Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The special Collector's First Edition will include a never-before-seen letter from Will to his family 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.
Date Read: December 14, 2011
I felt like the second book has a totally different feel than the first book. Clockwork Angel was all about secrets and revelations while this was all about finding answers and the truth. I can safely say that this is another magnificent work of Cassandra Clare, giving us whirlwinds of emotions and twisting plots. There were scenes that made me gasp, laugh and scream "OHMYGAAAAWD" and "NOOOOOO!" and there were these moments that really made my stomach clench and broke my heart.
WILLIAM HERONDALE, my favorite character since Clockwork Angel. oh my!!! I have loved him before and I love him even more in Clockwork Prince. This is where the truth is revealed about his life. hmmmm.. I wouldn't want to spoil everything, so I'll end it there.
Anyway, I don't really know how to explain how I felt about this book, but it was definitely a fun roller coaster ride. I really loved it, though I wanted a little bit more action and fighting. Eeeh!!! It's just the way it is. I can't wait for Clockwork Princess. :)
-- I began reading this book the moment I thought that school work and activities won't interfere with what I'm doing. I started Saturday morning and I was so happy that I'll be able to finish it that weekend. Unfortunately, a text message from a my classmate ruined my weekend, saying that we need to finish something for school. So I stopped. :( I continued Tuesday morning and finished it in the evening.
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