Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Review: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Title: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince 
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Walker Books
Year of Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781406321333
Source: Purchased (The Book Depository, $13.44)
Number of Pages: 502

Love and lies can corrupt even the purest heart...
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, while her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing Will - the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers to who she is and what she was born to do? As their search for the truth leads the three friends into peril, Tessa's heart is increasingly torn, especially when one of their own betrays them...

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Clockwork Prince is a fascinating and electrifying read that will leave you with a racing heart and eyes brimming with tears. The characters are enchanting and the plot is one of the most suspenseful and perfect ones I've ever read. 

This is not just another stereotypical teen romance, because while there certainly is romance, it is only one aspect of the series. Because against the backdrop of the Tessa - Jem - Will love triangle lies secrets, betrayal, clockwork armies, enemies, blackmail, curses, demons, fatal illnesses, and finding one's identity. 

You'll fall in love with the characters and feel their pain as if it is your own. You'll hate other characters and wish them a slow and painful death. You'll reminisce what it felt like to love for the first time. You won't be able to sleep because this book will keep your mind awake at night running through all the possible endings for this book and the series it belongs to. 

One of the things I really love about these books is how Clare uses a piece of poetry at the beginning of every chapter that perfectly encompasses the content of that chapter in a few lines. It's beautiful and lovely to read.

The love triangle in this series is the best one I have ever read and way better than the Bella - Edward - Jacob triangle from Twilight, not just because it is better written, but because it sets a better example for young people. Instead of having the two boys involved hate each other's guts, Jem and Will love each other and wish each other's happiness over their own. That's what love is. 

Another thing I love about this book is the descriptions! Clare has a way of making you see something so clearly, exactly the way she wants you to see it, from the way light streams through a window to the gushing blood of an open wound, the descriptions are perfect. 

Sometimes a little too perfect, if you get what I mean. 

Clockwork Prince is a fantastic book and is part of an amazing series, and I really recommend you read it! 

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  1. I really liked Clockwork Prince. I think Cassie Clare definitely upped the ante. I was so enthralled when I read it and it made me super happy.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

  2. I have been wondering whether or not to pick up this series. I might now!
    New Bloglovin follower.
    Em @

    1. It is a great series, but it might help if you read the first three books of The Mortal Instruments first. They are both amazing series', I hope you get the chance to read them! Thank you so much for following, I've followed you back via Bloglovin. :)

  3. I agree, wonderful love triangle, one of the best out there.
    Following you back and hope to see you on my blog again :)

    1. Thanks so much for following, and I agree, the love triangle is amazing in this series! :)