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Clockwork Prince

by Cassandra Clare

Margaret K. McElderry Books | December 6, 2011 | Hardcover

Clockwork Prince is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 30.
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 at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

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

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

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

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.9 in

Published: December 6, 2011

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416975888

ISBN - 13: 9781416975885

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOw An A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Read. :D Great plot speed and totally totally amazing events. The characters were also totally amazing and i loved the way they were described and the way they really brought emotion to the book. The events were thrilling and like a roller coaster. The book really brought my emotions out and totally hooked me in. ;D
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great It was a very good book!
Date published: 2013-04-04
Rated out of 5 by from Loved it... Can't wait for Clockwork Princess.
Date published: 2012-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good follow-up While I liked the first novel in the trilogy, I must say I enjoyed this one more. I still believe that all the characters in the Infernal Devices series do seem to be carbon copies of the characters in the Mortal Instruments, just in different clothing. But I found this book to be more engaging than the last, we learn a lot more about Will's past which is well done. It's a nice easy read that does a good job of pleasantly passing the time. If you like supernatural books you should have no trouble enjoying this.
Date published: 2012-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!!!! :) Clockwork Prince was soooooo good!!!! I couldn't put it down and it's a must read!! I love the fight between James and Will. Team Will!!!!!!
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised I loved The Mortal Instruments so when I found out that Cassandra Clare was writing another trilogy I got really excited. But the first book was kind of a disappointment. Like many people I felt that the new series was just a rehashing of the first one but this time set in Victorian London. The character archetypes were pretty much the same. We had a leading lady who was introduced to a new world. A hot boy who had a bad attitude, a best guy friend who falls in love with our leading lady. And finally another female character who makes our lead feel uncomfortable in her own skin just because she's just that good looking. Even though I was a little disappointed by the first book, I dutifully picked up the second one the day it was released. It gathered dust on my shelf for a couple of months until the other day when I thought: "well hell, it can't be that bad" and decided to finally read it. And you know what? I was pleasantly surprised. Clockwork Prince picks up pretty soon after we left off in Clockwork Angel. Tessa and her Shadowhunter friends are still trying to solve the mystery of Tessa's origins and what she actually is while they also look into stopping the dangerous Magister. And on top of that Tessa needs to come to understand which boy she wants, the gentle Jem or the wild and crazy Will. This book packs in just the right amount of teen angst with the steam-punk inspired fantasy. Cassandra Clare built off of the basics that she set down in the first book in a clever and refreshing way giving these new characters a different feel then her contemporary crew in The Mortal Instruments. I think my appreciation for these book still steams from her first series. In The Mortal Instruments I built a love of the Shadowhunter World, this new prequel series is able to expand this love. But needs to lean on the books that came before it. I am still excited for the final book in this trilogy. When it is released I will do a more informative critique of the series. There's no real point in analyzing the picture until I have all the pieces I think. So to sum it all up. This book was enjoyable and kept my interest in the series but I'm not going to pass my final judgement until I have read the final installment. Originally posted at: www.fictionlove.com
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review site for many books and movies Please go to this site for my personal review of this book. http://booksblogspot.blogspot.com/
Date published: 2012-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Oh My Gosh" I loved Clockwork Prince. I really like the ending part which left thinking that she has to be writing more. Oh my I never thought she was going to end up with Jem I thought she was going to end up with Will. Will's sister comes to them and says she wants to be trained as a Shadowhunter. I really hope that she finishes the next book more quickly.
Date published: 2012-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Read Well Cassie has done it again and wrote another novel that I could not put down. Clockwork Prince may just be my favorite novel of hers. I loved how we learned more about Will’s past during CP and it has made the battle between Team Jem and Team Will so much harder to decide. I still can’t pick who I like better - I like them both. There was more politics than action in CP than CA but I still loved it and it wasn’t a bad thing as it sets up the story nicely for CP2. Finding out the history of all the characters was fabulous and I wouldn’t have wanted it to go any other way. I love Magnus. He made me laugh with tears and being a Team Church fan(because I can’t decided which Team I am on and Simon or Luke aren’t in the ID series) we didn’t get a lot of Church but when we did it was humorous. I like how Cassie has made some of the parallels between the characters of both series match each other, it is like a game trying to figure out the traits that each character shares. I am a bit torn by the ending. I was happy about the one situation but upset over the other. I have no idea if I was crying because I was sad or crying because I was happy. I can’t wait to see what will happen in the Clockwork Princess. If the world decides to end in 2012 I have decided that Cassie’s books are coming with me because everyone needs to read her novels.
