Under the pretense that she is leaving New York to meet up with her brother in London, Tessa Gray finds herself kidnapped by ones who call themselves the Dark Sisters, and with no sign of her brother. She soon learns of abilities that she didn’t know she had and eventually manages to escape, only to discover more about London’s mysterious Downworld than she had wanted to. Faced with the realization that her brother’s disappearance might be related to this underground network of vampires, warlocks and demons, Tessa turns to the Shadowhunters – those who dedicate themselves to keeping the supernatural beings in line. The Shadowhunters vow to track down Tessa’s missing brother, with the hopes that she will use her powers to aid them in their quest to take down the one behind all of it.
Honestly, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally read Clockwork Angel. As it’s a prequel to The Mortal Instruments series (of which, I’ve only read the first one of), I thought I’d have to read that series first. While I thought City of Bones was okay, Clockwork Angel completely blew me away. Being close to 500 pages, it was an easy well-paced read. I loved the old London world setting and, touched with a paranormal aspect, it made this an interesting story right up my alley. The plot points with its twists and turns are well established, leaving room for further potential development in subsequent books. I did find the character of Henry reminiscent of Arthur Weasley (of Harry Potter fame).. redhead who’s fascinated by gadgets and inventions.. On a purely superficial note, I absolutely adore the cover of the book (<3 Will) 😉
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5/5 stars)
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