by Cassandra Clare [YA Clare]
The first in a trilogy, this story is a cross between steampunk and supernatural that follows Tessa Gray, a girl with extraordinary powers she does not fully understand. What she does know is that she has been captured during her attempt to join her missing brother in London and is asked to demonstrate these powers, over and over, until the powers are to the liking of her captors. She is rescued by two demon slaying Shadowhunters named Will and Jem, both beautiful in contrasting ways. Seeing that she has nowhere else to go, Tessa joins them in their fight to bring down the Pandemonium Club, an evil organization full of vampires, warlocks, humans, and demons intent on taking over Britain. Tessa finds herself falling for the boys as she throws herself into the fight, but which will tear her apart first — the battle between her and the Pandemonium Club's clockwork creatures or her the battle she's waging with her own heart for two boys she doesn't know if she can even trust. -- recommended by Sam N. - Gere Branch Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the last two books in this series: Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.]
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