Feb 6, 2011
Book Review: CLOCKWORK ANGEL
Author: Cassandra Clare
Other books by author: CITY OF BONES
Release Date: August 2010
My Rating: 5/5 Incredible! Loved it!
One Word Plot: Angels/Demons
Good if...you're looking for something action packed and full of romantic tension
My thoughts...Truth. I've been avoiding reading this one. I did the same thing with Cassandra Clare's last series (THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS) too. It's just--they're premise is kind of weird, the book is really fat, I'm really unsure if I'm going to like it, blah, blah, blah. I held back--despite all the positive reviews--and you know what...once again I was so pleasantly surprised! I was reeled right in and hooked just like I was when I read CITY OF BONES way back when. I urge anyone who is having doubts like I did to just go for it. Make yourself get started on this one and I assure you that you won't be disappointed!
Now, on to comparisons. How can you not compare this new series to Cassandra Clare's first series? It was very similar. Shadowhunters. Downworlders. Demons. Vampires. We're in the same world we were before. The big difference is that the setting is about 150 years in the past and in London. Clare did an awesome job at this. I normally hate books that aren't set in present day or at least future day. But I loved the whole past thing with this one. I love how some little details in this one connected it to the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. And I loved the mystery behind Tessa's character--what is she? Then there is Will. Stubborn. Aggressive. Outspoken. Kind of a prick. This love interest of Tessa's is really just Jace with a different name. But that's okay because wasn't Jace the whole reason you even read THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series in the first place?
I'm happy to say this was 5/5 star material and that I can't wait to read the second in this series!