Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review of Clockwork Angel (Book One of The Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare

 Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still. 

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

                                                  About Clockwork Angel
Tessa a young woman discovers she's part of the Downworld world. Meets and befriends shadowhunters that find her existence no coincidence. Much like The Mortal
Instruments but yet different. Darker atmosphere--Infernal/demonic heritage take. More secrets and betrayals lie in wait. Tessa is not your average Downworlder at all. Clockwork Angel, is the  prequel to The Mortal Instruments, it's a read you definitely should  invest time because of how it would appear will connect back to The Mortal Instruments. Overall a welcomed fantasy Book 1 in a series.        

                                                            Overall: Amazing read!
                                         Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy 

                                                                  My Star Review

E-book: 338 pgs. 
Recommended Ages: 15 and Up   
Published: August  31, 2010 by Simon & Schuster's Publishing 

                                                                For This Review: *Self-Provided Copy*

                                                           About the Author 
Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.

1 comment:

AmyS. said...

I read the Mortal Instruments series. I liked it but I didn't think it was my best read. But I think I will read Clockwork Angel after reading your review. It does seem to be a little different that Mortal Instruments so I may like it more. Thanks.

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