Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Book Madness: CLOCKWORK ANGEL By Cassandra Clare

Okay. So I'm a huge fan of Cassandra Clare. Can't deny it even if you paid me.

Her Mortal Instruments series changed my life. For reals. If you're a fan of gritty, dark urban fantasy, read her books. You won't regret it.

A while ago, Cassandra decided to write a trilogy of prequels to her NYT Bestselling series. The first book in that trilogy is this baby right here:

Here's the blurb:

Magic 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.

The cool part? You can pick up this book without having read the Mortal Instruments series, since CLOCKWORK ANGEL is where it all starts.
If you want a taste of awesomeness, you can pick up this baby on August 31st.
Now tell me: any Cassandra fans out there? Or did I just convert you? :)


  1. I'm right there with you! I love her books and I can't wait for Clockwork Angel to be released!

  2. I have heard so much about this book. So now I can start from the beginning!

  3. I've been coveting this book cover online for some time now, and it is definitely on my TBR list. I didn't know it was a prequel, though! Thanks for the wonderful info. I've heard great things, and you may have just converted me...

  4. I haven't had a chance to read any Cassandra Clare yet, but I definitely intend to sooner or later. Her books sound great and they all have such gorgeous covers!

  5. I'm converted - where to I go and worship?!?!?

    take care

  6. Oh yes, I'm a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments Series. I'm counting down the days until CA is released!

  7. I'm so unbelievably excited for this book!!!!!!!!!