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Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)

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Magic is dangerous — but love is more dangerous still

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seek
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Paperback, 482 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Walker Books Ltd (first published August 31st 2010)
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Sanne I'd recommend reading those books in the order they were released:
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
Clockwork Angel
City of Fallen Angels
Clockwork…more
I'd recommend reading those books in the order they were released:
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
Clockwork Angel
City of Fallen Angels
Clockwork Prince
City of Lost Souls
Clockwork Princess
City of Heavenly Fire

From Clockwork Angel on, both series kind of intertwine and some things are foreshadowed in one series that is going to happen in the other. This way you're reading it as Cassandra Clare intended the story to unfold, and you won't be accidentally "spoiled" for one series. :)(less)
Julie I actually preferred to read Mortal Instruments before... It gave me a better sense of the shadowhunter world when I got to read the Infernal Devices.…moreI actually preferred to read Mortal Instruments before... It gave me a better sense of the shadowhunter world when I got to read the Infernal Devices. However, I read the Infernal Devices after I read City of Glass. That was actually a good idea because if you read the Infernal Devices series after City of Glass, you can catch some references to the Infernal Devices in City of Fallen Angels, Lost Souls, and Heavenly Fire. At least some of the most prominent references to Infernal Devices came after City of Glass. Also, by the time you read up to City of Glass in the other series, you're already pretty well developed in the shadowhunter world in knowing what's going on. So, when you get to Infernal Devices, you would not have to learn the basics of everything.(less)
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Kat Kennedy
Jan 20, 2016 Kat Kennedy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Don't ask. I'll only start swearing.
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
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
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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. No need to be torned ever again.

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Cassandra Clare...is,
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Mountain View

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“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

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Mountain View

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 it didn't work for me so I thought this could be the same but I was totally wr

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Wendy Darling
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/loss1

Yeah, yeah, it's a little over the top in parts, but who cares? :D Yum

Merged 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 anything else...and I'm so glad I did!

This book is
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Janina
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 similar (which was to be expected, I know, as they are set in th
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Kat O'Keeffe
Dec 04, 2013 Kat O'Keeffe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 what's going on with Will!

Overall, an EXCELLENT fir
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Mizuki
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.

*sighs* What kind of soap-operatic shit is that!? I hat
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Cara
Jul 14, 2014 Cara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A must for TMI fans
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 how this book was going to turn out. We have the eve
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Kiki
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 my third attempt at reading this, and I guess thir
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Mikee Andrea Quiambao
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 thought for a second that Tessa Gray was older than sixteen years old because she
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Ashley
Jan 26, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, owned
I now understand the Will Herondale hype.
Sandra
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.

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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 relevant and important! There was so much small, annoy
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Reader-ramble
Oct 02, 2013 Reader-ramble rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Absolutely no one.
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 apply.

Let's get started.

Ladies and gents. Gather 'ro
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Chloe
Jul 30, 2015 Chloe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
My favourite book of the year so far! Can't wait to carry on with the rest of the series!
Lindsey Rey
Feb 22, 2015 Lindsey Rey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, 2015
Enjoyed this one and found it very intriguing! I will be continuing this series.
Amy
Jun 26, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series beforehand and having only found them to be entertaining but certainly not amazing, I began Clockwork Angel with fairly modest expectations, anticipating at the most, unique characters and humor abound. Never did I imagine that it would find its way into my list of all-time favorites, but very frankly, there it is. Wow. Be forewarned: this book is no literary great. There is no literary aspiration here, no groundbreaking prose, no food for ...more
Heather
Dec 04, 2013 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, urban-fantasy, 2010
As my fellow readers well know, I adore Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments Series with unrivaled passion. After all, Jace Wayland is my fictional husband, it’s only natural I would want to devour anything written by the woman who thought him into existence. But…when I read the synopsis of ClockworkAngel, I was a bit reluctant to begin another journey that existed in the same world as my beloved Jace, Clary, and Co., even it is set 100 some odd years prior. I intuitively felt that the only way ...more
tigerofbooks
Nov 11, 2015 tigerofbooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
THE REVIEW

