Review: Clockwork Angel ( The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Angel ( The Infernal Devices#1)by Cassandra Clare
Pub. Date: August 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 476pp
"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."
Review:I can't believe I waited so long to read Clockwork Angel. Telling you that it is a captivating beyond breathtaking read barely expresses how much I fell in love with the world and the characters Cassandra Clare has created. I would love to sit here and talk about every single character in the book since they all were remarkable in their own way but i'll just stick with the three main Tessa, Will and Jem. I didn't know what to think of Tessa, but as the plot progressed not only did I learn she is a book lover but she is her own person. She does not sit back and just let things happen. She takes action and is not afraid to express herself. Will, now he is a character Ishoulddislike because of how harsh he is towards Tessa, but I can't help it I love him. We barely get a grasp of who and what he is about. I'm really eager to continue the series just to find out what happened in his past that has made him so "untouchable." The only person that gets through to him is Jem and of course now Tessa. Jem, oh sweet Jem. I adore him. He is the complete opposite of Will. He is kind, humble, and not afraid to show Tessa he cares for her. If someone asked me to pick between Will and Jem I would seriously be torn between the two. They are both amazing characters in their own way. Clockwork Angel has definitely made my list of books to re-read. Usually I read a book - like it and then never pick it up again, but this is one of the rare ones where I will thrust myself into it's world over and over again.