16 July 2014
Review: Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 9 out of 10
** Spoiler Alert: Read the review for Clockwork Angel here **
Goodreads summed it up for us: In magical Victorian London, orphan Tessa found safety with the Shadowhunters, until traitors betray her to the Magister. He wants to marry her, but so do self-destructive Will and fiercely devoted Jem. Mage Magnus Bane returns to help them. Secrets to her parentage lie with the mist-shrouded Yorkshire Institute's aged manager Alyosius Starkweather.
(It's an interesting summary...)
My Thoughts: I liked this novel even more than the last in the series. I had the same feeling about the author's writing; it was great. She is hilarious. She does a wonderful job of tying this series to the Mortal Instruments...except that this series is better, according to me.
I love Magnus...so much! He's wonderful. I would read ten novels that were just about him and his life. My cousin said she didn't like him and I wanted to hit her over the head with these novels. I now plan on forcing her to read this series once she's done Mortal Instruments.
I can't believe that I held on for this long with these two series. I love them. I love the world. I love the magic, the very idea of magic even. I mean, the world is a much darker place for them but it's just so different from what I know of the world.
I still don't know which guy I want her to be with though I do know which is end game. I won't comment on this much since I've already read the third in this series and I don't want to give too much away. I hate when people do that...
Why do the bad guys always want to take over the world? Why can't they want something smaller? Why do they always shoot for the top. I live in this world too. I know that people don't always go for the big thing first. Sometimes, people like to start small...
Basically, I love this series and think you will too. I don't want to spoil too much and I fear that my love/frustration for this novels could potentially turn into a full on rant-fest, thereby spoiling the entire series and making my cry while I sit here in Tim Horton's drinking my ice cap and writing these last few reviews. It's a risk I am unwilling to take as Kristen is relentless in her mocking at times. Just go read them. I promise they are worth the 1500 pages in the series!