I’ve never read a manga before, so I’m not sure what I was thinking when I took one on for review. It was certainly an experience, but not one that I regretted at all. I’ll definitely be reading more graphic novels in the future!
This book is the manga version of Clockwork Princess, which is the third book in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. I first read Clockwork Princess when it came out, so it was really nice to read the manga and revisit the story without taking ages to read the book. The manga allows you to dip in and out of the already existing story, although I did feel as if I couldn’t grasp the whole story like in the book by Cassandra Clare.
The illustrations show incredible talent from the illustrator, HyeKyung Baek. I am always in awe of artwork because I’m not a very artistic person. I can see myself getting used to the manga style, but I didn’t feel it worked well from the point of view of someone who has read the book before. I found it very difficult to work out which characters were which because I already had an image of them in my head.
I think the manga is a great idea to introduce new people to both graphic novels and the original novels by Cassandra Clare. Whilst I would recommend it, it’s not a book I’ll re-read in the future and I wouldn’t be interested in reading any other graphic novels of books I’ve already read unless I had complete faith in it.
Rachel (Booktastic Reviews)3 November, 2014 at 8:56 pm
I’d really love to get in to mangas/graphic novels and I’d especially love to check out this series of mangas! They look awesome and what better place to start than novels based off of books I already love?!
Great review! 😀
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Readterest15 October, 2016 at 9:16 am
I think you’re generous to give this book 3 stars. I would have given it 1 if I bother to write a review about it.
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Otaku28 January, 2021 at 12:59 pm
Good experience, Read Manga is Like Storytelling, we dive in. maybe Anime is good with graphics & voice… but the radical s always Manga.