“in the magical underworld of London, Tessa Gray finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem while longing for will. but something in will is changing. could finding the magister free will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers to who she is and what she was born to do???? ”prakdi wrote this review Thursday, October 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As always I don;t know what to say about Claire's books. The use of words and the depth of the characters take you to 1880's London and make not to want to leave.
First of all, this book is a little more different from the first one. To be honest I thought that I would drop the first one because (let's face it) it was a little bit boring. This one though is so much different. It's so much more intense and has so many scenes that are romantic and sexy but also so so so annoying because we all know Claire and how she likes to torture her characters (and the readers too). Claire takes the love triangle in a whole other level. It makes you wanna rip the pages from the book with utter madness. I don;t want to spoil it for you but there is going to be a lot of disappointment in the end for most of us.
The depth of the characters is amazingly good, I love the bromance of Jem and Will and I hate that both of them love Tessa and each one of them is so proud to talk to each other about their feelings until the very end where everything goes to hell and it's too late for a certain one.
For some reason Will reminds of Jace (Mortal Instruments) and to be honest although a little fun and familiar it is kinda boring, at least Claire would change Will a bit and make him more of a...gentleman since we are talking about Queen Victoria's London.
Tessa on the other side is a whole new characters (at least for me). Altough brave and generous, she seems to lose it big time in the end of the book giving the reader the impression that she is doing things she doesn't want to do but need to be done out of pity...and that is bad. But as a weak person that I am Tessa has a special spot in my heart for being so good.
Jem in this books is more adorable than ever and more sexy than ever all at the same time. Although, I will never forgive him for doing what he did.
This is a really sad book and I am afraid that the next one will be much much worse. Overall Claire did an incredible job with the book and Im not disappointed at all at it because honestly it drives you crazy with anticipation and pure agony. ”
“This book grew on me. ”Leigh Ann wrote this review Saturday, September 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The teen love triangle...but the writing is better that most. 2nd book in a trilogy.”Tamra H wrote this review Saturday, September 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am loving this series - more than the first one, I think. Maybe it is just that I really like Steampunk novels.”kaisievic wrote this review Wednesday, September 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Just as good as the first one!”Margot wrote this review Wednesday, September 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ah, I'm so excited for the ending! ”TrisP164 wrote this review Tuesday, September 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“FANTASTIC.”maggie sproull(: wrote this review Saturday, September 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good second book. Can't believe the twist with Will. Can't wait to find out what happens and how it connects to thenmortal instruments series. ”Nicole C wrote this review Wednesday, September 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No