Book Review: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Device #2) by Cassandra Clare

Hi, everybody!

I’m so sorry for not posting all these weeks but it’s been quite hectic at school. Fortunatly I have springbreak now for two weeks. This also may mean that I’ll post more than two times a week. 🙂

Anyway, today I have a review of Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare for you. Since this is a sequel there will be some spoilers if you haven’t read the first book yet.

Titel: Clockwork Prince

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publishing Date: December 6th 2011

Pages: 502

Rating: 4.25/5

SYNOPSIS (Goodreads)

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.


This second book in the trilogy was not a very action-packed one and that actually surprised me from Cassandra Clare but it was a very good character driven book.
We find out why Will behaves like he does and even though I know now why I still don’t like him… I’m not sure why but I just don’t like him. It’s not like in the first book when I really didn’t like him: I deleted the “really”. Usually I don’t feel like this with characters with such a history. I always try to understand them, and I do understand Will but I just can’t like him. Is there something wrong with me?
Jem I loved even more. He’s so kind to Tessa and just everybody but it’s quite obvious he loves Tessa. And even though I don’t like Will, I do enjoy the two of them together because I think Will does deserve a friend like Jem. Everyone does, right?
Tessa is still thorn between the two of them. She enjoys very much to be with Jem because she feels good with him (how can one not?) but she can’t help but feel attracted to Will even though she doesn’t really want to.
I love how Tessa feels about Charlotte and Sophie, a servant. In a short period of time she really began to care for them a lot.
Sophie is wise and she’s always prepared to give Tessa advise. She can also be pretty badass.
And as I predicted, Jessamine did cause some trouble. It hit how she could be betray the people who cared for her. She’s so selfish and it seriously troubled me.


Because it was a character driven book it wasn’t a very exciting ending (for Cassandra Clare). I really loved that one exciting scene. And to be honest, Will really annoyed me at the end and unfortunately Tessa did a little bit, too…


I don’t think this prequel was as good as the first book but I still really really liked it. We didn’t find out that much about Tessa but I hope we will in the final book.

Did you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below or send me a link to your review if you have one. I’d loved to read your thoughts! I hope to see you soon! 🙂


Katniss Potter Booklover xxx




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