Clockwork Angel (Paperback)
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Short Description for Clockwork Angel This is a new urban fantasy full of vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters from the bestselling author of "The Mortal Instruments" series. It's London, 1878: sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray's priority should be finding her brother, not falling in love, especially with two boys.
- Published: 03 March 2011
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781406330342 ISBN 10: 1406330345
- Sales rank: 468
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Reviews for Clockwork Angel
"There's plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it."
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.
4.5 stars! by Smalltownbelles
- Top review
Put on your gloves, grab your parasol and head straight to your next bookstore!19th century London has never been so dark and sexy before.This is a must read!
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! by MissPageTurner