AAAAAA Clockwork angel. Another one of Cassandra Clare's masterpieces. Love.
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.
As expected, Cassie Clare has written another knockout book! After reading the summary for the first time I was a bit apprehensive to read the book because for one, I'm not the type of person who likes Fictional...history books (with a few exceptions) and two, because The Mortal instruments was so good, could Clockwork Angel live up the the greatness?
I'm so happy to say it has. Clockwork angel was it's own book, of course there was a tie between The Mortal Instruments but it sure does stand on it's own. You could trace the bits of humor normally present in TMI (The Mortal Instruments) ,thanks to Jace Wayland, back to Clockwork Angel.
But enough of TMI.
Clockwork Angel is a new story, new setting and a bunch of new characters. At first the book is a bit confusing but you catch on to what's happening in the first few chapters. The book was totally authentic, you could really tell that Cassandra did her homework on the setting and I loved that. I was in a complete trance with this book. It's really different, yet carries the Cassandra Clare signature writing styles we've all come to love so much.
The plot was great! It had a bunch of twists and turns, but not too much. I was still able to follow the story and attempt at guessing what was truth and what was a lie. Sigh...It was gooood.
It's pretty much a no brainer. TMI? YES. Clockwork Angel? FTW!!!!! The Moody Teenager Stamp of approval was made for this book.