Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.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-s...


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TitleClockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
ISBN9781416975861
Author
Release DateAug 31st, 2010
PublisherSimon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Romance
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Reviews Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

  • Kat Kennedy
    2010-09-06
    A lot of Goodreads friends that I have, people I deeply respect and whose opinions I actually hold in great value gave this book lots of stars and glowing reviews. Friends of mine, you know I adore you, so please don't take offense at this review. If you enjoyed this book then I’m really glad you did. It makes me happy when people enjoy literature. So you probably shouldn't read this review if you love this book. It's nice to know that even tho...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2015-03-17
    THIS WAS SO GREAT. I'm so glad that I finally picked it up! I'm going to be doing video review/discussion for this so be on the look out for that soon on youtube.com/jessethereader :)
  • Lola Reviewer
    2014-12-24
    When people ask me ''Who is your favorite author?'' I never know exactly what answer to offer. I very much enjoy reading L.J. Smith’s books. But C.S. Pacat is my favorite M/M author! And let’s not forget how amazing J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is. Oh, and have you heard of Kiera Cass? She wrote such a swoon-worthy love story! And Eliza Crewe, Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor and Marissa Meyer are all new favorite authors of mine.Nonsense....
  • Etnik
    2014-08-31
    ____________________________________________“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ____________________________________________ ☆☆☆☆☆5 FULLY STARS!☆☆☆☆☆ You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!I never thought this could be that good.I had started "City of Bones" (the first book of The Mortal Instruments by the same author...
  • Wendy Darling
    2011-03-02
    A fan of Will Herondale, are you? Prepare to swoon.The Dirty Sexy Attic Scene, from Will's point of view: http://www.cassandraclare.com/cms/loss1Yeah, yeah, it's a little over the top in parts, but who cares? :D YumMerged review:I don't give many 5 star reviews, but this one is definitely a 5 star book for me. While I liked Mortal Instruments, I wasn't as rabid a fan as I know many people are, so I read Clockwork Angel out of curiosity more than ...
  • Mizuki
    2013-02-28
    This book got 1.5 stars from me simply because I was also reading Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck, and comparing with Tiger's Quest, Clockwork Angel looks like it deserves 1.5 stars...In order to save you some precious time, I will tell you my honest reaction to Clockwork Angel right here, right now:Thank you, Shou.Also, when I first opened the book, I was faced by this description as well:Magic is dangerous-but love is more dangerous still. *sigh...
  • Samantha
    2017-07-01
    1. Yes, I'll be doing a review for this on my channel. 2. Yes, I'll be continuing the series. 3. No, I won't tell you who's "team" I'm on yet 🙃
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2013-03-01
    This book was SO GOOD! I will admit I'm not the biggest fan of 3rd person past tense, so it did take me a little while to get into it, but once I did WOW! The world building and the characters and the story are all fantastic and woven together SO well, and the ending was brilliant, full of action and surprises! I've already grown attached to these characters and have become invested in their story and their secrets--I'm especially dying to know w...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    2015-08-29
    Find me on Instagram & Twitter!Clockwork Angel was AMAZING. If you love The Mortal Instruments, then you will surely love this book, maybe even more than the original series itself. And if you didn't, well I honestly believe The Infernal Devices will succeed in what The Mortal Instruments failed to do.The characters were one hundred times more better than that of The Mortal Instruments! Everybody was so much more likable and mature. I really ...
  • Dorreh
    2017-09-10
    Shivered with excitement all throughout the book!“One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”I would cry, but I still haven't read the clockwork princess, so I feel my time would be wasted. This book was so so so good. I can easily say this is one of the best books I've read in a while. It's been a stressful couple of months, but this book was a place I went to where all the stress, th...
  • Janina
    2010-03-18
    To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to rate this book. It wasn’t all bad, but I wouldn’t say it was good either. It was rather boring at times and the story dragged heavily, especially in the middle and towards the end. None of the characters has become particularly dear to me. I didn’t buy the love story. However, I think I would have liked it much better if I hadn’t read the Mortal Instruments series before. But the books are so simi...
  • Cara
    2010-03-20
    Oh you guessed it I read this to up my book count! So, granted it's not an entire book but I really needed to catch up. For those of you that didn't know about it here is the link. It's the attic scene from the Will's perspective. This just made me more excited for Clockwork Prince to come out. Goodness I am not patient these days!Merged review:Seriously blown away doesn't even cover it. I have to admit I had my doubts and reservations about ho...
  • Kiki
    2011-03-26
    What a load of bloody melodrama. This book ought to be sung in operatic fashion by a cast of three in a slightly seedy theatre in Brooklyn. It's the sort of book that's dreadfully self-important but really, when you think about it, nothing happens: a few people appear, some technology gets destroyed, two things kiss and stuff, and between all that is a metric ton of filler. Listen, I'm not going to lie and say I didn't kind of enjoy it. This was ...
