BOOK Æ Clockwork Angel Í Cassandra Clare

S seriesThe year is 1878 Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon slaying Shadowhunters including Will and Jem the mysterious boys she is attracted to Soo Five years later and my love has yet to subside

BOOK Clockwork Angel

Clockwork AngelN they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club a secret organization of vampires demons warlocks and humans Euipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures the Club is out to rule the British Empire and only Tessa and her allies can stop them This book got 15 stars from me simply because I was also reading Tiger's uest by Colleen Houck and comparing with Tiger's uest Clockwork Angel looks like it deserves 15 starsIn order to save you some precious time I will tell you my honest reaction to Clockwork Angel right here right nowThank you ShouAlso when I first opened the book I was faced by this description as well Magic is dangerous but love is dangerous still sighs What kind of soap operatic shit is that? I hate this line instantlyI don't think Clockwork Angel is the most horrible book which I have ever read it isn't the action scenes and part of the plots are enjoyable to an extent But oh boy Clare's writing and her characters annoy me the book as a whole annoys the freaking hell out of me here're the reasons1 The recycling of charactersThe main characters in The Infernal Devices series are the photocopy versions of the main characters in The Mortal Instruments series plain and simple  Tessa is Clary Will is Jace Jem is Simon and Jessamine is a bitchier version of Isabelle Only that in TID series those recycled characters got different colors of eyes and hair they were dressed in 19th century British outfits and they were living in a supposed Victorian eraFirst we got the main girl who is called Theresa Gray Theresa Gray Clarissa Fray Do you see the similarity here? Why can't Ms Clare come up with some other slightly original names for her 'heroines'?Tessa's similarity with Clary doesn't just end here Clary was looking for  her mother who was kidnapped by the villain and Clary soon realized her mother had hidden a secret from her On the other hand Tessa was also looking for her brother in London said brother was also kidnapped by the villain later Tessa also found out her brother had hidden a secret from herNot only this Tessa's attitude is just as annoying as Clary's Clary's bitchy remark about how fat ugly people don't get to become vampires because ugly people probably don't want to live long bugs the hell out of me when I read City of Bones In Clockwork Angel I found Tessa making a very similar remark on Brother Enoch's strange frightening appearance It hardly seems worth living a long time if you're going to look like thatWow Tessa was badmouthing Brother Enoch behind his back when Brother Enoch was trying to save Tessa's own brother Nate's life How ungratefulOf course Tessa thought if you weren't beautiful then living a long life devoting yourself to gain knowledge and help people still don't worth it The most important thing for her is to be beautiful I got the message perfectlySimply put not only Tessa is an recycled version of Clary she is also as judgmental ungrateful and rude as Clary is AND THAT'S OUR MAIN CHARACTERAnd of course the same like Clary Tessa had to possess a special ability which no one else but her can wield One big fat sign for Mary Sue right?Then we meet William Herondale who's supposed to be a great warrior but who's also extremely handsome cocky and filled with smartass remarks up his sleeves who is rude to everyone else for no good reason He's a copy of Jace LightwoodWaylandHerondaleMorgensternwhatever That's itThe gentle 'good boy' Jem is Simon in disguise Jem is being designed to be the weaker part of the love triangle I like him just as I like Simon but I have nothing to say about him As to the beautiful girl Jessamine she's a slightly interesting but 100% bitchy version of Isabelle Lightwood I will get back to her later2 Troubling behaviorsattitude from main charactersWhen we first meet Will and Jem they were both tracing a demon Then they found out a young girl was slayed by the demon but they hardly gave any reaction to her death Isn't it just bad for Ms Clare to spend time to describe what Will and Jem look like what clothes they wore then she spends time on describing how her two male leads reacted to the death of this innocent girl?And I had talked about Tessa's bitchy attitude toward bad lookingstrange looking people before I also noticed that whenever Tessa met someone the first and foremost thing she would notice about them is their appearance and she always judged them on how they looked Here's one of the most outrageous exampleTessa was trapped in the den of the evil doersDark Sisters and a stranger had just broken into her prison cell AND ALL SHE HAD NOTICED IS THAT THE STRANGER HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FACE SHE HAD EVER SEEN EVEN THE LINE OF HIS THROAT IS PERFECT???WHAT'S WRONG WITH HER?Also  Tessa was secretly jealous of the pretty womengirls eg Jessamine Lady Belcourt etc and looks down at ugly strange looking people That kind of attitude is just hateful Jem had once commented that he thought Tessa was pretty but I don't think there's enough amount of prettiness which would be enough to cover up Tessa's mean spirited judgmental ugly little heartThere's also one things about Clare's supposedly Victorian characters that bugs me a lot It's that for the life in me I can't believe the ladies and gentlemen in the high society would be talking so rudely and directly to one another I mean even the rudest characters in Jane Austen's novels wouldn't talk in the same way like Clare's charactersRemember Jessamine? I had said that she is a bitch she's unbelievably rude to everyone when we first meet her especially to Tessa and Henry But oh god shouldn't a lady be taught not to directly make rude remarks? And why would no one ever called her out for being unladylike? Guess what's the worst part? The worst part is that when Jessamine was openly insulting a guest Tessa NO ONE not Will not Charlotte not Henry even bothered to stop her Where's these people manner?Oh now I can see that all these Shadowhunters are a bunch of wimps they can't even stop a rude girl from insulting their own guest and we're supposed to believe they are the fierce protectors who stood between humans and demons? The same with Jessamine whenever Will was saying rude things even to a point he directly told Charlotte her husband was a useless piece of trash still Charlotte who was the head of the Institute did nothing to shut him up CAN THIS BE SERIOUS?3 Failed attempt at making the characters strong