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True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysteriouTrue love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.Tessa is drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa answers about who she really is? As their search leads to deadly peril, Tessa learns that secrets and lies can corrupt even the purest heart....

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Clockwork Prince Reviews

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2019-06-18 21:49

    my video review/discussion can be found here: https://youtu.be/xL85QtJjUqESO 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.

  • Saniya
    2019-06-18 03:06

    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*' ='( 3I 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! xDOMG! Will looks so hot in this pic ^.^And Jem... *DIES* So freaking hot! <3I want to be Tessa! =(

  • LolaReviewer
    2019-06-15 03:14

    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’

  • Wendy Darling
    2019-06-09 19:55

    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 JemTessa 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 DetailsThe 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 LiteratureAnother 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.

  • kayla**
    2019-06-02 22:47

    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! :)

  • Etnik
    2019-06-08 04:06

    ____________________________________________“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 storyThis 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 charactersTessaWell 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.WillWell 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.JamesI 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 BaneI 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:)

  • Steph Sinclair
    2019-05-30 23:51

    **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? 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  • Jennifer
    2019-05-30 01:00

    ” 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.

  • Kaitlin
    2019-06-06 03:07

    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

  • Katerina
    2019-06-21 02:52

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

  • Beth
    2019-05-31 23:53

    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. On 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!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!All Reviews:Clockwork Angel- 5 StarsClockwork Prince - 5 Stars!Clockwork Princess- 5 Stars!The Infernal Devices (Manga) Reviews:Clockwork Angel - 5 StarsClockwork Prince - 5 StarsClockwork Princess - 5 Stars

  • Bangadybangz
    2019-06-21 00:56

    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 XDBring on the feels!!!

  • Ava Oceana
    2019-06-04 21:05

    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.PlotClockwork 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 / RomanceSo, 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.CharactersClare 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.WritingI'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:

  • sana°¤°
    2019-06-01 22:06

    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 💩

  • Maxwell
    2019-06-11 01:17

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

  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    2019-05-29 21:47

    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!

  • Samantha
    2019-06-04 21:04

    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.

  • Mariama
    2019-06-11 20:08

    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?

  • kari
    2019-06-22 22:49

    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, JemVisiting 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.

  • Cait
    2019-06-14 23:14

    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 tryreallyhard 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:Ihatedthe 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'mstill 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 bewithWill, and now thisreallyforces 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 almosttwo 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 haveuswait so long for this book just really bothers me. I know it builds up excitement and all that shitstuff, 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 ofreallyvague 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*

  • Marcy Jo
    2019-06-18 20:09

    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 2011Listened to audiobook November 2012Listened to audiobook March 18, 2013Read again (text and audio mix) May 15, 2014

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2019-06-13 21:00

    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!

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-06-24 20:04

    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! FINMY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  • Sepani
    2019-06-05 04:00

    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..

  • Ninosy(Wonder Woman)
    2019-06-28 00:52

    First Question I finished this book but I still didn't know who is the Clockwork Prince..?? would someone tell me ??Anyways this book was amazing in all ways but I kinda think book 1 was better donno why so the actual rating goes like4.5 Stars Lets talk about the ending ... I henrkryagbrdkd noo I mean eduhryeusokjajrWHAT THE HELL ..??I cant make up the right words ..(view spoiler)[ I was even more confused than Tessa like its so hard to choose OH GOD they are both soo perfect I am trying to put myself in Tessa's place whom would I have chosen and came out with the best answer BOTH .. I WOULD MARRY BOTH...(hide spoiler)]I loved all characters in this series like A Darker Shade of Magic someone cannot skip any character's part coz they are all equally interesting and adorable... WILL HERONDALE The most beautiful fictional character ever exsisted for our present day and a hear-throb ... JEM CARSTAIRSMy baby, and deserves all the best, I am still confused is Jem Chinese or he just lived there coz I imagined him to be an anime character more like thisTorn between going to Book 3 and finishing the series or waiting sometime... anw I can't say no more read this book its so good ....["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • P
    2019-05-31 21:53

