Before I get into my review I need to whine about a weird glitch in NYPL's hold request system. I had a copy of Clockwork Prince checked out from Seward Park, which has a great teen section, btw, and sadly it came due before I was finished. The library system holds 67 copies of the book and is currently listing 27 available, which is probably similar to the number that were available when I attempted to renew the copy I had checked out. I say "attempted" to renew, because the system wouldn't let me. Since there were two or so holds on the book at the time, I was unable to renew the copy I had in hand, even though there were at least twenty copies on shelves in NYPL's circulating collection, including another copy at Seward Park. In order to continue reading the book, I returned the copy I couldn't renew to Seward Park and picked up their other copy, which was right on the shelf where it was supposed to be. Wtf, NYPL?
About the book, the second in Clare's Infernal Devices series, which prequels her Mortal Instruments sage, it's meh. A girl with special talents is caught between two boys--one loving but dying, the other devastatingly handsome, but a bit of a hateful bitch. Taking place in the 19th century, the period details are kind of neat. Even thought I wasn't that into it, Clockwork Prince ends with an appealing enough cliffhanger, that I might read the next one, Clockwork Princess, which isn't out yet.