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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jaime's Review of Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

From Goodreads.
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.

Jaime’s review….

So you’re probably wondering why Patricia and I are posting back to back reviews; we normally don’t but when we both had the chance to read an ARC of  Clockwork Prince we jumped at the chance! The awesome Amy from the YA Sisterhood had received one because she was Jace’s advocate in the Hero’s Tournament on their page and being that Amy is a total sweetheart she wanted to share it with us! Thanks Amy!!!!! <333333

On to the review.

My heart actually hurts with thoughts of this book not because it was bad but, because it was absolutely brilliant, heart stopping, tears streaming down my cheeks, frustrated screaming, jumping with joy brilliant!!!!! This series is by far a favorite of mine and don’t me mad all you TMI fans and Team Jace people out there but, The Infernal Devices series in my opinion is sooo much better and I am completely and 100% Team Will! He utterly and completely shatters my heart and turns me into a pile of goo. I do love Jem also, sweet compassionate Jem but not with the fiery passion that Will has set ablaze in my heart and bones.

The story itself is beautifully written and there is violence, betrayals, new characters that bring even more to the fray, passion, and some very sexy, steamy, fans oneself scenes! I know most of you have probably seen the teaser trailer of the Balcony Scene by now but holy hell that teaser as steamy as it was doesn’t do it justice! I literally had flushed cheeks and was biting my lip reading it! If you haven’t seen the trailer I’ll post it below or if you just wanted a little reminder ;) I am so happy that I read this book and so sad at the same time seeing as the wait for the next one is going to be pure torture! There will be no ARC’s of the third book and next winter seems soo far away! Regardless of the wait I loved this book and will read again and again until next winter!

Normally I choose a quote to close that has some passion or fire and there’s plenty in this book but this time I chose to post a poem that Will wrote for Tessa it brilliantly captures my feelings and I needed a bit of his humor after reading this one. This is in a book he wanted her to read.

“Caliph Vathek and his dark horde
Are bound for hell, you won’t be bored!
Your faith in me will be restored-
Unless this token you find untoward
And my poor gift you have ignored.

Here’s the Balcony Scene clip.

When Clockwork Prince arrives in stores go buy this book or better yet pre order it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble where they have an exclusive edition with a letter from Will to Tessa, or the Book Depository so it’ll be at your door waiting for you! Also check HERE for a deleted scene from Clockwork Prince and Cassie's website for all sorts of cool stuff :)


  1. I'm so glad you liked it!!! It's so beautifully, heart-wrenching!!! I think this is her best book yet!!! Great review!

  2. I am TOTALLY jealous that you were able to read it before the rest of us!!! That is the benefit of people lovin' you! Right?

  3. Amy-Thanks again for letting us borrow it! It was definitely heartbreaking and now I'm dreading the long wait for Clockwork Princess :(

    Mindy-Yeah it is I'm sorry you couldn't read it too but there's only 2 weeks left.

  4. Love your review! Am so glad you're Team Will. Wondering how many new fans there will be after this one! I have a feeling there will be just a few. ;)

    I had no idea it tore you up that much. So glad! :) I still am not sure which series I like better, though I still haven't read CoFA, so it could change. But ugh, my heart was shattered too!

    Love that you included the poem. It is just so perfect for this story. Says so much without revealing anything.



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