Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – A quick Review


There are many reasons why I should not like this book (and series) as much as I do.  I am not a teenager anymore and I do not like romantic tales where the characters express their love more than once throughout a story.  I really don’t like romances full stop.

These things aside, I  really enjoyed reading Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare and the entire  ‘The Internal Devices‘ series.

For one they are easy to read because the story flows so nicely and there is always action taking place which makes you want to find out what is going happen at all times.  Although the book is quite lengthy at 568 pages, it took me no time at all to get through it which fit nicely into my reading schedule (my stack of books aren’t going to read themselves).

The characters although at times slightly unbelievable and a little too dramatic were still interesting with their different personalities and issues.  I particularly liked the character of Cecily (Will’s sister).

The plot (this time I won’t give away any spoilers) wrapped up the series nicely with enough action to please readers while at the same time leaving them entirely satisfied with the ending.  It also fits incredibly well with her other series (City of Bones) and I comend the author for keeping such good track of all of her story lines.  Not an easy thing to do with so many characters and story lines twisting and turning at every corner.


New Releases to Add to my Wish List!

Some titles that have just been released that I cannot wait to read.

1) Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesket – An elderly beekeeper looks back at his life and learns the painful truth about his friend Claire.

2) A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine.

3) The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart – The history of the plants that have created the world’s great drinks.

4) Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – I know I should stop reading books about teenagers but I love the series The Infernal Devices and this final instalment in the trilogy will hopefully not disappoint.

5) The Childhood of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee – A fable is about childhood, about destiny, about being an outsider.