By: Cassandra Clare
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 🙂
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.