Book review – Clockwork Angel


Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is about a sixteen year old girl named Tessa Gray who travels to England, where something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld.  Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters who are a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of evil demons.  As she is drawn deeper into their world she finds herself torn between her two best friends and quickly realizes that love can be very dangerous.

Clockwork Angel was an extremely easy read and well written.  The characters are incredibly believable and it’s effortless to relate to what happened, what they did and how they dressed. The plot was interesting because there is a complicated romance between one girl and her two best friends. Another captivating aspect of this book is the diverse genres, romance mixed with supernatural creatures. Clockwork Angel is not purely about love and romance there are many dramatic and distressing twists and turns in the plot.

Overall, I could not fault the plot of Clockwork Angel. I quickly made a connection with the characters and plot early into the story. I really enjoyed this book because it included all of the aspects I enjoy in a good read – romance, supernatural creatures and a bit of drama. I would rate this book five out of five stars.

Reviewed by Jade, a member of the youth book club Cover2Cover.