- Reading level: Ages 14 and up
- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; First Edition edition (August 31, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416975861
- ISBN-13: 978-1416975861
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
Tessa is a sixteen year old girl who's parents are dead. She lives with her aunt in New York during the turn of the century, but when her aunt dies suddenly she goes over the pond to London where she is suppose to meet her brother. She finds her way through London terribly by being kidnapped by the Dark Sisters, witches. She lives with them for sometime and she is more of a test experiment. See, Tessa can transform into anyone at anytime, she just has to have an object that has meaning to that person. The only information she gets of why the Dark Sisters are doing this is because the Magister wants to marry her, wants to make her his. Will, a haughty shadowhunter rescues Tessa from the Dark Sisters and explaining that the world of the living is not just what appears it to be.
Through out the book I was sucked into this world I've never explores before and it made me slightly overwhelmed by the mass of information I was reading. An execellent read none the less, as it is a New York Times Best Seller and the author Cassandra Clare has a series that takes place in the future of this series currently coming out. I was quite pleased with the main character Tessa, she isn't your popular damsel in distress which can get terribly annoying after the third page, she is a hero in sorts. Tessa is the girl you don't want to be in a fight with because you know you will never win. There is this fire about Tessa where most female main characters don't have, and I muchly appreciate it.
I liked the progression of this story very much so that I didn't stop reading for a day. The pace Clare gives the reader gives room to stop and think about the events that just happen and still want to read more. I also love the detail and sketch like pictures the author drew in my mind because it is in the Victorian England, most of the normal things we take for granted are clearly thrown back into our faces.
One of my favorite parts of the story is Tessa's power. I just kept thinking, this is so amazing. Tessa is naive in believing what she does can help anyone and is willing to do it with out a second thought. Though it hurts her transforming into these people that she might not even like, Tessa has a good heart that shines through.
As will does in the cover of the novel, I tip my hat off to you, Cassandra Clare for this wonderful piece of writing that got me interested in this type of paranormal romance genre other than Twilight. A favorite quote on the back of the book says, "Magic is dangerous-but love is more dangerous still". Gah, how it gives me the chills. Cassandra Clare's, Clockwork Angel is definitaly recommended to any Twilight or paranormal romance lovers, even people who usually don't like these kinds of books, I promise you won't regret it.