    “Wo ai ni, Tessa." he whispered. "Wo bu xiang shi qu ni." As far as I can remember, I haven't swoon over any characters for a very long time. But for Clockwork Prince, I yielded, for James who brought the deepest part of me out, wrapped it and made it warm. The main plot isn't that interesting, but the love triangle between Will, Tessa and James is remarkable and flowery. How could CC creat such a beautiful relationship without me rolling my eyes ? idk. But you're an Angel, Clare. The Angel who comes to make me want to be in love again. And this book is worth everything I had to put up with the previous one.“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite”I was wrecked after finishing this book. This is an emotional roller coaster ride indeed. Something happened in this book, and that pushed me to read and read and read until my eyes hurt. Even now I think TID is a little bit better than TMI series with Will, Tessa and James in it. Actually I don't care much who Tessa will settle down with. Darn it ! It's engaging and promising. I couldn't pick Clockwork Princess up fast enough.“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” More at http://goo.gl/tfxljr

  • Eric Boot
    2019-05-28 22:52

    WHAT. THE. F. I know Cassandra Clare is a good author, but I didn't see that coming. Compared to Clockwork Angel, this novel had so much more! My favourite part about Clockwork Prince was probably how mixed up the relations between the characters get. (view spoiler)[I loved Tessa and her kindness and her agreeing to marry Jem (although I think I'm on team Will). I was so incredibly happy for Jem :) (hide spoiler)] Actually I enjoy almost all characters in those books (except Mortmain and Nate and the Dark Sisters probably) (duh.)

