In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series. The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…
Title: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: August 31st 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry
Genres: paranormal romance, historical fiction, steampunk, urban fantasy, young adult
I read it years ago, it enchanted me with the world and atmosphere of it. I liked characters, especially Tessa, Jem, Charlotte. Will is like Jace much, and his behavior annoyed me. I couldn’t understand him. But this hasn’t changed either now. Tessa is strong and brave character, I liked her even more than Claire. I think Claire is annoying and childish at times (or rather several times).
I liked Jem even more than Will. He had kindness and respect. Despite his weaknesses he behaved bravely. Charlotte is like a kind mother. I liked her care as she kept the other together. And she is a good leader, it’s pity that Lightwood family don’t recognize this.
I liked Jem and Tessa’s common scenes. I would like to see them together. They are similar to each other. Unfortunately Will often acts with Tessa dismissively. But he feels for her.
I liked steampunk mood and old London city. Cassandra Clare built the world in detail, but the description of environment wasn’t long. So I didn’t have to read unnecessary descriptions. That was a great pleasure for me. Unfortunately this spoiled the enjoyment of The Mortal Instruments series.
The story is exciting and mystic. I like this pairing. Of course there are references to The Mortal Instruments series. For example Church is the cat, duck etc… But I didn’t feel close contact with TMI series. So you can enjoy it without it. Much is happening at the end of book. There were many turns and excitement here.
I liked reading the story for a second reading. Now I had a mood for such a story. Maybe that’s why I liked it even more so. It’s completely different than TMI. I liked it better. I’m curious the sequel.