Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Clockwork Prince Review

The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Hardcover, 498 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
1416975888 (ISBN13: 9781416975885)
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Clockwork Prince
London, England, 1878 (United Kingdom)

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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.

My Review:
Love triangles, seriously! I absolutely despise them to a core. But this one...this is probably the first one that has ever broken my heart. I am obviously Team Will. I mean come on, who can resist the bad boy who isn't really a bad boy, but an amazingly sweet, and passionate guy? Not to mention beautiful. Um I can't resist! Plus he loves books, and I love a man who loves books. In my honest opinion, I think Tessa knows this too. Her heart truly lies with Will.

Yes I know she loves Jem but reading those last few pages, I can't help but to feel that she now feels obligated to marry him. Just my opinion though. I definitely felt giddy when Tessa and Jem has that kissing scene in his bedroom.

But nothing can beat The Balcony Scene. I think that surpasses even Jace and Clary.
Having said that I feel like I like this series more than the mortal instruments. Although, I would have liked to see more action and I would have liked to learned more about Tessa. I am sure we will find out more about it next book! 

Magnus Bane, the warlock, as etched his way into my heart. He is witty, and sarcastic, and all around fun!  When the shadowhunters are in trouble, he is there. I love him for that. I look forward to reading more of him:)

Cassandra you freaken rock!
Team Will ftw:)


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