Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Review: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
Title: Clockwork Prince

Series: The Infernal Devices #2

Previous book in this series: Clockwork Angel

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication date: December 2011

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry

Source: Own Hardcover

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Synopsis:

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, but 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 rating: ★★★★★

Tessa’s brother, Nate, had once promised her everything in London—a new beginning, a wonderful place to live, a city of soaring buildings and gorgeous parks. What Tessa had found instead was horror and betrayal, and danger beyond anything she could have imagined.

The Shadowhunters of London are still out looking for Mortmain and stop him from achieving his plan with the Internal Devices. However, what they have found is even more betrayal.


I love this series, but the love triangle just hurts my soul so much! You all know how much I despise love triangles, they are messy, and the one in this one..

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I just love Jem and Will both for different reasons and... love triangles suck, okay? And what hurts even more is the brotherly love Will and Jem have towards each other. They have these deep, emotional conversations that just make me want to cry, but those conversations show how much love they have for one another. And the thing is, they never really fight over Tessa. Neither one of them would do that. I particularly love how sweet Will is towards Jem because it shows he’s not all bad. Speaking of which, we learn why he’s been such a jerk all these years and keeping everyone who try to care for him at arm’s length... except Jem, that is. It’s all incredibly sad and I felt so awful for him! My poor Will!

You're too precious for this world! - 2x15 Tall Tales I'm here for you. You brave little soldier. I acknowledge your pain. You're too precious for this world! - 2x15 Tall Tales

And as Wills draws farther away from Tessa because of reasons, she and Jem start to grow closer. Jem is the sweetest thing ever and I adore him to pieces! He and Tessa share some intimate moments that just melt your heart!

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I really do love him, but as much as I do, I actually feel like Tessa belongs with Will. There’s something big that goes down in the book the surprised the hell out of me, and while I wasn’t into it, I’m happy that Jem is happy.

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As for Tessa, I really like her and totally feel for her and what she’s going through. Being plunged into this whole other world and realizing you’re not even human is not easy for her to grasp. We still don't know exactly what Tessa is. In the last book it was though she might be a warlock, but she doesn’t have a mark, so that’s unlikely. In this book we do get some little hints toward what she could possibly be, but nothing confirmed yet.

As for the other characters, I have totally fallen in love with them too! Magnus, of course, is a favorite across all of the series! He is so funny, caring, and just so much fun to be around! Magnus’s friend Scott Woosley is another character I enjoyed getting to know—he is so funny! And Charlotte and Henry have this super cute moment that shows how much they care for one another, and it was just really sweet! The Lightwoods is another story, which is totally shocking because I love the Lightwoods, Alec and Izzy, from TMI. But in this series I can see why Will is not a fan of the Lightwoods. Gideon and Gabriel are just...

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I can see why Gabriel is the way be is. But I like that Gideon is changing and seeing things for what they really are, not seeing them for how his dad is telling him how to see them. Speaking of... Gideon and Sophie... yes please! There is definitely some chemistry there and I am just so happy for Sophie! I really hope something comes out of this chemistry.

As for Jessie, she’s a real piece of work. I liked her and enjoyed the bickering between her and everyone else at the institute—I thought it was quite funny, but I also really feel for her because she grew up in the Shadowhunter world without say about her future in it. So I get why she’s so bitter about it, I really do. But she does something so idiotic and selfish—I just couldn’t believe it!

And speaking of idiotic, Nate is back and crazier than ever! He is seriously more insane than I thought he was! It wasn’t enough to betray his sister, but then he goes and does something even worse! The worst part is, I can understand why he does some of these things and why he is so mad. But it does not excuse his actions.

We also learn a bit more about Will’s family and we find out which of the character’s in this series is an ancestor to Clary from TMI!

Clockwork Prince was an amazing, heartbreaking sequel filled with equally amazing characters! Of course, after reading TMI, why am I even surprised that I loved this, lol. How much do I love this book?

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So much! I am very excited to see how things wrap up for all of these beloved characters.


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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