reading Tiger's uest by Colleen Houck and comparing with Tiger's uest Clockwork Angel looks like it deserves 15 starsIn order to save you some precious time I will tell you my honest reaction to Clockwork Angel right here right nowThank you ShouAlso when I first opened the book I was faced by this description as well Magic is dangerous but love is dangerous still sighs What kind of soap operatic shit is that I hate this line instantlyI don't think Clockwork Angel is the most horrible book which I have ever read it isn't the action scenes and part of the plots are enjoyable to an extent But oh boy Clare's writing and her characters annoy me the book as a whole annoys the freaking hell out of me here're the reasons1 The recycling of charactersThe main characters in The Infernal Devices series are the photocopy versions of the main characters in The Mortal Instruments series plain and simple  Tessa is Clary Will is Jace Jem is Simon and Jessamine is a bitchier version of Isabelle Only that in TID series those recycled characters got different colors of eyes and hair they were dressed in 19th century British outfits and they were living in a supposed Victorian eraFirst we got the main girl who is called Theresa Gray Theresa Gray Clarissa Fray Do you see the similarity here Why can't Ms Clare come up with some other slightly original names for her 'heroines'Tessa's similarity with Clary doesn't just end here Clary was looking for  her mother who was kidnapped by the villain and Clary soon realized her mother had hidden a secret from her On the other hand Tessa was also looking for her brother in London said brother was also kidnapped by the villain later Tessa also found out her brother had hidden a secret from herNot only this Tessa's attitude is just as annoying as Clary's Clary's bitchy remark about how fat ugly people don't get to become vampires because ugly people probably don't want to live long bugs the hell out of me when I read City of Bones In Clockwork Angel I found Tessa making a very similar remark on Brother Enoch's strange frightening appearance It hardly seems worth living a long time if you're going to look like thatWow Tessa was badmouthing Brother Enoch behind his back when Brother Enoch was trying to save Tessa's own brother Nate's life How ungratefulOf course Tessa thought if you weren't beautiful then living a long life devoting yourself to gain knowledge and help people still don't worth it The most important thing for her is to be beautiful I got the message perfectlySimply put not only Tessa is an recycled version of Clary she is also as judgmental ungrateful and rude as Clary is AND THAT'S OUR MAIN CHARACTERAnd of course the same like Clary Tessa had to possess a special ability which no one else but her can wield One big fat sign for Mary Sue rightThen we meet William Herondale who's supposed to be a great warrior but who's also extremely handsome cocky and filled with smartass remarks up his sleeves who is rude to everyone else for no good reason He's a copy of Jace LightwoodWaylandHerondaleMorgensternwhatever That's itThe gentle 'good boy' Jem is Simon in disguise Jem is being designed to be the weaker part of the love triangle I like him just as I like Simon but I have nothing to say about him As to the beautiful girl Jessamine she's a slightly interesting but 100% bitchy version of Isabelle Lightwood I will get back to her later2 Troubling behaviorsattitude from main charactersWhen we first meet Will and Jem they were both tracing a demon Then they found out a young girl was slayed by the demon but they hardly gave any reaction to her death Isn't it just bad for Ms Clare to spend time to describe what Will and Jem look like what clothes they wore then she spends time on describing how her two male leads reacted to the death of this innocent girlAnd I had talked about Tessa's bitchy attitude toward bad lookingstrange looking people before I also noticed that whenever Tessa met someone the first and foremost thing she would notice about them is their appearance and she always judged them on how they looked Here's one of the most outrageous exampleTessa was trapped in the den of the evil doersDark Sisters and a stranger had just broken into her prison cell AND ALL SHE HAD NOTICED IS THAT THE STRANGER HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FACE SHE HAD EVER SEEN EVEN THE LINE OF HIS THROAT IS PERFECTWHAT'S WRONG WITH HERAlso  Tessa was secretly jealous of the pretty womengirls eg Jessamine Lady Belcourt etc and looks down at ugly strange looking people That kind of attitude is just hateful Jem had once commented that he thought Tessa was pretty but I don't think there's enough amount of prettiness which would be enough to cover up Tessa's mean spirited judgmental ugly little heartThere's also one things about Clare's supposedly Victorian characters that bugs me a lot It's that for the life in me I can't believe the ladies and gentlemen in the high society would be talking so rudely and directly to one another I mean even the rudest characters in Jane Austen's novels wouldn't talk in the same way like Clare's charactersRemember Jessamine I had said that she is a