Title: Clockwork Angel
Author: Cassandra Clare.
Genre: Fantasy literature, young adult fiction, adventure.
Series: The Infernal Devices. (TID)
Yay or Nay: An absolutely massive yay!
Movie adaptation: Not as yet, the idea is being thought about, though. However, if you crave a visual of the book, the Shadowhunters television series is always available! Unfortunately, it's not recommended as it doesn't do the books justice.
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5. Must read, must read, must read!
Synopsis: Clockwork Angel takes place in London during the Victorian era, however, the first chapter is opened in America. TID is a prequel trilogy to the best-selling series 'The Mortal Instruments', (review coming up soon!). In a world of supernatural creatures such as warlocks, vampires, faeries, (yup, that's how it's spelt!) and many more, humans or 'mundanes' as they call it, have no place, especially when Shadowhunters are around. Shadowhunters are placed in different regions of the world, with one 'institute' in each city or state. Born and trained to slay demons, they ensure the protection of Victorian London.
When Tessa Gray, a mundane girl, stumbles into the world of Shadowhunters, she unveils secrets that have been hidden for years. Taken in as an innocent and injured human by the demon hunters who are simply fulfilling their ancient mandate, she reveals secrets about herself that are better left untouched...
Review: Clockwork Angel is a beautiful addition to any bookworm's shelves. Drama, mystery, love, action, betrayal and every other feature a book can possess is trapped in its dreamy pages. Clockwork Angel is one of those books that completely engulf and transport you into a world of pure bliss. During the course of this book it is highly recommended to have a box of tissues with you at all times. Even after just one book into the series, the connection you feel toward every single character is unbelievable. Be it love, hatred, fear or admiration, the emotions make every character seem as real as your friend or foe, maybe even more so!
However, the side effects of this book can render someone with such a strong love to the series that other books are just out of the question. Clockwork Angel takes you through character's ups and downs so vividly that the worry or happiness you feel is just as genuine and strong as what you'd feel through your own dilemmas. Not to mention Clare's writing style, her perfect word choice and flow of words in a sentence that's as smooth as pearls slipping of a thread. Every word in each sentence, be it long or short, perfectly fits the mood of the scene, causing the sentences to roll one after the other beautifully.
She also deftly weaves in different languages such as Mandarin and Welsh, as well as Latin. The additional tongues don't make the book unusual, just smoother and more beautiful.
Clockwork Angel can cause such beautiful emotions that grieving or celebrating a character can get straight to your head and can take you a while to get used to reality once more, and once you do, can lead to a serious disappointment that makes you wonder why you can't reside in the world of books permanently rather than temporarily.