Date published: 2012-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and badass...all at the same time I first started reading the Mortal Instrument series when the first book came out (City of Bones) and have been reading them ever since. It has been a while since I’ve read the first book in the series, Clockwork Angel, since Clare is writing books for two series, and of course doing a fantastic job of it, I had actually forgotten some stuff, but within the first chapter it was all coming back to me, including the love that I have for this fantastic series. It has vampires, werewolves, demons and all other sort of creatures and throughout the whole series you are asking “Just what is Tessa Grey?” I could picture the whole thing in my mind like I was there: the giddiness in Will that we’ve never seen before, him pointing at the demon yelling “You!” and running after him while Magnus doesn’t really think anything of it, Henry and Charlotte....sigh...finally something, and of course all of the beautifully put comments that Tessa says almost under her breath that make Jem laugh. And then of course there are the complete shockers in this story, and I won’t name names for those of you who have not read it, but their spy was something I did not really see coming. Nor did I see Gideon coming, but I did sort of see the last page of the novel happening—still it plans to lead to something good I’m sure. And there is still the question of “What does the Magister want from Tessa?” I can’t wait to find out her true origins and the extent of her powers. AND, this has turned into a Twilight love triangle with a twist. Jem and Tessa? Tessa and Will? ???? So good. The Good: Will—sexy as ever...if not more now that we get a little background. Jem—the first book was all about falling in love with Will and the second all about falling in love with Jem...and I did. He is truly the gentlemen. I mean just look at the cover. Awesome! And of course a closer look Charlotte and Henry...I was waiting for it. P.s. Anyone watch the trailer for this? I’m never really a fan of book trailers but this one was actually really good! Bad: Nothing other than I want more and want to know all the answers to my questions about Tessa...but I guess that comes with time, and another book. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Clare is one of the best writer’s that I’ve read. She expressed everything well and articulately and can easily bring you into the world of the Shadowhunters. She knows how to make serious moments serious, and she knows how to make funny moments hilarious. But on top of all this she knows how to creep up on people with an unexpected twist (which with the amount of books that I have read is actually pretty hard these days). Favourite Quotes: “But—but...” Will sputtered. “Oh, leave it,” said Jem, kicking Will, not without affection, lightly on the ankle. “She 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.”—Pg. 444 See more of my review at my blog http://www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com
Date published: 2012-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Clockwork prince is one of the BEST books that i have read so far. It was waaayyyy better than the first book of the series, Clockwork Angel, I couldn't put the book down for even a secend! This is a must read book for all of you people who love romantic comedy with a little dash of supernatural events! Can't wait for the next book of the series to come out!
Date published: 2012-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read The second book in the Infernal Devices series was great for some reason I still like these more than the original Mortal Instruments series I don't really know why. I thought this was a very solid sequel and it was really interesting, I'm still a huge Will fan and I want more to happen. I was not a big fan of the ending but this was still a great book. :0)
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitley a Great Book As much as I enjoyed reading Clockwork Angel, I felt like there was something missing. This was NOT the case with Clockwork Prince. Clockwork Prince was brilliantly writing, with effectively placed twists and turns. The first portion of the book I found to be just satisfactory, but as time prgresses, the characters develop so much more than in Clockwork Angel. I have to admit, that the ending did leave me shocked and a little upset, merely for having to wait to read whatever she writes to follow this. Therefore, a word of caution, do not rush into reading this if you can help it, because I for one, find myself hopelessly attached, and can't seem to get over the fact that I wont know what happens next tomorrow, or next week, that I will likely have to wait up to a year for the next installment. Overall, Clockwork Prince was a great book, though it definitley has its flaws, and will not please everyone, though it will please most of her fans, I am sure.
Date published: 2012-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the Infernal Devices just got better. Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) The Infernal Device series just got better, as expected from Cassandra Clare. To begin, There had been a ridiculous amount of quotations that made my heart leap. Also, the lyrical diction through each page of the novel will truly captivate the reader. I find that this novel has more depth as it explores many aspects. We understand the characters further. We see our loving characters, like Jem, grow. Sophie plays a bigger role than she played at Clockwork Angel = fantastic. We meet new characters and the Lightwood boys have more participation throughout the novel. Even though the readers of Clockwork Angel have the answers to their questions, the series becomes more complex-- totally luring the readers to the story. Clockwork Princess won't be coming out for a while and for now, I actually do not mind because my heart needs time to heal. Why? If you are a Team Will shipper, a warning most certainly that you should take: This is not Will’s book and by that I mean Jem will be taking over and fighting for his love for Tessa (yes, James "Jem" Carstairs) However, all the questions we asked in Clockwork Angel (at least about Will) are answered in this book. (Ehem, Cecily) Have a tissue box ready, dear Will Herondale shippers. -Michelle
