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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

CLOCKWORK PRINCE (Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 12/6/2011
Pages: 528
Age range: 14 - 17 Years
Series Title: Infernal Devices Series
Source: Publisher (ARC)
The situation at the London Institute has never been more precarious. With Mortmain and his clockwork army still threatening, the Council wants to strip Charlotte of her power and hand the running of the Enclave over to the unscrupulous and power-hungry Benedict Lightwood.

In the hope of saving Charlotte and the Institute, Will, Jem, and Tessa set out to unravel the secrets of Mortmain's past—and discover unsettling Shadowhunter connections that hold the key not only to the enemy's motivations, but also to the secret of Tessa's identity. Tessa, already caught between the affections of Will and Jem, finds herself with another choice to make when she learns how the Shadowhunters helped make her a "monster." Will she turn from them to her brother, Nate, who has been begging her to join him at Mortmain's side? Where will her loyalties—and love—lie? Tessa alone can choose to save the Shadowhunters of London...or end them forever.

Fans of CLOCKWORK ANGEL will be thrown back into the wondrous world that is the Infernal Devices. In this installment, Clare pulls the reader deeper into the inner workings of Shadowhunter politics as Tessa, Will, Jem, and friends try to hunt down the illusive Magister. This series is so addictive – you don’t want to put it down!

This book broke my heart. All of these characters are fighting or yearning for something. I got to know each and every one of these characters on a deeper level. Clare continues to keep up in suspense as far as Tessa’s origins. But, we do get some shockers as the twists continue to throw you for a loop. Let me state again how much I adore love triangles. CLOCKWORK PRINCE had me twisted up all inside as Tessa tried to understand her feelings for Will and Jem. It’s a good one – that’s all I’m going to say on that!

It’s amazing that Clare can continue to craft these amazing books filled with lovable characters and great story telling. It always comes down to that last chapter/page. I always dread turning to the last page of these books. I never know what to expect because surely the wait is mind-boggling. I’ve fallen in love with these characters and I can’t wait to continue their journey in the next installment.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

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  1. Awesome review. I'm embarrassed to say I haven't started this series. Hope you are enjoying your break.

  2. I freaking LOVED this book!! I had a million emotions going on at the same time. I was lucky enough to get an early copy and I think I about died when it came in the mail. I did a little dance and worshipped it for a good 10 min before I cracked open the cover and devoured it! I don't know how Cassandra Clare does it?! She has created the perfect love triangle! I'm in love with both and I can't choose.


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