Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
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Released: December 6, 2011
Genre: Steampunk, Young Adult
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
Clare, always, does an amazing job of writing stories that take readers out of their world and into hers. She so easily paints a vivid scene for readers and they are helpless but to jump in and experience the world that she has to offer. ~ Under the Covers
CLOCKWORK PRINCE is book 2 in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. If you’re a fan of Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London series or even Meljean Brook’s RIVETED, then I think you’ll enjoy this series as well.
Clare, always, does an amazing job of writing stories that take readers out of their world and into hers. She so easily paints a vivid scene for readers and they are helpless but to jump in and experience the world that she has to offer. CLOCKWORK PRINCE starts off where CLOCKWORK ANGEL finishes off. Tessa is dealing with the betrayal that has torn her beliefs and her heart apart. She is also torn between two potential lovers in Will and Jem. Both vastly different in their personalities but complement each other nicely, Tessa doesn’t know who or what it is exactly she is feeling for either of these men. If I had to choose a guy in this particular book, I THINK I might go with Jem. So many scenes with him broke my heart and as Will and Tessa shared a very intimate scene in this book book, I think Jem gets his turn in this one. I just adore him!
There was one thing I wished to see more of in this book. I noticed that whenever something big is happened, Will and Jem are almost never together. Someone always gets left behind. Only a couple scenes had them fighting together and I love action, so seeing these two men together, fighting against whatever bad is out there would have been great. Also, I think the lesser amount of action is due to the fact that this is set in Victorian times and also Tessa isn’t a fighter.
I’m bummed now that I have to wait super long for the next book. Why did they have to push release day back???
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Thanks for the great review! I’ve been eyeing this series… definitely on my wishilst!
It’s a great YA series! I don’t too much YA anymore, but Clare always rocks it!
Thanks for the heads up on this Ann!
Great review Ann, always trying to find good books for by daughter will have to have a look at this series for her.
Thanks Annette! I hope your daughter likes it if she tries it!
I find the cover interesting and enjoy YA, but why is there ALWAYS a love triangle? It gets a little predictable and tiresome after a while…
LOL! You’re right, but I honestly think that Clare is one of the best in YA who does love triangles.
Thanks for the review. The book sounds great.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. It is so meaty–one that you can just lose yourself in and has such a great story to follow and characters that jump out of the pages. Can’t wait for the new one in this series! OOOOH, and the movie will (hopefully) rock!
thanks for the review! I just finished reading this and I agree…it’s fantastic and I’m wishing she had the next one sooner!