The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Hi, I am Sarah. I am fourteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by authors’ creations of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
The year is 1878, and after her aunt’s death, Tessa Gray, headed from New York to London to live with her brother, finds herself in a vastly different situation than the one she expected. Kidnapped by her an organization called “The Pandemonium Club,” she spends six weeks forced to perfect a skill she had no prior knowledge of: the ability to shapeshift into someone else, living or dead, using an item of theirs. This is an ability the ruler of the club will stop at nothing to possess.
This is only the first in a series of life-changing events. Tessa’s trip to London becomes an introduction to the world of the Shadowhunters: part-human, part-angel warriors on an endless hunt to defeat the Downwolders, demons and monsters that haunt the shadows of the human world.
The appearance of Tessa, the likes of which is unheard of, at the Shadowhunter institution is unprecedented, and none are more confused about it than Tessa. But when a series of clockwork automatons cloaked in human skin begin pacing the streets of London, Tessa joins the Shadowhunters in untangling the complicated thread of truth… and finds that the world she always knew isn’t the world she lives in.
This satisfyingly complicated book is the perfect entrance to a new world, layered just underneath the one we know. With a morally diverse cast of characters, twists around every corner, and an antique setting, Cassandra Clare writes the perfect book to devour—and leaves you hungry for more.