In this second installment of The Infernal Devices series, the story picks up where Clockwork Angel ended. The infiltration of the Institute has left the Charlotte’s leadership in the hands of the Clave which would mean Tessa would be vulnerable to the Magister.
In order to save Charlotte’s position, Tessa and the Shadowhunters must work fast at finding the Magister before he succeeds in his plan to destroy all Shadowhunters.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book more than Clockwork Angel. The story was strong with it’s revelations to a lot of questions and curiosities from the first book which includes more character background.
I’ve heard/read that this had a heartbreaking ending and although I was certainly prepared for it, I didn’t realize it would actually be heartbreaking. I’m not sure how Cassandra Clare is going to remedy this in the third book, but I don’t see a happy outcome either way.
There’s not much else I can say about this- it’s everything I could ask for in a sequel! And since Clockwork Princess won’t be released until next September, I might fill the void by starting the Mortal Instruments series.
Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5