The Clockwork Angel
by Cassandra Clare
reviewed by Sarah Perret, class of 2017
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is first book of the Infernal Devices series. There is a lot of dark vs. light, and evil vs. good contrasts in this book. A few people even turn from good to evil. This book address the typical good always winning evil, but will good win over evil this time? You will like this book if you like fantasy, romance and adventure. It is packed with adventure and it will keep you wondering what is coming next. There is a love story involved that is exciting and unusual. The characters in this book also constantly question who they are and who they want to be. Finding your identity has a big role in the book. It focuses on a young girl named Tessa Gray who is sixteen and has an odd talent. Her ability is that she is able to turn into someone else while she holds a personal item and can access his or her thoughts. Her talent is rare and almost unheard of. She feels lost and lonely, but she comes to realize her identity. A lot of people are trying to track and hunt her down. While on her way to see her loving brother she is brutally kidnapped by the Dark Sisters, who are demons. Luckily young Will breaks in and rescues her. But she wonders who is this guy? Will is part of the Shadowhunter world. Shadowhunter’s purpose is to kill the demons that live in the world. Tessa goes on with Will to the Institute, where young Shadowhunters train. She lives there for a long time, and along the way comes to look at the Shadowhunters as her family. As the book continues is describes Tessa’s past and shows her journey to realize who she is. Tessa has a gift, a gift that is constantly hunted, the most dangerous man known as the Magister is trying to kidnap and marry her. As creepy and weird as that sounds, what is even worse is that someone who seemed to always have her back is in on his plan. Not only does he plan to take Tessa, but also he wants to take over the entire world! Read Clockwork Angel to figure out if Tessa survives and if the Magister really does take over the world.