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Consciente del singular poder de Tessa, el Magister sigue sus pasos, dispuesto a acabar con los Cazadores de Sombras. Los culpa de una desgracia que destrozó su vida. Tessa, junto al bello y autodestructivo Will y el dulce y devoto Jem, iniciará un viaje que los llevará no solo a descubrir la terrible tragedia de su enemigo, sino también el secreto familiar que esconde la Consciente del singular poder de Tessa, el Magister sigue sus pasos, dispuesto a acabar con los Cazadores de Sombras. Los culpa de una desgracia que destrozó su vida. Tessa, junto al bello y autodestructivo Will y el dulce y devoto Jem, iniciará un viaje que los llevará no solo a descubrir la terrible tragedia de su enemigo, sino también el secreto familiar que esconde la verdadera identidad de la chica.


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Consciente del singular poder de Tessa, el Magister sigue sus pasos, dispuesto a acabar con los Cazadores de Sombras. Los culpa de una desgracia que destrozó su vida. Tessa, junto al bello y autodestructivo Will y el dulce y devoto Jem, iniciará un viaje que los llevará no solo a descubrir la terrible tragedia de su enemigo, sino también el secreto familiar que esconde la Consciente del singular poder de Tessa, el Magister sigue sus pasos, dispuesto a acabar con los Cazadores de Sombras. Los culpa de una desgracia que destrozó su vida. Tessa, junto al bello y autodestructivo Will y el dulce y devoto Jem, iniciará un viaje que los llevará no solo a descubrir la terrible tragedia de su enemigo, sino también el secreto familiar que esconde la verdadera identidad de la chica.

30 review for Príncipe mecánico. Cazadores de sombras. Los orígenes 2 (versión mexicana): Saga Cazadores de sombras . Los orígenes

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    my video review/discussion can be found here: https://youtu.be/xL85QtJjUqE SO MANY FEELINGS. ALL OF THE FEELINGS. So many things were revealed in this book and I just can't get over everything that went down. MADNESS.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Emma Giordano

    I enjoyed this reread SO SO SO MUCH!!! I can't believe I was ever petty enough to *vehemently dislike* this novel. Like almost every reread of The Infernal Devices I struggled to fall into the story in the beginning. Alas, I read the second half of the book in one sitting because I REFUSED to put it down. I'm so pleased that I can enjoy these books as an adult much much more than I did as a teen.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Saniya

    One tiny request. Will, can you please write a love letter to me too? So that I hold it in my hand all the time and daydream. Just imagine. Will in real life. *Sigh* Boy you are one good heck of a writer. No wonder Tessa is all messed up. I just LOVED it! 4.5/5 stars. (-0.5 for the fact that, that letter was meant for me and also that Will is mine. xD) Merged review: Good news, I got almost all my pics back! :'D *Desperation scene* My heart... where is it...? Ah, I can see it on the floor, broken int One tiny request. Will, can you please write a love letter to me too? So that I hold it in my hand all the time and daydream. Just imagine. Will in real life. *Sigh* Boy you are one good heck of a writer. No wonder Tessa is all messed up. I just LOVED it! 4.5/5 stars. (-0.5 for the fact that, that letter was meant for me and also that Will is mine. xD) Merged review: Good news, I got almost all my pics back! :'D *Desperation scene* My heart... where is it...? Ah, I can see it on the floor, broken into tiny little pieces. Jem. Will. And me... Cassandra Clare, you just broke my heart gazillion times. This book was flipping amazing! =') The plot, the characters, the writing, the story, the ending EVERYTHING was perfect! This series is so much better than the Mortal Instruments and please, PLEASE go and buy this book and read it already! Will. Jem. Will. Jem. Will. Jem. 'Ouch, my heart! Not again! *crys like in the above 5 pics again*' ='( 3 I demand Cassandra Clare to publish the third book right now or there might be news about a girl who committed suicide under Cassandra Clare's building because her third book in Infernal devices is gonna be published on 2012! And If you love Will, you will listen to this song, because I broke down after listening to it. Totally describes Will and Tessa's relationship! :'( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9ZVIA... Infinity out of 5 stars! xD ----------------------- My review while currently reading this book. I seriously need to use this advice right now! xD OMG! Will looks so hot in this pic ^.^ And Jem... *DIES* So freaking hot! <3 I want to be Tessa! =(

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lola

    And I thought things couldn’t get more complicated. They can. And they have. It should scare me to think that Cassandra Clare is not done messing with our emotions, that there will be more heart-breaking scenes in Clockwork Princess, but part of me must be a masochist. Because I am looking more than forward to having my heart broken for the millionth time. These characters have become so dear to me. I almost feel as if I have known them for ever. Tessa and Will and Jem are the most intense trio ther And I thought things couldn’t get more complicated. They can. And they have. It should scare me to think that Cassandra Clare is not done messing with our emotions, that there will be more heart-breaking scenes in Clockwork Princess, but part of me must be a masochist. Because I am looking more than forward to having my heart broken for the millionth time. These characters have become so dear to me. I almost feel as if I have known them for ever. Tessa and Will and Jem are the most intense trio there is in young adult literature, from my perspective. I know that they each have their own past and future, yet I cannot help but want for them to be linked and bound to one another until death plays its role. Clockwork Prince is different from Clockwork Angel in many ways. For starters, it contains more romance. There is even cheating. Furthermore, secrets are revealed. Many of them. The pacing is slower and the focus is sharp on the characters and less so on the actual plot. And it’s also more treacherous. As in… brace yourself, dear readers, for Clockwork Prince will leave a mark on you. Of love, of despair, of madness or hope…? It’s up to you to find out! Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

  5. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Darling

    Have you ever pictured yourself wandering among the tombs at Westminster Abbey, marveling at the sheer wonder of being among the greatest literary figures in history? Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray is taken to Poets' Corner by someone who understands exactly what such an experience will mean to her, and this lovely little moment in the sequel to Clockwork Angel perfectly encapsulates everything I love about the Infernal Devices series. Tessa is a shapeshifting Shadowhunter who is becoming accustome Have you ever pictured yourself wandering among the tombs at Westminster Abbey, marveling at the sheer wonder of being among the greatest literary figures in history? Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray is taken to Poets' Corner by someone who understands exactly what such an experience will mean to her, and this lovely little moment in the sequel to Clockwork Angel perfectly encapsulates everything I love about the Infernal Devices series. Tessa is a shapeshifting Shadowhunter who is becoming accustomed to her powers, but in the middle of all the magic and mystery in Victorian England, the relationships between Tessa, the enigmatic Will, and the thoughtful, sensitive Jem remain the very heart of the story. Following a rather, ahem, provocative prologue, the story really begins as the London Institute of Shadowhunters is given two weeks to find the evil Magister, who is still determined to gain control of Tessa’s powers and bring down the Enclave. Tessa and the Shadowhunters must battle dreadful clockwork creatures, demons, and even treachery within their own ranks before everything around them is forever altered. Readers who agonized over the last book will be happy to know that we see the beginnings of the ties between the Lightwood and Herondale families, find out what the initials "JTS" mean, and spend more time getting to know all the characters, including Magnus, Jessamine, Henry, Charlotte, and Sophie. Here are the other important elements that I loved from this story: Tessa, Will, and Jem Tessa becomes more sure of her unique position and powers, and her relationships with both the boys in her life deepen in a life-changing way. Jem unexpectedly reveals an incredibly alluring side to him that we’ve never seen before, and we finally discover the devastating secret in handsome Will’s tragic past. This is one of the most well-written love triangles I’ve ever read, with a strong girl torn between two very attractive and honorable boys; there are good reasons for Tessa to love them both, but also excellent reasons for her to give her heart to neither. It is nothing short of torture to feel Tessa’s deep pull towards Jem and Will, both of whom have swooningly romantic and wildly sensual moments with our heroine. Believe me, the infamous Dirty Sexy Balcony Scene more than lives up to its promise, and I clutched my pearls more than once while reading this book! What Tessa never forgets, however, is that as confused as she is about her feelings for Jem and Will, there is also a lifelong friendship between them that she must honor. Jem’s illness, Will’s love for and dependence upon him, and her own need for self-respect all contribute to an intensely difficult situation, and one that made me hurt for everyone involved. Victorian Details The Victorian details in this novel make me quite ill with pleasure. That's right, ill with pleasure. I'm not even speaking solely of catnip such as the clothes and carriages and the like, but of a finer, deeper authenticity that has to do with a way of truly immersive thinking, rather than just trifling details. It seems to be so difficult for many YA historical fiction authors to refrain from projecting anachronistic modern attitudes onto period characters, but Tessa Gray stands out as a true Victorian heroine. She shows courage and spirit, but it's within the appropriate behaviors and thinking patterns for a girl living in the 19th century; if she breaks tradition, she thinks about it (and we know it's unusual) before she does so. Even while she's being trained for self-defense by other Shadowhunters, Tessa spends a great deal of her time struggling to reconcile her magical powers and responsibilities with her upbringing and social decorum. The role of women in oppressive circumstances has always interested me, and Tessa’s internal dialogue and conduct (along with Sophie’s) are notably in keeping with all the other spot-on period details, which are meticulously researched and beautifully woven into the story. Before she began writing this series, the author rather famously moved to England for six months and read nothing but books written or set in the Victorian era, and even walked all the streets that her characters might have traveled. There is a certain mood and style that is decidedly steeped in the foundations of this research, and the dexterous language and witty dialogue feel pretty nearly perfect and true to the time—with allowances for fantasy and magic, of course. Tessa transcends the thinking of the time and uses clever magic and thinking to outwit her adversaries at every turn. A Love of Literature Another thing I also adore about this series is how much appreciation all the characters have for literature. I still remember the awe I felt the first time I went to Westminster Abbey, and it struck a chord to hear Tessa say, “I can’t explain it. It’s like being among friends, being among these names.” Upon traveling to the countryside for the first time, she also says, "I feel as though I have seen it before. In books. I keep imagining I’ll see Thornfield Hall rising up beyond the trees, or Wuthering Heights perched on a stony crag.“ It is nearly impossible for any lover of books, particularly those with an unruly bit of romance in her soul, to fail to thrill when reading words like this. Tessa is a kindred spirit for me, and I think she would be for many other thinking, dreaming readers as well. If you were dying for this second installment in the Infernal Devices series, rest assured that it has been more than worth the wait. It's full of great action scenes, a clever use of magic, and the hilarious dialogue that we've come to expect from these characters. It is, however, also an intensely emotional read for those invested in the characters, so be prepared with tissues—I cried several times near the heartbreaking end and it's going to be so hard to wait another whole year for Clockwork Princess. Was the book satisfying? Yes. Was it agonizing? A thousand times, yes. But it was painful in the most exquisite and emotionally truthful of ways. This review also appears in The Midnight Garden. An advance copy was provided by the publisher.

