Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince 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, 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." ~goodreads

Well this might have **spoilers*** because I just feel like I can write it any other way.

Well I have to say I closed the book feeling throughly pissed off. Not because it was awful, it was of course so well written that got me emotionally involved. Cassandra Clare never disappoints even when she makes me so angry.

I loved the twist and turns in this book. The betrayls, the things I couldn't even guess and of course the love. I felt like I was looking around every corner of my house waiting for a Clockwork monster to pop out. I also enjoyed the addition of Gideon and his affections for a little lady.

Now Tessa, well I just wanted to climb right into the book and slap that girl. I swear if she said Jem was so good and and kind one more time....Tessa I felt was very judgemental in this book. She was so willing to see Will's flaws even though he supposedly broke her heart. If her heart was really invested in him she wouldn't have given up on him so easily. Jem on the hand she judged in a different way, holding him on pedistal. I feel like she is a little on the needy side, just wanting someone to love her with the least amount of effort. Jem is safe, easy and uncomplicated. Her witty side does not come out when she interacts with him though. She's not the Tessa I liked so much from the first book with him. If she can't decide between the two then maybe she should choose neither. Of course she would be alone then. The whole thing just had me fuming.

People said this was truly Jem's book. I didnt really get that from it. I still don't really feel like we know Jem in depth. Just scraping the surface of him.

Well see though. I'm beyond anxious for the next book of course.        
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I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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