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Clockwork Angel: Infernal Devices, Book 1

By Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Victorian-era fantasy series starts with plenty of violence.

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age 14+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 13+

Amazing, rivoting, and wonderful... but not for kids!

I am 16 and I adore this book. It's got sword fights, daring adventures and a damsel that isn't always in distress! I would definitely not recommend this book for anyone under 14 because there are drugs, alcohol and pre-marital sex.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 12+

One of my daughter's favourite books

My daughter (age 12) loved this book and has literally flown through the series, completely going bananas over the last book! I love to see a book engage her this much! I read the first and second book and thought they were quite addicting and I could see how she was hooked. Haven't read the last book.... there is a HUGE waiting list for it at our library! :)
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (54 ):

Clockwork Angel is a captivating novel that Twilight fans will enjoy sinking their teeth into. At the end of each chapter, the author dangles just enough information and action to keep the reader hooked. However, they may feel dissatisfied by the book's conclusion, which leaves most of the mysteries unsolved, and anxious to read the next installment.

The author succeeds in offering enchanting and diverse characters placed in a well-constructed Victorian London setting. Readers will find the characters' background -- each was orphaned as a young child, has a secret past, and struggles with identity and longing for home -- not only add to the mystery here, but also serve as a catalyst for thinking about themes of "otherness" and what it means to be exiled from a community.

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