Saturday, 4 January 2014

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

Tessa Gray should be happy – aren't all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. 

A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her. 

My Rating: 5/5 stars

wow. Where do I begin? As the 3rd and last book in a trilogy it had a lot of high expectations and wow, were those expectations exceeded. This book had my heart racing the whole entire time. I cried, laughed and experienced all the feels. All the loose ends were tied up and the book was action packed. It was so hard to put it down and i spent countless nights staying up late to read it. This is definitely the best book in the whole series and Cassandra Clare writes so beautifully that there were so many breathtaking moments.

The character development was phenomenal and i never been so attached to so many characters in a book before. Tessa and all the other characters were kick-ass. The plot was layed out really well and we finally got the answers we were looking for.
The epilogue brought me to tears and this couldn't have ended better. I literally have nothing else to say about this book apart from the fact that it was amazing and i loved it.

I still have yet to read Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, i have only read the first book but i intend to continue it and see where my feelings go. I hope tot see some familiar faces too.

Favorite Quote:
“Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” 

-Tess xxx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

My top 10 reads of 2013

So another year is over. sigh. Well i had a pretty amazing reading year. 2013 was the year that i got back into reading and discovered book blogging and YA books in general. I compiled a list of 10 books that i have loved in 2013. These go in no particular order:

The Fault in our stars by John Green

- Made me laugh and cry
- Had great lovable characters
- The love story was SO well done
- Written SO well
- Heartbreaking and emotional
- Makes you think about your own life and how lucky you are

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare:

* just started Clockwork Princess which i heard is even better 

- We grow so attached to the characters
- so much drama and action
- Shocking twists and turns
- Written so well
- Strong plot

Amy & Rogers epic detour by Morgan Matson:

- so much character development
- unique style with pictures inside
- Realistic characters
- heartbreaking  and memorable moments
- fun and exciting

Emerald green (ruby red #3) by Kerstin Gier:

- Great finale to the series
- Everything ties up
- satisfying ending
- fun and action packed
- funniest and realistic main protagonist
- Shocking plot twists and revelations
- fast paced

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey:

- Amazing storyline and plot
- Exciting and action packed
- Bad-ass main protagonists
- scarily believable
- Written beautifully

Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer:

- Lovable and funny characters
- fun and exciting plot
- loved the romance
- action packed
- fast paced

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken:

- Interesting story premise
- Action packed
- Unique and fun characters
- heartbreaking moments
- Shocking ending
- dark and creepy (in a good way)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:

- shocking ending
- Creepy
- Confusing (in a good way)
- The way it's written adds to the creepy effect
- love the characters
- Fast paced

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater:

- extremely fun, unique and lovable characters
- Unique ad different storyline
- interesting plot
- fun and exciting
- different to other ya books (in a good way)
- intriguing ending

Bully by Penelope Douglas:

- heartbreaking and emotional
- fun and unpredictable characters
- best thrilling romance
- makes your heart race
- deals with real life issues

So those are my top 10 reads of 2013! What are yours? Thanks for reading! Hope you have a very happy new year. Lets hope 2014 is even better.  - Tess xxx