Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

So, I really didn't enjoy reading Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments.  But my friends who recommended me to read Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments told me I may like her other series Infernal Devices better, so I decided to check out.

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices Book 1):

Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Overall this series is really good, in fact just to clarify things, I like this trilogy much better than The Mortal Instruments. The first three books of the Mortal instruments were okay, and she should have left them as a trilogy, in just my opinion. This prequel is dark but I love it! The writing in third person really brings out the action of the novels, making you never wanting to put the book down. From what I read on the media Clare is planning another spin-off of this series and frankly I think she needs to leave it.


  1. GAH! I read this and almost decided we couldn't be friends. TMI is my most favorite book series EVER! I liked TID too, but still...sigh. Cassandra Clare is my writing idol. Seriously. I'll get over it since you are an ambassador for Inkspell and all. :)

    1. I ADORE Infernal Devices, I read TMI and it just didn't suit me well. That has happened to me. With authors I like one of their books and not the other. It happened with PC Cast. My absolute writing idol is Alyson Noel. Let me know if you want me to host you on my blog.