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 know a lot of people are going to think I am crazy for saying this but, I did not want to read this book at all. Then I got up went to the store and bought it. After a few weeks, Clockwork Angel was still sitting on the shelf. During spring break, I decided to start reading it. After a few days of reading it slowly, (It was spring break I wasn't going to read a lot) I started to really get into it, and I started to like it. The romance in this book is like a lot of paranormal romance books with the love triangle. Throughout the whole book, I was guessing what Tessa was and being mad at Will and wishing the the answers to my questions would come. This book was really good and I should have read it earlier. I give this book four out of five stars.