Author: Cassandra Clare.Series: The Infernal Devices, Book 1.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry. Kindle
Pages: 479 pages.
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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: Jem, 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 love the way Cassandra Clare writes, I started of with The Mortal Instruments and then I started reading The Infernal Devices and waiting for a long time for the next book to come out, finally this month Clockwork Prince came out and because of that I decided to re-read Clockwork Angel and I have to say I have enjoyed it even more the second time around (I really didn't think that was possible)
From the first page I was hooked in to this world and I could see myself living the story rather than just reading it, I could see the characters and what they did in my mind and even dreamed with them :) Cassandra Clare's description of Victorian England is very well done.
I have to say although I like Will, even if he is a little g... sometimes, my favourite has to be Jem he's so sweet (sigh). And although I understand why Will is why he is (they tell you in the second book I'm half way through it) I still love Jem.
Tessa is nice and sweet but can be a fierce warrior when she wants to. Also she's a bookworm. I love when she and Will start sending quotes by famous authors at each other.
The secondary characters are great: Charlotte (such a good and interesting character), Henry (he is hilarious), Jessamine (she can be annoying sometimes...) Thomas (sigh), Sophie, Agatha, Gabriel, Benedict...
I loved seeing the antecesors of the characters we all know and love and you'll find alot of known names: Lightwood, Herondale etc. And it's funny seeing the antecesors of two characters who are so close hate each other.
Some of my favorite quotes are:
Will smiled like Lucifer might of smiled moments before he fell from Heaven
You must of done something right in your last life to be reborn as a Nephilim (Magnus Bane)
Oh yes, I have been very lucky (Will)I give it 5 stars and now of to finish reading clockwork prince ^^