Release Date: December 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Buy the Book: Amazon
Synopsis: 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.
Cassandra has created this amazing world that has captivated me so thoroughly I feel that I'll truly hurt once it is closed definitely. I have to be honest and say that when I read Clockwork Angel I was slightly disappointed and didn't love it as I would have liked. This one though, WOW. I can sincerely say that this book was a roller coaster of emotions for me and excitement was right at the top. I loved everything about this book and was sad when I reached it's end and didn't have Clockwork Princess to continue.
Tessa's relationship with Jem grew and, even though in the first book I had hated Will and wanted precisely that to happen, I repent wanting such a thing. Will was such an arrogant jerk that I cast him off but in this book he certainly one me over in a matter of a few pages. I love Jem, but I love Will and I'm starting to hate Tessa and I'm not even sure why since I can't blame her choices because Will treated her awfully.
In conclusion, this book rocked!
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