The Clockwork Angel is the first in the Infernal Devices trilogy.
When Tessa Gray arrives in Victorian London to meet her brother Nate, she is met by two strange women who say Nate sent them to accompany her to him. In reality, the two are members of the Pandemonium Club and have their own sinister plans for Tessa. She is held in their home and forced to confront and develop a talent Tessa was unaware of possessing.
Finally, realizing the purpose of her confinement by the Dark Sisters and that the mysterious Magister plans to use her for her skill, Tessa decides to escape. Fortunately, a group of Shadowhunters have chosen to rescue her and arrive to do just that.
After an exciting rescue that reveals more about the sinister Dark Sisters, Tessa is ensconced in the London Institute where she must come to terms with a world she has never imagined.
Good characterization, exciting plot. A fun read! I'll be sure to get the next one!
Fiction. Steampunk/Supernatural/YA. 2010. 496 pages.