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Jan 21

Teens Review: Clockwork Angel

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 12:44 PM by Elizabeth Land

Clockwork Angel coverClockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Reviewer: Nabeeha M.
Rating: 5 Stars

Clockwork Angel is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Tessa Gray who takes a steamboat to find her missing brother, Nate. When she arrives at New York, she is kidnapped by the Dark Sisters and they take her to a secret place called the Pandemonium Club. Six weeks later she finds out that they are planning to marry her off to a man called the Magister. She then flees, and finds herself with a group of people called Nephilim. They invite her in with open arms at a chance to defeat the Magister.

The storyline and its characters are captivating. After reading the first page, I just couldn’t put the book down. I recommend it to readers, ages 14 and up.

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