Book Rave Contender 2012 – Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare continues to build her fanbase with this crowdpleasing prequel to her Mortal Instruments series.  Set in Victorian era London, we learn more about Shadowhunters and Downworlders as Tessa struggles to help her brother.

When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell’s older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London’s dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.