A prequel to Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city’s sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends – including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing…
I didn’t think it would be possible to love a graphic novel more than the book it is based on, but Clockwork Angel proved that to me. I thought the novel version of Clockwork Angel was just okay, really didn’t do much for me, but the graphic novel had me hooked instantly. The graphic novel is in a manga style that is beautifully done. The graphic novel is very dialogue based , but you are not overwhelmed by it. Hyekyung Baek artwork is truly what makes the graphic novel so great. Seeing the battle scenes depicted and also the characters I fell in love with while reading The Infernal Devices novels brought to life in pictures just made the experience so much better. I am also a fan that the graphic novel stuck to the story. Only little details were left out here and there, but for the most part it was 96% or so the same as the novel.
I am giving Clockwork Angel: The Graphic Novel 5/5 stars.
About the Author:
Cassandra Clare is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. She was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of books. Cassandra lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, their two cats, and these days, even more books.