Date published: 2012-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cassandra Clare, I Salute You Once again Cassandra Clare has created a novel of passion and danger that intrigues the readers into not being able to put the book down. I fell in love with the characters in Clockwork Angel and months later Clockwork Prince came out. Normally in situations like this i would prefer to re-read the previous books to refresh my memory however I had no time to do this and I was nervous I would not remember the plot line but as soon as I picked up Clockwork Prince the entire plot line came back to me and i fell in love all over again. Cassandra Clare has once again created a beautiful and complex world with amazing relationships that makes the reader wish that they could live in this beautiful world! This is an amazing sequel and I cannot wait to learn more of the Shadowhunters lives in the upcoming final novel of the trilogy! :)
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Perfection! Oh my gosh, this book was PURE PERFECTION! Cassandra Clare has long since earned her place as one of my favourite authors ever (with The Mortal Instruments series and the first book for this steampunk prequel series, Clockwork Angel), but she's outdone herself with this one! I didn't think it was possible to love Tessa even more in Clockwork Prince, but I did! She was just so strong, and intelligent, and determined, and not once did my heart differ from hers — we connected like that. Like always, Clare managed to create a cast that amazed me with their intricacy. And Tessa, Will (who I now love even more than Jace!! ♥), and Jem (who has his own chance to shine in this book!) make up the epitome of a perfect love triangle — one where you're honestly so torn that it splits your heart in two. I wanted to cry several times! Don't get me started on the storyline. It was complex and risky and heartbreaking and breathtaking, and it didn't resemble the middle-book-filler pattern AT ALL. It actually had a plot with so many twists and turns that it could snap a neck, and it captivated me for all near-500 pages. Words will not do this book justice. They can't describe how beautifully vivid Clare writes, how amazing she is at world-building, and how I could want to laugh and cry so much for one book. So I'll just have to say that if you haven't picked up a Clare book yet, then you are totally missing out! And if you have, then know that Clockwork Prince is even more amazing than everyone's high expectations. And it's even better than the first book, too! I've never read a series that makes the characters and world feel as real as Clare makes hers! :) BUY or BORROW?: I am sending you subliminal messages right now to BUY THIS BOOK when it comes out! It's AMAZING to say the least!!! Definitely one of my favourites!
Date published: 2012-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Cassandra Clare once again has impressed in her new Internal devices novel. It is action packed with one surprise after another, including huge betrayals and romance surprises. Would very much recommend this new installment as well as any of Cassandra's other books as well.
Date published: 2012-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning... Cassandra Clare is an excellent writer. She knows exactly how to hook her readers, thats for sure. The ending though, honestly left me shocked. Shocked and disappointed... I even found myself cry a few times reading Clockwork Prince.. .which shocked myself even more, since I tend not to cry while reading a book. I would suggest you READ THIS BOOK ! It is utterly amazing.. it toys with your emotions and will hook you. Its definately a page turner ! I really do hop though, that in the next book.. things turn out the way I hope.. or probably, how other readers had expected it, because I honestly disliked the way how the ending turned out. But, we'll see hwat happens in the next book, because the conclusion to Clockwork Prince does not change my opinion aobut how amazing it was !
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Cassandra Clare is an amazing novelist. She has two series in which she is currently writing alternating books. This series is set in the same world as the other but over a century earlier. These stories are about epic battles between good and evil. They explore a shadow world hidden from most of us. In this one, we discover that a clockwork army is being built with the sole purpose of destroying the Nephilim, a group of people blessed with the blood of an Angel who has been commissioned to protect the rest of us. Tessa Gray is becoming a strong independent woman and a valued member of the London Institute. In this book, we learn a lot more history of the Nephilim, and the accords, and the history behind the animosity between down worlders and the Nephilim. It is another wonderfully written story, set in a world of magic, myths, legends and mayhem. An awesome read!
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adored it! Of course Clare hit it out of the park again with this one! I honestly think i'm liking the Clockwork series more than Mortal Instruments (maybe?) The main characters are so likeable and the plot just works together even if it is somewhat predictable. I did find that there is less action in this book than what you would see with Clary and Jace but it is not a bad thing in this instance. enjoy!
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from book two i love this book... it's way better than the first one! there's a lot of juice in this one. enjoy guys!!!!