bitch she's unbelievably rude to everyone when we first meet her especially to Tessa and Henry But oh god shouldn't a lady be taught not to directly make rude remarks And why would no one ever called her out for being unladylike Guess what's the worst part The worst part is that when Jessamine was openly insulting a guest Tessa NO ONE not Will not Charlotte not Henry even bothered to stop her Where's these people mannerOh now I can see that all these Shadowhunters are a bunch of wimps they can't even stop a rude girl from insulting their own guest and we're supposed to believe they are the fierce protectors who stood between humans and demons The same with Jessamine whenever Will was saying rude things even to a point he directly told Charlotte her husband was a useless piece of trash still Charlotte who was the head of the Institute did nothing to shut him up CAN THIS BE SERIOUS3 Failed attempt at making the characters strong brave and likableAfter reading 5 Mortal Instruments books and Clockwork Angel I began to realize Ms Clare seems to be unable to write likable characters with the rare exclusions of Simon Jem Magnus and maybe Alec When she tries to write brave strong girls but they always turn out rude judging self righteous and unlikable When she tries to write complicated male leads with a haunting past she only manages to make them into cocky rude dickheadsJust like with Clary Ms Clare tried to paint Tessa as the tough girl here's one of her attempts Tessa shouted I won't let you give me to the Magister I'd rather dieWell then what about your brother Nate Remember that supposedly the Dark Sisters still have him TessaThat I'd rather die part makes me almost want to laugh Hadn't the Dark Sisters made it uite clear that the Magister wants to use Tessa instead of killing herNot only this after Tessa was taken under the Shadowhunters' wings she began to doubt their motivation for helping her I fully understand Tessa would be suspicious of the Shadowhunters' intention After all the girl had just been kidnapped But it bothers the hell out of me when Tessa never bothered to say one single simple Thank you to those who had saved her Is saying Thank you so difficultThen Tessa complained in her mind how she hated having to be grateful when Charlotte borrowed her a dress to wear That little bitch You know what it isn't like Charlotte was obliged to be nice to her at the first placeAnd then Tessa and Will went undercover and sneaked into a vampire party but when the two of them were surrounded by a roomful a vampires Tessa just had to lose all control and screamed her head off when she first caught sight of her brother Nate being held captive by the vampires I for the life in me can't think of any worst action to draw attention and endanger Tessa herself Will and even Nate Can she possibly do any worse to draw attention upon herself and Will by screaming and being impulsive and ACTING LIKE A FIVE YEARS OLD KID IN GENERALWill on the other hand is as horrible a person as Tessa The I read the book the I realize they deserve each other For example when Will discovered Tessa was in Jem's room at night he came up with the following remark Do you normally turn up in gentlemen's bedrooms in the middle of the night If I'd known that I would have campaigned harder to make sure Charlotte let you stayp108Screw you Will you assholeI understand it isn't proper for Tessa to show up in Jem's room in the middle of the night but what're you hinting at with your damn remark Are you hinting that Tessa is a whore or she's a loosed womanNot only this in the middle of the story Will thought about Thomas the servant boy who once was his best friend BEFORE JEM CAME ALONG AND WILL TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THOMAS Will totally forgot about the servant boy who was once his friend right after he found a new friend He was still in good term with Thomas only because the latter happened to have the big enough heart to forgive himDon't tell me Will isn't a horrible person Just don't4 Failure in researchSince Clare had decided that her character Jem as a half British half Chinese who had spent his childhood in Shanghai there're a few reference on Chinese culture And I just happen to be a Chinese; which means I found Clare's twisting the little details of Chinese myth around a little bit difficult for me to stomachFirst when Tessa first encountered Jem he told her that Westerners like her and Will would be referred to as 'Yang uizi' in Chinese which meant 'Foreign Devils' Oh yes Westerners were and sometime still are being referred to as 'ghosts' in Chinese because in Chinese myth only dead peopleghosts have pale white skin and yellowred hair It's ghost not Devil There's hardly any concept of Devil in Chinese traditional culture GET YOUR CHINESE WORDS AND THE TRANSLATION STRAIGHT WHEN YOU WRITE THEMAnd the reference of 'Westernersghosts' fact is not some rarely known difficult to access information it's uite widely known that Westerners wereare being referred to as 'ghosts' by the Chinese There're even a few English novels mentioning this fact I recall one is called White Ghost Girls the ghost girls in here mean