Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review: Clockwork Angel

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: August 31st, 2010

Pages: 479

Synopsis: Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. 

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.


Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Steampunk 

My Review:

This book was amazing, I loved everything about it! Once again, Cassandra Clare, you didn't disappoint. Everything about this book intrigued me, from it's characters to it's twists and turns. The character development was phenomenal and kept me interested until the very last page.

The story starts off with one of the main characters, Tessa Gray being introduced and what happens when the Dark Sisters have her captured. After staying so long with the Dark Sisters, Tessa becomes accustomed to their ways until one day, mysterious shadowhunters, Will and Jem save her and bring her back to the Institute. Before I go any further, I just wanted to put it out there that I am team Will, not team Jem.

Let's talk about Will Herondale for a moment. First of all, he reminds me a lot of Jace from Cassandra's other books, The Mortal Instruments. Jace is cocky, arrogant, and has a soft side that doesn't shine through often. Will has a lot of those same characteristics, which I love about him, since I also love Jace's character.

Also, the ending was SUCH a cliffhanger. Darn you, Cassandra Clare! But oh well, it's okay since I have Clockwork Prince right here with me and ready to read. I can't wait to see what is in store for some of my new favorite characters. I know this review was pretty short, but there isn't much to say about this book except for that I loved it. 

You should definitely check out this series and Cassandra's other series, The Mortal Instruments, if you have not already. 

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Happy Reading,
Kiersten

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