Monday, 11 September 2017

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

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And it's time for my review for book two in the Infernal Devices!

Title: Clockwork Prince
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Fantasy
Release date: 6th December, 2011
Status: Book 2/3 in trilogy
Pages: 496
Blurb: "Love and lies can corrupt
even the purest heart...
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray
finds her heart more and more to Jem, while her longing
for Will, despite his dark moods, continue 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 to who she is and
what she was born to do? As their search for the truth leads
the three friends in peril, Tessa's heart in incredibly torn,
especially when one of their own betrays them..."


My Thoughts
First up, this was a heck of a step up from Clockwork Angel- I was just swept away by the story of Tessa's heritage, her connection (both positive and negative) with the other character, as well as being swept away in the midst of the Magister. (Told you there would be spoilers).

I felt that we delved into the characters a lot more in this book, and after becoming acquainted with them in Clockwork Angel, I got to know these characters on a whole other level other than their reputation at the Shadowhunter's Inquisite. And I didn't mind at all that the characters were the main focus of the book, it was one of the main things that I enjoyed!
What I loved in particular was that we saw them as secondary characters too- we fell more in love with some characters (not naming names, though you can probably tell who I'm talking about) and our hatred for some characters deepened. A lot.

Basically this book managed to achieve both a personal element, as well as a kick-ass one too. Like the characters have got to a point where anything they do, it's insanely easy to put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself why that character would have a reason for whatever it is they've done.
Also, this bond that you have with these characters at this point, makes every moment with every relationship they have, it makes it extra sweet, or heartfelt or angry, depending on the person. For example, the bond between Jem and Tessa, Jem and Will, Will and Tessa, just made everything so much more... I don't have the words, I literally do not have the words.
And something tells me it'll get even worse in the third and final book.

Even the minor characters surprised me too. Magnus, Henry, Charlotte, SOPHIE. OMG SOPHIE. She changed, I saw a different side to Sophie, and I loved every second of it because I relate to Sophie so much it scares me!
I liked how Magnus had more of a prominent role in this one, too. He stayed the ever mysterious Magnus, the wise warlock that we can only guess at, but... he was nice in this one, and I like him for that.

So, I cried, I screamed, I contemplated throwing this book at the wall and I laughed a lot at this book. And that was down to the conversations between the characters mostly. They're all so sharp and witty and just plain funny that I couldn't help but clutch my side at the humour that these Shadowhunters share.
But I also cried because this book was capital block TRAGIC. The more invested I got into this story the more, I don't know, tearful I became. Because I honestly cannot see how Cassie is going to wrap this whole thing up. Especially with all my babies surviving. I just cannot.

And so that brings apart the end of my review. I love this book so much- for sure the best Cassie Clare book I have ever read and I cannot wait to consume the last book. But one things for sure, I am not ready to give up these characters yet. Even if their descendants may or may not be in Lady Midnight. But I can't. Yet I can't wait to pick up Clockwork Princess.

So that is all that I have for you guys today. Is Clockwork Prince your favourite in the trilogy? What was your favourite part? Character? Twist? Let me know in the comments.
So, I will see you all on Wednesday, I hope you have a wonderful day, and I will see you then.

-Abi xxxxxx