Book review #4

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare 

(May contain spoilers)

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, but 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.

As this is the second book in a trilogy, The Infernal Devices, you would asume that the second book would be better than the first, and it was. It’s been a few months and i’ve read alot of books since reading this one but as i’m now currently reading Clockwork Princess it all seems to be coming back to me.  I gave this book 4.5/5 stars 😀

The reason behind Will’s constant need to push everyone away is realved. When he was younger he opened a pyxis, releasing a demon which attacked him, his older sister fought it off, the demon put a curse on Will. A curse that meant that anyone who loves Will would die. Which Will belived was true when his older sister dies the next morning.  Will asks Magnus bane to help find the demon to get the curse lifted. When will finally finds the demon he finds out that the curse was fake. Little does he know that when he would go to confess his love to Tessa, he find find out that Jem has proposed to her and she said yes.

The love triangle has me on the edge of my seat constantly. 

I was shocked when reading this book when Jessamine became mysteriously disappearing at night. I always knew Nate (Nathaniel) had a secret though.

There is so much more to this book than what i have written i know but these parts for me are the bits i love. 🙂

Warner Bros Studio Tour, The Making Of Harry Potter!

I recently went to London on June 12th to go to the Warner Bros Studio Tour, The Making of Harry Potter. I’ve been a Harry Potter fan for a while but I when I was younger I was never really interested in reading the books. I’ve got back in to reading around two years ago now and I’ve read a lot since then. One of my new year resolutions (or just a goal that I set for myself) was to start and complete all of the books in the Harry Potter series, and I have.

My experience at Warner Brothers was amazing, I was so excited to be there I kept running off. If you plan on going soon I recommend that as soon at you arrive you eat and drink something because there is a lot to see before you get another chance to eat or drink. Just seeing pictures scattered around of the cast made me really excited and happy.

Walking around and seeing everything was amazing. When we got there we were given a digital guide that talked us through different sets as we walked round, which was amazing because told us things about the making of the movies that no one else would of known. I was able to ride a broomstick which was the most amazing experience ever! IMG_1163 IMG_1205 IMG_1213 IMG_1273 IMG_1321 IMG_1364 IMG_1456 IMG_1445 IMG_1446 IMG_1471

Book Review #2

  

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

* Meet Bianca.

Hamilton High’s

Resident Duff.

Apparently.

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper knows shes not the hottest girl at school, but when school jock and man-slut Wesley casually refers to her as a DUFF-

DESIGNATED UGY FAT FRIEND

– the gloves are off! But then before she knows it, Bianca finds herself in a secret enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

If there’s a thin line between love and hate then Bianca has crossed it. She just never thought she was capable of breaking anyone’s heart.*

This book was definitely not what expected but I still enjoyed it. I seemed to be like a typical high school story, typical ‘unattractive’ girl, barely noticed by anyone but it’s so much more than that, I love how sassy and upfront Bianca can be, the comebacks she comes up with are hilarious! I can relate to Bianca’s home life, divorced parent’s but unfortunately neither one of my parents travel or have written a book. Wesley Rush, he’s the typical school jock in all American high school movies, gets all the girls, is popular but there’s always something happening in their home or private life that no one knows about. Toby Tucker sounds like the sweetest cupcake ever, The ending is just fabulous. I do feel like this book is a little over hyped, even more so now that the movie has been released, which I watched because I really liked the book. The movie is completely different from the book, so much that I actually forgot what movie I was watching half way through because I didn’t recognise anything.

I gave this book 4/5 stars.

Thank you for reading this review and I’m sorry its been a while, I’ve just been really busy. 🙂

– C 

Book Review!

Clockwork Angel!

Clockwork Angel is the first book In the Infernal Devices Trilogy written by Cassandra Clare.

When Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray arrive in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gas lit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Drawn ever deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by – and torn between – two best friends and quickly realises that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

I had seen this book on many booktubers shelves, after reading nothing but good things about the whole trilogy, I finally got the whole Infernal Devices Trilogy! I had high hopes for this trilogy so I decided to pick up the first book right away.

It took me a while to get through this book, due to being told not to read until I got my glasses, but I really enjoyed it. I really love starting a new series especially when it includes entering a whole new world, you get learn all about the characters and the world they live in, in this case you find out what they are and what abilities they have… It really fascinates me.

Finding out that Tessa is a shape shifter made me a little scared that I was going to not enjoy it but it really was amazing to read, especially when she is just coming to terms with what she is and what she can do.

William Herondale is a moody jackass, but you can’t help but fall in love with him, the more you read the more you understand that he is hiding something and pushing himself away for a reason but you don’t know what it is.

Jem Carstairs hat to be my favourite character, he is just so sweet and caring. I myself could feel Tessa sort of falling for him but the again could also feel her love for Will growing.

Aside from the characters, Cassandra Clare’s writing is just amazing I find myself turning pages faster than ever, she manages to write book that just flow together so perfectly. Normally an author is so into describing what someone or something looks like, so you can get a clear image in your head, that they ramble on for ages and it diverts you from the story for a while, but Cassandra Clare manages to describe an image so clear in just a matter of words.

All in all I really enjoyed this story, I love the setting, the time period, characters and everything  in between.

If you haven’t read this book or trilogy I really recommend that you do. Also you should read some of Cassandra Clare’s other books!

I read this book back in April and I am still astounded by it.

I rated this book 5/5 Stars!

Thank you for reading!

-C x

(Picture taken from my Instagram @withrecklessabandon_ )

March Wrap up!

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These are all the books I had managed to read in the month of March, I got through quite a lot and even reread some of my favourites.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn [3/5 stars] 

 
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger [3/5 stars] 

 
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey [4/5 stars] 

 
We Were Liars by e. lockhart  [3/5 stars] 

 
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series #1 [4/5 stars] 

 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling [5/5 stars]

The Boy In the Stripes Pyjamas by John Boyne [5/5 stars] 

 
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series #2) [4/5 stars] 

 
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo [3/5 stars] 

 
Paper Towns by John Green [5/5 stars] 

 
Looking for Alaska by John Green [5/5 stars] 

 I understand that people have their own opinions about different book so you may not agree with my ratings, feel free to comment your own thoughts about any of the books listed 🙂

march book haul!

Hello! This is my first post on my blog! I’ve wanted to be a part of the book tube/blog community for a long time but the thought of uploading video scares me, so I decided to create a book blog instead!

These are the books i have either purchased or have been given to be as gifts in the month of March.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame- Smith

Where She Went by Gayle Foreman

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

  • Clockwork Angel
  • Clockwork Price
  • Clockwork Princess

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

  • The Lost Hero
  • The Son of Neptune
  • The Mark Of Athena
  • The House of Hades

The first three books in The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

  • City Of Bones
  • City Of Ashes
  • City Of Glass

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern