Monday, May 20, 2013

re·view : Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

The infernal Devices Trilogy
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare 
4 Stars.


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.


Review for Clockwork Angel HERE.

I didn't know if I should write this one, but still felt weird to post the review for Clockwork princess without posting something here.

If you liked Clockwork Angel, you will fly though this book and RUN to #3, that is what I did.
The pacing is decent, I'll have to admit that it takes awhile to pick up, but when it does, I could not stop reading it.

There is not too much happening in the Shadowhunter world, some developments, but nothing too extensive. I would say it was mostly preparation for whatever is going to happen in book 3.

Where this book shines, at least in my opinion, is on character development. Clare makes us go in a emotional roller-coaster with the characters.

I don't want to go too much in to it in case I spoil something. But no worries, I'm going all out with the next one.

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