Sunday, 29 January 2012

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

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.

Oh, God.
I am seriously trying to atempt to write and review about this book.
Oh, God.

THE COVER: Is BEAUTIFUL, like most of Cassandra Clare's book covers are. Unlike the first book, where Will is the person on the cover, this is Jem, and it does look like Jem. I love the cover, almost as much as I love Clockwork Angel's cover.

THE PLOT: In Clockwork Angel, we see Tessa and her friends basically go into hell. Well, if you thought the first was a heart ache for Tessa to go through Clockwork Prince is a thousand times worse. The book starts off with Will Herondale going to do a few...things for Magnus Bane. He is in a cemetry talking to the dealer-who happens to be a ghost-and that is basically it. Expect for what he asks for himself which made me jump up and down. In a few days, or something like that I'm not exactly sure about the timing, Will, Jem, Charlotte, Henry, Tessa, Jesamine go to a Concuil meeting to dicuss the events of the ending from the end of Clockwork Angel. It is set to them then, that if they do not find the Masigter in the time limit of two weeks, that the deeds of the Insuite will go to Banicet-Sorry, names may be slept wrong, my friend is reading it at the moment-Lightwood. With this impossible task, Will, Jem and Tessa travel to York, to find more imformation. And when they are there, they stumble into the Herondale Manor. This is a vital part of the book for Will, and to be honest I think this is the part when Will's walls come crumbling down around him. In this book, we, as the reader, find out what Will is being so desperate to hide, why he pushes Tessa away, why he is horrible to everyone but Jem, what happened to drive him to run away from his family. Meanwhile, Jem and Tessa are growing closer together and Tessa is still completely blind that she is in love with Will. The ending is heart wrenching. It is the time that Tessa reliezes that she loves Will but it is far, far to late. I so very rarely cry about a part in books-expect Cassie Clare's for some reason-but in this, I found myself tearing up at pg 150 during class.

THE WORLD: The thing is with Victorian London, or any place and time era before the author was born, is that it is really hard to get it right. But Cassandra Clare can, and it seems like you actually live in the time era. And with that too, she interwinds Shadow Hunter culter with it easily.

THE CHARACTERS: Tessa/Thersa Gray is much like she is in the first book but she has devolped like characters need too. From her brother's betrayal in the first book she has become a little wry of who she trusts. A part of her is so tied to Will that it just seems logical that they would end up together at the end of the book-but the same thing could be said about Jem and Tessa. 
Will/William Herondale. He, I have to say with aboslute clarity, is the most unselfish character in this book. He loves Tessa-there's is no doubt about that at all. And because of that love he is trying to redo his horrible mistake. He is so much different, he is a little. He is more warm and more...suffering. What happens to him at the end-he is the character, in any book, who doesnt deserve it.
Jem/James Carstairs. He is basically the knight in shining armor that Tessa has looked for in this book. But he is also a little unwined. He is aboslutely blind towards Will and Tessa's feelings and I'm not saying that the ending was his fault, but if he had known-or if Will had known about Jem's-the ending could've been completely different.

This book is amazing, I found myself laughing and crying and swooning all at once. It is Cassandra Clare's finest work and I will love it for years too come.
Five stars out of five.  
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.

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