Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Title : Clockwork Prince
Author : Cassandra Clare
Genre : Fantasy
Published Date : December 6th 2011
Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source : Bought
Rating : ✿✿✿✿✿

From Goodreads :
True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the #1 New York Times bestselling second book of the Infernal Devices trilogy.

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa is drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa answers about who she really is? As their search leads to deadly peril, Tessa learns that secrets and lies can corrupt even the purest heart.


The ending of the first book, Clockwork Angel, got me totally excited about the next one. It was really satisfying, yet made us craving for more. So, when Clockwork Prince was out, I was fast at getting my hand on it and read it in one sitting. And have to say, I was satisfied. Like, very very satisfied.

“No,” Tessa said. Just torn my own in two. “I haven’t broken his heart at all.”

The story in Clockwork Prince began as the Clave discuss Charlotte's ability to manage the Institutebeing a woman, and viewed as a soft and weak-willed person—or not. With a challenge from Benedict Lightwood, it was up to the residence of London Institute to help Charlotte stay as a leader, or to have her removed and Benedict came up instead. And in the midst of all the confusion, Tessa might be able to knew who she really was, and what was the Magister really want . . . when her brother came back to her life once again.

I really love the plot of Clockwork Prince better than the previous book. It flow quite nicely, and the suspense was really well-built too, leaving the reader curious and flipping over and over to the next page to know what happened, but at the same time keeping them well-informed. I also love how Cassie threw the love triangle between Tessa and Will and of course you-know-who. It was, in my opinion, pretty much unsolvable. Tessa could not just choose one guy over another without the risk of breaking one of them, not just his heart but also his whole live, for both of them. It was lovely to see the love triangle with so many realistic problem and a very strong base. I would really want to know the ending of the three of them.

The character was, I think, way more developed too than the first book, most notably on Will. Being an arrogant and annoying as well as egoistic narcissistic guy, we learnt more about his true personality and past on this book. That he was actually very caring and gentle, and he actually loved Charlotte and the other the same way they loved him, and many more.
Jem too, was opening up on this book, showing more of his fragile side, and showing that behind her calm facade, there was actually a fierce willingness to live.
Another one that showed a significant change was Jessamine, from just an arrogant girl defying her blood into a fragile woman who was just desperate of someone who would loved her.
And Tessa, as out main character, showing less significant growth than the characters I've mentioned above, but I still loved to read how she changed into a more mature, more clever, and ultimately, more fearless woman than she was on the first book.
I also love Bridget, the new cook of London Institute. While she didn't play a crucial part on the story, it was funny to read about her ballad song and how she would sing all day long.

One thing I'm not quite fond of this book was how there was sagging on some part, like when Cassie overly described the dinner scene on the York Institute, or in London Institute, or in the training room where all of the weapon was explained and all. It was actually minor, but still, it counted as an imperfection for this book. 

Overall, I you had read and loved the first installment of this series, Clockwork Angel, or you just love Cassandra Clare's work, or even if you just adore any urban-fantasy novel, with nice interlinking plot and revelation, this one is a must try.

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  1. Wow...Must be really good!


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