REVIEW: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Published by Simon & Schuster on August 31st 2010
Genres: fantasy, young adult, steampunk, science fiction, romance, paranormal, historical fiction
Pages: 479
Format: ARC
Source: Waterstones
Rating: Four Stars

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 organisation 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...

Dark, magical, beautiful. Clockwork Angel is a magnificent piece of writing, created by the talented Cassandra Clare! Clare, who prefers to be called Cassie...don't know why I just wrote that there, uses the superb imagination of Roal Dahl and and the immense power of words of J.K. Rowling. Clockwork Angel is one of those books that you will treasure for life! Every word that is written is Cassandra's book will stick to you and you will not be to get rid of them; not matter what. Cassandra is a pure genius! =) 

The description in Clockwork Angel will leave powerful images in your mind of the gothic version of Victorian London. It's mind blowing! ¡Lo pase bomba! (That means "it was a blast" in Spanish.) Cassandra Clare is not only using her pure awesomeness, but she is also using historical facts and also some science fiction! Cassandra has a brilliant way with words. :3 The characters, of whom I may talk about in the next paragraph, seem so real in the book as well as the side characters. I really love books when everything seems real! 

Onto the main characters, okay the main three. Firstly, you have Tessa Gray (the heroine of the story.)  and I adored how Cassandra had written out her character. from weak and vulnerable, to brave and strong. I really enjoyed watching how Tessa's character played out by the end of Clockwork Angel. Next, we have James Carstairs. (Hands off) And he is so one of my favourite characters! Brave loyal, perfect. Who cannot love him? Cassandra has created the best character, yet, in all YA books! Finally, we have Will Herondale. Dark, mysterious and strange. Throughout the course of the Clockwork Angel, I didn't really understand his character and I also didn't really like him. I thought that Cassandra made his character a little complicated. :(

Overall, Clockwork Angel was one of the best YA books I have read and I know that I will be reading it again. So go out to your closest book store and but Cassandra's book! :P 

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