Title: Clockwork Angel
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: 1st Installment of The Infernal Devices
Preceded by: -NONE-
Followed by: Clockwork Prince
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…
I’ve read The Mortal Instruments series already, but I’m on the second book of The Infernal Devices. This one is the first.
I was slightly disappointed when I read this book. I’d heard raving reviews and read The Mortal Instruments to get to this. Even the first book of that series was slightly boring at the beginning, and so was this one. There was fairly limited action until the very end of the book, and it ended quite abruptly.
Tessa’s droning about the Dark Sisters at the beginning really put me off. That being said, the mystery and suspense was enough to keep me clinging to the rest of the series. The way Clare weaves together a plot was exceeding my expectations, and I hope the other books are much better.
The emotions I felt in this book is similar to that I felt in City of Bones. Sort of boring at the beginning, but filled with suspense, though no action.
For that, I give: