I took a bit of a Blogging hiatus but I’ve by no means been quiet in real life! I started a new job, was a bridesmaid for a dear friend as she said her vows, and recently got elected Secretary for a local organization. I also haven’t given up my favorite past time – Reading! I’ve read two books since my last post; one was just meh but the other is a promising start to a new favorite series. The reviews for those are also in the pipeline. My brain is just brimming with stories to tell you, My Loves! So stay tuned. 😉
But getting back on topic and back into my writing schedule, this week I started Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. It’s been floating around my TBR pile for YEARS and don’t ask why I haven’t picked it up yet. From what I can tell, it has all the elements that I love in a story too. Considering all the hype over this series and the author, I can only say that I’m an idiot.
My friend lent me her copy and suggested that I read them in chronological order instead of publication order so I’m starting my journey here with The Infernal Devices series then moving on to the Mortal Instruments series. In case you’re like me and dreadfully late on all things cool, here’s a short description from the Shadowhunters website:
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.
Have you read Clockwork Angel? What did you think?