Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
“Wo ai ni, Tessa,” he whispered. “Wo bu xiang shi qu ni.” She knew, without knowing how she knew, what the words meant. I love you. And I don’t want to lose you.”
This was a lot better than the Clockwork Angel manga, which is not surprising seeing as the trilogy improved with each book. I’m reminded all over again why this story has such a hold on me. Despite the lack of character development, it’s still a breeze to read. I just “fill in the blanks” when I know something has been left out of a scene.
★★★★ (4 stars) because how is it possible to root for more than one love interest?!