Thursday, December 13, 2012

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Sequel to Clockwork Angel
Protagonist Age:
16 and 17
Moderate (the most common is Lord’s name in vain)
Moderate (Intimate kissing scenes-no nudity or petting)
Moderate (most fighting is done between human and non-human i.e. demons or mechanical robots)
Controlled Substance:
Mild (mentioning of faerie drugs) One main character must take a demon drug in order to live
Special Issues:
There is some eluding to a male warlock having a relationship with a male vampire (no describing it).
AR Level/Points:
BL 5.7/ 22 pts
Suggested Age:
Comments on Specific Events:
Synopsis from Goodreads

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.

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