By Cassandra Clare
Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback
Published December 6th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: YA Steampunk / Paranormal / Romance
Source: own copy
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?
~ Goodreads Blurb
World Building: A cross between spectacular Victorian London and awesome fantasy, a full delight just like in the first book. I’m a total geek for Victorian! xD
Characters: Cool, as always. While Will was more center stage in the first book, it’s safe to say Jem gets a lot of standing ovations in this one. As a matter of fact, I liked Will better in book #1, but that’s the evil me speaking, the one who loves tortured characters to be tortured but mysterious 😀 Resolved mysteries, are, well…not interesting to me anymore. I felt Tessa grew, even Charlotte and Henry’s relationship developed. The predictable love triangle goes on full force, but we all saw it coming from book #1 so there was no surprise. Overall, good development and can’t wait to read the next one 😀
Plot: Interesting, though it felt more stagnant then in the first book. This was more about characters to me, and it’s something I love, so of course I loved the feel of this book better then the first.
Writing: Pffft, ridiculously good, but again, no surprise there. I’m really curious if I’ll like other series by the same author as much as this one, because this one I completely adored.
Curb Appeal: Yummylicious cover, cool blurb, and heart series. Immediate purchase, of course. Victorian stories tend to have that effect on me 😀
All in all, a brilliant read, full of emotion, evocative and vivid and just yummy. Loved it, can’t wait for the next one!
Did you guys read it already? Ok, lay it on me, Team Will or Team Jem? 😀