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Saturday, March 12

Book Talk | Clockwork Prince

Title: Clockwork Prince

Author: Cassandra Clare
Page Count: 502
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Goodreads Rating: 4.47
My Rating:5 stars
Book Cover Rating: 4 stars
Would recommend to: People that enjoy epic fightscenes and love triangles.
Bad Book Review: A curse is not a legit reason to be a complete ass to everybody.
Review Type: Spoilers after the break
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The only non spoilery thing I can say about this book is that it was even better than the first novel. I am not sure whether or not I like this trilogy more than Cassie's other series, The Mortal Instruments, but I don't think I can judge that before I read the final book 'Clockwork Princess'. The storyline continued to be great and Cassandra Clare never fails to shock me.
That's about everything I can say without spoiling people, so if you have not read this book, DO NOT continue reading. I have written a spoiler free review for the first book, Clockwork Angel, which you can read here:


The first thing I would like to discuss is William Herondale. In my Clockwork Angel review, I made it pretty clear that I did not like him as a character, for I thought he was rude and annoying. My opinion changed in this book. That is after I found out about the curse that was cast on him when he was twelve years old. I suddenly started feeling so incredibly sorry for Will. I can't imagine what it must be like having to live with the thought that anyone who loves you will die. I understood, then, why Will was so mean to the people around them. He didn't want them to die. I now finally see why people like him. I felt even more sorry when I found out that the curse wasn't actually real and that Will has been pushing people away for nothing.

The second thing I'd like to express my feeling about is the love triangle that we have going on in this book. Usually I'm not a really big fan of these triangles, cause often they are done unrealisticly, but I don't have that feeling at all with the Infernal Devices. Will is doing anything to lift his curse because he loves Tessa and is afraid she will die if he expresses it to her and Jem has fallen in love with her deeply as well and has no trouble holding it back.
I have to say, even though my feelings for Will have changed, I still like Jem and Tessa together more. That kissing scene they had at page 200 warmed my heart. I was so happy when they finally kissed. When he proposed to her, at the end of the book I felt like crying of happiness. With the whole decease that is slowly killing him he deserves to be happy more than anybody.

Speaking about Jem's curse. I felt horrible that moment when he and Tessa were kissing and she accidentally knocked his drug from the table. The thing he said to her when he told her to please leave: ''Please, I do not want you to see me on my knees, grubbing around the floor for the drug that I need to live.'' I felt so incredibly bad for him. When Mortmain was buying all the yin fen (Jem's drug) I could only think he was doing it to hurt Jem and I don't want to think about him possibly dying (though I know he won't bc I read City of Heavenly Fire). I can't think about anyone wanting to hurt Jem, I just don't want to think about it.

Something else that really shocked me was finding out Jessamine was spying on everybody and selling their secrets to Nate. Even I felt betrayed. Though that feeling lessened a bit when I found out how in love she was with Nate. I actually felt quite sorry for her, because there was no way someone like him could love her back.
I was also shocked to find out about Benedict Lightwood and this deal with Mortmain. I knew he was an asshole, but I wasn't expecting him to actually be in league with the Magister. I laughed when I found out why he was in league with Mortmain, though. Demon pox. After everybody telling Will demon pox doesn't exist, it does, and Benedict has it. Wonderful!

There were two characters in I didn't walk about in my previous review, that I grew very fond of in this book. Charlotte first. Even though she is only in her early twenties, she feels like such a mother figure to me. She is, obviously, as the leader of the London Institute, but she feels a lot older to me than she actually is and I want to give her credit for everything she does for the people she loves. I am glad she got to keep the Institute in the end.
Sophie is the other character I really started liking in this book. I already liked her in the first book, but I think she grew as a character from just a servant girl with the sight to someone who is trying to find information and takes matters into her own hands. I also really like what is growing between her and Gideon Lightwood. I hope they end up with each other.

That was about everything I wanted to talk about. What were your thoughts on this book? Let me know in the comments.

~ Amber.


  1. Ooh I agree with the Jem/Tessa ship over Will/Tessa. Although I think that's because I didn't like Will very much throughout the series. MY BAD! Even after I found out his curse, GAhhh. Have you read Clockwork Princess?!? *dances wildly* There are some GREAT plot twists in there. EEEEP. And is this the book where Will gets so excited that Demon Pox exists!? That scene had me cracking up. :D

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    1. I am about 120 pages into Clockwork Princess right now and I'm honestly so scared because everybody is telling me it's super sad and I don't want anyone to get hurt, especially not my baby Jem and I think that is exactly the person who is going to die...

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