Saturday, February 22, 2014

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Released: October 4th, 2011(first released August 31st, 2010)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Series: The Infernal Devices, Book One
Page Amount: 479, US Paperback Edition
Source: Own

"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."
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My Thoughts:
Hearing how much better the Infernal Devices series is to the Mortal Instruments is. I was a bit hesitated to start. I didn't really love City of Bones the first time I read it. However Clockwork Angel is different. Maybe it taking place in the Victorian era is a factor. Or that Tessa is a kick ass female lead.

Still trying to figure out my thoughts on this. However I will say I'm not on Team Will or Team Jem. They both bring something to the table. I wish these had been published before City of Bones.

Looking forward to reading book two and book three.

5/5 stars!!!
Happy Reading, Ashley

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