Clockwork Angel: Infernal Devices, Book 1

Book review by Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Victorian-era fantasy series starts with plenty of violence.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 50 reviews

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age 15+

One of the better book series as far as paranormal romance drama goes

Sometimes a little deep, sometimes a little dark, definitely some good humor and some very good action scenes. There are a lot of sacrifices made by the main characters of this book series. I was never really one to care so much about the romance aspect of books but this one really got me. It's a little devastating at times. I noticed some reviewers are comparing this to Twilight, well they have nothing in common. Other than the romantic supernatural elements. VERY different type of story and a very different level of maturity. Overall one of my personal favorites. Its one of those book series that sticks in your head for a while long after you're done reading it.
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age 15+

Favorite book series EVER!

I love this book! it has lots of violence, which didn't bug me. It does have many topics that might be sensitive in some families. like demons, vampires, werewolves, etc. There is some mild scenes that involve kissing and alluding to sex. but for the mature young adult it is a great way to surround themselves in fictional, Victorian England.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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