Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
Publication: 6th December 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. Mc Elderry Books
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
**Warning May Contain Spoilers From The First Book In The Series**
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.
As much as I loved the previous book in this series this one kicked it out of the park, when I got to the end of the book, I sat there in disbelief and even let loose a few tears.
We find out that when Will was twelve he had a curse put on him by a demon that anybody that he loved would die and so that's why he pushes everybody away, of course I love Will and to find out why he's the reason he is, is just so heartbreaking so he tries to find the demon that cursed him with the help of Magnus Bane.
Tessa finds herself growing closer to Jem now that Will has told her he doesn't want to be with her, while she also tries to find out who and what she is.
Charlotte is threatned with being replaced as the head of the institute by Benedict Lightwood if she can't find Mortmain (Magister) within two weeks.
The love triangle between Tessa, Will and Jem is just tragic you know that Will and Jem both love Tessa, meanwhile Tessa believing that there's no hope with Will finds herself falling in love with Jem, we all know this can't end well and while I definately prefer Will I just couldn't bear how upset Jem would be if Tessa did end up with Will.
We find out about another spy in the institute who is helping Tessa's brother Nate with information to pass along to the Magister who still wants Tessa for his own.
I'm in two minds about the ending while I did like it I also ended up in tears and not for a good reason, I just hope the next book works out the way I want it to.
I give this 5/5.