joi, 26 mai 2016

Review:Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

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, but 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.
 


Review:


The adventure continues in the second book in the Infernal Devices series,Clockwork Prince.An adventure full of surprises,secrets,betrayal,but an adventure in which the characters evolve,moment in which those characters transform,becoming more complex ,up and down moments that are good or bad.Depends.

As soon as i finished reading the first book i couldn't stop myself from reading Clockwork Prince,because i was really ,really curious to know what will happen next with the Shadowhunters and with Tessa..But,i have to admit that i want more to know ,especially after the way the first book ended,what will happen with Will.
I was constantly wondering and trying to pin-point what could happen next with WIll,Jem,Tessa,Charlotte and Henry,if they will have a chance to catch Mortmain,before something bad could happen,but what i've read in this book left me speechless.

WHen i started reading Clockwork Prince a part of me wanted something easy and i wished that things won't complicate because of Mortmain,but the other part of me was really curious to know what he was capable of and what he will do next.Especially because how desperate he was to have Tessa.But,it seems that i got something more intense:the hard choice to choose between two amazing Shadowhunters.Poor Tessa.Usually,when it comes to love triangles i feel like i want to punch something,especially if the main character heroine ends up being with exactly the character i don't like(i know it sounds stupid..).YEt in this case it's more complicated ,because WIll and Jem managed to win my heart and both showed the fact that they loved Tessa and that both were good for her,even if Will's declaration was a little late.

Despite the love triangle,there was another problem:If Charlotte was good enough to be in charge of the London Institute.
Charlotte is one of my favorite characters and this problem was something i didn't like at all,mainly because Benedict Lightwood was the one who accused her.And the fact that Mortmain dissapeared wasn't helping anyone.

From the beginning untile the end there were a lot of surprises.Some good,some bad,but once again i was shocked when one member of the London Institute betrayed the Shadowhunters.Shocking?Yes.Did i expect it?Yeah.
I always thought that Jessamine's future was unclear.I can't say that i don't like her,but sometimes i got the feeling that her plans were different and that i couldn't trust her.Meeting Nathaniel Gray,Tessa's brother,made her change her path completely.

I was glad that things change,even if they didn't catch Mortmain.In this book i got the chance to read more about Will,about his family and childhood... about the reason why he left his family behind,choosing to become a Shadowhunter and why he was acting like he didn't care about anyone.Almost every single secret he was keeping hidden,even from Jem.Shocking or not,i was hoping that one day i'll find out the truth about Will and the reason why he was trying so hard to make everyone hate him.Even if i loved his attitude,i have to admit that what happened next was interesting and perfect.

A lot of ups and downs,unexpected surprises and,i could say:everything combined.
I was fascinated by this story,the way everything evolved and the way things happened step by step.I can't wai to read the next book,especially now that i know that a new Herondale memeber will join the Institute.



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