Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Review: Clockwork Prince

 “We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.” 
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: McElderry Books
Book: 2 of 3
Pages: 498

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.

"Beautiful, breathtaking, and heart-clenching. The Infernal Devices has become one of my favorite series and has, I dare say, surpassed The Mortal Instruments series. For all those YA lovers out there, Cassandra Clare has given us an aphrodisiac for the soul. This book is absolutely worth of your time. Go pick it up!" -Tatiana Vila

My Thoughs:
Cassandra Clare, you have gone and done it again. My heart is officially torn into pieces and I'm unsure that it will ever be fixed, but in a good way. Of all the things to say I cannot tell you how much you've brought the characters to life. Their stories, adventures and past pull us into the heart of Clockwork Prince as though we've been a part of it all along. But I know for a fact that was you're plan this whole time..

Just like J.K. Rowling with her extraordinary writing to pulling us into the world of Hogwarts, you have pulled us into the world of Shadowhunters. With each chapter that we read, it was taking us a step deeper into the adventure, chaos and love triangle. There was so many things that we got the chance to fully grasp. Like, the meaning and what it took of being a Shadowhunter, what really lies behind hidden doors that people try to shield, having the raw honest truth ripped out of you or thrown in you're face, the darkest horrors of people's past that they can never run away from, ect. For all this series has to tell I can go on forever, but I would probably spill to many secrets and I wouldn't want to ruin that for anyone now would I? Which I'm not going to, so you don't have to worry.

In the end, this series is truly the most magnificent master piece I have gotten to read from The Infernal Devices and I can't wait for more to come.

On another note:
I would like to point out that this series, along with The Mortal Instruments, is mistaken as being another "Twilight". These series do have similar plots with the love triangles having one guy be the "mysterious bad boy" and the other guy being "the perfect good boy", but if you've notice things are quite different then what they seem to be. I can a sure you that these series ARE NOT like anything you've read from "Twilight" and that they give you much more then you're hopeless love triangle. Because that's all that goes on in The Twilight Sage, non-stop fighting over who's going to get the girl or who she will pick. So please, just give these series a chance and see the adventures that are waiting for you inside. I promise you it will be worth you're time. And if that doesn't get you going, then you can message me anytime for more info as to why you should read it and I'll tell you(:

Cover rating: A++ 


  1. Totally agree on this. My heart is torn between Will and Jem. And I have no idea why people would compare it to Twilight. Great review! Oh, and FOREVER WILL =D

  2. YES! FOREVER WILL! :D I love Jem tons, don't get me wrong, but I have it out for the bad boys. And thank you, I try to put as much effort into my post as possible.

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