Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (December 6, 2011)
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Visit the site: cassie-clare.com
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.I really enjoyed Cassandra Clare's second installment of The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince. I knew I would, I have read five of her books so far; The Mortal Instruments and the first book of The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel. I have loved every single one of them. Cassandra Clare leaves you wanting more and more with each book. The storyline and characters never get old and boring. The same goes for Clockwork Prince, the entire time I was reading this book, I did not want to put it down.
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.
I especially perked up anywhere Will was involved. Yes he can be cranky, sarcastic and even arrogant, however, he is my favorite character. He wasn't in Clockwork Angel, I was so Team Jem. I even said in my Clockwork Angel post, that I wanted to love Will so badly. Will grew on me so much in this book, and I know what you are thinking... he is a jerk...well, I guess I am attracted to bad boys, what can you say? Let me just say (without any spoilers), that Will goes through a tremendous journey, self discovery, if you will. I cannot say what happens, but I will tell you that it makes for one exciting read, and it will bring tears to your eyes.
Tessa, Jem, Charlotte, Henry, Sophie, Gideon, Magnus and even Jessamine were also in the story. I am not going to go through each character like I did for Will. I will say that each character grew and grew and I fell in love with each one more in a different way. Tessa was amazing, even though she drove me a little crazy with her indecisiveness, but other than that... she was wonderful, fearless and a little too forward with the boys :) Don't get me wrong, it made for one great book Tessa, don't worry, I still love ya girl!
I had a lot of expectation for Clockwork Prince and it/Cassandra Clare did not let me down. If anything she has brought the bar so freaking high, that I doubt anyone could reach it! She was born to write this series and The Mortal Instruments. Very few people can actually say that about themselves; That they know they are doing what they were born to do. I have the highest praise for Cassie Clare and her writing. Clockwork Prince was sensational at its best; it was funny, romantic and most of all entertaining. You would be a fool not to start reading Clare's books! Just sayin :)
Don't forget to take a look at my Clockwork Angel post!
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