Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)

I’m behind the times a little, just getting around to reading this but let me say, Miss Cassandra Clare does not disappoint with her second installment to the Infernal Devices Trilogy, Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) .  Clare consistently takes hold readers and transports them to a place that is described so perfectly and effortlessly that it feels so real but is so completely out of this world that it will leave you absolutely breathless.  The way Clare weaves the story and characters in such a delicate and intricate way that the reader is hanging on every word wondering what will be uncovered next.  Clockwork Prince will have you on the edge of your seat and is guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings.  She really hits it out of the park again with this delightful read! 

Unlike Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince contains a bit more romance and continues to develop the love triangle even further.  I know, sometimes these love triangles can get tiresome, but honestly, this one is worth the read – far and beyond better than most typical YA romantic triangles *cough* Twilight *cough.*  Clare does do an amazing job really building two male characters that both have a devastating past that haunts them, they both have flaws that plague them, but both are such thoughtful (in their own ways), caring and heartfelt characters that you really want Tessa to end up with both Will and Jem.

The writing style is wonderfully fluid, the plot moves the story forward and provides more background in an engaging and thrilling ride, the characters are beautifully developed and the love story is one for the books.  You will not be disappointed!

Summary Courtesy of

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, but 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.


Kristen Williams said...

This was my favorite of the series. I loved hearing about Will's story *sigh* just perfect.

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AllBookedUp YA said...

Couldn't agree more! Oh this one made me fall in love with Will... Can't wait to start reading Clockwork Princess!