The Clockwork Angel

The Clockwork Angel

Audiobook CD - 2010
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When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, p2010
ISBN: 9781442334601
1442334606
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (15 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Ehle, Jennifer 1969-

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Mahala
Dec 02, 2010

Overall I enjoyed the book very much but I did have some issues with it:
1. There are way too many odd details pointed out for no apparent reason. For instance, why are we made to note the green jewel/necklace that Jem is wearing? It apparently meant nothing. What's the story of Tessa's angel necklace? What is it, exactly? Is there a reason the grey cat with the green eyes is given such focus near the end? I was constantly thinking "okay, that's going to mean something down the road" and then....it never did.
2. Characters good or bad? (Will, various vampires). Jessamine...what the heck? Good? Bad? Accepting of her Nephilim identity or not? She defies it throughout the book, but uses it with a vengeance in the end.! The clockwork monsters we're really quite scary. Magnus Bane is as always totally fabulous. Tessa's humour is dry and clever, very funny though I kept waiting for her to ask for some training in leaning to defend herself. There was too little of Will's story revealed in this book. I know there's a sequel coming, but seriously...give us something to like about him let alone whether or not he gets the girl. I found myself kind of hoping that Jem would instead.

All in all I would absolutely, recommend this book to people who enjoyed the mortal instruments trilogy or the fantasy YA genre, for me it just wasn’t as good as the earlier books, though to be fair, that is an exceedingly tall order.

I found the narroator very hard to adjust to at first but by the end she had grown on me and she gave everyone different voices which was great.

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Dec 02, 2010

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Dec 02, 2010

When Tessa Gray arrives in London on a ship from New York, she's eager to see her brother, Nate. But before she can find him, she's intercepted by two women, known as the Dark Sisters, who kidnap her and force her to learn how to use the strange magical powers she never knew she had or they will kill her brother who they have locked away, all the while promising her that she is lucky, and she will soon meet the sinister Magister. Terrified and confused but struggling to escape Tessa is discover/rescued by one young Shadowhunter Will Harringdale, later on she meets Jem who helps to rescue both her and Will from the dark sisters. She is taken to the London Institute, where she learns that her powers are just the beginning of a strange, magical world she never knew existed, full of wonder, but also full of hate, prejudice, and danger...and Tessa is in the center of it.

Clockwork Angel, is a strong start to what is sure to be another knock-out trilogy. The times dictate that the mannerisms are a bit more refined in the characters, There are excellent new characters readers are introduced to, and each one is very realistic, and many have their secrets and mysteries--for Tessa, it is her heritage, and Will and Jem both have hazy backgrounds that are bound to become bigger issues later on.

One conflict that Clare portrays quite well was the struggle for the women Shadowhunters to be proper young ladies and women that society demands while balancing the Shadowhunters' need for strong fighters. Two characters, Jessamine and Charlotte, while on opposite ends of the controversy, both have to deal with it in their own way, and it's an issue that sets Clockwork Angel apart from Clare's previous work while at the same time making the setting more believable.

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Dec 02, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Dec 02, 2010

Will cared for her, she was sure of it. Yes, he had been rude to her almost since he had met her, but then, that happened in novels all the time." - Tessa

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