*Please bear in mind that the following review is of the second book in a series so may contain some spoilers*
Cassandra Clare is
Following on from the devastating events of the previous novel Tessa and the Shadowhunters must fight to keep Charlotte as head of the Institute before the Lightwood family try to force her out. With only two weeks to find a lead on the whereabouts of The Magistrate the group is thrown into disarray as betrayals and romantic entanglements threaten to destroy the Institute.
As with the previous instalment Clockwork Prince is often gripping as we follow Tessa and co trying to find the Magistrate while Tessa is also attempting to work out her feelings for Shadowhunters (and best friends) Will and Jem. It’s a real
I enjoyed more depth being given to the supporting characters such as married
Clare is very good at expressing emotion with her characters and putting us in their shoes. However towards the end I was getting a bit sick of the whole Will/Tessa/Jem love triangle. Will’s mysterious backstory ends up
While not quite as captivating as the first book it’s still an enjoyable read and I’m still excited to finish the trilogy. And at least it provides me with a good Shadowhunter fix before the TV series arrives.