Review: ‘Clockwork Angel’ by Cassandra Clare

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Review: ‘Clockwork Angel’ by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #1
Published by Margaret K. McElderry on August 31st, 2010
Genres: Action & Adventure, Angels, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 479
Format: Paperback
Source: publisher unsolicited
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. 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....

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Wowza! Cassandra Clare sure knows how to write! Love triangles, mystery, and action oh my!

Oh Tessa! Getting rescued by Will wasn’t enough because she didn’t want to leave her books behind. Clever girl and I love her already 🙂 I love these books. Seriously. The story line, the characters, the setting, the world building. It is all tied together to form a seriously killer series.

Can I say how sexy Will Herondale is? Yes, I know he’s a literary character and not even real, yet there’s this likability about him that makes him feel real. He’s not a cookie cutter hero where all the girls fall madly in love with him. He’s flawed and imperfect and that’s what makes his character likable. Vulnerable to the point of lying to make people think he’s something he’s not. And as I was reading THAT drove me crazy because I always need to know a character’s true intentions are. I cannot wait until it’s revealed why he pushes people away.

As for Jem, he’s the resident white knight. Kind and sweet, he’s the kind of boy you take home to your parents. He’s beautiful in his own way, and unlike his best friend Will he doesn’t keep secrets from Tessa.

What’s a girl to do? Pick the resident golden boy or the bad boy? I am clearly highlighting the drama within the book to further delve into spoilers if the plot but come on I love love triangles.


Will smiled the way Lucifer might have smiled, moments before he fell from Heaven. (6)
If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all? (17)
When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does. (33)
Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal. (86)
It’s all right to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it. (297)
And Mizpah, for he said, the Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another. (391)
It is as a great thing to love as it is to be loved. Love is not something that can be wasted. (470)





  1. Grace Tyler

    August 23, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    I love this series it’s so good. And like Will is wayyyyyyyy hot;)
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  2. Connie

    June 15, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    thanks for this! I plan on reading the series very soon. I’ve got a long way to go as there are 9 books in the series. =P
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  3. Maricris Patrimonio Dimla

    October 28, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    i love your review! I finished this book in one sitting..and All i can say is.. I love Will Herondale! I just cant get enough of him!

  4. The Cover Contessa

    August 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Love this series so much.

  5. Cali W.

    April 24, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Great review! I love this book and the characters Will, Jem, and Tessa. <3

  6. leighmarbella

    January 22, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Lovely review. I love this book. And yes, I agree with the “sexy” Will Herondale line! Haha. I am just sooooo in love with him. I can’t wait for Clockwork Princess!

  7. Tanya C

    December 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    I am going to have to get her books. I keep hearing about them!

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