The Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices, Book 1)

Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare Let me just start out by saying that Cassandra Clare really does know how to write YA novels. The Mortal Instruments series is extremely popular and now The Infernal Devices are quickly following in their footsteps. The romance, angst, suspense, action, it's all there. Her books are fun, fast, easy reads and Clockwork Angel was no different.In Clockwork Angel,we are once again immersed in the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders, though the setting is Victorian London instead of present-time New York City. I did love reading about London and Clare does a wonderful job creating an entire world and letting the reader settle right down into it. The dresses and the gloves and the proper English, they were all rather lovely to read about.In Clockwork Angel we are introduced to many new characters including Tessa, Will and Jem, the main trio of The Infernal Devices. Clare has done a great job creating depth amongst all of her characters and while I'm still trying to figure out the reasons behind all of her characters actions, I am definitely intrigued and want to know more about them. The love triangle is there again, which I am okay with, especially because there is no creepy brother-sister relationship to deal with.The story of Clockwork Angel is filled with suspense, relationships, interesting characters and surprising twists. If you read and liked The Mortal Instruments series, then there is no reason you should not read these books as well. If you haven't read them yet, go get them. The stories are fresh and entertaining and I still get surprised by the twists Clare creates even after reading many of her books. I am now reading Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) and can't wait to find out what happens next!