Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
(The Infernal Devices #2)
by Cassandra Clare
(Hardcover, Collector's First Edition, 502 pages, Young Adult)

Synopsis taken from Goodreads: 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 thoughts: Clockwork Prince is the second installment in the Infernal Devices series, and it was well worth the wait, I devoured this book and it has easily become one of my favorite Young Adult series. Clare has completely outdone herself, it picks right up where Clockwork Angel left off, and dives right into a brilliant story that is fast paced and doesn't let up for a minute. Each chapter left me wanting more and it has the love triangle to end all love triangles, it's perfect.

Without a doubt, Clockwork Prince is a must read that will engage you and instantly transport you back in time to the 19th century London Victorian Era with a mix of action, mystery and suspense, steampunk, and has at its heart... a love story. It's going to be difficult waiting until March 2013 for Clockwork Princess.

1 comment:

  1. "It didn't hold my attention and I seemed to get bored with it pretty quickly."

    Snap! My thoughts exactly.