young underage Western girls Then the next thing I know Jem revealed that that his parents were murdered by a demon called Yanluo OMG Yanluo is the name of the king of underworld in Chinese myth not a freaking demonThere're many demons ghosts and fox spirits etc in the Chinese myth but King Yanluo isn't a freaking demon he's an underworld deity you hear me5The annoying love triangleDon't even get me started with the love triangle I know that it's a LAW for YA girls to have feelings for the total jerks instead of the good boys who at least can have a normal conversation with her without insulting her in every way possible6 The endingThe ending of Clockwork Angel what a messPeople have been swearing up and down that the ending part of Clockwork Angel is where things finally getting good But all I can see is the Shadowhunters falling into the bad guy's trap foolishly and conveniently so Will can rush in for the rescue at the last minute What a poorly designed plot twistEveryone Will Jem Charlotte Henry all of these supposedly seasoned Shadowhunters turned out to be complete FOOLS who are ill informed who can also be easily tricked and manipulated  It looks like Clare had dumb ed them all down in order to create tension and threatMy goodness these people are supposed to be warriors who protect humans from the evil demon race but judging from the way how those Shadowhunters ran business I wouldn't even trust them to guide me to cross the freaking streetThe endingto be frank is almost a photocopy of City of Bones People are arguing whether Ms Clare is able to write something original for her series instead of copying her old creation And my answer to this uestion is No she can'tmajor plot spoiler warning view spoilerFirst is there anyone really feeling surprised that Nate turned out to be a traitorSecondly is anyone out there really feeling surprised that de uincey isn't the MagisterAlso I would have respected Tessa if she really carried out her plan to sacrifice herself so she wouldn't be used by the MagisterBut no Tessa tricked her way out instead of carrying out her plan for real and I can't believe for a second the Magister would be fooled by her stunt I don't believe it the same like I can't believe that You Know Who wouldn't personally check Harry Potter is dead for real with his own eyes and handsAs to the Magister himself he is so underwhelming as the arch villainPlus why it's never explained that what kind of importance did Tessa's clockwork angel hold hide spoiler


  9. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ says:

    ”Milton thought Hell was a city you know I think maybe he had it half right Perhaps London is just Hell’s entrance and we are the damned souls refusing to pass through fearing that what we will find on the other side will be worse than the horror we already know”I’m the first one to admit that this book has a very slow pacing and that there isn’t an awful lot of action let alone an intriguing plot No this book has none of that yet it’s still one of my all time favourites and I’d recommend it to everyone who dares to talk books with me My opinions about books are always very strong and therefore book discussions with me can be uite challenging lol The thing is this book is a good reminder that a great book can live from its character cast as well It doesn’t need an awesome plot with twists and turns even though there actually happen to be some in here or action scenes that leave you gasping Sometimes everything a book needs are well thought out and realistic characters and yes this is exactly what “Clockwork Angel” delivers I’m in love with all the MCs and the way they see the world The thoughts they share the pieces of wisdom their words contain the severity of the decisions they make just everything My love for this series is so deep I can barely put it into words 3It’s true this book is very serious but it’s also funny as hell There are book talks that will warm every bookworm’s heart there is the first mention of “demon pox” an MC that adores chocolate so much that he thinks people who don’t eat it are monsters and cannibal ducks that lead to the Herondale’s secret motto of “Never trust a duck” Those characters are alive and breathing and they feel than just real They have their weaknesses and strengths they love they hurt they joke they cry they are palpable and genuine and they are everything to meIt’s safe to say that I love this series with all my heart I just hope that you my dear reader who’s reading this review right now will end up loving it too ; P There’s no way I’m not going to blow up the goodreads world limit once again so if you want to read my entire review you can do it hereIf you like things short and simple Who am I kidding lol be my guest and just continue to read on ; PThe characters Welcome to Victorian London It’s moist misty filthy and the home of the Shadowhunters ; Before you pass the threshold of the Institute you should know that you’ll be spoiled as soon as you enter their realm though Scientia est potentia Are you ready to gain knowledge Tessa “One must always be careful of books” said Tessa “and what is inside them for words have the