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!)
About the Contributor
John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at booktopia.com.au.