Date published: 2011-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING SEQUEL! this sequel is beyond words to me. it was freaking amazing to say so the least. the events that par take in clockwork prince are mind blowing and totally unexpected ( one in particular..) i recommend reading this book it definitly wont let you down.
Date published: 2011-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It So Much! Clockwork Prince was easily one of my most anticipated novels of the year, and usually that may have me nervous to see if it will meet my high expectations, but knowing Cassandra Clare had written it, there were no worries that I wouldn’t fall in love with the novel. Cassandra Clare never fails to amaze me with gorgeous, addictive writing which instantly sweeps you away into another world… and Clockwork Prince was no exception! Rich in beautiful descriptions of Victorian England, readers were once again transported back to a time so unlike our own. Tensions are running high in this second installment of the Infernal Devices trilogy, with our much-loved characters facing new and old foes that would do anything to ensure power lies solely in their hands. Following shortly after the events in Clockwork Angel, Charlotte's leadership at the London Institute is called into question while Tessa and her Shadowhunter friends continue to search for the whereabouts of the sinister Magister. Once again, Tessa proved to be strong individual, pushing forth for answers regarding her heritage and even taking steps to learn self defence in order to protect herself. My heart is still completely torn between Will and Jem, and I don't envy the difficult situation Tessa has found herself in – not when some form of heartbreak is imminent. She can’t help being drawn to both of the handsome boys, especially when both claim a spot in her heart in different ways. Cassandra Clare wreaked havoc on my heart, allowing us to see more facets of Will and Jem’s personalities... and completely bringing me to a loss in finding a way to possibly side with only one of them in this memorable love triangle. Jem’s friendship and kindness mean the world to Tessa, but while Will may have tried to push her away before, there’s no denying their attraction for another. There’s more to Will’s enigmatic behaviour though, and in Clockwork Prince, we finally learn some of the secrets which Will has been hiding from everyone for so long. I found myself constantly wavering between both of the boys… and I loved how Cassandra Clare really developed the characters in this novel. When I finished reading Clockwork Prince, I was left shocked and numb, attempting to grasp some sort of reassurance to myself that everything would eventually work itself out in the end. Cassandra Clare relentlessly plays with your emotions in her novels, bringing both her readers and characters to their breaking points. Filled with love, action, excitement and betrayal, Clockwork Prince will undoubtedly leave readers shaken in emotional turmoil as they finish the final pages. The release of the final novel in the trilogy, Clockwork Princess, cannot come soon enough. I'm almost frightened to learn what will happen! You can also read this review at: http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.com/2011/12/clockwork-prince-by-cassandra-clare.html
Date published: 2011-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So freaking good!! I am not surprised that Cassandra Clare, once again, has written such a magnificent book!! Clockwork Prince is obviously one more book to add to my favorite books of all times and oh! how I wish Will, Jem and Tessa were real. How I wish I could see beyond the pages and beyond where my imagination allows me to go. How I wish I could live in flesh the masterfully written world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders! Clockwork Prince is certainly a book that captivated me with every single word and it is so hard to describe how much I love these books and how much I love Cassandra Clare! However, I am absolutely sure that anyone who has already read any Clare's book feel exactly the same way I do! Clockwork Prince picks up a little bit after Clockwork Angel and we can see that Tessa and Will are in very bad terms after their last meeting in the balcony (when Will broke my heart). Clockwork Prince is a book that besides having all the action and drama, focuses a lot in finding the answers that Clockwork Angel left in the air as well developing even further the characters' relationships. In addition, from beginning to end, many things are always happening during and the romance...Oh Lord! have some mercy because as much as I enjoyed it, it also destroyed me. I simply have no idea how Cassandra Clare will unfold the complexity of Will/Tess/Jem triangle in the final book of this wondrous and mesmerizing trilogy. Oh! Will. Now I am officially in love with him and I love him as much as I love Jace! In Clockwork Prince readers will find so many answers about Will and the reason to his jerk-ish behavior, but at the same time readers will realize that Will is, in probably, one of the most noble characters in Clare's world. In the other hand, there is the lovely Jem. He is such a complex character. There is innocent selfishness in him that makes me hate him and love him at the same time. Jem, like always, glows with kindness, but he is too naive and he might thinks too much about himself only, or maybe he is just too blinded by love. Cassandra Clare transported me through time with elaborated dialogues, mannerism and descriptions. I love her writing style and how histrionic she can be with words. She can masterfully switch from The Mortal Instruments's modern speech to a sophisticated Victorian voice. I also loved all the literary allusions and reference that Cassie Clare inserts in the story such as A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I really love this aspect of the book because she uses literature as a link between Tessa and Will to demonstrate their love of reading. Also, there are so many other