Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Book Review-Clockwork Angel
The Infernal Devices
By Cassandra Clare
From Inside Cover:
When 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 super natural 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, who are 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. Soon she finds herself fascinated by-and torn between-two best friends: James, who fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, who 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.
Let me say first that I have not read the Mortal Instrument Series. I was a little concerned that this story would be connected to the series and I wouldn't understand the parts of the plot-but thankfully that wasn't the case. I was hooked from the first page. The characters were engaging and interesting from the start. This magical fantasy contains vampires, demons and warlocks. Boredom is not a problem with the twists and turns that take place throughout this tale of suspense. The setting is London during the Victorian Age, I was fascinated by the descriptions of places and people. It was so easy to get lost in the story. Clockwork Angel is my first experience with writer Cassandra Clare and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in The Infernal Devices Series-Clockwork Prince which will be released in December.
Would I recommend this book to a friend:
Without a doubt! I Loved it!
Where I got the book:
My local library. Yeah!! But look for it in the adult fiction section.