Monday, 30 January 2012

REVIEW - Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Title: Clockwork Prince
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Release date: December 6th 2011
Genres: YA Steampunk Romance
Links: Goodreads / Book Depository
Source: Bought paperback

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.


I actually do not know where to begin with writing this review. Never has a book left me feeling so...speechless! I have never felt so many emotions while reading a book. This was just a roller-coaster of a read and I am still trying to wrap my head around everything that happened.

I loved this book and hated it all at the same time. The writing, the setting, the characters were all amazing. The story line was intriguing, even if it was a little slow in places.
As for the Will and Jem. In CA I was a big Team Jem. I love this boy. He is so sweet and cute, I just wanna hug him!. In CP however, I got to see another side to Will and now my heart is torn in two. I felt so badly for him and what he has gone through. I began to love him as much as I love Jem. I knew while reading that no matter what the ending I would be heartbroken and I was right. At one point I didn't want to read anymore because I knew that I would burst out crying (which was not something I wanted to do in front of people). I just know that I will be in for even more heartache in Clockwork Princess.

Clare has once again not disappointed. Every one of her books I have given 5 stars. She continues to amaze me with her writing and I look forward to reading more from her in the future (Although I don't think my heart can take any more).

Although this book left me very sad, there were some funny moments. This is one of my favourites:

"Reparations," said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding.
Will looked at him in puzzlement. "Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine's 'genuphobia.' It means an unreasonable fear of knees."
"What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots" inquired Jessamine.

1 comment :

  1. I adored this book with my whole being it is the only book where I fully enjoyed a love triangle because they are all so good. It makes me so sad though like depressed to an extreme! Though I will say that I have always been team will but absaloutley adore hem and want him to be happy?


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