Clockwork Angel is the first in the Infernal Devices series -- the prequel series to Clare's first written, The Mortal Instruments series -- is set years and years beforehand in the 1800s. England is the setting this time with a whole new cast of characters -- the ancestors of the characters we have grown to love in the Mortal Instruments Series. It's set in the same shadowhunting world and some characters might surprise you or seem familiar!
I absolutely loved this book! I've been hearing for ages that this series was just as good or maybe even better than the original series and I was gladly happy to find out that I thought much the same. It's so awesome to have different characters but still enjoy the same world. It's just as much the same as it is different and it's not predictable at all. The story line is different and still just as intriguing I can draw some parallels between characters and who they remind me of in the Mortal Instrument series but it's not really the ones that are related.
I really enjoyed this fresh setting as well. Being in England and in a different time period really caught my attention again. This world is something that Clare has brilliantly adapted to different places and different people. It's timeless. I still fall in love with the stories. Also, Tessa is a wonderful new character and I love her. I immediately will start reading the next one in the series and impatiently await the third coming out in February 2013. The next one in the series is Clockwork Prince.
There were so many wonderful quotes in this book as well. I forgot to get most of them for this post but here is one that particularly caught my eye and I wanted to share with you.
"Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry."If you have not picked up either the Mortal Instrument series or the Infernal Devices I advise you to go out right now, stop what you're doing, and go read them because they're simply amazing.
|My rating: 5/5|