This review is from: The Infernal Devices 2: Clockwork Prince (Paperback)
Clockwork Prince focuses a lot more on the characters than the previous book in the series. While reading Clockwork Angel I felt that the characters were quite bland and I didn't really care about what happened to them as much as I thought I should. However, this all changes in Clockwork Prince as the characters gain a lot more depth throughout, and by the end I really did feel that the characters were well developed and began to feel sad when something went wrong, happy when something went right etc.
The storyline continues regarding Mortmain and the Automations throughout the book, however there were very few action scenes as the plot focused on Mortmain's past and motivations and the relationships between the characters. The book was still gripping though, and when the action parts did occur they were very well done, and the plot still continued well.
Due to the character development and the excellent progression in the storyline (even if it was focused on previous events for a fair bit of the book), I enjoyed this book even more than I enjoyed the first in the series and I would highly recommend that you read it if you enjoyed Clockwork Angel. If you didn't enjoy the first book because of the characters - give this one a try as they definitely gain a lot more depth and like (or dislike) ability.