Monday, December 27, 2010

Clockwork Angel

by Cassandra Clare

I can't believe I didn't read this book until now! Clockwork Angel is just as good as the Mortal Instruments series. Set a few centuries ago in Victorian London, it follows the story of sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray, who arrives from New York and is immediately wrapped up in the wild and violent world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders. Even worse, an unknown figure known as the Magister is after her.

I didn't think I would like this book much, but I was proven wrong! It was so exciting to get back into the Shadowhunters' world, with a series of new and old characters. The characters were great - way too close to the characters in the Mortal Instruments, but still fun to read about. The plot was great as well, with some nice twists near the end.

My favorite part was seeing the parallels between the two series and having those aha moments when something I read in one of the Mortal Instruments books was finally explained or referred to. Overall, Clockwork Angel was a great start to the Infernal Devices series... can't wait to read more!

4 comments:

Edge said...

I think I liked the books in the modern setting a squick better, but I loved how you could tell she'd done exhaustive research on the time period. It was so authentic.

Athena Reader said...

Didn't you just love it??? I loved the Mortal Instruments, and this is almost as great! I don't like the beginning too much, though. . .

Apoorva Chowdhary said...

So many good books! I especially love Mockingjay... :)

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

OMG I loved this book so much :) go it signed! and btw thanx for stopping by my blog!

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