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Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Infernal Devices, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 479 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on August 31st 2010 by  Walker Books
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

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 was afraid to re-read this book after what happened with my City Of Bones re-read but how could I resist when William Herondale is in this book? Clockwork Angel is the first English book I ever owned and I’m just so happy that after all these years it still blew my mind away. I would’ve probably finished the whole book in only few days if I wasn’t distracted by Fanfiction.

Tessa Grey arrives to England after a letter she got from her brother. She always wears a clockwork angel necklace that belonged to her mother and like Clary in The Mortal Instruments she always thought that she was ordinary human. I own the necklace myself but I never looked close enough to notice the sword before I read the description of it in this book. Tessa is such a refreshing character after being annoyed by Clare’s other main female character.

Will Herondale is such an amazing character. I usually hate characters that are hot and cold but how could I ever dislike him? I love how we already got to see inside him a little bit like how Jem knew about twelve year old Will coming to institute.

“Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?”
“They ate it too,” Will reminisced. “Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.”

But then there’s Jem who is nice and helpful. When I say that this series is the only love triangle that I enjoy– I also mean it. I might like Will a bit more than Jem but they’re both so amazing that you might ship Tessa with Will but then Jem says something and then you like Tessa with him and the circle goes on and on.

Jem and Will’s relationship is just so wonderful that it doesn’t even matter if you’re team Will or Jem. Will doesn’t care about a lot of people but he does care about Jem. He’d be ready to do anything for him. Jem loves Will like a brother but I love the fact that he doesn’t make excuses for his behavior.

I’m so glad that I decided to re-read Clockwork Angel. I remembered some stuff but like I had no idea who Thomas was in the beginning of the book or what Jessamine’s deal was. She might seem cruel at times but I also understand her.

4.5 stars

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

  1. WILL HERONDALE. JEM CARSTAIRS. TESSA GRAY. I would die for pretty much all the characters in this series (okay, maybe not Jessamine, though she’s not The Worst Ever) and I’m so glad you enjoyed your reread so much! also, the new blog header is 💯


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