Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Clockwork Angel (#1 Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare






Yes its YA Fiction, but I seriously love Cassandra Clare's novels- The Mortal Instruments series was brilliant ( thank the gods its not finished yet!). I remember picking up City of Bones (bk 1) and being catapulted into this awesome world of Demons, Shadow hunters, young love, quirky fun characters and I am happy to say Clockwork Angel was a brilliant prequel. 

Set in the Victorian era of the Shadow Hunters world, Tessa is a 16 year old girl on her way to London from New York to meet her brother Nathaniel. Instead of her brother meeting her at the docks as promised, Tessa is met by the Dark Sisters, two Warlocks who take Tessa as a prisoner for gifts that she apparently possesses.

Tessa realises she can turn into any other human, simply by holding an object of theirs. How cool is that?

They teach Tessa how to harness her gift and plan on delivering her to the Magickster,  an unknown man of considerable power who wishes to use Tessa's gift as his own. Tessa escapes the Dark Sisters and is thrown in the household of the Shadow hunters- the sons and daughters of the Nefilim (offspring of Angels and humans), who protect the city from the ever coming demons, warlocks and vampires. Tessa soon discovers herself and her brother are much more important than first realised, and they play an important part in a larger conspiracy. The Pandemonium Club and its Magickster have a plot to rid the world of the Shadow Hunters, by using an army of mechanicals with the essence of demons.
Amongst all this, Tessa finds herself falling in love with not one but two guys - a gorgeous bad boy Will and the courageous, heartfelt Jem who both adore her.

The supporting characters are well written and you even become reacquainted with a few characters from the "Mortal Instruments" series i.e.. Magnus Bane - And if you have not read "The Mortal Instruments" series, then get reading because Jace is adorable!


There are another 3 books due out in The Mortal Instruments Series ( squeeee!!) -City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire.







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  2. Good.

    I finally started reading Ilona Andrews Magic Bites. So far Im not sure what I think of it lol

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