Following fellow book bloggers and seeing a lot of ARCs floating around, it’s sometimes hard to remember what’s already released or not! Hence why I don’t participate in Waiting on Wednesday (meme hosted by Breaking the Spine) every week… only when a book stands out specifically in my mind as 1) that I’m actually waiting on, and 2) that I know it has yet to be released!
This week, I am featuring Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare because I (amazingly) won one of the ARCs that was being given away on Goodreads! So excited because I often enter for books I want and, the odds aren’t in my favour as there tends to be thousands who enter.. Now, I just have to read Clockwork Angel first! 😉 (I’ve only read the first of the Mortal Instruments, and thought I had to finish those before getting to this series..) – and what amazingly fast timing.. I just received the prize from Simon & Schuster yesterday! Sweet!
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
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 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.
Clockwork Prince is available on December 6, 2011.