Pop quiz hot shot...
Which is worse: reading the entire book knowing how bad it is or reading the entire book and knowing you will read the next one too?
Ms. Clare has all of the subtlety of a crash of rhinos. If she put one more hint/link to her Infernal Devices series in the writing, I was ready to drop kick the book across the room.
Hint: It's not clever, it's annoying.
That being said, I must admit I will read Clockwork Princess too.