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Friday, November 19, 2010

Review of Clockwork Angel

Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Goodreads Summary:
Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.

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. (less)

A few months ago I tried to re-read the Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare and frankly I couldn’t get through it. I think it’s the fact that I really hate Clary and Jace. I know, I hate Jace… what am I thinking?! But when Clockwork Angel came out I decided to give it a chance. I’m happy I did.
Tessa is an amazing lead, she is strong and witty. I love that Cassandra is not afraid to put Tessa in sticky situations. Tessa can fight, she’s selfless and unlike most YA heroines she doesn’t need the big strong strapping man at all times. Will and Jem are, well …. Amazingly delicious I have to say. Jem, I always love the boy who has a dark past but still comes out of it with a good heart. (Besides the fact that James is my favorite male name) And Will, oh Will how I love thee let me count the ways. Now how can I love Will and not Jace? (I don’t even know I just do) I am very curious as to what happened to Will in his past, what made him the way he is? He fascinates me, and I can’t wait to find out more. I highly recommend this book, whether you liked TMI or not, it’s a great read.

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