Sunday, September 2, 2012
Clockwork Angel & Clockwork Prince
I read both of these books, and I couldn't stop reading them. I brought them to a restaurant, in the car, to school, I brought them everywhere so I could continue reading them. For those of you that don't know these books are written by Cassandra Clare author of the Mortal Instruments series. These books are set in the shadowhunter world, as well, but in a different time period than the Mortal Instruments. Although the characters are different you may recognize the last names of some of them like my favorite character William Herondale. There are also characters that appear in both series, and it's fun seeing characters from one series appear in another. Here is a summary from Goodreads.com for the first book Clockwork Angel.
"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."
If you enjoyed the Mortal Instruments you will definitely want to give this series a try.