Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1)
by Cassandra Clare

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I recently finished Clockwork Prince and loved it, so I wanted to put up my review of its prequel first. 

Goodreads Synopsis: 
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.

My Review:
It’s been quite some time since I’ve read Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument Series, but I have to say, I think I like the Clockwork Angel Series better. The plot, characters, and setting is much more interesting and developed than the other series.

When I first started Clockwork Angel, I was immediately drawn into the plot. This plot was more interesting and well thought out. Just when you think you may have figured something out, a twist in the plot happens that takes you completely by surprise. This book really kept you guessing and really keeps you interested. I absolutely loved it!

The characters, though, are what really made me love this story. I actually loved Tessa. She was still a “lady” but learned to trust her instincts and be brave in the face of danger and she could be just as much of a smart aleck as the boys when she wanted to be. But now to the love interests…Will and Jem…*swoon*. These boys were like light and dark, yet went so well together. Their relationship made this book really enjoyable. Will, the dark and handsome bad boy. I absolutely loved him, but you wanna know who stole the show for me? Jem. That’s right, I love Jem. He is so amazingly sweet and kind and always knows exactly what to say to make a gal feel better. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Will, with his arrogant and witty attitude, I just love Jem more. Every time he talked I just melted! And his history! OOoo I just love that boy! Honestly, he made the story for me. Forget Tessa, I’ll have him for myself!

Between an intriguing plot that really pulls you in and makes you want to know more, and the great characters, this book truly is amazing. However, there is a cliffhanger! Good thing the second book is already out :)


  1. I think I'm more on Will's side rather than Jem's. :D hahaha. I loved their friendship in this book! To me, it seemed a lot more "solid" than Jace and Alec's relationship, I dunno why. But great review! Hopefully, you'll enjoy Clockwork Prince just as much!

  2. Thanks! I completely agree that the author did a much better relationship between these two boys than between Jace and Alec. I really do love Will, theres just something about Jem. *swoon* Can I have both?! Then I'd be an incredibly happy girl! haha I actually just finished Clockwork Prince and loved it! Even better than the first! My review is coming soon!

  3. Haha, that's true. Why settle for one when you could have both? xD I read Clockwork Prince, too, and thought it was pretty awesome. I can't wait to read your review, though! :)

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