Title: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Walker Books
Release Date: December 6th 2011
Read it in: 4 days
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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.
So I just have to point out first of all that I’m really shocked by a lot of the events in this novel. I’m really happy with it however! So many things happened in this novel that meant I was never bored whilst reading it, but never confused either! Clare’s writing is easy to read and she has a clever way of making sure her readers get lost in her world without getting lost in the action!
I don’t know where to begin really, so I think I’ve got to make a short review because otherwise I know i’m going to spoil this book for you! Which would be unfair, because it’s amazing.
Decision has been made, lets discuss Team Jem vs Team Will. Georgie said she thought I’d be torn once I finished the book, and she was correct. Although, after certain events and the fact that Will held his head high (though I’m sure that’s going to go down hill in Clockwork Princess) so I think i’m leaning more towards Team Will… I don’t like being so torn though!
Charlotte and Henry are adorable! I’m in love with this couple, despite all the rumours they stuck together and are so cute together! Despite the issues, I think their love is something everyone should strive for, because it’s true!
Gideon is interesting also, I love him, I’m glad he made the right decision in the end.
I don’t want to talk more, because I’m SO close to spoiling things! And I don’t want to! So, pick up Clockwork Prince!