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Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

75 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

Instantly rejuvenated my love for YA urban fantasy!

The Clockwork Angel instantly rejuvenated my love for YA urban fantasy. The dark, edgy quality of the writing and plot was breathtaking. Cassandra has a way of creating a world that starts to creep into your self conscious and devours your thoughts. At first, I was a bi...
The Clockwork Angel instantly rejuvenated my love for YA urban fantasy. The dark, edgy quality of the writing and plot was breathtaking. Cassandra has a way of creating a world that starts to creep into your self conscious and devours your thoughts. At first, I was a bit skeptical, I didn't think this prequel would live up to the actual Mortal Instruments series. But, I was ecstatic to find out that I was beyond wrong. The characters and overall story was creative and compelling. The Victorian era was the perfect scenario with a refreshing outlook of people's mannerisms in the past. Tessa, one of my favorite characters, was a very unique individual who had the power to shift into another person. Her ability was wanted by powerful figures who managed to shake up her existence.

The moment Tessa entered the institute, I was taken back to the Mortal Instruments. I enjoyed seeing this place in a different light with assorted shadowhunters. Now, this wouldn't be a Cassandra Clare book without some drool worthy boys. The badass and cocky Shadowhunter was Will. His appearance of blue eyes and dark hair made me swoon at his every word. However, he did have moments where I would have loved to punch him. Of course we also need a nice, sensitive, good-looking boy to balance Will, and luckily I found that in Jem. He was such a sweetheart and knew just the right things to say to Will and Tessa. I felt like his name should of been 'Gem' because in my opinion, his pure heart was a rare treasure.

Also, I want to randomly point out that I love how Cassandra introduces Asian characters. I found that in Simon in the Mortal Instruments and now with Jem being half Asian. She definitely knows how to fulfill my Asian fetish in men. :) Okay then, I don't want to give too much away, because this was a book I want everyone to experience, especially Cassandra Clare fans! It had everything from amazing fighting scenes to dramatic twists and turns. The ending left me utterly speechless and I am officially hooked and cannot wait to continue on with this masterpiece of a series!

posted by La_Femme_Readers on September 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

22 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Rinse and Repeat Romance

A girl has discovered a secret world of demons, angels' spawn, and darkness. It is revealed that she has a strange power no one has ever seen before. Thrown headfirst in to a world of violence and chaos, she is taken in by the Shadowhunters, protectors who stand between...
A girl has discovered a secret world of demons, angels' spawn, and darkness. It is revealed that she has a strange power no one has ever seen before. Thrown headfirst in to a world of violence and chaos, she is taken in by the Shadowhunters, protectors who stand between humans and their destruction at the claws of the demons. While learning who she is, she finds herself torn between two boys: one is brooding, obviously attracted to her, and off-limits. The other is sensitive, supportive and her confident. The book is a whirlwind of violence, romance, danger, drama, (predictable) plot twists, divas and a race of guardians with superiority complexes. Sound familiar? Cassandra Clare followed a blueprint almost identical to her first series, the Mortal Instruments, when she wrote this book. Don't get me wrong. It's a great read for lazy Sunday afternoons, before bed or on the beach. Just don't get your hopes up for anything new and you won't be disappointed. You might even come away eager for the sequel. All in all not bad, but not terribly good. Hopefully we'll see something new and different in Clare's next piece.

posted by Incinere on September 5, 2010

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Epic

    Soo good! Really goes good with mortal instruments. I like how it has some of the same people and ansectors of main charecters.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2011

    Not great

    Read during a roadtrip and the only reason I finished it was because it was the only book I brought. Not very interesting, and a disappoint from other books by the author.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    cassandra claire is not a writer...

    she's a hate crime against genre fiction

    1 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Really bad

    I read the Mortal Instruments and found them a decent series. While I waited for COHF decided to try ot the Infernal Devices. It was a major letdown. The plot was confusing and led nowhere, practiclly nothing had happened when I abandoned the book at the halfway point. The characters were all very bland and seemed like repeats of Isabelle, Jace, Alec, and Clary (yup, two boys, two girls.) I think Cassandra Clare has run out of ideas and she should have stopped after City of Glass. The Mortal Instruments should be done and The Infernal devices never should have been anything more then a memory. I would give CA 0 stars but (sadly) you can't do that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    To:I need a recomendation URGENT

    I would read delirium series if you are into romance series.I also read the divergent series,and that was a good triology.(Just to make sure,both triologies are ebooks)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Read this

    U R HOT!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    FUCK THIS BOOK

    Hey all you trumps out there go blow some one else

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    This book sucks

    Donnt waste ur money this book sucks i would give it 0 stars but i have to give it at least 1 star

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Hope its good!!! : )

    Havnt red it yet

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    hmmm

    OK

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    WHERE, exactly is some sort of info regarding this boooook ??????

    Really ? No decsription of any sort !

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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