side characters that grew in this book. I felt absolutely delighted to see more of Charlotte and Henry and Sophie and the Lightwoods! Cassandra Clare's brilliant imagination always manage to create the most complex situations. The ending of Clockwork Prince destroyed my heart and broke it in half. The relationships in this book will push readers from a cliff! Readers's heart will be heartbroken and more than a tear will certainly be shed. Clockwork Prince was full of joy, sadness, desperation and loyalty. The bittersweet ending will keep readers in agony waiting for the next and last book of this trilogy. Yes, the last book. Now I feel the anxiety that I have every time I know there is only one book left for me to read in a series and then... farewell. This feeling is so overwhelming. I want to read the next book and, at the same time, I don't want to. I simply don't want this marvelous world to reach its epic finale. I don't want these characters to vanish through time. I don't want them to remain in just three books that will only stay in my shelf nor I want these books to be one more memory in my mind. Three books is simply not enough and it will never be. Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter world is the one place where I wish I could forever live in. And I'm pretty sure that many other readers think the way I do.
Date published: 2011-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extrordinary Steampunk The Good Stuff Can see what the fuss is all about now - Clare is a brilliant storyteller and I cannot wait to read the Mortal Instruments series Fascinating characters - love each and everyone of them --even the bad guys because they are so richly drawn Good continuation of Clockwork Angel Plenty of twists and turns that will keep you enthralled with the story and not want to put it down The Steampunk Victorian England she has created feels so very real Lots of fun snarky dialogue mixed with beautiful heartbreaking moments Love the scenes between Will -- and -- well pretty much everyone -- such a wonderful character Totally in love with Magnus, what an intriguing character, need to know more about him The scene between Tessa and Will near the end of the book is so beautifully done and so achingly sad -- I was tearing up Jem is so sweet and wonderful -- but I would still choose Will -- like the naughtier boys myself - but Tessa would work with either choice - I say let her have both Strong witty female characters Good cliffhanger ending - that doesn't frustrate, but intrigues -- damn how long am I going to have to wait for that Relationships are very realistic and not typical of much of the YA stuff -- nice character development too Love the covers of Clare's books, they look oh so pretty on my book shelf The Not So Good Stuff Drags a wee bit about half way through -- but does pick up A little bit too much of the choosing between two hot boys for this jaded 41 yr old mom -- but the teens will definitely swoon Favorite Quotes/Passages "There was something about the smell of books, the ink-and-paper-and-leather scent, the way dust in a library seemed to behave differently from the dust in any other room - it was golden in the light of the witchlight tapers, settling like pollen across the polished surfaces of the long tables." "He was really going to have to do something about this annoying softhearted impulse to assist the desperate, Magnus thought." "Oh, I'd say a friend." said Tessa. "One doesn't usually let one's business associates lick one's face. Although I could be wrong. What do I know about these things? I'm only a silly woman." Who Should/Shouldn't Read Pretty much everyone will enjoy (would recommend reading Clockwork Angel first though) Fans of Cassandra Clare -- obviously will enjoy Will definitely be introducing this series to my niece 4.5 Dewey's I received this from Simon and Schuster in Exchange for an Honest Review
Date published: 2011-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I was got an ARC of this book from the lovely Jen from Rayment's Readings, Rants & Ramblings and I am so glad that I did. Getting the ARC actually pushed me to read book one in the Infernal Devices Series, Clockwork Angel. After reading book one and enjoying it, I immediately picked up the ARC of Clockwork Prince and dived right in. Seriously, I have no idea how I am supposed to wait for book three now. All of the things that I loved in Clockwork Angel were brought right back and doubled in Clockwork Prince. The setting, the characters, the history and story were just developed so beautifully and at such a great pace. The story just unfolds effortlessly and hooks you right from the very first page. Clockwork Prince is definitely one of my favourite books of 2011. Remember how in my review of Clockwork Angel I said that I didn't like Will? Well let me revise that statement to say that I didn't like Will in that book, but loved him in Clockwork Prince. I found that learning that there was a motivation and reason behind his behaviour made him much more likable. In fact, by the end of the book you actually begin to see him for what he really is; a seventeen year old boy trying to make the best of a bad situation to the best of his ability. Tessa still annoyed me, but it was nice to see her experience some personal growth. Jess still made me want to light myself on fire every time she appeared. There really is no other character, that comes to mind, that has ever made me giddily anticipate the moment they finally get what is coming to them quite like Jess does. Jem finally showed some grit and determination. There was some steel in his spine and fire in his eyes and it really made me like him that much more. And of course Magnus Bane is still made of awesome and win. Clockwork Prince is a fabulous follow up in the Infernal Devices Series. If Cassandra Clare keeps writing like this she will continue to cement her place in the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This sequel may be better than the first Cassandra Clare has once again supplied us with an amazing fantasy read that pulled me in. had me obsessed and made