Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Clockwork Prince 
(Infernal Devices #2) 
by Cassandra Clare 

Published December 6th 2011
502 Pages

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.

The hunt for the Magister continues. Although he never shows up in this book. Tessa still tries to help in the hunt for him by using her power to Change. She feels guilty over her brother, who is still incredibly evil and using someone close to her to spy on them. This book is as full of danger and excitement as the first. Tessa is trying to stay away from brooding Will and she continues to grow closer to Jem.

Jem is perfection. In Tessa's words he is so good and kind and beautiful. I could talk about him forever. I so hope for once the good guy wins because if anyone deserves it, Jem does. He is the greatest friend to everyone and I so hope Tessa really continues to see what a perfect match he is for her. Every line he said had my stomach in butterflies and me swooning all over the place. I literally wore out pages 201-207. Greatest. Scene. Ever.

We finally learn Will's big secret. Although it wasn't that big of a reveal for me. I was honestly hoping for something a little more dramatic. I felt a little bad for Will but then again I didn't. He had FIVE YEARS to look into it. Yes he was young when it first happened but he could of talked to Jem about it or looked into it himself. I was highly disappointed with this plot line.

I enjoyed Sophie getting more of a story and a love interest. I also loved getting to know Charlotte and Henry more and seeing them support each other. Gideon and Gabriel were interesting and I loved the bickering between them and the other characters. While I am looking forward to Clockwork Princess, I fear heartbreak. So I will continue to ride this perfect high of happiness while I can. This book left me full of joy and swooning.

“That sounds almost practiced, James Carstairs. How many girls have you made swoon with that observation?" "There is only one girl I care to make swoon," he said. "The question is, does she?"
She smiled at him. "She does.”

“When two souls are as one, they stay together on the Wheel. I was born into this world to love you, and I will love you in the next life, and the one after that."

“She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either--a purely human one.”

Rating: 5/5 Jem Carstairs! Just because I want to look at him more

27 comments:

  1. Yay 5/5! I'm so excited for this book, I need more Will and Jem and Tessa! And that quote about swooning? *dies* I love Cassandra Clare's characters so much:)

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  2. @Jenny I loved this book. Jem had me swooning the whole time. His quotes are amazing in this one. I hope you read it soon! Cassandra Clare is amazing.

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  3. I feel so guilty having not read any of Cassie's books! And it seems that her books are as good as everyone's been saying they are--I mean 5/5 stars for this one too? That's saying a lot!
    GAH! I have to read her series ASAP. Great review! :D

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  4. I loved Clockwork Angel and I'm really looking forward to finally getting my hands on this one. Great review! <3

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  5. Great review! Shame...I love Will! Mwahahaha, I can't wait until Clockwork Princess!!!! :D

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  6. "There is only one girl I care to make swoon," he said. "The question is, does she?"
    AWW!! Love it! Thank you for the review!

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  7. Great review! I've heard such good things about Clockwork Prince, I can't wait to read it for myself! I've heard Jem ups his game in this one lol I like the pictures :)

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  8. Great review! I am dying to read this! Team Jem all the way :D

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  9. I really can't wait to read this book. The more I hear about it the more I want to read it. Thank you for the review.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  10. You know the worst part in all this is I HAVE every book in the series except this one and I haven't gotten to read ANY of them. I'm really not happy about that especially after reading this review. I was pouting so hard at my laptop that the husband looked over and told me he'd get me a candy bar if I'd just stop. I'll have to convince my mom to finish sending me my library because I want to steamroll through these books even more now.

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  11. ive had this on my wishlist for abit now i loved the first one and ur review was awesoem i deff am going to have to pick it up too ty for the great review!

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  12. I wasn't going to read it, but I am glad I got around to it. It was way better than the first book in the series.
    I fell in love with Will, and even more with Magnus Bane.

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  13. Thanks for visiting and enjoying my review! Hope you all get the book soon! And Team Jem! LOL But Will is cool too...just not as cool as Jem!

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  14. great review!! i can't wait to read this. i just recently read Clockwork Angel and loved it! i totally love Jem! I also love Jem and Will's banter.. umm hilarious! I can't wait to find out what happens in this book eeeep!

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    1. Jem & Will are really cute and funny together. They have a great bromance. I worry what Tessa will do to their relationship but at the same time don't care that much because I really want Tessa with Jem. Jem is sooooooo amazing in this book! Enjoy pages 201-207! *swoons*

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  15. I just finished reading this not so long ago and all I have to say is OMG!!!! I can't wait till the next book! I absolutely love this series!

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    1. I am so excited and nervous about the next book! I have no clue what will happen but I hope Jem doesn't die!

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  16. Oh, my, I swear I'd do nearly anything to read Clockwork Princess NOW!

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    1. I will sell a kidney to read it now!! I so hope Tessa ends up with JEM!!!

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  17. I really need to get my hands on this book. I LOVED (which is still too mere a word for how I feel about that book) Clockwork Angel and am DYING to get my hands on this one. Great review! Interesting little hints though...looking forward to finding out about them in the book! :D

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  18. I love this book. It was awesome!!

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    1. So awesome! Completely knocked Mortal Instruments out of the water. Plus Jem is swoon!

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  19. Couldn't agree more! :)
    This series is one of the best I've ever read! :)
    Great review! :)

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    1. This series has really become one of my favorites ever as well. I love Jem! And I usually don't like historical book but I really love the storyline for this series. I can't wait to find out what Tessa really is. Thanks for visiting!

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  20. I really have to start this series< I keep on reading this great reviews but I still have not read one of the Clockwork books! Bad me.
    Thanks for the great review!

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    1. Oh yes you must read them! They are really different and interesting. I'm not into historical fiction but I love these. And Jem is the greatest character ever! Hope you enjoy them and thanks for visiting!

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