As readers, we risk being swallowed up by many worlds. This is, like all of Cassandra Clare’s worlds always are, a sad and tremendously beautiful one.
1878, London. Tessa Gray discovers the city’s supernatural underworld whilst looking for her missing brother. With the help of Shadowhunters – the demon-slayers who will turn her life upside down – she will understand how special she is. She finds herself in a world of vampires, demons, warlocks, and trouble. With her two companions Jem and Will, she unravels the cruel plan of the Pandemonium Club and must fight it by their side before it’s too late. One battle may change the course of history forever.
Clockwork Angel is the first book of The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. It explores the Shadowhunters world in a way that The Mortal Instruments doesn’t, with some familiar characters but in a different setting and time zone.
It may fool you into feeling bored in the beginning but if you give it the chance it deserves, I promise you will fall in love with at least three wonderful fictional people. At least I did.
Characters like Will and Jem will stick with you long after you finish the last page; even after you have hugged the book, said your goodbyes and put it on the shelf. That’s the thing about Cassandra’s writing: every word keeps you company and demands a presence in a hidden corner of your mind. It doesn’t matter how long ago you have finished and abandoned her world.
I highly recommend this ‘Clockwork Angel’ to anyone out there who is feeling alone and wishes to be comforted by fantasy and “awful wonders”.
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