  • Mizuki
    2019-05-27 21:59

    Rating after finished the book: 0.5 star. Hell, it's even worse than Clockwork Angel...Clockwork Angel Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...Before I pen the actual review, I want to express my feeling toward Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Prince, it can be summarized with the two photos below...Link: http://vampirekiki.deviantart.com/art...Link: http://vampirekiki.deviantart.com/art...I'm seriously NOT AMUSED! In fact for most of the time I had difficulty suppressing my disbelief! Edited@14/01/2014:Have anyone taken a good look at the cover of Clockwork Prince?Supposedly it's Jem on the cover (though this model looks nothing like Jem, for crying out loud) but then one day I noticed on this cover, Jem is holding a dragon-head cane.Now we have a problem. It's time for Chinese History 101: In the imperial China, only the Emperor and the members of the royal family could wear clothes with dragons on them, or possessed personal items with dragon ornaments on them. If a commoner was found wearing/possessing dragon ornaments, the punishment for such offence was death.So tell me, how come a cane with a dragon head on it can come into Jem's possession?Here's the link to something I wrote concerning the topic of Cassandra Clare and plagiarism.Note: I posted this photo up here before I can lay my hands on this book because I know I'll need it once I start reading...Now, the actual review starts here:I really, really didn't expect it, but after finishing Clockwork Prince (CP), I found Cassandra Clare actually hit the rock bottom with this second book of The Infernal Devices series. If you thought Clockwork Angel is bad, wait till you read CP! Why would I say that? Here're a few points:(1) The horrible love TriangleDon't get me wrong, I like reading about people falling in love, I can even tolerate love triangles when they're well written. But I hate whatever romance Cassandra Clare has to offer with a passion. At first I couldn't quite pinpoint why her romances make my stomach turn so much. But after reading so many woody, uninspiring 'romantic' Will/Tessa and Jem/Tessa scenes throughout CP, I began to realize why Clare's love triangle pisses me off so much...It's because I can't sense any passion in Clare's writing. It's like she was merely writing a very formalized version of what people should do/think/feel when they're in love. There's no heart, no passion, no real feeling beyond her 'romances'!>_<Whenever I read a good, heartfelt romance, I would cheer the couple on and feel happy when they finally get together, but I never do that with any of Clare's couples.Plus, we are supposed to believe Jem and Will were all head over heels for Tessa, but what's so adorable about her? I don't get it. If Tessa was kind and brave, then isn't Sophie just the same!? So why would Will and Jem never notice her as a love interest? Why?Well, the romance might actually have worked out well if only Tessa is a likable character, but sadly she never is; for her creator Clare has always mistaken bitchiness, stupidity and selfishness with bravery and independence when it comes to her female characters. *sighs*(2)Clare's failed attempt to make Will sympathetic Will, he was a major jackass in Clockwork Angel, but starting from Chapter One of Clockwork Prince, Clare intended to let us see the 'different' side of Will's character by throwing off hints that he had feeling for Tessa, throwing off hints that there's a reason for him to be so much of an asshole to everyone, blah blah blah. But dose Clare's attempt to make Will sympathetic work? My answer to that is a big fat NO.(view spoiler)[Let me get down to Will's curse. Supposedly when Will was 12 years old, he accidentally released a demon, the demon cursed him that every person who looks at him with love will die, unless he removes himself from their presence. This is the condition of the curse. And at the same night he was 'cursed', Will's sister died painfully, causing Will to believe her death was the curse at work, so he escaped from his family without looking back.First there're many holes in this story, for example why would Will's father, an ex-Shadowhunter be allowed to keep a trapped demon? Why would the man be foolish enough to keep said demon under the same roof with his own wife and children? Was the father really that stupid? But what I want to discuss is how idiotically Will had reacted to his 'curse'.After he was 'cursed', Will never mentioned it with any of the adults, not his parents, not Henry and Charlotte, no one.What the hell? Did the demon ever forbid Will to mention his curse to anyone? No? Then why wouldn't he tell the Shadowhunters about his curse? Weren't the Shadowhunters experts of dealing with curses and demons!? Even when the Shadowhunters couldn't handle it, wouldn't there be Silent Brothers around to do the job? Why would Will be such an idiot!? Plus, I don't even want to mention how unlikely it is for the demon to cast a fake curse on Will which couldn't even work out! Wouldn't it be easier for the demon to tear Will and his sister from limb to limb, then wait for their parents to come back if the demon really wants revenge for his imprisonment!? (hide spoiler)]This one is for all the Will-defenders out there: Please look me in the eyes and explain to me why should I feel any sympathy for someone who said the following line to someone else:"Lord, you're Irish," said Will, "Can you make things that don't have potatoes in them?"Will said that to the new cook once he realized she was Irish. What a total racist dickhead he is. He makes me sick.my GR friend Andre joked about "Will was cursed to a life of assholeness" and I can't agree more with him. The whole thing about Will and his curse is just pathetic. It's just a bucket of nonsense in my eyes.Just for the record, I think the demons in The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan are 1000% more awesome, evil and frightening than what Clare has to offer(3) The flat, uninteresting charactersTessa: She's not as hateful as she was in CA, but my goodness she's dull and uninteresting. Can't see what Jem and Will see in her.Will: He's an ass. He's an ass who reads through someone else's letters without permission, who had humiliated a girl in the past by reading her diary entries aloud to a whole roomful of guests. Will is a horrible person. The reason why he's parabatai with Jem only highlighted how hateful and selfish he is--My goodness Will didn't even tell Jem the real reason why he agreed to be parabatai with him all along! WHO NEED ENEMY WHEN THEY HAVE *FRIEND* LIKE THIS!? Plus, the reason why he wants to break his curse is because he doesn't want to hurt Tessa's feeling. Oh, great. So Will doesn't care if he hurt Jem, Henry and Charrlotte's feeling throughout five long years, but he cares about himself hurting Tessa's feeling!? I can't believe how selfish this guy can be and how little he had thought of his best friend and the two adults who had bothered to raise him up! That's hateful!Jem: He's still the nice guy and there's nothing more about him. But how could a half Chinese-half British with bright sliver hair mixed person goes unnoticed in the Victorian London? And he also suffers no race discrimination? It makes no sense.Jessamine: She's only there to be the total bitch so Tessa could look good. Full Stop.Sophie: I don't know why she has her own storyline in this book. She serves no real purpose other than to be one of the Lightwood brothers' love interest. And even that romance with said Lightwood brother could have been done off-screen.Charlotte and Henry: They barely show any maturity and leadership in the book. I hate to say that but Charlotte's behaviors show that she has yet to prove herself a capable leader! I like Charlotte, but still...Nate: A cardboard cutout. I have nothing to say about him.