power to change us”I have no idea why I like Tessa so much but for some reason I do lol At the beginning of the book she’s very naive and innocent She has no idea why she was taken to the Dark Sisters and it made me sad to see her suffer so much This poor girl didn’t even know what she was getting into and was totally lost Well until Will found her and brought her to the institute I loved to see her character arc how she changed from the shy girl into a determined woman 3 It was beautifully done and it was easily comprehensible All the characteristics were already there they just became visible and prominent as she got stronger By the end of the book Tessa is no naive and bland character any longer she’s become a stubborn woman that goes her own way and stands up for herself And honestly that’s exactly the Tessa I love XD ”If no one in the entire world cared about you did you really exist at all” ”All your talk about Downworlders and how you don’t hate them That’s all nothing isn’t it Just words You don’t mean them And as for mundanes have you ever thought maybe you’d be better at protecting them if you didn’t despise them all so much” Will ”He had the most beautiful face she had ever seen Tangled black hair and eyes like blue glass Elegant cheekbones a full mouth and long thick lashes Even the curve of his throat was perfect He looked like every fictional hero she’d ever conjured up in her head”Ahhh Will My precious book husband 333 I’ll never get tired of this boy No matter how long I live he and Warner will always be my book husbands lol I seem to have a weakness for tortured souls and if Will isn’t the embodiment of a tortured soul then I don’t know 3 Also he’s sassy as hell and very sarcastic and boy do I love those traits in my men Haha In this book we don’t know why he acts the way he does but I can’t wait to read book two and to watch the story unfold Still despite his attitude it’s plain that he cares about all the people that live at the institute He defended Charlotte when the Enclave talked over her and the way he takes care of Jem and worries about him is adorable He always tries to keep his distance but the harder he tries the he seems to fail At the ending he’s so distraught that he takes a drastic step at least for him and since I know what’s going to happen in “Clockwork Prince” I’m already suffering with him ”Exactly There was a man who was worthless and knew he was worthless and yet however far down he tried to sink his soul there was always some part of him capable of great action” Will lowered his voice “What is it he says to Lucie Manette That though he is weak he can still burn” ”Are you implying that shreds of my reputation remain intact” Will demanded with mock horror “Clearly I have been doing something wrong Or not doing something wrong as the case may be” He banged on the side of the carriage “Thomas We must away at once to the nearest brothel I seek scandal and low companionship” ”I think I don’t understand your acceptance of his death”“And I think that you do not understand that sometimes the only choice is between acceptance and madness”Jem ”He was bareheaded which drew the eye immediately to his hair It was an odd bright silver color like an untarnished shilling His eyes were the same silver and his fine boned face was angular the slight curve of his eyes the only clue to his heritage”I never realized this before but Cassie kind of “friendzoned” Jem in this first book lol Now I know why I never saw him as Tessa’s main love interest You just can’t because in “Clockwork Angel” Clare wrote him as a friend and not as a lover Cleverly done Ms Clare ; P It’s not just the way he is described but also how his character acts Jem is very down to earth and so much wiser than Will He’s no daredevil but a strategist and this automatically makes him a good listener and friend So of course everyone is rooting for Tessa and Will to hit it off XD Still despite Clare’s efforts I can’t help but love Jem as well He’s such a gentle kind and patient soul and therefore the complete opposite of Will yet this is exactly what draws me to him They are like fire and water and I love them both 3 Also in “Clockwork Prince” we get to see his passionate side and I’m so ready for him to step out of that friendzone in which Cassie so deliberately placed him ; P Break free Jem Break free 3 ”If you have the soul of a warrior you are a warrior Whatever the color the shape the design of the shade that conceals it the flame inside the lamp remains the same You are that flame” He smiled then seeming to have come back to himself slightly embarrassed “That’s what I believe” ”You’re correct But I’m surprised you know it I know it But I have had years to understand Will To know when he means what he says and when he doesn’t” ”So why don’t you stop fighting Will and the others –““Would understand” Jem finished for her “I know they would But there is to life than not dying I am a Shadowhunter It is what I am not just what I do I can’t live without it”Jessamine ”I am not a Shadowhunter Tessa I despise everything about the Nephilim I have never wanted to be one and my dearest wish is to leave the Institute and never