Sunday, May 12, 2013

re·view : The Infernal Devices Trilogy . Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare BOOK 1

The Infernal Devices Trilogy 

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

So, here is how we are doing this, one book at a time and all, but there will be spoilers on some of them, before I start the spoiler zone I'll let you know. Lets do this!

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


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


I LOVED this book. 
I really did, BUT, and that is the only reason why I knocked one star off of it, it was like an improved version of her other series.
All of the characters resemble each other way too much. Sometimes I can't even think of Will as Will, in my head I'll keep calling him Jase.
I do think that with the next books, that impression might change, but from just this novel, thats all I could think about.
Thats not to say it diminishes my reading experience at. I still really enjoyed it.

Is no secret that I love Clare's world, Clockwork Angel has the same Shadowhunter world with a different time. I loved the historical aspect, maybe because I love everything about victorian era, but this book was spot on. 
There is something about a world inside ours that just fascinates me, that is probably JK Rowling's fault, but nothing I can do about that now. :P

Plot : is amazing, I was completely immersed in the Shadowhunting world. The story line kept me on my toes the whole time.

Pacing : argh. pacing. I have one thing to say about this. I read it in one sitting and when I finished it, I immediately picked up book #2.

Characters : I truly think that what Clare wanted to do with this book was develop and give us a back story on the world. I get that, and that is probably why the resemblance to her other series didn't bother me too much.
That is not to say that I expect to have more character development in her next installment. 

SO exited for the next one. Oh wait, I already started.

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