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Ángel Mecánico (The Infernal Devices #1)

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La magia es peligrosa - pero el amor es más peligroso aún.

Cuando Tessa Gray, de dieciséis años de edad, cruza el océano para encontrar a su hermano, su destino es Inglaterra, el tiempo es del reinado de la reina Victoria, y algo terrible le espera en el Downworld de Londres, donde los vampiros, brujos y el otros seres sobrenaturales circulan por las calles de la ciudad. S
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Paperback, 437 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Destino (first published 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
Sep 06, 2010 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 :)
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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, t
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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

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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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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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Samantha
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steampunk
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
Mar 01, 2013 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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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
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Dorreh
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 unhappiness, and depression of the past couple of mo
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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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Cara
Mar 20, 2010 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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 maggie
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 were just bored. In my case, it was all. Expectati
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Ashley Brooks
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, owned
I now understand the Will Herondale hype.
BooksOfTheWestWing
"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what's inside of them, for words have the power to change us."

What can I say about this wonderfully beautiful world that Cassandra Clare has created? I'm not quite sure how to express how much I loved this installment in the Shadow World. I'm looking forward to the next two books.

Cassandra Clare has become one of my favorite authors and each book I read by her gets better and better. Seriously, what was wrong with me in the past that I didn
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Reader-ramble
Jul 15, 2013 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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✨    jamieson   ✨
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 I first read this in 2012, I was not even in highschoo
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sana  °¤°
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 and stuff bored me and I really couldn't find mysel
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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.

The beginning (1-100 pg)
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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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Jasmine
"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 the habit of readathoning all of them. Fortunately
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Maureen
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 audiobook is Gabriel Lightwood's voice because it
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Beth
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 now. I was so scared to re-read this, I thought may
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Ashley Nuckles
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
grace
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Reread) JEM JEM JEM...also love Will, but JEM
Andie
Beautiful no matter how many times I've read it.
Felicity Jackson (gowithflick)
Utterly brilliant.
Maxwell
Mar 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-it, ya, kindle, 2016
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. He and Jessamine are basically 1800's versions o ...more
P
Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
“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 perfect triad I'm very fond of, they give and recieve
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Alexa ❤️
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, 5-stars
'I've never seen anyone get so excited over books before. You'd think they were diamonds' (page 100)

5 Stars!


This world that Clare has created is just beautiful in its plot, scenery, characters and description!

I love both Will and Jem so much but admittedly I am on team Will he definitely has that Mr Darcy / Heathcliff thing going on.

I also enjoyed Clockwork Angel being set in the Victorian era even though I'm not a historical / period book fan tbh but I love the incorporation of the shado
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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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The Infernal Devices (3 books)
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