Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Link goes to and teaser from Goodreads.com
1st in the Infernal Devices Series
Release Date: August 31, 2010 (2nd is set to release Sept 2011)
" Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa.
As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all."
**My rating: 5 of 5 stars**
Wow! That is the first words that come to mind when thinking about this book. Cassandra does not disappoint with this prequel. I loved Mortal Instruments and now I am on the edge of my seat wanting more from Infernal Devices.
She has introduced some awesome new characters in the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders. Tessa is a wonderful main character, and I related well with her. She is put into situations where it would be so easy to give up but she just keeps fighting. She has an amazing capacity to love and is very sacrificing.
There is also some hot guys to salivate over. Will and Jem. I suppose this will get another Team Will and Team Jem going because I know that both are appealing in their own ways. I think that there is more focus on Will, and he is the dark, brooding and mysterious- so my tendencies lean that way, but Jem and his loyalty, love and tenderness sure are attractive as well.
There are so many plot twists as well, I never knew what to expect next, and I just wanted to get to the end to find out more, and now that I am finished I am yearning for more! There are enemies in here and people that you aren't sure if you can trust, but it will keep you guessing.
So, what are you waiting for? Go read it! If you already have- talk to me about it :) (IF you have reviewed please link yours and I will read and comment).