Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Book one of The Infernal Devices trilogy
Hardcover 496 pages
Ages 14 and up
First of all I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me an ARC of Clockwork Angel! I feel very fortunate to have S and S in my life, and I am grateful for every book they send my way!
Clockwork Angel is the first in The Infernal Devices series and this thrills me to no end. Cassandra Clare is the author of the extremely popular Mortal Instruments series, as well as a book I would love to read called "Geektastic, Stories from the Nerd Herd". She is also a contributing author to two anthology type books "Vacations from Hell" and "Zombies vs. Unicorns."
The first sentence in this little gem had me at "hello"....."The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and guts." Who doesn't love exploding showers of demon guts! The story revolves around Tessa, Will and Jem. Will is a super sexy mysterious bad boy (but not in the typical annoying sense) shadowhunter; Jem is the nice cute guy in the story; and Tessa Gray is a young woman who is being held against her will and discovering that she is not quite human. Tessa's part of the story starts with her arriving in London searching for her brother but soon becomes a prisoner of two extremely unattractive and uber creepy "women" called The Dark Sisters, and they are prepping her for her meeting with The Magister. Meanwhile Tessa's beloved brother Nathanial is missing and Tessa is determined to find out what happened to him, even though the Dark Sisters insist he is very much alive... but won't continue to be if she does not do as they ask.
Cassandra Clare's writing style is fantastic and she has created a very believable pseudo world of London in the 1800's, with very believable races of creatures and the laws by which they live. I absolutely hands down LOVED... IT. She even added a hint of the young love thing, but with a great amount of restraint that is very believable and easy to relate to. Will is not so much the brooding bad boy as in many other YA novels, as he is a reckless, enthusiastic, loyal shadowhunter who is very misunderstood. Jem, on the other hand, is very sweet and has Will's back no matter what. I don't want to say too much more because I think that it might spoil the read for you all. But trust me... it is AWESOME!
Many in the blogosphere are asking the question TEAM WILL? Or TEAM JEM? I have to say Will all the way. And what does that say about me??!
If you would like a little more detail on the storyline you can click here for the blurb...
And here is the book trailer courtesy of Simon and Schuster Canada!
And now for the giveaway portion of the post!
Very simple... you click here and fill out the form, you must be a follower of my blog to enter, you can earn extra entries for tweets, posts on your blog and sidebar listings. The contest is open worldwide as I am going to be ordering the book from Book Depository and paying for it myself and there will be no substitution. If you win I will only order Clockwork Angel. The contest ends October 15th.
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