me forget about everything else around me. Clockwork Prince picks up not long after Clockwork Angel leaves off. Tessa is still living with the Shadowhunters, Will is still swoon worthy and the Magister is running around causing havoc. The story blends seamlessly from one book to the next and I never felt like I was missing something. Cassandra Clare did an amazing job of ensuring every detail and fact was accounted for. One of the reason this series has been so incredible is the all star cast of characters. Each one, even the secondary ones, are well developed and in Clockwork Prince some of them, particularly Will, are really given the opportunity to grow. Tessa, Jem and Will are all faced with difficult decisions at various points in the novel and their decisions really help us understand them as characters. Now for the most amazing thing about this novel - I actually enjoy the love triangle!! It's not just crafted out of convenience (oh I have a female character and two male characters? Well then I better make a love triangle!) There were some very real emotions here and though I'm partial to Will I can see how Tessa would be torn between the two of them. Their situation (particularly the ending!!) broke my heart. This was an incredibly fun and well written read. It's one of those instances were the sequel is as good as - if not better than - the first one. It is going to be absolute torture waiting for Clockwork Princess!
Date published: 2011-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from demon pox Clockwork Prince , by Cassandra Clare, after reading this book I feel the need to do a song and dance about demon pox. I was very lucky to get a ARC (advance reader's copy) the only bad thing is I have to wait longer for the next one. This book was better then the first, there was so many parts that I said OH MY GOD DID THAT JUST HAPPEN!! I fell in love with the characters in this book and could not stop the Jem, Will fight in my head the whole time. As the story unfolded you just kept on wanting more, why is Will the way he is? what happened to his family? Jem is so sick how long dose he have? were is Nate and the Magisiter? everything gets answered but is it the right answer? can Tessa live with what she has been thought? and the choices she made? On top of it all you have the shadowhunters with there magic, fighting and betrayal, the betrayal that you will never believe. The booking it self is long but worth it and the cover art is beautiful, the type of cover that would make me pick it up in a bookstore. I have never been a witches, magic fighting type of book person but I really enjoyed this book and would suggest it to everyone.
Date published: 2011-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Infernal Devices Continues with Clockwork Prince A copy was provived by the publisher pre-on sale date for review purposes. This review is SPOILER FREE. The Infernal Devices Continues with Clockwork Prince I don't think Cassandra Clare will ever disappoint me, though it's clear that many of my friends don't quite understand the immense love that I have for her Shadowhunters. I was fortunate enough to be one of the few people to receive an advanced copy of Clockwork Prince, as they were quite limited in distribution. I shook with anticipation the moment it arrived on my door step and I couldn't help but dive into it immediately. Will Fans: Prepare To Be Enthralled By Jem Clockwork Prince swiftly follows the exciting events of Clockwork Angel, reuniting readers with Will, Jem, Tessa, Charlotte, Henry, Church and Magnus Bane. Magnus *sighs* Just when I think I can't fall any more in love with the illustrious Magnus Bane, I do! Call it a phase, an obsession or simple intrigue but the man gets me happy every time he shows up. With a fashion sense that'll drive people crazy with jealousy no matter the century, good looks and piercing cat eyes - the man is a God and I dare anyone to prove me wrong. Now, moving on from the "Magnus is Godly and terribly attractive" mini rant... In Clockwork Prince, James Carstairs eagerly steps out of Will's shadow, shinning all on his own now with a brilliance that'll have Will fans wanting to change teams. I was eagerly anticipating the events of Clockwork Prince and I was pleasantly surprised. Cassandra threw out several twists and turns that drove me from one line of thought to another quickly, most of which led me to changing my mind on how I felt about certain characters. Unpredictable developments, swoon-worthy moments, and uncovered secrets brought to light all added to the incredible excitement that was the second installment to the Infernal Devices series. Following suit of Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince ended in an insane cliffhanger that drove me near the brink of insanity. This installment will, undoubtedly, drive Shadowhunter fans crazy with excitement, an installment that'll have you questioning the very characters you love and their future in the conclusion to the series, Clockwork Princess. Note: The Infernal Devices series can both be read side by side with The Mortal Instruments series or alone. One is not needed to be read before the other.
Date published: 2011-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What do you think? Honestly, I am always excited for a new book to come out when it is attached to a series I am reading. However, while reading the first of the series, I was not totally captivated with it. I LOVE the mortal instruments series much better then this one. But, I will still buy it and read it when it comes out!!!
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Release Date! For all you Cassandra Clare(Or Jace/Will) fans out there, good news because the release date for "Clockwork Prince" has just been bumped up to August 2011 instead of September. Although that won't be for a while now, it still is a little better. For the people out there who have not read The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices [yet], i suggest that you do because these series will both have you wanting for more and more.
Date published: 2011-05-08

