Book Review: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel


The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel

When I saw the cover for The Inferno Devices: Clockwork Angel, I knew that I was immediately going to be interested. The intricate photo captured my attention while I walking through my neighborhood Barnes and Noble, the artistry and appealing colors drew it out of my peripheral even more. I was entranced when I opened the first page and couldn’t contain myself in the store probably embarrassing myself a little bit, but if so the always courteous staff said nothing of it at the checkout.

After geeking out in the middle of the bookstore I rushed home to cozy up in my big chair to get started on my new book. I honestly could not put the book down, who can be bothered to do chores when you’ve got an adventure as good as that one in your hands?

We start off in the late 1800s in Great Britain in a time when Shadowhunters are still effectively unadvanced. Inventions of things like Sensors are still being tested and thought of and Seraph Blades are a gift. Will and Jem are best friends, a Herondale and a Carstairs as parabatai (best friends; brothers), this story’s very own Jace and Alec.

All of the familiar Shadowhunter family names, and possibly even a familiar immortal are in this boook. We start out in new dangers, new demons, and yet a familiar background. We get to see the beginnings of the Nephilim race, the beginnings that you come to enjoy in the mortal Instruments series, it’s a wonderfully enticing prelude to the series.

I don’t really have anything bad to say about the story, as always Cassandra Clare pulls through with another amazing story that leaves you craving for another. I would recommend this book to anyone even to people who have not yet read the Mortal Instruments book series.

As a person who is partial to English accents and it’s a fun read that I truly enjoyed, becoming the character is what is truly fun about reading, and who doesn’t want to become a butt kicking, demon slaying, Victorian heart throb? Maybe not the right book for anyone under the age of thirteen, as there is a little bit of risky content but definitely perfect for teens and anyone older who enjoy mysterious lands and other worlds. Five Stars.