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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

{Review:} Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)
Title: Clockwork Angel
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA Fiction
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (August 2010)
Hardcover: 496 pages
ISBN: 9781416975861
Source: Library 
Available on: Amazon

Rating: 4 out of 5

Description on 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."


I don't know what to say about Clockwork Angel.

Let me start by saying that I love the Mortal Instrument series and that I was really looking forward to reading this book.

Overall, I liked the book and it was a good beginning to the Infernal devices series but I was left feeling a little empty.

Let me explain, I really like the characters, shape-shifting Tessa, sweet Jem, and bad boy Will. Yet, something was missing that didn't allow me to relate to them as I did with the Mortal Instrument characters.

Clockwork Angel just left me with too many unanswered questions I understand that, that is what the first of series is supposed to do, but I was just left confused. We still don't entirely understand what Tessa is, and what is troubling Will. Not to mention the strange relationship between Tessa and Will. I really hope the second gives us more answers and more romance.

One thing I did love was the appearance of Magnus Bane. I guess he really is old.

I can't wait to read the second book of this series, to get some answers!

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