My friend Chanzie over @ Mean Who You Are and I decided to recommend some great 5 Star books to one another to read and review for ourselves. This month I read Clockwork Angel and will continue to read the following two books in the series.
Title: Clockwork Angel
Title: Clockwork Angel
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....
It has been a while since I read The Mortal Instruments books, so after a little persuasion from a fellow book reader, I decided to pick up this series to see what happened a little earlier in time. I was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it; it was set in the late 1800’s, focuses around paranormal but has a slight steampunk edge.
Tessa is one of the main characters in Clockwork Angel; and this book is about her and the people who help her. She arrived in London as a normal girl, but soon realises that she is more than that. She is held captive and forced to Change. She didn’t know that she could Change prior to arriving and is only doing so because her brother’s life depends on it. Soon she is rescued and is thrown into the world of Shadowhunters and their role in the paranormal world. Together with their help, she plans to find her brother and start their lives again. But things are more complicated than she thought.
I liked Tessa… She has a kind heart and truly cares for her brother. She quickly builds friendships with the Shadowhunters and is willing to step up to help rescue her brother, even if it means using the new gift she despises!! The other characters are great too. Jem has his own secrets but is a sweet guy. Will is a bit darker and mysterious, and has a witty edge. Both boys will defend Tessa no matter what. There is growing feelings between them all… But they deny them as much as possible.
I liked the world Cassandra has created; London in 1878, where the paranormal exists and the creation of clockwork people that normal humans don’t know about. It was believable, even down to some of the mannerisms, the clothing that is worn and deciding what a lady should or shouldn’t do. The magical aspect was fun too and seeing some characters that I have met in The Mortal Instruments was a pleasant surprise as well. I am looking forward to continuing the series!!