Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Clockwork Angel REVIEW!

"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: Jem, 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."


Told yall it would be up this week!

I do want to say that I feel this series is going to be the same as The Mortal Instruments Series. I liked the second & third more than the first. That being said let's get on with the reivew!

The book starts off with a girl, Tessa, and her brother, Will, they go through some of their mother's things and find an angel, that becomes very important WAY later on in the story. The boy moves from New York to England, then after their aunt dies, he sends his Tessa a ticket to come like with him..blah, blah, blah. Just read it, you'll get the whole story!

SO, this book seemed like it was going to be like City of Bones but with different names, some stories are like that, but after getting more and more into the book it did, thankfully, get a lot different than City of Bones. I DID LIKE THE BOOK. That being said, it could have done without some of the content that was in it. There were many parts that dragged on and on. However, I do like that she didn't just get right into it, if that makes any sense. The book is 460ish pages and not a lot happens. City of Bones is smaller and a lot more happens, action wise.

I didn't fall in love with Tessa, I did feel like she was just A LITTLE bit whiny although she got better as the story went on. I think she should have been a little more of a stronger female character. Also, I felt like Ms. Clare started Tessa and Jem's relationship off as a brother sister relationship, then tried to turn it into a love relationship. Did anyone else get that? I felt like Will reminded me WAY to much of Jace.

The time that the book was set in was kind of confusing. I know it was set when there were carriages and women were looked at like they couldn't fend for themselves, but the talking was kind of a mix of now and then. I'm not saying it should have been completly in old English, cause there would have been NO WAY I coulda understood that, but I think it should have been more clear.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare gets a ***.5/5 from me!

The second book Clockwork Prince will be released September 2011!

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