The Infernal Devices #2
Author: Cassandra Clare
Reading Level: YA
Published: December 6th 2011
Summary: 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.
Meeting Cassandra Clare at one of her book signings a couple of years back was great experience. She presented an extremely informative question and answer session, offering much insight from where story inspiration originated from, to who her favorite characters of the series are. It was her question and answer session that won my mother over, as now she is ready to start reading the series. So glad that I have them all, so now she can jump right in and see what great writing she has been missing.
Cassandra Clare is an international well known author who has brought entertainment to millions of people. Her Shadowhunter World is so exotic and unique that it captivates readers, leaving them breathless. Time and time again she writes novels that proves she is a tier one author. Her latest book The Clockwork Prince lives up to all of its hype. With her usual style, Clare writes another great novel filled with mystery, action and plenty of emotion. The same characters in the first book are back and ready for more perilous adventures.
Tessa is back and still felling the effect of her brother’s betrayal. With her love for Will crushed and her feelings for Jem blooming, nothing can get more difficult for Tessa. Wrong. Tessa and the enclave are given the seemingly impossible task of finding the Magistrate. In the novel many things are revealed to us. Will’s past among other things are discovered. This book is a magnificent sequel. It does well taking of from the first book and also leaves the reader wanting the next. Once you have read The Clockwork Prince, you will quickly put it on your reread list, as it is surely a book you will want to read again.