June 16th, 2020

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53 Week Journey through the Land of Drapes and Colors: Week #17

For details on all the sarees I have posted so far, go here.

June 15th is a special day in our home. The youngest of my siblings, Sudheer, and oldest of my nephews, Srithan, share their birthdays on this day. It's a double feature event. Normally I would have flown to CA to my brother's home where we all would have met, both siblings and their families and celebrated their birthdays. This year COVID-19 has changed all the plans. And we moved the venue to a virtual room instead.

Srithan turned 10, the first decade of his life completed, entering into a new decade; a milestone in life achieved. To celebrate his birthday, his immediate cousins from both his mom and dad side joined on Zoom. We cut a cake for him - his mom, Swetha, made a chocolate cake and I made a cake too which I cut from my home on his behalf. His cousins and grand parents on both sides along with aunts and uncles joined to make his day special.

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Book Critique: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)

For review of all books in this series: Go here.

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation:  A fitting beginning to the prequel in the Shadowhunter Chronicles, again testing the characters in love, romance, friendship; paving way to find themselves in the process; fight demons, personal and out there; and finally strive to make a difference.

Clockwork Angel is the first book in The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare, first published in August of 2010. The story begins the long journey the three teenagers - Tessa, Will and Jem, go through in order to fight their demons, find their legacies and finally find a purpose to their lives.

I have read so far two series that Clare has written in The Shadowhunter Chronicles - The Mortal Instruments Series and it's spin-off The Dark Artifices. Although in the latter I am yet to read the last book. However I came across The Infernal Devices Series, which is set as a prequel to The Mortal Instruments, while I was reading The Dark Artifices books. 

Although each series can be read in itself, I always like to read from the beginning if they are connected. So I decided to switch to this series for now since this is set first per the timeline of the Shadowhunter Chronicles. If the reading order suggested on goodreads is followed, this book comes after City of Glass, the third book in The Mortal Instruments Series.

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