Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Review: Clockwork Prince

5 of 5 stars
Clockwork Prince
by Cassandra Clare


“Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention — but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy.” 
― Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince


This book left me with the confusing feeling of being torn in two. Will or Jem? Will or Jem? While the reasons for Will's cruel behaviour are brought to light, Jem proves his worthiness and love for Tessa. This story presents a love triangle wherein the heroine becomes trapped within the awkward situation of falling in love with two very different men. 

I felt as though Clockwork Prince, unlike Clare's other novels, had less action. While this may make the book "boring" in some reader's eyes, I personally believe that it allowed the story to focus more on character development and feeling. Along with the ongoing plot of the mysterious Mortmaine (the Magister)and Tessa's true origins, Clare introduces a number of sub-plots and relationships that enhance the overall tension of the main storyline. 

The Clockwork Prince is beautifully illustrated with declarations of love, forbidden romance, treachery, and betrayal. As Will's shady history comes back to haunt him and difficult choices are made, Cassandra Clare leaves the readers on a high-note that will have them thirsty (and cursing) for more.


Monday, 9 January 2012

Squeezing in Clockwork Prince Before Second Semester

 It took me almost 2 weeks to finish Clockwork Prince...Sad, sad, sad...I know.  
It was, however, ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL!!!  A review is coming shortly (and may be the last review for the next 4 months)... This was the fruit of my Christmas Break, that is, "free time" - This "free time" will be hard to come by...Starting now (twas the first day of second semester today...blargh...)

I am also currently reading Lola and The Boy Next Door which is a companion-type book to Anna and the French Kiss.  So far, so good...Imma lovin' the FLUFF!

That is all.