When sixteen-year-old Tessa Grey arrives in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Drawn ever deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by – and torn between two best friends and quickly realize love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
Cassandra Clare has done it again. An amazing prequel to the bestselling Mortal Instrument series, left me wanting to read the next right that very second not a year from now! The main characters – like in the Mortal Instrument series – all have their dark secrets and witty moments. Throughout the book you will hear the names of some familiar names such as Magnus Bane and the Lightwoods relations… oh and Church the cat!
Tessa Grey a sixteen going on seventeen year old young lady who finds out she is not just a plain American human, she is a very strong minded & hearted character who you grow to love. Among the other main characters you will find the likes of Will, a Seventeen-year-old who is the sort of boy nice Victorian girls are warned against. When he finds himself drawn to Tessa, during the book you wonder if this Downworlder girl will prove Will’s unlikely salvation. Will is a very hot and cold character which makes you want to lean in the book and slap him yet you can’t help but love him! Jem was brought up in the Institute in Shanghai, until his parents were killed by a demon who allowed Jem to live—but with a terrible price to be paid, he is such sweet character throughout the book and you just want him to be happy. Jessamine is another Shadowhunter orphan however Jessamine hates everything about being a Shadowhunter and just wants to be a full English lady going to high tea and finding a loving husband. Charlotte runs the entire Institute with a capable hand. She is kind and loving, she does her best to care for the orphaned Shadowhunters who live under her roof while hiding her loneliness from the absent-minded husband Henry, who spends his waking hours in the crypt of the Institute, inventing fabulous machines and weapons out of cogs cams and gears.
I really enjoyed reading the first in the series of The Infernal Devices and cannot wait for the second book! This is a MUST read!! But make sure you read the Mortal Instruments first – it makes it more fun knowing some personal jokes with the familiar characters.
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