Rating 2/5Meh. The first half was really boring, but it picked up after that. The characters seemed rather lifeless caricatures, especially Jessamine and Henry. The protagonist, Tessa, was inconsistent -she had all these ideas about what was proper, and her inner thoughts seemed those of a timid, proper girl, but her dialogue was at odds with this. All the characters seemed to be stereotypes to which the author half-heartedly added a bit of mysterious past in order to give them more depth, without much success. The plot was rather murky. I really enjoyed The Mortal Instruments series, so I found this book to be quite disappointing. It feels like the author's heart wasn't really in it.
See my reviews of Clockwork Prince (#2) and Clockwork Princess (#3)