Djævelske Mekanismer #1 Urværks-englen
Title: Clockwork Angel
Series: The Infernal Devices #1
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Urværks-englen
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2011
Finished Reading: October 2018
Genre: Fantasy & Young Adult
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them.
You need to read the Mortal instruments before reading this series, so if you haven’t then you better get started on City of Bones. A lot of the information’s you get in this one is based upon your knowledge of places and things you gain in the mortal instruments series. In addition, the characters in this book series are either the same as the ones appearing in the original series or ancestors to our main characters in Shadowhunters.
At times, the book was so exciting I started biting my nails – it has a good flow overall, and it wasn’t pack with unnecessary action like many other books does.
I love the magic that surrounds this book. The feel of the story is magnificent. It’s cool how authentic it seems, it’s take on the late 1800 is good and inviting. The language is very describing and extremely beautiful; it’s very easy to imagine how life was different back then. I was spellbound for the entire read. It was difficult at first getting used to the way they talked and the word usage but it didn’t take long before the pages started reading themselves.
When it comes to the characters though I’m a little on the defensive side. Our main character seem a bit week and she doesn’t evolve during the book as much as I’d hoped. In addition, some of the character seem to annoy me even more around the end then in the beginning. It had its moments but I’m looking forward to the second book very much.
If my grade was solely based on the plot it would receive five out of five for sure but seeing as I didn’t like certain characters, Will for instance I have a hard time giving it more than four. At times, I was so annoyed with Will I wanted to scratch him out of the book; I truly hope he will change in the second book!
Also, talk about a beautiful Cover!