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Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 6n/a5.7139556
True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments 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.
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published on December 6, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN-10: 1416975888
ISBN-13: 9781416975885
6 Book Reviews
  • cecilyherondale
    cecilyherondaleMonday, July 13, 2020 at 10:52 am55 stars
    I loved this book and would recommend it a thousand times. The love triangle between Will Tessa and Jen is so relevant in this book you find out who Tessa will marry.
    • mejias123
      mejias123Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 4:39 am
      I think this will be a great book because most of the authors books are great. I think the plot of her books are always great. I also think that the way she stops at the end of the book (Cliff Hanger) is great it leaves you wanting for more of her books
      • clemsongirl123
        clemsongirl123Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:13 am55 stars
        I love this book
        • tima
          timaTuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm
          EPIC series is all my big sis tells me! I want to read it myself one day!
          • flitter
            flitterSunday, March 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm55 stars
            Clockwork Prince is a beautiful book. It contains heart-moving, tragic, exciting, and suspenseful elements. Cassandra Clare is a genius.
            • lovelife2
              lovelife2Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm55 stars
              Sequel to Clockwork Angel and I seriously recommend this book, now with more danger, more suspense, and more lives on the line.