Clockwork prince corrected the quibble I had with the first book (that nothing much happened.). In this book we finally get real plot, and considerably less exposition. I continue to love all the characters. They seem real, with motivations that are consistent with their back stories. And speaking of back stories, will finally gets one. And his story managed to make me forgive his poor behavior.
I loved the relationship between Jem and Will. Yes, there is a love triangle, but what kept me from hating it was their friendship. I don't want to pick sides because I love both characters.
The Victorian setting feels true. This novel is less filled with steam punk than the last, and so it avoids becoming cliched. Highly recommended - I can't wait for the next book to come out!