Review of Clockwork Prince: Cassandra Clare

I’ve got to say, I love me some Cassandra Clare. I was hooked on the Immortal Instrument Series and love this series as well. It’s a Steampunk genre yet set in the same world, just a few hundred years earlier. This is the second book in a series, coming after Clockwork Angel.
This is a “Angel” book, or sort of. Has anyone else noticed the over saturation of Angel/Demon Paranormal romances out there? I’m not a huge fan and it’s getting old. HOWEVER, Clare and her Immortal Instrument series predated the craze and may have even started the craze in my opinion. Ok, I’m off track. Anyways, it’s a great second book in the series. Obviously you need to read the first one to make any sense of it. The lead girl is a little “angsty” if you know what I mean, kind of annoying at times. So I give this 4 stars and recommend it.

Amazon Description:

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1ST edition (December 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416975888

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