... mmm I think I need a hug and some ice cream even though I haven't read the whole trilogy; sooo many people told me in the past: "hey Sophie, you should read this trilogy by the same author and it's also before The Mortal Instruments!" and I was like "heck yes, I'll do it!" First of all I want to explain something about the covers, which is something that always motivates me to read a book and if you haven't realized, the covers of Cassandra Clare's books are to die for! But also as
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Joyzi
Dec 26, 2010 Joyzi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of TMI trilogy
Recommended to Joyzi by: Cassandra Clare
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Hionia
Jan 24, 2016 Hionia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books
description 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. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lamp remains the same. You are that flame.

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After reading "City of Glass", the third book in "The Mortal Instruments" series, I decided to take a break and return to the Shadowhunter world whenever I was in the r
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Twila
"Beware the hand of man. Beware."
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"BEWARE BEAWAREBEWAREBEWARE-"
"Good God,"
"BEWARE!"


I can't remember all the details from this book's predecessor, City of Bones, but the plot between these two were pretty similar.
The MC doesn't know it, but she turns out to be special and different than she thought. A family member goes missing and she has to enlist the help of the Shadowhunters to try to get them back. Her life soon gets caught up in magic and the supernatural.

Even the characters were simila
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Emma Giordano
Sep 11, 2015 Emma Giordano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so happy I decided to give this book a reread! Originally, I wasn't a fan of The Infernal Devices, mostly because all I wanted was TMI (which I admit is absolutely unfair to judge by haha). But thankfully, I decided to pick the series up again and give it another go and I LOVED it this time round. I think differently of the characters and am wayyyy more interested in the plot.
Katieb (MundieMoms)
I have read some amazing series, by some wonderful authors. Most of the time I find that I love one or two of their books, and only a couple of their characters. Then there's Cassandra Clare, who introduces me to a whole new world in her Mortal Instruments Series. She has a whole cast of unique characters that keep me engrossed in the storyline. Now there's Clockwork Angel.

Cassandra Clare is brilliant! Not only did Cassie captivate me with her Victorian Era setting (in London) and transport me i
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Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥
First rating: 4 stars.
Reread rating: 4 stars again


"This is what is real, and the life I had before was a dream."
"That is correct. And now is the time to wake up"


Cassandra Clare is and always will be a fantastic writer when it comes to worldbuilding and sucking the reader into a book.

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Tessa, an American teenage girl in 1878 has recently suffered the loss of her Aunt when her brother sends her a ticket to travel from New York to London. Upon arrival, Tessa is abducted by a sinister duo who c
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Pam
Jul 03, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Pam by:
5 magical stars
“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”



Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle

Tessa Gray
The year is 1878, where the young Tessa Gray arrives in London and is faced with the lies her life had been. Tortured and trained she learns of her "gift" and the dark fate that awaits her.



Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London institute, they become her guide in the supernatural underworld as they work together to fin
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Ceilidh
Oct 10, 2010 Ceilidh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My review of the first book in her Mortal Instruments trilogy, “City of Bones”, was hardly the glowing review of the year, and anyone with a white belt in google knowledge can look up the less than clean history of Miss Cla(i)re and her fandom shenanigans. I bring them up here because, as I mentioned in my first review of her work, her work reads like fanfiction (with one whole passage of it taken from her most famous Harry Potter fanfiction, as you can see from here.) So I knew I’d never read t ...more
Kana
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Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
Oh Tessa! Getting rescued by Will wasn't enough because she didn't want to leave her books behind. Clever girl and I love her already :) I love these books. Seriously. The story line, the characters, the setting, the world building. It is all tied together to form a seriously killer series.

Can I say how sexy Will Herondale is? Yes, I know he's a literary character and not even real, yet there's this likability about him that makes him feel real. He's not a cookie cutter hero where all the girls
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo
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