Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting for.

Clockwork Prince
(The Infernal Devices # 2)
By: Cassandra Clare
Pub. Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 497 
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 has been my most anticipated book this year. I was devastated when the publishers pushed back the release date from August to December. I would do anything for a copy of this book early. I even pleaded with other bloggers on twitter asking to borrow the book for a week, but to no prevail.  December 6th, can not come soon enough!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Leave your link in the comments so I can check it out!


  1. Ohhh yes I am SO EXCITED for this one :) Great pick!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  2. OH great pick! I just bought Clockwork Angel last week! :D

    Xpresso Reads


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