Book – The Infernal Devices – Clockwork Prince
Author – Cassandra Clare
Genre – Young Adult – Paranormal
Number of Pages – 496
Reviewer – Laura
Love and lies can corrupt even the purest heart…
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Grey finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, while 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 to who she is and what she was born to do? As their search for the truth leads to three friends in peril, Tessa’s heart is increasingly torn, especially when one of their own betrays them…
Clockwork Prince is the second book in the Infernal Device’s trilogy. Picking up where we left off in book one, Clockwork Angel, Tessa Grey has finally found safety with the shadow hunters at the London institute.
Whilst Mortmain and his clockwork army are still threatening however, Tessa finds that this safety is quite short lived, as the council plan to have Charlotte – Tessa’s protector – replaced as head of the institute by the devious and untrusting, Benedict Lightwood.
In the hope of saving Charlotte, and the institute, Tessa, Will and Jem set out to unravel the secrets of Mortmain’s past, and subsequently learn that his war against the shadow hunters is a deeply personal one.
Whilst on this journey Tessa also learns more and more about her lineage and begins to find herself caught between the affections of both Will and Jem. ..
I found this book a lot more enjoyable than the first one (Clockwork Angel), and I did not want to put it down!
The parts that I enjoyed most were learning more and moreabout the characters pasts! I was so excited to finally find out Will’s secret, and you begin to understand why he is the way he is! You also start to get a little glimpse of Tessa’s background which opens up a whole series of options to what she actually may be! I can’t wait to find out whether she is a warlock/fairy/shadow hunter or even a demon for that matter! Either way I love her and all the other characters right now!
The love triangle – I am quite happy to say – was so much more convincing than it was in Clockwork Angel!! I especially liked the hot and steamy kissing scenes that occurred between Tessa and Will….and Tessa and Jem! Needless to say, as much as I love both characters – I am definitely on Team Will!
I think that Clockwork Prince was an awesome addition to Clockwork Angel – and far more enjoyable at that! Cassandra Clare has written a great and addictive series here, and I cannot wait to find out what happens in the third instalment – Clockwork Princess!