Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review: Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2)

Title: Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars 

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Take:
My mind is in a million different places after reading this book. 

Sadness for both Will and Jem. For different reasons. Will for being denied love. Jem for not being told the truth.

Happiness for Charlotte, Henry, and the other shadowhunters.

Confusion about what Tessa REALLY feels. Everything she does is because of what's expected, or what won't hurt someone, what do she really want!!

Frustration/Anger because the whole love triangle is RIDICULOUS. Seriously, she should know by now. I think she loves Will and it's cruel to do what she's doing to Jem. I do believe she loves Jem, but not enough. Not the way he loves her.

Shock because I i>never saw Jem doing that. I'm glad he did, but it was basically out of no where. Also, I never saw our little visitor at the end making an appearance anytime soon.

Curiosity/Anticipation about what will happen next, especially with Jessie, and our new visitor, OH, correction, both our new additions to the institute :)

This book was great. I'm glad I read it but I can't honestly say I loved it. I loved some of the scenes, for example the scene in Jem's bedroom - amazing! But basically because of my frustration, I can't love the book. Tessa doesn't seem to grow at all in this book. In fact, I think she just becomes more confused. She isn't listening to herself at all. I really don't think Clare needed to keep this love triangle, but she did, and it's making me angry. Will grows up SO much. I'm glad we saw more of Magnus because he always makes me happy. Jem is more charming then ever. I must say though, that Charlotte and Henry, they're so cute! And they develop a lot in this book. As well as Sophie and another I shouldn't mention.

Overall, the book was good. Not my favorite but not awful. The plot was driven well because we keep getting closer to Mortmain, but there's still so many secrets. But if Clare keeps up this ridiculousness with the love traingle, I'm going to go crazy.

I swear if Jem dies in the next book, I will too!

1 comment:

  1. If you love having the main characters feelings pulled back and forth between two hot guys you'll absolutely love this book! I walk around everywhere pulling it out just to get to the next page. The scenes are steamy and the adventure never stops. I definitely recommend to any cassandra clare fans!