Monday, December 05, 2011

Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare

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. - Synopsis from the book

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The review was done simply because we support and believe in the author's works**

I don’t know what to say…I am blown away. This is me, literally, blown away! Cassandra Claire has graced us with yet another unforgettable read with Clockwork Prince. Everything about it called to me! The title, the cover, the author, the …everything! From the very first word, to the very last sentence, Clockwork Prince, the new installment in The Infernal Devices series, left me dying and crying for more!
As soon as I started reading, it was not difficult at all to get sucked back into this world of demons and shadowhunters. Cassandra Claire is such a fantastic and addictive writer that knows exactly what her readers want to see and delivers it with unbelievable power. Her ability to describe this world and time and place is incredible. I felt as though I was stepping right into the pages of the story, completely absorbed with my surroundings and totally fascinated with all the characters.
Apart from the extraordinary storyline, one of the things I was most excited about was being re-acquainted with the loveable characters, especially Will and Jem. Ohhhh how I’ve missed Will. Just like all her other books, from The Infernal Devices to The Mortal Instruments, her character interaction is top notch. I had a perma-grin plastered on my face the entire time I was reading this book…no joke! And I found myself reading on, waiting for another one of Will’s witty come backs, or his oh so memorable one-liners. I had a difficult time deciding whose team I was on…
Team Will – the cocky bad boy who only wants someone to love, and have them love him or
Team Jem – The endless romantic who, against all odds, wants someone to love even if it’s for a short time, until death finds him. I would be all for Jem, but then Will would come out and say something quirky and make me smile, or do something heroically stupid and I would smile even wider and would only have eyes for him…until sweet Jem comes out and…arghhh so deliciously confusing!
This particular book, I found, to be even more addictive than the rest of them. So much action, unrequited love, heartbreak, romance, and humour. Claire’s crafty plot twists and turns will leave your head spinning and your heart craving for more. We see more of the “human” side of all the characters in this installment. We see how the they come to find their true selves and how they deal with the shocking truths that they find out. Once you think that you have figured out where this all will lead, you are lead onto another thrilling tangent into another world of possibilities.
I recommend this book to fans of The Mortal Instruments series and/or The Infernal Devices series and for anyone who wants to get lost in a world of adventure and love.


Andrea @ Cozy Up said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't wait for these... I've heard so much about them that I finally went out and bought Clockwork Angel. They sound amazing and I can't wait to pick this one up when it comes out!


Chapter by Chapter said... Best Blogger Tips

@Andrea @ Cozy Up
At least you won't have to wait for very long! So excited that you are going to start reading these!
- MaryAnn

ladystorm said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the first one, can't wait to read this one. Never read the MI books but might some day.

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