  6. 3 out of 5

    kayla**

    Liked Clockwork Angel better than the Mortal Instruments, that's why I am eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Infernal Devices=] December 2011 is too far away!! Can't we just read it now? Huh... It seems people are already choosing sides... So, in that case, I'll admit that I am... TEAM WILL!!!=) hahaha, so predictable of me, but I can't help it! ---------------------------------------------------- WOW. Wow, wow, wow. Amazing... review to come! :)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    ____________________________________________ “Tess, Tess, Tessa. Was there ever a more beautiful sound than your name? To speak it aloud makes my heart ring like a bell. Strange to imagine that, isn’t it – a heart ringing – but when you touch me that is what it is like: as if my heart is ringing in my chest and the sound shivers down my veins and splinters my bones with joy. Why have I written these words in this book? Because of you. You taught me to love this book where I had scorned it. When I ____________________________________________ “Tess, Tess, Tessa. Was there ever a more beautiful sound than your name? To speak it aloud makes my heart ring like a bell. Strange to imagine that, isn’t it – a heart ringing – but when you touch me that is what it is like: as if my heart is ringing in my chest and the sound shivers down my veins and splinters my bones with joy. Why have I written these words in this book? Because of you. You taught me to love this book where I had scorned it. When I read it for the second time, with an open mind and heart, I felt the most complete despair and envy of Sydney Carton. Yes, Sydney, for even if he had no hope that the woman he loved would love him, at least he could tell her of his love. At least he could do something to prove his passion, even if that thing was to die. I would have chosen death for a chance to tell you the truth, Tessa, if I could have been assured that death would be my own. And that is why I envied Sydney, for he was free. And now at last I am free, and I can finally tell you, without fear of danger to you, all that I feel in my heart. You are not the last dream of my soul. You are the first dream, the only dream I ever was unable to stop myself from dreaming. You are the first dream of my soul, and from that dream I hope will come all other dreams, a lifetime’s worth. With hope at least, Will Herondale” ____________________________________________ ☆☆☆☆☆5 CLOCKWORKY STARS!☆☆☆☆☆ You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog! Clockwork Angel Review! ____________________________________________ “We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.” ____________________________________________ If you know me and my reviews , you would know that I am not a fan of sequels,especially second books of the series but this one was entirely awesome.I have been caught up with series for weeks now and I can't think of anything else.The way it is written is so beautiful and I do dig the appearance and the style of talking of the time this book,actually the whole series is set in.Maybe as a fan of books,as a reader I do enjoy books in which dialogues are filled with quotes of classics.Quoting the brilliant authors is one of the smartest way of creating conversations and I must give the credit for this to the author.She handled this perfectly,staying in reality and not turning it into something artificial as some popular books out there had done it. ____________________________________________ “It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” ____________________________________________ The way author describes the situation is terrific,the way the characters show their emotions,their affections,eagerness,sympathy fits greatly with their culture at the certain time.Also you can sense skepticism on their thoughts,actions affected by feelings,inexperience,and age.You get to read here about great heroic characters,fearless and strong,but it's something about them and the things they repeatedly do that makes them real and believable.It makes them people. ____________________________________________ “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite” ____________________________________________ I must say I enjoyed this one more than the first one.Not that it was better than the first one in the plot or the writing,or anything in general but if you may know me,you would know my public dislikeness for vampires as creatures,and this one fortunately doesn't contain blood drinkers.So I am pleased. ____________________________________________ “If no one cares for you at all, do you even really exist?” ____________________________________________ Even that there is not a lot of action or much happening in this book,it never got boring.The plot was beautifully organised and the situations were always thrilling filled with excitement.There are some secrets revealed,but still the plot is quite complicated stored with enigmatic words and ideas and persons in shades. ____________________________________________ “We live and breathe words.” ____________________________________________ (This may contain spoilers) I was quite impressed with the Will's curse,and the revelation of it.And it surely change my opinion for this character. ____________________________________________ “You’re seventeen,” Magnus said. “You can’t have wasted a life you’ve barely lived.” ____________________________________________ I can't part this book.As the first book,this one was also a perfection in every way.I can't say I didn't enjoy some parts more than others but the difference is minor so I will not mention them because I don't want to spoil. The story This book follows the story of the first one.After the death of the vampire and the unknown location of the Magister ,the shadowhunters are caught up in a lot of problems.Charlotte is doing everything to save the Institute,to stay at the head of it,Tessa is still clearing things in her head,trying to find more about herself and who she is,her origin,her parents.Her heart starts growing more feeling for Jem,because of this kindness and everything but in the other hand she can't stop feeling affection for Will and his dark,dark past. ____________________________________________ “Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.” ____________________________________________ The characters Tessa Well I still have the same opinion for her.All the best.And I don't know why but I never have imagined someone more beautiful than her in my mind.And she has a sense of humor.Like that's something easy to find,beautiful and funny. Will Well as I said my opinion for Will has changed.Not that I have disliked this characters before but after knowing him better,I do feel pity for him.I still don't know why he hasn't tried to find the demon before,I mean for five years he could have find it and know better and he would not be late,and who has read this book knows what I mean. James I also have the same opinion about this characters as before.But I do have a feeling that he knows what Tessa truly feels.I guess I have to find out in the third one. Magnus Bane I am mention this character because I can't really understand him..He has done a lot of generous things for others,but I can't really know what he likes or desires.It confused me a lot and maybe it's just me, but I think he has some problems and I find him very creepy. ____________________________________________ “Oh, leave it,” said Jem, kicking Will, not without affection, lightly on the ankle. “She’s annexed my plan!” “Will,” Tessa said firmly. “Do you care more about the plan being enacted or about getting credit for it?” Will pointed a finger at her. “That,” he said. “The second one.” ____________________________________________ I highly recommend this book to every book reader out there.It's a phenomenal series.It contains everything you want to see in a book.So pick the first one up and then this one:)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Steph Sinclair

