Clockwork Angel is the beginning of the Infernal Devices, a prequel series to Clare’s Mortal Instruments trilogy. This book is in a word: Great.
Clare has introduced new characters into a new setting, with familiar terminology, and some interesting backdrops.
Tessa Gray and Charlotte Branwell are two of the strong female characters. That is one point the Cassandra Clare has with me. I love to see strong female characters.
Her new male characters, Jem Carstairs and Will Herondale were equally impressive. Will with his sharp, rude tongue, and Jem with his kind wisdom and caring nature both make for great characters.
Their friendship can be compared very much to that of Jace and Alec from the Mortal Instruments, though it is much more subtle.
What is very good about this book as well is that you do not have to have read The Mortal Instruments before reading this. It is written so that we learn about the Shadow World as Tessa Gray does. Great job, Cassandra. Keep them coming!!