Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

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Title:  Clockwork Prince
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Published:  December 6, 2011
Series:  The Infernal Devices #2
Genre:  Fantasy
Format:  Kindle
Source:  Purchased

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them. Continue reading

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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Title:  Clockwork Angel
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Published:  August 31, 2010
Series:  The Infernal Devices (#1)
Genre:  Fantasy, Steampunk
Format:  Kindle
Source:  Purchased

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Continue reading

Fire by Kristin Cashore

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Fire cover artTitle:  Fire
Author:  Kristin Cashore
Published:  October 5, 2009
Series:  Graceling Realm #2
Genre:  High Fantasy
Format:  Kindle
Source:  Purchased

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the highly praised Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in both books. You don’t need to have read Graceling to loveFire. But if you haven’t, you’ll be dying to read it next. Continue reading

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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Graceling cover artTitle:  Graceling
Author:  Kristin Cashore
Published:  October 1, 2008
Series:  Graceling Realm #1
Genre:  High Fantasy
Format:  Kindle
Source:  Purchased

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight – she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. Continue reading