Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) - Cassandra Clare
Grade - YA
Rating - 5/5 stars
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. (description from Goodreads)
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I can't seem to find the words. My chest still feels tight – Clockwork Prince has been one emotionally heart wrenching journey. And to have to wait another year to find out how it ends seems unbelievably cruel.
I'd be interested to see if people have changed their minds over Will, after reading this book. Since I have always loved Will, this book proved what I knew all along – Will is an amazing, sweet guy. I wonder if others have come to that conclusion now too.
Read Clockwork Prince as it is an amazing story. Where Clockwork Angel was action packed this one delivered blows emotionally. Ms Clare knows how to write! She makes it so easy to read; the way she tells the story gets you sucked into her world and even though it's painful, you can't stop reading because you need to know how it ends.
Be warned: tissues may be needed though.
5 out of 5 plus a plea for the next book to come out earlier.
Originally posted on Goodreads