Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
Genres: Fantasy, Steampunk, Romance
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Released: December 6, 2011
Summary: courtesy of goodreads.com 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. 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.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.
For Fans Of: Born At Midnight, Paranormalcy, The Mortal Instruments.My Review: I'm so glad I decided to read The Mortal Instruments first before this 'prequel'. Yes it does take place before The City of Bones but it doesn't quite explain the world of the Shadowhunters as well. So it would be in the best interest to read the Mortal Instruments first before The Infernal Devices. I loved the other series but this one I'm totally smitten with! It was fantastic! I re-read it after I finished it, just because it was that good! It's got the right amount of action, mystery and of course the love triangle. (totally team Jem). I have nothing bad to say about it, well except the love triangle is so darn frustrating-in a good way. Tessa is such a doll and I'd give anything to have two super attractive guys fighting over me. The only thing I'd advise is to read The Mortal Instruments first so you know what is going on with the history of the Shadowhunters. And I'm anxiously waiting for the next installment. From then til now, I will for sure be revisiting this book! Love, love, loved it! (girly shriek).