Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

“Sometimes our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It’s those times, I think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything was altered – that is when we feel the greatest pain. I can tell you, though, from experience, you grow accustomed to it. You learns to live your new life, and you can’t imagine, or even really remember, how things were before.”

7171637In a Nutshell:  Tessa Gray arrives in London expecting to reunite with her older brother, after the death of her aunt. She soon finds herself on the run from two witches (and an entire cult) who seems to believe she has some secret power and threatens to torture her brother if she does not cooperate. She seeks solace from Shadowhunters, nephilims sworn to protect the humans from demonic creatures.

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Read this if… you enjoyed The Mortal Instruments (TMI) – same world different country, same characters but different names. But even if you didn’t enjoy that series, give this a shot. I didn’t like TMI either, but I enjoyed this one so much and I don’t regret giving it a shot.

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