Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Sci-fi / Romance / Historical
Publisher : Walker Books
Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them.
I picked up this book after reading her Mortal instruments series. Although this is a prequel there is no need to read the other series before getting your hands into this one. I never got into the Mortal Instruments that much, not enough to even finish the series but this series got its grip into me from the start.
One of the main things i liked about this book is the historical setting, the 1878 London described so well that you can picture yourself there in the grey and wet smog surroundings.
The story is full of action and adventure which is always exciting to read about. Continues different action stories not just the anticipation for a final big fight, keeps you reading and interested.
The characters seemed recycled from her previous work. However despite that they were very different, each was thought out and had their own personality.
Didn’t particularly enjoy the love angle. It seemed like a lot of attention was put on the love angle but it didn’t shine through enough. The who will she choose part was also getting old fairly quick.
Over all enjoyable read and did make me stick to the remaining series of the prequel. I would recommend this book to any mystical & magical creatures lovers. I gave it a 3 out of 5 as it had as many ups and downs but not a waste of time by any means.