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Saturday, January 22, 2011
3:43 PM | Posted by bookandmusiclover18
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices
Age Group: Young Adult
"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."
I had my doubts about this book when I first started reading it, because even though I loved the first three books in The Mortal Instruments Series, the cover of this one kind of turned me off. Its a really pretty cover but its just not my type of cover, if you get what I mean. :/
I was pleasantly surprised with this book though :) It was AMAZING! It definitely reminded me why I like Cassandra Clare's writing.
I thought it was super good for the first book in the series. And the ending of it left me dying for more! This book is definitely one of my favorites :) I think all of you should pick up this book! You won't be disappointed!! =]
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