brave and likableAfter reading 5 Mortal Instruments books and Clockwork Angel I began to realize Ms Clare seems to be unable to write likable characters with the rare exclusions of Simon Jem Magnus and maybe Alec When she tries to write brave strong girls but they always turn out rude judging self righteous and unlikable When she tries to write complicated male leads with a haunting past she only manages to make them into cocky rude dickheadsJust like with Clary Ms Clare tried to paint Tessa as the tough girl here's one of her attempts Tessa shouted I won't let you give me to the Magister I'd rather dieWell then what about your brother Nate? Remember that supposedly the Dark Sisters still have him Tessa?That I'd rather die part makes me almost want to laugh Hadn't the Dark Sisters made it uite clear that the Magister wants to use Tessa instead of killing her?Not only this after Tessa was taken under the Shadowhunters' wings she began to doubt their motivation for helping her I fully understand Tessa would be suspicious of the Shadowhunters' intention After all the girl had just been kidnapped But it bothers the hell out of me when Tessa never bothered to say one single simple Thank you to those who had saved her Is saying Thank you so difficult?Then Tessa complained in her mind how she hated having to be grateful when Charlotte borrowed her a dress to wear That little bitch You know what it isn't like Charlotte was obliged to be nice to her at the first placeAnd then Tessa and Will went undercover and sneaked into a vampire party but when the two of them were surrounded by a roomful a vampires Tessa just had to lose all control and screamed her head off when she first caught sight of her brother Nate being held captive by the vampires I for the life in me can't think of any worst action to draw attention and endanger Tessa herself Will and even Nate Can she possibly do any worse to draw attention upon herself and Will by screaming and being impulsive and ACTING LIKE A FIVE YEARS OLD KID IN GENERAL?Will on the other hand is as horrible a person as Tessa The I read the book the I realize they deserve each other For example when Will discovered Tessa was in Jem's room at night he came up with the following remark Do you normally turn up in gentlemen's bedrooms in the middle of the night? If I'd known that I would have campaigned harder to make sure Charlotte let you stayp108Screw you Will you assholeI understand it isn't proper for Tessa to show up in Jem's room in the middle of the night but what're you hinting at with your damn remark? Are you hinting that Tessa is a whore or she's a loosed woman?Not only this in the middle of the story Will thought about Thomas the servant boy who once was his best friend BEFORE JEM CAME ALONG AND WILL TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THOMAS Will totally forgot about the servant boy who was once his friend right after he found a new friend He was still in good term with Thomas only because the latter happened to have the big enough heart to forgive himDon't tell me Will isn't a horrible person Just don't4 Failure in researchSince Clare had decided that her character Jem as a half British half Chinese who had spent his childhood in Shanghai there're a few reference on Chinese culture And I just happen to be a Chinese; which means I found Clare's twisting the little details of Chinese myth around a little bit difficult for me to stomachFirst when Tessa first encountered Jem he told her that Westerners like her and Will would be referred to as 'Yang uizi' in Chinese which meant 'Foreign Devils' Oh yes Westerners were and sometime still are being referred to as 'ghosts' in Chinese because in Chinese myth only dead peopleghosts have pale white skin and yellowred hair It's ghost not Devil There's hardly any concept of Devil in Chinese traditional culture GET YOUR CHINESE WORDS AND THE TRANSLATION STRAIGHT WHEN YOU WRITE THEMAnd the reference of 'Westernersghosts' fact is not some rarely known difficult to access information it's uite widely known that Westerners wereare being referred to as 'ghosts' by the Chinese There're even a few English novels mentioning this fact I recall one is called White Ghost Girls the ghost girls in here mean young underage Western girls Then the next thing I know Jem revealed that that his parents were murdered by a demon called Yanluo OMG Yanluo is the name of the king of underworld in Chinese myth not a freaking demonThere're many demons ghosts and fox spirits etc in the Chinese myth but King Yanluo isn't a freaking demon he's an underworld deity you hear me?5The annoying love triangleDon't even get me started with the love triangle I know that it's a LAW for YA girls to have feelings for the total jerks instead of the good boys who at least can have a normal conversation with her without insulting her in every way possible6 The endingThe ending of Clockwork Angel what a messPeople have been swearing up and down that the ending part of Clockwork Angel is where things finally getting good But all I can see is the Shadowhunters falling into the bad guy's trap foolishly and conveniently so Will can rush in for the rescue at the last minute What a poorly designed plot twistEveryone Will Jem Charlotte Henry all of these supposedly seasoned Shadowhunters turned out to be complete FOOLS who are ill informed who can also be easily tricked and manipulated  It looks like Clare had dumb ed them all down in order to create tension and threatMy goodness these people are supposed to be warriors who protect humans from the evil demon race but judging from the way how those Shadowhunters ran business I wouldn't even trust them to guide me to cross the freaking streetThe endingto be frank is almost a photocopy of City of Bones People are arguing whether Ms Clare is able to write something original for her series instead of copying her old creation And my answer to this uestion is No she can'tmajor plot spoiler warning view spoilerFirst is there anyone really feeling surprised that Nate turned out to be a traitor?Secondly is anyone out there really feeling surprised that de uincey isn't the Magister?Also I would have respected Tessa if she really carried out her plan to sacrifice herself so she wouldn't be used by the MagisterBut no Tessa tricked her way out instead of carrying out her plan for real and I can't believe for a second the Magister would be fooled by her stunt I don't believe it the same like I can't believe that You Know Who wouldn't personally check Harry Potter is dead for real with his own eyes and handsAs to the Magister himself he is so underwhelming as the arch villainPlus why it's never explained that what kind of importance did Tessa's clockwork angel hold? hide spoiler

