clockwork prince: The Infernal Devices, Book 2 (50)

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Clockwork Prince
Series
The Infernal Devices, Book 2
Author:
Cassandra Clare
Edition:
Hardcover
Pages/Length:
502
Year Published:
December 8, 2009

Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Source:
Public Library
Genre:
Paranormal, Romance
Age Group:
14 & up.
Description of the Book:
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

Pre-Read:
Yay Will and Jem
While Reading: 

  • Ugh Will do you love her or don’t you!!!! (Feb.20,2013)
  • Yay Wiill does love her but so does Jem. I think i want Will and Tessa Ugh i dont know (Feb. 22,2013)

So ok Tessa will end up with Jem I know it even though she belongs with will!(Feb. 22,2013)

Overall Thoughts
Wow. Ok so once again Cassandra Clare amazed me. I am left in awe there are no words that could describe how much I adored this book. I Am heart-broken but at the same time extremely happy due to the fact that I love both Jem and Will.
Simply put this story is one that leaves you craving more and more. I was shocked and as Soon as I thought I had it figured out boom I’m hit with things I never expected.
This book begins with Will trying to solve a problem that he can share with anyone. It also show why he is the way he is. Then you have everyone having to deal with if they will be losing their home or not because one of their fellow Shadowhunters has an agenda. Then you are sent on chases and adventures you’d never expect as the plot thickens you are drawn more into it. I don’t want to tell you too much and ruin the book for anyone but wait till you get closer to the end you end up thinking why oh why have you left me hanging. I loved loved loved reading this book. and I am over excited for Clockwork Princess to come out but until then I will settle for The Mortal Instruments Series 🙂

My recommendation for you is to pick up this book if you have read the first one if you haven’t what are you waiting for it is a great series to jump in to.
Rating:

Quote(s) I Love:
” For Tessa Gray, on the on the occasion of being given a copy of Vathek to read:
Caliph Vathek and his dark horde
Are bound for Hell, you won’t be bored!
Your faith in me will be restored-
Unless this token you find untoward
And my gift you have ignored.
-Will P. 81

” ‘ Well that settles it, ‘ will said. ‘ Pure fantasy. As if Henry is a danger to anyone except himself.’ When she didn’t smile, he added, fiercely, ‘ I would never let anyone touch a hair on your head. You know that, don’t you, Tess?’ ” P.115

” ‘ I had come to think I would never love anyone, but I love her.’ ” P.140 ( ❤ will)

“Will’s face twisted. ‘ Don’t make it sound like that. Like some ordinary grief. Its not like that. They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite. Over. This is a fresh room every day.’ ” P.151

” ‘ I feel myself diminished, parts of me spiraling away into the darkness, that which is good and honest and true – if you hold it away from yourself long enough, do you lose it entirely? If no one cares for you at all, do you even really exist?’ ” P.152

” ‘ Fell’ into it,  ‘ said the warlock, still with the same faint smile. ‘ Hurtled into it  is more like. Headlong – crashed into it. Still there are always some men like that – just one woman for them, and only she will do, or nothing.’ ” P.170-171

“His fingers stroked her wrist lightly, making her shiver. ‘ You are home for me now. ‘ ” P.432

“We are chained to this life by a chain of gold, and we dare not sever it for fear of what lies beyond the drop” p493

Daimon: a Covenant Novel, Book 0.5 (49)

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Title: Daimon

Series: Covenant

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Edition:Paperback

Pages:75

Published:May 6, 2011

Publisher:Spencer Hill Press

Author:Jennifer L. Armentrout

Source:Public Library

Age Group:15 & up

Rating:I Give it a 4 out of 5

 Description of the Book:

For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she’d been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she’s pretty much accepted that she’s a freak by mortal standards… and that she’ll never be prepared for that duty.

According to her mother, that’s a good thing.

But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she’s being hunted by the very creatures she’d once trained to kill.

The daimons have found her.

Pre-Read:
I have to read this series just because i love Jennifer L. Armentrout’s work ! Cant wait to read it. I Borrowed the paperback edition from the library but you can get it for free. The link is listed below.

http://www.site.spencerhillpress.com/Daimon.php

While Reading:

Its was a fast easy read 🙂

Overall Thoughts:

It was a wonderful short story. Once again Jennifer l. Arumentrout doesn’t fail to leave me curious and wanting more. I want know if Alex lives. Like I’m dying inside with curiosity. I hoping that I can get my hands on half-blood soon. I loved this because its not your typical myth based story it takes you into a world you never would have thought existed until you start reading this series. So excited for the next part in the story.
Also I posted the web address for the book. If you want to check it out.
Its also available in paperback and kindle or Nook if you prefer that format.

Happy Reading!

Always Jess.

