About: Clockwork Angel is book 1 of The Infernal Devices series written by Cassandra Clare. The Infernal Devices series has 3 books: book 1 is Clockwork Angel, book 2 is Clockwork Prince, and book 3 is Clockwork Princess. This series is a prequel to The Mortal Instruments series, which consists of 6 books. This prequel series is based in London, 1878. The genres are fantasy, young adult, paranormal, steampunk, and romance. Clockwork Angel was published on 8/31/2010 by Simon & Schuster, 479 pages.
My Experience: I started reading Clockwork Angel on 7/11/16 and finished it on 7/25/16 at 1:48AM. It’s an interesting read. I like the Institute and the people that runs it. I like that it takes in orphans and give them a good home. Jem’s story is heart wrenching and he seems so sweet. Too bad this book doesn’t focus much on him. Will, on the other hand, is a hot/cold person that I wouldn’t want to be friends with in real life, but somehow reading about him is interesting. Can’t wait to learn more of his secrets because this book 1 is a huge cliffhanger when comes to Will. Tessa, a character I like and dislike. She’s unappreciative at times and at other times, caring and clever. Mr. Mortman and the puzzle around it makes the book a good read. I enjoy the witty chat between the characters, entertaining and cruel, yet, humor is there. I like the little romance in this book, the hint from Jem, Thomas, Sophie, Tessa, and Will makes the read worthwhile. I like that the author has a little chapter at the end sharing about what’s real in the book and what is fantasy. I always wonder when I read a fiction book, whether the things I learned, I should take with me as knowledge or forget about it because it’s just some fantasy. I don’t enjoy the poetry in each chapter much and often skip reading it, a topic I’m unfamiliar with anyway. I admire anyone who can quote a book like Will and Tessa does because I can’t.
Pro: fast paced, page turner, witty chat, clever characters, orphans, humor,
Con: cliffhanger on many characters – not enough background to each characters and reasons for their orphanage, but I’m assuming that may come at book 2 or 3.
I rate it 4 stars!
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***Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from my local public library and my opinions are honest.