Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Clockwork Angel

Hola, I am now doing a prequel. Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare, is the first book in the Infernal Devices series, and a prequel to the Mortal Instruments (City of Bones...). Tessa was living with Aunt Harriet until she died, and then she was hurried off to London in search of her brother. This is the start of the story of Theresa (Tessa) Gray, whose journey is quickly followed by two sinister beings called the "Dark Sisters" and soon after that, Shadowhunters. With Tessa not even knowing who she really is, how can she manage plotting Downworlders, her brother, or just some boys! This book was not as good as the first series, without a doubt. However, it was good. My biggest problem with it was that I didn't like the characters. Will is a bad imitation of City of Bones' Jace, and Jem is halfway between Simon and Alec—super weird! Tessa is okay but after Clary, her Victorian manners are tiring. Maybe people should read these books before City of Bones so they are not disappointed... Hmm... Well, two and a half stars.

Jane Eyre

HOLA! I know, I know, before you all start yelling at me! I have been very lazy and haven't posted in around a month! I'm sorry! Okay, up next is Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (The "e" has two little dots over it but I don't know how to do that). Jane Eyre is an orphaned girl living with her aunt. This book starts with her horrid life as a child, beaten by her cousin and treated like a servant. This theme follows Jane throughout the entire story, (the "mistreated" theme) but Miss Eyre encounters a few events that could lighten her life a bit. This book is Jane's rather memoir-like story of her tragic life, but it does have a happy ending, don't worry. I liked Jane Eyre, but didn't love it. I really wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under thirteen and maybe only mature teens, it is heavy. The story is engaging, but the fact that Charlotte Bronte based this on her own life is a little off-putting. In all, good book, wait until you are older. Two and a half stars.