Rating: 4/5 stars
As I started this book, I honestly didn’t know how to feel about it. For the first nine chapters, I honestly felt bored with this story. I started this after finishing The Mortal Instruments series in full. This could be why it bored me some. I was so used to the characters in that series that I think I was little let down by the lack of Jace and Clary. I started reading this in physical form, but actually ended up listening to it in audio book form. This was one of the books that I think I needed to be in audio book form. After starting it in audio book, the book seemed to pick up a lot for me. I’m not sure if it was just the book finally picked up or if the narrator helped things move along for me.
I didn’t feel connected to Tessa when the story started. When reading The Mortal Instruments series, I felt a connection to Clary and even Isabelle from the moment they were introduced. With Tessa, I felt like she was one to watch out for instead of a person to connect to.
The book significantly picked up for me in chapter ten when Magnus Bane was introduced. He was one of my favorite characters in The Mortal Instruments series so being able to experience some of his back story with Camille. The pace picked up so much once Magnus came into the story. Soon after he meets up with Tessa as Camille, so many things started to happen.
Fortunately, things picked up greatly after returning to the Institute in chapter twelve. This half of the book kept my attention so much more than the first half did. It took me three weeks to read the first ten chapters, but only a day to read the second half. After getting past a few “boring” chapters, I was able to return to my physical copy of Clockwork Angel.
I absolutely loved the moments between Tessa and Jem. These moments in the story always seemed so heartfelt and these were moments I looked forward to a lot in the story.
Overall, it was good, but not as good as The Mortal Instruments in my opinion. I will definitely continue the series and do plan on rereading this book as well in the future.