The First book in The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Storyline: When 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 a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform 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 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.
I’ve read this series before (awhile ago) and I remember loving it so much! I remember being a total wreck after this series.. but after reading this first one I’m not sure how that happened because I’m no where near in love with it at the moment. it must have been books two and three that I got attached to, it must get better along the way I’m guessing? Because this first one spends too much time explaining stuff and seems like it’s building up a lot, but nothing seems to happen quickly and at times it seems to drag on, some of the chapters felt pointless and long for no reason..and just meh. The writing as always with a Cassandra Clare book was amazing, she has such a smooth and flawless writing style. And the plot is intriguing, just the way she went about unfolding the plot in this first book isn’t as exciting as I’d have liked…But I’ve read The Infernal Devices before and I loved it so I’m gonna hold out hope and push through to the next book because I remember this series being awesome so I need to see if I was just being delusional or if it was in fact the second and third book that I loved so much.
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