Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (reread)
**** (4 stars)
I buddy read this with Erin. This was her first time reading this book but it was a reread for me. I will leave my original review below but I wanted to say what I thought of it this time as well. I still really enjoyed this and I did forget a lot of what happened but as stuff happened I was like oh yeah I remember that so it didn’t pack as much of a punch as it did the first time I read it which is understandable. I read this for the first time in 2016 which I believe is when I first started getting into reading. Back then I didn’t really have any preferences when it came to reading. I noticed this time around that the chapters are long which I don’t particularly enjoy and I remembered it being more action packed then it actually was. Overall I still really enjoyed this book and look forward to continuing with my reread. This time around I gave it 4 stars as opposed to the 5 stars I gave it before. Now for my original review.
Wow!! Just wow!! What’s left to say. I think this was a great first book to a series. When I started this book I will admit I was a little skeptical I didn’t think I was going to get into it as much as I did. I found myself not wanting to put the book down and when I had to I found myself constantly thinking about it. This was my first Cassandra Clare book and I cant believe it took me so long to read it. I was instantly drown into the Shadowhunter world and I cant wait to dive deeper into the story. I am glad I have the rest of the series to read already because I don’t know what I would do otherwise. I mean what kind of ending was that lol.
Sweet Tooth vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire
*** (3 stars)
I’ve seen this talked about throughout the years but I was never in a rush to read it. Once Netflix announced the release date for the adaptation I knew I wanted to read this graphic novel series. I didn’t read anything about this going in so I went in pretty much blind. The graphics were amazing but a little “dull” for me. Put for the overall story I think it fit I just prefer bright graphics. This was also pretty graphic. Honestly I kind of expected this to be a graphic novel for kids but that is definitely not the case. As I said it it pretty graphic and the subject matter definitely isn’t for kids. I think it was a great start to a series but not a whole lot happens in this one and we are just thrust into the story so we don’t really get to know the characters or what is really going on in this post apocalyptic world but I am hopeful that we will learn more in the following books which I will be reading very soon.
Sweet Tooth vol. 2: In Captivity by Jeff Lemire
*** (3.5 stars)
Ok so I read this one right after finishing vol. 1 and while there is a section titled previously where we get a recap of what happened in the previous book I think I would recommend reading them all back to back. We get to learn more about the characters in this one especially Jepperd. After what happened in the first book between Jepperd and Gus I was fully ready to continue hating Jepperd but once things were revealed in this one I kind of feel bad for him although he’s still not been fully redeemed in my eyes. I still think the graphics are dull for my tastes but works well for the story and they are still graphic and the story touches on some triggering subjects so beware of that going in. I’m still interested in finding out what happens next but I’m not fully connecting to the characters. I will be starting the next one very soon.
Sweet Tooth vol. 3: Animal Armies by Jeff Lemire
*** (3 stars)
I’m still pretty much feeling the same about this book that I have felt about the others. I want to keep reading because I want to know what happens but I am also not really caring much about the characters. This one also was repetitive. We learned a little more in this book but a lot of it was just repeating stuff we already knew from the previous books. I have to wait for my hold to come in at the library for the last 3 books but I definitely will be continuing on with this series.