Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Clockwork Angel has been my first introduction to Cassandra Clare- and I think I am hooked. This was such a well-written novel! Tessa Grey is the perfect heroine: smart, compassionate, fiery, and strong.
The mysteries woven in this novel are not all answered as this is the first in a series called the Infernal Devices, a prequel series to The Mortal Instruments. The story takes place in Victorian London, as Tessa arrives there from her home in New York City. She is a young woman, an orphan who recently lost her Aunt, and she has been sent a steamer ticket to London from her brother, Nathaniel. Nathaniel is all she has in the world now, so she travels to live with him. Upon arriving in London, Tessa's life changes irrevocably. Everything she thinks she knows about herself, her family and the world is about to come undone. Clare has created a world of angels and demons, vampires and lycanthropes, love and deception.
To tell you anything more would spoil the fun! This was an excellent read and I am definitely looking forward to the second novel in December 2011!
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