Infernal Devices Book 1: The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (A Review)

by |September 16, 2010

Set in Victorian England, Infernal Devices Book 1: The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is a face paced, supernatural thrill ride that will have you hooked from the very first chapter.

This is the first book in a prequel series to The Mortal Instruments and while some characters cross over between the two series, the feel of Clockwork Angel is completely fresh from the modern day New York setting of the Mortal Instruments – there are new love triangles, different boundaries and in my opinion, a male lead more scandalous and frustrating than Jace Wayland.

Not specifically just for the girls, this is highly recommended reading for ANYONE who appreciates a story with black magic, betrayal, love and a good vampire slaying.

By Guest Reviewer Melody

(BBGuru: Thank you, Melody!)

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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