Clockwork Angel is the first novel in The Infernal Devices trilogy, written by Cassandra Clare. The novel was published on August 31, 2010, by Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Clockwork Angel is set in the Victorian era in England and follows Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl who, after the death of her aunt, moves to London to live with her brother. Soon after her arrival, Tessa is kidnapped by the Dark Sisters and taken to their home in Yorkshire. The Dark Sisters force Tessa to use her powers to transform into different people so that they can use her to spy on the Shadowhunters, a group of people who hunt demons.
Tessa is rescued by the Shadowhunters, who take her to their home, the London Institute. There, Tessa meets Will Herondale, a Shadowhunter who is immediately attracted to her. Tessa also meets Jem Carstairs, a Shadowhunter who is dying of a mysterious illness. As Tessa gets to know the Shadowhunters, she discovers that she has the power to transform into a bird.
With the help of the Shadowhunters, Tessa discovers that she is a Downworlder, a person with magical powers. Tessa also learns that the Dark Sisters were working for the Magister, a powerful Downworlder who wants to create a new race of super beings.
The Shadowhunters and Tessa eventually defeat the Magister and the Dark Sisters. In the process, Tessa discovers that she is not the only one with powers. Jem also has the power to transform into a bird.
Clockwork Angel is an exciting and fast-paced novel that will keep readers hooked from beginning to end. Clare does an excellent job of world-building and creating believable and likable characters. The novel also contains a good amount of action, romance, and mystery.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Clockwork Angel and would highly recommend it to readers who enjoy fantasy novels with a touch of romance.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys either of those genres, as it is a great mix of both. The book is well-written and fast-paced, and the characters are all very likable (or hateable, in the case of the villains). I look forward to reading more books by Cassandra Clare in the future. If you're looking for a book that's full of action, romance, and suspense, then you should definitely pick up a copy of Clockwork Angel. You won't be disappointed!