Book: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: December 6, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Summary: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 Review: So this is my second attempt to read this book and I’m honestly so glad that I chose to do so. I think it was because I was in a huge reading slump and I had to literally force myself to finish this thing. You would think I would have learned by now not to force myself through books..
The first time I read this, as well as Clockwork Angel, I couldn’t understand for the life of me as to why people loved Will Herondale. He was a straight up selfish ass hole who thought he was much more clever and much funnier than he really was.
Well. After rereading this thing, I fully understand.. And I love him.
As always, Clare’s writing was perfection. Something about her writing makes it so easy to just fly through a book. It still takes me a while to finish them because her books are always super long, especially this series, but considering the length I finished it pretty quickly.
I was afraid this book was going to do the normal ‘second book thing’ and fall short of the first one and just act as a filler. No, no. It didn’t do that at all. I’ve noticed with her books, they just get better and better. It reminds me of The Throne of Glass series; each book just out does the previous one. It’s beautiful.
End game: I got so many feels and she basically ripped my heart out. Yeah. So everyone should read it, obviously.
Rating: 5 pumpkin cats