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Clockwork angel
Cassandra Clare
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This first book in Clare's Infernal Device series, a prequel to her bestselling Mortal Instruments books, opens as Tessa's pleasant life in 1878 New York is coming to an end when her guardian aunt dies. Upon her arrival in London, where her brother lives, Tessa is kidnapped by the Dark Sisters, who force her to learn to use a rare power-shape-shifting-she didn't know she had. Her rescue by a young man named Will leads her to the Shadowhunters-Nephilim descended from humans and angels-who enforce the magical Accords against demons and other creatures. Tessa gets caught between the various players seeking to use her amid a plot to conquer Britain. The events often read as bleakly as the Victorian London weather, punctuated by Clare's trademark humor, empathy, and authentic characters, who fight their own flaws and tragic pasts as often as they do evil. Mysteries, misdirection, and riddles abound, and while there are some gruesome moments, they never feel gratuitous. Fans of the Mortal Instruments series and newcomers alike won't be disappointed. Ages 14-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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main characters Tessa Gray
Female
Age: 16
American
Left New York in the hopes of finding her brother; travels to London where she discovers supernatural beings walk the streets; kidnapped by a secret organization; discovers she has the ability to transform, at will, into another person; rescued by the Shadowhunters, warriors who hunt demons.

James "Jem" Carstairs
Male
Shadowhunter; hiding a deadly secret.
Demon hunter

Will Herondale
Male
Shadowhunter; his wit and volatile moods keep people a safe distance from him.
Demon hunter



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