zaterdag 18 februari 2012
Review: Clockwork Prince
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.
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Steampunk
Rating: 5 stars
This is a brilliant book! Thumbs up for Cassandra Clare. Some people had recommended her books and I started with reading Clockwork Angel. This book was great, it was written beautifully, though you can sense that Cassandra is still evolving as a writer. Part 1 was written from Tessa's point of view, but in Clockwork Prince the story is told by various characters. This is fun, 'cause how many times do you have the chance to look inside a guy's head.
Enough about part 1, let's continue on with part 2. This is a book that I could simply not lay away, I had to read it. It had everything: a lot of fantasy, exitement, friendship, love, treachury and betrayal.
The ones that have read Clockwork Angel know that the end of the book is exiting. This continues at the beginning of a Clockwork Prince. (Alhough I have to say that the whole book was exiting, till the last page.) There is a lot going on for the people who attend the institute. Being on the hunt for Magister with a time limit of 2 weeks! That's a race against time. Especially Will, Jem and Tessa have a big role in this story, also Charlotte (and maybe surprisingly) Jessamine play a big part in this story. Will has to face his past while hunting for Magister. We're bound to read more about that in the last part of this book. Jem's health will play a major issue. And Tessa doesn't know who or what she actually is. And still don't find out. And last but not least, she has to make a decision between two boys, but if she's made the right choice, I'm not quite sure.
I thought this book was brilliant, with a couple of hot and steamy scenes. I recommend reading it!!