Oct 8, 2012

Memory Lane Monday: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Yes, it is that time of the week. The day we dread and wish would never come- Mondays. *Wipes tear* But have no fear, Memory Lane Monday is here! Every Monday, here at TheYABookworm, I'll do a special post called Memory Lane Monday. What's that you ask? Memory Lane Monday is a once-a-week post where I (or any other bloggers that wish to participate)  choose one book that I've previously read to be featured on that day. From the book chosen, I will pick two of my favourite quotes and write a little blurb containing my quick thoughts on the book. The books that I choose will not be books I've reviewed- since I've read so many books, I want to share with you my opinions on ones that I won't get the chance to fully review (because seriously, rereading dozens of books would take a year...or two)! Be sure to participate by leaving your "Memory Lane Monday" in the comments, or a link to your blog post with the hash-tag #YAMemoryLaneMonday on twitter :D

This Week's Memory Lane Monday...
Clockwork Angel By: Cassandra Clare

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gas lit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Top Two Favourite Quotes...

#1 “One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”  <---I actually have this quote on a necklace from Hebel Design

#2 “Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?" 
"They ate it too," Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.” 

   This week's Memory Lane Monday is Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. This book is the first instalment in the Infernal Devices trilogy set before the events of The Mortal Instruments. While I was roaming my bookshelf for a book to feature this week, my eyes connected with this book and I was like, "Oh my bookworm! How have I not featured Clockwork Angel yet *face palm*?! I am a HUGE Mortal Instruments fan, but let me tell ya, Cassandra Clare does a mighty fine job of making you really confused on which one you like better.

   What do I love about this book? *laughs* What DON'T I like? Seriously, this book is pure awesome-sauce! There's a strong, loveable heroine named Tessa, two hot British (What? Did I say British? ....Why yes I did ;) boys, an agonizing love triangle, and a super addicting plot! I think what also makes this book so special is the connections you are able to make between this prequel series, and the Mortal Instruments. 

   Well that's all for this week ! I thought I'd spare you guys from the longer Memory Lane Mondays I've been doing lately :P Have you read Clockwork Angel? Do you like it better than the Mortal Instruments? Team Jem or Team Will? *cough cough* Team Will right? ;) Be sure to let me know in the comments! See you next Monday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadians out there! 

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