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The Infernal Devices 1: Clockwork Angel

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The third book in the Infernal Devices series is titled Clockwork Princess and was released on March 19, 2013. The fantasy elements are also really well done, so that it still fits within the realistic setting of Victorian London and doesn't become too overwhelming but the best part of the book has to be the characters. So if you're looking for a fun light read and well-written escapism fiction then this really is the book. It doesn’t need an awesome plot with twists and turns (even though there actually happen to be some in here) or action scenes that leave you gasping. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to.

I don't think Clockwork Angel is the most horrible book which I have ever read--it isn't, the action scenes and part of the plots are enjoyable to an extent. The character building that they actually DO have only exists because she did the work years ago (on top of another author's pre-existing characters) – otherwise they’d be little more animated than the clockwork automatons that appear in this story. Everything is perfect and matches , and I really dig the lifestyle of the time before two hundred years,the classy outfits and the funny teasing. In the end, the only thing this book did for me was make me look forward to meeting the characters from TMI again, and I really hope that wasn’t the author’s intention. BUT I will say I was rooting for The Three Love Triangle People All Dating Each Other Endgame up until the ending and then Will.

There was so many questions running through my mind whilst reading this book and we're slowly drip fed the answers - but of course the next book has all the juicy details I imagine.

I have never wanted to be one, and my dearest wish is to leave the Institute and never speak to a single soul who resides there ever again. The next morning, Tessa encounters Jessamine taking care of Nate and Tessa instantly recognizes the fact that Jessamine wished to run away with Nate as he was a mundane. And I, just happen to be a Chinese; which means I found Clare's twisting the little details of Chinese myth around a little bit difficult for me to stomach.Sometimes everything a book needs are well-thought out and realistic characters and yes, this is exactly what “Clockwork Angel” delivers. Reading it this time, with the background of TMI, I definitely picked up more details than I did the first time around. I *loved* the clockwork army and the clever way Tessa learns to use her powers to overcome her enemies.

And we get to see it through Tessa’s eyes, who is experiencing this new world for the very first time. The original (now hardbound) cover features Will Herondale, with the eponymous clockwork angel necklace in front of him, against a backdrop of London. Then we meet William Herondale, who's supposed to be a great warrior but who's also extremely handsome, cocky and filled with smartass remarks up his sleeves, who is rude to everyone else for no good reason. He finds out and later tells the others that Miranda is an automaton, merely wrapped in actual human flesh, most likely obtained from the body of the dead mundanes they had found at the Dark House. Clare to spend more time to describe what Will and Jem look like, what clothes they wore then she spends time on describing how her two male leads reacted to the death of this innocent girl?

Since then I have completed the first three books in that series and before I knew it, it was time to reread Clockwork Angel. Tessa manages to alert the Shadowhunters inside, but not before one of the clockwork figures smears his hand with the blood from Jem's injuries.

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