Title: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
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 find 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.
The Clockwork Prince is the second book in the Infernal Devices series, the story is set in the Victorian era, London. This book picks up where the first book Clockwork Angel left off.
The search of the magister where about continue in this book and Tessa still help the Shadowhunter by using her power to change shape; she also still try her best to find out what she is precisely; and why the Magister created her or what he want with her power.
Tessa believe that if she knew what she is then they will know how to stop the Magister and to find the key for all the mysteries around him. After what William did to her in the roof in the last book Tessa start to avoid him while growing closer Jemas. She considers Jemas to be her friend but he want more than friendship. I have to say that since the first book, I am in Jemas team I really wanted her to chose Jemas over William I really liked his personality and values but the more I discover about Will’s past the more I see how noble he is and now I don’t know if she should be with Will or Jem.
Overall, this book is better than the first one. In short, clockwork Prince is an exciting sequel and the story developments make for a truly addictive read. I loved it and I am looking forward to the Third book and I have to say I don’t want to wait till December 2012 to read the Clockwork Princess it’s a year from now but I don’t have any choice but to wait :(