20 September 2012

REVIEW: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #1
Publication Date
Source: Library

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.

I absolutely loved this book! I actually loved it more than the mortal instruments books. Both the characters and the story line were more interesting, and I became more invested in these characters and their relationships with one another. I loved the big twist on who 'The Magister' was (I was never really convinced it was de Quincey) and I was shocked by the traitor too. I loved both Will and Jem, although, Will could be a bit of an ass most of the time. Jem is so sweet and caring and I really hope he's going to be alright. Right now I could see Tessa with either of them, but I'm hoping that she'll get with Will because even though he pretends not to care, I think Tessa and Will would be an amazing couple. 

I had so many different emotions whilst reading this book (Joy, Sadness, Disappointment, Anger, Confusion etc.) and I love the fact that one chapter can provoke about 3-4 of these emotions. There are similarities between Will and Jace (Mortal Instruments) in their personality, but Will's is kicked up a notch and he is much more brooding and insulting than Jace. Will and Tessa had me laughing throughout this book because some of the stuff they said was just hilarious that you couldn't help but laugh.

I really really enjoyed this book and I'm probably going to be reading Clockwork Prince next because I'm dying to know what is going to happen!

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