Thursday, November 5, 2015

Book Review: Clockwork Angel - The Infernal Devices Series


The Infernal Devices is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city's sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends - including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing... 

My Review

This is the first book in a series called "The Infernal Devices". The author is Clare Cassandra.

Tessa Gray goes to move with her brother after her aunt died. On her way to her destination, these people snatch her and say they captured her brother. She has the special ability to change her form, which is something that is unheard of for the demons. This guy named the Magister wants to marry her for this ability, but then a boy named Will breaks her out and takes her away to a safe place. This place is full of these people with angelic abilities, called Shadowhunters. The only problem is the Magister won't stop until he has her. De Quincy, a very old vampire, is being very suspicious and has this blueprint to create these clockwork monsters with demonic essence. Will that plan succeed? Who is the Magister? Who are the Shadowhunters?

I liked the book, because it is similar to the Mortal Instruments series. When I was on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, though, it was very difficult to find information. I couldn't find the first book on Barnes and Noble, you had to buy the whole series. The synopsis didn't even come from the book, since I couldn't find it, so it is from the graphic novel. Among other reasons. The book itself was great though. Good detail and great descriptions of the beautiful, but dangerous setting. The demons Clare created were excellent examples of the fact that even monsters have feelings. Vampires got their humanity taken away from them and most wish to have their souls back. Another instance in the book is the time where a demon's sister is killed and all she wants to do is be with her. It's a sad reminder that the world can be cruel.

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