Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
I give this book: 5/5 stars! ♥ Summary: 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. My thoughts: I adored this book! I thought it was even better than the previous one, Clockwork Angel. It had all the things I love in a good book: An amazing heroine, three-way love drama, paranormal elements, action and unexpected turns! A lot of times I felt like crying, mostly for all the heartbreaking Will things! Will… I think I love Will even more now. In this book we found out about his past and what makes him act the way he does. In the meanwhile Tessa and Jem get closer and even have their own version of a dirty sexy scene, which in my opinion was way more dirty than the one Tessa and Will had in the balcony. Oh well… There were a lot of unexpected turns like Cecily showing up, two times. Jessamine betraying them all, wasn’t really unexpected, because I saw that coming. Nate dying I didn’t see coming however. It was so sad how he died in Tessa’s arms and apparentl there are a lot of things we still don’t know. One of the shocking things was Jem proposing to Tessa! At the one hand I saw something like that coming, but me being team Will just didn’t want it that way. I yelled at the book when Tessa said yes to him. When Tessa told Will, that was one of the most heartbreaking things ever. Will finally could be with her, but they both don’t want to break Jem’s heart. I still think somehow his heart is going to be broken, though. One of my most favorite couples in the book now is Sophie and Gideon Lightwood. They are absolutely adorable together. Also my love for Charlotte and Henry is gone up a little, with the cute scene they have and I just went ‘awww’ when Charlotte announced they were going to have a baby boy! In general the book was just amazing and the cliffhanger at the end makes me want to have the next book NOW!
Just a little side-note: Magnus kissing Will to spite Camille was just awesome! Too bad Will doesn’t remember it really… ;D Also the quotes below every chapter were amazing!