Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Background: The Clockwork Angel follows a teenage girl named Tessa Grey on her journey to meet her brother, Nathaniel, in London, only to be kidnapped and thrust into the world of the supernatural aka Downworld. She finds out that she herself is part of this evil world, and can transform herself into other people at will. Finally, Tessa learns that not everyone in this new world is evil when she is rescued by the Shadowhunters by a fluke.
Once safe from her impending doom of being kidnapped, Tessa begins to search for her brother, only to learn more interesting things about herself, her past, and her family that were never revealed. Sooner than she could have imagined, she has to help the Shadowhunters in their war to find out who was aiding her kidnappers and why.
Review: I loved this read, more so than the Mortal Instruments series. Clare portrays Victorian London perfectly, down to the lit city and the clothing. I found the characters in this series are more intriguing and Tessa is a strong female lead. While a long read, almost 500 pages, it was a very well told story. We learn about Tessa and her life, and about her situation and then move into action with the Shandowhunters as they try to solve the mystery of who is inventing automatons and why. It kept me on my toes and I was willing to learn more about the characters and their personalities, in my case, that is great!
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