Book helps senior get through quarantine

Shana Fronsee, Staff Writer

In 1878, you are in the city of London on the docks waiting for a family member when someone approaches you and tells you that you need to go with them because if you don’t, you will put your brother in risk. All of a sudden, you get trapped in a mansion and are now in deep trouble as two witches practically torture you to reveal your enormous powers.

That happens to Tessa Gray in “Clockwork Angel,” the first book of The Infernal Devices series. She is the main character as the story follows her and a couple other people. It follows the story of two Shadowhunters, William “Will” Herondale and James “Jem” Carstairs.

Shadowhunters are species who are half mundane and half angel. They have angel blood, blessed by them in a way. They get their own powers from these tattoos on their skin called runes, which are drawn by steles. Steles are like pens but no ink is required. They’re also, in a way, a Shadowhunter’s heirloom that gets passed down from each generation

“Clockwork Angel” is a fictional book that brings people into another world where every fantasy creature comes to life. It has werewolves, witches, warlock, faeries, and vampires. It was written by Cassandra Clare, published in 2010 by Simon and Schuster, and it has won many awards.

This book draws the reader to forget everything happening around you, making you get that feeling of not wanting to draw your eyes away to return to your reality. Each chapter has a bit of poetry under the chapter number, and it is poetry from different books that Cassandra Clare knows Tessa would read. 

They’re inspirational in a way, and she quotes them to describe the plot of the chapter. It’s also a love story between the three main characters that stretches between the three books, so if you love even a little bit of a romantic read, this series is perfect.