Overall Rating: 5 stars
Book Name: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult, Steampunk
Book Boyfriend: Jem
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them.
Why I like it:
* The Victorian England setting is super mega ultra amazing, including but not limited to the words they enunciate and the culture itself
* Compared to TMI, I like this one because the characters are beautifully crafted and are thinking rationally and calmly. And most especially: not lousy and paranoid.
* I really admire the different, yet superb writing style of the author, regardless of the series. She is great, like Michelle Hodkin
* Will, in particular, is a very interesting character in the story, not typical, and of course not boring. Jem is one of my favorite characters: calm and sexy. Tessa, oh my dear Tessa, you’re such a wonderful creature. I can say no more. You just have to read it.
* With Clockwork Angel, and maybe the whole Infernal Devices series, I understand more about the Shadow world, the downworlders, warlocks, the nephilim, and all other creatures that were just created by Cassie Clare but feels like real.
My favorite quote…
“It’s all right to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.”