The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare

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 ;)


- C