Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices #1)

Clockwork Angel

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Fantasy Series (1 of 3)


The Infernal Devices

  1. Clockwork Angel  – 4/5
  2. Clockwork Prince
  3. Clockwork Princess

What is it about?

The Shadowhunters are a society whose purpose is to protect “mundane” humans from the supernatural world.

In 1878, Tessa steps onto English soil and is immediately kidnapped by two women known as the Dark Sisters. Her brother, who sent for her, is also missing.

The shadow hunters find Tessa and in the course of helping her find her brother they discover a nefarious plan to destroy the shadow hunter society.

This is a prequel to the Mortal Instrument series, which I have not read. 

Was it good?

Perhaps I didn’t explain that well. It’s so hard to describe books without spoiling anything.

What I want to say about this book is that Cassandra Clare’s writing is so very easy to read. This story just flew by, and it was interesting and entertaining. I’m curious about where the story will go next!

I’m always a sucker for Victorian society. I also really like stories involving angels and other supernatural creatures. If you are like me, then you will enjoy this story.

Side notes on the relationships…

The worst part was that some of the characters are very rude to each other but still “love each other like a family.” It’s great that they come together in times of need, but if this is your chosen family, why can’t you be nice to each other? I don’t really understand the motivations for that kind of behavior.

The description on goodreads mentions a love triangle, but I honestly thought that she definitely favored one over the other, and she only kissed the one she liked. And that’s as far as it went. It’s 1878 after all, and we don’t want to cause a scandal. (I meant this to be positive; I do not like love triangles.)




4 thoughts on “Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices #1)

  1. I’ve been meaning to read this series! I liked Mortal Instruments, but with this one, the Victorian aspect held me back. I’m not usually into historical settings, but I need to just start it already because I know I’ll get over my prejudice. Good to know the love triangle clearly favors one!

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