Reader Reviewed Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices 1) by Cassandra Clare
  

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices 1)

Written by Cassandra Clare
Part of the The Infernal Devices Series

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This deservedly best-selling series launches with a powerful love story that thrills and chills in equal measure. Sailing from New York, 16 year old Tessa Gray arrives in Victorian London to meet her brother. But nothing goes according to plan and Tessa finds herself instead in the Downworld, a terrifying supernatural place of vampires, demons and warlocks. How Tessa survives before falling in love – the biggest danger of all! – is a terrifying and passionate read. This is a new urban fantasy full of vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters from the bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series.

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Synopsis

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices 1) by Cassandra Clare

Tessa is soon caught in a dangerous love triangle where a wrong decision could prove fatal. She will need all her strength to save her brother and stay alive as she learns the chilling truth of what really lurks on London's streets after dark. Discover more about the mysterious and sexy Shadowhunters in this thrilling prequel trilogy to the bestselling Mortal Instruments sequence. It is supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign. The Mortal Instruments series has been translated into 19 languages and has appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review Clockwork Angel. Read their reviews below.

Delilah Acworth - 'It was wonderfully written, and I had to catch my breath sometimes. I recommend it to anyone under the sun who reads. You won't regret it.' Click here to read the full review.



Poppy Osborne - 'There were times I was close to tears, on the edge of my seat or cheering on the good guys. It was such an incredible book with incredible characters and a story that was spellbinding.' Click here to read the full review.

Harriet Cunningham - 'The Infernal Devices series is without a doubt one of my favourite book series' of all time.' Click here to read the full review.



Ayesha Afghan
- 'This is an intricate romantic book perfect for older readers. It is deep and moving and Clockwork Angel is a book ideal for readers in the mood for a long read.' Click here to read the full review.



Josh Hall -
'A story that starts well, loses its way somewhat part way through, before picking up the pace once again to end with a thrilling battle scene!' Click here to read the full review.





Ella Grabsky -
'Clockwork Angel is dangerous and brilliant. It is extremely well-written and can make you laugh out loud as well as gasp in horror at the unexpected turn of events.' Click here to read the full review.



Freya Macdonald
- 'An amazing book, written by an amazing author, Clockwork Angel is not your typical YA reading experience...I would certainly recommend this book and will be definitely rushing to read the next in the series.' Click here to read the full review.



About the Author

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father's backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland. Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her arm. Her favourites included the work of the Bront' sisters and Tolkien, as well as the Chronicles of Narnia, Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles and Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles where she used to write stories to amuse her classmates, including an epic novel called The Beautiful Cassandra based on the eponymous Jane Austen short story (and from which she later took her current pen name).

Cassandra's first piece of professional writing, a short story called 'The Girl's Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord', appeared in an anthology of humour fantasy. She hates working at home alone because she always gets distracted by reality TV shows and the antics of her two cats, so she usually sets out to write in local coffee shops and restaurants. Cassandra likes to work in the company of her friends who see that she sticks to her deadlines. She loves writing humour and fantasy and hopes to try her hand at horror and science fiction some day.

Things you didn't know about Cassandra Clare

1. I only type with two fingers.

2. I once interviewed the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

3. I have two cats, Linus and Lucy. Linus is huge and Lucy is tiny, so if you averaged them out, you would have one normal cat.

4. I have a scuba diving certificate but I never dive due to my fear of sharks.

5. I often get distracted listening to audio books on my iPod, then realize I am lost and have no idea where I am.

6. My favourite food is sushi.

7. I hate coffee but I like tea.

8. I was once taken in by an internet scam offering to sell me a penguin.

9. My dream is to have a library in my house, so big that it requires ladders to get to the tallest shelves.

10. As a child I wanted to be a windsurfing instructor and live in Tahiti.

Author photo copyright Kelly Campbell

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Paperback
496 pages
Interest Age: From 14

Author

Cassandra Clare
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd March 2011

ISBN

9781406330342

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