5 more days till Clockwork Princess is out!
- I LOVE, love, love the historical references and feel to Cassie's The Infernal Devices series. I loved reading her notes on Tessa's England. I'm always amazed at how much time and research goes into a book that relies on a real place / historical references. Cassie has done such an amazing job at bringing Tessa's England to life. For me everything about the setting is real, especially while I'm reading the book. While reading these notes I was fascinated to learn that some of these places weren't real, what places inspired certain things in Cassie's book, and what places you could find while in England. Have you read Cassie's notes on Tessa's England? Did anything particular stand out to you? What do you think of Cassie's historical references through out the series?
- Will's Letter To His Family: This letter is a little heartbreaking and a bit reassuring at the same time. I liked getting to understand Will a bit more in this letter, but I wonder what his comment at the very end means when he says, "... perhaps I could have saved Ella's life. Perhaps I could have saved my own." What do you make of his comment?
- Extras: Varies stores had their own "extra" content with Clockwork Prince. Which content did you get and what did you like about it? I had Will's inscription to Tessa in A Tale of Two Cities. There's a part in this inscription that stood out to me on this read through, that gives me hope as to what Will might do in Clockwork Princess. He says, "I felt the most complete despair and envy of Sdney Carton. Yes, Sydney, for even if he had no hope that the women he loved would love him, at least he could tell her of his love. At least he could do something to prove his passion, even if that thing was to die." Then he signs the note, With hope at last. There's something about Will having hope that makes me believe he'll keep himself out of danger/trouble. I just hope he holds onto that hope in Clockwork Princess.