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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare


The Infernal Devices #2
Author: Cassandra Clare
Released Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

In Clockwork Prince, with Mortmain vanished and the clock counting down on how long Charlotte can keep control of the Institute away from Benedict Lightwood, Will, Jem and Tessa must dig into Mortmain’s past to predict what he will do in the future,

But secrets about Mortmain aren’t all they find buried—Tessa begins to uncover the truth about her own birth, and the ghosts of Will’s past return to haunt him. As Tessa grows closer to Jem, and Will is driven further toward the brink of madness by jealousy and guilt, will they discover the truth in time to halt the next phase of Mortmain’s evil plan?


     So the light has finally shined a little on why Will is just a nasty person from the prior book and a little of Clockwork Prince. Yay. I was actually hoping there's a nicer person and a very good reason right under that layer of nastiness that explains it all...
     But I still don't like him. I might feel sympathy or pity toward him, but his overall personality is still... meh. Though I do like his ridiculous poems and songs, particularly the one about demon pox, which is now making me picture him as a leprechaun wearing Victorian clothes instead of the regular green outfits leprechauns, blue eyes and black hair with no beard and not standing at the end of a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end while dancing in circles....
     Sorry for the image in your minds now. x)
     Unfortunately, the song is sort of stuck in my head like “Call Me Maybe.” *grits teeth* I wouldn't worry about me, not really. It'll be out the other ear within the next few hours and replaced by Selena Gomez's “Come & Get It” or another song entirely. Hopefully.
     And then I don't really get that Tessa would actually be agreeing to Jem when really her heart is with someone else... or maybe I do. Sort of. :/
     But before I start going into a really long post about a “million” stuff about the characters, what I dislike (well, that's explanatory. There's always that one character in the book one dislikes) and what I like about them and what not...
     Clockwork Prince is more fast paced than its prior book, Clockwork Angel (in my very humble opinion that many fans will probably disagree). The characters are more understandable, though I think that's been around since book one, the plot is a whole lot more interesting (Shadowhunters, Downworlders, Mortmain, oh my! – wait, that didn't make sense, did it? *frown*), and I thoroughly enjoyed reading another one of Cassandra Clare's works.

     Oh hey, I just realized. City of Bones is in theaters tomorrow. I haven't read it yet... but I want to see it. Unfortunately, my attempts of convincing my mother to let me go has been futile (boo but even if I did succeed... demons might make certain peeps squeamish. Another sad story). I guess I'll go rent it from Professor Netflix or Redbox one day in another 6 months or so. So... who's excited? And don't give me spoilers please – I just warned that I didn't read the book yet, didn't I?! But you can look forward to it sometime in the future, near or far. ;)
     Hmm. 6 months. I'm sure that will give me plenty of enough time to actually read it.
     On the bright side... I don't exactly have to tap my fingers or toes and wait for the next book in the The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire to be published in 2014. I kind of need to do quite the catching up before I go into the “waiting room.”

Rating: 5 out of 5 Owls

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