- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 400 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 40mm | 400g
- Publication date: 3 March 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1406330345
- ISBN 13: 9781406330342
- Sales rank: 687
Tessa is soon caught in a dangerous love triangle where a wrong decision could prove fatal. She will need all her strength to save her brother and stay alive as she learns the chilling truth of what really lurks on London's streets after dark. Discover more about the mysterious and sexy Shadowhunters in this thrilling prequel trilogy to the bestselling "Mortal Instruments" sequence. It is supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign. "The Mortal Instruments" series has been translated into 19 languages and has appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
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Cassandra Clare is the author of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Bane Chronicles, The Shadowhunter's Codex and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print worldwide. They have been translated into 30 languages and have appeared globally on bestseller lists. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is now a major movie. Cassandra lives in Massachusetts, USA. Visit her online at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at UKShadowhunters.com.
By Thehonestowl 22 Apr 2014
The honest owl is flying by with a review:
I enjoyed this book even though it sounds like a crappy teen angst book from the description.
By Smalltownbelles 26 Aug 2013
This review also appeared on my blog www.smalltownbelles.tumblr.com
STORY OF MY LIFE
Now back to the real topic: If there's one thing you cannot say about Cassandra Clare's books, it's that they're predictable. You've always got to expect the unexpected and whatever that might be, whoever you think is good or bad, you're still wrong. As sorry as i am to say that.
Another thing that is typical for Cassandra's novels is the amount of action she packs into the story. It's a good lot of fighting, but still never too much.
I had my ups and downs with the characters in Clockwork Angel, but that can generally considered a good thing. I found Tessa to be a relatable, realistic character (except for the whole chape-changing thing obviously. By the way, i thought it to be very refreshing that she was indeed a shape-changer and not a shape-shifter. Bravo Miss Clare for setting yourself slightly apart.
Jem was the kind of guy i would love to have in my life. He's genuine, raw and still edgy. He's not your perfect kid who the main character doesn't fall in love with, because the bad boy steals her heart.
Talking about the bad boy. I don't actually comprehend why everyone was drooling over Will. If he were a person in reallife i would feel uncomfortable around him, a feeling that i do not enjoy to point that out. He's reckless, dishonest (to himself) and he is too much of an ******* too often. He's too cold for my liking. Halfway through the book i was pretty sure that he was going to truly show his soft side at one point, but guess you can't have everything you want. Like i said, unpredictable. Though, i've still got hope that he will enlighten me as the story goes on. I still have that comment from Sophie in my head:
"There's something dark in him," Sophie said. "Something black and dark that he's hiding . He's got some sort of secret, the kind that eats you up inside." She sets her silver-haired brush down on the vanity, and Tessa saw with surprise that her hand was shaking. "You mark my words."
I'm afraid she's right.
Then there is Jessamine. I honestly haven't figured out what she contributes to the story that could possibly make her important. Maybe that'll get clearer in the sequels.
All in all in found this book pretty enjoyable, especially because of the distinct writing style. I did not get hooked right away, basically it took until Nathaniel appeared in the story for me to develop a real interest in how it continued. Yet, it ended up being a really good book in my memory.
I'd recommend it to Fans of The Mortal Instruments, fans of the ******* love interest, Fans of Fantasy, etc.
By MissPageTurner 07 Mar 2012
Clockwork Angel being anticipated to turn out as great as The Mortal Instruments series, does not disappoint. Cassandra Clare achieves to capture the Victorian setting in all its details perfectly.
Needing some time to adjust to the unusual combination of a 19th century setting with the, only known as modern, Shadowhunter's adventures, Clockwork Angel turned out being a bomb: silent ticking at the beginning, exploding with an even louder boom!
When you don't want to put your novel down for even a few seconds, when dusty attics become magical places and you fall in love with the personality and complexity of each of a novel's characters, it was definitely written by Cassandra Clare!
Clockwork Angel is one of the greatest books of 2010 and just the beginning to a new series with amazing potential. This novel convinces with its originality, complex storyline and unique characters. It's not just about romance, friendship and thrilling secrets, but about a whole new universe of possibilities. Anything hotter than steampunk?- Clockwork Angel!
"Top Pick! Readers will be thrilled and amazed with this prequel to The Mortal Instruments, tearing their way through a beautifully constructed story of action, magic, mayhem, and romance. Fans and newcomers alike will be enchanted by Clare's fantastical world and left begging for more!" - "Romantic Times Book Reviews"