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Clockwork Prince

by Cassandra Clare

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.9 in

Published: December 6, 2011

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416975888

ISBN - 13: 9781416975885

About the Book

The second book in bestselling author Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy.

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Clockwork Prince 1 THE COUNCIL CHAMBER Above, the fair hall-ceiling stately set Many an arch high up did lift, And angels rising and descending met With interchange of gift. —Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Palace of Art” “Oh, yes. It really does look just as I imagined,” Tessa said, and turned to smile at the boy who stood beside her. He had just helped her over a puddle, and his hand still rested politely on her arm, just above the crook of her elbow. James Carstairs smiled back at her, elegant in his dark suit, his silver-fair hair whipped by the wind. His other hand rested on a jade-topped cane, and if any of the great crowd of people milling around them thought that it was odd that someone so young should need a walking stick, or found anything unusual about his coloring or the cast of his features, they didn’t pause to stare. “I shall count that as a blessing,” said Jem. “I was beginning to worry, you know, that everything you encountered in London was going to be a disappointment.” A disappointment. Tessa’s brother, Nate, had once promised her everything in London—a new beginning, a wonderful place to live, a city of soaring buildings and gorgeous parks. What Tessa had found instead was horror and betrayal, and danger beyond anything she could have imagined. And yet . . . “Not everything has been.” She smiled up at Jem. “I am glad to hear it.” His tone was serious, not teasing.
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From the Publisher

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

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

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

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

About the Author

Cassandra Clare was born in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. Cassie started working on The Mortal Instruments series in 2004. City of Bones, A New York Times Bestseller, is the first book in the series and received numerous awards including: Finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 2007, An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award winner, 2008, Winner of The 2010 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, and Winner of the 2010 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award. She has gone on to write several more books in The Mortal Instruments series as well as its companion series The Infernal Devices. She is also the author of Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd.

Editorial Reviews

"This novel offers mystery, adventure, and, most importantly, a delicious love triangle. . . . It will not disappoint fans and it will definitely leave them eager for the conclusion of the trilogy."
--SLJ, January 2012

Appropriate for ages: 14

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