The Infernal Devices Series
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Magic is dangerous-- but love is more dangerous still
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
This book is so Amazing. i would love to live in that Nephilim Institute, why? becauseeeeee of Jem and Will! these two gorgeous young Nephilim are a Shadowhunters- a race of people wth special abilites stronger and swifter than most humans skilled at killing demons, like an ANGELs only half human (if you ask me) Im torn between these two lovers of our sixteen years old Tessa the Shapeshifter. Tessa who is mundane(human) lives in NYC left to find her one and only brother in London- where her brother had told her would be working, by unfortunate events things went wrong for Tessa and was captured by the warlocks The Dark Sisters. These sisters had blackmailed her about her brother, in return for his safety she was required to do what shes been told, and from there her life will never be the same again. youve got to read this book CC was awesome a world full of actions, thrillers(it was scary), mysteries and romance! vampires, demons, automatons(neither made of hell nor heaven )well it was a fun read with a laugh too. humurous story line was fantastic i was really hooked up with this book. cant wait to read the book 2 Clockwork Prince. Recommended!