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Book Review - Clockwork Angel


Hey there, readers! I've got another book for a review today! The name of the book, as mentioned in the title, is - Clockwork Angel. Here's a mind map I've made to make it simpler to understand the series; it was a bit complicated for me, so this would make it simple:



The series 'Shadowhunters' has been divided into two separate series.

I have read the first book of 'The Infernal Devices' series, that is, 'Clockwork Angel'.


So, this book is all about Theresa Gray, a mundane (human in the language of Shadowhunters) who is captured by downworlders (Part human and part demon who live in the Shadow world), called the 'Dark Sisters'. She is taught an unusual ability, Changing. Now, I know you must be thinking: how's 'changing' unusual?

Well, 'Changing' here refers to reshaping one's body into another person. Tessa was not just taught to change her personality, but she could also access the thoughts and memories of the person she 'Changed' into.


Well, not exactly like this, but Tessa transformed into another person


Later, she meets William Herondale, a shadowhunter who is a handsome boy with dark hair and glass blue eyes. She also meets James Carstairs, another shadowhunter, and Will's best friend. He is described as a good-looking boy with bright silver hair, and silvery eyes. They rescue her from the 'Dark Sister's house' and take her to 'The Institute' of Shadowhunters, where she meets various characters.


There is also a 'Magister' in this story. He is the leader of the Shadow World. I can't tell you much about him, as that would disclose the climax of the book!


Well, this book has a twinge of all genres - thriller, drama, mystery, all of it!

I liked the story. It was smooth, and it was really gruesome! Harry Potter was dark as well, but not like this! There were deaths in Harry Potter too, and dreadful ones, but the way J.K. Rowling wrote about them was relatively comfortable. The way Cassandra Clare (author of this book) has written about deaths, they seem to be excessively woeful! That is what makes this book gory, and to be honest, this is the part I did not like in this book.


A lot of incidents happen in the story, (SPOILER ALERT!!!) like Tessa changes herself and goes to a Vampire Party with Will for a special mission. She had changed into a vampire called Lady Belcourt, who was immensely gorgeous! Will went as her human subjugate (the humans on whom Vampires feed).

Tessa was fascinated by Will. Though he was extremely annoying, she liked him. Jem had a friendly, kind nature which Tessa loved!


This is all I can tell you about this book because even if I want to, I can't! It would reveal too much. I have already ordered the next two books of 'The Infernal Devices' series and would be reviewing them once I finish reading them. I have not thought of buying 'The Mortal Instruments' series already, and I don't think it would be worth it. I read the reviews of the books of 'The Mortal Instruments' series, and I don't think I would endorse them.


So lastly, I would recommend 'The Infernal Devices' series to someone who adores thrillers, mysteries, and would be able to read this dark book! Though, if you read Harry Potter once, I think you can read any dark book (at least most of them).


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