What time is it? Time to talk about some books and maybe we’ve read them and maybe will read them… soon. You know how these things go. But we’re focusing on the new prompt that Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads has given us and it’s clocks today! Check to see what she has here!
I want to start adding the synopses for the books so I’m doing it again which means these posts will be longer now!
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (GR/SG) – I have actually read this before but that was fast and also when I didn’t really like historical fiction (fantasy or otherwise), so I only rated it 3 stars.
So maybe when Clare has just paused all her publishing for like 3/5 years then I can start this trilogy 😂 it’ll probably be in audio so I can do something else if I’m slogging a bit.
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
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…
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (GR/SG) – I’ve never read any of his books! I’ve watched Coraline about like 70 times and MirrorMask was a movie I was obsessed with when I was younger. I still need to get to Good Omens but I know I’ll love that.
Under the streets of London there’s a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks.
Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his workday existence and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and utterly bizarre. And a strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city: Neverwhere.
I really liked this book! it was interesting because I was originally going to give it 3 stars and then I thought for a few days and now it’s 4 😅
With the sweeping romance of Passenger and the dark fantasy edge of This Savage Song, this standout YA contemporary fantasy debut from Vanessa Len, is the first in a planned trilogy.
It should have been the perfect summer. Sent to stay with her late mother’s eccentric family in London, sixteen-year-old Joan is determined to enjoy herself. She loves her nerdy job at the historic Holland House, and when her super cute co-worker Nick asks her on a date, it feels like everything is falling into place.
But she soon learns the truth. Her family aren’t just eccentric: they’re monsters, with terrifying, hidden powers. And Nick isn’t just a cute boy: he’s a legendary monster slayer, who will do anything to bring them down.
As she battles Nick, Joan is forced to work with the beautiful and ruthless Aaron Oliver, heir to a monster family that hates her own. She’ll have to embrace her own monstrousness if she is to save herself, and her family. Because in this story . . .
. . . she is not the hero.
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up, lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Never-land where they encounter the Red Indians, the Little Lost Boys, pirates and the dastardly Captain Hook.
The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (GR/SG) – Of course I read a couple of Nancy Drews back in the day. And plus there’s a new CW show adapting the books but with supernatural twists to it? Absolutely must watch.
Nancy, unaided, seeks to find a missing will. To the surprise of many, the Topham family will inherit wealthy Josiah Crowley’s fortune, instead of deserving relatives and friends who were promised inheritances. Nancy determines that a clue to a second will might be found in an old clock Mr. Crowley had owned and she seeks to find the timepiece. Her search not only tests her keen mind, but also leads her into a thrilling adventure.
Now that I added Nancy Drew I want to start watching the tv show 😅 Maybe when I’ve finished a season or two of something else. Which is to say, probably about 5 series, and then that’s not even counting what I’m watching with my mom!
So what books do you think about when you think about clocks? Is it Clockwork Angel, like me?