    **Don't click the spoilers if you haven't read the book.** I think it's time to admit to myself that The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series are just not for me. I suppose it's not a secret I'm not a huge fan of Cassandra Clare's work, but I won't deny that there were some things I did enjoy with each series. However, this was a disappointing read for me. I originally liked the premise of the first book in the Infernal Devices series, but this installment seemed to focus more on the ch **Don't click the spoilers if you haven't read the book.** I think it's time to admit to myself that The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series are just not for me. I suppose it's not a secret I'm not a huge fan of Cassandra Clare's work, but I won't deny that there were some things I did enjoy with each series. However, this was a disappointing read for me. I originally liked the premise of the first book in the Infernal Devices series, but this installment seemed to focus more on the character's relationships rather than the plot. It's the same problem City of Fallen Angels had, except I do think Clockwork Prince was LOADS better than that. In Clockwork Prince The Shadowhunters in the London Institute find themselves in a serious bind. Due to the startling turn of events in Clockwork Angel, Charlotte is threaten to be removed as head of the institute unless she and the others can discover what the Magister is planning and capture him. The Shadowhunters immediately get to work diving into the Clave archives, searching for clues to the Magister's past. Unfortunately, it is not just his secrets that are exposed as the loyalties of the institute members are also revealed. That sounds fairly interesting, right? So what's my issue? Why couldn't I love this book? Well, if I put it bluntly: It was boring. The beginning took way to long to pick up and if I had to guess, I'd say nothing exciting happens until around page 250. Um, I don't know about you, but that is way too long to keep me hanging. It took me 15 days to read this book. 15 days. At one point I just had to put it down for a few days and read something else because every time I picked up the book it would put me in this kind of mood: Sure the Shadowhunters did things, but every time they were about to go on a mission we are given unnecessary descriptions of what Tessa is going to wear or how Sophie did her hair or how silver Jem's eyes looked that day. Who cares? The suspense leading up to the mission died while Tessa was taking her sweet ass time getting dressed. Speaking of Tessa, she is a pathetic heroine. She is good for one thing only: changing her appearance. She's not a fighter and despite her being trained in this book, she was virtually worthless. Yet, they always had to take her along on missions. When they actually used her power she manages to screw it up. They attend a "bad guy's party" (Just go with it. I don't want to spoil it for you.) and Tessa screws up her disguise because she drinks some type of spiked warlock lemonade. Yeah. I don't know about you, but when I'm crashing a bad guy's party, I never drink the punch. So she's walking around as herself and none of the evil dudes seem to notice or care. HUH? But she's an idiot, so I don't expect much from her. However, Will drinks it too. At that point I'm thinking, "You've been a Shadowhunter for how long exactly?" That scene made no sense. Even though the book was boring, that's not even my biggest issue with it. While I was reading I always felt disconnected to the characters. The only character I did care about was Jem and that's probably because he's the only one who didn't seem like a direct rip-off from the Mortal Instruments series. I felt flashes of these characters in Clockwork Angel, but now I'm fully convinced that Draco/Harry Will is Jace, Hermione/Ginny Tessa is Clary, ect. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice--Nope. I see what you did there. Will Jace. I hate this guy. He reminds me of the Jace in City of Fallen Angels. "I can't be with you because it will kill you! So I'm going to act like the shitiest person on earth so you will hate me!" Sound familiar anyone? Seriously, there are only so many times you can recycle a plot twist before you become predictable. I'm not sure you can even call it a plot twist anymore. So not only is he a carbon copy of Jace, but he goes through the same tortured character issue too? No, I'm not buying that. He was the reason why I almost didn't finish the book. He's such a prick and Tessa knows it, but she still loves him "because there is just something about him!" *eyeroll* Yes, I'm well aware of the curse, but that entire situation never seemed real to me anyway. (view spoiler)[It was so obvious that the curse was a fake. "Everyone who loves you will die! Muahahaha!" What kind of lame curse is that? And why did Will think no one loved him? Charlotte's love for him was just pouring off the pages. He didn't think it odd that she was still alive? Does anyone besides Jem use their brain in this series? (hide spoiler)] So when I finally get to the "good part," some things happen that are supposed to shock me, I guess. There is this big revelation made right before the fight scene. (view spoiler)[We find out Nate and Tessa aren't brother and sister. (hide spoiler)] WAIT. Didn't you use that revelation is City of Glass, Clare?? Please stop putting you plot twists through the laundry wash cycle. It doesn't make them new again. *sigh* After the fight scene, there is still a good 75 pages left and I was hoping for more action. But, of course, there is none. Most of it is filled with more relationship drama that surprisingly made me happy. However, it will most likely piss off fans of the series. LOL. (view spoiler)[That's right, Will! You are shit outta luck! (hide spoiler)] There is a cliffhanger at the end of the book, but by that time I was so through with it all, that it didn't move me one bit. The writing was difficult for me, but I've never really jived well with Clare's style. Death to those bloody commas! My eyes are waving little white surrender flags! O_o Another thing I found strange was that Tessa is supposed to be American (right?), but it seemed like she still sounded English. In other words, all of the characters spoke very similarly. There was only one time when Tessa used an American slang term and it felt odd and out of place. And how many times must the word 'quite' be used? "Oh, you are quite right!" "This is quite uncomfortable." "I don't think you quite understand." I'm pretty sure 'quite' is used every few pages and it's annoying. The characters are trying so hard to sound English. It just didn't work for me. Will I read Clockwork Princess? I don't know, maybe. The only reason I'm remotely curious is because I want to see what's going to happen to Jem. I like that guy. Yeah, I know. The volcanoes in hell are freezing over because I actually really like one of Clare's characters. Amazing. Oh, and before I forget: (view spoiler)[Did anyone else notice anything familiar with how the Shadowhunters vote? Um, Goblet of Fire anyone? (hide spoiler)] More reviews and more at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    I think by now, we all know how much I love and enjoy anything Shadowhunter related, but I can honestly say I don't think I will never not give The Infernal Devices series anything less than 5 stars! It is just so beautiful. These books make me feel things only one or two other books have made me feel. My heart actually hurts for Will and Tessa. "It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrot I think by now, we all know how much I love and enjoy anything Shadowhunter related, but I can honestly say I don't think I will never not give The Infernal Devices series anything less than 5 stars! It is just so beautiful. These books make me feel things only one or two other books have made me feel. My heart actually hurts for Will and Tessa. "It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave." What made it so special for me the second time round was how much I had truely forgotten. It was like reading it for the first time. When you read something for the first time your in awe, and that's honestly how I felt. I loved how it brought in more characters, and you could see alliances emerging. It had so much humour in the book that honestly just brightened up my day. Seriously though... I don't know how many times my heart was just so close to breaking. Will. Will and Tessa. Will and Jem. Tessa. Jem. Tessa and Jem. Charlotte and Henry. Even Jessie... TOO MANY EMOTIONS WERE FELT! For me Tessa seemed to be a totally different character in this book, in the sense that she wasn't shocked by things anymore, I enjoyed her a lot more and could sense that she was more settled. I liked how she was quite independent and was able to control things easier. My heart broke for her upon the confession. SO CLOSE! Will I can't. I just. I don't even know how to write any of this. I have never felt so strongly for a character in the many books I have read. There is something about him. I know that he appears to be "damaged" but there is so much to him as a character. In this book you find out why he is like he is, and honestly it hurt. However I thoroughly enjoyed Will's back story, and once all was revealed I liked how open he became. Onto the final person in the trio Jem. He is like I previously mentioned so sweet and so lovely. I feel quite sad that in my previous reads I was all for Will (I still am, but now I see the appeal of Jem) anyway... his character developed so much more in this book I think, he was strong, stood up for what he believed in and was once again the loving, caring Jem Carstairs we all know. His love for Tessa is so beautiful and so raw it honestly melted me! Sophie and Gideon just made me so happy in this book! I enjoyed the training sessions between the two, how Gideon became his own person entirely in this book and actually stands up for what is right. Sophie also does the same, even if it meant her telling everything she is honourable and does what is right. Her friendship with Tessa is adorable and how she kind of puts everyone in there place. Yesssss! I was so confused and had conflicting views about Jessie in this book. One moment I loathed her, the next I felt sympathy towards her. She's not particularly a pleasant character, but that's kind of why she's there. I enjoy the fact she doesn't seem to have a filter, however I just don't like how much she hurts the ones that love her. I'm looking forward to finding out what becomes of her in the next book. I remember something but not other bits... Finally the top dogs... the heads of the institute Charlotte and Henry. First of all, how ADORABLE are they together?! I just can't. I think in this book, you begin to understand how much they care and love one another. The discussion of marriage had me laughing, but at the same time it made me kind of sad. However it was happy overall. I was so pleased that something of Henrys finally worked! They are both just lovely characters, and the added bonus is Henrys ginger hair! "When two souls are as one, they stay together on the Wheel. I was born in this world to love you, and I will love you in the next life, and the one after that." What I liked? - I liked how in the final chapters plans FINALLY came together, it hurt to see that whatever Charlotte tried to do, always seemed to fail. I just want her to be happy. - The realisation that Charlotte and Henry both love each other equally and that everything they had thought wasn't quite true. - Demon Pox! I have an image of Will dancing in my head it was hilarious! - The blossoming relationship of many characters. - I may have a soft spot for Gideon... - OH MY GOD! Magnus trying to wind up Camille with Will was so funny! I burst out laughing at work and everyone kind of looked at me as if I were slightly mad. - Magnus was in this book waaaaaaay more! I'm a fan of Magnus, so anything related to him always make me happy! - Will's pure happiness and that he seemed to be giddy! - Sophie once again just makes me laugh so much! - My curiosity, as I said I'd forgotten a lot of this book, I'd completely forgot everything related to Jessie, soooooo that was good! What I didn't like? - Why do you continue to break my heart? - I would of liked to of seen Mortmain maybe a little more? Final thought I'm kind of dreading reading the last book because then I know it's over, and I know what's coming... MY HEART CAN'T TAKE IT! -------- 29.07.18 When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze." Because I always have extra thoughts I want to add :) :) :) - Jem taking Tessa to poets corner because he knew she'd enjoy it - Will thinking he will be re-born as a slug so someone can salt him :') - BRIDGET! Taking Gideon down, her morbid songs ahhhh -The complete innocence between Tessa and Jem - The interactions between the three in general - LEEDS MY HOMETOWN IS MENTIONED! - All of the things Magnus does; caring for Will, knowing who people really are, winding Camille up - The slap... it was great also tying people up, hitting mirrors over heads... courting! - So much foreshadowing - Finally one of my favourite things about this series is how much they all care and love one another. The protectiveness they all have towards one another honestly melts my heart, it's so raw and so special I just honestly adore it. All Reviews: Clockwork Angel- 5 Stars Clockwork Prince - 5 Stars! Clockwork Princess - 5 Stars! The Infernal Devices (Manga) Reviews: Clockwork Angel - 5 Stars Clockwork Prince - 5 Stars Clockwork Princess - 5 Stars

