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, Science Fiction, Steampunk
Rating

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...
  • 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. 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....
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 🙃
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2018-07-11
    Don’t 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 book...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Melanie
    2018-07-22
    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 Instruments thus far. Clockwork Angel is t...
  • Elena
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    2018-07-09
    #1 Clockwork Angel ★★★☆☆#2 Clockwork Prince ★★★★☆#3 Clockwork Princess ★★★★★This was actually an incredibly difficult book to rate, because my feelings for it are incredibly mixed. I think part of this is my own fault; I heard so many people say how vastly they preferred this series to The Mortal Instruments that I fully expected this to be a solid 5-star read, and it sadly… wasn’t. “One must always be careful...
  • Ashley DiNorcia
    2014-03-19
    I now understand the Will Herondale hype.
  • ✨ 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...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2013-04-21
    4.5 stars. I really liked it, but I felt that it lacked something...I LOVE WILL HERONDALE.
  • 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...