Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010); audiobook read by Jennifer Ehle (Bolinda, 2011)

Book cover: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

The characters, setting and premise entice, yet this first book is overlong for what it offers, the story moves haltingly (even the action scenes suspend themselves for conversation and reflection) and the not-quite-smouldering not-quite-romance goes nowhere, left hanging along with everything else.

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