  10. 3 out of 5

    Elise (TheBookishActress)

    actual footage of me thinking about the fact that I Cried Reading This Stupid Book: I really could just leave my prereview here as a review, so like, here's the review: *sips from an open bottle of vodka* any ending that doesn't involve all three of them dating is not valid. it's just not Okay, just to get the honesty out of the way: these get moments of being Too Trashy. You can only fit in around 50 literary allusions before it starts being kind of annoying. [WE GET THE TALE OF TWO CITIES THING actual footage of me thinking about the fact that I Cried Reading This Stupid Book: I really could just leave my prereview here as a review, so like, here's the review: *sips from an open bottle of vodka* any ending that doesn't involve all three of them dating is not valid. it's just not Okay, just to get the honesty out of the way: these get moments of being Too Trashy. You can only fit in around 50 literary allusions before it starts being kind of annoying. [WE GET THE TALE OF TWO CITIES THING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD]. Also, it totally has that overdramatic fanfiction quality, but it kind of… works. Yeah, I’m aware that I liked this book more than it might have deserved, and I’m aware that people make fun of this series for The Love TriangleTM. Cool. So I just came here to say: all of them are in love and it should end in all of them dating. I am not giving up this opinion. Jem and Will are both in love with Tessa, canonically, and Tessa is in love with both of them, canonically, and let’s just be really fucking honest with ourselves and say that Jem and Will are completely in love. It's 2018 and it's time to admit that, as a society. I am aware that this is not what occurs in this series and it is my firm belief that under different circumstances, they would all be dating, and I do not care who fights me on this. I guess we stopped pretending this was a review, so here’s the part of the review where I scream about the characters [aka the reason why I would die for these occasionally trashy books]. It will still be spoiler-free. “Yes, she doesn't really look like either of us, does she? Perhaps she's a girl who's fallen madly in love with me and persists in following me wherever I go.” “My talent is shape-shifting, Will, not acting,” said Tessa. [she really said this, out loud, she really said this and I would kill for her] Okay, seriously, I love Tessa. Like, I’m actually pissed off by how much she gets slept on, because she’s such a good protagonist?? She’s a total Gentle Soul who loves her friends but also has the ability to drag everyone within an inch of their lives and uses it. Every time Tessa burns someone I have ten years added to my life, she's an icon and I love her Oh, Jem?? I love Jem. Jem has never done a thing wrong in his entire life. The only man I trust. He projects being So Confident and So On Top Of It and he’s struggling so much. Help him. Oh, and I guess we’re talking about Will now, too? Will and Tess are my least favorite couple within The Love TriangleTM, but I still… kind of love Will as a character? So, this book had one of the best backstory reveals in any book I’ve read recently, and I think this particular backstory is quite brilliant in how it explains his personality and some parts of his character in book one that kind of didn’t make sense. I think it probably should have been revealed at the end of book one [these books are drawn out] but it really is That Backstory Reveal that changed me as a person and gave me a whole new attitude towards Brooding Bad Boy Backstory RevealsTM. Let’s talk about Jem and Will and Tessa as a dynamic. First of all, I love them. Second of all, I would die for them. Third of all, help them. The plot of these books is just “two of them worry about the third person” repeated over and over for six million pages and don’t get me wrong, I think that’s beautiful, but also, help them. And before you ask, yes, I actually genuinely mantain that the three of them should end this series dating, and I’m 85% sure that is exactly how I am supposed to feel. I am also around 72.4% sure that had this not been published in fucking 2011 [a hell time] that is actually how it might have ended. Anyway. This book had such a delightful cast of side characters. I love and would die for Henry and Charlotte. That one cute scene between them was... really fucking cute. Like, cliche, but also I was crying? Sophie is such a good character and always has been. I wanted a little bit more out of Jessamine, but I think she’s given a decent amount of nuance [and hey, she got me to sympathize with her and root for her redemption arc even though she’s kind of awful]. Oh, you know that thing I talked about in my review of book one where I was like “they’re finally going to address how the downworlders are treated?” I lied, they didn’t talk about it even though the lead character Literally Is A Downworlder, and no one is more emo about it than I am. talkaboutsocietalinequalityinmytrashliterature.jpg “Ah,” said a voice from the doorway, “having your annual ‘everyone thinks Will is a lunatic’ meeting, are you? “It’s biannual,” said Jem. “And no, this is not that meeting.” Oh, also, I thought this book was fucking hilarious. Every single line is the most iconic thing I’ve ever read and I love it. s/o to this asshole and my girlfriend for screaming about this with me, y'all really ruined my life hope it was fun. and also, if one more of you tells me that I'm going to die when I read Clockwork Princess, I will genuinely threaten to never read it Blog | Goodreads | Twitter | Youtube

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    ” Zhe shi jie shang, wo shi zui ai ni de.” ” In this world, I love you the most.” Holy Carstairs! This book was perfection! The hunt for the Magister continues. Although he never shows up in this book. Tessa still tries to help in the hunt for Mortmain by using her power to Change. She feels guilty over her brother, who is still incredibly evil and using someone close to her to spy on them. This book is as full of danger and excitement as the first. Tessa is trying to stay away from brooding Will ” Zhe shi jie shang, wo shi zui ai ni de.” ” In this world, I love you the most.” Holy Carstairs! This book was perfection! The hunt for the Magister continues. Although he never shows up in this book. Tessa still tries to help in the hunt for Mortmain by using her power to Change. She feels guilty over her brother, who is still incredibly evil and using someone close to her to spy on them. This book is as full of danger and excitement as the first. Tessa is trying to stay away from brooding Will and she continues to grow closer to Jem. Jem is perfection. In Tessa's words he is so good and kind and beautiful. I could talk about him forever. I so hope for once the good guy wins because if anyone deserves it, Jem does. He is the greatest friend to everyone and I so hope Tessa really continues to see what a perfect match he is for her. Every line he said had my stomach in butterflies and me swooning all over the place. I literally wore out pages 201-207. Greatest. Scene. Ever. Don't forget to read the scene from Jem's POV here http://www.cassandraclare.com/my-writ... We finally learn Will's big secret. Although it wasn't that big of a reveal for me. I was honestly hoping for something a little more dramatic. I felt a little bad for Will but then again I didn't. He had FIVE YEARS to look into it. Yes he was young when it first happened but he could of talked to Jem about it or looked into it himself. I was highly disappointed with this plot line. I enjoyed Sophie getting more of a story and a love interest. I also loved getting to know Charlotte and Henry more and seeing them support each other. Gideon and Gabriel were interesting and I loved the bickering between them and the other characters. While I am looking forward to Clockwork Princess, I fear heartbreak. So I will continue to ride this perfect high of happiness while I can. This book left me full of joy and swooning.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    1.) City of Bones ★★★ 2.) City of Ashes ★★ 3.) City of Glass ★★★ 1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★ 4.) City of Fallen Angels ★ “You are a Shadowhunter. You serve a greater cause. Your life is not yours to throw away.” Friends, this is the highest four star rating. Like, I almost want to give this book five stars because I enjoyed the last 25% so damn much. This is easily my favorite Cassie Clare book yet, and I truly had such a wonderful time reading. This is the second installment in this history prequel s 1.) City of Bones ★★★ 2.) City of Ashes ★★ 3.) City of Glass ★★★ 1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★ 4.) City of Fallen Angels ★ “You are a Shadowhunter. You serve a greater cause. Your life is not yours to throw away.” Friends, this is the highest four star rating. Like, I almost want to give this book five stars because I enjoyed the last 25% so damn much. This is easily my favorite Cassie Clare book yet, and I truly had such a wonderful time reading. This is the second installment in this history prequel series that stars a young girl named Tessa, who has traveled to London from America, who was trying to find her brother in Clockwork Angel! Well, she found him, and this book is dealing with the ramifications of what she found out. Yet, this book is also about Tessa trying to carve out a place for herself in a world that is unfamiliar to her in so many ways, while also trying to learn about her true past and who she wants to be in the future. Okay, my review is going to touch on a couple key things that happened in this book and things that have happened in previous books, so please use caution reading the rest of this review if you have not read this book and its predecessors! And as always, I’m going to do a little mini character breakdown on my thoughts and feelings on all the main characters in this book. ➽ Tessa Gray - Poor Tessa got so many big puzzle pieces about her life handed to her in this book. And she is truly believing that her father was a demon, which could completely be true and really intrigues me. I mean, I would personally be upset that he wasn’t from fae lineage, but what can you do? “I was born into this world to love you, and I will love you in the next life, and the one after that.” ➽ Jem Carstairs - Jem is my favorite character in this series. He's biracial, Chinese and British, living with a terminal illness, and just the sweetest character in all of literature! And I know without question he would be the one that I pick, even if he’s not the one that I’d pick for Tessa. Also, I’ve dated enough rude and brooding boys to last me (and Tessa) a lifetime. “I have wanted to do this,” he said, “every moment of every hour of every day that I have been with you since the day I met you. But you know that. You must know. Don’t you?” ➽ Will Herondale - Even though Jem is on the cover of this book, I feel like this was Will’s book. We learned so much about him and we finally get to see what happened to him five years ago. Honestly, I love Will, and even though I won’t completely excuse the gross things he said at the end of Clockwork Angel, I understand him and appreciate him. (If only I could feel the same about Jace! Lord, help me!) ➽ Charlotte Branwell - So happy for her! I honestly love how determined she is for herself, but also how proud and supportive she is of her found family. I love this house mom, forever. ➽ Henry Branwell - So happy for him! He’s alright, but I like him because Charlotte loves him! ➽ Sophie Collins - Again, Sophie is an MVP for me in this book too. I really loved her in Clockwork Angel, and that love only grew in this one. I really hope she keeps remembering her worth, regardless of what happens with boys in higher stations. And I really hope she gets to become a Shadowhunter or something, because she’s just lovely, and brave, and I feel so much joy every time I read a scene with her! ➽ Benedict Lightwood - Please don’t be a dick, don’t be a dick, don’t be a dick. ➽ Magnus Bane - Magnus, my Asian and bi baby, legit had me rereading paragraphs from laughing in this book. Seriously, such a fantastic character. And such a caring character, who just makes this world so much brighter. I’m looking so very forward to his novellas. ➽ Camille Belcourt - So thankful that I read City of Fallen Angels, only because it made me appreciate everything that happened between Magnus and Will that made Camille tell Alec the things she believes. Like, friends, I was laughing out loud. ➽ Jessamine Lovelace - This bitch. You all, I knew she was trouble, I just didn’t know how much. But I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if she gets a redemption arc. ➽ Nate Gray - Like, what a lame and pointless character. Seriously. But like, now I want to know everything about Tessa’s necklace. ➽ Axel Mortmain - Where the fuck is this man? For real? Like I said above, this is my favorite Cassie Clare to date! I just feel like this book took on a much darker and more mature theme, while also blending in some amazing adventure and all that good angst! I truly feel like the romance in this is one of my all-time favorites, and that’s really saying something. I just never wanted to put this book down, and I was always smiling (or crying) while reading it. This was nothing short of a treat to read. The romance in this book was actually incredible. I kept complaining on bookstagram at 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, that this isn’t a love triangle and that its so obvious that Tessa only feels platonically for Jem. Then after that 40% mark, my world completely shifted. Friends, this is one of my favorite love triangles of all time. I will say that I can completely understand how people can see issue with Tessa maybe feeling obligated to start something with Jem because he is dying. And obviously that’s a really terrible position to be in and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, but I truly believed by the end of this book that Tessa does have genuine feelings for Jem. Even if I also believe with my entire heart that those feelings are stronger for Will. “When she closed her eyes, she saw Jem’s face, and then Will’s, his hand to his bloody mouth. Thoughts of the two of them swirled together in her head until she fell asleep finally, not sure if she was dreaming of kissing one of them, or the other.” You all are going to read this paragraph and you’re all going to be like “it’s not that deep, Melanie!” But I really do think that Clockwork Prince is a love letter to all the different types of love that we will have in our lives. From just friendships and wanting to support and love them unconditionally, and how magical it is when we find our own found family. To romantic love, which is that gut wrenching, pure bliss, that we don’t even have words to express, but how we don’t feel truly whole without those people/that person. And to all that messy love in-between. Even though I don’t feel the romantic love between Tess and Jem as much as I do between Tessa and Will, that doesn’t make the love lesser and it definitely doesn’t make it any less real. “Could you really love two different people at once? Could you split your heart in half?” And I believe with my whole heart that these three main characters should start a polyamorous relationship. These three individuals love each other so much that it just feels right, maybe even obvious, that they should be a triad or a vee. Because being in a polyamorous relationship doesn’t mean it has to be about sex. I mean, it could be, but it also means being there emotionally for your two partners, too. And even though I do believe that they should all be in a relationship with each other, they could also just both be in a relationship with Tessa and it would still be valid and pure and everything I’ve ever wanted. Cassie Clare, hear my prayers. “I cannot explain love,” he said. “I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you. That you were the center of everything I did and felt and thought.” Okay, so something else I want to talk about is Tessa being a warlock! Like, Magnus is immortal, and we are seeing him constantly throughout The Mortal Instruments, but I’d just like to point out that I haven’t seen Tessa. So, friends, I’m scared. I’m real scared. I also know everyone talks about how heartbreaking the final book is, but I think it’s going to be even more heartbreaking than I’m anticipating. Overall, I loved this book. Easily my favorite Cassie Clare book, yet! Again, I just want to say a big thank you to all for motivating me to pick this up, and for not spoiling me for anything. I can’t believe I’ve made it this long without being spoiled to anything, but it’s truly making my reading experience so much greater! And I can’t wait until I finally uncover every secret and can gush with you all forever over this world! I can’t wait to read Clockwork Princess, I just wish I didn’t have to read City of Lost Souls first! Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Content and trigger warnings for death, murder, loss of a loved one, talk of past torture, abandonment, talk of chronic illness, grey area consent of a kiss, grey area cheating, drug use, talk of suicide, and self-harm. Buddy read with Amy at A Court of Crowns and Quills! ❤

