Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

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Clockwork Angel

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I read the five books of TMI first before reading this because I didn’t know that there was a prequel! I don’t know where to start actually because this book is full of feels. Ships will be formed, and which will sail and sink?

Theresa Gray is a very mysterious character. Her very own identity is a question mark. This is not only her journey to start a new life in London, but a journey also to find love and the answers to who she really is. William Herondale is your usual gorgeous and jerk Shadowhunter with a tortured soul, sounds familiar? Will’s parabatai and holding his own demons for his strange white-silver hair and eyes. It was set in the 19th century in Victorian London. In this book, the Shadowhunters not only face the danger of demons but of the progressing knowledge of technology.

I love how this book showed the deep connection between parabatai unlike in TMI. The way Will care for Jem and Jem for Will, you’ll think it’s a bromance waiting to happen. I can’t even choose who to ship between the two of them because, ugh! It’s just too hard! There are more characters to meet like the Head of London Institute, Charlotte Fairchild Branwell (girl power!), her genius somewhat scientist of a husband, Henry Branwell, the very lovely Jessamine Lovelace, the mysterious Axel Mortmain and many more.

Oooh, and you’re in for a treat ‘cause Magnus Bane will show you around London!

Read: May 11, 2013

Rating: 4 Stars

Clockwork Prince

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In the second installment of Cassandra Clare’s most anticipated The Infernal Devices trilogy, Tessa Gray found herself in a situation where the safety blanket of the London Institute was on the verge of being stripped away from her. The Clave was scheming on removing Charlotte Branwell as the head of London Institute due to the incident that happened with the Magister. Together with the dashing and handsome Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs, they set out to discover the real reason behind the Magister’s hatred of the Shadowhunters. During their journey to Yorkshire where Tessa discovered the true horror of her parentage, they also discovered that one of their own was betraying them all along. In this tale that mixes love and hate and lies and hope, can Tessa separate the growing attraction she’s feeling for Jem at the same time forget the longing for Will? Will the Shadowhunters survive the machinery of the Magister?

This book is officially one of the saddest, sob worthy story out there. Seriously, my feelings are all over the place! I don’t think my heart was ever the same after reading this. Clockwork Prince will take you into a roller coaster ride of emotions that you wouldn’t want to get out off no matter how sick you are. I felt like I was developing a personality disorder because one second I was smiling and laughing, then the next I was crying so hard it’s not even funny. I feel for Tessa. Truly I do. Up until now, I still can’t choose between Will and Jem. These two are seriously perfectly imperfect. And of course, we’re able to see more of my beloved Magnus Bane around London. He had a powerful role in Will’s character development. I love how these characters seem to grow right in front of our eyes.

Read: May 12, 2013

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Clockwork Princess

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THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT PITY.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT REGRET.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT NUMBER.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING.

MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS.

With the bitter sweet ending of Clockwork Prince, our beloved characters returned not in preparation for the upcoming battle against the Magister but for the wedding of Tessa and Jem. (Hear that? That’s the sound of the breaking hearts of millions of Wessa fans.) However, the happy ending is still out of the reach for our hero and heroines because problems came knocking on their doorstep. Demon Pox. Hoarding of yin fen. And the Infernal Devices. Will our characters survive the onslaught brought by the Magister? Will Tessa finally have the answers she’s been asking for so long? Will Jem be able to endure his illness long enough to get the happy ending he deserve? And what about Will? Will he finally get to live the life deprived by a curse that was really not a curse? So many questions that’s been plaguing us since Clockwork Angel, and this book holds all the answers and more!

“Of course you can have a true Shadowhunter name. You can have mine.”

The perfect ending for the best love story ever created. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever cried this hard for a book before. Sure, I’ve sobbed like mad but not like this. I did not expect this kind of ending. I did not expect to love it so much because I wanted all of them to have the happy ending and I didn’t think it was possible. Cassandra Clare has given us the most beautiful story that could’ve ever written in the world of fantasy. I don’t think I could’ve asked for a better conclusion for this trilogy. I am truly amazed on how Ms. Clare created this wonderful tale and delighted that she shared this with us readers.

Read: May 14, 2013

Rating: 5 Stars

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