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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare Review, and what I'm currently reading.


Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)

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....
Clockwork Angel is the first installment in Cassandra Clare's prequel trilogy, The Infernal Devices, 
I was a huge fan of the first series The Mortal Instruments, so I have wanted to read this trilogy for a while. 
The story is set in 1878, and it follows Tessa, an American who travels to London after receiving a letter from her brother, and a ticket.
Of course, in true Cassandra Clare style, the lead character finds herself in otherworldly trouble. Tessa is forced to find out the truth about herself, and also the Shadowhunter world.
I couldn't put this book down. It's over 400 pages long and I finished it in 2 days. I took it with me to work, I gave up sleep just to finish it. And I quickly ordered the books sequel off of amazon. 
In many ways, it's very similar to The Mortal Instruments. There seems always be some sort of love triangle in Clare's work. First it was Jace, Simon and Clarissa. Now it's Will, Jem and Tessa. 
What I did particularly enjoy more about this book was the Gothic setting. The clockwork elements in the novel were very steampunk, and I thought that this gave it an edge over the previous series.
The relationships are well written and well developed. I can never find a fault in anything this wonderful woman writes! She sets the scene immensely well, and I couldn't help but be absorbed by the shadowhunter world, yet again.
And, MAGNUS BANE makes a reappearance in these books! Which I'm so happy about because he was one of favorite characters in the first series. YAY for Magnus! 
I'am so excited to read more from Cassandra Clare and the Infernal Devices trilogy.  
I'am currently reading Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, and I just know that I'm going to HAVE to buy the rest of the trilogy.