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...


Details Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

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

  • Nick
    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) but ...
  • 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 Im 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 though...
  • Lola
    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. Smiths books. But C.S. Pacat is my favorite M/M author! And lets not forget how amazing J.K. Rowlings 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. No need ...
  • 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 :)reread: 4/22 - 4/28
  • Hannah
    2014-12-18
    Five years later and my love has yet to subside
  • chai ♡
    2018-12-04
    [rips apart I love Jem Carstairs shirt to reveal another I love Jem Carstairs shirt in bigger font] I can't walk up the stairs without wheezing but I would fisfight the moon for this boy.As for Will Herondale, being that I am a fellow emo, I respect his self-loathing but as his foster mother, I do not want him to feel that way.Lastly, I can see the fledgling tendrils of a love triangle and I am suffering. Make it an OT3 you COWARDS. [rips apart...
  • Zoë
    2012-09-03
    This book was fantastic! I am happy that I read it after TMI because I was able to catch the nods to those books. I love both Jem and Will and all of the other characters. I'm excited to start next book right away, which is rare since I never binge read series.
  • 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...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2018-05-15
    Some of you might know me for, well, this review. You know, my most popular, most liked one-star review of City of Bones? That one? So I guess the thesis of this review could be people change. Oh, no, not me - I still think that book was a piece of shit, because it really was. I mean Cassandra Clare. As in she got better at writing.The BIG thing that shocked me here was how incredibly addicting this was. Like, I tore apart City of Bones, but kind...
  • 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 ...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    2017-07-03
    Milton thought Hell was a city, you know. I think maybe he had it half-right. Perhaps London is just Hells entrance, and we are the damned souls refusing to pass through, fearing that what we will find on the other side will be worse than the horror we already know.Im the first one to admit that this book has a very slow pacing and that there isnt an awful lot of action, let alone an intriguing plot. No, this book has none of that, yet its still ...
  • 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 🙃
  • Melanie
    2018-07-22
    (This was such a thoughtful gift from Haley!)1.) City of Bones ★★★2.) City of Ashes ★★3.) City of Glass ★★★ It's all right to love someone who doesn't love you back, as long as they're worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it. Friends, I finally made it to your beloved Infernal Devices! And I really enjoyed this book. Easily my favorite Cassie Clare book yet! And this was hella darker than anything in the The Mortal Ins...
  • Mikee (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 ...
  • The Burning Rose (Jess)
    2016-02-27
    5/5 stars. You don't even realize how perfect this book is to me, it's among the best books I've ever read. review to come.
  • Janina
    2010-03-18
    To be honest, Im not quite sure how to rate this book. It wasnt all bad, but I wouldnt 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 didnt buy the love story. However, I think I would have liked it much better if I hadnt read the Mortal Instruments series before. But the books are so similar (which was ...
  • Irina
    2016-02-29
    re-read 01.01.20203 years later and Jem Carstairs still owns my heart.
  • 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, the unha...
  • jessica
    2019-07-12
    okay. where do i start? how about with how freakin relieved i am that i actually enjoyed this!? i nearly wept tears of gratitude when i didnt feel indifference towards this, like i did with TMI #1-3. that being said, this very much feels like a recycled version of TMI. there are massive similarities between the characters (i mean, will is basically jace. i get that they are related, but im not sure being an obnoxious jerk is hereditary. lol. i ha...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2018-07-11
    Dont get me wrong... I have really enjoyed TMI series so far, but THIS one is my jam. I somehow picked this up at precisely the right time as I was in the mood for something historical along with an intriguing adventure and this was it. If TMI are my guilty pleasure/angsty teen romance, the TID are the more grown up and slightly darker version of those guilty pleasures. I was going to initially try to alternate these with my remaining TMI books, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hamad
    2019-02-14
    Will who? In this house we stan Jem!!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • elena
    2017-03-20
    It's not a long life, killing demons; one tends to die young, and then they burn your bodydust 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 wer...
  • 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...
  • ✨ A ✨
    2020-02-10
    Sometimes, when I have to do something I don't want to do, I pretend I'm a character from a book. It's easier to know what they would do.  4th ReadTessa Gray expects to find her brother waiting for her when she arrives in England. What she finds is much worse. Kidnapped on the docks, Tessa is kept for weeks having to endure torture and brutal training by the mysterious Dark Sisters. They force her to discover her ability as a shape changer and p...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2013-04-21
    4.5 stars. I really liked it, but I felt that it lacked something...I LOVE WILL HERONDALE.
  • emma
    2018-01-13
    I think yall 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 Im honestly surprised I didnt 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 nerd out over b...