  13. 4 out of 5

    Shiloh

    I might actually die if people are choosing 'teams' like this is the Twilight Saga or something. The "team Gale' 'team Peeta' thing already came close to ruining the Hunger Games for me and after reading this and the MI trilogy I think these might be my favorite books now. If they go down like the twilight books did, with everybody either loving them and being obnoxious and choosing retarded "sides" then sensible people who think this side nonsense is a bunch of BS and that teenagers only like t I might actually die if people are choosing 'teams' like this is the Twilight Saga or something. The "team Gale' 'team Peeta' thing already came close to ruining the Hunger Games for me and after reading this and the MI trilogy I think these might be my favorite books now. If they go down like the twilight books did, with everybody either loving them and being obnoxious and choosing retarded "sides" then sensible people who think this side nonsense is a bunch of BS and that teenagers only like the books because they want to bang the characters will hate the books without reading them. Please don't ruin these books with the 'side' nonsense! A character can be much nicer, sweeter and cuter than another (Jem) but to say that you are on their side and therefore against the other is retarded and the reason that most people 'hate' the Twilight Saga. They don't hate the books (which they haven't read) but rather the over-excited fans who only care about one boy over the other. This is real literature, don't ruin it for the true bookies

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katerina

    Actual footage of me after I read Chapter 20 “But now, you are twain, you are cloven apart Flesh of his flesh, but heart of my heart” I miss you, William Herondale.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bangadybangz

    Good God, this book has created quite the set-up for Clockwork Princess! It has all the makings of a brilliantly crafted tragic love story, and I CANNOT WAIT to find out what happens next! I don't even care that the main villain didn't even make an appearance, this love triangle has me so enthralled XD Bring on the feels!!!

  16. 3 out of 5

    Ava

    4.5 *sighs* Clockwork Angel, why couldn't you be as awesome as Clockwork Prince? Oh, yeah. Tessa and Jem didn't have a romantic relationship. Clockwork Prince was worth the wait, so worth it. I have no regrets, and I love this book. I managed to love and hate Clockwork Prince at the same time, simply because the love triangle continues to rip out out my heart and splatter it all over the floor. It's *sobs* so *sobs* unfair. I'm going to try to not, you know, fangirl over Jem. It's so hard for me, bu 4.5 *sighs* Clockwork Angel, why couldn't you be as awesome as Clockwork Prince? Oh, yeah. Tessa and Jem didn't have a romantic relationship. Clockwork Prince was worth the wait, so worth it. I have no regrets, and I love this book. I managed to love and hate Clockwork Prince at the same time, simply because the love triangle continues to rip out out my heart and splatter it all over the floor. It's *sobs* so *sobs* unfair. I'm going to try to not, you know, fangirl over Jem. It's so hard for me, but - haha. I can't do it. I'm still going to fangirl. Plot Clockwork Prince continues Tessa's search for the Magister, and the stakes are higher than ever now - if Charlotte is replaced as head of the Institute, who gets kicked to the streets and made a valuable victim? Tessa, darlings. Then, of course, there's that crushing love triangle and action, action, and more action. Love Triangle / Romance So, I've never in my life read a book with a love triangle that wasn't blindingly obvious. Alright, that's actually a lie (just one, okay?), but I rarely come across any books with a good love triangle. I mean, take Twilight, for example. Who thought that she would actually end up with Jacob? Even Jacob's fangirls knew that Bella wouldn't choose Jacob. By the way... lord, I wouldn't want to kiss Taylor, despite his hotness. Look at the way he puckers his lips. Is he constipated? The homeless man sleeping under the bridge knew Bella would end up with Edward! It was no surprise - it was a useless, angsty, infuriating shape (get it? get it? a love 'triangle'?) to put in that book. Wait, holy crap, does he have abs?! Now, I think that Clockwork Prince owns the damn thing . . . because you don't know who Tessa will end up with. Sure - most of us believe it'll be Will, because he was Tessa's first flame, he 'understands her', he's the badboy, and, like . . . stuff . . . But, my dilemma? I want both Jem and Will to end up with Tessa – more so, Jem, I admit. But anyone would know Tessa can’t have them both. Too bad. Actually, just have threesome! Problem solved. Why doesn't anyone think of that? Kid Cudi did. I love Will. Really, I do. He’s hilarious, and cruel, and a jerk. He loves to read, and he loves poetry, and he's actually very thoughtful and wise. He grew up to fast, and yes - he's horrible to Tessa sometimes.But he has his reasons, and he'd gladly give up his life for her . . . Like Jem. Jem stole my heart from the first time, and he hasn’t given it back just yet. I am completely and utterly in love with Jem. Seriously. Just stalk my reviews and comments and stuff, and you'll see that 99% of them are about Jem and my intense, burning love and passion for him, along with various, various other literary boyfriends. But Jem is #1 on my list. Both are in love with Tessa, and I just want Jem to be happy. Characters Clare manages to make amazing, funny, and heartfelt characters in her stories. Tessa. The girl was okay enough. I honestly remain baffled at how she attracted the attention of the two most amazing guys in the universe, but I love how she has a smartass response to Will's douchy comments. Jem is quiet, insanely kind, totally polite, and just plain AMAZING. There are no words to describe how loving this guy is. He'd never say a harmful word to anyone (unless he really needs to), and he's just ugh so bloody hot. Thank you for ruining my chances of ever having a boyfriend, Ms. Clare. You must be so proud. Will is hysterical and swoon-worthy. You know how a lot of YA authors (read: ALL) claim the new guy is “hot and mysterious”? Yeah, well, darlings, I’ve only known two guys in YA books that are that deserve to be called “hot and mysterious”. That’s Will and Ash. The more minor characters are mostly are intriguing, and I liked most of them well enough. But, wait, there's Magnus. MagnusMagnusMagnus, my love. I could read a whole book about this witty, hot, uproarious warlock. Writing I'm rather 'meh' about Clare's writing - I like it, I really do, but it's just so purple and metaphor-filled. You could slim down half the book if you just cut out all the similes in that brick. Such writing makes the story hard to follow and rather confusing. I cracked up several times during Clockwork Prince, and this is why: “Did you just kiss me?" Will inquired. Magnus made a slip-second decision. "No." "I thought-" "On occasion the aftereffects of the painkilling spells can result in hallucinations of the most bizarre sort." "Oh," Will said. "How peculiar.” “Patriotic?” Will looked smug. “I’ll tell you what’s patriotic,” he said. “In honor of my birthplace, I’ve the dragon of Wales tattooed on my—” One Last Thing . . . Dear Ms. Clare, Please don't kill of Jem, or many us us Jem lovers are going to die as well. There will be an outbreak of teen deaths (bitch please, we died of a cracked heart) around the world if he does die, or if Tessa dumps his poor sexy ass. Actually, it would be better if he stays with Tessa. Because it's time the good guy gets the girl. It's always the first guy who meets the girl who ends up with her . . . can you break the cycle? Give him a chance? We don't want Jem to end up with some random female character, or dead. We just want him and Will happy. Also, if you do hurt Jem, sorry, but . . . We'll cut you. Obviously we're just kidding, but seriously. Don't. I highly recommend THE INFERNAL DEVICES. In my opinion it is a million times better than THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. Find this review and more at my blog:

