Title: Clockwork Angel
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #1
My rating: 5/5 stars
Date Reread: 2/22/18
I planned on rereading all the shadowhunter related books before the release of Queen of Air and Darkness and I still have many more to go. Clockwork Angel is the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy which is my favorite Cassandra Clare series but The Dark Artifices are catching up. I really enjoyed this reread and would still give it 5 stars.
Clockwork Angel should be read before the last 3 books in the TMI series. In fact you should read all 3 of these books before reading the last three TMI books to avoid spoilers.
Clockwork Angel is a historical paranormal book following a girl name Tessa Gray. She travels to London to live with her brother. When she is arrived she is greeted by two ladies called the Dark Sisters who sort of kidnap her and force her to learn to control an ability she never knew she had before. She is later found and taken to the London Institute where she meets the people who run it called Shadowhunters. All this happens in the very beginning.
This book does have a love triangle, however this is the only love triangle that I actually like. I really like both of the love interests and honestly don't care which one the main character ends up with.
An underappreciated character in this series in my opinion is Charlotte. As a women running an institute during that time period she gets some hate for it even though she is doing everything to the best of her ability. In my opinion she is doing a very good job. I also really like her husband Henry. The one thing I really like about his character is that he is passionate about inventing things and it continues throughout the story and the series.
I still am not the biggest fan of Jessamine and I would say is is one of my least favorite characters in the book.
I do like Will and Jem. Their friendship is very strong and they care so much about each other. It is nice to see some strong friendships in books because I feel like we do not have enough of them.
Overall really enjoyed rereading this book and I of course highly recommend this trilogy.
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