This book , is the first of The Infernal Devices Trilogy and is written by Cassandra Clare . Clockwork Angel is followed by Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess .
From Goodreads –
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…
Jumping to the book discussion , well it took me almost 150 – 200 pages to actually get into it , as I was really busy drawing similarities with City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) . If you haven’t read The Mortal Instrument series , you wont be facing this , but since I have read City Of Bones , the comparison factor comes automatically. So this book , is more subtle than City of Bones , and the plot is well built , along with that , the descriptions are really Real , yes you can imagine everything quiet easily. The thing that I loved most , about this book , is that it is in Victorian Period , London , and that’s wow .
Coming to the characters , well without giving any spoilers I will say I really feel bad for Tessa , I mean seriously that girl goes through so much , just like Clare ( City of Bones) , but yes she is strong , and she at least tries to keep herself together . Next comes , my personal favorite William Herondale , that guy , Oh my god , he is so like Jace ( City Of Bones) , every time I read about him , he reminds me of Jace , and umm ok *No Spoilers* . Some of you may find him , sarcastic , mean , and that’s totally okay , because he is all these things , but still , I am Team Will . Jem , he is a gem , he is so sweet , kind , that you are ought to like him . There are few more characters like Jessamine , Henry , Gabriel , Magnus and there is Charlotte , well she is another strong lady . The more I read about her the more I feel like Wow , she is so awesome.
The book overall is great , and I think its worth trying . If you have read The Mortal Instruments , you will love this one too , because its kind of a prequel to it , and you can also find some known characters , and if you haven’t read , then no problem , give it a try . And now I cant wait to read the next two books .
Thanks for reading .
– Ishita 🙂