Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)by Cassandra Clare

I really really enjoyed the book. What’s not to like? An entertaining combination of Angel/Demon/Warlock/Vampire/Automaton/Romance (torturous)/Action/Gore! And I’m so into Steampunk right now so this feeds into my current passion beautifully.   I didn’t read the trilogy that came out in the past few years by Clare so couldn’t compare to see if this prequel is better or worse. I also don’t know whether the author, as some critics of this book have pointed out, keeps recycling the same plot pattern, characters, and relationships. For me, it feels fresh and full of earnest energy. I couldn’t put it down. Now, I have to wait for the next installments!

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  1. Beth Kakuma-Depew

    Cassandra Clare has said in other interviews that she completely plots out her stories before writing them, which I think is one of the reasons that the plotting feels a bit predictable (at least to someone who has read her first trilogy). But that is also the reason she can keep her plots moving along so fast! So I’m not one of the complainers.

    As for her characters, the main male lead feels very similar to the main male lead in the first trilogy, but the other characters I think are different enough. And its a very fun steampunk story!


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