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?
Jul 23 2012