 

Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices, Book 1 (48)

7171637Description of the Book:Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Pre-Read:  I wanted to read the prequel first I know weird

While Reading:

  • I Like the dark sisters they don’t seem like your normal bad guys so far.(02/10/2013)
  • I Love the Quotes at the beginning of all the chapters. (02/11/2013)
  • I love Jem he is like the sweetest person.(02/12/2013)
  • Ok I love Will now to ah I don’t know if I’m team Will or Jem (02/13/2013)
  • I am team Jem again lol (02/13/2013)

Overall Thoughts: This is my first time reading a book by Cassandra Clare and all i can say is wow. It was amazing. I can’t decided if i love Will or Jem more. It a great story you get to see the growth of Tessa from being a sacred girl to be coming a brave warrior. She learns what the world is really like when your on your own. This is a great story because it has everything romance, action, a little bit of comedy. It is a wonderfully written story. I love how each of the characters is so different you range from generous to just plan greedy. Then there’s the fact that you think you’ve got it all figured out then out of nowhere your back to wondering whats going on. I enjoyed this book  and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series and can’t wait for the third book to be out!

I really think if you have a chance to buy this book or borrow it from your local library you should. I believe its worth reading,

Rating: I give it a 5 out of 5

Edition: Hardcover

Pages:479

Published:August 31, 2010

Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry Books

Author:Cassandra Clare

Source:Public Library

Genre: Paranormal

Age Group: 14& up

Trailer:

Quote(s) I Love:

  • ” ‘ One must always be of books,’ said Tessa, ‘ and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.’ ” p.87
  • ” ‘ Only the weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry,” said Tessa …..” p. 87
  • ” ‘ There’s plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.’ ” p.88
  • ” ‘ Pulvis et umbra sumus. It’s a line from Horace. ‘we are dust and shadows.’ Appropriate, don’t you think?” p.90
  • ” ‘It’s not a long life, killing demons; one tends to die young, and then they bur your body-dust to dust, in the literal sense. And then we vanish into the shadows of history, nary a mark on the page of a mundane book to remind the world that once we existed at all,’ ” p. 90-91
  • “………..that amusement that didn’t seem to pass beyond the surface of his features, as if he found everything in the world both infinitely funny and infinitely tragic all st the same time.” P. 91
  • ” ‘I’ve never seen anyone get so excited over books before. You’d think they were diamonds.’ ” p.94
  • “He didn’t understand what books meant to her, that books were symbols of truth and meaning, that this one acknowledged that she existed and that there were other like her in the world.” p. 97-98
  • ”  ‘Inanimate objects are harmless indeed, Mr. Mortmain. But one cannot always say the same of the men who use them.’ ” p.150
  • ” ‘ Some people value sentiment over diamonds…'” p.171
  • ” ‘ I believe in good and evil,’ said Jem. ‘ And I believe the soul is eternal. But i don’t believe in the fiery pit, the pitchforks, or endless torment. I don’t believe you can threaten people into goodness.’ ” p.175
  • ” ‘I value my existence as much as you do, shadowhunter,’ said Lady Belcourt, narrowing her eyes. ‘ A lesson you would do well to learn. It could hardly hurt the Nephilim to cease thinking that all those who do not live exactly as they do must therefore not truly live.’ ” P.182
  • ” ‘ Whatever you are physically,’. He said, ‘ male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy – all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of shade that conceals it! The flame inside the lamp remains the same. You are that flame.'” P.283
  • ” ‘Sometimes,’ Jem said, ‘ our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It’s those times i think, when our lives have altered – that is when we feel the great pain.’ ” p.308
  • ” ‘ I think he did,’said Jem, ‘ and does love you in his own way, but you cannot concern yourself with that. It is a great thing to love and bE loves. Love is not something that can be wasted.’ ” P.470
  • ” ‘… I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but…’ …..’ I promise you, the right man won’t care.’ ” P.472

It’s Monday! What are you reading? (7)

itsmondaySoooo its Monday Yay! Guess what i am reading…..

CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare

Silence by Beca Fitzpatrick

Dark expectations By Janiera Eldridge

So I know I’m weird I’m reading the prequel be for city of bones but I can’t help my self I mean I don’t think it matters what order i read it in right they are separate series,

Sooo I am stoker I’m hoping to be done by tomorrow or Wednesday so I can start silence cause i need to finish the hush-hush saga its driving me nuts not knowing what happens with patch….. so hopefully my review will be out by Thursday the latest along with Silence and dark expectations so wish me luck I’m going in crazy reading mode lol I will be hiding out in a corner somewhere 🙂

Trailers

Happy Reading!

Always

Jess

P.S

I’m going to be doing a post about how my rating system works and I want to do a give away but I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet ill let you know soon 🙂 I also shred the trailers for Clockwork Angel and Silence 🙂 enjoy