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Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices) (edition 2011)

by Cassandra Clare

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Title:Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices)
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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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    City of Bones / City of Ashes / City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (one-horse.library)
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    macart3: This book is steampunk, the humor is dry, and deals with the supernatural.
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    A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee (kathleen.morrow)
    kathleen.morrow: While Lee doesn't include paranormal elements, the tales are similar in their suspenseful nature, their realistic Victorian setting, and their strong female characters.
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    HatsForMice: Henry fan? Victorian-London-set-fantasy fan? Brilliant things fan? Horatio Lyle.
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Orphaned Tessa, all alone in New York in 1878 when her aunt died, jumped at the chance to join her brother Nate in London. After arriving she was taken in by the Dark Sisters, and imprisoned in their home. With no place to go, and Nate’s whereabouts unknown, Tessa was at their mercy. Read the rest of the review on my blog: http://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/clockwork-angel-cassandra-cla... ( )
  ShouldIReadIt | Sep 26, 2014 |
I read about 100 pages in August '12 and wasn't in the mood for it or was bored.. then picked it back up in April '13 and finished it pretty quick. ( )
  sraedi | Aug 24, 2014 |
Pretty good book, Victorian London, clockwork humanoids, ancestor shadowhunters. Nice back story for some of the families that are main characters in City of Bones series. It was enjoyable but not as addictive as the Mortal Instruments series. A wee bit confusing to figure out the bloodlines after reading the Mortal Instruments especially how the deception and change in names that occur there. ( )
  selinalynn69 | Aug 19, 2014 |
Überaus spannend und inhaltlich sogar noch besser als die "Chroniken der Schattenwelt". Freue mich jetzt schon auf den 2. Teil. ( )
  Telaara_Dunwin | Aug 10, 2014 |
4.5
  aweinel | Jul 14, 2014 |
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The "Thames River Song," by Elka Cloke, is used in its entirety as the book's epigraph.
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For Jim and Kate
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The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and guts.
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"But the books are behind bars!" she said. "Like a literary prison!"

Will grinned. "Some of these books bite," he said. "It's wise to be careful."

"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."

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From jacket: 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.

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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.… (more)

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