Author: Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Summary (taken from Amazon):
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa is drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa answers about who she really is? As their search leads to deadly peril, Tessa learns that secrets and lies can corrupt even the purest heart.
I love Cassandra Clare and to-date have read all of her books minus Clockwork Princess, which I’m sure I will read in the coming weeks. That said, surprisingly I didn’t like Clockwork Prince as much as I thought I would.
Partly its because of the love triangle between Will-Tessa-Jem and probably because I already have it in my mind that I know who Tessa will end up with. Tessa has feelings for both Will and Jem but we also know that Jem is sick and doesn’t have long to live. Add to it the fact that Tessa is immortal so no matter which guy she picks, in the end she will still be around long after both Will and Jem have passed away.
With the reveal of Will’s big secret, I got to see the reason for his rudeness, nonchalance demeanor, and his reasons for always pushing people away. And while Tessa values Jem’s friendship, there is no denying that she is still attracted and drawn to Will.
The ending I was not expecting at all and I loved that it made me go “no she didn’t” so I’m excited to see what will happen with this new plot twist.
Rating 3 Stars
* I bought a copy of this book