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.



  1. BAHHH!! I can't even begin to explain to you how happy I am that I stumbled upon your blog! I feel like I just found a long-long best friend! Oh my good grief, where to start? I finished reading Clockwork Prince tonight, although I'm sad to admit it took me this long. I searched reviews on it and your blog came up. I have officially finished reading every inch of your blog and Harry Potter, Ingrid Michaelson and tea are just some of the FEW things that we have in common. I hope that you read this and know that you just made someone an incredibly happy camper!

    -Your new fan,

    ps- I made a blogger account JUST so I could leave this comment hahaha

    1. Wow!!! Just discovered this fantastical comment now?!?! You are very welcome! Thanks so much for the kind words :D I am super busy with university lately, but I hope to put up some more reviews soon :)
      Awesome...Nice to have a kindred spirit out there!

  2. Phahaha, I completely understand. School takes over peoples lives and souls and I wish you all the best. I'm excited about your reviews and you should know that because of your blog, I made myself a huuuuge list of books I want to read at work the other day. I want to say there's about 60 books or so. I'm already four books end and couldn't be more happy!! Best of luck with yours :]

  3. this book was pretty good! but i agree; less action. i like will, personally! great review! i'm so happy right now because im DONE WITH SCHOOL and can finally read some more!!! have you read angelfire? it's sooooo good. anyway, i think i should quit before im ahead so i don't keep on commenting on and on and... okay im done!! adios~

  4. luv ur blog :D
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