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Review: Clockwork prince by Cassandra Clare

Published 10/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Clockwork Prince
Author:           Cassandra Clare
Pages:             496
Catagory:        young adult, fantasy

The story:

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.

 (taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

After reading the first book, I couldn’t wait to read this one. I love the mortal instruments series but this one is my favourite. I love all of it, the setting in victorian England, the characters and the story.
At first I had to get into the story just like the first book but after reading two chapters I was hooked again. I couldn’t put the book away and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I really loved the story, it has everything a good book needs, great characters, exciting story and a love triangle. I even believe this book was better than the first one.

The verdict of a book addict:

I love this book and I love this series, I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen next.

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Published 16/03/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Series title: The infernal devices
Author: Cassandra Clare
How many books are there: There will be three books for as far as we know
Catagory: young adult, fantasy

What is the series about:

This series is about the shadowhunter, we’ve already met the shadowhunters in the mortal instruments series. But these shadowhunters live in England at the time of Queen Victoria. So everything you know about the shadow hunters is still the same only in another time setting.

Wich books have I read already?

I’ve read the first book, the two other books are not yet released

Are there more books coming?

For now there are two more books comming.

Review City of Glass ( Mortal instruments book 3 ) By Cassandra Clare

Published 14/01/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Goodreads Summary:

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City — whatever the cost?
Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Timesbestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

Review ( contains spoilers )

This book is the final chapter in the war agains Valentine. It picks up were the last book has left us. Clary and the lightwoods are preparing a trip to Idris. But what Clary doesn’t know is that Jace doesn’t want her to com to Idris. He’s affraid the clave will abuse Clary’s gift.

In the first part of the book the story is been told through Clary and Simon. We travel with Clary to Idris, were she finds out that Jace doesn’t want her there. But Clary really wants to find a cure for her mother and the only person knowing the cure is living in Idris.
In the meanwhile Simon is captured by the Clave and thrown in prison. They want him to lie and tell that the Lightwoods are still in contact with Valentine. He will not do this and because of that he won’t get any blood, they are leaving him to die in the cell.

The second part of the story you get to know what is going on with Jace and what he happened to him when he was a child. But it also builds up the tension for the big fight. As Clary and Jace discover a big part of who they are, Idris is being attacked by demons. After the fight, Luke is trying to get the clave to see that they should fight with the downwolders against Valentine. But the Clave just won’t hear of it.

In the last part of the book Clary’s mother returns to her and to Idris. But Clary isn’t as happy as she should be with this, because her mother had kept so many secrets from her. Clary decides to tell the Clave what her gift is and hopes that this information will make the Clave decide to fight alonside the downwolders. While they are waiting for the council votes, Clarys mother has one story left to tell her story and she reveals the last secret. ( I won’t tell what it is you should read for yourself. )
In the meantime Jace has decided that he should be the one killing Valentine and with a tracking spell he tracks one of Valentines spies. But this spy has a suprise for Jace…. ( another secret I’m not going to tell you ).
The clave decides to fight against Valentine with the downwolders and the war begins. Clary decides to find Valentine and confront him but the portal she uses drops her in a lake and she is saved by Valentine. But not because he loves her so, because he needs her blood. Before Valentine can kill her Jace shows up….. I won’t tell anything else because that would give away the ending of the book and I think you should read this for yourselves.

Verdict: ( Spoiler free )

I loved the book, I had a little trouble getting into it because it starts a bit slow. But it builds up the tension, you really want to know what will happen next. I just discovered this series last year, I read Clockwork angel first.
You really feel like this is the ending of a series, and although I knew that there would be three more books I read it like the ending of a series. This is one of my favourtie series and I can’t wait for the next book to come out!

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Review City of Ashes ( Mortal instruments book 2 ) by Cassandra Clare

Published 23/11/2010 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Goodreads summary:

As readers of series starter City of Bones already know, teenager Clary Fray is a Shadowhunter, a demon slayer who has the gift (?) of spotting Downworlder werewolves, vampires, and faeries. She is also an adolescent in an abnormally dysfunctional family: Her mom is in a magically induced coma and her father is probably insane and undoubtedly evil. All of which places Clary in situations that would challenge even the most talented average American girl


I loved this book! You get sucked into the story right away and putting the book down isn’t an option because you really want to know how the story ends.

I loved how the story between Jace and Clary went on, my heart really goes out to them, I can’t imagine how it must feel to be in their situation. But the story takes you through their lives and makes you feel wat they feel.

And than I read a name I knew from the Infernal devices series. It made me even more curios for the second book in that series. But this book is amazing and I can’t wait to read the third book!

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Review: City of bones ( The mortal Instruments book 1 ) by Cassandra Clare

Published 23/11/2010 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Goodreads summary:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder – much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing – not even a smear of blood – to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? 

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…. 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.


I loved this book!!! It wasn’t even hard to get into the story. I just started reading and couldn’t put it away, so now I’m starting the second book in the series. The characters are all wonderful and you are curious to what happens to them next. 

The book ends beautiful and you really want to know what’s going to happen next. I really like the world this story is set in, it’s something diffrent from all the things I’ve read before. 

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