Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - Lauren Mayhew AuthorClockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare – 5 Stars

The Clockwork Angel is the first in the trilogy of ‘The Infernal Devices’. The first time I read this book must have been in 2010 after finding it in my local library, and I instantly fell in love with it. It’s now one of my favourite books ever. I’ve read it quite a few times, and it never lets me down. I only wish that I’d written this review after the first time of reading the book. It would be great to see what I thought of it back then!

Blurb: Magic is dangerous – but love is more dangerous still… When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray arrives in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Drawn ever deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by – and torn between – two best friends and quickly realizes that love may be the most dangerous magic of all. Continue reading “Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare”

Rigel by Eli Ingle

Rigel by Eli Ingle - Lauren Mayhew AuthorRigel (Appointments on Plum Street Book 1)  –  Eli Ingle  –  3.5 Stars

Blurb: Appointments on Plum Street is a series set across six worlds, three dimensions and multiple times zones. The first book, Rigel, starts the story as we see the young orphan Rigel on Earth, miserable and alone. Then one night his life is changed forever when a crew of airship pilots tear through the sky and offer to take him to another world.

On their journey they come across other children and Rigel finds that they are all at the centre of a legend thousands of years old … and he has no memory being part of it. The children are the Light Ones and the only hope of saving each planet against The Darkness. Continue reading “Rigel by Eli Ingle”

C – Cogsworth

Cogsworth - Lauren Mayhew A-Z Blog Challenge 2016A-Z Blog Challenge 2016 – Cogsworth

This may seem a bit strange because Cogsworth is an enchanted clock… I just like his pompousness (is that a word?) and need to follow the rules to the letter. I can see myself in him – not the pompous bit though!

I have friends like Lumière, as in they bound into situations without thinking about the impact it may have and the consequences if it all goes wrong. I’m Cogsworth in those situations – desperately trying to talk sense into Lumière.

I guess Cogsworth has seen so much go wrong in the time that he has lived in the castle, that he’s a pessimist. He can’t imagine that the enchantment he is under is every going to break, so he sees the negatives in all situations. I suppose he doesn’t want to set himself up for more disappointment with the arrival of Belle. Continue reading “C – Cogsworth”