I Tried Clockwork Angel After All

A Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

By: Cassandra Clare

Grade: C

To be honest I’d previously never had any desire to read these books. Plus some of the things I’d read about the author made me double down on that. Yet I did consider reading Lady Midnight and then heard that I might really like the character of Tessa who debuts in these books so I thought what the heck I’d give it a go!

And it was…


Tessa gets wrapped up in the Shadowhunter world when she goes to London to try to find her missing brother. There’s two cute boys, a spunky maid, the leader and her sweetheart of a husband and my favorite character Jessamine. (You know what you take control of your fate girl! Go after a husband convince the new chick to move in with you! Do what makes you happy!)

Clockwork Angel was definitely better than I thought it would be but also a lot what I expected. I can’t help think I would have liked the book (and the characters) more if I had read it years ago.

I will say there was actually a couple of sad deaths and I liked it’s steampunk element with the creepy automatons. There was even a handful of surprises. Unfortunately I can’t say I cared that much about Tessa or Will. Again it’s not like I hated either of them or they made we want to throw the book across the room or anything. I just felt bored with the. And I didn’t care about the (probably) budding romance.

I’d be a Jem girl myself so there’s that.

But there was just such a feeling of read this before and know this story that I can pretty much bet how its all going to play out.

Also I have to learn just because a character is a bookworm doesn’t mean I’m going to love them! It’s a plus don’t get me wrong but still πŸ™‚

I’m leaning toward not bothering with the rest of this series which I imagine would make it tough to read anything else in the universe (Lady Midnight and its sequels for instance.) But I would definitely be interested in reading more Cassandra Clare if she writes outside the Shadowhunters tales in the future.

Recommend: 50/50 Not a bad book but if you haven’t read it yet you aren’t missing anything life changing.