(The Infernal Devices, #1)
Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. Discover the riveting first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
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….
5 Stars … A fantastic read!
I’m not an experienced fantasy-reader by any means, but I have read enough to know what I search for most in this particular genre: no matter how outlandish the plot may be, I just want to become convinced.
And, in this case, I was. This author convinced me that this crazy war between the Nephilim and Downworlders (along with their clockwork creations) was in fact very real, and, in turn, pretty damn exciting.
Clockwork Angel offers not only an action-packed trip into this unique and believable world complete with angels, demons, vampires, and warlocks–but I truly felt as though I’d hopped in a time machine and was lifted back to a distant era: the late 1800’s. It was a beautiful setting, and this author’s imaginative storytelling and exquisite attention to detail breathed life (and death) into these pages.
However, as thrilling as this story eventually becomes, it does have an equally gentle and haunting tone and that is what I found most compelling.
This is book one of a three part series, and while there is no definitive romance to speak of just yet, the groundwork has been set for what I’m certain will be an epic love story. The relationship between hero and heroine is pretty intense, but moves at an extremely slow pace–just the way I prefer it–and there is much keeping them apart.
Fantasy/Paranormal/Sci-fi fans should check this out, if you haven’t already. As for me, I’m on to book 2!
▪ Genre/Category: Fantasy/Paranormal/Scifi
▪ Steam Caliber: Very mild but completely awesome 😉
▪ Romance: Slow burn
▪ Characters: Angels, demons, vamps, warlocks
▪ Plot: Surrounds a war between good and evil, and a love story that’s taboo
▪ Writing: Beautiful. Fluid. Compelling.
▪ POV: 3rd person narrative
▪ Cliffhanger: Yes
▪ Next Installment: Clockwork Prince