  17. 5 out of 5

    Maxwell

    Compelling plot-line: ✓ Superfluous mention of characters' eye colors: ✓ Demon pox: ✓ Romantic relationships galore: ✓ Character development: ✓✓✓✓✓

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sana

    So I've thought about it and I'm probably never picking this back up so it's a permanent DNF. Cassandra Clare's books just aren't for me. 💩 - He said it's better than the first one so here I am 💩

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)

    This series makes me want to cry because of how absolutely fantastic it is. I was worried that Clockwork Prince wouldn't live up to the greatness that Clockwork Angel was but it turned out to be just as great, or even better than the first book. This series really never fails to amaze me! I can't even begin to count how many times my heart broke and put itself back together again while reading Clockwork Prince. Especially for Will. Poor, William Herondale. All those wasted years, and what it' This series makes me want to cry because of how absolutely fantastic it is. I was worried that Clockwork Prince wouldn't live up to the greatness that Clockwork Angel was but it turned out to be just as great, or even better than the first book. This series really never fails to amaze me! I can't even begin to count how many times my heart broke and put itself back together again while reading Clockwork Prince. Especially for Will. Poor, William Herondale. All those wasted years, and what it's caused... SMH. And Jessamine too! Even though I have a love/hate relationship with Jessie, I can't help but feel bad for her despite her actions. She may be ungrateful and a sorry excuse of a Shadowhunter, but deep down she's still just a young girl just like Tessa, that yearns for love and a family. I really hope Jessamine redeems herself in Clockwork Princess and finally puts those Shadowhunter abilities to good use like she was born to do. As for the love triangle, I am still firmly a Wessa shipper. I appreciate the development between Jem and Tessa, but it's definitely not the same as Will and Tessa's relationship. Will and Tessa's interactions, although scarce, still had more meaning to it than that of Jem and Tessa's moments. Maybe that's just my Wessa heart talking but that's just my opinion on that matter. Jem and Tessa's relationship is sweet, but I feel like Tessa is only settling for Jem in order to forget about Will. Still, I was a little underwhelmed with the lack of Will and Tessa compared to the first book but I'm hoping now with Will's curse out of the way, we'll be seeing a lot of a Wessa in Clockwork Princess. Pretty please, Cassandra Clare! I still honestly do believe that Will and Tessa are endgame even after the ending of this book. With Jem's condition... I feel like I already know what's coming in Clockwork Princess. It just sounds inevitable so I'm preparing myself for when/if that time comes because although I'm team Wessa, my Will and Jem bromance shipping heart will break. Especially for Will, if it does happen, because... Parabatai. :'( BUT, I'm still hoping for the best and that everyone will get their happily ever after in Clockwork Princess. I can't wait to start off the new year to the final conclusion to The Infernal Devices!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    3.75 stars! About halfway through this book I started liking it considerably more than the first one. I'm excited for the finale and all the angst. Video to come on my channel, as always.

  21. 3 out of 5

    Mariama

    I simply can't wait! I don't understand why everyone is taking sides. She's so obviously going to choose Will. Why? because she's stupid, just like most girls in books like this. Anyone with a half a brain would choose Jem. Sweet, funny beautiful Jem. I know I would. But hey what can you do?

  22. 4 out of 5

    kari

    Five hundred pages in which very little occurs other than (say it with me) the love triangle. This whole book is a love triangle in search of a story. Do they find Mortmain? No. Do they even find out where he might be? No. Do they find out why Mortmain wants Tessa? No. Do they find out what exactly Tessa is? No. Do Tessa and Jem get up close and personal? Yes. Do Tessa and Will get up close and personal? Yes. Do you get my point? I hope so. I don't like this. There is nothing that happens here that moves Five hundred pages in which very little occurs other than (say it with me) the love triangle. This whole book is a love triangle in search of a story. Do they find Mortmain? No. Do they even find out where he might be? No. Do they find out why Mortmain wants Tessa? No. Do they find out what exactly Tessa is? No. Do Tessa and Jem get up close and personal? Yes. Do Tessa and Will get up close and personal? Yes. Do you get my point? I hope so. I don't like this. There is nothing that happens here that moves the plot along. Not one thing, unless you believe that the book isn't about the actual automaton army or the evil plot of its creator and is, in fact, only supposed to be about the triangle, in which case, you will be very happy. Enjoy. And I am so exhausted with reading about how good, kind, thoughtful, cheerful, wonderful, perfect, and DELICATE is Gem, I mean Jem. (Clever use of naming there, except NOT) I was so angry with Tessa at the end of this book. I was so angry that she didn't even take a day to think things over (view spoiler)[ and the idea that you would marry someone to make them happy even if it breaks your own heart is plainly stupid, not to mention that we've been down a similar road before with Jace and Clary. Also, what about Will's heart? Who cares if his is broken because Gem, I mean Jem, is so perfect and delicate that he mustn't be upset. Really? They had been engaged at that time for what, a few hours? Who does Tessa think she is? Does she think Jem would want to marry her if he knew he wasn't the first choice? Puh-leez (hide spoiler)] Honestly, Ms. Clare, please think up something else for tension in your books. Please. Most of the book is everyone sitting around the dining table or in the drawing room or various bedrooms(Tessa) and talking, plotting what they will do, where they will go, etc. And most of the action seems only to be situations in which Tessa can be alone with either of her boys or both. They travel to Yorkshire, both boys. They search out Will in Whitechapel, Jem (and then a cuddle up with Will). A fancy ball at Lightwood's estate, Will. Visiting Jessamine, Jem Visiting Lightwood, Will. And that is pretty much all that actually happens. I've said this before about other books, but I do think it bears repeating. If Tessa was a guy messing this way with two hot girls, would readers think it is perfectly fine? I really don't think they would. And, honestly Tessa's behavior isn't okay. It. Just. Is. Not. (I don't mean that in the Victorian sense, but almost having sex with this boy one night and the next night being all over the other one, it is questionable behavior, to say the least.) (view spoiler)[And either the characters are liars or the book needed some editing because Tessa says she must marry Jem because he told her he "thought he would die without ever loving anyone as his father loved his mother, without ever being loved in return." He never said that in any way, shape or form. I read over that scene several times to see where I might have missed it and those words or that inference simply isn't there. Never said it. Jem also says he is getting better and getting stronger and Will and Tessa seem to believe this even thought Jem is lying, knowingly lying because his symptoms have worsened. Are we as readers not supposed to know this? It's either lying or poor editing, not sure which. And I keep thinking of one more thing. Tessa's balcony snogging with Will is thought to be the result of demon-spiked drink. Okay, if you want to tell yourself that, Tessa, you air-headed, addle-pated twit, then go right ahead. But let's take a little peek at your other indiscretion, shall we? You almost got naked with Jem and could taste the drugs on his lips, etc. So maybe you were also under the influence of drugs there. Ever stop to think about that one? (hide spoiler)] One final very last thing, I promise this is my really last addition, but it's a biggie. Will and Jem are parabatai, closer than brothers, finish each other's sentences, no that's wrong, they actually finish each other's thoughts. All of that, they are so close, they are each other's rock, each other's steadfast friend when they have no friends left. And neither one of them, not at all, not even a tiny little teeny weeny hint, neither one has any idea that the other one is in love with the girl he loves. I find that impossible to believe. Neither one would notice that the other acts differently around this girl. Neither one would say, "hey, dude" what's up with that?" Yeah, I know, these are Victorian Shadowhunters who would not say hey dude, but seriously, they would be aware of the other, wouldn't they? Seriously, wouldn't they? I know gentlemen of this time were very circumspect in their conversation and all that, but come the heck on. Even Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, the paragon of manners and proper behavior(hey, if Clare can use those references then so can I) discusses matters of the heart with his friend, Bingley so you can't say that men don't do that. I will finish off this series. There had best be only one more book as planned. Unfortunately, there is nothing original here and unless Clare can come up with a new plot that isn't merely romantic angst for no real reason masquerading as whatever this is supposed to be, I will think more than twice about starting any new series she might write. Sorry.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea Humphrey

