Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices #2)
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. [Goodreads]
It took me a while to start reading this book, mostly because, while I was fond of Clockwork Angel, and Cassandra Clare is a fantastic author, it wasn't one of my favorite books. I am happy to say that this book just so happens to be one of my favorite sequels. My heart both soared and broke with the characters in this sequel. So many things happened and so many new things were brought to light. You learned more about the institute, and a certain sarcastic warlock has resurfaced. I don't know how to review this book, because it was just that awesome. I will say that I am team Will, and the massive cliffhanger at the end of this book makes my anticipation for Clockwork Princess, the final book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, that much more.