Friday, January 7, 2011

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare Book Review

Clockwork Angel Description off Goodreads:
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.

What a great book, I enjoyed this book. For me it took a bit to take off first you find yourself dealing with the Dark Sisters wondering if Tessa will be able to break free of them and their reign on her. Then you find yourself meeting the different characters at the London Institute. The hardest part I had was remembering that this isn't the Mortal Instruments. While I noticed a few age period eras. One was while Nate is recovering and Jessamine Lovelace is sitting with him. She talks to Nate after hearing that talking to people in comas which is good for them. I don't think this was discovered for many years to come. But otherwise it was a great book and story and personally I'm torn between which leading man I would see Tessa with they both have great personality's. Definitely a 4 cup book. My problems with it lay with the speed in which the story progesses rather slowly. Seemed to take forever for the story to pick up and once it did you find yourself at the end. Go Figure :)
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