Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: "Clockwork Prince" by Cassandra Clare

From Goodreads:  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.

My Thoughts:  Okay, Clockwork Prince cemented my opinon that the Infernal Devices series is WAY better than the Mortal Instruments series.  I pretty much read this book in a day because I could not put it down!  I don't know why I am so drawn to this series as the story is very similar to that of the Mortal Instruments but I think I just really love the characters.  Not only are the main characters fantastic but the other characters really shine too.  I loved finally getting to see Henry come out as more than just a crazy inventor and Sophie really rose up as an interesting character as well.  It was also nice to be able to se a softer side of Will and to finally find out what happened to his family. 

This book only shed just a little more light on what Tessa is and where she comes from so I am really anxious for the next book.  I can't believe I have to wait until 2013!  The love triangle between Jem, Will and Tessa continues in this book but it is not overpowering to the rest of the story, just extremely sad.  If Tessa would have just been able to make up her mind, some of the romantic issues wouldn't have happened..  She just makes out with both guys and becomes more confused than before.  I am curious to see what will happen to the three of them in the next book and am hoping the love triangle doesn't have a super sad ending.  It's going to be a long wait for the next book, I am excited to see where the story will go.  4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. This one is probably my favorite out of all of Clare's books, at least so far. I think the thing about it is that the love triangle just works. I think so often you read triangle where you can really only picture her with one of the guys. But here you really want Tessa to be happy with both of them.


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