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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
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....
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.