Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Clockwork Prince, by Cassandra Clare

5 out of 5 Stars

Clockwork Prince, the second book in the Infernal Device series, is even better than the first! You really get to understand the characters. You get to understand why Will doesn't show his true emotions to anyone. You really feel for Jem as you understand him and his illness better. You also get to better understand the relationship between Charlotte and Henry as their relationship unfolds.

But, I do feel bad for the two main male characters Will and Jem. It seems like they don't really have much of a social life. As soon as the first new girl comes and lives them, Tessa, they both instantly fall head over heels in love with her. Of course, without each other knowing they are going for the same girl. You could see there affection for Tessa in the first book, but this one the love for her blossoms even more from the two of them. And, even Tessa is falling for both Will and Jem. But, in the end she can only pick one of them.

The book isn't just about a lovers triangle though. They're on the trail of Mortmain, trying to find out where is hiding before he unleashes the automatons on the shadowhunters, and London. They try to find out more about him and just why he wants to take revenge on the Shadowhunters.

The book is full of details and interweaving of plots ending with questions left unanswered at the end of the book so you are fully ready to start the next one! I really enjoyed this book, I think right now I like the characters better in this series than in the mortal instrument series. They have so much depth and you really feel for them. There is a heart wrenching part in the book that you really feel for this one character after everything they have gone through. I love it when a book brings out so much emotion!

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