Maand: maart 2016

This or That? Challenge #33

Hi, everybody!

I have no school and of course I forgot to post yesterday. But I’m posting today so yay! I haven’t done a This or That? Challenge in weeks so I’m going to start doing those again. For those who don’t know what this is you can click here and the link will bring you right to bookmarkchronicles (the creator of this challenge) her blog post of this week.


This week’s topic is…

Getting to choose the cast the movie for a book of your choice

OR

Rewriting a book of your choice


I’m not sure I would be able to rewrite a book someone else already wrote. Let alone I would want to. I respect the way an author writes his/hers book.

Deciding the cast of a book adaptation seems a lot more tempting. I could cast all my favourite actors and it would be the best movie ever. Okay, maybe not but one can dream. :p So yeah, definetly the latest.


What about you? Make sure to check out Rae’s post (linked above) and comment your choice there! Or you can make your own post about it like I always do (make sure to link it to Rae’s original post). Stay tuned for a bookreview on Saturday. 🙂

Love

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Review: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Device #2) by Cassandra Clare

Hi, everybody!

I’m so sorry for not posting all these weeks but it’s been quite hectic at school. Fortunatly I have springbreak now for two weeks. This also may mean that I’ll post more than two times a week. 🙂

Anyway, today I have a review of Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare for you. Since this is a sequel there will be some spoilers if you haven’t read the first book yet.

Titel: Clockwork Prince

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publishing Date: December 6th 2011

Pages: 502

Rating: 4.25/5


SYNOPSIS (Goodreads)

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.

CHARACTERS

This second book in the trilogy was not a very action-packed one and that actually surprised me from Cassandra Clare but it was a very good character driven book.
We find out why Will behaves like he does and even though I know now why I still don’t like him… I’m not sure why but I just don’t like him. It’s not like in the first book when I really didn’t like him: I deleted the “really”. Usually I don’t feel like this with characters with such a history. I always try to understand them, and I do understand Will but I just can’t like him. Is there something wrong with me?
Jem I loved even more. He’s so kind to Tessa and just everybody but it’s quite obvious he loves Tessa. And even though I don’t like Will, I do enjoy the two of them together because I think Will does deserve a friend like Jem. Everyone does, right?
Tessa is still thorn between the two of them. She enjoys very much to be with Jem because she feels good with him (how can one not?) but she can’t help but feel attracted to Will even though she doesn’t really want to.
I love how Tessa feels about Charlotte and Sophie, a servant. In a short period of time she really began to care for them a lot.
Sophie is wise and she’s always prepared to give Tessa advise. She can also be pretty badass.
And as I predicted, Jessamine did cause some trouble. It hit how she could be betray the people who cared for her. She’s so selfish and it seriously troubled me.

PLOT

Because it was a character driven book it wasn’t a very exciting ending (for Cassandra Clare). I really loved that one exciting scene. And to be honest, Will really annoyed me at the end and unfortunately Tessa did a little bit, too…

OVERALL

I don’t think this prequel was as good as the first book but I still really really liked it. We didn’t find out that much about Tessa but I hope we will in the final book.


Did you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below or send me a link to your review if you have one. I’d loved to read your thoughts! I hope to see you soon! 🙂

Love

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

 

 

Book Review: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Hi, everybody!

Today I have my book review for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare for you. I hope you enjoy!

Titel: Clockwork Angel

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publishing Date: August 31st 2014

Pages: 479

Rating: 4.75/5


 

SYNOPSIS (Goodreads)

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

WRITING

As you all know I really enjoy Cassandra Clare’s books and I love her writingstyle. She makes me really feel things for the characters and she’s so funny!

CHARACTERS

Cassandra Clare is known to create amazing and unique characters, In this book it isn’t any different.

We follow Tessa who travels to London on her brother’s request but gets kidnapped. When she discovers the Shadowhunters (or they discover her) her life changes forever for she knows now the truth about the world. I find Tessa a very likeable character. She’s caring, loves her brother like nothing else and she loves books. Quickly she’s attracted to the sweet Jem and the sarcastic Will.

Jem, oh, how I love Jem. Jem’s been ill for a very big part of his life and doesn’t expect to live a long life. He’s so kind and understanding and God, I love him so, so much! *-*

Will’s another story. Where his friend is light and kind, he is dark and hateful. He keeps people away from him with the exception of Jem. I really don’t like him. He’s very mysterious and I can tell there is more to his past than he says but I. Just. Cannot. Stand. Him. Everybody else seems to love him, or at least like him, and now I can’t really see why but I guess that will change throughout the trilogy. I’ll just have to wait and see.

Charlotte runs the London Institute and she’s very capable of doing so, even though she still is very young and doesn’t really get support of her husband, Henry. He’s an inventor and very absentmindedly. Charlotte takes Tessa under her wings immediatly and cares a lot for everyone who lives at the Institute.

Lastly there’s Jessamine. She hates living at the Institute since she doesn’t want to be a Shadowhunter and I expect she will cause some trouble in the rest of the trilogy. She’s not very strong set mentally, I think.

SETTING

I loved to see the Shadowworld in Victorian London. I love the idea of the clothes they’re wearing and I liked to see that the Shadowhunters were a little bit more modern than the mundanes. (Like, women are almost as important as men.)

PLOT

As Always with Cassandra Clare’s books, the end was so exciting. Throughout the whole story we have a lot of questions surrounding Tessa and her abbility and at the end we got to know some things about her that left me with even more questions.

OVERALL

This was an amazing first book! I loved everything about it and it was all very interesting. Can’t wait to continue with this trilogy. Hopefully we’ll get some more answers that don’t leave us with more questions. :p


Did you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below or send me a link to your review if you have one. I’d love to read your thoughts! 🙂

Love

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Or That? Challenge #30

Hi, everybody!

New This or That? Challenge!!!! This challenge is created by Bookmarkchronicles. If you want to know more about this challenge just click the link and it will bring you to Rae’s original post. 🙂


This week’s topic is…

Do you prefer original fairy tales

OR

retellings of fairy tales?


I have to admit that I haven’t read that many fairy tales. I know the stories and stuff but I haven’t really read them. I blame my parents. They never read fairy tales to me when I was young but I really want to read them now because fairy tales are just wonderful to read.

I haven’t read a lot of retellings either to be completely honest. I’ve read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and that’s actually the only one. But everytime I hear about a retelling I’m like: Definitely want to read that one! I can’t wait to read The Lunar Chronicles for example.

So I guess I’ll go for the retellings. I absolutely love the or original fairy tales but I love the twists other auteurs put on them even more so yes, retellings.


What about you? Make sure to check out Rae’s post (linked above) and comment your choice there! Or you can make your own post about it like I always do (make sure to link it to Rae’s original post). I hope you enjoyed it and make sure to check out my book reviews I post every weekend. 🙂

Love

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx