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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare October 28, 2010

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

young adult

release date August 31, 2010

ARC courtesy of publisher

Infernal Devices Book 1

  • This series is a prequel to Mortal Instruments and takes place in 19th century London. In an interview you can see on Amazon, Cassandra Clare is seen talking about the year she spent researching by reading books set in Victorian England and taking several trips to London. It is certainly reflected in the setting of the book!
  • While checking links on this review, I very happily discovered that the cover for Book 4 of The Mortal Instruments will be released December 2010, with a book release April 2011. I mistakenly thought The Mortal Instruments was a trilogy. Who knew there was going to be another book in the Mortal Instruments series, much less a 5th and 6th!? I also found  a Publisher’s Weekly Article I had missed. Happy news!
  • I happen to love the Mortal Instrument inspired jewelry on Etsy that I found through a link on Cassandra Clare’s blog or website.

In Clockwork Angel, the main character Tessa Gray, has traveled to England to meet up with her brother. She is unwittingly kidnapped by the Dark Sisters, an evil of an unknown variety. Against her will , the sisters begin to teach Tesaa about her power-one she never knew or suspected. She can transform into another person. The Dark Sisters are intent on Tessa perfecting her power, so she can be married to The Magister.

Much to Tessa’s good fortune, she is rescued by Shadowhunters, Will and Jem and through their protection, is rescued from the Dark Sisters. England is not what she thought it would be, and Tessa finds herself reliant on the protection that Will and James are able to provide her through The Institute. The other occupants, Charlotte Branwell, Jessamine Lovelace, Henry, and others all become key to Tessa learning who she is and what she is capable of.

As the group work together to try to find Tessa’s brother and to get to the bottom of Dark Sisters, The Magister and The Club, Tessa finds herself torn between James, the handsome warrior who keeps a dark secret and appears physcially fragile on occassion and Will, angry, unpredictable, and extremely handsome.

I loved seeing a few characters from the Mortal Instrument Series are blended into the story. It was like coming across an old friend and learning even more about them. Mundanes, Nephilim, Vampires, Warlocks. This book has it all in a breathtaking adventure story.

Don’t wait, go read Book One of The Infernal Devices for yourself!


2 Responses to “Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare”

  1. safia Says:

    This book was so good! I’m only 10 years old and i loved it. There is a lot of things happening between Will & Tessa and every time I read the part when they fall in love, just for that one second my stomache feels so…… happy. Just the way Will leans in & makes Tessa kiss him is just unbelievable! I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! You have got to read it dont wait get it right now. I think it should of won the awesomest medal ever.

  2. Kathryn Says:

    this book is a good to read book becasue it give a reader an adventure and give an image of what it like to be a shadowhunter

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