  • maggie
    2017-03-20
    It's not a long life, killing demons; one tends to die young, and then they burn your body—dust to dust, in the literal sense. And then we vanish into the shadows of history, nary a mark on the page of a mundane book to remind the world that once we existed at all. It's really hard for me to review a book everyone loved and have high expectations but then end up not even liking it because maybe your expectations were too high, not met, or you ...
  • Emma
    2018-01-13
    I think y’all know at this point that I am absolute trash for all of the shadowhunters books so if you missed my livetweet reread here are the collected highlights and my definitive list of Opinions:▪the automatons are creepy as FUCK and I’m honestly surprised I didn’t have nightmares about them▪Will is overdramatic as HELL but I relate▪“do you often sleep tied to the bed?” this is some serious kink exposure Will▪Tessa and Will ...
  • Ashley Brooks
    2014-03-19
    I now understand the Will Herondale hype.
  • Reader-ramble
    2013-07-15
    Cassie Clare. We meet again.I apparently have gained a following because of these reviews, and they have convinced me to use my analytical powers on The Infernal Devices series. You could say I'm easily swayed because I lack dignity. But this is really just too much fun. It's so much fun, I need to be stroking a cat.First, the usual disclaimer. This review contains spoilers, griping, whining, over thinking, and general ranting. Trolls need not ap...
  • Beth
    2016-01-30
    I literally cannot give anything less than 5 stars for this book, this is my all time favourite series and I'm SO happy to be re-reading it."It is as great a thing to love as it is to be loved. Love is not something that can be wasted.So, as we all know this was a re-read for me. I've never wrote a review for this, so this is all fresh and new. I'm so excited to write this and have been wanting to do so for a long long time! I can finally do so n...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    2014-03-07
    god i'm so fucking emo about will herondale i got it fucking bad for that boy “Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.” It was interesting to read this back now in 2017 as someone much older. When ...
  • sana °¤°
    2017-03-29
    Please read Maggie's amazing review. She sums up whatever I have to say about this book, perfectly. Listen guys, I tried. I seriously tried!!!! But this was so slow and boring for me, I just couldn't get into it no matter how hard I tried to make myself like it. I was originally going to give this one star, but at times it was a little fast paced and action packed. Since I already read TMI before this series, the whole info. about Shadowhunters a...
  • Sandra
    2012-11-04
    Most people are constantly raving on about Clockwork Angel and the whole TID trilogy being better than TMI, and i'm like 'I ain't gonna believe that shit til i see it'. So, i brought the book. Was it better from TMI? Big, fat NO.The beginning (1-100 pg) 100-200 pages The beginning till the middle was horrible. I had to force myself to keep on reading. It was so tedious i had to fight the urge to fall asleep. Most of the stuff was not even rele...
  • Jasmine
    2015-06-05
    "It was books that made me feel that perhaps I wasn't completely alone."--Will Herondale So, this is it. My very first book by the incredibly popular writer, Cassandra Clare, and she didn't disappoint me at all. I've always wanted to give her books a try and see what the hypes are about but was taken aback by such a HUGE chronicle. I mean, there are other series more or less related to The Infernal Devices or The Mortal Instruments and I have th...
  • Maureen
    2012-07-09
    I originally read this....not sure when? Probably around release date or soon after Clockwork Prince was released...but I reread by listening to the audiobook and it was fantastic!I definitely didn't love this as much as I did when I read it the first time but I still really enjoyed it!JEM IS A PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL. WILL IS A TORTURED SOUL. TESSA I JUST THE BEST.I love this world and I love the steampunk elements so much. My only qualm with the...
  • Felicity Jackson (gowithflick)
    2017-10-17
    Utterly brilliant.
  • Nadhira Satria
    2018-02-15
    So uh this is my first Cassandra Clare book and I actually liked it!I read this because a shit ton of my friends recommended it to me and I finally succumb to it lmao ✨RTC
  • grace
    2016-03-02
    (Reread) JEM JEM JEM...also love Will, but JEM
  • Ashley Nuckles
    2016-04-26
    Reread in 2017 and it almost took me an entire month to read it which is crazy. Also I think I'm turning into more of a Jem fan this time around! Though honestly if she'd ended up with either Jem or Will I'd have been happy either way because they're both so amazing.
  • Andie
    2014-07-08
    Beautiful no matter how many times I've read it.
  • Maxwell
    2016-03-12
    I don't really have a lot of complex thoughts or feelings about this book other than it was an enjoyable read. It played out exactly how I expected it to after having read The Mortal Instruments series and understanding how Cassandra Clare plots her stories and writes her characters. At times it was a bit predictable and the characters fit into their tropes. I liked Jem because he felt a bit more fresh; I don't understand the love for Will at all...
  • P
    2015-04-02
    “If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?” I read this book for the second time. First time ? Not my impressive experience. Clockwork Angel is fun to read but not spectacular. I don't know why something always pulled me back when I really wanted to enjoy this one. Although the characters are outstanding, it's not captivated enough to neutralize the disastrous pace of this book. Will, James and Tessa are a p...