- Series: The Infernal Devices (Book 1)
- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (October 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 141697587X
- ISBN-13: 978-1416975878
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,663 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Cassandra Clare is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Lord of Shadows and Lady Midnight, as well as the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. She is the coauthor of The Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, as well as The Shadowhunter’s Codex, which she cowrote with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages, a feature film, and a TV show, Shadowhunters, currently airing on Freeform. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.
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February 22, 2015 0_0 Didn't realize I bought this book that long ago!
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10 Things I Loved About This Book:
Tessa Gray was a smart girl and didn't allow herself to be pushed around.
Henry. I don't know why...but I love him. I do have a thing for red heads, though. *cough*"Ronald Weasley*cough*
Magnus Bane. As I said before, he's bae, though he's gay.
Jessamine! She was sassy and so much fun!
The plot is fast-paced; this book didn't have any lulls!
The world-building is incredible in this book. You really feel like you're in London and not in an American urban setting (like in the Mortal Instruments).
Jem! I love that they included a diverse character, along with someone that has a disability! Not to mention, he's super adorable!
This book has plot twists I didn't see coming!
The book is a good length; it isn't so long that it becomes a chore to read.
It's part of a series!
10 Things I Didn't Like About This Book:
The writing wasn't...tight. For instance, instead of saying "we walked across the street", this book would say "we all had walked across, in a diagonal way, to the other side of the street. I cant remember running into this issue in the early Mortal Instruments books; it was an issue in City of Fallen Angels, though (and part of the reason why I DNF'd it, but I will be re-reading it).
Tessa. I liked her, but she sometimes asked too many questions at the wrong times.
I liked Henry, but he wasn't extremely fleshed out. I'd like to know more about him, other than him being a fudge up the majority of the time.
Charlotte was too young, in my opinion. I'm older than she is and when I see how she tries to assert her authority, I just cringe. It's clear she's in over her head, but here's to hoping she doesn't drown.
Will is Jace. That's an issue, it's like she just took Jace, named him Will, and then threw him into this book. I'm not into it.
The London Institute is so empty...why?
I thought the Silent Brothers never left the City of Bones?
I'm a 5th grade English Language Arts teacher with a Bachelor and Master, but I still struggled with some of the vocabulary in this book. Like, it was too much.
The blurb on the back of this book does NOT coincide with this book; not to me, at least.
The chapters are extremely long; like, as long as 20 pages. I'm not a fan.
Is it a Series or Stand-Alone?
If it's a Series, Am I Reading the Next Book?
Duh, I'm reading the next book. I already own it. *flips hair*
Books It Reminds Me Of:
The Mortal Instruments, but that isn't surprising lol.
GET THIS BOOK! NOW!
This book is captivating from the very start. Author Cassandra Clare does a fantastic job of world-building, not just the Shadow World, but also the world of London during this time period. I easily find myself transported there.
I love the characters. Tessa is lovable, interesting, and a complete mystery. She loves to read, and often displays her knowledge of great literature. Will is the handsome, brooding warrior… his heart inside a self-built fortress. He, also, is a voracious reader with a nearly photographic memory. He is often quoting lines from literature that fits the situation in which he finds himself. Jem is the Prince Charming who is flawed. He is kind, loving, and caring. He is also the most tragic of the three because of what he endures. These characters are complex, and I find myself easily attached to them. Even the ancillary characters are developing toward a complexity.
The story is full of action, friendship, and a different sort of family. It is also a testament to the politics at work in any organization, even one with a mandate. All of the elements, large and small, make this a story worth reading over and over. The little details draw me in, and make me want to stay with the Shadowhunters in their Institute. This book would make an excellent movie… if the movie follows the feel, facts, and circumstances of the book.
Excellent work. 5 stars