Rachel is a young woman that has lost so much in her life. She lost her husband, her job, her friends and her life as a whole. Her ex-husband Tom cheated on Rachel with Anna. Tom married, empregnated and moved Anna into the house which he shared with Rachel. She is an alcoholic that constantly forgets what she says or does. She often stalks Tom and his new family through text messages, phone calls or by visiting her former home. Anna is very irritated by Rachel and wants her out of their lives. Rachel observes a couple that lives on Tom’s street, Megan and Scott. Rachel imagines that their names are Jason and Jess and that they have a perfect relationship and life. While Rachel is always depressed and drowns in alcohol, Megan is constantly bored and does not know if just being a wife in a monogamous relationship is enough for her.
I have truly enjoyed the book. I love that each character was brought to life in such a detailed and realistic way. There is paranoia, feelings of betrayal, loneliness, love, obsession, depression, and so on. I believe my favorite character has to be Megan. She holds so much pain and dark secrets from her past and present. Because she has suffered so much in her life, she feels like there is always something missing. What she has and who she loved is not enough for her. She is insatiable and is always on the hunt for something more. I think that this book should be read because here are many adult situations in the book which are rarely talked about and are found shameful. I hope that people can learn from the book and understand the importance of being honest as well as forgiving.
Tessa Gray believes that she is a normal mundane (human) from New York. When Tessa’s aunt died, her brother Nathaniel asked her to move to London, England with him. Tessa was surprised to not be greeted by her brother Nathaniel but by two sisters that are familiar with Nathaniel. While Tessa thought that she was going to live happily with her brother, the ‘Dark Sisters’ had other plans for her. They forced her to transform into other people without her understanding why. The sisters were preparing her to meet her soon to be husband, The Magister. When she is rescued by a young man named William Herondale, she discovered that there are Shadowhunters as well as Downworlders. She is taken to the London Institute where she meets several interesting people such as Jem and Jessamine. Will the young Tessa find safety in the institute or will she face even more danger?
Clockwork Angel is a wonderful book with fascinating characters and intense scenarios. My all time character has to be Jem (James Carstairs). I find him to be quite interesting. Although he is quite reserved, he is full of wisdom, kindness and is very musically talented. His kindness is genuine No matter how difficult his past has been. Although his past haunts him, he works hard to be the best Shadowhunter, parabatai and friend . Jem is such a light and he brings so much grace and life to the book. I fall in love with his character and I hope that others will too. This book is so inspirational and can be read by everyone. Check out the Infernal Devices series as well as the rest of the books in the Shadowhunter World.