    I think it's a safe bet (even though I still have the last book in the series to read) that I love TID more than TMI. I'm not sure why I've taken to them more precisely; maybe it's that I really enjoy the historical setting, the darker, more oppressive atmosphere, and I think my dislike of Jace and indifference to Clary in TMI makes it that much easier to love Tessa, Jem, and even Will. <--- How's that for a cringeworthy run-on sentence? A lot happened in this book, and just in case I am in f I think it's a safe bet (even though I still have the last book in the series to read) that I love TID more than TMI. I'm not sure why I've taken to them more precisely; maybe it's that I really enjoy the historical setting, the darker, more oppressive atmosphere, and I think my dislike of Jace and indifference to Clary in TMI makes it that much easier to love Tessa, Jem, and even Will. <--- How's that for a cringeworthy run-on sentence? A lot happened in this book, and just in case I am in fact not the last person on earth to read this, I won't give away any spoilers, but I was particularly pleased to know that my suspicions of a certain character were indeed valid. I know better than to get my hopes up for my ship to take sail, but I just can't help being a little happy that my precious pumpkin is on top for the moment. #canesaresexy All in all, another enjoyable installment and I'm excited/sad to see the next one be the end of this chapter.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cait

    Real rating is 3.5 stars. Meh. Bleh. Blargh. Gah. Eugh. Okay, so I have to admit that this review is probably going to come off and/or sound more like me complaining about something that I, personally, didn't like rather than something that was really wrong with the book itself. but I don't complain much so this is going to be okay, right? So, basically, what I'm trying to say is take this review with a grain of salt; unless you're a total Will fan like me you will probably love this book to Real rating is 3.5 stars. Meh. Bleh. Blargh. Gah. Eugh. Okay, so I have to admit that this review is probably going to come off and/or sound more like me complaining about something that I, personally, didn't like rather than something that was really wrong with the book itself. but I don't complain much so this is going to be okay, right? So, basically, what I'm trying to say is take this review with a grain of salt; unless you're a total Will fan like me you will probably love this book to pieces, and I'm going to try really hard to contain my sadness/anger about it and keep my feelings legible for you all. [image error] See? Smooooooooth. Like I said I'm totally in the minority with this book (the average is 4.58 stars for Pete's sakes) and even people who love Will like I do still rated it five stars, so why the hell, exactly, didn't I also rate this book five stars? Honestly, didn't think that I liked Will enough to be that devastated by what Clare does in this book, but I was. And it affected how I viewed the whole rest of the book. The haze of sadness that I was in after I figured out what Clare was doing/did made me skim though the rest of the book while I cried to myself about the tragedy that is Will Herondale. Sigh. I'll just come right out and say it: I hated the last twenty-five percent of that book. Hatedithatedithatedit! *breathes in and out deeply* Don't get me wrong I do like Jem, but after I finished reading it this is al I wanted to say to him: [image error] See? I said it with a smile so I'm still calm. Jem really is a great character and I love him a lot, but just not as Tessa's "main squeeze." Basically the last twenty-five percent of the book seemed to be all about building Will up just to crush him into unidentifiable little pieces, and that really bothered me. Not only did I find the whole drama between Will, Jem, and Tessa really kind of unnecessary because it seems to me and many other people that Tessa is still somehow going to be with Will, and now this really forces Clare to kill off either Jem or Will in the next book ( as my friend in the comment section of this book quite rightly said, "I want to see some legit pain, you know? She's gotta top the heartache of this book. I don't know how, but she has to unless she wants the entire climax to be lame and anti-climactic.") but Clockwork Princess won't be published for almost two fucking years. I mean what the hell, Clare?! I know that there is going to be the next book of her other series in-between these two, but I honestly like the Infernal Devices series a lot more than Mortal Instruments, and having her have us wait so long for this book just really bothers me. I know it builds up excitement and all that shit stuff, but for me I just find it to be, like I said, bothersome. I just want to know what happens, dammit! Clare's really got me wrapped around her little finger, doesn't she? Damn her....... Really, the rest of this book is great, for the most part. The humor from my darling Will is just as good as ever, and even though there wasn't as much action and/or suspense that I would've liked I have a feeling that Clockwork Princess will be filled to the brim with it, so I'm willing to settle. The only thing about this book that I really didn't enjoy was how Clare handled of the mystery of Tessa's birth and who her father is. We get a couple of really vague ideas about who she is and some other random facts, but for how important and a driving force it was for this book and the other book, I feel like we should have found out more about her past than what we get. Overall, though, this is a great book, unless you're like me and totally can't get past the devastating horribleness that is the tragicalosity (yes I just made up that word, and I'm totally awesome) that is my sexy little Willy-bear. I'll just be in my bed, crying about Will, until the next book comes out. [image error] *sniffle*

  25. 4 out of 5

    Marcy Jo

    Readers have come to expect certain things from any book written by Cassandra Clare: *Prose that packs a punch, flowing from the gorgeously poetic to the viscerally gritty and back again so seamlessly that you forget you’re reading at all as scenes bleed from the page into your mind’s eye. *Dialogue that is so riotously hilarious that you will quote lines at your friends for ages, as well as dialogue that feels so profoundly personal you want to tattoo it onto your body. *Characters that we genuin Readers have come to expect certain things from any book written by Cassandra Clare: *Prose that packs a punch, flowing from the gorgeously poetic to the viscerally gritty and back again so seamlessly that you forget you’re reading at all as scenes bleed from the page into your mind’s eye. *Dialogue that is so riotously hilarious that you will quote lines at your friends for ages, as well as dialogue that feels so profoundly personal you want to tattoo it onto your body. *Characters that we genuinely care about. Characters that we wish to be, or to have fall in love with us. Characters that we love, and hate, and love to hate who make us reevaluate our own world views along the way. Characters that are each their very own complete creation, and so fleshed out that they come fully to life for the reader. Characters with personalities and quirks and preferences and histories, characters that are never stereotypes or caricatures or tokens. Characters with internal and external motivations for their actions, for whom there is always a reason *why.* Have no doubt, Clare knows even the internal motivations of Will’s cannibal mallard ducks. (I suspect hunger.) *Captivating storylines so perfectly paced that you flip hungrily through the pages until they’re all gone and then you flip through the calendar pages to see how torturously long the wait for the next book will be. *At least one scene so hot that it makes you blush. At least one scene so heartbreaking that it makes you cry. At least one scene so ninja-out-of-the-blue hilarious that you burst into surprised laughter no matter where you are. And – if it’s not the last book of a series – an ending that will leave you with bald spots from where you ripped out your own hair in agony. I’ve made no bones (or cities thereof…haha, I’m so punny) about the fact that I am a HUGE Cassandra Clare fan. She’s my absolute favorite author, and I’ve loved every single one of her books fiercely. I think all of her writing is genius, but she’s completely outdone herself with CLOCKWORK PRINCE. All of those things I mentioned that readers have come to expect from her work were not only present in CP, they were even *more* refined than in her previous work. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but she’s growing in her craft. CLOCKWORK PRINCE is ~ to date ~ my favorite book of all time! If you’ve read CLOCKWORK ANGEL (and if you haven’t then get thee to the bookstore!) then surely you’ve guessed that CLOCKWORK PRINCE deals in part with the developing love triangle between Will, Tessa, and Jem. Now, I’ve always been a sucker for good romantic angst. The twisted and broken love story between Jace and Clary in Clare’s Mortal Instruments series was just about the most delicious heartfail I’d ever tasted. But if you’ve read many love triangles, then you know that they usually involve some suspension of disbelief. “Why do these boys just keep falling in love with this girl?” Usually, that answer is quite simple. Usually the answer is merely “because she is the protagonist.” Not so in PRINCE. The Tessa Gray we met and grew to know in CLOCKWORK ANGEL is one of the strongest, most endearing female characters I’d ever read. The depths of her personality that are explored in PRINCE elevated her from “one of the most” to “the most.” She’s strong and independent without being foolish or prideful enough to refuse help when she needs it. Her capacity for love, trust, and forgiveness is inspiring given all that has happened to her by the end of book one, but she is not so careless that she doesn’t protect her heart. She’s smart and funny and kind, but she isn’t perfect. She maintains her humanity (despite her am I a warlock? Am I NOT a warlock? status) and thus her capacity to make mistakes, and to *learn* from her mistakes. She’s the type of character we don’t see often enough in YA literature, the type of role model that is so often lacking in the sea of female protags so spineless and featureless that we can superimpose our own traits onto them. When you view Tessa set up next to Will and Jem as we knew them in ANGEL, and even more so as we get to know them more in PRINCE – their personalities, their histories, their motivations and the relationships they’ve formed (or not formed) in the past—the question ceases to be the usual “why do these boys keep falling in love with her?” The question is clearly “How could they not?” I’m not going to go into any kind of plot synopsis here, there’s really nothing specific I can say without giving away some of the surprises that make the reading so delectable. But I will say that right from the very first page I was completely engaged in the story. I squealed in delight and cried tears of sadness AND of joy, and at one point shouted “She did NOT! She did NOT. HOLY CRAP SHE DID!!” aloud. I enjoyed reading CLOCKWORK PRINCE more than I’ve ever enjoyed reading any other book. Ever. Whatever you’re hoping for in this book, your expectations WILL be surpassed. Clare will lead you in a direction to where you’re sure you know what’s about to happen, then throw a curve so fast and hard that you’re left shaking your head and holding your breath. This book is so beautifully constructed that it will make it exceedingly difficult for you to choose a follow up book to read, because the vast majority of what’s out there is a flickering candle against the blazing witchlight of Cassandra Clare’s latest masterpiece. One of the characters says “It was books that made me feel I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” That is, at the heart of it, the type of book CLOCKWORK PRINCE is. It’s a book whose story—though filled with the fantastically impossible – is a book that offers a true and honest story to anyone who visits its pages. A book that demands our own honesty in return. It is a book that does exactly what the very best books are supposed to do. It makes you *feel.* First read ARC Sept 9, 2011. Read aloud October 2011 Listened to audiobook November 2012 Listened to audiobook March 18, 2013 Read again (text and audio mix) May 15, 2014

