Sunday, February 26, 2012

Clockwork Angel Book Review

Cassandra Clare is known by her Mortal Instruments Series, Cassie’s new series it’s a prequel! You don’t need to read the Mortal Instruments for starting with the exciting Infernal Devices but you’ll be pleased if you’re already into the MI. This is the first book I’ve read about this author and what a journey!
At the beginning of the story I thought that this was just the kind of book that everyone is hyped about because of the fame of her other series. But through all the reading I discovered how talented Clare is!

The story starts with Tessa Gray leaving New York to find her brother in England. Instead of finding her brother and being happily ever after she’s kidnapped by two witches, because Tessa is not the average girl, she’s a kind of shape shifter but her powers are way more powerful than just a simple shape shifter, what she can do it’s just incredible. The thing is that she didn’t know about powers or magical creatures so all this things are strange and scary for her.

This book is about Tessa discovering who she really is and how someone wants to use her powers for his benefice. She’ll meet the Shadow hunters and she’ll focus in finding her brother.

The book has a lot of action but a really slow beginning. I needed 200 pages before I felt like something interesting was going on.  

-          The setting: Victorian age
-          Action
-          Writing style
-          How it ended: Makes you want to continue with the series
-          Author’s imagination
-          Surprising turns in the plot
-          Genre: for me historical fiction is a win- win!

-         Flat Characters
-          The SLOW beginning
-          Too many details pointed out for no reason

I felt that he last 150 pages saved this book, it was all about action and I felt that towards the end Tessa was showing more personality.

Sincerely I expected more from this book because of all the things I’ve heard about Clare’s series but definitely I’m going to give a chance to the next book in this series Clockwork Prince.

This read what a 4 stars read taking in consideration the Pros a listed + the amazing cover in this book and the excitement I felt when I was reading the last half of the book.

For me this was the most powerful quote in this book….

"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Night Circus Book Review


This book is about Marco and Celia they were chosen and trained by their mentors Hector and Alexander for competing in an epic duel. Both of them didn’t know when or who they were going to face in the duel.

The venue of the duel is the circus. This circus is not the average circus, arrives without warning, the tents are black and white, no color at all and it’s only open at night. It’s a magical place full of tents that will blow your mind and the descriptions of each tent are so perfect. When I was reading I felt I was in the circus, I even felt the smell of popcorn and candy apples augh yumm.

My problems was  I didn’t buy Celia and Marco’s love :( , they didn’t know each other that well, and they said they loved each other.. It just didn’t felt real for me.

Erin’s writing style was amazing! Everything was so well described; you can see she put a lot of taught into this book. 

The book art its amazing, the US cover and the UK one are both amazing!! I don't know which one I like more just look at them..

It's a worth reading, I give this 4 of 5 stars because I expected more from this. But it was pretty good for a debut novel. I felt in love with the circus, it made me want to go there so bad.