BOOK REVIEW: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: August 31st, 2010

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.

(Source: Cassandra Clare Official Website)

Incredible. It's the first word that appeared in my mind right after I finished the very last page of Clockwork Angel. This a prequel from the best selling series, The Mortal Instruments.
Surprisingly, the prequel is so much better than the series itself. The story sets in Victoria Era, in London. I always love London and I think it's really beautiful how this book describes London. It's making me feel like I could actually see everything in London from the eyes of the shadowhunters.

The characters are magnificent. Different from Clary (The main character from The Mortal Insruments), Theresa Gray is a strong and intelligent girl. She's more lovable, making me like this book even when I'd only read the first few chapters.
All the shadowhunters in this book have their own background story which really interesting. It makes you want to read it until you reach the chapter where there's an explanation for everything.
I also love how there's a bit taste of science, I mean the clockwork creatures whatsoever. It's really interesting, putting it together with the shadowhunter's world.

The pacing of this book is great. Not too slow, not too fast. A really enjoyable book. Everything is unpredictable in this book. Lots of things are happening in this book and you won't have any hints that it'd happen. I like how Cassandra Clare has finally gotten the guts too (SPOILER ALERT) kill some characters.

This book is very different from The Mortal Instruments. In fact, it's better. You don't have to be afraid if you haven't read The Mortal Instruments. This book can be read even if you haven't read The Mortal Instruments.

I warn you, once you read this book till the end you'll want to read the next book, Clockwork Prince immediately. The ending.... gosh, it left me with so much question.
Don't think twice about getting this book, this is a great book. Believe me.

I rate this book,

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