Tuesday 14 August 2012

Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

It's been a while since I read the first book in the Infernal Devices series and because of this, before I started to read Clockwork Prince I had forgottenwhy I liked Clockwork Angel. I couldn't remember what it was that I enjoyed so much about the plot and what it was that completely mesmerized me about the characters. 

Once I started reading Clockwork Prince I didn't immediately remember, in all honesty it was hard for me to get into the story. I didn't understand the significance of the characters, there are so many characters and at first they meant nothing to me. 

After the first (couple of) chapters I finally understood why I had loved Clockwork Angel so much. The plot is so fascinating and near impossible to predict and although the book is quite big (about 500 pages!) each of Clare's words are written to mean something important. 

I can safely say that I like the Infernal Devices series more than the Mortal Instruments. This could be because I think that the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments is unnecessary but it is more likely because of the characters in the Infernal Devices

I felt something for every character, especially for Will. Whenever the characters went through any heartache (and there was a lot of heartache!) I was close to tears and whenever one of the characters was shocked by an event occurring in the book I audibly gasped with them. You know that the author has done at least something right when you feel what the character does; it can't be easy to build such an amazing emotional connection between the reader and the characters within a book.

The best way to sum up these books is with the word 'addictive'. Other than the slow start there is nothing about this book that I didn't love. 

Well actually... 


This love triangle had me screaming and completely freaking out. Everybody must think I am a complete psycho for practically stabbing my book in frustration.

I never understood why people picked sides when love triangles appeared in books, especially when it is usually obvious who the main character will choose (e.g. Twilight: Edward, The Vampire Academy: Dimitri) but in Clockwork Prince... Hmmm... In Clockwork Prince, I can't call it. Tessa has different but equally as powerful connections with both Will and Jem. 

No matter how much I think the love triangle annoys me and no matter how much I died at the cliffhanger(s) at the end of the book, I definitely enjoyed Clockwork Prince a whole lot. 

Clockwork Princess, please be released sooner. 

Music choice: Although there is a lot of action in this book, the one thing that dominated the book for me was the love triangle and the angst. So this is my choice... Two Princes by Spin Doctors. Jem and Will? They truly are 'two princes'

Haven't heard of it? It's good :) 

itunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/two-princes-best-spin-doctors/id288888947

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