(4) The Shadowhunters' idiocyI had talked about Henry and Charlotte's lack of leadership, but the Shadowhunters as a whole continue to act like they are a bunch of idiots. They are even more lousy than they were in Clockwork Angel. For example, in the mask ball scene, Tessa and Will simply started making out when they should have been busy trying to escape from the villains! That's damn stupid!Worse still, they(mostly Will) seemed to think the bad guys were as stupid as they were! Again for example, (view spoiler)[ Tessa Changed into Jessamine in order to meet Nate in a mask ball, but after her leaving the ball under suspicious condition, the Shadowhunters still thought Nate would fall for the same trick again?!? (hide spoiler)] Shit, the Shadowhunters still thought it's a good idea for Tessa to play the same trick again? They really thought the bad guys were THAT stupid?Not to mention the mask ball scene doesn't make any sense at all. (view spoiler)[Why would the bad guy meet the spy who he had planted in the enemy camp in a ball, where everyone can see them!? Plus why would the bad Shadowhunter think it's a good idea to host a ball with Downworlders doing illegal activities within his own mansion!? That's just damn stupid! (hide spoiler)](5) Where's the villain!?(view spoiler)[The arch villain, Mortmain has been nowhere in sight throughout the entire book, leaving only Nate--who isn't all that bright nor frightening, in his place. My goodness, I had never, never read a second book in which the arch villain is absent. (hide spoiler)] So what's the point of Clockwork Prince's very existence? Seriously, I think Clare is wasting my time here.(6) The boredom, oh the boredom!There're some 500 pages in CP, but at least 1/3 of them could have been cut off for good. Mostly I want to complain about the screen time which is wasted on the romances. The Will/Tessa and Jem/Tessa scenes are equally woody, boring and pointless. Plus, I don't know why Sophie gets her own storyline when said storyline serves no purpose other than throwing one more romance into a story.(7) The supposed 'Victorian' backgroundI am not an expert of history, but I cannot help but noticing hardly any of the character in TDI act like they are people from the Victorian era.I have problem suppressing my disbelief when Will, Jem, Henry and Charlotte all went "OH I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU!!" on us. My goodness, I know that during the Victorian era, even husband and wife wouldn't express their feeling so freely.Plus I want to point out at 1870s, Chinese people were very subtle when it comes to expressing romantic love, they were as subtle as the British. But somehow Clae made Jem say "I love you" to Tessa in Chinese. Oh my goodness, did she ever know expressions such as "I love you" was introduced to China *after* the Republic of China was formed? That "I love you" simply isn't part of the common language in the 1870s? I also have problem suppressing my disbelief when Jem made out with Tessa and had his hands up beneath her nightgown. Just...What is that? A Victorian gentleman would never treat a woman like this, not if he respected her. But no, realism has to make way for steaming hot make-out sections, right? I also can't suppress my disbelief when I read that a Shadowhunter asked Sophie "to see him" outside of training. I can't believe a Victorian gentleman would do that when in this case Sophie was a maid. Not that there's anything wrong about liking or loving a maid, but I can't believe for a second that any man of Victorian polite society would actually do that.Then I want to point out the issue about Jem's parentage.In the Victorian era, race discrimination was common, and marriages between different races were...rare, especially within the polite society. So why would Jem's parents be faced with no objection when they got married? I don't quite buy this "Shadowhunters have no race discrimination" claim---for how would there possibly be no race discrimination against people of colors when the Shadowhunters had such a bad attitude toward Downworlders and they were so against the idea of women being the bosses? Plus unlike J K. Rowling's wizards who didn't have to interact with Muggles directly, the Shadowhunters had to live among humans and moved in the humans' society, so I can't believe the racism at that time could have no influence on the Shadowhunters.Furthermore, my good GR friend Andre also informed me that Opium War took place four years before Jem was born, and you can imagine how the Chinese might feel toward British and half British-half Chinese mixed children at that time. So why would Jem never mentioned having racist problems during his childhood? I also want to point out how unrealistic Tessa's reaction to Jem is. I found it unrealistic for Tessa not having any negative feeling or doubt toward Jem when they first met. She wasn't even being taken aback when she learnt there is a half Chinese among Shadowhunters. It's highly unlikely because...back in the time of 1870s, race discrimination against Chinese were wild-spreading among American general public. During the time of TDI, discrimination against Chinese was widely common, especially among the working class people---who believed their jobs were stolen by the Chinese, and the mainstream media of that time was eager to paint Chinese as evil invaders or scary criminals who had a lot of immoral bad hobbies (e.g. opium smoking, gambling and whoring and even rat-eating etc) which were against the Christian values. The media of that time happily and self righteously fed those stereotypes to the public. That, was how unpopular the Chinese had once been in America, no kidding. And I can't think for a reason for Tessa to be unaware of Chinese and/or mixed blood people's bad reputation of that time. Tessa only acted like "Oh so Jem is a half-Chinese? Oh, I had never seen a Chinese before!" That's quite unrealistic.Conclusion:In one of my statuses, my GR friend Ceilidh commented that: "Oh honey, you really are a literary masochist. First the Tiger's Racist Curse books and now this? "Okay, I admit that Ceilidh is right, reading C. Clare's books really makes me a literary masochist. 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  • Vivianne
    2019-06-17 02:06

