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Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
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Apr 11, 12

bookshelves: adventure, fantasy, historical, horror, romance, young-adult
Read in April, 2012

The continuation of the saga of Victorian London's Nephilim (half-angel) Shadowhunters, and the shapeshifter Tessa. The Shadowhunters are still trying to figure out just who the evil Magister, who is making clockwork automatons with the goal of wiping out the Nephilim, really is. They know his name, so they set about finding out more of his background. In the meantime, Will is searching for the demon who cursed him, so he can finally eradicate the curse and live a normal life. Jem is still beautifully dying, and Tessa, viciously pushed away by Will, is ever more drawn to him. Also, a Shadowhunter named Benedict Lightfoot is trying to get the Institute where Will, Tessa, and Jem live away from its leader, Charlotte, and it's up to the gang to stop him. They just need to find the spy in their midst, first.

It's easy to see why teens love this series. It is meldodrama and tragedy and demons and teenage boys beautiful as angels--how could you go wrong? While I was over the meticulously choreographed tragic love triangle, I did appreciate the rest of Clare's plotting; I was never sure where things were going, and that's a good thing. Fans of steampunk, demon hunting, and tragic romance will love this one.

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