Saturday, 26 May 2012

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Author: Cassandra Clare
Edition: WalkerBooks Paperback
First Published: December 1st 2011
Notes: The Infernal Devices #2
Pages: 496
Rating: See below review.

Love and lies can corrupt even the purest heart...
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, while her desire 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 truth leads the three friends into peril, Tessa's heart is increasingly torn, especially when one of their own betrays them...

Wow, oh wow, oh wow! This is shaping up to be one brilliant series! I absolutely adored Clockwork Prince - it had more insight into the characters, more sub-plots, more action and more of the love triangle which, for the most part, infuriated me! It was also quite sad to tell the truth. Overall, a perfect sequel to Clockwork Angel!

First off, the writing style. It was beautiful! The one thing I have to admit is that, at times, I could get a little confused. Whether is was due to some of the old fashioned language used, description of places or even parts of Tessa's dresses, hehe. I did still manage to get the just for the most part though, so it was nothing major. Another feature about this book worth noting is that it does include a lot of book qoutes and even some singing on Will's part. ;)

Which, inevitably leads me to Will. Oh, how I love him! He's probably my favourite character of all time! He's mysterious, secretive, brave, stubborn, sarcastic... and most definetly, swoon-worthy! I absolutely adore him! I cannot explain enough how great a character he is! Especially when you learn more about him and what he's been through... I'm definetly Team Will!

Tessa is definetly a great character as well. The only thing I wish she had more of was a kick-ass quality. But I suppose that isn't too much of a let-down since we've got Will! ;) I don't even want to get into Jem. If I do, I'll probably just start blabbering on about how he can never compare to Will, which I feel is slightly unfair since he is still a great character. Let's leave it at I feel Jem is a better friend to Tessa than a love interest (*ahem* Will *ahem*).

Obviously, I can't finish this review without mentioning the many twists and turns! I was actually on the edge of my seat at times! Oh, and what is up with that ending?! Ahhh, I need book three now! Do you hear me? NOW! If you haven't picked up this series yet, you are definetly missing out!

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: For those of you that have read this book - Team Will or Team Jem?

6 comments :

  1. Nice review! This is absolutely my favorite YA series. As much as I love Jem (and I love Jem A LOT), I'm Team Will. I just can't resist a snarky guy with black hair and blue eyes. :-)

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  2. Awesome review Rachel! I've being seeing this alot recently, and your review has made me even more eager to read this. :) xxx

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  3. @Lee - Thanks! It's definetly a great series! Yay for Team Will!!

    @Jessica - Thankies! I hope you get round to reading this series soon (and I hope you like Will)! :D

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  4. Cassandra Clare is such an awesome writer, this sounds brilliant!

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  5. Yeah, she is! I absolutely love this series! :D

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  6. Oh you will definitely have to read Clockwork Prince soon because I think it was even better than CA. I actually really adore this series, I think even more that the Mortal Instruments.

    regards,
    russel of Plumber Seattle

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