Man Crush Monday: William “Will” Owen Herondale

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The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare involves one of the most interesting love triangles I’ve ever read. That being said, although I truly love Jem I also really love Will and I believe we’re supposed to love them both just as protagonist Tessa Gray does.

Therefore I had to dedicate a Man Crush Monday to Will. He’s incredibly handsome with his jet black hair and blue eyes. More than that, he’s got that complicated, bad boy, dark past that makes him incredibly irresistible even though it totally shouldn’t.

When we’re first introduced to Will he’s adventurous and snarky, pushing away the people that love him because he feels he has to. The only person he lets love him is Jem and their friendship is amazing. They’re parabatai, which in the Shadowhunter world means they’ve taken an oath to protect and look out each other for the rest of their lives. It’s kind of like they got married but they’re like brothers, not husband and wife.

Anyway, I honestly think I loved Jem and Will’s relationship more than Tessa and Will’s relationship because the bond between Jem and Will was just so strong. I won’t spoil it but they’re friendship goals to the max.

But back to Will as a person. He’s really funny, loves books (a man truly after my own heart), and he’s weirdly afraid of ducks. Oh, and did I mention he’s very attractive. Because he his. Even Magnus can’t keep his eyes off him.

Honestly, if you haven’t read The Infernal Devices trilogy yet please do so immediately. Even if you don’t like The Mortal Instruments still read this prequel series. I think it could stand on it’s own and I liked it better than The Mortal Instruments anyway. Although Alec and Magnus are still my OTP so you do miss out on that. Seriously though, read these books!

Swoonworthy Line:

“Of course you can have a true Shadowhunter name. You can have mine.”

Dreamcast: Joshua Anthony Brand

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Book Review: Clockwork Angel

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Synopsis from Amazon.com:

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….

*Note: If you haven’t finished the Mortal Instruments series yet, beware the spoilers!*

Thankfully my library has all The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices books because otherwise I’d be totally broke by now. I’ve been reading Cassandra Clare’s books almost non-stop for months now and it’s getting a little out of control.

In this prequel trilogy to The Mortal Instruments, we follow Tessa, Will, and Jem as they go up against the Pandemonium Club (I love that this later becomes the name of an actual club in NY). This novel had the same level of action, romance, and plot twists as The Mortal Instruments. So, of course, I loved it.

I could definitely see the similarities between both books and heroines. Tessa and Clary both know nothing about the Shadow World before they’re suddenly thrown into it. Differently, Tessa is a Downworlder and doesn’t know it, whereas Clary is a Shadowhunter who doesn’t know it. Plus, there’s that whole “being in a different time period” thing, as well.

I found it really interesting getting to know Will Herondale since he’s Jace’s ancestor. I definitely see similarities between the two, which was cool. The only issue I had with this book is I already know everything that’s going to happen. But this isn’t the novel’s fault, it’s my own. I read the whole Mortal Instruments series and The Bane Chronicles before I began reading this book so I know who Tessa ends up with and what she is and everything else.

Therefore my suggestion would be to read this trilogy before you even read The Mortal Instruments. Or read the first three books and then read The Infernal Devices and then finish The Mortal Instruments. Definitely do not read Magnus Bane’s stories until you read this prequel though because spoilers everywhere in there.

Besides that I absolutely loved this book. Now I finally get all the hype for Will and Jem. Although, to be honest, I’m definitely a bigger fan of Jem than Will but that might be because I’ve only read the first book and rumor has it Will is just going through some stuff right now. But I’m in love with Jem! He’s so sweet and cute and … well, I won’t spoil it but I know this trilogy will be my undoing. But I’ll still love it!

Borrow or Buy: Buy!

Stars:

4 stars

Favorite Line:

“It is as great a thing to love as it is to be loved. Love is not something that can be wasted.”

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