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Friday, July 13, 2012

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Reviewed By: A.T.
Amazing! I had never read anything by this author before, and I was definitely surprised and pleased with this newest series by Cassandra Clare. The book starts off with 16 year old Tessa Gray fresh off the boat from New York City. Her aunt, the woman who raised Tessa and her brother Nate has passed away, so her brother has sent for her to come live with him in England. Only, everything isn't as it appears. Nate fails to meet her at the dock when she gets off the ship, but the people picking her up insist that they were sent by Nate. So starts the dark journey of Tessa into an underground world she never knew extisted, let alone that she was part of that world. Kidnapped and forced to learn her new ability by mysterious and evil sisters known only as the Dark Sisters, Tessa soon realizes that the fairy tale world of warlocks and witches, vampires and fallen angels might acutally be real, and it's not just a dream but a nightmare! Will she ever see her brother again? Will she ever understand her ability and the power she holds? Read the book to find out!
Why I Picked it Up: I picked it up because this title is on the 2013 Abraham Lincoln Award list. Also, I love Fantasy novels and books that deal with the underworld (or the Downworld as it is called in this series).
Why I Finished It: Like always, I had to know how it ended! While it does wrap up one storyline, this book is part of a series, so there are a few storylines left unraveled. I can't wait for the whole series to be out!
I’d Give this Book To: Anyone who is a fan of Cassandra Clare's first series, The Mortal Instrument (City of Bones is the first book!). Also, anyone who has been following the new craze of young adult books about angels and fallen angels (Fallen series by Lauren Kate/Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick) would probably like this series.

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