Saturday, October 1, 2011

Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel (Book 1 in The Infernal Devices)
By: Cassandra Clare

Summary from Goodreads:
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.

Cassandra Clare does it again! She dragged me away from my boring mundane life into the world of the exciting Shadowhunters. Except now the time period is in the 1800's which I thought was an interesting spin off  towards the modern Mortal Instruments Series. Everything about this book kept me so intrigued! I loved all of the characters but I think my favorite was Jem. He was kind and he absolutely adored Tessa but he also had his secret of his own that keeps you wondering throughout the whole book trying so desperately to find out what is wrong with him. I don't know if it was just me but Will reminded me a lot of Jace except he had black hair instead of blonde. All in all I was thoroughly impressed and was pretty happy that Magnus Bane was still in the story. If you loved the Mortal Instruments series than you will absolutely adore The Infernal Devices! Happy Reading! Oh, and in the comments let me know how you felt about Will, yay or nay!   

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