    “We live and breathe words.” Actual rating 4,75 stars!OMG these characters, this plot, this world… I FREAKING LOVED IT SO MUCH! Clockwork Angel: 4,5 starsContains spoilers for both TMI and TID! “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite” Start of the book (4,5 stars) The beginning, just like Clockwork Angel, was quite slow. However with this one I did not mind it as much. Because I loved the characters, the writing style and this world has really grown on me. But yeah the plot was slow and there didn’t happen as much as I would like till page 150. The writing style (5,0 stars) The writing style is a solid five stars! I can’t even explain why I like Cassandra’s writing so much, and that’s why there is mention of the writing style further down in this review. I’m going to mention this again here. The humor in these books is amazing! The way these characters interact with each other, tell jokes, make a fool out of each other, but also the way some things are brought to the writer (Will sprinting through the garden after the blue demon and being so happy and proud of himself after he got the tooth flashes through mind). The world building (5,0 stars) The world building is literally more amazing then in any book by Cassandra I’ve read. There are so many things explained so well in this one. Like the Shadowhunter marriage, engagements or being Parabatai. Main Character (5,0 stars) Okay I love Tessa. I don’t agree with everything she says or does, but yeah I love her. I love her kindness, her girlyness , her sweetness, her sassiness.. etc. I love that whatever situation she is put in she saves herself.Other characters (5,0 stars!!!!) I’ve grown to love this group from the institute so much! It feels like I’m a part of them and I never want to leave this world with them in it. I liked Henry in the previous book but he just evolved in this book to become one of my favorites. I absolutely love him being like this crazy scientist and his inventions are so cool! I also liked that he popped up a bit more and got protective of Charlotte because my problem with him in Clockwork Angel was that he was a bit of a wimp. But I loved him so much more here and I loved how his and Charlotte’s relationship build in this one! Charlotte was just as amazing as in the previous book! I loved how strong she was, and how she held everything together in the hard times. And I loved how she proved herself in this book to the counsel and I loved the scene where she went to Benedict Lightwoods! AHHHH and I’m so excited for this baby!Jem was just absolutely perfect. I love every interaction between him and Tessa or him and Will. I feel so much for his situation. I DON’T WANT HIM TO DIE! I do wish there were some chapters told from Jem’s POV, because I believed that there are none?Will… Oh WillDoes that say enough?And can we please talk about this curse. Wow it broke my heart into tiny little pieces. How could he life like that for five years! “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.” If you read my previous review you know I wasn’t a fan of Jessamine in Clockwork Angel. And that continues in this book. Besides that I just hate her character and her predictable betrayal, my biggest problem is that I don’t understand her decision making. I mean she has this beautiful family of Shadowhunters who would die for her and she just betrays them to the first guy she sees. And even though I hate her character, Cassandra still made me feel bad for her when she got send to the Silent City.I still really like Sophie, and I hope she is going to be happy with Gideon.And I’m so curious how Cecily, Gedeon and Gabriel will turn out in the next story!Romance (5,0 stars)“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.” Okay wow the Romance in this book is a solid 5 stars. I still can’t believe Cassandra made me love a love triangle!! Will and Jem are goalsss. Like literally! I love them both so much. And Cassandra can write such great romantic scenes.And can we just talk about the other relationships that are formed in this wonderful book! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Charlotte and Henry! They are so cute. But also Gideon and Sophie.** Shrieks a little!!**Plot (5,0 stars) If I look back on the plot, not that much has happened in this book the first 400 pages. Yeah I did love it because of the characters and I understood that some small things needed to happen. So I really appreciated that Cassandra took the time to really show the growth in this characters. I for example loved that Tessa and Sophie also got training and the fun scenes this brought us and the character growth. But in the beginning I really found this book suffering of second book syndrome. Just a bridge (pun intended) to the next installment to make some extra money. But a little over half way in this book I truly started to enjoy this one like I did with Clockwork Angel. Favorite scenes:- "Will!" Charlotte shouted over the noise, "Have you LOST YOUR MIND? CEASE THAT INFERNAL RACKET! Jem—" Jem, rising to his feet, clapped his hands over Will's mouth. "Do you promise to be quiet?" he hissed into his friend's ear.Will nodded, blue eyes blazing. Tessa was staring at him in amazement; they all were. She had seen Will many things—amused, bitter, condescending, angry, pitying—but never giddy before.Jem let him go. "All right, then."Will slid to the floor, his back against the armchair, and threw up his arms. "A demon pox on all your houses!" he announced, and yawned."Oh, God, weeks of pox jokes," said Jem. "We're in for it now.” - When Magnus leaves Camille and kisses Will.- Tessa in the drawing room after the Will scene- The action packed scene with Nate and his giant clockwork creature. And why the freaking heck did I have to cry the scene Nate died! I hated the guy?! - When Jem proposes to Tessa- When Will tells about his curse to Magnus (such an amazing choice to tell this from Magnus’s POV). This chapter made me cry until I didn’t have a tear left in my body. I just could not imagine what this boy has been through in his life, so awful. - The make out scene with Will on the balcony at the party- The make out scene with Jem - And of course the freaking last scene!!The ending (5,0 stars) And that ending. Holy Sh*t! Absolutely phenomenal, I don’t even understand how Cassandra can make me this happy after all the previous emotional heartbreaks she caused me. I just loved the one happy family moment. I’m so happy for Charlotte and Henry! And for Tessa and Jem! And Gideon and Sophie are also super cute! But also the subtle cliffhanger that still urges me to keep reading the next book immediately. I’m so excited to read Clockwork Princess (although I have been spoiled a little bit about what will happen and I really hope it isn’t true otherwise I don’t know If I can handle this)! “It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”

