Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kelly reviews "Clockwork Angel:" the graphic novel

Title: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Manga #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Illustrator: HyeKyung Baek
Published: Yen Press, 2012

Okay, I'm pretty sure I'm some sort of publisher's hit list after this one (is there such a thing? I'm pretty sure there is). I received a beautiful copy of the graphic novel adaptation of Clockwork Angel in October....and here is the review at the end of June. As a HUGE fan of the world Cassandra Clare has created in her books, I devoured this in maybe an hour or so. Pretty pictures everywhere!

Hi, I'm a Silent Brother and I look TERRIFYING.

I've only read one other graphic novel, about two years ago for school, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. All of the illustrations were done by HyeKyung Baek and they are simply marvelous. I loved the aspect of further bringing this already vivid story to life. I've got to say though, some of the characters, particularly the villans, were straight from a nightmare. Just look at the Silent Brothers! ---->
I'd somehow forgotten about their horrible eyes and sewn-up mouths. I also loved actually being able to see the Shadowhunters with all of their tattoos.
Talk about the ultimate badasses, walking around Victorian London with crazy tatts. Just thinking about this novel is making me excited for the City of Bones movie coming out later this year! This graphic novel is a good refresher if you are catching up on the Infernal Devices series: it's super quick and easy to ready, plus it's so intriguing. I never thought I'd be so into a graphic novel, no matter how much I loved the book it's based upon!

Upon further investigation, I've noticed that a lot of books are being turned into graphic novels: Soulless, Beautiful Creatures, Vampire Academy, Hush, Hush, and, well, Twilight too. This is a trend I am now fully in support of! What are some of your favorite graphic novels that I should check out? Or what are some other books you think should be turned into a graphic novel? Leave a comment below!


  1. I've been intrigued to check this out!!

  2. I have read this one and loved it. It's great that so many books are being turned into Graphic Novels. :)

    - Beckie


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