Friday, January 21, 2011

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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.

If you've read the Mortal Instruments Series (City of Bones/Ashes/Glass) you will want to read this one as it is the prequel.  This beautiful hardcover book just arrived this week and will be available by special request to upper secondary students starting next week.

Special thanks to Mary for sending us this rare hardcover copy from the United States.  Your generosity is astounding - this book is a treasure that is unavailable in Brunei and it will be coveted by countless girls at the school.

Amanda in 5F is the first girl on the waitlist, but if you'd like to read it when she is done you can waitlist it by visiting Mr Jason in the English Department.

Be the first person to review this book and have your review posted on our new blog!

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