Friday, December 13, 2013

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1)

7171637In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them...

*May Contain Spoilers*

Cassandra Clare introduces the world of Shadowhunters with her novel, Clockwork Angel. When one woman is kidnapped and introduced to her ability to Change into other people, she discovers there is much more darkness to the world than she could have ever imagined. 

Tessa Gray is the main character of this historically supernatural novel. Readers will enjoy her taking the lead to save her brother and help the Shadowhunters in any way she can to keep the people of London safe. Though she isn't a fighter, Tessa is courageous, brave, and focused. She is loyal to her brother and tries to ensure that she pulls her weight in this Institute against evil. Readers will connect with Tessa through her journey to discover herself. With this new knowledge that she is supernatural, Tessa struggles to define who she is, a universal plight. 

The plot follows Tessa's arrival in London to the finding of her brother. Along the way, she learns of her ability, is tortured, rescued, introduced to the underworld of London, and helps fight off the Pandemonium Club. The story is created with a blunt writing style and wonderfully sarcastic dialogue. Readers will definitely enjoy the action, the mystery, and the sword-sharp wit of the character cast. 

Rating: 4.5/5 Cups

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