Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: December 6, 2011
Source: For Review from Simon & Schuster Canada (Thank you!)
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, though 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.
I plan on posting my full review for Clockwork Prince closer to the release date but I thought I would post a teaser review consisting of my thoughts page by page. Sorry if this is considered cruel for those of you who have been dying to read this book... my goal is just to make everyone excited to read it (as if you weren't already)!
Page 24: Excited for Tessa to get some Shadowhunter training! She is way too much of a lady.
Page 71: Oh, how I've missed Cassandra Clare's trademark humour.
Page 98: Victorian England is my favourite setting ever.
Page 143: Will's secret revealed! Holy crap.
Page 173: I love bookish heroines.
Page 195: Ha! Will totally deserved that. Good one Jem.
Page 206: Wow. Cassie sure knows how to write racy kissing scenes. That was hot. I am once again impressed by Jem.
Page 210: Oh, Henry. I like eggs too.
Page 218: Go Sophie! She is fast becoming my favourite character.
Page 250: I think I love Will and Jem's bromance even more than Tessa's relationships with Will and Jem.
Page 254: Again, Sophie?! She's fierce.
Page 278: Who knew Benedict Lightwood was so kinky.
Page 292: Love triangles are confusing and mess with my mind.
Page 318: Teehee. You so silly, Magnus.
Page 386: Cassie has a true talent at writing action scenes. So intense.
Page 423: Aw! So happy for them. Very sweet.
Page 428: !!!!
Page 439: Heehee. I quite like giddy Will.
Page 474: Again, this love triangle is messing with me.
Page 498: Grrr... what a way to end this!
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