Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Review - Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Title and Author: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: December 6th, 2011
Paperback/Hardcover: 498
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

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, though 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.

I really enjoyed Clockwork Angel and couldn’t wait to read Clockwork Prince. Let me tell you, the book did not disappoint me!
Clockwork Prince picks up where Clockwork Angel stopped, with Will asking Magnus help. Things are not easy for anyone at the institute. Charlotte’s leadership is being questioned, the search for the Magister is leading nowhere and Tessa finds herself having to choose between Jem and Will.
This is a great story that was able to keep me well entertained.
You get to know the characters we met in Clockwork Angel a lot better, especially Will, which I really appreciate because, as much as I like Jem, Will’s still my favorite and his story made me really sorry for him.
I also enjoyed the fact we get to know a different side of Jem in this book. He’s happier and more playful and all around amazing. No wonder it is so difficult for Tessa to choose between the boys!
Tessa is still a very solid main character and I have to confess I enjoyed the fact Magnus makes several appearances during the book.
Clockwork Prince is very well-written and there’s a perfect mix between adventure, action, surprises and romance. (Henry and Charlotte are just too cute together)
The book is fast paced, fun, easy to read and extremely entertaining. The characters are amazing and the plot very interesting.
If you’ve read Clockwork Angel I’m sure you’ll be able to really enjoy Clockwork Prince. If you haven’t started reading this series yet, what are you waiting for?
I’m sure any Young Adult and Paranormal fan will be able to really enjoy this book.

Rating: Must Read  (5 Stars)


  1. I must read tis book as well, still I am waiting for the 3rd one to come out before starting the series. If it is as addictive as I've heard I want to have them all ;))
    Great review!

  2. I haven't read any of this author yet but I am curious, so many people seem to love her books!

  3. I love this book, too! Can't wait for the last one, but I'm sensing major heartbreak for some (or all!) of the main characters.

  4. This book was so good. I am not a huge fan of TMI but TID blew my mind. Too bad there is only one book left.