The Clockwork Princess
By Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013. 570 pgs. Young Adult
There is great unrest at the Shadowhunters London Institute. Jem has
run out of his medicine and is dying. Will is hiding his true love for
Tessa, who happens to be engaged to Jem. Charlotte, who is head of the
Institute, is fighting the Shadowhunters hierarchy to maintain control.
All the while, Mortmain is determined to destroy the Shadowhunters with
his ruthless army of automatons and kidnap Tessa to use her
shapeshifting talent for his gain.
It could have been I was just in the right mood for this
type of book and it could also have something to do with Daniel Sharman’s
narration that sweeps you into the story, but this has been one of my favorite
books this year. It has action, humor, and romance— pretty much everything I hope for
in a book. Clare’s Infernal Devices
trilogy is far superior to her Mortal Instruments series. I just wish this was
the series picked up for film rights instead of the other.