Jul 052015
Book Review: Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare My rating: (See this review on Goodreads.) I’m glad that I read this series, especially after having read all of The Mortal Instruments books. Honestly, the epilogue in this book is what really wraps the series up nicely. I think my biggest criticism about this book is there was a lot of the mushy romance, which isn’t really a theme that appeals to me. I did enjoy discovering the source of Jace’s charming disposition and even the origin of Isabella’s necklace and Church the cat. Tessa’s use of her “gift” during the climatic standoff was pretty epic in-and-of-itself. It actually [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 092015
Book Review: Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare My rating: (See this review on Goodreads.) I’ll admit that I was a little concerned about reading the second book since the first one was a little slow and the writing hardly held my interest at times. I honestly enjoyed this book more than the first one, however the writing still seems a little sub-par compared to The Mortal Instruments. I am finding myself feeling more vested into the fates of the characters regardless of the fact that I know some of the genealogical links to the characters in Mortal Instruments. I still suggest that you read the latter before [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 282015
Book Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare My rating:  Click here to go to this review on Goodreads. It was slow at the start but eventually picked up, however I found the story in The Mortal Instruments to be a much more compelling story. Granted Mortal Instruments was set in the modern world and Infernal Devices takes place some time in the 1800s, so perhaps the setting made it easier to enjoy the former. Obviously, chronologically, Infernal Devices takes place long before Mortal Instruments but I would recommend reading the latter first. Infernal Devices does contain some origin stories and the main characters are the ancestors of [… Click to Continue …]