  26. 3 out of 5

    Cait • A Page with a View

    3.5 stars. I kind of wish I had read these books before TMI because they're way more interesting. I absolutely love this time period! I was a little annoyed in Clockwork Angel because Jessamine irritated me and Will reminded me so much of Jace, but all of that was pretty much cleared up here. BUT Will still did that whole "I love you but I have to act like a jerk and push you away because of reasons" thing that gets super old. I'm not the biggest fan of the writing, though, and thought the book d 3.5 stars. I kind of wish I had read these books before TMI because they're way more interesting. I absolutely love this time period! I was a little annoyed in Clockwork Angel because Jessamine irritated me and Will reminded me so much of Jace, but all of that was pretty much cleared up here. BUT Will still did that whole "I love you but I have to act like a jerk and push you away because of reasons" thing that gets super old. I'm not the biggest fan of the writing, though, and thought the book dragged... I've found with all of Cassandra Clare's books that you can skip an entire page or two and not miss anything. There's just a lot of filler. It felt like not too much happened in this book, but I JUST LOVE JEM SO MUCH. But oh my goodness I cannot stand the way this particular love triangle is being carried out right now. I took off a full star just out of sheer annoyance at that. It was ok and emotional at first, but when Tessa kept stringing these guys along and kissing the other one every other scene I just got exasperated. I know this love triangle is wildly popular, but I'm not into it. Maybe if Tessa would actually take action instead of letting everything happen to her, I'd like her more. This book reminded me a lot of The Dark Days Club, so I'm throwing that out there as a recommendation!

  27. 3 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    Dear Sweet Book! I am so loving this trilogy. I am only hoping good things happen in the last book. Dear God, I will have to Hulk Smash many things if it doesn't! *MILD SPOILERS FOR THOSE FEW THAT HAVEN'T READ IT YET* As we know in the first one Tessa's brother Nate got away and he is working with the enemy. That enemy would be Mortmain. He makes automatons and makes them kill people and he gets the werewolves hooked on a drug that kills them. He's just a really cheerful villain. He is trying to g Dear Sweet Book! I am so loving this trilogy. I am only hoping good things happen in the last book. Dear God, I will have to Hulk Smash many things if it doesn't! *MILD SPOILERS FOR THOSE FEW THAT HAVEN'T READ IT YET* As we know in the first one Tessa's brother Nate got away and he is working with the enemy. That enemy would be Mortmain. He makes automatons and makes them kill people and he gets the werewolves hooked on a drug that kills them. He's just a really cheerful villain. He is trying to gain control over the Institute by getting one of the shadowhunter's to side with him and try to take Charlotte out of the game. He is trying to get them all kicked out of the institute by showing that she doesn't do her job well. I'm not saying who the evil shadowhunter is but he is older and he has kids and he eventually gets his, so there! I don't know if I even mentioned in my first review that James Carstairs (Jem) and the love of my clockwork life, has been slowly dying since he was a little boy. But they have a way to keep him from dying too quickly and I hope to hell they find a cure in the last book or I will throw things. Yes. And there is this little love triangle going on with Tessa, Will and Jem. I hate it. There are reasons for it, but I don't want to give too much information out about that. Tessa fell in love with Will first and he pushed her away because of this secret that I can't tell you. She then goes over to Jem's side because he is awesome and she realizes she loves him too. Anyway, things happen in that area and I'm telling you right now if she hurts Jem I'm going to crawl into the book and beat her arse! Moving on.... I also love Magnus Bane in the book. I loved him when I read some of the Mortal Instruments books that I have to go back and read all of now. He's a warlock and he's bad to the bone and funny and actually nice. --->EXCERPT<--- Will shook his head. "I don't know, Magnus," he said. "He doesn't look like the right one to me." "You said he was blue. This one's blue." "He is blue," Will acknowledged, stepping closer to the circle of flame. "But the demon I need--well, he was really a cobalt blue. This one's more . . . periwinkle." "What did you call me?" The demon roared with rage. "Come closer, little Shadowhunter, and let me feast upon your liver! I will tear it from your body while you scream." Will turned to Magnus. "He doesn't sound right either. The voice is different. And the number of eyes." So some other shadowhunters come over to show Sophie (who is a servant that we love) and Tessa how to fight. It's part of some deal that the brothers, Gabriel and Gideon have to do. But we like Gideon, he's a good guy and does the right thing. There are a few more people brought into the house, they find a spy among them, more creepy automatons, some fight outs, drugs, craziness, and revelations galore. Oh and that ending!!! It was awesome! Lets just say we will have a two new additions to the family :-) I love you Cassandra Clare! FIN MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sepani

    It's very hard to stop loving the world of Shadowhunters and this as usual, stole my heart. In this book it explains why Will is behaving in such a indecent manner, and I really felt sad about how he suffered throughout this time after he was tricked by the demon. I'm also surprised about the way Will thought about his parabatai's love towards Tessa. Though Will confessed his love for Tessa he won't allow himself to hassle with Jem and Tessa after he learns their relationship. Even after all his suf It's very hard to stop loving the world of Shadowhunters and this as usual, stole my heart. In this book it explains why Will is behaving in such a indecent manner, and I really felt sad about how he suffered throughout this time after he was tricked by the demon. I'm also surprised about the way Will thought about his parabatai's love towards Tessa. Though Will confessed his love for Tessa he won't allow himself to hassle with Jem and Tessa after he learns their relationship. Even after all his suffering, what he cares is his brotherhood more than himself I LOVE WILL. I'm very much curious as to what will happen in the next book..

  29. 3 out of 5

    Emma Giordano

    I can't believe I reread this entire book in one sitting! It's amazing to see how much my feelings have changed since I read it the first time. I absolutely love this series and am so unbelievably happy I decided to give it a second chance.

  30. 4 out of 5

    destiny ♎ [howling libraries]

    #1 Clockwork Angel ★★★☆☆ #2 Clockwork Prince ★★★★☆ #3 Clockwork Princess ★★★★★ If you’ve read my Clockwork Angel review, you already know that this series didn’t start out on the right foot with me. After how much I have been loving The Mortal Instruments as a series, I was so hyped to start this trilogy that I never imagined it might be anything less than amazing. Unfortunately, the first half of this middle book suffered the same problems as the entirety of the first book: I couldn’t connect to #1 Clockwork Angel ★★★☆☆ #2 Clockwork Prince ★★★★☆ #3 Clockwork Princess ★★★★★ If you’ve read my Clockwork Angel review, you already know that this series didn’t start out on the right foot with me. After how much I have been loving The Mortal Instruments as a series, I was so hyped to start this trilogy that I never imagined it might be anything less than amazing. Unfortunately, the first half of this middle book suffered the same problems as the entirety of the first book: I couldn’t connect to the story, I didn’t care about most of the characters, and I was bored. Thankfully, sometimes it just takes a little time for a book to “click” with its reader, and in the end, Clockwork Prince finally clicked with me. “Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.” I never thought I would say this about any book in my life, but what finally made me start to love this series wasn’t the plot, or any specific character, or a twist, or a theme… it was the love triangle. If you haven’t read this series, let me tell you, I am convinced that it is the singular greatest exception to the rule when it comes to my general distaste for love triangles, because I have never, in my entire reading life, rooted so hard for both love interests as I do in this triangle. “Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention — but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy.” This love triangle breaks my freaking heart and I don’t even know what to do with myself. Every angle is doomed in some way or another, and there’s literally no possible way for everyone (or anyone) to turn out completely happy in the end, and that is absolutely awful in the most addicting way possible. After finishing book 1, I didn’t care when I started book 2, but after finishing book 2? I need to read book 3 right now, even though I feel like I am literally gritting my teeth in preparation for the undeniable heartache barreling towards me. Oh, and don’t even get me started on how precious Will and Jem are with their little parabatai bonding moments… “I am not the one of us who has no heart.” All in all, while it wasn’t a perfect read, I was still entertained, and the ending definitely has me simultaneously looking forward to and terrified of Clockwork Princess. I’ve already been warned to keep tissues on hand, and I’m sure I’ll be posting plenty of updates to let those of you who have already read the series cry right along with me. “He’s very pretty. For a human.” “He’s very broken,” said Magnus. “Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before.” *record screeching to a halt* WAIT. You guys didn’t really think I could get through an entire one of these reviews without gushing over my sweet little bisexual warlock baby Magnus, did you?! Seriously though, oh my word, my poor heart and everything that this precious, wholesome, lovesick puppy does to me in each and every one of these books. I would read endless books just about Magnus Bane and never tire of them. “It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” One last thing: let’s talk about the audiobook narrators. I may reread this right after I catch up on the universe, because it feels like I missed a lot. It alternates between two narrators, Ed Westwick and Heather Lind, and while I loved listening to Heather Lind, Ed Westwick’s narrating voice is so muddled (and, at times, cringe-inducing) that I had to replay bits to make out what he said. It’s not an issue of accent (most of the audio narrators I listen to are also English); not to be cruel, but I just don’t think he’s a very good narrator. He also narrated part of City of Fallen Angels, and I had the same issue in that one—I actually switched back to the physical format after only one chapter of that one, but in this book’s case, I needed something to listen to while running errands a lot over the last two weeks. I’d be really interested to know if I would’ve liked the book better without his narrative pulling me out of the story constantly. (Sorry, Gossip Girl fans!) Anyways, he doesn’t narrate anything besides those two books, so I’d recommend steering clear of this one and Fallen Angels, but I hear the rest of the audiobooks are great and I look forward to finding out for myself!

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