March Group Read: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


Vampire Book Club Group ReadWe may have told you a time or two how much we enjoy Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. We even had the first book, City of Bones, as a group read. Well, now we’re taking on Clockwork Angel, the first novel in her Infernal Devices series. Expect a complicated love story and plenty of action.

The Infernal Devices series is in the same world as The Mortal Instruments, just centuries ago. New characters and new setting mean that you do not need to have read The Mortal Instruments to enjoy this one. Anyone can jump right in with Clockwork Angel.

We hope you’ll dive into this one with us.

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)
Cassandra Clare
Published: Aug. 31, 2010 (Simon & Schuster)
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon
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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareMagic is dangerous–but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by–and torn between–two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length…everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world…and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

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8 Responses to “March Group Read: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare”

  1. Nerissa says:

    Yay! this will be my first book club read. Super excited to read this as the new book comes out next month 🙂

  2. Ann says:

    In the middle of Shadow Walkers by L.A. Banks and then plan to start on this one.

  3. Brandy Covington says:

    Have read Clockwork angel and i so can’t wait for the next book to come out ( Clockwork Prince )

  4. Zephyr says:

    I’m not much for group reads… may give it a try at some point.

    I am planning on reading this book, but first I wanna re-read the City of books. It’s been a while so I wanna catch up on those before I start on this one and before the new one comes out!

    reading The Bourne Identity right now though, so that’ll take me into the weekend!

  5. Amber says:

    I have read the book and can’t wait for the group read. I want to see what others get out of it and what y’all think.

  6. Parker says:

    I was half way through Gift by James Patterson… But I put it to the side to read Clockwork Angel… I really enjoyed this read. Action, Mystery and Romance all in one. Love it!!

  7. Joanna says:

    Read it, loved it, waiting for December to get the next one.

  8. Lynsey says:

    Love these books, very quick to read, too quick sometimes, cant wait for the next one.


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