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Title: Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: August 31, 2010

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Science Fiction / Young Adult / Fantasy

Pages: 476

ISBN: 1416975861

Summary (from Goodreads):

Magic is dangerous–but love is more dangerous still.

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: James, 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.

My review:

This book is awesome! I loved it. It somehow resembles The Mortal Instrument series. With the characters in the institute, I mean. Charlotte as Maryse Lightwood, Henry as Robert Lightwood, Jessamine as Isabelle Lightwood, Jem Carstairs as Alec Lightwood and Will Herondale as Jace Wayland/Morgenstern/Herondale LOL Although, if you make me choose between ID and TMI, I’d choose the latter. This books is interesting, don’t get me wrong but I like the story of TMI better. Constructed better and I was addicted to it as soon as after I finished reading City of Glass. But this is as good as TMI, it is. Cassandra Clare sure knows how to write a prequel. I love her writing and I admire her works. Such a great author!

I love and hate Will Herondale at the same time.
Why do I love him? He has this dark, sexy aura that I’m most likely to be searching in men LOL in fictional men, I must say. He is oozing with sex appeal and he is strong, smart and funny. I love his sarcasm. I love the way he was described in the book, blue eyes, the color of the night sky, dark hair, lean body structure. Isn’t he to die for? I love how he makes himself look bad to other people even if he cares. Oh, I so got a thing for Dark-Handsome-Masochistic-Kinda-Insensitive kind of guy, just noticed. LOL

And why do I hate him? Well, although I love his sarcasm, sometimes it’s too much. Tessa and Jem are the only people who could tolerate his attitude and sometimes he is mean to Tessa. He appears to be very rude, at times. And I hate what he said to Tessa before the book ended. Does he have to be so mean? I think he only said that because he doesn’t want any attachment with her but he could just have told her to back off. And the way he judged Nathaniel before his cover was blown, he really was like an asshole. He still was Tessa’s brother. But of course, he turned out to be right on not trusting him. And also, he is hot-headed. He snaps at people when they don’t agree with him.

And Jem, oh, he is such a perfect angel. Handsome, understanding, gentle and humble. He is the shoulder-to-cry-on type of guy, the best friend material. He tends to listen to problems and gives good and accurate advices. Total opposite of Will. He is cool-tempered. I love everything about him and yet… I’m in Team Will.

Tessa. I don’t have much to say about her because I kinda don’t like her. She isn’t the type of heroine I’d want. She’s not someone like Meghan Chase/Tris Prior/Katniss Everdeen and even TMI’s Clary Fray. She needs rescuing. She is the Damsel-in-distress kind of heroine, like Bella Swan and Nora Gray. She has powers, a shape shifter yet that can’t defend her. It only conceals her. I hope he and Will can get a long better. I know, in the end, they will be a couple or so I predict LOL

Well, whoever Tessa chooses, I get the other one LOL Will and Jem, I like them both. I like Charlotte and Henry as well, they seem to be a very sweet couple. Though they don’t show it to the whole family. I know Charlotte love Henry and Henry loves her as well. Not the one said in the book that Henry only married her because he wanted power over the Institute. And Jessamine, she’s a bit bitchy and I cannot understand her character at times. One minute she’s nice and caring, the next minute, she’s whining and mad. I don’t like her. Sophie, she’s a mundane but her appearances in the book is often. She is very helpful indeed, in dressing Tessa, in making Will drink his medicine, in running the house chores. And it is cute that she finds Jem, attractive. Tessa found out she’s in love with him. And poor Thomas and Agatha, died in battle with the clockwork devices. Well, I hope the story becomes more interesting in Clockwork Prince, which I’ll be reading as soon as I’m done with this review LOL And lastly, I felt sad for Tessa because if she is a warlock then she couldn’t conceive a child and won’t be having children. Oh poor Tessa 😦

And that’s how they got Church! Such an adorable and cute cat LOL