Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Review- Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Title: Clockwork prince
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre:  Young Adult/Fantasy
Date Published: December 6th 2011
Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Synopsis:
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 Review:
I don't think any amount of words can justify how much I love this book. It bought out a rush of emotions for me. I laughed hysterically (Will - Demon Pox song! love it), cried A LOT!, shouting, anger.
Cassandra Clare is one of those few authors that builds up her world so well that the reader is instantly sucked in. Cassie's description's are vivid and her Victorian London mind-blowing she thought of everything right down to the last detail. Her characters as always are so well though out, and she really makes you imagine as if you are part of the Shadowhunter world. I love Cassie Clare she has got to be one of my favorite writers.
The book starts off with a Clave meeting where the issue of Charlotte running the London Institue is bought up by the increasingly annoying Benedict Lightwood. The Clave decides that Charlotte has two weeks to solve the Mortmain Problem and from there on you are taken on a thrilling journey full of twists and turns, heartbreak, romance (DSBS anyone? :P)
It is no secret I love Will Herondale ( Perfect!!) and in this book I loved him even more, you really get to see a amazing side of his character. Jem is as always nice and kind. Tessa .... Well she has a hard choice to choose between the two but you get to see her character develop more.
The other characters Henry, Charlotte, Sophie are brilliant. There is also Gideon Lightwood (Gabriel's brother) It was interesting to see a sub-plot emerge there!
What can I say about the ending! Will Herondale broke my heart! :( I felt as if his pain was mine! :( . I read this book at night and I was sobbing hysterically and I also I had dreams about it! Oh Will *sobs* *sobs more*.
I really do not think I can wait a whole year to read Clockwork Princess. Cassandra Clare is torturing me.
In honor of the beloved Will Herondale here is the Demon Pox song which I love! and is the funniest moment in the book for me:

Demon pox, oh, demon pox,
Just how is it acquired?
One must go down to the bad part of town
Until one is very tired.
Demon pox, oh, demon pox I had it all along—
No, not the pox, you foolish blocks,
I mean this very song—
For I was right, and you were wrong!”

“Will!” Charlotte shouted over the noise. “Have you LOST YOUR MIND? CEASE THAT INFERNAL RACKET!” 

If you have not read it! Read it now! :) and If you have read it! comment below I would love to discuss it! :) Also let me know are you Team Will or Team Jem? :)
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  1. I just finished this last night. I managed to drag it out for an entire week. Talk about restraint! Coming into this book I was totally Team Will. Now that I've read CP I think it's because we never really had that much from Jem in CA. Now I'm super torn and I don't have a team. Everyone talks about the DSBS, I love it but I LOVE what I'm calling DSJBS. Dirty Sexy Jems Bedroom Scene lol.

    A year is far too long to wait!! At least we will get another dose of Cassie when City of Lost Souls comes out. :)

  2. I agree a year Is way too long! How will i live?? lol! I do love Jem but Will always comes first in my heart! :D


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