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Clare, Cassandra.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010
ISBN 1416975861
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A chill is not all that awaits sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray in the damp fog of Victorian England as she arrives from New York City to look for her brother. Terrifying creatures lurk in the darkness of London's Downworld. Tessa is kidnapped and tormented by the sinister Dark Sisters until she unlocks her power to transform into other people. This ability, previously unknown to Tessa, makes her a coveted prize for their leader, the Magister. But, London and all its inhabitants do not go unprotected. Shadowhunters, including beautiful but angry Will and kind-hearted but doomed Jem, are duty bound to keep order. When Tessa's path crosses with the Shadowhunters she is saved, at least for the moment, and is allowed refuge at the Institute. There she struggles to figure out what she is, where her brother has gone and, perhaps most unsettling, why she is irresistibly drawn to both Will and Jem. These questions lead her down a dangerous path where the fate of the world and her heart are at stake.    (booktalk by Kirsten Gunn Highline High School Library for Evergreen Young Adult Book Award)

SUBJECTS:     Supernatural -- Fiction.
                        Demonology -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Secret societies -- Fiction.
                        London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
                        Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.

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