Saturday, February 25, 2012

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices 2) by Cassandra Clare

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

Reviewer: TigerLily
There is nothing negative I can say about this book, it is absolutely in every way possible amazing! It is easily one of my all time favorite books; if not favorite, I just have a hard time saying the middle book in a trilogy is my favorite, when it can't be a stand alone novel. This novel had everything you could ask for in a book. It had a great plot that had drama, action, and suspense. It had heaps of love (and not just romantic love but love between brothers, friends, and family), and wow the love triangle. Oh man was that done so beautifully you could feel the love that each had for each other and it just pulls your heart strings knowing that someone might end up heart broken.

In Clockwork Angel, I liked both Jem and Will and wouldn't have cared who Tessa ended up with, but after Clockwork Prince I am now 110% team Will. Don't get me wrong, I still love Jem and think any girl would be lucky to have him, but my goodness Will's love for Tessa is just something people dream about but never find. There were two scenes that had me just melting into a puddle for that poor boy, the scene when he tells Magnus Bane about his curse and his sister's death and he slips and says he loves Tessa. And the scene where he believes he can finally be with Tessa and he tells her about his love only to find out that she has picked Jem. Also, the love scenes are beyond steamy it's like reading an erotic novel just without any clothing being removed or any sex involved. You can feel the emotions in this book like they are your own and you can't help but loving all the characters and even feeling sorry for some of the villains. Tessa's brother death scene is a great example of this.
I can't wait for Clockwork Princess and I'm very sad to know that it will be the last of the series, I just hope she changes her mind, like with Mortal Instruments and adds another trilogy to it.

I'm giving this novel 5 stars. I wish I could give it 5.5, because that's how amazing it is!

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books


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