Title: Clockwork Angel ( The Infernal Devices #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Source: Book Depository
Format: Paperback (Owned)
Summary: Includes the never-before-seen short story Magnus’s Vow!
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.
My thoughts: Well this is yet another great book by Cassandra Clare. If weren’t for this book, I wouldn’t have seen the Steampunk genre or books set during the Victorian Age in a much better light. And my impression has changed from “eew” to “woah”. Okay lets talk about the characters, Tessa she’s much more annoying than Clary. Mainly cause she wasn’t as receptive as Clary when Will introduced her to the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders. She has placed an imaginary wall between herself and the truth, which makes her annoying. As for Will, Clare has described him somewhat like Jace in my opinion. And this weird theory came up: Will’s soul reincarnate into Jace. Lol just some random fan-made theory. Ya and I really like Jem. He’s a selfless person. I mean after all he been through, its kind of normal for him to become such an angel. Really, he’s like a Saint to me. As for Henry, I kinda feel sorry for him as during those ages, there is gender inequality is still very dominant. So throughout the book I was waiting for a time where he would break out of his shell and be the one in charge of the Institute instead of Charlotte. As for Charlotte being the head of the Institute during those times is a feat i would say. She’s one of those rare women out there during that time who dare to be bold and take on leadership roles. For Jessamine, I like her bitchy characteristic which suits pampered young ladies of that era. Her bitchy-ness is not too over the top and she too have times where she’s nice. I like the way Clare has balanced this point out. Overall, this is a great read. Though I did not get to finish reading with 2-3 days due to my exams, the book was able to keep me interested despite my busy schedule. I’m now currently waiting for the second book which I just ordered. Hope it reaches me soon.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars