REVIEW: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Clockwork Prince
(The Infernal Devices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Published: December 6, 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
My Rating:


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, but 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.


Without Tessa there is nothing for me– no joy, no light, no life.

My heart is beating sad notes in my chest with this book. I couldn’t help but sigh! This sequel is a mixture of heartache, hope and happiness. The ultimate highlight of all is the love triangle which gave tickle to my heart. However, it broke me afterwards. 😦

When it comes to the plotline of this book, it’s impressively well-written. The lines are deep, emotional, and beautiful. But then, I guess the whole thing is way too long and nothing exciting seems to really happen. And though there are some revelations, for me it’s not quite enough. The pacing is also a bit slow.

I didn’t lose any interest in continuing this book, though, ‘coz I really wanted to find out more about Will, Jem, and Tessa. 🙂 Anyways, looking forward to read the final book asap. 🙂

My Rating: 3 Stars


5 thoughts on “REVIEW: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. Clockwork Princess is seriously in my top 5 favorite books of all time. And I cry, like every time I read it! I found I didn’t care who Tessa ended up with because she fit with both so seamlessly and the boys were so tightly bounded by their connection that they would have been ok with whomever she chose as well. I re read the series this summer after finishing the last Mortal Instruments book. Pure Bliss!


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