So we're back visiting the romantically brooding world of Cassandra Clare, where the Shadowhunters and the others are kicking some historical butt! This first book of the TID series has such a dramatic entrance that I was entirely hooked by page 17 (which is rare as it usually takes me some time to get into a story).
It's been a few months since I read The Mortal Instruments series (which I now regret having finished before even starting TID due to spoilers in TMI's final book), and immediately after picking up Clockwork Angel I realized just how much I've missed Cassandra Clare's style of writing. In its strange simplicity and straightforwardness I find it very powerful and gripping. Not to mention easy to read and understand despite there being a few "large" words that I was unfamiliar with (but hey, English is my second language so I won't take it too hard).
The funny thing is that there are a lot of elements in this books that I normally really don't like in books; teenage-angst, love triangles (scratch that; pentagons!!?), a lot of very dark moods and themes... but Clare presents it all so well that I to my surprise found myself not minding these things at all - in fact I found myself pulled along and getting addicted on it.
And though it took me a while to get a feel for them I soon started to fall, bit by bit, in love with all the characters. Plus there's the return of the wonderful Magnus Bane! (Some day, you know, I want a Magnus Bane to myself...)
I vaguely remember that there were some things that annoyed me a tad bit, though I have completely forgotten what they were, so I guess I would have to put the stars to a 4,75. Or 4,80. Or 4,85... Shoot. Let's say 5!
So, hope I didn't spoil anyone! Now you must excuse me; I have to find the second book of the series and read some more ;)