Posts Tagged 'Trilogy'

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

10025305 Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: December 6, 2011 by Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry Books
Series: #2 (The Infernal Devices)
Length: 502 pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)

In magical Victorian London, orphan Tessa found safety with the Shadowhunters, until traitors betray her to the Magister. He wants to marry her, but so do self-destructive Will and fiercely devoted Jem. Mage Magnus Bane returns to help them. Secrets to her parentage lie with the mist-shrouded Yorkshire Institute’s aged manager Alyosius Starkweather.”


I am so glad I decided to continue on with this trilogy because the story just got 10x better! I didn’t really enjoy reading the first book, Clockwork Angel, because I thought it was dull and boring. I’m so glad I decided to pick up Clockwork Prince though because the story is so fast paced on this one! I found myself constantly flipping the page, and it was so hard to put the book down. After reading this book, I now know why there is hype around this trilogy. The characters felt so real and I love how I got to know them a lot more in this book. Will is so funny and Jem has such a kind heart! I love how it is so easy to differentiate the characters because of their realistic personalities.

What I loved the most about Clockwork Prince is the romance. I think this is the only book where I love the love triangle. I usually don’t like love triangles, but this book pulls it off. Overall, if you did not really like Clockwork Angel, I suggest you still pick this book up because it is way better. There are so many plot twists and the romance is just *swoons*. If there were stuff you were confused about in Clockwork Angel, this book definitely explains them.

4 of 5

Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

11735983 Genre: YA Dystopian
Published: May 1, 2012 by HarperCollins
Series: #2 (Divergent)
Length: 525 pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.”


Although I did not love Insurgent as much as Divergent, I think it is a great sequel! I love how it is still filled with action, and the character development was awesome. There are new characters in this book, and I love how we got to know them really well. Tris and Four really changed in this book due to their situations. I kind of did not like Four/Tobias in this book because he often did not trust Tris.

What I also liked about Insurgent is that we get to visit the different factions, and meet the citizens of these factions. I thought it was pretty cool how I was able to compare and contrast the way these people thought (since, you know, they live in different factions). The way each faction thought was pretty interesting.

The romance was all right. I thought the story was focused more on the action than the romance which is more than fine for me. Overall it was a great read although I have some unanswered questions that hopefully Allegiant (the final book of the trilogy) will answer.

4 of 5

Review: Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

10756656 Genre: YA Dystopian
Published: January 3, 2012 by HarperCollins
Series: #1 (Under the Never Sky)
Length: 376 pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)

Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered.

This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland–known as The Death Shop–are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild–a savage–and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile–everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.”


Under the Never Sky was an interesting read, but I do have mixed feelings for it. I just found the first 100 pages very slow paced which made me bored at times. It was an interesting read because there are two wolds in the book. There is the Reverie where everything is perfect, and there is The Death Shop where there is always this storm called an Aether. The people who live in the ‘perfect’ world are called the Dwellers and the people who live in the Death Shop are called the Outsiders. The story is told in two point of views, but it is written in 3rd person. We follow Aria who is a Dweller and Peregrine (a.k.a Perry) who is an Outsider.

Fortunately, the story did pick up and got better after those 100 pages. My favorite characters would have to be Roar and Perry. Roar and Perry are best friends, and Roar is going through an expedition to find Liv, a girl who he loves which is Perry’s sister.  I also love the relationship that Talon and Perry shares. Talon is Perry’s nephew, and he’s just a cute little kid! My least favorite character is Aria because I just find her having a flat personality. I guess she was okay.

Overall it was a great read though I had some downs while reading it. Honestly, I do feel a bit disappointed because I heard lots of spectacular things about this book, but for me it turned out all right. It did not wow me or anything and I was expecting to be mind blown, but I wasn’t.

3 of 5

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