Clockwork Angel (Paperback)
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Short Description for Clockwork Angel The first novel in the Infernal Devices trilogy--a prequel to the "New York Times"-bestselling Mortal Instruments series. The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into Victorian London's dark underworld to search for her missing brother, with the mysterious Shadowhunters as her only allies.
- Published: 04 October 2011
- Format: Paperback 479 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781416975878 ISBN 10: 141697587X
- Sales rank: 7,204
Reviews for Clockwork Angel
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For fans of the Mortal Instruments
Clockwork Angels has all the things I love about the Mortal Instruments. Interesting story, fascinating characters and wonderful writing with funny dialogues thrown in (courtesy of Will, of course). If you pick up this book needing the fix that only Cassandra Clare's writing can give you, you will not be disappointed.
The only downside for me while reading Clockwork Angel was in my opinion the slow and rather uneventful first third of the book. But after that things started to pick up until the middle of the book where I got so engrossed into the story I literally could not put the book down. I even read during my classes.
The author brought a whole mix of interesting characters in Clockwork Angels. That's one of the things I love about her books, there are no ordinary, normal people in it. Everyone has secrets, everyone has an inner struggle that they are trying to overcome. But by far my favorite was Jem. I went into this book convinced that I will be a fan of Will, because he has the witty personality that Jace from MI has, but it turned out Jem was the one who stood out among the characters the most. I adore him. He's so sweet and kind. And pretty, let's not forget about that.
I have to admit that in the beginning I wasn't really fascinated by the plot, it felt like the problem they were facing was pretty straightforward since we find out pretty soon who the villain is and what is his agenda. But in the end it turned out it wasn't. The author masterfully created a web of lies and deceptions so that I was completely taken by surprise and shocked by the real truth when it was revealed in the end.
You should definitely pick this book up and read it. I especially recommend it for fans of The Mortal Instruments, who need something to pass the long wait between installments in TMI series. by mateja