Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: Book Review

clockwork princessTitle: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Started Date:  March 21, 2013

Finished Date: March 24, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Tessa Gray should be happy – aren’t all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her.”

 

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Speechless. I couldn’t find the right words to describe how much I adore this book. This final conclusion of the Infernal Devices brought out all the emotions in me, I cried and I laughed, I became angry, frustrated, shocked, and then I laughed again. There are so many parts of this book that tore my heart to pieces, yet in beautiful ways.

Cassandra Clara is a talented writer, I have to agree to that. She’s so genius and I admire her so much for creating this wonderful series. I love everything about it. The amazing characters, along with the plot and twists. I will always remember the lovable characters here- Tessa, Jem, Will, Charlotte, Henry, Cecily, Gabriel, Sophie, Gideon, Bridget, and of course Magnus Bane. Even though I’ve always declared my dislike with Tessa, I’ve learned to like her here, and she actually redeemed herself. I have never believed her capability to love Jem and Will at the same time. For me, it was impossible. Or maybe I was just jealous because she can have them both. Haha!

I love and adore it, as much as I love Jem. But I think I love Jem more.
Yes, I do love him, ever since the first book. And I think I have never loved any character from a book as much as I love him. I couldn’t stop myself to compare him with a precious gem, fragile and beautiful, and precious. He’s my precious Jem.

“And I have loved you all this time – a century and a half.” That is my favorite line from him, and I cried a river reading it.

 

xoxo,

 

The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter: Book Review

goddess inheritanceTitle: The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test #3)

Author: Aimee Carter

Started Date:  March 17, 2013

Finished Date: March 17, 2013

Rating: 3/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.

During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can’t stop her–until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he’ll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

A good conclusion to the series. Though I did not enjoy much reading it, I can still say that it has a good ending, a happy one. However, I have some issues with the characters.

I did not like the attitude of Kate, she’s obnoxious and self-centered. She kept on saying that everything happens because of her. She insisted that everything is her fault. Yeah, right. I can’t stop my eyes from rolling. Ugh. Here are some examples: <spoiler>When Cronus declared war and killed many people in Athens, she said that was her fault. When Ava died, it was her fault again.</spoiler>. Ok, if you haven’t read this book yet, i hope you did not click the spoiler alert! Haha! But I can’t promise to write this whole review without some spoilers, please bear with me, I just can’t help it.

Henry, on the other hand, is still hot as ever, haha. However, it seems that he’s so weak, in spite of the fact that he’s the god of the underworld. I mean, he almost died, again. Ugh. I hope that’s not a major spoiler, because that also happened in the second book.

Ava, another major character here, is as annoying as ever. I understand why Kate couldn’t forgive her. And she feels sorry for the things she has done, oh well, she can just shut up.

Calliope, she’s a good villain, but too pathetic, I couldn’t get the fact the she’s angry because no one loves her. I think I do not understand her at all.

Anyway, it’s still a good book, I just the hope characters are lovable. 😉

 

xoxo,