Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

January 10, 2012 Review 3 ★★★★★

Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareRelease Date: December 6, 2011
Title: Clockwork Prince
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 528
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Owned
From the Publisher: 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.
5 Stars

Oh my.

I have just finished this book and my heart is still in my throat. I found myself having physical and audible reactions to things contained within these pages!

Oh Will. My dear sweet Will. Why didn’t you tell anyone what had happened to you? So much heartache and pain could have been avoided. But knowing what you’ve been through made me love you even more.

And Tessa, are you absolutely blind to what happens around you? I love you, but I want to strangle you. In the end, I think you are too kind for your own good. But would I make the same choices you did? More than likely.

Jem, I don’t understand how you can simultaneously hope for a future and hope for death. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your thoughts in the next installment. Perhaps then I will find more fondness than I have for you now – because now, I think you are selfishly blind despite your overwhelming kindness.

And the rest… I am thrilled with how most things came to pass in this book. Some stories have an ending, others now have a middle, and still others are just beginning. Exactly how the sophomore book in a trilogy should be.

If you loved Clockwork Angel, you will adore this one. It’s definitely better than the last.

Cassie Clare? Can I live in your imagination please? Please and thank you.

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