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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, but 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.
Simon and Schuster
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"Cassandra just keeps hurting me! This book was just as amazing as the first one. I love everything about it, especially the characters development. Even Will started to make me smile and laugh more. During a certain time of reading, I did have to put down the book, grab a pillow and hug it to my chest. At this point I turned to my sister and said "I feel betrayed..." I literally stopped reading for a good 8 minutes. There were moments where I was like "Seriously, why can't everyone stop interrupting!!" I'm not prepared to read the last book, I've already felt way too many emotions during this one! Amazing read!!!"
"Ah good ol James Carstairs. This book was even better than the first (in my personal opinion). The drama is even better than anything one could possibly imagine. The setting is lovely and adds to the overall mood of the book. It satisfies all the possible requirements I have when looking for a book."