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An Excellent Trilogy
on March 19, 2013
The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite book series. If you're planning to buy the first book, Clockwork Angel, you should definitely consider buying them all at once in this pack. I can almost guarantee you're not going to want to wait in between books. They're just that good.
With the death of her aunt, Tessa is forced to move from America to London to live with her brother. Upon arriving, she is taken by a pair of evil warlocks, known as the Dark Sisters. Under orders from the mysterious Magister, the Dark Sisters torture Tessa and make her discover and master her power to be able to change her appearance into someone else, and be able to see their thoughts and feelings. Then she gets rescued by two Shadowhunters named Jem and Will. They take her back to the Institute to attempt to figure everything out. Who is the Magister? What does he want with Tessa? Why does Tessa have these powers? Tessa finds a magical world that she never knew existed as she finds herself the very center of a dangerous and magical world.
These books are written as the prequels to the Mortal Instruments series, and you will see a few familiar characters. But you can easily read the trilogy without having read any of the Mortal Instruments.
The book is set in the Victorian era, and it is portrayed perfectly. The dialogue is never too awkward or formal, even for those unfamiliar with the language style of the time.
Clare has a gift with writing strong characters that you connect with. No matter how minor, you feel like you personally know every character mentioned. The plot has so many unexpected twists and turns that had me guessing and on the edge of my seat until the very last page of Clockwork Princess.
I'm warning you now, the ending is not completely happy, but rather bittersweet. But it is absolutely perfect and the quality that I've come to expect from Cassandra Clare.
Definitely buy the pack if you enjoyed the Mortal Instruments or if you're looking for an amazing book series.