“Will herondale! I hope you and Tessa will have a happy ending !”Patrice Camille wrote this review Friday, January 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I adore this series. I can't wait to get the 3rd book from the library but I also want them to stretch on forever.”K. wrote this review Thursday, January 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I Just loved this book :) would highly recommend this series ”Lauren D wrote this review Tuesday, January 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“love love”STEFANIE wrote this review Monday, May 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good. Bit cliche”[Domo] "Due to the rising cost of ammunition there will no longer be any warning shots." wrote this review Sunday, December 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“For the original review and more, please visit http://markedbybooks.blogspot.com/2012/09/review-of-clockwork-prince.html
Now, seeing as how some of this is new for those of you who were to lazy to read the book, I am going to narrow down the options for you. You can either read the basis of the story on Spark-notes (Which I do not recommend by the way) or you can read my interesting narrative of what happened in this amazing sequel to Clare's, Clockwork Angel. Now this I do recommend.
As in the first book in this trilogy, there is a character by the name of Tessa Gray who is a Downworlder. She lives in the institute with the handsome Jem Carstairs and the alluring (and annoying) Will Herondale. One might think, "HEY! A teenage girl living with two hot dudes who are only 17-years old! That can't be that bad!"
Well, it is. For one, the majority of the book consists of Tessa and her "courtship" of one of these attractive males. When I say "courtship" what I am really trying to say is that they both have feelings but they aren't really acknowledged. Sad, really.
Aside from that little incident, there is really much to be admired about this book. For one, its originality. Vampires, werewolves and magic are all in this book but there are some instances when the originality is completely different from the silver bullets, full moon, fangs and Abra Cadabra that we as Americans are generally associated with. That is what makes reading this trilogy so very refreshing: Something new is always around the corner. Or should I say, on the next page. Because that would be more accurate.
For one, there is the matter of demon hunting that goes on. Not many books focus mainly on that. Vampire hunting? Yes. Werewolf hunting? You bet. Even fairy hunting. But demon? True, actual, from the pits-of-hell demons? Not so much. Yet another reason that I absolutely adore this author. She gives us a sense of the unreal. Not that vampires don't do that already, but its more of a sense of writing outside the box and researching more ideas aside from your basic, everyday, vampire thrill.
For the original review and more, please visit http://markedbybooks.blogspot.com/2012/09/review-of-clockwork-prince.html”
“by the end of this book i was dead. no more like dying. slowly. in one of the most painful ways. My heart was broken and just when you think Cassandra Clare has hurt you enough BOOM she nails another one and you just can't help the love you have for these extremely beautiful characters. their words and personalities are so perfect and flawed and just perfect in every way. there are quotes in this book t die for.”Katsa wrote this review Friday, December 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Second book was much better than the first! Still a love triangle going on and not as much demon slaying as the Mortal Instruments Series she wrote- but the suspense of knowing what Tessa is- is she really part shadow hunter and if so how? And the suspense of knowing she loves both boys- one very sick the other very... egotistical yet changing once the truth is revealed in this book. Overall, good book and looking forward to the next one in April. ”Amy C wrote this review Monday, December 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“OMG!!! Why did Tessa accept James's offer for marriage when her heart actually soared for Will. And Will was never cursed- that damned demon lied. The twist in the end was totally giving me a cardiac arrest. Her betraying brother dies after he fooled Jasmmine into believing that he loved her and used her.”Tushya ~I am so SO sorry I m not gonna be able to reply for a while :( wrote this review Saturday, November 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I truly just love this book. This is my favorite book of all time. I am planing to read all the series of this book.This book has a great fantasy world. The first pages were a bit boring, but then it became interesting. I do think that its kinda has some weird parts in it.”Richa wrote this review Friday, November 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No