Cassandra Clare Í Clockwork Angel TEXT

PDF æ BOOK Clockwork Angel FREE Ù REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD ß In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness one battle will change the course of history forever Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy a stunning and dangerous preuel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal InstIn a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness one battle will change the course of history forever Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy a stunning and dangerous preuel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instrument “One must always be careful of books said Tessa and what is inside them for words have the power to change us” ☆☆☆☆☆5 FULLY STARS☆☆☆☆☆ You can find the full review and about this book on my blogI never thought this could be that goodI had started City of Bones the first book of The Mortal Instruments by the same author but it didn't work for me so I thought this could be the same but I was totally wrongThis was an arta fine peace of artI read it in one dayLiterally couldn't put the book down for a secondEverything is perfect and matches and I really dig the lifestyle of the time before two hundred yearsthe classy outfits and the funny teasing“Only the very weak minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry” The plot is beyond goodnessand it has every paranormal creatureThe book is written in third person and who knows me knows that I don't like books in third person but in this one I didn't mind at allIt was perfectly build and the story fits well with characterstheir personality with their actionsthe style of talking with the time book is written inEverything is in the right place“Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks? They ate it too Will reminisced Bloodthirsty little beasts Never trust a duck” I also liked the romance in this bookbecause the book needed it and I'm so glad that the author didn't make it a big deallike the reason of things happening because I'm tired with books where only true love and stuff like this triumphThe bonding between characters was so natural and seemed uite realAnd so you know there is a love triangle“Will looked horrified What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?” The only thing that I didn't like much was the vampiresThis is my personal opinion and there is not a single problem in this book with vampiresthey are well described and everything but I don't like these creatures so muchAnd I would liked if vampires were replaced with any other creatureBeside that everything is perfect“It's all right to love someone who doesn't love you back as long as they're worth you loving them As long as they deserve it” I usually talk in my reviews which part of the book was goodbetter and badBut I can't part this oneFrom the first page till the last onemoments never got boring and there were always thrilling and exciting ones“There's plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes if you wish to look for it” The ending was phenomenalAnd there was also a cliff in the epilogueSo I can't wait to read the next book“If no one in the entire world cared about you did you really exist at all?” The story This book is about a girl who travels to London to meet her brotherbut when she arrived there someone else takes her and keeps her as prisonerThere she discovers her special abilities and grows a lot of uestions about herselfOne day she is saved from the Dark house from a boy named Will and he sent her to the instituteThere she finds about the Downworldshadowhuntersand other mysterious paranormal thingsAlso she is caught up in a love triangle between two bestfriends The characters TessaI rarely build feeling for charactersany feelingsbut this time Tessa got me hardI really dig herShe is so finesmart and beautiful and the way she does things it's just admirable WillI liked this character for his sense of humorAnd I must say he has a dark past and doesn't want to involve anyone in iteven the people he really cares aboutJemJem is one of those characters you feel sorry aboutI mean he at least deserved his addictionOtherwise he is a person you should look afteruite a role model“Sometimes when I have to do something I don't want to do I pretend I'm a character from a book It's easier to know what they would do” I highly recommend this book to everyoneEven if you loved or hated The mortal instruments you should read this oneIt's awesomeAnd I really want to see this on screen Pictures from the review are not mine I took them mostly from Google images or Tumblr