speak to a single soul who resides there ever again” Jessamine is one of those characters I never got warm with She despises to be one of the Shadowhunters and she would rather live a normal life than to fight demons I get why she feels that way and to some degree I even understand her wish to be normal Unfortunately she was born as a Nephilim and therefore is expected to fight alongside the others Jessie is a very inconsistent character because when push comes to shove she actually falls into the patterns of a Shadowhunter and fights with them I think part of her anger might be even directed at herself because she hates herself for not being able to fight her true nature Sooner or later her inner conflict will have major conseuences but for now she seems to be okay Well at least she helped them out when they were attacked so there’s that The relationships shipsTessa Will ”When he had come into her room at the Dark House she had thought he was the most beautiful boy she’d ever seen but just now looking at him – she had never looked at a boy like that not in this way that brought blood hot to her face and tightened her chest”To say their relationship is complicated would be the understatement of the century XD They care about each other deeply and they have an amazing chemistry yet Will is keeping Tessa at a distance and never lets her get too close to him Well of course except of the one time he does and they kiss at the attic I remember being as confused as Tessa when I first read this book I couldn’t fathom why Will would so obviously love her but still push her away Sophie was right there is some darkness in him and it’s consuming him from the inside out TT Poor Will One of the best things about their relationship are not only their tender little moments but also their amazing bookish talks 3 I’m so glad I read “A Tale of Two Cities” because I finally understood all of their references It added a new layer of enjoyment to my reading experience and I think I admire Cassandra Clare even now I love the way she involves literature and uotes into her books and to have two characters that are bookworms that fall in love is #couplegoals lol Tessa and Will still have a long way to go though sighs deeply ”Are you cold” Lacing his fingers with hers Will took her hand and pressed it to his cheek She was startled by the feverish heat of his skin “Tess” he said his voice thick and soft with desire and she leaned toward him swaying like a tree whose branches were weighted by snow ”Don’t you wish to go home”He didn’t move his fingers still brushing her hand “I can’t ever go home”Tessa Jem His eyes were closed “Will” he said without opening his eyes or ceasing to play “Will is that you”For some reason I love the moment Tessa and Jem meet for the very first time It’s so tender and simple and the fact that he thought she was Will Ahh Just ahh XD I like how they become friends and kind of bond over Will’s antics Moreover I absolutely adore how Jem’s steady presence sort of conuers Tessa’s heart They start as strangers that form a friendship and by the end of the book both of them begin to feel for each other than mere affection Also can we appreciate how considerate Jem is He knows that his parabatai loves Tessa and even though it’s plain that he likes her too he never acts on it He holds back and lets them sort it out and he never really NEVER takes advantage of Tessa’s confusion and pain I swear he’s a patient angel and he deserves the world and 33 ”There was something about the way Jem looked at her she thought Like he could see into and through her But nothing inside her nothing he saw or heard could bother or upset or disappoint him” ”I think he did” said Jem “and does love you in his way but you cannot concern yourself with that It is as great a thing to love as it is to be loved Love is not something that can be wasted”Will Jem Will shrugged “The spoils of vice are a burdensome responsibility”“Yet one you seem strangely able to bear” observed Jem with an amused flash of his silvery eyesI LOVE MY TWO BOYS They are everything to me and I’d die for them 333 Their relationship is one of the best things about this book and I’ve to admit that I ship them Yes you read right I ship them HARD lol Even though the focus is on their friendship there is still some sort of chemistry between those two And they love each other It’s plain as day Maybe not sexually but kind of romantically and in such a profound way that it’s impossible not to notice I’d even go as far as to say that they have some sort of a “demiromantic relationship” It’s really hard to explain with those two but boy do I love their relationship 3 Plus you’ve to adore the way they tease each other Their conversations are some of the best ones in this entire book Only Tessa and Will’s book talks get close to the pleasure of reading their easy banter ; P I can’t wait to read “Clockwork Prince” because I know their special connection will be explored even in the second instalment ”You think she’s pretty” Will was surprised; Jem rarely opined on this sort of thing“Yes and you do too”“I hadn’t noticed really”“Yes you have and I’ve noticed you noticing” Jem was smiling ”You were ill” Will said not looking at Tessa as he spoke “It’s nobody’s fault” He paused “I just think you should be careful You’re not well still Talking will just tire you out”“There are important things than being careful”ConclusionThis series will always have a special place in my heart and I enjoyed this reread probably even then when I read the book for the very first time Three dimensional characters awesome uotes meaningful conversations great bookish discussions a little bit of action and lots of humour made this a wonderful read What truly distinguishes it from all of the other books are the deep relationships though They add a good portion of misery and heart to the story and if we’re totally honest we’ve to admit that we all love a tragic fairy tale every once in a while Don’t you agree ; P


  10. Elle (ellexamines) Elle (ellexamines) says:

    Some of you might know me for well this review You know my most popular most liked one star review of City of Bones That one So I guess the thesis of this review could be people change Oh no not me I still think that book was a piece of shit because it really was I mean Cassandra Clare As in she got better at writingThe BIG thing that shocked me here was how incredibly addicting this was Like I tore apart City of Bones but kind of the main thing about that book was that it was really boring I took over six months to read that book This book on the other hand was better than entertaining it was super compelling I think it’s chiefly because if you have ever read a single one of my reviews you know this is coming the character work and development which is just so so so much better than anything in the Mortal Instruments Tessa’s conflict is about whether or not she is human and what that should mean and it is so uality And speaking of the idea of monsters vs humans the portrayal of downworlders suddenly doesn’t suck While Rafael and Magnus are both sympathetic characters in the Mortal Instruments I think the portrayal of Camille I love her by the way goes further than subverting it subtly but clearly critiues the Shadowhunter idea that Downworlders are lesser While the ending of this book is fucking heartbreaking and made me want to punch a certain someone in the face it also does something I did not expect it sees Will’s bigotry and it criticizes him for it by putting us into Tessa’s head as she experiences it Also love that Tessa is powerful as fuck I feel like I’m always bothered by the lack of agency for female protagonists from this era but no I love her I’d give my life for her There is also a very compelling cast of side characters including➽Charlotte the badass lady mentor Tessa needed and deserved➽Henry a mess who has never done anything wrong in his life➽Jessamine girl hate but like compelling and subversive but also annoying but also I don’t hate her➽Sophie my girlfriend my wife I would die for her an iconI kind of intoned girl hate in this so let’s talk about the narrative implications of girl hate and why this book actually did really well Jessamine comes close to being a very stereotypical character but she’s far beyond that she’s a character who has very clearly been socialized into believing in her own superiority for not fighting and now firmly believes it The reason this character works is because she is highly motivated The reason this plotline works is because there are two seperate really badass women in here both of whom express femininity in really different ways There’s also the fact that Tessa is dealing with her own internalized misogyny but the narrative still kind of decries what’s going on That’s a super hard dynamic to pull off but yes Also let’s talk about this love triangle I literally don’t think I have ever been this invested in a love triangle just ending up with them all dating each other I also am somewhat convinced that is exactly the dynamic Cassandra Clare was going for because like it is really really there BUT I will say I was rooting for The Three Love Triangle People All Dating Each Other Endgame up until the ending and then Will u Trash Man #justiceforTessa2k18And because someone will someday ask on my review if I actually had to pick a team and I am still very opposed to picking a team Jem is a better person than Will will ever be I started this book highly empathizing with Will even though I am currently so mad at him but Jem has never done a thing wrong in his life and is good In summary➽Jem Kind Musician Man disabled and biracial Chinese in a society that looks down on both put up with Will’s shit for seventeen years an overall good➽Will trash man basically only likes the two people he’s simultaneously datingBut honestly they’re both interesting characters I love the direction this series is goingDon’t get me wrong there were still cheesy moments But overall this was so compelling and fun A uality ReadI will also say that while I highly enjoyed this book I kind of liked it as fun trash Weeeeeeeeeeell Maybe just see my reviews of Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess I forgot I had emotionsBlog | Goodreads | Twitter | Youtube


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