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Clockwork Prince
Contributor(s): Clare, Cassandra
ISBN: 1416975888     ISBN-13: 9781416975885
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: December 2011
Annotation: As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, 16-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork army, and in the process, she learns the secret of her own identity while investigating his past. Features a previously unseen letter from Will to his family.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Supernatural; Fiction.
Demonology; Fiction.
Orphans; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2011017869
Lexile Measure: 790
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Series: Infernal Devices
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 6.50" W x 1.75" (1.50 lbs) 502 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 148254
Reading Level: 5.7   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 22.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q55184
Reading Level: 6.2   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 31.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
As she strives to learn the secrets of the villainous Magister and unravel the mystery of her past, sixteen-year-old shapechanger Tessa finds herself caught between two Shadowhunters who love her: sweet, fragile Jem and caustic yet powerfully attractive Will. Dropping references to popular Victorian fiction left and right, Clare's steampunk adventure draws readers in with engrossing romantic drama.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 January)

Gr 7 Up—This volume picks up where Clockwork Angel (S & S, 2010) ended. Set in Victorian London and featuring powerful demon-fighting Shadowhunters defending human "mundanes" from a vampire, demons, and a new madman building a clockwork army, this novel offers mystery, adventure, and, most importantly, a delicious love triangle. Tessa Gray remains at the London Institute with the Shadowhunters who previously rescued her from the sinister Mortmain as she tries to discover the source of her unique power to transform into another person. Try as she might to guard herself against gorgeous but deliberately cruel Will, she finds that he makes her heart race. She is also drawn to his blood brother, slowly dying but beautiful and kind Jem, although it takes time for her to realize that their friendship has become something more. As events race to a cliff-hanger ending, secrets are revealed that explain Will's cruelty and leave Tessa with an agonizing choice between the two friends. Despite the merest veneer of Victorian setting and disregard of period conventions, this is a necessary purchase for any library where the first book is popular; it will not disappoint fans and it will definitely leave them eager for the conclusion of the trilogy.—Caroline Tesauro, Radford Public Library, VA

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