  • Amanda Minnock
    2019-06-11 00:03

    I loved this book so much more than Clockwork Angel, it seemed to flow a lot better and we got to see sides to the characters which I really enjoyed. Unfortunately, I would have liked to have given it three and a half stars as I was gripped by the story but I can't stand Tessa at all so I'm sticking with the three!Tessa, heartbrokenly betrayed by her own brother but saved by the Shadowhunters, finds themselves falling deeper into trying to find the Magister. With Charlotte's position of the head as the institute becomes under threat by Benedict Lightwood as he does not believe a woman is fit to be in charge Tessa is worried of what will become of her. Tessa finds herself drawn more to Jem each day but she still can't keep herself away from Will who is on a clear self-destruct mission. With it becoming even harder to tell who is a friend and who is a foe, they only have a matter of weeks to try and find out where the Magister is hiding and what his plans are. I really started to enjoy the story, the plot was solid and there was enough happening to keep you gripped and wanting more. I really loved our characters, Sophie & Gideon have me shipping them so hard that I hope for them to become one, get married, have lots of babies, and live happily ever after FOREVER!!! Sophie deserves some happiness in her life I adore her.It's still unclear really what Tessa is in this book and what other powers she actually holds except being a huge condescending bitch who is wanting to play two friends against each other while trying to give everyone else advice when she knows nothing about everything. She is so rude to people it is unbelievable and the way she speaks to Sophie is an absolute joke, Tessa is a guest in a household she acts like she owns the place and is some sort of lady who can speak to everyone the way she see's fit. She likes to remind us of her ladylike status yet I'm pretty sure it was frowned upon back in those days to even dare be alone with a gentleman never mind making out with more than one and sneaking into another's bedroom making out some more, then trying to whip her nightgown off to only once again make out with another THE NEXT AGAIN NIGHT! I dislike her so much so she is ruining the whole damn thing for me.I love that we get to see lots of Jem in this one, he is a true gentleman and makes you swoon from start to finish, you feel your heartache for him as you know Tessa isn't full heartedly into him as she makes out. We see Will turn complete bi-polar and lose his shiz all together then become completely unhinged as his whole life changes, charming indeed... not. I can't make my mind up about him yet, maybe it's because he was willing to screw his parabatai for a jezebel (an impudent, shameless, or morally unrestrained woman AKA Tessa Gray). Harsh? I think not.I will read the last book at some point but it's not screaming at me to pick it up and read it straight away, which is a shame because it had the potential to be an excellent book.Check out my blog www.amandaminnockx.tumblr.com"I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many more beats it shall sustain. But I love you enough to hope that you will not care that I am being selfish in trying to make the rest of my life - whatever length - happy, by spending it with you."