Clockwork AngelBook - 2010/08/31
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Tessa: "You don't want anyone to know you, and very well, I won't try. But don't pretend that Jem is just like you."
Will: "Don't think you know Jem better than I do."
“It's all right to love someone who doesn't love you back, as long as they're worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
“You know," Gabriel said, "there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will."
"There was a time I thought I was a ferret," Will said, "but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn't.”
“Will looked horrified. "What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
"I have lost everything. Everything."
"You're cut me," he said. He looked at his hand with critical interest. "It might be fatal."
"I couldn't let that that stand, of course. A fight broke out almost immediately. I had the upper hand until Nigel leaped onto the bar and struck me from behind with a pitcher of gin."
" Goading Will into single combat is like punishing a dog after you've tormented it into biting you."
"I think you owe Will an apology." "I" Gabriel said, " would rather have my entrails yanked out and tied in a knot in front of my own eyes than apologize to such a worm." "Gracious," said Jem mildly.
"I do mean it," said Gabriel. "I would rather be dropped into a vat of Malphas venom and left to dissolve slowly until only my bones are left." Really," said Will. "Because I happen to know a chap who could sell us a vat of-"
“'A little girl robbed you?' Tessa said.
'Actually, she wasn’t a little girl at all, as it turns out, but a midget in a dress with a penchant for violence, who goes by the name of Six-Fingered Nigel.'
'Easy mistake to make,' Jem said.”
“Will looked horrified. 'What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?'”
“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
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When Tessa Gray arrives in London after her aunt's death looking for her brother Nate, she is subsequently abducted by two sisters she dubs "The Dark Sisters." They train her to Change (a powerful form of shapeshifting), ultimately planning to marry her off to the main antagonist of the novel "The Magister." Luckily Shadowhunters save Tessa from their clutches. In this thrilling novel, Tessa teams up with the Shadowhunters of early Great Britain to find her brother and meet some new unexpected friends along the way.
Tess Grey has been locked up by people for a long time. They say they wanted her to show her powers that she is oblivious to. She soon realizes she can only trust Will and Jem the two boys she falls in love with in order to save her brother from the vampire lair.
Clockwork Angel, the prequel to the New York bestselling series The Mortal Instruments is set in gas lit streets of Victorian London. 16 year old Tessa Gray is lured by the Dark Sisters members of The Pandemonium Club a secret Downworld organization of vampires, warlocks and other demons. Tessa manages to escape with the help of Will, a magical being called a Shadowhunter, killing one of the sisters and a servant who is more robot than human. Will, along with his Shadowhunter friends belong to the London Institute are dedicated to ridding the world of demons. She is fascinated and torn between Will and his best friend James and is drawn deeper into the plot that threatens to destroy not only the Shadowhunters but the world as well. Magic is dangerous – but love is the most dangerous. Compulsive reading as Clare has the ability not only to tell a story but to create a very intriguing other world.
When sixteen year old Tessa Gray arrives by steamship in London to meet her brother, she is met instead by two creepy women from a dark, gloomy mansion. Only when they show her a letter handwritten by her brother does she agree to accompany them to their lair. Tessa becomes their prisoner. They teach her to use her unknown powers to shape shift. Unbeknowst to Tessa, she was born with powers to become anyone or anything. This quality, or gift, makes her highly valuable to the mysterious and terrible Magister. The Dark Sisters tell Tessa that they are to deliver her to this evil man, but Tessa is grabbed and spirited away by two young men who tell her they are Shadowhunters, trained warriors with special gifts who fight Downworlders like vampires and warlocks to save humans.
Tessa yearns to find her brother and fears for his life. The Shadowhunters agree to help her find him, if she will use her shapeshifting powers to help them infiltrate a vampire clan. Tessa finds herself torn--does she love the dark and brooding Shadowhunter who saved her from the Sisters? Or does she truly hate him?